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Trump: the Boy Who Cried Iran
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Trump: the Boy Who Cried Iran
May 19, 2019

So far the Trump resume is not one of murderous interventionist but of a man who is forced to go along with the status quo doing the bare minimum that he needs to “not get fired”.

US-Iran Showdown Is One False-Flag Attack Away From Global Calamity
May 18, 2019

Considering that Trump didn’t seem to be fully informed as to what was happening in Venezuela with regards to puppet president Juan Guaido’s recent failed attempt at a coup, it makes one wonder if Trump is equally in the dark as to what is happening with Iran.

US-Iran Showdown Is One False-Flag Attack Away From Global Calamity
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Trump’s Soft Cop-Hard Cop Routine on Iran
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Trump’s Soft Cop-Hard Cop Routine on Iran
May 18, 2019

If Trump cannot begin acting like a statesman, what is needed is someone new in the White House who understands history, and legal and moral principles.

America’s Insatiable Military
May 17, 2019

The US dollar is backed by blood — victims’ blood, the target-nations’ blood — and the dollar wouldn’t be the world’s reserve currency if it weren’t backed up ultimately by America’s military, “the policeman to the world.”

America’s Insatiable Military
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From False Hope to False Flags, Trump Sets the Stage for Global War
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From False Hope to False Flags, Trump Sets the Stage for Global War
May 17, 2019

At this point Trump is fighting a war with everyone not named Israel and Saudi Arabia. Even allies are not to be spared Trump’s wrath for all of their slights against his beloved United States.

The Dead Don’t Die: They March to War
May 17, 2019

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.

The Dead Don’t Die: They March to War
Security
Washington Needs New Mindset for a US-Russia Reset
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Washington Needs New Mindset for a US-Russia Reset
May 17, 2019

Having sharp differences and opposing views is not a problem. Diplomacy is all about robust exchange of views and criticisms. Pompeo’s engagement with Moscow shows that the Trump administration is willing to build on diplomatic relations based on mutual respect.

Is Trump Really Going to Go It Alone With His Iran Campaign?
May 16, 2019

Iran is serving as a useful distraction to Trump’s foreign policy failures in North Korea, China, Venezuela and the European Union. This is a US president who simply can’t negotiate effectively with other countries and world leaders.

Is Trump Really Going to Go It Alone With His Iran Campaign?
Security
The Polar Silk Road Comes to Life as a New Epoch in History Begins
World
The Polar Silk Road Comes to Life as a New Epoch in History Begins
May 16, 2019

While the Belt and Road features two components (land and sea), the fact is that they are inextricably connected. Rails, ports and other civilization-building practices have given this design a power and flexibility to adapt to every nation’s chosen developmental pathways.

Something Wrong with Trump: The Insulting Names Are No Longer Welcome
May 16, 2019

Trump’s tweeting and insults plus his frequently unhinged assertions quite plausibly make him unworthy of the office he holds, regardless of whether it all amounts to an impeachable offense or not.

Something Wrong with Trump: The Insulting Names Are No Longer Welcome
World
Trump: Extortionist-in-Chief
Business
Trump: Extortionist-in-Chief
May 15, 2019

The world is growing increasingly tired of Trump bullying others to the point that the international order has frayed at the seams.

Why State Department’s ‘Charm Offensive’ Is in Fact Offensive to Venezuelans
May 15, 2019

If the same video were done with a drop of humility and respect to the intelligence and cultural differentness of the Venezuelans, then this video could achieve its intended results. As it stands now this video “A new Venezuela” is Youtube fuel for anti-Americanism.

Why State Department’s ‘Charm Offensive’ Is in Fact Offensive to Venezuelans
World

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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.
On Venezuela, Russia is having to remind the criminal American rulers – again – about international law and respect for national sovereignty, as Moscow earlier did with regard to Syria.
Regardless of whether the US Government uses jihadists as its proxy-forces, or uses fascists as its proxy-forces, it grabs the gold — and grabs the oil, and takes whatever else it can.
How, even after the disaster of Libya, European leaders can ignore the long history of interventions in Venezuela, to support a new intervention?
What the White House is intent on doing, it seems, is redirecting its military forces in the region away from dead-end causes for a more aggressive stance towards Iran.
The principle that Washington should respect the sovereignty of other states even when it disagrees with their internal policies has effectively been abandoned.
If Tulsi Gabbard is capable of connecting with people by separating ending the Empire from giving Russia an advantage she could be useful in keeping things from getting any worse.
Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’
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Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship ‘Sabotage’
May 15, 2019

What’s really going on here is another brazen case of reality-inversion. American criminal aggression is, incredibly, again being laundered with a moral license by lying corporate mass media which have the gall to call their blatant war propaganda a “news service”.

Britain’s Brexit Armageddon
May 14, 2019

One matter is very clear throughout this Brexit ordeal. This is a combined collective failure of the United Kingdom as a whole. There is no unity, no meaning, no purpose, no discipline and no sense of comradeship in the UK – if there ever truly was.

Britain’s Brexit Armageddon
World
Mysterious Assassination Rocks the Serb Republic
World
Mysterious Assassination Rocks the Serb Republic
May 14, 2019

The goal of dragging Bosnia and Herzegovina into NATO before the impending global conflict is unleashed, if need be kicking and screaming, will be pursued by all available destabilizing instruments and at any price.

Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic
May 14, 2019

Washington’s policy of truculence in the Arctic has resulted in alienation of badly-needed allies and the firming of resolve by Russia and China to continue development of the Northern Sea shipping route.

Washington Heats Up Its Cold War in the Arctic
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NASA and Roscosmos Leadership Unite in Call for Asteroid Defense: A Game Changer in Global Politics
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NASA and Roscosmos Leadership Unite in Call for Asteroid Defense: A Game Changer in Global Politics
May 13, 2019

The threat of asteroid collisions with the earth is very real, and provides a very serious basis for international cooperation on the common aims and in the interest of humankind.

Iran: Preparing the ‘Battle Space’
May 13, 2019

Mostly, Trump acts in foreign policy as a New York real-estate mogul, with care only for ‘the deal’ and his image, and with zero emotional or moral engagement. But is this so for Iran?

Iran: Preparing the ‘Battle Space’
Security
Trump’s Trade War is Already Over
Business
Trump’s Trade War is Already Over
May 12, 2019

As Trump sabotages global trade and unleashes chaos worldwide the dollar will rise, not fall, as a mad scramble for dollars to pay debts will accelerate.

Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
May 12, 2019

An acknowledgement of the leading Soviet role in the victory of 1945 would serve as a reminder of how much the USA and the USSR were able to accomplish together in their joint triumph over fascism.

Acknowledging Historical Memory: Why the West Needs to Honor Russia’s Victory Day
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