The Middle East’s Worst Nightmare: The Coming War between Israel and Russia

The news that Israel had attacked targets in Syria was a yawner. The Israeli Air Force has been regularly paying visits to Syria for years, attacking convoys transporting Iranian weapons to Hezbollah, or destroying a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. But this time, Syrian media reported that Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military …

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Obama Out Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

This is the way the Obama administration ends; not with a bang, but a pathetic whimper. Queen of War Hillary “We Came, We Saw, He Died” Clinton’s campaign – fully supported by President Obama — spent a whopping $1.2 billion and floundered ignominiously at the US presidential election. So Obama decided that the consolation “prize” …

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The Implications Of Daesh’s Palmyra Offensive

Daesh is on the warpath again, this time making another attempt to seize the historic and symbolic city of Palmyra. The precise details about the course of the battle and the city’s immediate future are unclear, but what’s easier to assess are the implications behind this latest assault. The first thing is that the attack …

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An ISIS fighter inside recaptured Palmyra on Sunday

Palmyra Surprise: The US Just Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria

A 12 August 2012 U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warning that the Obama Administration’s strategy might drive ISIS from Mosul in Iraq to Der Zor in Syria, is now being actually carried out as a plan instead of a warning — a plan to weaken and ultimately oust Syria’s non-sectarian President Bashar al-Assad and replace him with a …

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Air strike in Sana'a. Ibrahem Qasim. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

It’s 2016. Do You Know Where Your Bombs are Falling?

The Forgotten War in Yemen and the Unchecked War Powers of the Presidency in the Age of Trump The long national nightmare that was the 2016 presidential election is finally over. Now, we’re facing a worse terror: the reality of a Trump presidency. Donald Trump has already promised to nominate a segregationist attorney general, a …

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US Government is Secretly Allied with America’s Enemies

[On the morning of December 11th, German Economic News headlines «Brutal Power Struggle in the U.S.: CIA Is Targeting Donald Trump» («Brutaler Machtkampf in den USA: CIA nimmt Donald Trump ins Visier»), and the following essay places that event honestly into its deeply relevant broader global and historical context, because the future of America, and of …

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Syrian War Report – December 12, 2016: Mistakes That Led to Fall of Palmyra

ISIS terrorists seized the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian government forces. The terrorist group also took control of Biyarat, Dawah and Hayyan oil facility west of Palmyra after a series of clashes with the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF). Terrorists also attacked the Qadri farms and shelled government forces in the …

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How Learning a New Language Improves Tolerance

There are many benefits to knowing more than one language. For example, it has been shown that aging adults who speak more than one language have less likelihood of developing dementia. Additionally, the bilingual brain becomes better at filtering out distractions, and learning multiple languages improves creativity. Evidence also shows that learning subsequent languages is …

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Myths, Misconceptions, and Outright Lies about Nutrition are Keeping People Fat and Sick

Fatty foods make you fat. Carbs make you fat. If you eat 1,200 calories a day, you will lose weight. Eat whatever you want in moderation. Low fat and no-fat foods will help you lose weight. Sugar-free foods will help you lose weight. The list above provides a few examples of common beliefs about dieting …

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