Brute Isolation: Trump and the Art of Unraveling the Iran Deal

Contrary to a barrage of spin, the P5+1 meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to assess implementation of the Iran nuclear deal did not go especially well, as diplomats confirmed to Asia Times. US secretary of state Rex Tillerson was forced to concede Tehran is abiding by the deal. But once again …

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Furious China slams Trump’s UN speech on North Korea

Global Times, the unofficial English language voice of the Chinese government, has published a strongly worded editorial which makes clear China’s strong disapproval of the comments about North Korea made by US President Trump during his recent speech at the UN General Assembly. In that speech US President Trump had these things to say about North Korea The scourge …

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Trump’s “Mein Kampf” Tirade at the United Nations

The speech delivered Tuesday by Donald Trump to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was without precedent either for the UN or the American presidency. Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the “scourge of war” and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of …

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More Thoughts on Trump’s UN Declaration of War Against Iran and North Korea

Trump’s UN speech makes it clear that Trump’s presidency, in terms of his campaign promise to remove Washington from the “policeman of the world” role, exit the Middle East, and repair the damaged relations with Russia, is over. The CIA and the military/security complex are in full control of the US government. Trump has accepted …

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Listening to The Donald at the UN

Late this morning, outraged emails started pouring in. My correspondents reported “getting sick” and having their “heart ache”. The cause of all that? They had just watched Trump’s speech at the UN. I sighed and decided to watch the full speech for myself. Yeah, it was painful. You can read the full (rush,not official) text …

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Descent into Barbarism: Trump Makes Virtue Out of War and Genocide at the UN

It can’t get more outrageous. US President Donald Trump stood in front of the United Nations and openly threatened unilateral war and genocide. It’s a sign of the times that such criminal rhetoric is so casually spouted by the world’s biggest military state. When American leaders address the UN General Assembly, people are generally used …

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Trump Blasts “ROCKET MAN” Kim, and the “Dictatorships” of Iran, Syria and Venezuela in First UN Speech

Donald Trump has delivered a shockingly bellicose speech during his first appearance before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The speech began by striking a tone which sounded more like a speech before a domestic US audience than before the nations of the world. Trump welcomed delegates and leaders to his home town …

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UN Peacekeepers to the Donbass?

During a press availability at conclusion of the BRICS summit in China on September 5, 2017, President Vladimir Putin announced he instructed Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to advance the idea of making the OSCE monitoring mission on the Donbass more effective through the introduction of armed UN peacekeepers. Lavrov was reportedly instructed to introduce an …

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Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis is Killing the West Too

Myanmar, the place we used to call Burma, has come back into the spotlight Western governments always try and keep it away from. Much is going on here, and too, many contradictions … but why? There is a well-known management technique called “kicking it into the long grass”. This involves committing yourself to doing something …

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