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US Coalition Fails to Strangle Syrian Elections

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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

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“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 the West?

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“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 Talks

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“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…

Ceasefire Roulette in Syria – Who Will Win?

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“The sense of common danger, threatening all alike, will prove the most persuasive factor in swerving us from the perilous route which we are now following.” – Francesco Nitti, Prime Minister of Italy (1919-20), who saw WWII coming on very…

Orgy of Hate – War Crimes against Donbass

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“This nation is like all the others that have been spewed upon the earth–ready to shout for any cause that will tickle its vanity or fill its pocket. What a hell of a heaven it will be when they get all these hypocrites assembled there! “– Mark Twain…

Ceasefire Showdown Time in Syria

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“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” – Otto von Bismark, the Iron Chancellor. Neither the guns nor the diplomatic barbs have grown silent as the Syrian talks in Munich continue their roller coaster ups and downs…

Syrian Talks Sabotaged by Western Demand for Unenforceable Ceasefire

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“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.” – Otto von Bismarck. The blame game has now begun, not on the failure of the Syrian peace talks, but about their delay…

The New Year Brings More Geopolitical Madness

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The New Year begins with a race to see what world leader or country could make the craziest geopolitical move to make the world a more dangerous place for 2016. Obama lights a fuse blowing up his Iran deal at the last minute with a new…


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