Listening In to Trump

As President Trump careers erratically and emotionally from tweet to tweet the world wonders what can possibly come next. There seems to be no limit to his flights of polemic, and one of those on March 4 concerned an assertion that he had been spied upon by his predecessor, Barack Obama, which he considered «Terrible! Just found … Continue reading Listening In to Trump

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The Anti-Russian Campaign Gathers Force

On January 30 NBC News reported that «On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump's commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos that declared the 28-nation alliance a vital deterrent … Continue reading The Anti-Russian Campaign Gathers Force

The Next Terrorist Atrocity

Official Washington refers to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation as ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and although this regional description is clearly out of date the fact remains that IS is a loose international association of quasi-religious thugs whose likeness to human beings is marginal and whose savagery is almost beyond comprehension. President … Continue reading The Next Terrorist Atrocity

Will Trump Be Forced into War with Russia?

The propaganda war being waged by the well-fed mainstream Western media has received a boost since it became clear that President Trump’s chief counsellors and associates are almost without exception relentlessly anti-Russian. His newly-appointed National Security Adviser, General HR McMaster, was noted by Reuters as believing Moscow to be “an adversary rather than a potential … Continue reading Will Trump Be Forced into War with Russia?

Australia and Europe Should Conduct a Trade Reset – and Would Be Wise to Unite with Russia and China

Reports in the US and international media indicate that the President of the United States hit a new low in spiteful animosity when he tweeted about Federal Judge James Robart that ‘the opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!’ The policies of Trump America … Continue reading Australia and Europe Should Conduct a Trade Reset – and Would Be Wise to Unite with Russia and China

Goodbye Palestine (But Watch for the Blowback)

Donald Trump won’t be formally forbidding entry of Palestinians to his New Great America, because he doesn’t recognise Palestine and never will. But he has designed a way of preventing their travel and that of countless others by introduction of ‘extreme vetting,’ which will help to deny Palestine the legitimacy that the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed … Continue reading Goodbye Palestine (But Watch for the Blowback)

The Matter is Closed — But Would it be Closed if the Country Involved Wasn’t Israel?

The Al Jazeera television channel has revealed an Israeli plan to destroy the careers of senior British government figures because they have been critical of Israel. Shai Masot, a senior official in the Israeli embassy in London, was recorded by an Al Jazeera undercover reporter in conversation in a London restaurant with Ms Maria Strizzolo, formerly chief of staff to the … Continue reading The Matter is Closed — But Would it be Closed if the Country Involved Wasn’t Israel?

How America’s Support for Israel Helps Daesh Find New Recruits

Place yourself in the mind of a Palestinian. You have just been told by the Secretary of State of the outgoing US Administration in Washington that your people should have «a future of freedom and dignity» and «the Israeli Government’s program of establishing civilian settlements in the occupied territory is inconsistent with international law». Might you have … Continue reading How America’s Support for Israel Helps Daesh Find New Recruits