Erdogan Attacks EU with Refugees as COVID-19 Hits Turkey
I do not want history to record me as someone who has bequeathed to his nation the institution of despotism. ~ Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first president of Turkey Erdogan’s Idlib war has morphed into a new one with the EU, which he can’t win. Is there a method to his madness? I ask because […]
Bibi Beats Benny but is Three Seats Short of Finish Line
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. ~ Carl Sagan Update: Thursday morning brought bad news for Bibi. Avigdor Lieberman announced that he was adding his party’s votes to the Blue and White coalition to support a bill in […]
It is ‘Take No Prisoners’ Election Time in Israel Again
“War has rules. Mud wrestling has rules. Politics has no rules.” ~ Ross Perot The knives have been sharpened for weeks and the Prime Minister contenders have finally brought them out as we go into the March 12th election countdown. Benny Gantz of the Blue and White party used his knife to slash one of […]
Erdogan Threatens War on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA)
Jihadi forces backed by Turkish infantry and artillery have launched a general counter-attack on the west flank of Saraqib, both north and south of the M-4 highway. Erdogan has now cast his fate openly with the terrorists to prevent the liberation of Idlib. I am wrapping up this current Idlib-Aleppo battlefront report on Sunday, February […]
Do All Countries have the Right to Fight Terrorism?
With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. ~ Otto von Bismarck The US hustle on who has been destabilizing the Mideast via terrorism has gone unchallenged far too long. We listened to the mantra of the Pentagon and […]
Bibi Puts His Immunity Card In Play
“As a just and healthy person is governed by knowledge and reason, a just society must be under the control of society’s most cultivated and best informed minds, its “lovers of wisdom.” ~ Plato The Lion of the Likud party is now fighting for his political life and his freedom. The battle begins in the Knesset […]
Has Trump set a Precedent for Killing US Personnel?
The Soleimani funeral is going on as I type. I was lined up for some of the Iranian domestic coverage, but the funeral started earlier than planned which bumped me to tomorrow’s coverage. I had been reviewing the updated coverage, waiting for some of the smoke to clear. Gordon Duff covered for Veterans Today on the […]
Can Bibi Hustle a Pardon to Avoid Jail?
“With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half.” ~ Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of the German Empire, 1871-1890 An exhausted Israeli public is getting a temporary respite from Israel’s two failed attempts to form a government by a hopelessly […]
Russia-Ukraine Gas Transit Deal Nears Completion
“Just societies cannot be run by big money or armed forces with their too narrow agendas. Limitless desire for wealth and blind ambition must be watched and contained as potential public dangers.” ~ Plato It was a deal that many said could never be done. Why? Because of too much bad blood, as in $125 billion […]
Will Santa Trump Bring Candy or Coal for China’s Trade Stocking?
“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” ~ Thomas Jefferson The clock is ticking on getting the first stage of the new US-China trade deal completed. Diplomatic rumors indicate […]
Russia Infrastructure Projects – A Year-End Review
It has been a rollercoaster year of US trade wars, the JCPOA dying a slow death, and the world economy sinking toward recession. The good news is my fear of a major war tipping world GNP into a deep recession did not materialize, despite triggers such as the Iranian downing of a US drone incursion. […]
Hong Kong is Now a ‘Tale of Two Cities’
Before today’s election, Hong Kong had dropped out of the frontpage news while the city took a deep breath without any tear gas in the air, and both sides seem to have worked together to have smooth elections. Even Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s CEO, when asked what she thought about the election prospects said that […]