RANDOM RUSSIA-ISIL-US THOUGHTS

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 […]

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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 the Ukrainian government and the eastern Ukraine rebels. As a side note, the US was […]

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FREEDOM – DEADLY WHEN EXPORTED

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 […]

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APEC NOTES: WHAT’S LEFT FOR OBAMA, PUTIN OR JINGPING TO SAY?

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, […]

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SPONSORED DEATH IN IRAQ, REMIXED

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 […]

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