Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan

In his 2018 State of the Union Address, president Trump expresses concern regarding both the opioid crisis as well as the dramatic increase in heroin addiction in America, without analyzing the underlying causes. . Trump State of Union Address:  …”In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour. …

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The Darker Side of India: Religious Violence

The history of modern India has several incidents of religious violence. In the 1947 Partition when both India and Pakistan achieved their independence from the British Raj there took place one of the greatest migrations in history when Muslims left India for Pakistan and Hindus and Sikhs left Pakistan for India. It is estimated that …

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Syria Proves How Dangerous Wars are as They Come to an End

It’s easy to think the war is over. Until mortars from Ghouta swish over Damascus and explode in the old Christian area of Bab el-Touma with its grocery shops and restaurants. Six dead. Or when an army officer comes and says quite casually to you: “Remember Captain Walid? He was martyred four days ago.” I’ve …

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Trump’s Got the Doomsday Clock Rolling

It’s been announced that the symbolics Doomsday Clock that reflects how close the human race approached the ultimate annihilation has advanced by yet another 30 seconds, as it’s been reported by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The decision to advance the hands was made by a group of competent scientists that attempted to reflect …

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The World’s Most Dangerous Document Hits the Front Pages

No it didn’t. The mainstream media are totally irresponsible in their priorities. At the time of writing, five hours after the world’s most dangerous document was presented, no major Western media has featured it prominently. This means it won’t be. No chance it would go viral. The increasing risk of nuclear war isn’t important. While …

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Trump Leans Toward Qatar in the Saudi Spat

Only by clearly and visibly identifying Qatar as a partner and friend can Washington hope eventually to ease the Saudis and others toward some form of reconciliation What do superpowers and teenagers have in common? Speaking as a Washington-based foreign policy analyst, and as a parent, I would suggest that each becomes rather frustrated when …

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Poland Defends Its National Dignity in the Face of Israeli & Ukrainian Intimidation

Poland passed an internationally “contentious” draft law banning the phrase “Polish death camps”, the Bandera ideology, and the denial of wartime Ukrainian fascist crimes. Israel and Ukraine reacted with fury at the decision and harshly criticized Poland for what they each claimed for their own respective reasons was “historical revisionism”. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu forcefully …

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Washington’s Ominous Credibility Implosion

All statecraft and politics is notoriously deceptive and duplicitous to a degree. It’s part of the Machiavellian game and even at times, arguably, can be paradoxically key to success for good outcomes. But Washington's current problem is on an altogether different scale. Its rampant duplicity seems to be spinning itself into an ominous credibility crisis. A crisis that …

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Is Fermented Blueberry the Most Powerful Tonic?

Story at-a-glance Blueberry vinegar was proven to help reduce the breakdown of acetylcholine in mice brains, while increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor, leading researchers to believe fermented blueberries may have health benefits for people with dementia Studies validate fermented blueberry drinks to be effective in preventing diabetes and obesity in mice predisposed to those conditions, reducing …

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