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Are Saudi Jihadis Entitled to a “Safe Zone”?

Straight after the “extreme vetting” blitzkrieg – which, technically, is not a “Muslim ban” - President Trump called the lucidity-impaired King Salman of Saudi Arabia and “requested, and the king agreed to support” (in the words of the White House), safe zones in Syria and Yemen. No wonder serial eyebrows were raised facing the prospect … Continue reading Are Saudi Jihadis Entitled to a “Safe Zone”?

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Goodbye Palestine (But Watch for the Blowback)

Donald Trump won’t be formally forbidding entry of Palestinians to his New Great America, because he doesn’t recognise Palestine and never will. But he has designed a way of preventing their travel and that of countless others by introduction of ‘extreme vetting,’ which will help to deny Palestine the legitimacy that the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed … Continue reading Goodbye Palestine (But Watch for the Blowback)

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Do the Banned Muslim States Present a Threat to the US Security?

The 45th US President has said repeatedly claimed during his election campaign that once he will get elected, he will basically do everything to destroy ISIS and expand the global fight against terrorism. In fact, these promises have become one of the pillars of his campaign that, in the final run, allowed him to secure … Continue reading Do the Banned Muslim States Present a Threat to the US Security?

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Iran Just Officially Ditched the Dollar in Major Blow to US: Here’s Why It Matters

Following President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Iranian government announced it would stop using the U.S. dollar “as its currency of choice in its financial and foreign exchange reports,” the local Financial Tribune reported. Iran governor Valiollah Seif’s central bank announced the decision in a television interview on January 29. … Continue reading Iran Just Officially Ditched the Dollar in Major Blow to US: Here’s Why It Matters

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Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

In what will likely be interpreted as the latest "test" by the Kremlin to gauge western military preparedness, Reuters reports that Russia has quietly unleashed the biggest military build up targeting the Arctic since the fall of the Soviet Union.  "It is part of a push to firm Moscow's hand in the High North as … Continue reading Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

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Guess Who’s Moving Factories to America to Lower Costs… China Seeks A “Made in America” Label

When Donald Trump speaks about the barriers that US companies face, he often mentions a high corporate tax rate and the ability of other countries to produce more cheaply. Ironically, China, which most often draws Trump’s ire for doing so, is now facing many of the same problems. In fact, in one case that attracted … Continue reading Guess Who’s Moving Factories to America to Lower Costs… China Seeks A “Made in America” Label

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Suspect in Quebec Mosque Attack Quickly Depicted as a Moroccan Muslim. He’s a White Nationalist

A mass shooting at a Quebec City mosque last night left six people dead and eight wounded. The targeted mosque, the Cultural Islamic Center of Quebec, was the same one at which a severed pig’s head was left during Ramadan last June. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the episode a “terrorist attack on Muslims.” Almost … Continue reading Suspect in Quebec Mosque Attack Quickly Depicted as a Moroccan Muslim. He’s a White Nationalist

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Blundering Into a War With China

In his January 13 testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson made an extraordinary comment concerning China’s activities in the South China Sea. The U.S., he said, must “send a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops,” adding that Beijing’s “access to the those islands is not going to be … Continue reading Blundering Into a War With China

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Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente

Less than two weeks into office, President Trump faces one of the first big tests of his non-confrontational policy toward Russia. As new fighting erupts in Eastern Ukraine, the Kiev regime and its U.S. supporters are predictably demanding a showdown with Vladimir Putin. Initial evidence suggests, however, that the latest flare-up in this nearly three-year-old … Continue reading Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente