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Okinawans Rebel Against the US and Tokyo

324234234234“Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all. He is truly damned.” – William Manchester, in Goobye Darkness. The game…

Libyans are killing ISIS now, instead of each...

435345345345“I am not going to leave this land. I will die as a martyr at the end. I shall remain, defiant. Muammar is Leader of the Revolution until the end of time.” – Muammar al-Gaddafi, address to the nation (22 February 2011)…

Brzezinski’s NeoColonial Strategic Vision

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“Truth, like gold, is not to be obtained by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” – Leo Tolstoy. A reader forwarded to me Brzezinski’s latest missive, where he attempts to play the grand chess master who thinks…

Cracks Appear in EU Unity on Russian Sanction...

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No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government. ~ Socrates. We are having one heck of a rollercoaster ride on the EU’s upcoming…

NATO Nuclear War Hype Goes Ballistic

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Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it… (Mark Twain, American humorist). While I am credited as the creator of the byline “You just can’t make this…

The Ceasefire Roulette Game Continues in Syri...

345345344“Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you’re not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean, mad-dog mean. ‘Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That’s just the way it is.” ~ Outlaw Josey Wales…

Will the Azeris Take Nagorno-Karabakh by Forc...

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“The Turks have passed by here; all is in ruins and mourning.“ – Victor Hugo, 1880, Balkan liberation wars. It did not take long to smell a rat on this story. Question number one in these out of thin air conflicts is “why now”? And the answer…

Dutch Vote Flipflops on Ukraine’s EU Associat...

1017577120What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~ Pericles. The Dutch Parliament voted 75 to 71 to support proceeding with Ukraine’s EU Association, in what could add fuel to…

America and Russia’s shared Great Wars

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“Society is an open ended partnership between generations. The dead, and the not yet born, are as much a part of society as the living. To dishonor the dead is to reject the relationship upon which society is built, the relationship of…

US Coalition Fails to Strangle Syrian Electio...

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We have heard almost nothing about the Syrian Parliamentary elections last week. It was not just the usual corporate media blackout, but an orgy of hate toward the undefeated Syrian people by the US coalition and an international news service that…

Panama Papers Become a Three Ring Circus

43534544“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” ― Winston S. Churchill. The angels have brought us another Wikileaks document scandal to have fun slicing to pieces. This one advertised from the start…

Armenia Confirms Russia Mediated Ceasefire

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“The Turks have passed by here; all is in ruins and mourning.“ – Victor Hugo, 1880, Balkan liberation wars. Just when Azerbaijan seemed ready for an all out assault on Nagorno-Karabakh the war train came to a screeching halt. Both sides quickly agreed…


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