War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’

“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake” at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, “I explained … that a trade …

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How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East

The Short Answer: Fight it! Make no mistake: after 15 years of losing wars, spreading terror movements, and multiplying failed states across the Greater Middle East, America will fight the next versions of our ongoing wars. Not that we ever really stopped.  Sure, Washington traded in George W. Bush’s expansive, almost messianic attitude toward his …

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Judeo-Centrism: Myths and Mania

Introduction Ethno-religious (ER) beliefs and practices have been harmless when individuals or groups linked to those practices have limited influence over the state and economy. In contrast, when such groups exercise a disproportionately powerful influence over the state and economy, they dominate and exploit majorities while forming closed self-replicating networks. Examples of powerful ethno-centric regimes …

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Russia Warns US Against ‘Syria-Style’ Actions in North Korea

Mike Pence’s statement on the US running out of “strategic patience” towards Pyongyang does not contribute to resolving the crisis, Sergey Lavrov said, voicing hopes there will be no repeat of the US strike on Syria in North Korea. “I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and …

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‘Ready to Fight & Win’: US Marines Deployed to Australia Amid North Korean ‘Nuclear Threat’

US Marines have begun to touch down in Darwin, in Australia's tropical north, as the first of some 1,250 “stand ready to fight” against North Korea amid warnings that Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is a “serious threat” to Canberra. The deployment will see the largest US aircraft contingent to Australia in peacetime history, Reuters reports, …

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Russia and China Dispatch Spy Ships to Shadow Trump Fleet

In what appears to be both a coordinated move and a warning to Washington China and Russia send spy ships to track Carl Vinson. As the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its accompanying escort ships come within striking distance of North Korea, a Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, is reporting that Russia and China have …

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Trump Considering “Kinetic Military Action” on North Korea Including “Sudden Strike”

Following Sunday’s failed medium-range missile test by Kim Jong-Un, President Donald Trump has been evaluating his response options and according to Bloomberg, which cited a “person familiar with his thinking”, is willing to consider ordering “kinetic” military action, including a sudden strike, to “counteract North Korea’s destabilizing actions in the region” However, before launching another …

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A Scathing Geopolitical Review of President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Historically-speaking, other than their utterly barbaric treatment of their indigenous population, Australia is not a typical nation that comes to mind when it comes to profound hypocrisy as for example Trump’s erratic behavior is now clearly becoming apparent to everyone. Too put it mildly, Mr. Trump is a poor man’s illusion of a rich man. …

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