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A State Dept Official Explains Why He Quit Over Israel-Hamas

Nahal Toosi Politico
“I know this is an unpopular opinion and too soon, but maybe the best thing for Israel right now is not security assistance in the sort of volume that makes them think they can afford to just ignore the Palestinian question"

How Hillary Clinton's State Department Sold Fracking to the World

Mariah Blake Mother Jones, Sept/Oct 2014
Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department worked closely with energy companies to spread fracking around the globe—part of a broader push to fight climate change, boost global energy supply, and undercut the power of adversaries such as Russia. And according to interviews, diplomatic cables, and other documents obtained by Mother Jones, American officials—some with deep ties to industry—also helped US firms clinch potentially lucrative shale concessions overseas.

Which Syrian Chemical Attack Account Is More Credible?

Jim Naureckas Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Fair Blog
The government account expresses "high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack" on August 21. The Mint report (Mint Press News) bore the headline "Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack." Which of these two versions should we find more credible?
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