Xi Jinping Declares Era of ‘National Rejuvenation’ in China

Chinese premier Xi Jinping's opening speech at the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was the most bullish and assertive by a Chinese leader since the era of Mao, no doubt drawing parallels with President Obama's controversial "pivot to Asia" speech in 2011 as Beijing's long overdue riposte. The Chinese miracle of sustained hyper …

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ISIS was Not Ended by Trump or Obama – But by Muslims

Extremism was defeated by the Muslims. That should be the headlines. That is what Americans have trouble getting their heads around. Raqqa, the capital of the ISIL phony “caliphate” in eastern Syria, has completely fallen, according to a spokesman for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. It is just a matter of neutralizing a few remaining cells …

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CSTO and SCO: Extensive Security Measures

The situation in Afghanistan is one of the most important issues for the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which unites Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan, as well as for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO – India, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan). The civil war, together with the activities of the …

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The Military Instinct – The Human Race as Feral Dogs

As Washington bombs Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria, militarily threatens Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, and China, sanctions Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Iran..one may wonder: Why? Are wars about anything, or just wars? In modern times, a reason of sorts is thought decorous, yes: Ruritania is threatening us, or might, or does something wrong, …

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The U.S. Military – Pampered, Safe and Very Scared

The U.S. military is a socialist paradise: Service members and their families live for free on base. People living off base are given a stipend to cover their housing costs. They shop in commissaries and post exchanges where prices for food and basic goods are considerably lower than at civilian stores. Troops and their families …

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A Rohingya refugee woman who crossed the border from Myanmar a day before, carries her daughter and searches for help, in Palang Khali, Bangladesh October 17, 2017. © Jorge Silva / Reuters

Dying in Myanmar – When Genocide Becomes Normative Rather Than Aberrational

It’s official. Myanmar, according to the UN in its latest report, has given in to wanton murder and systematic oppression to cleanse its streets of its designated undesirables: Rohingya Muslims. However, violence is but the tip of that iceberg. “Myanmar security forces have driven out half a million Muslim Rohingya from northern Rakhine state, torching …

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How the Elite Dominate the World – Part 1: Debt as a Tool of Enslavement

Throughout human history, those in the ruling class have found various ways to force those under them to work for their economic benefit. But in our day and age, we are willingly enslaving ourselves. The borrower is the servant of the lender, and there has never been more debt in our world than there is …

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