Could the Fall of Khan Shaykhun begin the End of Jihadi Idlib?
As I began typing this new NEO submission reports were coming in that SAA forces and its allies had cut the M5 road to Aleppo just north of Khan Shaykhun. Reports are now coming in that Syrian troops are not just blocking the road, but attacking southward down highway 5, sowing panic among the jihadis […]
US-Turkey Showdown on Kurdish Security Zone
We have all been here before. Turkey has troops lined up on the Syrian northeast border and announced it will proceed alone with its incursion against the Kurds if it does not get cooperation with the US. After three days of negotiations we have a report that an agreement to form a joint command operation […]
World Teetering on the Brink says Federal Reserve and EU Commission
“Don’t worry about the mule, just load the wagon.” – an old Southern American saying We had an unusual double header last week with the Federal Reserve and the EU commission making two apparently uncoordinated statements, but that could not have come at a better time. I will start with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell […]
Election Interference vs Rand Corporation Full Spectrum Assault on Russia
Americans have endured endless media coverage about election interference as if that were some horrible class of crime. But it really isn’t, and never has been. The latest examples are Trump’s weighing in to support Bibi Netanyahu for re-election, without which the ex-general Benny Gantz running against him might have won. And then we have […]
The United States of Accusations versus Iran
Trump has taken over the Persian Gulf, and by that I don’t mean militarily, but in Trump’s attack method of choice, dominating the media. His 2019 hit list gets longer and longer; his Mexican border wall, then Venezuela, where that issue was broadened to include Cuba and Nicaragua as “threats” to the US, a laughable […]
Truth or Consequences in the Russian Arctic
The story of the Russian Arctic development has taken a back seat to the major geopolitical stories that grab the news headlines and are more suitable to one-sentence Twitter discussions. The Artic is not. It is a cold mystery wrapped in a freezing enigma. Yes I know that is an old line, but it fits. […]
Agent Orange Still Lives on in Tombstones and Broken Bodies
The ghost of the Vietnam War continues to haunt those Americans still alive who fought in it. Gordon Duff fears he may be the last of his two squads still alive, a lonely honor, or dishonor depending on how one looks at it. This is not a cheap shot at the Vets. They had no […]
US Coalition Boot Remains on Syria’s Neck
We all have heard enough Trump flip-flops on policy to not get too excited about anything reasonable that occasionally comes out of his mouth. Such things are usually an accident, and if not, his NeoCon handlers and Netanyahu will put him back onto the unipolar path to great wealth and power. High hopes were flying […]
Who will Win Control over Libya and its Energy Wealth?
It appears now that the Benghazi-based Libyan National Army’s (LNA) General Khalifa Haftar wants to negotiate the final settlement with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord’s(GNA)Al Serraj government over who will rule over Libya and its oil and gas reserves, after he has taken Tripoli. All diplomatic attempts to derail Haftar’s advance have failed. The UN-backed […]
Would the US destroy Venezuela to punish Russia and China?
The lights are coming back on in Venezuela, businesses are starting to reopen and the country seems to have suffered through the worst of the power outages, at least this stage of it anyway. We will now have some time to take a closer look at what happened, and why. All eyes are no longer […]
Did Cohen Burn Trump Down, or Just Singe Him a Bit?
After having his Congressional testimony appearance delayed due to threats against his family, Michael Cohen had his big day, coinciding with Trump’s big meeting with Kim in Hanoi. The Republicans had their long knives out, and the Democrats were locked and loaded, praying for some new damaging information on Trump to win over wavering Republican […]
US launches Unipolar Crusade at Warsaw and Munich Conferences
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities”… Voltaire Some might say the dust has settled from the Warsaw and Munich conferences, while others would say that Netanyahu and Pence dropped the political equivalent of a tactical nuclear preemptive strike with its telltale mushroom cloud that will be with us for […]