Empire of Whiners
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Empire of Whiners

As a new report by the Army War College tracks the loss of “US primacy” around the world, it prescribes more of the same; propaganda, surveillance and war. It’s public knowledge that from the point of view of the Pentagon, the United States faces five : Russia, China, Iran, North Korea and terrorism, in that order. Way beyond rhetoric, all…

China Sends STRONG Message to US and India Within Hours
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China Sends STRONG Message to US and India Within Hours

China is becoming increasingly emboldened in its expressions of anger towards any country which violates its sovereignty. On the 2nd of July, shortly before this year’s G20 conference in Hamburg, China scrambled vessels and fighter jets when the USS Stethem breached maritime waters claimed by Bejing in the South China Sea. This came shortly after…

The Long and Under-Reported History of Judeo-Christian Terror Around Al-Aqsa
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The Long and Under-Reported History of Judeo-Christian Terror Around Al-Aqsa

The current Palestinian protests, related to the shootings at Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem over a week ago and subsequent Israeli altering of security arrangements at the site, could, as some Israeli analysts observe, “turn into an intifada in the blink of an eye.” (Nir Hasson in Haaretz). The Israeli narrative here is that it…

Trump and the Christian Fascists
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Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump’s ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network of megachurches, schools, universities and law schools and its vast radio and television empire, is a potent ally for a beleaguered White House. The Christian right has been organizing and preparing…

A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?
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A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?

The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016. Hoshyar Zebari, the Kurdish leader and former Iraqi finance and foreign…