Tag Archives: Civil War

Trump, Russia and the Big Boys Regime Change Club

After a brief distraction from the November 8, 2016 elections and President Donald Trump’s brief declaration just over a week ago that removing President Bashar al-Assad would not be the United State’s priority in concluding Syria’s civil war, it appears … Continue reading

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US, OUTSMARTED, HOLDS SYRIA TALKS WITH RUSSIA

Remember when I discussed how Russia’s latest military buildup in Syria will prove to be too brilliant for America’s central military planners who claim to be focused on purging Islamic State from the region, but seem to be hell-bent on … Continue reading

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THE SOUTH LOST THE WAR (BEFORE IT WON)

There are three ways to win wars. On the street… On the battlefield… At the policy table… Or through a combination of the three approaches. For example, the continent of Africa expelled European colonizers to gain independence, correct? Perhaps, but African … Continue reading

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EU GIVES RUSSIA THE UKRAINE HEAD FAKE – AND OTHER NEWS

Russia President Vladimir Putin must be having a Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot moment after the latest Ukraine events. Putin negotiated with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s François Holland in Minsk for hours to hammer out a ceasefire agreement between … Continue reading

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ISIL BITS

While President Obama and other world leaders converge on the UN General Assembly and clog New York City street traffic, It may be a good time to map a few of the latest ISIL news stories to the themes I’ve … Continue reading

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BLACK CODES OF MODERN-DAY FERGUSON

  People who ask “How come Blacks can’t get ahead” – whether in inquisitive or derogatorily accusative terms – can look to ArchCity Defenders‘ researched exposé (pdf) of Ferguson Missouri’s predatory law enforcement and court systems for a source of answers … Continue reading

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WHAT DO THE RUSSIANS THINK ABOUT SYRIA NOW?

        Russian President Vladimir Putin said two interesting things during an interview with the Associated Press and a Russian television station about his support for embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The first item, which most of us … Continue reading

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POPCORN ALERT: SAUDIS ISSUE THREAT TO RUSSIA

        Remembering what I wrote regarding Russia’s terrorism concerns during the 2014 Winter Olympic games they will host in Sochi, this article I read in As-Safir [CLICK FOR ENGLISH TRANSLATION] about Russian President Putin’s meeting with Saudi intelligence … Continue reading

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THE SYRIAN PEOPLE – LOVED BUT NOT HEARD FROM

        I have the occasional habit of speaking in parables and metaphors without explicitly stating what I want you to know. I won’t do that for this post about the expanding Syria civil war. This war is … Continue reading

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BHO AND SYRIA, 2013 = GWB AND IRAQ, 2003

  I pasted from the NY Times the White House’s official statement on Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons during the country’s civil war. Forget for a moment how the UN’s investigation found that the Syrian “rebels” have used chemical … Continue reading

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