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Freedom House Performs its Annual Ritual Danc...

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It’s that time of year again. Freedom House has published its Freedom in the World Report for 2017. Now we will see the annual ritual dance beloved of governments and media people, but completely ignored by everyone else. The dance always consists of the same steps. First international…

“Austerity” Big Buzz Word – But Who Really Be...

STLast week the US endured a stock market crash which wiped 1,000 points off the Dow Jones Index. Following that, the US government shut down for the second time in two monthsIf this happened anywhere else, one of two things would happen. Either the US would declare these…

Afghanistan: Why Won’t the Taliban Just...

AF46546342342Billions have been spent on the conflict in Afghanistan. First the object was to liberate the country from the Soviets, at a time no one really thought that would happen as touch upon in Charlie Wilson’s War. But at least would at least make them bleed as the Americans and French had…

Wacky Nuclear Politics About to Blow Up the U...

4431One does not need to have grown up in the age of “duck and cover” to understand that the nuclear scare that we are now experiencing could have been inspired from the script of Dr. Strangelove, written by of Stanley Kubrick as a black comedy that…

Trump Threatens Everyone To Destroy the US Be...

T534234234Donald Trump is getting quite carried away with starting fights; he is becoming the Shame of the Nation, and World for that matter. After recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to detract attention from the defeat of ISIS and the failure of the Kurdistan project he is now trying 

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem: “Don’t-Hold-Your-...

T56345232Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has attracted a great deal of international wrath, as well as riots and official condemnations. If you laid all the learned opinion pieces on this…

Iraq’s Kurdish Problem Leaves the US No...

4221The latest developments in Iraq have put the US in another dilemma. It wants out of that country, but can’t actually leave because everything which is going on there is the product its own US foreign policy. It is affected by everything that goes on there, it can’t just walk…

You’ve Heard of the Russian Revolution ...

55rfevPeople all over the world are still fascinated by events in Russia in 1917. Even a cursory glance at this period shows they were momentous times to live in, with history unfolding in front of people seemingly under…

Lebanon: Hariri Kept in Power to Destroy His ...

3a43acac5372531fed625f02b953f400Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was all smiles after his talks in Paris on December 8th. The same Hariri who had resigned on November 5th, saying his life was in danger , had been confirmed in post by Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, and French President…

Empires Beware: Ireland Now Dominates the UK ...

M34234234In 2010 a mining accident in Chile came to global attention. This potential disaster, and subsequent rescue, are remembered with pride by Chileans because it was their own rescue services, using their own equipment, who…

Kashmir – The Independence Movement Muc...

4543232323At the moment everyone is pitching in on the situation in Catalonia as the real story. Having held a referendum on independence, in defiance of the Spanish constitution, the Catalan regional parliament must have…

We May Be At The Beginning of “Letterga...

88674234234Sometimes a relatively obscure event takes place which has profound consequences far beyond its original location. For example, the positioning of the star at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was…


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