Deena Stryker

Vladimir Putin and the Islamization of Europe

56324234Today I got the answer to a question that had intrigued me ever since the start of the European refugee crisis spawned by US wars in the Third World: what position would Russia take vis a vis these mainly Muslims populations seeking new homes when Europe became overcrowded? President…

Is Trump Capable of Making Smart Geopolitical...

TR3423423423Certainly kudos go to President Trump for ending a sixty-four year old standoff with North Korea, but let’s not pretend that he was in charge of the process. When news anchors mention that a deal would bring an end to the Korean War, they are referring to the possibility of a formal…

Modern Take on Medieval Scholasticism or Ange...

TR34234231312Twenty-four/seven reporting on the Mueller investigation is beginning to look like nothing so much as the medieval scholasticism summed up in the question “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” As each new member of the cast of characters has his or her ‘day in the limelight’…

Good Versus Bad Authoritarians

Here are large excerpts from a recent Time magazine article about a new-comer to the world stage. As you read it, compare it to the way the Russian President, Vladimir Putin is treated by the US and its media: What Bin Salman is proposing is potentially destabilizing. He has sent…

Another Ordinary Week for the US Media

75354234234MSNBC is currently running a self-congratulatory ad featuring the voice of a newscaster familiar to older Americans, claiming that one of the US’s proudest achievements is “a free and open press”. It ends with a message whose implication was probably unintended: “Some day there…

France Believes it’s Entitiled to its G...

FR352423123Whether or not one likes former Rothschild banker Emanuel Macron’s neo-liberal domestic policies — which most French find abhorrent — you have to give France’s youngest president credit for emulating Vladimir Putin’s way of all but forcing recalcitrant players to negotiate…

Trump-Macron: Europe Is Doing a One-Eighty

3221Emanuel Macron’s visit to the US illustrates a major transformation pf the Atlantic Alliance. Since the end of World War II in 1945, Europe has been beholden to the US, due to the major role it played in defeating Nazi Germany. (Until recently, neither the European nor the American…

In the US, Two Movements Competing for Headli...

US6734231As the Trump Presidency moves inexorably toward a constitutional crisis, journalists fail to note that two groups are pulling the country in opposite directions: the youth are pulling it toward a socialist-oriented future, while the right is allied with…

The Triumph of Edward Bernays

6546342America’s latest anti-Russian frenzy is a supreme tribute to Edward Bernays, the Austro-American ‘father of public relations’ who convinced psychologists and politicians alike (starting with Goebbels and Ford) of the power of propaganda. Realizing that people are irrational and…

Trump’s Tweet on Russia or Who’s ...

J NEOThis morning, as the country was bracing for news that the US had attacked Syria in retaliation for the most recent use of chemical weapons, the President tweeted: Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War. There is no reason…

The Eagle’s Forthcoming Sitdown with the Bear

PV6452342President Trump probably didn’t realize what a hullaballoo he would set off by casually inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House, but the reaction showed how behind the times the MSM is. Losing their proverbial cool, newscasters point out indignantly that when…

Three Mice, an Eagle and a Bear

139274_1769931490596077e142e90_bigThis week, President Trump sat down with the leaders of the three Baltic States at the White House to discuss the Russian ‘threat’ that prevents them getting a good night’s sleep. Unreported however, was the fact that on the same day that its leader was being received in the White House, the Latvian. Before sitting down at the White...


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