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Ukraine, Crimea and the Push for War

There are currently three major flash points in the world, where a false step could rapidly lead to escalation and a major war from which human civilization would be the main loser. Those flashpoints are the Middle East, the South China Sea and Ukraine/Crimea. In each of them Australia has made major missteps, invariably at … Continue reading Ukraine, Crimea and the Push for War

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Steering Trump Back to Endless War

Well, that didn’t take long, did it? The Trump administration hadn’t even reached its two-week mark when it surrendered a major portion of its independence and fell in behind the reigning Washington orthodoxy.  The turning point came at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday when Ambassador Nikki R. Haley blasted Russia for the upsurge of violence … Continue reading Steering Trump Back to Endless War

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Trump Presidency – First SNAFUs ( Situation Normal, All F****d Up) Already

It is a rare privilege to be able to criticize a politician for actually fulfilling his campaign promises but Donald Trump is a unique President and this week he offered us exactly this opportunity with not one, but three different SNAFUs to report. First, there was the botched raid against an alleged al-Qaeda compound in … Continue reading Trump Presidency – First SNAFUs ( Situation Normal, All F****d Up) Already

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Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

In what will likely be interpreted as the latest "test" by the Kremlin to gauge western military preparedness, Reuters reports that Russia has quietly unleashed the biggest military build up targeting the Arctic since the fall of the Soviet Union.  "It is part of a push to firm Moscow's hand in the High North as … Continue reading Russia Launches Biggest Arctic Military Expansion Since Fall of USSR

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Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente

Less than two weeks into office, President Trump faces one of the first big tests of his non-confrontational policy toward Russia. As new fighting erupts in Eastern Ukraine, the Kiev regime and its U.S. supporters are predictably demanding a showdown with Vladimir Putin. Initial evidence suggests, however, that the latest flare-up in this nearly three-year-old … Continue reading Ukraine Sabotages Trump’s Russia Detente

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Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia

The neocons and their liberal-interventionist chums never seem to think through one of their “regime change” schemes. It’s enough that they wrote the plan down in some op-ed article or reached a consensus at a think-tank conference. After that, all there is to do is to generate the requisite propaganda, often accompanied by intelligence “leaks” … Continue reading Escalating the Risky Fight with Russia

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NATO Ramps Up Ukraine War After Defeat in Syria

A surge in military attacks this week by NATO-backed Kiev regime forces on the breakaway eastern Ukraine regions is no mere coincidence. It is the reaction to events in Syria by the US-led military alliance in its hybrid warfare against Russia. Hundreds of ceasefire breaches by troops belonging to the Ukraine Armed Forces (UAF) are being reported in the separatist self-declared republics of Donetsk and … Continue reading NATO Ramps Up Ukraine War After Defeat in Syria