By Philip Giraldi, August 16, 2018
Turkey is also feeling America's wrath over the continued detention of an American Protestant Pastor Andrew Brunson by Ankara over charges that he was connected to the coup plotters of 2016, which were allegedly directed by Fetullah Gulen, a Muslim religious leader, who now resides in Pennsylvania. Donald Trump has made the detention the centerpiece of his Turkish policy, introducing sanctions and tariffs that have led in part to a collapse of the Turkish lira and a run on the banking system which could easily lead to default and grave damage to European banks that hold a large party of the country's debt.
By Ariyana Love, August 16, 2018
The Israeli Occupation is once again testing a strange new and unknown weapons on civilians protesting the illegal siege on Gaza, at the separation barrier fence last Friday.
By Whitney Webb, August 16, 2018
By maintaining an ISIS pocket in the territory it occupies, the U.S. can continue to justify its illegal presence in the country for the long-term, ultimately substituting Iran for ISIS as its new regional boogeyman.
By Eric Zuesse, August 16, 2018
The Washington correspondent of Israel's Haaretz newspaper, Amir Tibon, headlined on the night of Tuesday, August 14, "Trump Administration Wants to See a Gaza Cease-fire 'With or Without the Palestinian Authority'," and he reported that, "The Trump administration wants to see a long-term cease-fire in Gaza, with or without the support of the Palestinian Authority, a spokesperson for the White House's National Security Council told Haaretz on Monday."