Daily Archive: August 23, 2019

Russia’s Silence on India’s Anti-Chinese Threats Is Deafening

Much has been said about Russia’s reaffirmation that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Kashmir, but practically no one is discussing the fact that Moscow has been silent about China’s official stance that New Delhi’s unilateral move poses a threat to its sovereignty, nor has Russia commentated on Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s inflammatory statement earlier this month...

As Afghan Carnage Continues, US Presidential Candidates Face Key Question

On July 30, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that the Afghan government and international military forces, primarily the United States, caused most of the civilian deaths in Afghanistan during the first six months of 2019. That’s more killings than those perpetrated in the same time period by the Taliban and ISIS combined. Aerial operations were responsible for 519 civilian casualties...

Anti-China Cult Gets U.S. Government Money – Runs Large Pro-Trump Ad Campaign

Falun Gong is a cult which claims to have millions of followers. It was founded in China by Li Hongzhi who thinks of himself as a higher being. Falun Gong mixes some Taoism and Buddhism with nutty ideas, conservative politics and strong anti-communism: Some of Mr Li’s pronouncements are certainly unconventional, some would say just plain strange. He believes aliens...

Al-Golani’s Defiance of Turkey Leads to Syrian Government Control of Khan Sheikhoun

During the first week of this month of August, the ex-ISIS commander and current head of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) Abu Mohammad al-Golani held a press conference in the occupied northern city of Idlib. He declared himself unconcerned by the ceasefire established in the course of thirteen meetings between Turkey and Russia at Astana; he said...