Category Archives: War and conflict

Fire and Fury? Maybe Donald Trump is only just getting started – The Guardian

Fire and Fury? Maybe Donald Trump is only just getting started 

 By Matthew d’Ancona  – The Guardian – Sun 7 Jan 2018 

Were I running a modestly sized whelk stall, let alone the White House, the very last person I would allow behind the scenes to observe and report on its secrets would be Michael Wolff.

Please understand: the author of Fire and Fury, the book that has rocked Donald Trump’s presidency, is a brilliant journalist. Having commissioned and edited his work in the past, I can vouch for his terrier-like pursuit of the truth and his diffident charm when handling his subjects.


Our Gods of War – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Costs of War Project Map of USA Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017

Costs of War Project Map of USA Counterterror War Locations 2015-2017
Prepared by: Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs – Brown University

In his article “Mapping a World From Hell,” published on January 4, Tom Engelhardt presents a unique map produced by Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. After more than 16 years since the United States embarked on its war on terror that has transformed entire countries into hell on Earth, we finally have a visual representation of the true extent of our never-ending wars.

After first targeting Afghanistan in pursuit of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda terrorist group back in October 2001, as retribution for the group’s 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, our nation is now militarily engaged in some form in 76 countries. That’s 39 percent of the world’s nations, as indicated in the…

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Chanakya Kautilya: A Statesman for all Seasons? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Chanakya Kautilya: A Statesman for all Seasons?

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

President Donald Trump says that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is his friend. Kautilya was probably standing in a corner with his cunning smile, the honeybee in the sunflower!

Kautilya might have said to Prime Minister Modi as he left for the White House, ‘Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest.’    Continue reading

Terrorism—Incitatory or Revelatory? What has the term achieved? – By Yvonne Sam

Terrorism—Incitatory or Revelatory?What has the term achieved?

By Yvonne Sam

Who has the final say–—Man or Lexicon?  Or would term remain  racially designated?

Terrorism now at the center of semantic jousting suddenly and without warning bombarded our collective consciousness, to the point where nowwe are unable to stop hearing or reading of it.

Ironically the word comes up constantly in newscasts, congressional debates and speeches by world leaders, usually as a way of garnering and securing public support for one security measure or another.     Continue reading

The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries – L.A. Times, Nina Agrawal

The U.S. is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries

L.A. Times, Nina Agrawal, December 21, 2016

Update: President Obama  slapped Russia with new penalties for meddling in the U.S. presidential election, kicking out dozens of suspected spies and imposing banking restrictions on five people and four organizations the administration says were involved.

The CIA has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 presidential election by hacking into Democratic and Republican computer networks and selectively releasing emails. But critics might point out the U.S. has done similar things.    Continue reading

Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb? – By Uri Avnery

Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb? – By Uri Avnery

I HATE self-evident truths.

Ideals may be self-evident. Political statements are not. When I hear about a self-evident political truth, I immediately doubt it. The most self-evident political truth at this moment concerns Iran. Iran is our deadly enemy. Iran wants to destroy us. We must destroy its capabilities first.

Since this is self-evident, the anti-nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the five Security Council members (plus Germany) is terrible. Just terrible.

We should have ordered the Americans long ago to bomb Iran to smithereens. In the unlikely event that they would have disobeyed us, we should have nuclear-bombed Iran ourselves, before their crazy fanatical leaders have the opportunity to annihilate us first.

All these are self-evident truths. To my mind, all of them are utter nonsense.    Continue reading

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War- By Robert Freeman

Why the US Lost the Vietnam War –  by 

The U.S was not simply outfought.  It was out-thought.

For all of the self-satisfied voyeurism surrounding the Vietnam War, it’s hard to find a concrete idea about why the U.S. lost.  For more than a decade, the U.S. had declared that it would not let Vietnam fall to the communists.  Yet, Vietnam fell to the communists.  Why?

The absence of a clear explanation is not an accident.  None of the institutions that led the U.S. into the War or prosecuted the War want to be tarred with having lost the War.   They would rather its loss be left ambiguous, murky.  Or worse, blamed on others. …  MORE

Another mass shooting – The inability to deal with Gun Violence in the USA – By Yvonne Sam

Another mass shooting—Another distorted interpretation of Second Amendment Rights—Another inability to deal with Gun Violence.

By Yvonne Sam

America—Oh! say can’t you see—what is happening to thee—Gun violence is eating away at your national soul.

Already battling her own evils America is now caught up in yet another mass slaying. The lesson to be learnt from this ghastly carnage, is that there will be more such shootings. The usual reaction will follow, ones that we have seen and heard far too often:  non-stop media coverage, opinions of weapon analysts, opening up of more debate on gun control, lowering of flags at half mast, moments of silence, and a day of national mourning.  But how often will America mourn?  What America needs most of all is action to lower the gun toll, thereby less mourning.     Continue reading

How Globalism works just like the mafia – By Chris Kanthan

How Globalism works just like the mafia – By Chris Kanthan

NationofChange – | Op-Ed

The next twenty years may be the most significant in modern human history.

Globalism is just like the mafia, but with a lot more complexity and respectability. If you have watched mob films such as The Godfather, you can understand how the world works. For example, in Godfather II, a bunch of mobsters gets together in Havana, Cuba, to celebrate Hyman Roth’s birthday. As the birthday cake is symbolically cut into pieces and distributed, Roth tells the group how Cuba will be split up amongst the guests. Extrapolate this scene to the world, you can visualize how the world works.

Corporations to central banks

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With artificial Intelligence we’re summoning the Demon – Elon Musk – Video

With artificial Intelligence we’re summoning the Demon – Elon Musk – Video

jesussaves7777   –  Published on Aug 31, 2017
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