Daily Archive: January 23, 2018

US Loses Key Ally in South Asia: Screwed Up in Muslim World

So, the US has lost another major ally. President Trump does not shy away from openly chiding Pakistan in his tweets using harsh words. On January 1, he said Pakistan was a “safe haven to the terrorists”. National Security Advisor HR McMaster chimed in saying Pakistan would become North Korea if it does not stop nuclear blackmail. Nikki Haley, US permanent representative to the UN, believes that “Pakistan has played...

Turkey Invades Kurdish-Held Syria: Erdogan Starts the Turkish-Syrian Kurdish War

It has happened. After almost a year of threatening to invade the Kurdish-held Afrin pocket in north-western Syria Erdogan has invaded for real. Attacking forces have already taken a number of villages on the Turkish-Syrian border. In one place they have advanced 5 kilometers into Syria. Turkish military already poured over the Syrian border in mid-2016 and has been occupying...

Turkey’s New Syrian Offensive Divides Global Community

The recently launched Turkish military operation against Kurdish militia forces entrenched in the Afrin district of Syria has already left dozens killed and wounded on both sides, according to various sources. The global community is looking upon the new crisis from a number of different perspectives. Russia: Syria’s Sovereignty Above All Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is paying...

Netanyahu Visit Strengthens Israel-India Alliance Dominated by Mutual Interest in Guns and Religious Hate

Bibi Netanyahu began a six-day visit to India earlier this week, which was his first to the nation, and only the second by an Israeli premier in the State’s history (Ariel Sharon visited in 2003). Last July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first such Indian leader to visit Israel. All this marks an increasing confluence of interests between the...