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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…

Has Trying to Balkanize Syria Boomeranged on ...

34534534534222“More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”   -Woody Allen. This week brought some…

Crimea and Donbass – A Tale of Two Cities

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The second anniversary of Crimea reuniting with Russia brought memories of Charles Dicken’s famous, A Tale of Two Cities, a novel set in Paris and London about the French Revolution. Dicken’s first line is still with us today. “It was…

Putin Pulling Troops out on Eve of Geneva Tal...

4353453444“War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.” – George Orwell. The second round of the Geneva Syria talks will go down in history as having been pushed out of the news with Putin’s…

Putin’s New World Order Versus the West’s

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“Instead of the triumph of democracy and progress, we got violence, poverty and social disaster. Nobody cares a bit about human rights, including the right to life.” Vladimir Putin – UN Address, Sept. 28, 2015. We have watched an incredible shift…


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