U.S. Still Servicing Saudi Warplanes That Are Bombing Yemen

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Biden administration has finally clarified the extent to which it is still supporting Saudi Arabia’s military in Yemen. In comments to Vox, Pentagon officials admitted that the US is still maintaining Saudi Arabia’s warplanes by using contractors. The US could cancel the contracts at any time, which would effectively ground the Saudi Air Force, ending the vicious bombing campaign that has been raging since March 2015. “The United States continues to provide maintenance support to Saudi Arabia’s Air Force given the critical role it plays in Saudi air defense and our longstanding security partnership,” a Pentagon spokesperson told Vox over the weekend. The maintenance is done through the Pentagon’s Foreign Military Sales program, which means Saudi Arabia pays the US to provide contractors that can maintain the warplanes. The admission comes over two months since President Biden said he was ending support for Riyadh’s “offensive” operations in Yemen. Vox reporter Alex Ward asked Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Monday if the planes that the US is servicing could be used for offensive operations in Yemen. Kirby admitted that the “maintenance support for systems could be used for both” offensive and defensive operations. Biden’s special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, claimed to Congress last week that he was

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U.S. Says It Will Be Able to “Take Action” in Afghanistan Even After Withdrawal

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Since President Biden announced his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11th, US officials have been clear that they want to maintain some sort of presence in the country. In an interview on Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken insisted that the US will still “have the means” to monitor Afghanistan and “take action” if needed. “We will have the means to see if there is a resurgence, a reemergence of a terrorist threat from Afghanistan,” Blinken said. “We’ll be able to see that in real-time with time to take action. And we’re going to be repositioning our forces and our assets to make sure that we guard against the potential reemergence.” Last week, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the US plans to continue “paying salaries ” for the Afghan military and suggested the US wants to maintain the ability to bomb Afghanistan. A report from The New York Times said US officials are considering repositioning forces in neighboring  Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan for “counterterrorism” purposes. The US currently has 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, but there is another heavy US presence in the form of contractors working for the Pentagon. The latest numbers released in January said there are currently 18,000 US military contractors in Afghanistan,

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Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way

Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way – powered by ise.media The crisis at the U.S. border continues. Nearly 600 unaccompanied children are crossing the U.S. border every day. The question virtually no one is asking is: how many of these kids are being sexually trafficked and abused along the way?

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Twitter Demands Allegiance to NATO?

Twitter Demands Allegiance to NATO? – powered by ise.media Twitter recently deleted hundreds of accounts for the crime of “undermining faith” in NATO with the problem being that the accounts were linked to Russia, Iran and Armenia. Sign up for our newsletter

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Biden Ends US Support for Saudi “Offensive Operations” in Yemen

UPDATE: [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=j9lLsh1E2C0&feature=oembed[/embed] (ANTIWAR.COM) — President Biden will announce an end to US support for Saudi Arabia’s offensive operations in Yemen during a foreign policy speech on Thursday afternoon, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said. Sullivan said President Biden “is going to announce an end to American support for offensive operations in Yemen. That is a promise he made on the campaign that he will be following through on. But he will go further than that, he will talk about the US taking a more active and engaged role in the diplomacy to bring an end to the conflict in Yemen, and that will include the naming of a special envoy.” Biden is expected to name Timothy Lenderking, a veteran diplomat, as US envoy to Yemen who will work to end the conflict between the Saudis and the Houthis. The president will make the announcements as part of a broader foreign policy speech. While announcing Biden’s plan, Sullivan said it would not include US operations against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). “It does not extend to actions against AQAP,” he said. “It extends to the types of offensive operations that have perpetuated a civil war in Yemen that has

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Watch: Ben Swann on Media, Politics, and ISE Media on The Ripple Effect Podcast

In my recent interview with Ricky Varandas on The Ripple Effect podcast, I enjoyed a great discussion on current and past events impacting the world and talked about the launch of my new platform, ISE Media. In this interview I was able to share some of my background in my 20 years of journalism and explained how 2012 in particular was an awakening to the way that mainstream media operates. As we covered a number of topics ranging from issues stemming from the pandemic to widespread corruption in the media, I appreciated the opportunity to talk about the censorship sweeping across every tech platform and how ISE is poised to allow a space where facts and ideas can be freely discussed. Ricky and I also talked about the equity crowdfund for ISE Media going on now. With the support of investors in this crowdfund our goal is to expand the platform; we launched this crowdfund to not only help our team continue development and building out the platform, but to allow our investors to actually own a part of ISE Media. Sign up for our newsletter Our announcement video explains the platform launch and how crowdfund investors

