Daily Archive: February 14, 2018

Indian Celebrities Insult Pakistan over Refusal to Accept Obscene Film, as Their Own Nation Slides Into the Abyss

Indian film makers have produced an odd film called “Padman” which publicly airs the very private matter of female menstruation in very grim detail. According to Ishaq Ahmed of the Pakistani Federal Censor Board, “We can’t allow our film distributors to import films which are against our traditions and culture”. Pakistan of course has every right to prohibit films which are considered...

China Will ‘Take Action’ If India Sends Troops to Crisis-Hit Maldives

Beijing will “take action” if India sends troops to the Maldives, Chinese state media has warned. It comes after a Supreme Court in the Maldives overturned the conviction of an opposition politician, prompting a political crisis. “India should exercise restraint,” an editorial in the state-run Global Times reads. “Without UN empowerment, there would be no righteous cause for any armed...

Putin’s Phone Call to Netanyahu Put an End to Israel’s Strikes on Syria

Russia’s public response to massive Israeli strikes on Syria last Saturday including on T4 airbase where Russian troops are perhaps still stationed was rather subdued. The Ministry of Defence said nothing at all and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs only offered the terse statement that “creation of threats for Russian military personnel in Syria is unnaceptable”. We now know why....

Israel Preps for Syrian War with Golan’s Oil and Water in its Sights

Soon after Saturday’s dangerous escalation involving Syria’s downing of an Israeli fighter jet in its airspace seemed to fizzle out, the Jerusalem Postreported that Israel was approaching the de-escalation period as a time to prepare for large-scale war with its northern neighbor by boosting its air defenses. According to those cited by the Post, convoys of missile-defense batteries have been...

John Kelly: An American Viceroy and Imperialist

President Donald Trump’s embattled chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, served as an enigma in uniform. Under President Barack Obama, Kelly had problems following orders during his stint as Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), headquartered in Miami, Florida. Geographical area commanders, such as SOUTHCOM, and the commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida,...