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Syrian War is Still in Doubt – for Ever...

657435434“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” ― Voltaire. The news on the details of the fourth Astana meeting…

Syrian Safe Zones – A Miracle or Mirage...

6734534232“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Tolstoy. The Astana agreement seems to have come out of nowhere, a big surprise for everyone. As the details begin to emerge, we are seeing a carefully…

Major Shifts in Trump Policies Happening Behi...

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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” ― Ernest Hemingway. Trump has learned the hard way that Reality TV Show blustering is not only an unsuitable demeanor for a President, but…

Iran’s Economic Recovery Surprised Us All

6734324234Generally speaking, America is not keen on independent countries. America is not keen on people’s freedom. America is keen on countries that completely surrender themselves.” – Iran’s Rouhani

Trump the War President? – or a Pretender?

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It was a hell of a rollercoaster ride on the Trump train last week, with reverberations still ringing from his Syrian missile attack, while China’s President Xi was with him at Mara Lago resort over the weekend. Many feel the timing…

INF Missile Treaty Violation Claims Just More...

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“I am convinced that we have reached that decisive moment when we must seriously think about the architecture of global security.” – Putin, at Munich Security conference, 2007. The blustering by the US military brass charging…

Springtime Killing Fields are in Bloom Again

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“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” – Ernest Hemingway. Spring offensives are in the air, and so it seems for political assassinations, also. The throwaway assassin who killed…

Trump Goes Down in Flames on Fake Taping Clai...

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“Just societies cannot be run by big money or armed forces with their too narrow agendas.” – Plato. Trump had good advice to be out of Washington on the House Intelligence Committee hearing day, as he got so roasted that they…

UN Report on Syrian War Crimes is a Bad Joke

4353423434“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” ~ Winston Churchill. The UN announced its Syrian War Crimes report at a bizarre press conference on March 1st. The report received…

Will Trump Be his Own Worst Enemy?

45645324234“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence”. ~ Thomas Jefferson. The Theater of…

Trump Team Turbulence Continues

4534234234It’s been hectic first month for the new administration with cracks beginning to show in the overly confident new White house group that is heavy in political operatives, but grossly short in the experience and skills for running…

Trump’s First Weeks in Office Were Full of Su...

342313213123123123What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~ Pericles. To no one’s surprise, the new Trump administration has been conducting a carefully choreographed roll…


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