US FADING SUN SPOTTED IN ASIA

    Remember when I talked about America’s standing in the world? Well, America’s superpower rating and President Obama’s absence from the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit because of his domestic budget drama were not lost on the Jakarta Globe newspaper. “Diminishing Superpower…” Painful. And while the Party of No Brains and the Party of No Guts […]

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ARE THE US-IRAN TALKS GOING TO MAKE IT?

    There’s a chance that an agreement can be reached between the US and Iran about the latter’s nuclear program, but any successful negotiation will obviously depend on how far-reaching the demands are. And that’s why I’m afraid negotiations will ultimately fail. Cast aside the conspiracy theorist’s argument for a moment about Iran’s place […]

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OBAMA SAID WHAT?

  President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly is possibly the most gangsta prose ever uttered by a sitting American President. In the President’s own words, but with my added emphasis: let me take this opportunity to outline what has been U.S. policy towards the Middle East and North Africa, and what will be […]

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IS WAR WITH SYRIA GOOD NEWS FOR SOME?

        While President Barack Obama thinks about helping the jihadists rebels beat Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s forces through military strikes, I keep thinking about this US military spending chart from the Washington post:     How many conclusions did you reach? And besides this, what are the Russians really thinking? BTW, don’t worry […]

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THIS IS BIGGER THAN SNOWDEN

If you still kick-off any NSA or British GCHQ spy conversation by debating whether Edward Snowden is a traitor or whistle-blower, you’re missing the big picture. Ordinary citizens like you and me, who have no intention of blowing up buildings or harming others, are being rounded up by a cross-continental electronic dragnet where – if […]

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