Skripal, Syria & UNSC: Mass Psychosis Swept the World This Week

The world is going crazy in the run-up to this Sunday’s election in Russia, with both the Mainstream Media and a large segment of Alt-Media losing their minds over the week’s latest developments, but an unemotional appraisal of recent events might deliver a much needed dose of sanity to the masses. So many things happened …

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Murder Most Foul in Britain

What damned cheek to murder a Russian defector and his daughter in the sleepy town of Salisbury! Britain, the US, Germany and Canada are all blasting Russia for this dastardly act that was apparently committed using a new nerve agent allegedly made in Russia known to the media as ‘Novichok.’ The victims of the attack, …

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Trump’s and Pompeo’s Path to Nuclear Crisis

The prospective replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo clears one of the last apparent hurdles between Donald Trump and his destruction of a significant diplomatic achievement that has been squarely in the interests of the United States, of nuclear nonproliferation, and of the containment of conflict in the Middle East. This is, of course, …

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Britain, Syria … Synchronizing Provocations to Beat Russia

It’s just too much of a coincidence. The dramatic ramping up of Cold War-like hostility towards Russia by Britain and its NATO allies dovetails with major military setback for these same powers in Syria. The plausible connection is this: the attempted smearing of Russia over the apparent poison-assassination plot in Britain is being used by Britain and the United …

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The Shocking Diplomatic Incompetence of Theresa May and Boris Johnson

There is the famous aphorism by Karl von Clausewitz: “War is the continuation of politics by other means.” This may be true, in many cases, but it is rarely a happy outcome. Not everybody likes politics, but when given a choice between politics and war, most sane people will readily choose politics, which, even when …

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Terrorist Capabilities Laid Bare in an Eastern Ghouta Chemical Lab

The battle of narratives over the use of chemical weapons in Syria has been raging ferociously for years. But a chemical lab discovered in Eastern Ghouta this week is set to change the parameters of the discourse. Last December, at a US military hangar near Washington DC, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley showcased an over-sized metal …

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Where the Streets Have No Name: Israel Leaves Palestinians in Postal ‘Dark Age’

In the town of Umm al-Fahm, more than a third of all letters never reach their destination. Identity cards, passports and drivers' licences go missing, welfare cheques are lost, appointments expire, and penalties mount up over unpaid fines. GPS navigation apps like Waze fail, taxis struggle to find customers, and private delivery companies have to …

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Australia’s Dilemma: The Quad or Its National Interest

In 2005 Japan raised the possibility of a separate grouping of four nations, Australia, India, Japan and the United States, as a potential counterweight to the growing power of China. It was an ill-considered notion then, and nothing has happened since then to make it a better idea. If anything, it is a worse idea …

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