More Mideast Madness as Trump Prepares to March

We are now moving rapidly into stage II of Levantine Madness as the US boosts its intervention in the war-torn Mideast. Five thousand US troops are back in Iraq to bolster the shattered nation’s puppet regime that is propped up by American bayonets. New Iraqi military formations have been formed, totally equipped with modern US …

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Russia Builds Where US Destroyed

Referring to ongoing peace talks on Syria co-sponsored by Russia, President Vladimir Putin said the negotiations marked the beginning of “rebuilding” this war-torn country, as well as other conflict zones in the Middle East region. Already several rounds of talks have been held in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana between the Syrian government and opponents, under the auspices of Russia and Turkey. …

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The Crumbling American Superpower

The catastrophic events around the California Oroville Dam in recent weeks underscores a far more urgent problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released their quadrennial assessment of United States essential infrastructure–roads, clean water supplies, levees, ports, dams, bridges, electric grid. The report gives the nation a near-failing D+ grade. America is coming …

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Demonstrators wave Turkish flags during a protest in front of the Dutch Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, March 12, 2017. © Murad Sezer / Reuters

Western Chicken Hawks are Going Cold on Turkey

Where is the increasingly vituperative spat between Turkey and The Netherlands (and other EU countries) going to lead? Why is this political fall-out between fellow NATO members happening at this precise moment? First, a quick recap of the events. At the weekend, two high-ranking Turkish officials were prevented from speaking at political rallies in The …

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Is the US Preparing for War Against North Korea?

A dangerous confrontation is rapidly emerging on the Korean Peninsula between the United States and North Korea, with the potential to plunge North East Asia and the rest of the world into a catastrophic conflict between nuclear-armed powers. Amid a barrage of commentary in the American and international media inflating the threat posed by the …

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When ‘Disinformation’ is Truth

The anti-Russian McCarthyism that has spread out from the United States to encompass the European Union, Canada and Australia has at its core an implicit recognition that neoliberal economics and neoconservative foreign policy have failed. When I recently asked a European journalist why this anti-Russian hysteria had taken root among mainstream European political parties, he …

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Trump’s Presidency is Already Doomed

If President Donald Trump doesn’t get an Obamacare replacement bill passed into law, then he’s not going to get anything significant done in domestic policy, because he had made this goal the centerpiece of his campaign. But it won’t happen; his Presidency (at least in domestic policy) is already dead. Trumpcare — his promised replacement …

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The skyline of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is seen at night in this aerial photograph from a helicopter. © AFP 2017/ SAUL LOEB

Illegal Aliens in Riyadh: Saudi Arabia Mulls Deporting 5 Mln Immigrants

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura (Consultative) Council is preparing a program to deport five million illegal migrants – about 20 percent of all those living in the oil-rich Gulf kingdom, the newspaper Al-Hayat reported. According to the newspaper, the authorities fear that migrants could want to be naturalized and demand citizenship rights. The proposed campaign will not be the …

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