Daily Archive: September 17, 2019

1984 Punjab Was the Template for 2019 Kashmir

The draconian controls imposed in contemporary Kashmir and the slow-motion ethnic cleansing taking place there in response to its indigenous people’s popular self-determination movement were first pioneered by what India did in Punjab 35 years ago when attempting to suppress the Khalistan movement, and a remembrance of those terrible times could prove informative for predicting what might happen next in...

“Drone Attack” on Saudi Oil – Who Benefits?

Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen’s Houthis or Iran were responsible. The BBC in its article, “Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes,” would inject toward the top of its article: Iran-aligned Houthi fighters in...

The Latest “Putinyahu Rusrael” Summit Was The Most Important Yet

The outcome of the latest “Putinyahu Rusrael” summit was the most important yet because the Russian leader publicly agreed that his “Israeli” counterpart has “first-hand knowledge” of “what terrorism is about” and his Foreign Minister dramatically announced that the War on Syria is finally over, both of which have enormous implications for the changing balance of power in the Mideast...

Why America’s Military Capabilities Are Failing

On 17 January 1961, US President Dwight Eisenhower famously introduced the phrase “military-industrial complex”, referring to what he said might become a threat to American democracy — a takeover of the US Government by a “complex,” composed of generals and other national-security brass on the one side, and corporations such as Lockheed and their financiers, on the other. That warning...