An Israeli F-16 fighter jet © Amir Cohen / Reuters

Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed. Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the … Continue reading Russia Summoned Israeli Ambassador Over Airstrikes Near Palmyra

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Only a Fool Would Trust Rogue State USA

The United States suffers from a chronic trust deficit, to put it mildly. Anything that its leaders say must be weighed against years of deception and relentless criminal conduct by US governments. Only a fool would trust anything that comes out of Washington. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited Chinese President Xi Jinping at the weekend, vowing … Continue reading Only a Fool Would Trust Rogue State USA

Strategic China Russia Arctic Cooperation

Cooperation in building modern railway links, deep water ports and mining infrastructure in Russia’s Arctic and Murmansk Peninsula in the far north is becoming a strategic new element binding China and Russia. Its implications are worth a closer look. On March 29 a high-level delegation from the Chinese Government and private companies will meet with … Continue reading Strategic China Russia Arctic Cooperation

Coverup of Humanitarian Disaster in Mosul

US-led terror-bombing along with Iraqi ground forces are systematically destroying the city, not liberating it as claimed. Western media scoundrels and international NGOs are ignoring a humanitarian disaster far worse than what affected East Aleppo. Government and allied forces, greatly aided by Russian airpower, saved the lives of tens of thousands of defenseless Aleppo residents, … Continue reading Coverup of Humanitarian Disaster in Mosul

Prepare, Pursue, Prevail! Onward and Upward with U.S. Central Command

By way of explaining his eight failed marriages, the American bandleader Artie Shaw once remarked, “I am an incurable optimist.” In reality, Artie was an incurable narcissist. Utterly devoid of self-awareness, he never looked back, only forward. So, too, with the incurable optimists who manage present-day American wars. What matters is not past mistakes but … Continue reading Prepare, Pursue, Prevail! Onward and Upward with U.S. Central Command

The Upcoming Trade War Between the U.S. and China Will be the Biggest in the History of the Planet

The United States and China are the two largest economies in the world by far, and the upcoming trade war that is about to erupt will be cataclysmic for both sides.  The Trump administration and the Chinese government are both gearing up for a prolonged trade war, and this is going to have very severe … Continue reading The Upcoming Trade War Between the U.S. and China Will be the Biggest in the History of the Planet