Here Are the Real Reasons Behind Trump’s Brinkmanship Toward North Korea

Trump is pursuing several ulterior motives in sparking a new crisis with North Korea. There are many explanations floating around which seek to answer the question of why Trump has all of the sudden decided to prioritize North Korea. The conventional view has to do with a combination of Pyongyang's repeated missile tests in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions and the …

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How Conspiracy Theories Really Work

In the United States «conspiracy theory» is the name given to explanations that differ from those that serve the ruling oligarchy, the establishment or whatever we want to call those who set and control the agendas and the explanations that support the agendas. The explanations imposed on us by the ruling class are themselves conspiracy …

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Continuity of Agenda: Trump’s “Fire and Fury” Brewed Under Bush, Obama

The United States has issued a provocative threat to North Korea of “fire and fury.” Following it up, the Guardian would report in its article, “Trump on North Korea: maybe ‘fire and fury’ wasn’t tough enough threat,” further threats being made: Donald Trump has issued another provocative warning to North Korea, suggesting that his threat …

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Trump’s Shallow Thinking on ‘Terrorism’

Last month, President Trump made a joint appearance at the White House with a visiting head of government, during which Trump spoke of the visitor’s country being “on the front lines in the fight against” an organization that is part of that same country’s governing coalition. The visitor was Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and the …

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Supporters and monks belonging to the hardline Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha rally to the US embassy in Yangon on April 28, 2016. Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad

Buddhist Extremism Spreads in Myanmar Despite Clampdown

In May, Myanmar’s Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a state appointed organization representing over 500,000 Buddhist monks known as Ma Ha Na, issued a controversial order against the Ma Ba Tha nationalist group to remove its signboards across the country. The committee’s order came in response to Ma Ba Tha’s association with anti-Muslim activities and amid calls from …

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North Korea Has Learnt the Brutal Lessons of US Regime Change and Will Not Disarm

Will World War III kick off this week because of the bellicose actions of a buffoonish leader with a dodgy hair-cut and his sinister nuclear-armed warmongering rogue state? Or, can Donald Trump and the US be deterred? Of course, in State Department-friendly Western media, it’s North Korea and its leadership who are routinely portrayed as …

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Social Engineering Via Media 101 – How to Normalize the Absurd

Ever pay attention to trends in the media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of them. It’s kind of like a shell game, where the street hustler directs your attention to one shell as a distraction while he shuffles aside the nut with the goods in it. A …

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