Daily Archive: October 28, 2018

Summit in Istanbul as Ramifications of the Khashoggi Debacle Roll On

The Russia-Turkey-Germany-France summit in Istanbul on October 27 is an extraordinary affair. The Kremlin has been deploying a wily strategy, downplaying the summit as just “comparing notes”, and not a breakthrough. Yet Istanbul is a de facto breakthrough in itself – on superimposed layers. It signals the top two EU powers acquiescing that Russia is in control of Syria’s future. It...

Did a Rohingya-Like “Ethnic Cleansing” Just Happen in Angola?

The large-scale and rapid outflow of 380,000 Congolese from northeastern Angola over the past couple of weeks draws immediate comparisons to last year’s Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar, but a closer examination reveals that both of them didn’t exactly unfold according to the Mainstream Media’s narrative and that they each played into America’s geopolitical hands whether their governments realized it or...

Big Business Strikes Back: the Class Struggle from Above

Introduction Bankers, agro-business elites, commercial mega owners, manufacturing, real estate and insurance bosses and their financial advisers, elite members of the ‘ruling class’, have launched a full-scale attack on private and public wage and salary workers, and small and medium size entrepreneurs (the members of the ‘popular classes’). The attack has targeted income ,pensions, medical plans, workplace conditions, job security,...

Khashoggi Cover-Up Underway

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed this week to reveal the “naked truth” about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi; however, in fact, he didn’t uncover anything extraordinary, but why? It is significant that the day before Erdogan’s much-hyped speech to Turkish parliamentarians, President Donald Trump dispatched his CIA chief to Turkey to “investigate” the evidence of Khashoggi’s killing. The involvement of the CIA...

Brazil’s Election Meddling Scandal Won’t Dent Bolsonaro’s Popularity

Serious accusations have emerged that the buddies of Brazilian frontrunner Bolsonaro are illegally funding an election meddling campaign on social media. According to reports, Bolsonaro was aware that some of his biggest backers were paying millions of dollars to conduct a far-reaching influence operation before the second round of the polls this weekend, which would be illegal under Brazilian law...