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McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) secretly visited the Kurdish-held region of Syria during a trip to the Middle East last weekend to meet with United States military officials, The Wall Street Journal reported. A spokeswoman for McCain later confirmed the trip in a statement to The Hill. “Senator McCain traveled to northern Syria last week to … Continue reading McCain Made Secret Trip to Syria

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Trump Warns Iran that ‘Nothing is Off the Table’ Following its Missile Test

The US President Donald Trump has warned Tehran that a military option is ‘not off the table’ as a response to the latest alleged missile test by Iran. When asked whether the US would consider using force to respond to Tehran, Trump told reporters on Thursday that "nothing is off the table." On January 30, … Continue reading Trump Warns Iran that ‘Nothing is Off the Table’ Following its Missile Test

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China to Pour $3 Billion in Iran’s Refining Capacity

China will invest US$3 billion in the upgrade of Iran’s oil refining facilities, Iranian media reported, with the bulk of the investment going into the Abadan refinery. According to Deputy Oil Minister Abbas Kazemi, China has already “opened the financing” for the refinery’s upgrade. Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure has suffered the results of years … Continue reading China to Pour $3 Billion in Iran’s Refining Capacity

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“Get Paid Fighting against Trump”: Ads Offer Protesters $2500 to Disrupt Trump Inauguration

Job advertisements running in 20 cities across the US are offering $2,500 a month for “operatives” willing to protest the upcoming inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. San Francisco-based Demand Protest posted ads on Backpage.com, seeking applicants who would like to “Get paid fighting against Trump!” Along with the monthly $2,500 retainer, the company offers a “standard per-event pay … Continue reading “Get Paid Fighting against Trump”: Ads Offer Protesters $2500 to Disrupt Trump Inauguration

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US Politics Summed Up in 30 Seconds

Democrats: The Russians hacked our elections. Republicans: You mean they exposed your corruption. Democrats: We’re not corrupt. There’s nothing in the hacks that’s illegal. Republicans: So how did the hacks change the election then? Democrats: Because Hillary would have won if the people were kept in the dark. Republicans: That doesn’t make any sense. Green … Continue reading US Politics Summed Up in 30 Seconds

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Taiwan: Ignorance, Danger of War and a High School Nazi Parade

At the end of December 2016, both Taiwan and the world were shaken to the core, when images appeared in the local press and online, depicting students parading in Nazi uniforms proudly raising their hands in salute, an act banned in most of countries of the world. Mail Online reported: “A school in Taiwan has … Continue reading Taiwan: Ignorance, Danger of War and a High School Nazi Parade

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More than 4 Million Innocent Muslims Killed in the “War on Terror”; Where is the Outrage?

The Washington DC-based Physicians for Social Responsibility (PRS) released a landmark study concluding that the death toll from 10 years of the “War on Terror” since the 9/11 attacks is at least 1.3 million, and could be as high as 2 million. According to the figures explored, total deaths from Western interventions in Iraq and … Continue reading More than 4 Million Innocent Muslims Killed in the “War on Terror”; Where is the Outrage?

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South China Sea: Failing to Find Asian Allies, US Invites UK to Meddle

Parroting the US State Department’s rhetoric, almost verbatim to justify the decision, a UK envoy vowed to fly warplanes over, and sail warships through the South China Sea over “concerns” regarding “freedom of navigation there.” Reuters in its article, “British fighters to overfly South China Sea; carriers in Pacific after 2020: envoy,” would report: The … Continue reading South China Sea: Failing to Find Asian Allies, US Invites UK to Meddle

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Paris Mourns Defeat of Al-Qaeda: Mayor Orders Eiffel Tower Lights off ‘For Aleppo’

This is now the world we live in. Syrian army has effectively defeated the 10,000 Islamist rebels in Aleppo. These include 4,000 al-Qaeda and Ahrar al-Sham fighters who effectively control the other groups. The other large outfit among them is the supposedly "moderate" Nour al-Din al-Zenki whose members proudly filmed themselves beheading a Palestinian boy this … Continue reading Paris Mourns Defeat of Al-Qaeda: Mayor Orders Eiffel Tower Lights off ‘For Aleppo’