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Military Coup in Turkey

345345345345A bloody and destructive military coup attempt swept Turkey from Ankara to Istanbul today with reports of limited ground and air combat. The parliament building was reportedly bombed, news stations overtaken by troops including CNN’s Turkish…

America’s Drone Wars: Uprooting Terrori...

234234234234The Washington Post in its recent article, “How Obama went from reluctant warrior to drone champion,” attempts to address the White House’s recent claims regarding civilian casualties resulting…

Turkey’s “Apology” to Russi...

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The Washington Post summarizes the recent apology offered to Russia by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in its article, “Turkish president apologizes for downing of Russian warplane last year.” It reports: Turkish…

US Seeks Direct Confrontation with Russia in ...

342342342423The US has recently accused Russia of bombing what it calls “US-backed rebels” in southern Syria. CBS News in their article, “Russia ignores warnings, bombs U.S. – backed Syrian rebel group,” would claim: On Friday, Defense Secretary…

Turkey Wants to Normalize Relations With Russ...

345345344Every schoolchild knows that in order to makeup one must first offer a sincere apology. They must also be perceived as sincerely regretting whatever offense it was they committed, and show interest in…

Everyone’s Paying For America’s W...

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US sanctions aren’t just hurting everyone including the US, they are accomplishing nothing. The US State Department’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) notified readers of a diplomacy campaign by the United States…

Information Warfare is not “Optional...

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Nations without information warfare capabilities in the 21st century are like nations without armies and navies in the 20th century. They are defenseless. Imagine a nation without an army, a navy or an air force. What would its prospects be…

Al Qaeda: Heroes of the Empire

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad would seem like a natural ally to the United States and the European Union. He heads a secular government and presides over a secular nation. It is a nation where extremist political factions like the Muslim…

Al Qaeda Goes to Syria: How to Build an Emira...

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Let’s try a thought experiment. Suppose you want to create your own army in say, Syria. You live in Pakistan. You are also a listed terrorist organization allegedly being hunted by multiple nations around the world including both the United…

Saudi Arabia Supported Al Qaeda Before and Af...

4534543The BBC in its 2004 article, “Al-Qaeda’s origins and links,” would frankly admit that (emphasis added): Al-Qaeda, meaning “the base”, was created in 1989 as Soviet forces withdrew from Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden and his…

The Lingering Danger of Google & Faceboo...

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During the 2011 Arab Spring, it was clear to those who bothered to look, that the US State Department and the various arms of soft power attached to it were directly responsible for what was otherwise initially passed off as a spontaneous, region-wide…

Washington’s Fake War on ISIS “Mo...

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Libya is one place the “Islamic State’s” sponsors believe Russia can’t get them… In 2011, a NATO coalition led by the United States used its own engineered regional campaign of political destabilization, the “Arab Spring,” as a pretext to…


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