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The Honeymoon of the Generals

Or Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.” Still, give Donald Trump credit. Only the really, really big bombs, whether North Korean nukes or those 21,600 pounds of MOAB, truly get his attention. … Continue reading The Honeymoon of the Generals

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Is Mad Dog Planning to Invade East Syria?

The Pentagon’s plan for seizing and occupying territory in east Syria is beginning to take shape. According to a Fox News exclusive: “The Islamic State has essentially moved its so-called capital in Syria… ISIS is now centered in Deir ez-Zur, roughly 90 miles southeast of Raqqa, the officials said.” (“ISIS moves its capital in Syria”, … Continue reading Is Mad Dog Planning to Invade East Syria?

Human Rights and the Arrogance of Power

International policy statements sometimes attract attention because they deal with serious matters, such as human rights, concerning which an important speech was made to the UN Security Council on April 18 by US Ambassador Nikki Haley. Ambassador Haley declared that «When a state begins to systematically violate human rights, it is a sign, it is a red … Continue reading Human Rights and the Arrogance of Power

Just Who Does Pose the Greater Threat in Korea?

The election of Donald Trump as US President has seen the ramping up of US rhetoric about North Korea. Trump recently demanded that China should use its influence with the North Koreans and if China did not intervene, then, according to an interview Trump gave to the UK Financial Times, the “US would act alone.” … Continue reading Just Who Does Pose the Greater Threat in Korea?

The American Empire under Donald Trump has Become Increasingly Desperate, Dangerous & Insecure

My current working hypothesis is that the U.S. is a late-stage empire about to enter a more serious and dangerous period of collapse. In case you missed it, I outlined my broad brush view in the very popular recent post, Prepare for Impact – This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire. Here’s a brief … Continue reading The American Empire under Donald Trump has Become Increasingly Desperate, Dangerous & Insecure

Trump – From Coward to Hero – MOAB, Syria, North Korea and Yemen are the Answer

Trump, within a span of a week, has made a U-turn; from a coward to hero. So the MSM; his aggressive violence, his murderous killing spree in Syria, Yemen and threatening North Korea with a nuclear ‘take-out’ – turns Trump from a pussie to a macho. Overnight, so to speak, Trump has become the darling … Continue reading Trump – From Coward to Hero – MOAB, Syria, North Korea and Yemen are the Answer

Would China Strike North Korea?

China's military were reportedly put on high alert this week, with US officials saying that Beijing is preparing to respond to any potential situation in North Korea. The "extraordinary" mobilization of bomber aircraft was reportedly acknowledged by China's foreign ministry, giving no further details. The general assumption is that China is taking a defensive position in case the … Continue reading Would China Strike North Korea?

It is Not Just Assad Who is “Responsible” for the Rise of ISIS

Talk to Bashar al-Assad’s enemies, and they’ll tell you he’s to blame for every man, woman and child who has been killed in Syria. That’s 400,000. Or 450,000. Or 500,000. The figures, so carelessly put together by the media, the UN and the various opposition groups who naturally want the statistics to be as high … Continue reading It is Not Just Assad Who is “Responsible” for the Rise of ISIS

Trump’s Endgame in Syria and its Implications for the Region

The false flag Syrian chemical attack and the subsequent “frightening” (that turned out to be rather harmless) missile attack against the Shayrat air base in the Homs Governorate launched by the US Navy could remind an impartial analyst a chess game on Trump’s part that was thought over in advance. It’s clear that Trump aims … Continue reading Trump’s Endgame in Syria and its Implications for the Region