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Oh, That Traitorous WikiTrump

The massive WikiLeaks Vault 7 release is an extremely important public service. It’s hard to find anyone not concerned by a secret CIA hacking program targeting virtually the whole planet – using malware capable of bypassing encryption protection on any device from iOS to Android, and from Windows to Samsung TVs. In a series of tweets, … Continue reading Oh, That Traitorous WikiTrump

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In this photo provided by U.S. Forces Korea, trucks carrying U.S. missile launchers and other equipment needed to set up the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system arrive at the Osan air base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Monday, March 6, 2017. © AP Photo/ U.S. Force Korea

The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

The security situation has markedly deteriorated on the Korean Peninsula in recent days following the North’s latest missile test, which Pyongyang antagonistically said was a drill for striking US bases in Japan in response to the latest US-South Korean military exercises that it rightly views as a sign of hostility. These surprise launches prompted the … Continue reading The Korean Crisis, the US’ Next Phase of Pan-Eurasian Containment

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Syrian Invasion: US Confirms Deployment of Hundreds of Marines to Fight ISIS

Hundreds of US Marines have arrived in Syria to establish an outpost in support of the operation to retake the city of Raqqa, the de-facto Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) capital in the country, the US-led coalition confirmed on Thursday. "We are talking about an additional 400 or so forces in total, and they will … Continue reading Syrian Invasion: US Confirms Deployment of Hundreds of Marines to Fight ISIS

As US Deploys Anti-Missile System, China Warns of Nuclear Arms Race

The US has begun the installation of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile system in South Korea, provoking an angry reaction from China, which warned that it could trigger a nuclear arms race in the region. The provocative move will heighten the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula as the US … Continue reading As US Deploys Anti-Missile System, China Warns of Nuclear Arms Race

Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch PVV political party speaks at a conference of European right-wing parties on Jan. 21, 2017 in Koblenz, Germany

The “Dutch Trump” Is Even More Toxic Than the Real Thing

PITY THE DUTCH, if you can. The party led by a far-right, anti-immigrant, anti-Islam populist named Geert Wilders is on course to gain the most votes in next week’s parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. But the journalists who have dubbed Wilders “Holland’s Trump” and “the Donald Trump of the Netherlands” may owe the U.S. president … Continue reading The “Dutch Trump” Is Even More Toxic Than the Real Thing