US Hits “Search and Destroy” Against China’s New Silk Roads
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US Hits “Search and Destroy” Against China’s New Silk Roads

Seven years after being launched by President Xi Jinping, first in Astana and then in Jakarta, the New Silk Roads, or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) increasingly drive the American plutocratic oligarchy completely nuts. The relentless paranoia about the Chinese “threat” has much to do with the exit ramp offered by Beijing to a Global…

The Iranian-Turkish Scandal Over Azerbaijan Is Just a Gigantic Misunderstanding
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The Iranian-Turkish Scandal Over Azerbaijan Is Just a Gigantic Misunderstanding

President Erdogan’s recitation of a 19th-century Azeri nationalist poem during his attendance at Baku’s Victory Parade as his Azerbaijani counterpart’s guest of honor last week provoked harsh criticism from Iranian officials who regarded it as implying territorial claims on their country’s three northwestern provinces that form part of the historic Azerbaijan region (which also naturally…

China Completes its Beidou Satellite Navigation Network
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China Completes its Beidou Satellite Navigation Network

Earlier this year China launched the final satellite in its Beidou satellite navigation network. The completion of China’s Beidou network makes it the fourth network of its kind and capabilities alongside the US Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s GLONASS, and the European Union’s Galileo network. Conceived in the 1990’s with the first and second versions providing…

Is Our Second Civil War — also a ‘Forever War’?
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Is Our Second Civil War — also a ‘Forever War’?

When the Electoral College meets Monday, it will almost surely certify former Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. And he will take the oath of office Jan. 20. There is, nationally, a growing if grudging realization of that reality. Yet millions of Americans will refuse to accept the legitimacy…

Pentagon to Biden: Latin America a Major Battlefield in War with China
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Pentagon to Biden: Latin America a Major Battlefield in War with China

A presentation by the chief of the US military’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and a report drafted by the US Army War College’s chief expert on Latin America have been issued back-to-back in the last two weeks, both making dire warnings of growing Chinese influence in the region. Together, they amount to a brief submitted to…