There is a Dark and Dangerous Forest Behind These Burning Trees…
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There is a Dark and Dangerous Forest Behind These Burning Trees…

Roughly half-way through the year 2020 it is becoming pretty obvious that there are a number of major developments which almost got our total attention, and for good reason, as these are tectonic shifts which truly qualify as “catastrophe” (under the definition “a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth“). These are:…

Forging Greater Israel: Annexation by Any Other Name
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Forging Greater Israel: Annexation by Any Other Name

July 1st came and went and Netanyahu made no formal statement regarding annexation. That left many journalists, politicians, activists, and others feeling abandoned to speculation. Declarations of support or opposition went forward accompanied by an air of uncertainty and the frustration of trying to second guess the objectives of those whose actions would determine the…

The Economic Aspects of a Trade War between Japan and Korea
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The Economic Aspects of a Trade War between Japan and Korea

On 4 July 2020, it will be exactly one year since Japan introduced export restrictions on South Korea on three types of chemicals critical for the microelectronics industry: fluorinated polyimide, hydrogen fluoride, and photoresists. South Korea called that step the start of a trade war. We should recall the essence of the issue: Japan highlights…

Donald Trump’s Genocidal Acts Against Humanity
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Donald Trump’s Genocidal Acts Against Humanity

In 1979, United Nations Committee on Human Rights rapporteur Abdelwahab Bouhdiba cited the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia as an example of “autogenocide,” the carrying out or enabling of mass deaths among one’s own nation. Previously cited examples of genocide at the time Bouhdiba’s coined the word autogenocide, were Nazi Germany…

Iran and China Turbo-Charge the New Silk Roads
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Iran and China Turbo-Charge the New Silk Roads

Two of the US’s top “strategic threats” are getting closer and closer within the scope of the New Silk Roads – the leading 21st century project of economic integration across Eurasia. The Deep State will not be amused. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi blasted as “lies”  a series of rumors about the “transparent roadmap” inbuilt in…

Syria Aid? End Sanctions!
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Syria Aid? End Sanctions!

There is a growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. The best way to alleviate the country’s suffering is to end all unilateral economic sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union. After nine years of war and millions killed, wounded or displaced, Washington and Brussels insist on impeding Syria’s reconstruction by extending economic and diplomatic…