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Truth In Media with Ben Swann, Episode 35: Congress Sells Out U.S. Troops, Refusing Again To End Afghanistan War

While the New York Times and other media outlets are deeply concerned about evidence lacking and unverified reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops, they all but ignore that the U.S. Congress has once again sold out U.S. troops in a new vote that refuses to bring them home from Afghanistan. This, despite the publication of the Afghanistan War papers which prove that the 18-year war has always been unwinnable and yet the public has been repeatedly lied to about the war. And be sure to check out our sponsor for this episode, Create Tailwind, at https://createtailwind.com ******** Support Truth in Media by visiting our sponsors:  Sign up for our newsletter Create Tailwind:  https://createtailwind.com   Pulse Cellular: Use code “TRUTH” for 10% off every plan for life.  https://truthinmedia.com/phone  Pure VPN: Military grade VPN protection. https://truthinmedia.com/vpn  Brave Browser: Open source and built by a team of privacy-focused, performance-oriented pioneers of the web. https://truthinmedia.com/brave

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Venezuela Is on a Path to Make Colonialism Obsolete

On June 29 the European Union (EU) slapped new sanctions against 11 Venezuelan individuals. Immediately President Nicolas Maduro responded by ordering the

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Schumer: Trump Is the 'Weakest' President in American History

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called President Donald Trump the “weakest” president in American history. Schumer

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Truth In Media with Ben Swann, Episode 32- Trump Administration: Syria’s Assad “Does Not” Have To Go

The Trump Administration’s stance on Syria and Bashar al-Assad goes against President Obama’s and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s policy since 2011. In this episode, Ben takes a look at how this new policy is contrary to the media narrative about Syria over the past decade. ******** Support Truth in Media by visiting our sponsors:  Sign up for our newsletter Pulse Cellular: Use code “TRUTH” for 10% off every plan for life.  https://truthinmedia.com/phone  Pure VPN: Military grade VPN protection. https://truthinmedia.com/vpn  Brave Browser: Open source and built by a team of privacy-focused, performance-oriented pioneers of the web. https://truthinmedia.com/brave

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Trudeau Should Withdraw from the Lima Group, Rescind Sanctions on Venezuela

On June 17, the Trudeau government suffered a humiliating defeat by losing its bid for a United Nations Security Council

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Coronavirus – The Aftermath. A Coming Mega-Depression…

First published by GR on April 9, 2020 What will be next? Is a question on many people’s minds. Very

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Mark Levin: Trump Should Let Israel Proceed with Peace Plan

Conservative radio host and litigator Mark Levin urged President Donald Trump to allow Israel to proceed with the terms of

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International Criminal Court Denounces ‘Unprecedented Attacks’ by US

(CD) — The International Criminal Court on Thursday rebuked the Trump administration for slapping sanctions and travel restrictions on court staff investigating

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Trump Imposes Sanctions Against ICC Officials Investigating US War Crimes

(CD) — The Trump administration renewed its attacks on the International Criminal Court on Thursday with President Donald Trump issuing an executive

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Trump Imposes Sanctions Against ICC Officials Investigating US War Crimes

(CD) — The Trump administration renewed its attacks on the International Criminal Court on Thursday with President Donald Trump issuing an executive

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US lies to Security Council about Cuba and Venezuela

I have the honour to write to you in order to make reference to the accusations made by the delegation

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America Lost Its Soul(and Sanity) when Its Wasp Elites aided and abetted the Zionist-Jewish Supremacist Destruction of Palestine — Failure of Wasp Elites to Lay the Ground for Criticism of Jewish Elite Power — Support for Zionism as Gateway Drug for Other Lunacies of the West

Many people say the Iraq War was America’s biggest foreign policy failure, but there was something far worse. It was

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