Daily Archive: May 27, 2019

Pakistan: Why Did a Fugitive PTM Leader and Voice of America Collaborate After a Recent Attack?

Fugitive PTM leader Mohsin Dawar gave some comments to Voice of America’s Pashto service shortly after inciting members of his group into attacking a security checkpoint, raising all sorts of questions about his intentions in doing so and those of his main international media partners after several people were killed by the clashes that he provoked, making one wonder whether...

Iran’s Relations with India and Pakistan. Couldn’t Be More Different

Iran is becoming increasingly desperate after the US intensified the economic component of its Hybrid War on the country, and while Indian Prime Minister Modi snubbed the Islamic Republic’s top diplomat during his visit to the country earlier this month and humiliatingly sent him back to his homeland empty-handed, his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan warmly embraced Zarif and offered to...

Bolton’s Trap: Iran Cast as a Nuclear Threat, Diverting us from his Occulted Project

President Putin was correct when he foresaw that the US actions which forced Iran towards default on the JCPOA would be quickly forgotten – as they have – and that the US mainstream ‘narrative’ would be turned wholly against Iran (which it has). John Bolton has activated his ‘trap’, which inevitably will lead to ratchetting tensions between Iran and the...

Why the West Doesn’t Understand China and How It Gets It Wrong

Of all the platitudes relating to China in recent times, one of the more facile must surely be that, ‘The prime aim of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) … is to stay in power’. Maybe those making such pronouncements should try pointing to a Western establishment that does not share this goal. It is ironic, then, that those lambasting the lack of loyalty on display in the leaking...

Credder is a More Honest NewsGuard, But There’s No Way to Create an Incorruptible News Rating App

The NewsGuard news rating app was a blatant attempt to direct news consumers to pro-establishment sources while punishing alternative outlets with low trust ratings — but will the newly launched Credder be any different? A better question to ask might be, can any news rating app — no matter who its founders, backers and users are — really work in...