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Syria: Theater of the Absurd Gets Crazier

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Europe today is a powder keg, and the leaders are like men smoking in an arsenal … A single spark will set off an explosion that will consume us all … Otto von Bismarck, Congress of Berlin, 1878. Just when you think the loons have…

Will US Hit the Reset Button with Russia Now?

hagelThe first thought that popped into my head after the political nuclear bomb went off in the US on election night with Trump’s taking the presidency, was “Where do we go from here?” As with all newly elected presidents, what they…

Motorola is Dead, but Donbass Lives On

342341231231The old saying of “three strikes and you’re out” came true for the beloved Donbass commander, Motorola, known as Arseniy Pavlov. He was one of the many Russian veterans who went to fight in East Ukraine in response to the threats…

Western Media Attacks Aleppo with Guided Miss...

432341231231People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election. ~ Otto von Bismarck. Putin and Lavrov’s “rope-a-dope” tactic of letting the West and its media bash away at Russia endlessly seems to have worked…

Western Countries Hold Themselves Unaccountab...

Austria-Iran-Nuclear-_Horo4-635x357Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities – Voltaire. Going through the world news everyday as an editor has become a job of running a virtual gauntlet of embarrassment, and this is caused by…

Syria: American Un-exceptionalism Laid Bare

234123123“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” ― Ernest Hemingway. Like the terrorist that sends an anonymous threat, the US current psyop against the Syrian anti-terrorism…

Ceasefire of the Absurd Ends – Battle for Ale...

34241231231“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” ― Mark Twain. The Battle for Aleppo is fully engaged, with the US pretend-a-ceasefire in the rearview mirror. After several days of targeted bombing attacks and several…

Is the Syrian Ceasefire a Dead Man Walking?

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“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli. The Syrian ceasefire exists in name only, after the Kerry-Lavrov UN side meeting when they stated they would carry forward even after fighting…

Juncker Goes Bonkers on the EU

3453423212“Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong; it is a geographical expression”…Otto von Bismark. The US President’s State of the Union address has long been known as a “feel good” PR exercise to schmooze political…

Has the Syrian War Finally Reached the Tippin...

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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire. The new Syrian ceasefire begins its seven day trial in what is appearing to look like…

EU-US Trade Deal – Organized Crime on a Grand...

345345345224When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer “present” or “not guilty”… Teddy Roosevelt. Funeral arrangements are already being made for the almost dead Transatlantic Trade and Investment…

Syrian Ceasefire Roulette – Can Anyone Win?

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“It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t.” – an old Arab proverb. I just finished a headline news slot for the Kerry-Lavrov press conference on their long running Syrian ceasefire talks, which they had…


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