For sure. If it hadn't been for the Russians, nobody would have ever thought of this.
[Yahoo News] In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony "bulletin" ‐ disguised to read as a real intelligence report ‐about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol.
[Rudaw] Rival Kurdish factions have been at loggerheads for several years in the Kurdish-majority provinces of northern Syria known as Rojava, each claiming to represent and speak for all Kurds. However, there's more than one way to stuff a chicken... recent statements indicate their frostiness may be thawing in the wake of French mediation.
The ruling Movement for a Democratic Society (TEV-DEM) and the opposition Kurdish National Council (ENKS) have reached several agreements over past years, but these were seldom implemented in practice.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.