About a year and two months ago, President Barack Obama changed his mind about how to address the growing Islamic State (ISIL) threat in the Middle East. His initial approach to ISIL — according to him was a strategy of containment. By September 2014, Obama changed the objective to “Degrade and Destroy” ISIL So […]Read More OBAMA’S ‘DEGRADE AND DESTROY’ ISIL JOKE
Russia, now on its fourth day of bombing Islamic State and other terrorist fighters in Syria, estimated that its operation will conclude in 3-4 months. This means Russia will have been able to accomplish what the US has been trying to do for over a year — “degrade and destroy” ISIL. Remember that? Russia’s success […]Read More RANDOM RUSSIA-ISIL-US THOUGHTS
I guess Russia — and now China — are fed-up with the roles America, Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council have been playing to overthrow the Syrian government through supporting terrorists disguised as rebels. In addition to Russia’s military buildup in Syria to fight the Islamic State (ISIL), Al-Qaeda, as well as the myriad […]Read More CHINA’S NAVY JOINS RUSSIA TO END SYRIA BLOODSHED
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 the Ukrainian government and the eastern Ukraine rebels. As a side note, the US was […]Read More EU GIVES RUSSIA THE UKRAINE HEAD FAKE – AND OTHER NEWS
The Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 is another piece of legislation the US Congress managed to push through before year’s end—in addition to that banking oligarchy-scented spending bill. “Freedom?” This should be Ukraine’s signal to run away… Who—other than Congress—believes a bill authorizing President Obama to enact additional economic sanctions against Russia and provide […]Read More FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED
First, let’s say you don’t work in the auto industry (ha), and you’re sitting on a large inventory of goods you want to sell. Common sense would tell you to stop adding to your inventory pile, right? Saudi Arabia has a good grasp of economics, but they have supported a cut in oil prices—currently by more […]Read More WHAT’S BEHIND THE SAUDIS’ OIL PRICE BEEF?
I want to post some thoughts about the latest APEC summit since most news agencies either ignored key events in the months prior to this meeting, or their approach to distribute “news bits” in the namesake’s most literal way possible prevents the grasp of an emerging new world: America’s status as the all-powerful world leader is being challenged, […]Read More APEC NOTES: WHAT’S LEFT FOR OBAMA, PUTIN OR JINGPING TO SAY?
Equipped with the CIA’s research that covert efforts to arm overseas armies have never, never, never, never, never, never, never worked, why is the US training Iraqi soldiers for an upcoming spring offensive against ISIL? We should say “retraining” since the previous multi-billion dollar investment in Iraq’s armed forces has been a failure. (Laughing) Not sure. Perhaps […]Read More SPONSORED DEATH IN IRAQ, REMIXED
When the West began to tell the story of how Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed over Eastern Ukraine, do you think they listened to the wisdom of parents: telling Fish Story Number 1 can only survive by telling additional fish stories? You received your first warning that a game was about to be played on the […]Read More BUSTED: MALAYSIA AIRLINES UKRAINE CRASH REVISITED
I thought you would be interesred in Russia’s 2008 prediction about the consequences of Ukraine becoming a NATO member. According to Wikileaks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov considered Ukraine joining NATO a military threat. Lavrov also said that the NATO move would split Ukraine in two, start a civil war, and force Russia to consider […]Read More RUSSIA’S 2008 RED LINE IS STILL A RED LINE