Daily Archive: October 26, 2017

US Sends 2 More Aircraft Carriers to Pacific Ahead of Trump’s East Asia Trip

Two US aircraft carriers along with escort ships have joined the US Navy in the Pacific, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to East Asia amid soaring tensions around the Korean Peninsula. The announcements on the USS ‘Theodore Roosevelt’ and USS ‘Nimitz’ aircraft carriers, alongside their carrier groups, joining the US 7th Fleet came on Wednesday within hours of each...

America Willing to Negotiate with the Taliban?

Hold the cheers! We’ve been down this road before. Nothing came of it, nor will anything now. Washington doesn’t negotiate. It demands. Agreements with other nations and groups are meaningless, usually breached, sometimes straightaway like the Iran nuclear deal, violated by Washington under Obama and Trump. Last August, Tillerson claimed Washington’s “new strategy breaks from previous approaches that set artificial,...

Slain US Special Forces Troops on Apparent Assassination Mission in Niger

Three weeks after four US special forces soldiers were killed in a firefight in the landlocked West African nation of Niger, information has surfaced indicating that the American troops and their Nigerien counterparts were involved in a “capture-kill” mission aimed at the leader of a local Islamist militia operating on the Niger-Mali border. The White House and the Pentagon has...

China’s Launch of ‘Petro-Yuan’ in Two Months Sounds Death Knell for Dollar’s Dominance

One of the world’s top energy importers, China, is set to roll out a yuan-denominated oil contract as early as this year. Analysts call the plan, announced by Beijing in September, a huge move against the dollar’s global dominance. The so-called petro-yuan is a “wake up call” for investors who haven’t paid attention to the Chinese plans, according to the...