Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

Africa is set to become a major theatre of war in the near future, as the scale of US military involvement will continue to increase on the resource-rich continent. In October of last year, the general public was given a glimpse into the degree to which US forces are operational in Africa, when four US …

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Will Vietnam Turn the “Quad” into the “Quint”?

A US aircraft carrier recently docked in Vietnam for the first time since the American military withdrawal in 1975. This hitherto unprecedented move in the post-war relations between the US and the ASEAN-member state is clearly intended as a signal towards China, with whom Vietnam is involved in a contentious dispute over the South China …

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Pushing Vietnam Against China: Kissinger & Brzezinski in Southeast Asia

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is set to host a US aircraft carrier from the pacific fleet. The USS Carl Vinson will be docked in Vietnam, and this will send a clear message of hostility from Vietnam to the People’s Republic of China. The South China Sea has been a point of contention in recent …

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French soldiers unload tanks from a train in northern Poland for a NATO military exercise (Source: LA Times)

U.S. Army Document: US Strategy to ‘Dethrone’ Putin for Oil Pipelines Might Provoke WW3

A US Army document concedes the real interests driving US military strategy toward Russia: dominating oil pipeline routes, accessing the vast natural resources of Central Asia, and enforcing the expansion of American capitalism worldwide. The Russians are coming. They hacked our elections. They are lurking behind numerous alternative political movements and news outlets. Such is …

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Protesters wave placards opposite Downing Street before Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman visits Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May in London, March 7, 2018. ©Henry Nicholls / Reuters

‘Short of Engaging in Combat’: UK has Al Saud’s Back in Yemen war

London was not a coincidental choice of Saudi Arabia’s new Crown Prince for his first official visit to the Western world. The UK has been deeply involved in the brutal war the Saudis are waging on Yemen. When it began three years ago this month, the then-foreign minister Philip Hammond explained that Britain’s policy was …

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Why Super-Rich Rush to Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

The rush amongst the super-rich started after the key event of 2014; this single stunning event suddenly sparked that rush by the super-rich to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, and the rush has been nonstop since that event. Though many news-media in The West have reported on the existence of this suddenly booming market for luxurious and supposedly nuclear-proof …

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Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio arrives before a news conference the day after Italy's parliamentary election, in Rome on March 5, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Alessandro Bianchi

The Italian Job

A triumph of “populism.” A hung parliament. “Ungovernable” Italy. Berlusconi’s demise. The latest chapter in a European saga. The “end of socialist parties.” Italy’s latest elections were a roller coaster featuring plenty of thrills. Yet the top political nugget is unmistakable: Only one coalition may aspire to an absolute majority, an – unlikely – alliance …

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Do Hidden Opiates in Our Food Explain Food Addictions?

Food addictions are not strictly “psychological” problems, but have a hard-wired, organic component. Many of the most commonly consumed foods in Western culture actually contain narcotic narcotic properties associated with the presence of psychoactive chemicals that bind to opioid receptors in the nervous system. These peptides are so powerful that researchers block their action with drugs …

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