China Celebrates 90 Years of the People’s Liberation Army While Sending a Strong Message to the World

China has held a large parade honouring the 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). In addition to displays of cutting edge, never before seen weapons, China’s President Xi Jinping clarified the purpose of a large, modern and highly trained PLA in the 21st century. Speaking at a ceremony after the parade, Xi stated, …

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Hundreds of Israelis Enter Al-Aqsa Compound for Jewish Holiday

Hundreds of far-right religious Israelis entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem on Tuesday morning on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’av. Tisha B’Av notably commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temple, which Jews believe were located where the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam, …

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Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman with Iraqi Shiite leader Moqtada Al Sadr, centre, in Jeddah on July 30, 2017. Bandar Algaloud / Courtesy of Saudi Royal Court / Handout via Reuters

With an Eye on Iran, US Welcomes Moqtada Al Sadr Visit to Saudi Arabia

The visit to Saudi Arabia by Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Moqtada Al Sadr was welcomed by the Trump administration on Monday, and is seen by experts as a significant development for regional stability and countering Iran’s expansionism. The black-turbaned cleric sent a message to several quarters by meeting Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah on …

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Militarization of Scandinavian Peninsula: Time to Ring Alarm Bells

Much has been said about NATO reinforcements in the Baltic States and Poland perceived in Moscow as provocative actions undermining security in Europe, while very little has been said about gradual but steady militarization of Scandinavia. The theme does not hit headlines and it is not in focus of public discourse but one step is …

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Anti-Trump Mutineers are Blindly Pushing America Towards a Civil War

It’s just been announced that US President Donald Trump is planing to sign a controversial law that would restrict his ability to lift sanctions on Russia, which would result in a severe blow to his budding relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Against this backdrop, a number of statements that the White House has released …

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Is Turkey the Next Country for a “Proxy and Long War” of the Transnational Elite?

While Russia helped Ankara 'without conditions' during the coup - a massive fire exploded near the military base of NATO in the air base of Incirlik - where, together with the base of Ismir, have been stationed more than 90 nuclear tactical weapons, more than in any country! Turkish authorities doubted it was an anti-American …

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The Witch Hunt for Donald Trump Surpasses the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93

We should be scared to death that Sally Q. Yates served as a prosecutor in the Justice (sic) Department for 27 years. In the New York Times Sally takes high umbrage to Trump’s criticism of his attorney general, Sessions, and blows Trump’s disappointment with Sessions into an attack by Trump on the rule of law. …

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World War I, 100 Hundred Years Ago: Start of the Third Battle of Ypres, or Battle of Passchendaele

The British supremo, General Haig, thought he could take advantage of the troubles experienced by the French to try once again to achieve a decisive breakthrough of the German lines. This time he planned an offensive in the vicinity of Ypres, in the infamous Flanders’ Fields. Battles had already been fought there in the fall …

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