Debunking the Flagwaving Myths About an Attack on North Korea

First, the bragging dummies Trump and Haley are still at it. The want to force China to take action against the DPRK by threatening to take North Korea “into their hands” if China refuses to comply. Haley said “But to be clear, China can do more, (…) and we’re putting as much pressure on them …

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The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points: Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter. Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Have you seen Iraq lately? Have you seen the entire region? Have …

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Why Washington’s Support for Israel Remains Unconditional

On December 8 the US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, tweeted that Washington “will not be lectured to by countries that lack any credibility when it comes to treating both Israelis and Palestinians fairly” which was an insulting rejection of international reaction to Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. She did …

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Turkey’s President Erdogan in Thinly Veiled Attack on Saudi Arabia

During a speech at the 7th Hadith and Sira Studies Awards Ceremony in Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated, “If we lose Jerusalem then we won’t be able to protect Medina. If we lose Medina – we will lose Mecca and Kaaba”. He further stated that Muslims must “be prepared for attacks which try to bring down …

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Sorry Chump. You Didn’t Have It In Writing

At a time when the United States is convulsed by anti-Russian hysteria and demonization of Vladimir Putin, a trove of recently declassified Cold War documents reveals the astounding extent of the lies, duplicity and double-dealing engaged in by the western powers with the collapsing Soviet Union in 1990. I was covering Moscow in those days …

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Reaction to the Withdrawal of Russian Aerospace Forces from Syria

The withdrawal of Russian military forces from parts of Syria and its consequences caused numerous responses in the political and media circles of the Middle East. Yahya Al-Aridi, the official representative of the Syrian opposition at Geneva-8 peace talks, announced in this respect that the opposition welcomes any step contributing to the reestablishment of peace …

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Trump’s Misuse of Intelligence on Iran

The most widely remembered episode of a U.S. administration using an intelligence-based public presentation to stir up hostility toward a country with which it was intent on picking a fight was Secretary of State Colin Powell’s presentation on Iraq to the United Nations Security Council in February 2003. That presentation and the Bush administration’s year-long …

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What Would Happen if Duterte Implemented a “Revolutionary Government”?

Philippine President Duterte threatened to implement a “revolutionary government” in response to rising Hybrid War unrest against his government, remarking that “Once your destabilization is already creating chaos, I will not hesitate to declare a revolutionary government until the end of my term…This revolutionary government would reform the federal system, ratify a new constitution, slash corruption, improve and …

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The “Me Too Movement”, Sexual Politics and Unnatural Justice

The overthrow of iniquitous power relations is a point many would celebrate. But such overthrows are themselves marked by the contradiction of their origins. Any revolution must, by its very nature, suffer inconsistency, defeats and weaknesses. In the United States, a different sort of sexual revolution is taking place. It is not linked to liberation …

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