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Shamima Begum Wants Back in the UK – Why We Cannot Entertain her Plea for Compassion

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Speaking to the UK media this week, Britain’s most infamous jihadi bride, and allegedly ‘reformed’ Terror’s sympathiser called on her fellow Brits to let her back in on compassionate grounds. Shamima Begum, who left the UK at the age of 15 to join ISIS (banned in RussiaDahJTkfw in Syria now claims her youth…

What Does the Future Hold for the Russian Language in Syria?

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Back in the days of the Soviet Union, Russian-Syrian relations were quite cordial. Having established diplomatic contacts with Syria in 1944, the USSR became one of the main initiators of the country’s independence from France. Through the efforts of Soviet diplomats, Syria became a sovereign state in 1946. In 1980, representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic…

The West Demonstrates its Pseudo-fight against Racism

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Recently, one has seen more and more reports in various media about the alleged commitment of Western countries to fight racism. Against this backdrop, monuments to slave owners and colonialists on both sides of the Atlantic are defiantly demolished, and various initiatives to “eradicate racism” are increasing. Whereas students at American high school Park Hill South…

The Vladimir Putin They Never See: Ordinary As You and Me

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We live in a whacky world made much more zany by journalists who cook up headlines to appease their bosses, and a public numbed by information overload. This week’s case in point, all the hub-bub about Vladimir Putin going fishing in Siberia. It’s amazing, that with the world ablaze with wildfires, islands sinking into the sea, and the atmosphere becoming…

De-Listed Anti-China Terror Group “Rises from the Dead”

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Suspicions were raised when in late 2020 the US de-listed as a terrorist organization the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIMDahJTkfw, sometimes referred to as the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIPDahJTkfw. This was because the US had claimed as its rationale that the ETIM/TIP had not been active for over a decade despite the US itself admitting to striking ETIM/TIP…

Libyan Refugee Crisis Highlighted Crime Problems

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Illegal migration has turned into a lucrative business a long time ago as hundreds of thousand Africans and Asians stream into Europe. For criminal networks, law enforcement agencies and even international terrorist groups it has become a bonanza to capitalize on. Shortly before his tragic death, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was warning the EU that Libya was one…

Election Wakeup Call: Germany Offers To “Finally Cut The Crap”

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One of the truisms of modern life is that some aspects of the past are beyond nostalgia. Keynesian economics have gone forever, so has the Soviet Union, even if people still hanker for certain things it provided. So when a major country starts getting nostalgic for things which it should have binned long ago, the rest of the world should start taking notice. When that country…

Trump Says America is Dying, Is He Right?

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Something strange has happened to America. Millions of Americans are demonstrating symptoms of what are generally referred to as pathological disorders, generally personality disorders, of the kind normally attributed to abandonment by parents or sexual abuse as children. You see it every day, not just in violence against nurses or school officials but in the overall tone…

Get It: A True Understanding of American Policies

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There’s a blazing truth staring Russia in the face. It’s a truth 193 other countries have been forced to face too. Americans, by and large, do not give a damn what wars we are in, or if we win or lose. The plight of other nations, or even our next door neighbors’ catastrophes, are too far outside our empowered exceptionalism. I know, I know, it’s a shocking revelation…

Middle-Easterners Left To Die Because “Local Knowledge” Is Not Profitable for Westerners

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So they’ve finally woken up! The media who have told us for decades that the Middle East is full of Arabs in striped headscarves riding camels through the desert are beginning to realise that there might be a water crisis in the Middle East! This is the latest revelation from the people who took ten years to discover that if you take everyone’s crops…

Fighting Pop Culture Fashion in North Korea

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The South Korean media periodically publishes stories about how the North represses yet another group of teenagers.  The last such news story the author came across was from Korea Times: A group of Anju Middle School students, while on a Red Youth Guard internship, were spotted singing and dancing to a song by South Korean boy band BTS, “Blood, Sweat…

9/11, a Personal Journey Down the Rabbit Hole

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We all remember 9/11 as we remember so many other days, the Challenger disaster, the Kennedy murders or, for me, the fall of Saigon. For me, 9/11 began a new journey. I had some years ago tried to move my own career from defense and intelligence endeavors to the sane and rational, real work with real people. Defense and intelligence work is hardly real…


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