Daily Archive: February 22, 2018

The United States and India – United Against Islam, United in Open Defecation

In spite of government efforts to alleviate the crisis, India’s hygiene problems continue to grow. The problem’s most visible manifestation is the prevalence of so-called open deification, a term used to connote the human evacuation of faeces outside of a normal sanitary toilet facility – aka public defecation. This process has turned many of India’s rivers into open sewers, thus...

India to Build Major Overseas Military Base Off Africa to Combat China

India is preparing to construct a significant overseas military base on an island in Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa to counter growing Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean. Last month, Seychelles and India signed a twenty-year agreement, permitting the Indian military to build an airbase and naval installations on Assumption Island, a...

US Foreign Policy for Dummies: ‘Do as We Say, Not as We Do’

As Russiagate comes to totally dominate the US political landscape, the question of America’s long history of foreign meddling has surfaced, warts and all. But that’s a totally different matter, respond the US Russia-baiters. In yet another variation on the theme of ‘Russia hacking America’s brain,’ a gaggle of American pundits appeared on Tuesday on the MSNBC news program ‘Deadline...

Dancing to US Tune: NATO Creates Military Schengen and Launches Iraq Mission

The NATO defense chiefs’ meeting on February 14-15 was mainly devoted to sharing the defense burden and other issues routinely discussed at any event. As usual, there were turgid speeches with opaque meaning to leave one guessing what’s really behind those nice words. In fact, the alliance took two far-going decisions proving a clue to its plans for near future. The ministers...

Without Changing a Stripe, ISIS Morphs from US’s Deadly Enemy to Useful Weapon to Perfect Target

While President Trump has recently hailed the defeat of ISIS, the group has been able to stave-off a complete defeat by retreating to a few, small remaining pockets in Syria. One of these pockets, located east of the Euphrates along Syria’s border with Iraq, is surrounded by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a grouping of Kurdish militias that are trained...

The Deadly Rule of the American Oligarchs

Oligarchic rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good. They pervert, deform and dismantle systems of power to serve their immediate interests, squandering the future for short-term personal gain. “The true forms of government, therefore, are those in which the one, or the few, or the...

Poland Is Exploiting Its American “Alliance” to Stand Up to “Israel”

Being an American “ally” has never yielded any tangible benefits for Poland until now. Poland has never gotten anything out of its “alliance” with America other than being used as the Pentagon’s doormat for expanding NATO eastward to Russia’s borders and provocatively deploying offensive weapons on its doorstep, but that’s about to change now that Warsaw has realized that it...