On Jan. 30th (more or less, no one knows for sure), a “Saudi Frigate” was broadsided in the Red Sea by something that caused a big explosion and killed, reportedly, two “Saudi sailors”. Read More →
Since the collapse (thanks to the US government and military) of the Russian-American ceasefire in Syria, the US has been doing what little it can with the options it has left, using the international media as its personal lapdog in service to more war and carnage, and threatening to arm terrorists with MANPADS and other heavy weaponry. Meanwhile, its narcissistic inability to ‘play nice with others’ is causing it to spiral out of control, losing allies around the globe and pushing it into open conflict with massively armed opponents Russia and China. Read More →
Things have not been going well for the US government’s (and friends’) 5-year-long attempt to use proxy terror forces to overthrow the Assad government. The first death-knell came last September when the Russian air force entered the fray to great effect (and applause from all sensible people). Read More →
Social tension in the US appears to be at a boiling point. In the span of a week we have seen the deaths of two civilians – Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota – at the hands of cops. The two deaths were caught on video and have further enraged public opinion in the US, in particular among the black community, which has borne the brunt of police brutality for many years. Within a few days of the slaying of Sterling and Castile, five police officers were shot dead by “a sniper” during a ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Dallas, held in protest against the police killing of the two men. Is someone trying to stir things up in the USA? Read More →
To understand what is happening on the geopolitical global scene today, you have to understand what has been happening on that same scene for the last 100 years, because it hasn’t really changed much. Read More →
“It’s so shocking. When Charlie Hebdo happened, it was a specific, targeted attack. But this time it’s terrifying because it is just random, innocent people going about their lives. I know a lot of people in Paris – there is panic and disorder here, no one can understand what’s going on. We are all in a state of complete shock.”
So said Quentin, 27, who works for an online company in Paris, and whose oldest friend was shot multiple times at the Bataclan concert hall.
Terrorist attacks like these are never “random”, at least not in the sense that they have no point. If they appear random, then that is undoubtedly part of the strategy that drives them. Governments and groups use terrorism to achieve a specific goal, so there is always a point. To understand what the point is, you just have to know who is really responsible. Read More →
On our weekly radio show last Sunday, I commented that the response from the U.S. and its Western allies to Russia’s launch of an actual war on terrorism in Syria has been largely silence, deafening silence, a bit like Netanyahu’s ‘silence spectacle’ at the UN recently, only even more deafening. So deafening in fact, that it came full circle and I began to hear something. Read More →
“I believe the perception caused by civilian casualties is one of the most dangerous enemies we face.”
– U.S. General Stanley A. McCrystal in his inaugural speech as ISAF Commander in June 2009.
The dust had hardly settled on Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria before Western media reports claimed that ‘civilians’ had been killed “including women and children”. Read More →
At this stage of the great game, or farce, I’m resigned to the fact that the world is going to hell in a hand basket (as the saying goes) and nothing anyone says or does will change that. Admittedly, I don’t know if hell exists, so the precise planetary conditions that await humanity are unknown to me, but there have been many suggestive signs and portents over the last few years. Read More →
The world is so messed up that calling it a ‘freak show’ doesn’t quite do it justice. We need a new word to capture just how backwards, upside down, screwed up, and utterly freakish our world really is. Thankfully, we may have found one, thanks to our friends in Russia and an odious little troll known to inhabit the U.S. State Department until approximately 1 week ago. The whole world is psaki. We may also have found a word to describe the only proper response to seeing just how psaki the world is, thanks to Jen Psaki’s equally cringe-worthy, ‘ex-CIA’ deputy, Marie. There’s only one thing to do when you’re confronted by such a scale of lies: to harf. Read More →