Jim W. Dean – Today we have Uri, the investigative journalist, agreeing with us that the alleged Khan Shykun sarin gas bombing by Assad has never been supported by the evidence.
Jim W. Dean – Trump is setting himself up as he always does to be able to blame someone else for the failure, or just declare political bankruptcy, which worked so well in his real estate career.
Jim W. Dean – What Abadi is doing is allowing all combat groups to participate in the battle so they can share the credit. The US fear of the PMUs gaining more combat experience was silly, as they are already are a proven counter-insurgency force.
Jim W. Dean – The current Confederate Monument jihad has hit a bump in the road in the South, where rank-and-file Confederate descendants are hitting the streets to protect monuments in close coordination with local law enforcement.
Jim W. Dean – Usually getting a Debate Show slot on an historic event is a happy day, but this was not…just another useless slaughter of innocent civilians by radical Muslims losers committing the all too popular vehicle mass killing in a tourist area.
Jim W. Dean – A major realignment is taking place in the Mideast, and no one can really know how it will turn out. What we do know is that the US Coalition proxy-terror war has boomeranged.
Jim W. Dean – RT did give me the last minute on this report taking a look at Afghan heroin coming into the US. From my taped interview, they used the biggest zinger I gave them. No one in Western media would ever have aired this other than VT.
Jim W. Dean – The hidden story in Iran’s careful response to new US sanctions was its stepping out front and center with charging the US with supporting state-sponsored terrorism, something long overdue.
Jim W. Dean – The last month has seen a shift in the progress of the war that even the most stalwart anti-Assad powers, like the Saudis, can no longer deny. Putin just signed the formal Russian legislative papers on the 50-year rights to its current bases in Syria
Jim W. Dean – Congress has thrown down the gauntlet that it wants war with Russia. By that I mean an economic war in wanting to block its emerging economy, especially energy exports to Europe.
Gordon Duff – The underlying problem is that Trump is exactly what he appears to be, a childish and unstable individual devoid of talent, be it physical or intellectual, an accident of nature, a victim of a “perfect storm” as it were.
Jim W. Dean – I fear a divide and conquer game being done on Iraq, by Iraqis themselves, as they fight over the reconstruction budget graft, because political campaign funding comes from this only available source of funds for it.
Jim W. Dean – Congress, dragging Trump along, is playing a dangerous game of chicken with Iran, Russia, and the EU, which has finally seemed to have awakened from its slumber of being used as a doormat by the US, on top of its own self-inflicted wounds.
Jim W. Dean – The seeds for this assault on the Iran nuclear deal were planted in Saudi Arabia, and harvested when Trump came and got his big weapons deal, much of it pie in the sky which the Saudis can dial back when they choose.
Jim W. Dean – Multiple sanctions on multiple countries should never be lumped into one bill like this. With Russia in it alone, Trump might have sustained a veto; and the ambushers and Russophobes knew this.
Jim W. Dean – Christopher Black shows his roots in this piece with its historical framing, and reminds us once again that the people who make the wars are alive and well only because we allow them to be, when so many others have suffered at their hands.
Jim W. Dean – I expected these “defeat” articles to pop up quickly with the publication of the Pentagon stating it would no longer support opposition groups that were not fighting ISIS.
Jim W. Dean – The never ending border dust ups between China and India seems to be never ending. There are are no resources there to fight over, and from a strategic defense view, the huge mountain ranges are natural border defenses for both sides.
Jim W. Dean – I had earlier suspected that one of the reasons that Damascus could have had for allowing the jihadis to exit the Damascus area to Idlib was that once there they would begin fighting over resources and control of milking the population.
Jim W. Dean – We have a treat for you today with one of NEO’s heavy-hitter writers, Andre Vltchek , sharing his investigative journalism trip to the Philippines to report on the Jihadi attempt to take over Marawi City on Mindanao.
Jim W. Dean – We are watching another unsettling event for the US coalition, another successful combined operations anti-terrorism offensive against a long held terrorist base on the Lebanese-Syrian border against Al -Nusra, which the US has been giving a free pass.
Jim W. Dean – I first met Declan Hayes, a modern Irish rebel, as a fellow election monitor at the Syrian 2014 elections. We were both in the group assigned to go to Homs.
Jim W. Dean -Tillerson understands that America cannot conduct a foreign policy where whatever it says or signs can never be trusted. But Trump views that as just another day at the office, a form of having “out negotiated” his opponents, and even allies.
While in Budapest, Netanyahu took part in a closed meeting with the leaders of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Some fool forgot to cut the line to the journalists outside, and they could listen to 20 minutes of Netanyahu’s secret speech. To his East European soul mates, our Bibi poured out his heart, “The liberal West European governments are ‘crazy’ when they impose conditions regarding human rights on their aid to Israel. They are committing suicide by letting in masses of Muslims.”
Jim W. Dean – I have watched in amazement as the un-UN-sanctioned Saudi blockade of everything going into Yemen, with full support from the Gulf State Council and the US, has not been virulently attacked as illegal, with demands of sanctions on all those involved in this horrendous act.
Phil Butler – Vladimir Putin acts in Russia’s behalf, and exactly in the manner western neocons and Cold War psychopaths know he must. What kind of journalist or historic idiot ignores this crystal-clear nugget?
Jim W. Dean – We have had an undeclared World War of sorts being carried out against Syria with even the UN hesitant to face up to it, mainly because it is a major violation of the UN charter and international law, making them look like a joke.
Jim W. Dean – I was not the only one who said Trump would be his own worst enemy. I did not wish it, as I knew the country would suffer if he did his Mr. Reality TV show shtick, which he has.
Phil Butler explains: The Real Winner of the Arab Spring: The changes wrought by the Arab Spring are likely to be of long-term benefit to Israel. The EU is sinking under austerity and added pressure from the refugee crisis, and somehow nobody looks at who is benefitting? If there is any real justice in the world, then Israel’s role in all these conflicts will be revealed.
Jim W. Dean – Uri shows that “Fake News” is present in the bible, via its different versions, with the Jewish property claim to the Cave of the Machpelah an “edited” version. But when it comes to his pet peeve of Jewish victim supremacy, he also conveniently omits any mention of the several thousand years of mass slaughters that rolled over Europe countless times.