Jim Dean

Western Countries Hold Themselves Unaccountab...

Austria-Iran-Nuclear-_Horo4-635x357Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities – Voltaire. Going through the world news everyday as an editor has become a job of running a virtual gauntlet of embarrassment, and this is caused by…

Syria: American Un-exceptionalism Laid Bare

234123123“Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” ― Ernest Hemingway. Like the terrorist that sends an anonymous threat, the US current psyop against the Syrian anti-terrorism…

Ceasefire of the Absurd Ends – Battle for Ale...

34241231231“God created war so that Americans would learn geography.” ― Mark Twain. The Battle for Aleppo is fully engaged, with the US pretend-a-ceasefire in the rearview mirror. After several days of targeted bombing attacks and several…

Is the Syrian Ceasefire a Dead Man Walking?

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“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.” ― Niccolò Machiavelli. The Syrian ceasefire exists in name only, after the Kerry-Lavrov UN side meeting when they stated they would carry forward even after fighting…

Juncker Goes Bonkers on the EU

3453423212“Whoever speaks of Europe is wrong; it is a geographical expression”…Otto von Bismark. The US President’s State of the Union address has long been known as a “feel good” PR exercise to schmooze political…

Has the Syrian War Finally Reached the Tippin...

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“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” – Voltaire. The new Syrian ceasefire begins its seven day trial in what is appearing to look like…

EU-US Trade Deal – Organized Crime on a Grand...

345345345224When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer “present” or “not guilty”… Teddy Roosevelt. Funeral arrangements are already being made for the almost dead Transatlantic Trade and Investment…

Syrian Ceasefire Roulette – Can Anyone Win?

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“It’s better to fix what you have than wait to get what you don’t.” – an old Arab proverb. I just finished a headline news slot for the Kerry-Lavrov press conference on their long running Syrian ceasefire talks, which they had…

Ukraine’s Crimea attack goes down in flames

56743553“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. ~ Marlon Brandon, from On the Waterfront. Ukraine continues its saga of a Shakespearian tragedy with its latest example of “the gang that can’t shoot straight”…

Don’t Cry For Me in Aleppo

345345345345“Just societies cannot be run by big money or armed forces with their too narrow agendas.” ~ Plato. The battle for Aleppo does not look it will end well for the rebels and jihadis who have held the city for four years, living off…

Western Coup in Ukraine an Ongoing Disaster

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One of America’s most enduring political barbs is, “When you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” The Western Ukraine coup has become a new version of that barb. No matter how the West tries to paint Russia as responsible for…

Turkey Gets Two Coups for the Price of One

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“People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.” ~ Otto von Bismarck. The Turkish military coup caught the world by surprise when it was triggered in the…


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