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The Geopolitics of Love and Hate: Dr. Jamal Wakim | An-Nahar

The Geopolitics of Love and Hate:

Will We See Russian Troops Parading One Day in Washington?

Dr. Jamal Wakim | An-Nahar

Like the Germans and the French before them, the Americans are attacking Russia through Ukraine –  despite a love affair which is at least a thousand years old.

Russian president Vladimir Putin chose to leave the G20 summit held in Brisbane, Australia early after being ill treated by the hosts and by the leaders of the Western World, “because he refused to give ground” in the Ukraine crisis.

The declarations of these leaders adopted the same old “innocent tone” to distance themselves from any responsibility in causing the crisis, or in solving it by accepting any agreement with the Russians.   Continue reading

Trump Opens a Pandora’s Box in Middle East – M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline

Trump Opens a Pandora’s Box in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | Indian Punchline

There is no triumphalism in the USA, Britain or France over the missile strike in Syria on Friday

The mood is rather defensive. Indeed, evidence is still lacking on the alleged chemical attacks in Douma, which was the alibi for the missile strike. There are no tall claims, either, as regards the effectiveness of the missile strike in military terms.    Continue reading

Iran: The Fake Enemy – By Uri Avnery

The Fake Enemy – Uri Avnery

TOWARDS THE END of 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and declared war on the USA. Their Nazi ally followed with its own declaration of war, and so did all its satellites.

The joke tells about the Hungarian ambassador in Washington who delivered his declaration of war to the Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who decided to have some fun.             Continue reading

Would Venezuela Invade Guyana? – Stratfor Worldview Analysis

Would Venezuela Invade Guyana? – Stratfor Worldview Analysis

February 8. 2018 – Highlights

  • According to an unconfirmed report, a Brazilian government delegation plans to meet with Guyana and Suriname about a possible Venezuelan military incursion into Guyana.
  • For Venezuela, entering Guyanese territory could delay an International Court of Justice border ruling and even grant Caracas a bargaining chip in amnesty negotiations with the United States.
  • The incursion would come with great risks for Caracas, as it may invite a harsh response from Washington.  Read More:

 https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/would-venezuela-invade-guyana

The Parents of the Venezuelan Victim of the Florida Massacre: Our Battle Against Weapons Is Forever

The Parents of the Venezuelan Victim of the Florida Massacre: Our Battle Against Weapons Is Forever

PABLO DE LLANO | LaPatilla and Caracas Chronicles

The relatives of the student Joaquín Oliver, who died in Parkland and of Hispanic-Venezuelan nationality, call to fight for the regulation of the sale of weapons, Sad, Powerful, Piece published by El País

Joaquín Oliver Padauy lived 17 years and had three nationalities.  Venezuelan by birth, American by roots and Spanish by inheritance of his grandmother of Bilbao, whose family fled from Spain to America during the Civil War.     Continue reading

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it – President David Granger

You can’t cure corruption by ignoring it

 – President Granger tells Police Conference 

President David Granger

“Corruption like a malignant cancer cannot be cured by being ignored.” This was the firm declaration of President David Granger yesterday as he delivered piercing remarks at the 2018 Police Officers Conference at the Eve Leary Police Officers Mess.

The Head of State wasted no time in amplifying the important role of the Police Force even as he underscored his ‘no tolerance’ stance against corruption within its realm. He, moreover, made it clear to his attentive audience of police ranks of various levels that “if corruption is concealed it will continue…”   Continue reading

Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

Brazil to defend Guyana against any Venezuela invasion

The defence teams from Guyana (L) and Brazil meeting in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — As events take shape beneath the surface of the border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana, on February 7, Brazilian President Michel Temer sent a high level delegation to Guyana and Suriname to pledge military support to defend Guyana in case Venezuela attempted to invade the disputed Essequibo area.    Continue reading

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to undergo major restructuring – President David Granger

GDF to undergo major restructuring

President David Granger

President David Granger on Thursday January 25, 2018 announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) will undergo a significant restructuring programme in the coming days to allow for a greater level of efficiency in the execution of its mandate and to ensure maximum development within the Force.

Granger, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, made the announcement  at the opening ceremony of the two-day Annual Officers Conference, which is being held under the theme, “Effective transformation for Total National Defence.” at Base Camp Ayanganna. Continue reading

State of emergency over worsening crime has some Jamaicans relieved – but is it an effective approach?

State of emergency over worsening crime has some Jamaicans relieved – but is it an effective approach?

January 21, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — For the past year or so, as the island’s murder rate has burgeoned, Jamaican netizens have been fixated on one topic: violent crime. Jamaica’s population was 2.881 Million in 2016.

Murders soared to 1,616 in 2017 — an increase of just over 20 percent from the year before. Moreover, only 29 percent of murders were “cleared up” (the local term for a suspect being arrested or killed).     Continue reading

Guyana, Brazil target Chinese funding for Linden-Lethem road link

Guyana, Brazil target Chinese funding for Linden-Lethem road link

 armies to collaborate on drought wells for Region Nine

President David Granger introducing his delegation, which included three ministers, to Brazilian leader Michel Temer

Government, on December 21, inked two agreements with Brazil as President David Granger’s official State-visit to the neighbouring country on the invitation of his Brazilian counterpart, President Michel Temer.

One of the agreements is the Complementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Federative Republic of Brazil, which creates the “Guyana-Brazil Joint Commission to Develop Infrastructure Projects”.        Continue reading

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