Daily Archive: May 16, 2018

Europe May Fold, But China and Russia See Opportunity

Although European leaders are talking a big game about keeping the Iran deal (JCPOA) alive following Trump’s unilateral withdrawal, there’s a good chance nations across the pond, especially the UK and France, will ultimately fold to U.S. demands. This is despite the fact these countries stand to lose far more economically than America. Acquiescing to U.S. imperial demands as submissive client...

France Is Trying to Cast a “Hex” on China’s South Pacific Plans

There’s been a spike in anti-Chinese fear mongering in the run-up to New Caledonia’s independence referendum later this year. The leader of a powerful pro-unity party warned that the island nation would become a “colony of China” because it’s “too small to be secure if it becomes independent”, implying that the People’s Republic would ecologically ravage the country like it’s...

Israel Threatened All Lebanese When It Equated Their State with Hezbollah

An Israeli security cabinet minister ominously wrote on Twitter that “Hezbollah=Lebanon” and promised that “The State of Israel will not differentiate between the sovereign State of Lebanon and Hezbollah, and will view Lebanon as responsible for any action from within its territory”. Education Minister Naftali Bennett was responding to Hezbollah’s impressive gains in the first Lebanese elections in nearly a...