Nepal Is Teaching India a Lesson by Keeping BIMSTEC in Check

In a modern-day geopolitical example of David versus Goliath, tiny Nepal is tacitly teaching the world’s second-most-populous country a lesson by refraining from this week’s BIMSTEC (The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) multilateral military drills in India, which sends the Great Power the important message that it shouldn’t exploit regional …

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The New York Times front page, dated August 9, 1974, on President Richard Nixon's resignation. Photo: iStock

‘Resistance’ Runs Amok in the US Deep Throat War

We now live in a psy-ops world. The latest Deep Throat War in Washington bears all the elements of an epic of the genre. Fear: Trump in the White House, by Bob Woodward, who remains an associate editor at the Washington Post, will be released next week, on the 17th anniversary of 9/11. This, in turn, …

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Fighting Starts in Syria’s Idlib: US Military Considers Military Options

Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari declared on Sept. 7 that his government was determined to wipe out the rebels from the Idlib province. The next day, the Idlib Dawn Operation began, encircling a town 59 km. southwest of the Syrian city of Aleppo. As of Sept. 9, Russian aircraft have attacked the rebel positions in western …

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Target Syria, Will a New War be the October Surprise?

It’s official. The Syrian Army assisted by Russian air support is closing in on the last major pocket of terrorists remaining in the country in the province of Idlib near Aleppo. The United States, which has trained and armed some of the trapped gunmen and even as recently as a year ago described the province …

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Merkel’s Chasing a Failed Dream by Fantasizing About Bombing Syria

Merkel is desperate to keep alive her failed dream that Germany is the world’s foremost “normative power” during the Trump Era, and she doesn’t want the Mainstream Media to portray its British and French rivals as having usurped her country’s spot if Berlin once again declines to join the American-led coalition in bombing Syria under …

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Iraq on Fire: From Kirkuk to Basra

Reports from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk indicate that Daesh terrorists have blown up a major oil pipeline which continues to smoulder as of 14.00 Baghdad time. The battle to restore government rule in Kirkuk after a lengthy Daesh occupation was among the most harrowing battles of Iraq’s long war against Daesh and later …

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Jerusalem's Old City in 1937. National Library Photo Collection

Israeli Eradication of History: Disappearing Mosques

The discovery of a rare aerial photo of Jerusalem in the 1930s, taken by a Zeppelin, has provided the long-sought after proof that when Israel occupied the Old City in 1967 it secretly destroyed an important mosque that dated from the time of Saladin close to the al-Aqsa mosque. The destruction of the Sheikh Eid …

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