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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 →

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Cold War Part Deux: This Time It’s Jihad

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 →

Members of the Turkish air force conduct an aircraft exercise April 11, 2013, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

While it’s pretty clear that the Erdogan government is lying about the shoot-down of the Russian jet, and that it was indeed a deliberately planned provocation as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Erdogan government planned it. Read More →

In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Joe Quinn, an editor and researcher with sott.net, from Paris, and the president of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, Michael Lane, from Washington, to discuss the blowback of West’s support for the militants fighting against the Syrian government.

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ImageAt 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 →

imagesAt the Nato summit in Wales yesterday, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Britain’s most senior commander in Nato, said there had been “some deception and some deceit” from the Russian side over the conflict in Ukraine, and that “the reality on the ground is that Russian regular armed forces are being employed on the territory of Ukraine in support of this separatist movement.”

Russia, and Putin in particular, has been demonized by the West for the alleged involvement of the Russian government and military in aiding the pro-independence rebels in Ukraine. Putin and his ministers have repeatedly denied this claim but, of course, it is highly likely that the allegation is true.

Should we therefore all be outraged along with our Western ‘leaders’? Well, it depends. If you live in ‘moo-moo’ land, where, over the past 70 years, Western governments have been paragons of virtue and all things wonderful, and have only ever involved themselves in the affairs of supposedly sovereign nations in order to stamp out evil and bring freedom and democracy to all, then yes, you should be outraged that Russia would involve itself in Ukrainian affairs. Read More →

Two Palestinian boys, murdered by the Israeli military

Two Palestinian boys, murdered by the Israeli military

Dead women, dead children, dead babies. Limbs missing, brains missing, guts spilled out on the floor. It’s impossible to put a positive spin on those kinds of images, unless you’re Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Two days ago, Bibi sought to explain why, in the space of a few hours, Israeli soldiers, under his orders, had massacred 63 people, including 17 children, in the Shuja’iya neighborhood to the east of Gaza City. He said:

“We have to protect ourselves. We try to target the rocketeers, we do. And all civilian casualties are not intended by us but actually intended by Hamas who want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can because somebody said they use telegenically dead Palestinians for the cause. They want the more dead the better.”

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The 3 kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers

The 3 kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers

Ya gotta wonder…

About a month ago, a Fatah-Hamas unity government was sworn in. The Israelis warned/threatened the whole world not to recognize it because Israel has worked hard over the past 40 years to prevent any form of Palestinian unity from breaking out. But Netanyahu’s demands fell on deaf ears and several countries, along with the U.N., welcomed the development. Norway went as far as to ‘normalize relations’ with the new ‘interim government’. Read More →

Jihadi tanks! What's next?!

Jihadi tanks! What’s next?!

In case you were wondering why, despite the sterling efforts of the Bush and Obama governments to bring ‘freedom and democracy’ to Iraq, life there appears to be worse than ever, a brief review of the nature of American and European largesse that has been bestowed on the Iraqi people over the past twenty-odd years may be instructive. Read More →