Politics

At the Pump, Yemeni Blood Flows Red Into Your...

1155Concerning the Yemen massacre, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have pleaded woefully for a ceasefire. Then, waving their arms wildly behind their backs, they gesture to Saudi pilots to take off to deliver more American ordinance on civilians…

Washington’s Weak Hand in Syria

45353453With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria’s largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates – not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed – with Russian and Iranian forces involved indefinitely – the return of additional territory…

US Mid-term Elections: Middle Eastern Perspec...

687586745444The results of US mid-term elections have evoked an animated response from Arab media outlets and expert circles. Writers are contemplating the potential effect of the new balance of power (Democrats won the majority in the House of Representatives, while Trump still controls…

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Pays Visit to China

KHXH456322Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan accepted an invitation from his Chinese colleague Li Keqiang to visit China from 2 to 5 November. The official trip and its outcomes are noteworthy for a number of different reasons, but especially when viewed from the perspective of assessing…

Moscow Initiative Compliments the Afghan-Led ...

7120On November 9, 2018, Russia hosted the first round of Moscow initiative to resolve the Afghan conundrum, signifying its ever increasing interest in the country that has evolved, over the last 17 years, from a hot-bed of conflict between the US and the Taliban, including Al-Qaeda…

Trump ‘Trade War’ Hides Military Industrial A...

madeinchinaIn geopolitics events are rarely what they seem to be. This is especially true when we look more closely at the otherwise bizarre “war” launched this spring under the guise of trade war, supposedly redressing America’s huge annual balance of trade deficits, the most extreme being that…

Who has the Capacity to Boss Trump Around

TRUS4535322Throughout the year, Washington has been steadily expanding its sanctions regime against Iran, with the latest package coming into full force at the beginning of November. Although it does not aimed directly at the oil and gas industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there’s no doubt…

Free and Fair Elections: The Model

223dEvery time there is a major election in the US, pundits reference the ‘Florida Recount’ that handed the presidency to George Bush instead of Al Gore in the year 2000, clearing the way for a US assault on the Middle East following the attack by Al Queda on September 11, 2001. The tedious…

Western Media “Discovers” Saudi A...

TRS6456222Nothing illustrates the cynical and deceitful nature of Western “journalism” better than the recent, apparent US-Saudi fallout in the wake of the alleged death of Washington Post Saudi correspondent, Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi allegedly disappeared and has been reported killed…

Do Loan Sharks Run America?

Everyone knows America is bankrupt, $21 trillion in debt, adding a trillion a year to that figure under Trump’s voodoo economics. Yet, America is on not just a massive military buildup, but expanding its global military presence at levels not seen since the end of World War II. Is America controlled by an international cabal of “loan sharks?” Everyone knows America’s…

BRICS – A Future in Limbo?

1057039917Today it’s clear that fascist-turned Brazil is out – so we are at RICS. There is not much to argue about. The world’s fifth largest economy, Brazil, has failed and betrayed the concept of the BRICS and the world at large. Whether you consider South Africa as a valid member of the BRICS is also questionable. Much…

The Death of Khashoggi Reveals More than a Mu...

SAK63453479On the 2nd October 2018 Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, apparently seeking documents in relation to his recent divorce. He has not been seen since. The Saudis initially claimed he had left the consulate alive. In the face of a steady leak of material…


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