US President Donald Trump shows the document reinstating sanctions against Iran. Photo: AFP / Saul Loeb

The Art of Breaking a Deal

Breaking the unwritten rules of global diplomacy, the Trump administration is now in violation of the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or in plain language the Iran nuclear deal. Nuance is notoriously absent in what can only be described as a unilateral hard exit. All suspended United States sanctions against Iran will be reinstated, and …

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New Delhi Hobnobs with Neocons to Disrupt the New Silk Road in Europe

The recent joint event between the infamous Heritage Foundation neocon think tank and its prestigious Indian partner from the Observer Research Foundation saw New Delhi’s representatives slamming China’s Silk Road role in Europe in an attempt to advance three strategic objectives. The Heritage Foundation, perhaps the US’ most well-known neoconservative think tank, co-hosted an event …

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On the Eastern Front Poroshenko Loads Up

After being shipped a phalanx of advanced Javelin anti-tank missiles, Ukraine’s oligarch-dictator Petro Poroshenko wasted no time preparing for an offensive against pro-Russian fighters in the Donbass region. Hours after the announcement the U.S. weapons had reached Ukraine, think tanks and analysts began mulling over Poroshenko’s redux military mission against separatists. On April 30, 2018, …

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The US Navy Reestablishes Its Second Fleet to Counter Russia

The US Navy is reestablishing its Second Fleet in order to control the North Atlantic. It will be operational by July 1 and headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. This is another step to prepare for possible combat actions against Russia, which is viewed as a potential enemy. The Fleet was disbanded in 2011, as nothing challenged the US Navy …

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Pompeo Rocks the Middle East: Lessons from a Former CIA Officer for the Secretary of State

Former Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo has recently completed his first trip to the Middle East as U.S. Secretary of State. Perhaps not surprisingly as President Donald Trump appears prepared to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) limiting Iran’s nuclear program creating a possible casus belli, much of what Pompeo said was …

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Only Russia Can De-Escalate the Proxy War Between the West and Iran in Syria

Some explosions shook Syrian Arab Army positions in Aleppo and Hama provinces early Monday morning in what was widely reported to have either been an American, Israeli, or other Western allied strike on alleged Iranian military positions in the country that supposedly killed a few dozen people. It’s unclear exactly what took place because Israel …

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A German Tank Battalion Fought to the End in the Icy Hell of Stalingrad

The Panzer-Abteilung 129, a tank battalion serving with the German 6th Army, fought its way into the Soviet city of Stalingrad in late 1942 only to find itself pinned down during winter. A a million-man Red Army counter offensive, attacking in two giant pincers, surrounded the Germans that November. Trapped, the battalion’s soldiers sheltered wherever …

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Willing Slaves

Willing believers in lies are willing slaves, because lies are coercion of the mind, as opposed to coercion of the body (slavery by physical violence instead of by mental violence, which is called “lies”); and anyone who willingly complies with any type of coercion when escape from that coercion is available (and this is precisely …

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