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Absolute Power Molests Absolutely
Society
Absolute Power Molests Absolutely
July 18, 2019

Restrict the privacy of those in governmental power. If one wants freedom they need to stay in the private sector, if they want power and the ability to lead society they are going to have to lead by example and sacrifice any scrap of personal privacy they have as part of their mission to bring glory to the state.

Diplomatic Security Should Return to Basics
July 17, 2019

In his diplomatic dispatches to the Foreign Office in London, he correctly summed up the Trump administration as “clumsy and inept.” However, the leak of Darroch’s cables resulted in his resigning his position, an event that further worsened relations between London and Washington.

Diplomatic Security Should Return to Basics
Security
Thinking Fast and Slow: Why the West Cannot See the Rise of Russia and China
Security
Thinking Fast and Slow: Why the West Cannot See the Rise of Russia and China
July 17, 2019

Why do Western leaders, pundits and academics all continue to despise the remarkable progress in economic and strategic cooperation being made between Russia and China and with their neighbors?

Trump Risks China-Taiwan Conflict for Leverage in Trade War
July 16, 2019

The Trump administration last week cut its fourth and biggest arms sale to Taiwan, sparking a furious condemnation from Beijing that the US was undermining its sovereignty and “grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs”.

Trump Risks China-Taiwan Conflict for Leverage in Trade War
World
Putin Challenges Malthusians: Fusion Energy Is a National Priority for Russia
Society
Putin Challenges Malthusians: Fusion Energy Is a National Priority for Russia
July 16, 2019

The universe’s natural power of creative change – discoverable by the matured power of creative reason allows for the co-existence of lawfulness and freedom under the sole condition that we harmonize our wills and reason to a love of truth and our fellow beings.

Britain Bows the Knee to Trump and Plunges From Soap Opera to Dope Opera
July 16, 2019

Boris Johnson, by his refusal to support Sir Kim Darroch, has shown that he is unfit to hold any government position. But he is going to be prime minister of the United Kingdom because his electorate are 160,000 Conservative Party members who support Johnson as their sort of man: a disloyal “distracted, agenda-free buffoon.”

Britain Bows the Knee to Trump and Plunges From Soap Opera to Dope Opera
World
Mainstream Media Hide Skripal’s Connections to Russiagate-Trump Case
World
Mainstream Media Hide Skripal’s Connections to Russiagate-Trump Case
July 15, 2019

There was collusion, but it was between the US Government (then under Obama) and the UK Government (under Cameron and then May), directed against Trump, and not actually between candidate Trump and the Russian Government, directed against Clinton, Eric Zuesse writes.

‘Hawk policy’ in Financialised Garb
July 15, 2019

The ‘max pressure’, Make America Great Again formula is not going to work, for the simple reason that it is consuming America’s ‘capital stock’ at a torrential rate. It will neither restore America’s manufacturing base, nor will it recover to America it’s political hegemony.

‘Hawk policy’ in Financialised Garb
World
Britain Ramps up Media War on Russia
Society
Britain Ramps up Media War on Russia
July 14, 2019

The British government is peddling unsubstantiated accusations (more accurately, ridiculous slander) against Russian media which is then invoked as “justification” for censorship at a much-vaunted international conference supposedly dedicated to freedom of the press.

An Idiot’s Guide to Destroying Your Country in Six Easy Steps
July 14, 2019

The United States of America seems to have a suicide wish as it wanders aimlessly down a continually narrowing path that can only lead to national ruin. Is this a premeditated act of self-annihilation or simply a series of foolish choices?

An Idiot’s Guide to Destroying Your Country in Six Easy Steps
World
Iran v. Trump Enters the Next Stage
World
Iran v. Trump Enters the Next Stage
July 13, 2019

Trump wants the unachievable. He wants a new nuclear deal and not to go to war with Iran. He needs to make the grand gesture soon, like firing John Bolton, but it may not be enough.

Qatar Looks Set to Not Only Be a Conduit of Trump’s Befuddled Foreign Policy, but Might Even Save Him in Iran
July 13, 2019

The Emir’s recent visit to Washington is a turning point which not only shows how valuable Qatar is to Donald Trump but what an outstanding error of judgment on Trump’s part to go along with it was in the first place.

