Washington Prepares New Escalation as Afghanistan Unravels

The Trump administration is preparing to deploy at least 1,000 more US troops to Afghanistan over the coming months amid mounting signs that the 16-year-old US war and occupation is confronting its gravest crisis since the invasion of October 2001. In his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, US President Donald Trump …

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Washington Quad Alliance Targets China

The pressure is escalating against the development of China as a global factor. At the same time the Pentagon released its 2018 US National Security Strategy paper explicitly targeting Russia and China as prime USA strategic threat overshadowing that from international terrorism, India, a member of a new alliance fostered recently by Washington to target …

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Welcome Back to the Map, South Yemen!

The “Southern Resistance Forces” made impressive progress in their quest to restore South Yemen’s independence after they ousted Hadi’s government from its interim headquarters in Aden, which was formerly the capital of the Cold War-era state, and of the many historical precedents that speak to its favor, perhaps the one most closely aligned with the …

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Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaks via a screen, Lebanon © Aziz Taher / Reuters

Lebanon Looks to Hezbollah to Resolve Internal Clashes, as Israel’s War Threats Reach Fever Pitch

Lebanon is a pressure cooker which could blow at any moment, but don’t worry about confused US policy. Israel’s threats to invade are not irking the Lebanese, but many wish Hezbollah would end a local Shiite-Christian spat. America’s confused position in Afrin, northern Syria, is not the only location in the Middle East where Washington’s …

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US Sanctions, Baffled Russians, Hot Air and History

So, finally, the suspense is over. Kind of. The US Treasury has finally released the list of Russian entities and individuals which could (conditionally!) be sanctioned by the US Treasury in compliance with the H.R.3364 – Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. These two short excerpt from the report show why I say “could”: and …

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US Troops Arrive in “Israel”: Is Lebanon Next on the ‘Kill List’?

This week has seen multiple threats from Tel Aviv regime officials aimed at Lebanon. The sustained and increasingly manic threats against Beirut make it clear that Tel Aviv has launched a full-scale, highly coordinated rhetorical war designed to frighten and intimidate the Lebanese government. Capping things off, this coordinated assault of threats has culminated in …

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The “Kremlin list” Is a Bullet Aimed at Putin’s Heart

The Russian government, media, and public don’t know what to make of the US Treasury’s “Kremlim list.” The Treasury list contains the names of the top echelon of Russian government and business leadership. The Russians understand that the list is unfriendly and furthers Washington’s policy of worsening the relationship between the two major nuclear powers, …

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The Strange World of Vaccines, Pregnancy and Children

Something very strange has happened since I studied health, nutrition and holistic health sciences and matriculated in prenatal and infant nutrition. Back then, pregnant mothers were advised to take no medications, not even an aspirin! All medications were to be carefully “vetted” by the female’s obstetrician-physician and were to be taken only when absolutely necessary! …

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