Jim Dean

Is the US Beheading the Turkish Economy as an...

TAI8674563222The US continues to play its poker game of “Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries. We are at the point where we might soon see a call to rename the US… to the United States of Sanctions, the USS. Turkey is getting most of the publicity now with its currency…

North Korea Deal Takes Flight While JCPOA Sin...

47342342342I just finished doing Press TV live rolling coverage on North Korea’s Kim Jong-un walking over the Panmunjom border to shake hands with S. Korean President Moon Jae-in to begin their historic meeting, the first time a North Korean leader has even been in S. Korea. Many had thought…

EX-CIA Chief John Brennan Describes Trump as ...

JB7552342Trump is… ‘Unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical’ ~ John Brennan. Well the gloves have certainly come off now. No former top security government official has even made such damning statements about a sitting president as ex-CIA…

Shifting Sands in a Post-Daesh Mid East

JIM01“Diplomacy is the art of telling people to go to hell in such a way that they ask for directions.” ― Winston S. Churchill. I will not say I predicted the emergence for a post-Daesh NATO-like coalition among those who had been targeted for destruction by the real War of Terror crowd…

The Munich Security Conference, the Good, Bad...

886“The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.” Otto von Bismark, first Chancellor of the German Empire (1871 to 1890). I had been planning to do a follow up on the Syrian battle of Idlib, but the siren song of the Munich conference called out to me. Big time geopolitics…

Syria Fights for Peace While China Invites th...

R465753242The New Year holidays are over and all eyes are turned toward wondering what 2018 will bring us. As we look back over the last several early Januaries, we could not possibly have seen the major changes that were going to come, like…

Hariri Backtracks, Prince Salman Goes Quiet, ...

7885cb79a7“When you make peaceful revolution impossible, you make bloody revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy. The geo-political theater around the three-ring circus started by the Saudis yanking Prime Minister Saad Hariri out of Lebanon to get a Royal…

Saudi Arabia and Israel Replace Syria with Le...

653452342Support by US rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man ~ Nikita Khrushchev. Just when you think nothing in Saudi Arabia could get more bizarre, we got the story…

The SAA Deir-Ezzor Euphrates River Battle: a ...

45123213123Most of us who have watched the SAA crawl back from the edge of defeat, after the Russians joined the Hezbollah and Iranian forces already there, have cheered their westward advance to recapture the huge central area of the country…

The Cold War Blows Hot and Cold

74432Stability is when the U.K. and U.S. invade a country and impose the regime of their choice – Noam Chomsky. Old Intel hands are seeing a pattern emerging where, when one conflict is winding down, a new one is cranking up. It is almost like…

Is the Kurdish referendum a bluff or the real...

5532The countdown to the Iraqi Kurdish referendum has begun and the battle lines are drawn. Barzani Is pushing full steam ahead, stating that he sees no other option. Baghdad has taken a legal stance, which is of no concern…

Zapad War Games – The Russians are Not Coming

562342342“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.” – Noam Chomsky. The dishonesty and lunacy of the West was on front row display in the run up to the Zapad war game exercises…


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