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India’s Army Chief Defends Soldier who Used Man as Human Shield Against Stone-Throwers

India’s army chief has defended a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to his 4x4 to deter stone-throwing demonstrators, claiming that “innovations” are required to fight the “dirty war” in Kashmir. Major Leetul Gogoi tied 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar to his jeep last month, using him as a human shield and a warning against stone-throwers. …

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Breakup of the West?

By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh. In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. Europe must begin to look out for itself, she …

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The CIA’s Cloddish ISIS Attack on Duterte

The only word I find for it is cloddish. I refer to the latest CIA-instigated attempt to initiate regime change against outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The so-called ISIS terror attack in the minerals-rich southern Philippines island of Mindanao, a predominately Muslim part of the mostly Christian nation of 100 million people, took place literally …

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Syria: US Drops Leaflets in Tanf to Warn Syrian Military Not to Advance, Orders Retreat

In a blatant but not altogether surprising display of arrogance and aggression, the United States recently dropped leaflets on the al-Tanf road, warning the Syrian military to halt its advance toward Tanf and demanding a retreat. According to reports both by Leith Abou Fadel of Al-Masdar and from SouthFront, the leaflets were dropped after the …

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What Is Trump’s Middle East Doctrine and How China, Russia and Iran Are Dealing with It

Donald Trump's first foreign visit has begun to define America’s foreign-policy posture. After almost two years of words and rhetoric, Trump has began to reverse his electoral promises with diametrically opposed actions. The most recent meetings with the King of Jordan and President Erdogan, in addition to the trips to Saudi Arabia and Israel, represent the foundations …

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55,000+ Yemenis Infected With Cholera Due to Blockade and Suspected Bio Weapons

According to a spokesman from the Yemeni Ministry of Health, over 55,000 Yemenis are currently infected with cholera and 500 have already lost their lives. A state of emergency has been declared. Hospitals don’t have room to care for the extreme influx of patients and the Saudi blockade makes it nearly impossible for medicine to …

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Third US Aircraft Carrier Headed Toward Asia-Pacific Region Amid North Korean Crisis

A third US aircraft carrier, the USS Nimitz, will be deployed by Washington in the Western Pacific Ocean in order to join two US warships, stationed near the shores of the Korean Peninsula in the light of the crisis, escalated by Pyongyang’s nuclear tests, media reported, citing sources. The situation on the Korean peninsula over recent months …

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Surprise! Everything You’ve Been Told about Salt is Wrong

Do you believe high amounts of salt provoke thirst and contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease? If so, you’re likely wrong. Studies have consistently failed to support either of these notions, showing the converse is actually true. Here’s a summary of findings that may surprise you: •Eating large amounts of salt will not …

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