Qatar Looks Set to Not Only Be a Conduit of Trump’s Befuddled Foreign Policy, but Might Even Save Him in Iran
World

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As can be seen with the recent UN General Assembly vote, colonialism and neo-colonialism are no longer popular but they continue to have their desperate supporters.
The White House is contriving a phony war supportive of no conceivable national interest that is based on lies and might even include a “false flag” operation that will condemn Iran for something it did not do.
The USSR, with significant help from the rest of us, defeated Hitler and changed the world away from that dark and horrible future. At enormous cost.
The problem isn’t that Truman often misunderstood, but that he surrounded himself with people that his Party’s top donors liked. Truman wanted to be a progressive but ended up being only a liberal.
The escalation against Iran serves rather as camouflage for a considerably more profound civilizational and metaphysical conflict.
If President Trump had ever read Mackinder – and there’s no evidence he did – one might assume that he’s aiming at a new anti-Eurasia integration pivot centered on the Persian Gulf. And energy would be at the heart of the pivot.
Having been set up as a counterpart to the steely Hillary Clinton who was supposed to win the 2016 election, Freeland and her ilk have demonstrated their outdated thinking in everything they have set out to achieve since the 2014 coup in Ukraine.
Macron’s cynical exploitation of the Notre-Dame tragedy may well backfire. The real opportunity in this crisis is for the French people to see it as a symbol of ruinous government policies.
The saddest thing is that even if he survives in office until the 2020 vote (and he might not) Trump still will almost certainly be the lesser of two evils, in the manner to which we have become accustomed.
It is a fantasy to believe that Trump has been freed by Mueller’s goose egg. The Democrats will use his work as a starting point (not as a finish) to keep digging into Trump’s private and business affairs to find something for which they can impeach him.
US Naval Coalition in Gulf – a Provocation Too Far
Editorial
US Naval Coalition in Gulf – a Provocation Too Far
July 12, 2019

The correct way to calm and resolve tensions in the region is for the Trump administration to halt its aggression towards Iran and to respect the 2015 international nuclear accord which it unilaterally trashed last year.

‘Hysterical and Stupid’: Kushner Reveals His Attitude Towards the Palestinians
July 12, 2019

Kushner can whine all day long about Palestinians being “hysterical.” But no one is more hysterical and hypocritical than Kushner and his Orthodox Jewish cabal that includes the dodgy Chabad movement, Wayne Madsen writes.

‘Hysterical and Stupid’: Kushner Reveals His Attitude Towards the Palestinians
Security
Foreign Words Cannot Change America
World
Foreign Words Cannot Change America
July 12, 2019

Will this “scandal” have any affect on US-British relations? No, none besides the Brits having to relieve Darroch of his post (which they have already done) and possibly writing an apology on fancy stationary with one of those signet pressed wax seals on it to be extra dandy.

The Obama Ukrainian Nightmare Seems to Be Ending, at Last
July 11, 2019

The West is finally tapped-out on spending for Ukraine’s ongoing invasion of Donbass. If Ukraine fails to stop this war soon, then Ukraine’s Government will have less and less realistic hope of ever being able to join the EU.

The Obama Ukrainian Nightmare Seems to Be Ending, at Last
Security
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The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail
Society
The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail
July 11, 2019

Congress is considering bills that will make criticism of Israel a crime, establishing a precedent that will end freedom of speech, and the impending prosecution and imprisonment of Julian Assange for espionage will be the death of a truly free press. Americans are no longer guaranteed a trial by jury and can be held indefinitely by military tribunals without charges.

Freeland Responds to Putin: Liberalism Will Prevail! (Nazis Will Help)
July 10, 2019

Of course, technocrats, behaviorists and oligarchs wish to believe that is all we are, but the reality as Putin so clearly stated, is something more. We are a species defined by qualities that transcend matter and are tied to principles of conscience, reason and aesthetics.

Freeland Responds to Putin: Liberalism Will Prevail! (Nazis Will Help)
Society
Nepotism in Government Breeds Stupidity in Governance
World
Nepotism in Government Breeds Stupidity in Governance
July 10, 2019

Relying solely on the counsel of one’s daughter and son-in-law resulted in Trump displaying for the world his total ignorance of the fundamentals of international relations and geo-politics.

The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan
July 9, 2019

When the US military establishment knows that things are going downhill, they do their best to keep citizens in the dark. They refuse to admit that the situation in Afghanistan is out of control of the US and the Afghan government in Kabul.

The Taliban Have Won in Afghanistan
World
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