Monthly Archives: March 2015

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ImageWhen I heard about the crash of Germanwings Flight GWI9525 in the French Alps on the morning of March 24th, I was shocked, but to be honest, not that shocked. It’s not that I expected it to happen, but this was the fifth such incident in the last year. If that frequency is maintained, the statistically-very-low chances of meeting an untimely end on a commercial flight will have to be recalculated. Read More →

ImageThe 4 year-old ‘Houthi’ revolution in Yemen didn’t get a color name because it wasn’t backed by Western powers. In fact, it’s not called a revolution at all by Western governments or press, it’s called an “insurgency”, just like Iraq. And we all know that those fighting against the US military in Iraq were terrorists, right? Read More →

Yemen-deadI’ve been wondering; is everyone meant to be impressed by the latest “ISIS” attacks in Yemen where someone detonated 5 bombs inside Mosques packed with innocent men women and children, killing 130? Or what about “ISIS” gunning down 23 tourists in a Tunisian museum? Do the perpetrators of these atrocities think that gunning down defenseless people in order to spread fear of Muslim terrorists makes them special? Because it really doesn’t. It makes them despicable degenerates, the shit on the sole of the shoe of the human race. Read More →

“What the darkness cannot possess, it seeks to destroy”

Core member of the early US banking elite John D. Rockefeller (accurately) portrayed in an early 20th century cartoon.

You’ve probably read all sorts of theories that seek to explain the causes of the ‘new cold war’ in which we find ourselves. From the embarrassingly simplistic “Putin’s a Hitler” offered by the Western press to the more nuanced idea of an ‘energy war’ between US-Europe-Russia. The truth about why we are where we are right now, as a species, however, is actually fairly simple. But to understand it you’ll have to ditch the idea of a ‘new cold war’ and replace it with ‘the 120-year-old war that never ended’. If you like your history condensed and relevant to what is happening today, then read on.

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Boris Nemtsov entering the US embassy in 2012

Boris Nemtsov was shot in the back as he walked with his Ukrainian “girlfriend” near the Kremlin in Moscow. Nemtsov ran unsuccessfully for office in 1989 before eventually being elected to Russia’s parliament in 1990. As deputy minster for economic reform under Yeltsin, he failed to actually deliver economic reform amid the August 1998 economic crisis and it cost him his job. Read More →