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The Macron Implosion – Will it Spread to Other EU Members?

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The Yellow Vest Movement – weekend 8 and 9 December – Round 4. Some say, they are the worst riots…

Who is Peter Comey and Why it Matters

On December 7 after weeks of legal resistance, former FBI Director James Comey was forced to appear at a closed-door hearing convened by Republicans in the House of Representatives. The hearing was called to investigate political bias by Comey and other officials against then-candidate…

G20 Summit More a Farce: How Many Bottles Will Stay On The Wall?

UNS564222The G20 Summit in Argentina was, like the rest, a farce. Throughout history, people of influence have developed alternative structures to find ways round things. The G20 is yet another attempt by world leaders to subvert democratic control of their actions by saying that, if WE…

Anglo-Saxon “Eyes” are Fixed on Countering China

FEY45342In spite in a number of signals that the Trump administration has made over the months to indicate that it is prepared to try to take China down alone, the better part of American policymakers have been hard at work behind the scenes, trying to put together a slapdash coalition against…

The “Punishing Truth” About Donald Trump’s Policies

TR454363232Before long the world will act typically numb when President Donald Trump announces a “hit” on a prominent public figure via his Twitter account. The American administrations of the past few decades have already made an art out of the mafia-like military and economic sanctions on…

Why is “Intelligence” the Mother of All Stupidity?

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When listening to political leaders in the West, particularly when describing Syria or “Palestinian terrorists” or the threat from Russia and China, for those with critical thinking ability the statements heard are puzzling. One can’t help but ask, “How do humans get this stupid? One might also ask, “How do they get elected to public office in supposedly ‘freedom loving democracies’…

Americans Salute Bush Forty-One

BF564522The father of former president George Bush, former President George H.W. Bush, lived to the ripe old age of ninety-four, and is eulogized as an (untypical) gentleman, a beloved father and grandfather and a sterling patriot, who was a pilot in World War II and headed the CIA before…

Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng Wanzhou

740 fdvtIt is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China.” So read an editorial in the Global Times of China on December 6, the day after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese…

US Has Little to Offer Southeast Asia

THAi6456332Any productive relationship between two nations must include mutual benefits for both. A proposed alliance that includes no incentive for a partner nation cannot otherwise move forward save for threats and coercion. The United States and its “pivot toward Asia” is an ongoing…

Mueller and FBI versus Trump – Who Will Win?

RBM6456222It is time for the reclusive Mr. Mueller to begin revealing where the focus of his investigation is going. This week, sentencing hearings begin for those who have cooperated with the government in the hopes of a lighter sentence. The FBI has to provide sentencing recommendations…

How Kerch Strait Incident is a Deliberate Provocation

BSBOA534222When Crimea became a part of Russia through referendum, Ukraine practically lost the right to free passage through the Kerch strait. The recent Kerch incident that took place when Ukraine took things for granted, violated the norms of international law and then met a strong Russian…


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