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
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 – 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.
On May 3, 2017, Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker publicly demanded that the US president be banned from using his iPhone.
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.
The difference between the present economic prospects of the United States and that of the Russian Federation is fundamental.
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.
If the feeling of pity would be worth a damn one would be tempted to feel sorry for the hapless Poles.
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 – The G20 executive members came out swinging, but did not wait until the meeting began. Major “perception management” moves were put into motion, including full-spectrum government planning and media-seeding during the lead-up to the meeting.
It’s becoming crystal clear to more and more European citizens that the monster that is Brussels today does not represent the true interests of EU citizens. The unspeakable crime of Viktor Orbán is his insistence on acting in the interests of his citizens, not to the self-declared, arrogant unelected Commissars in Brussels.
Jim W. Dean – Personally I don’t consider Ukraine to even be a real country, simply because it imports foreigners and gives them instant citizenship to fill major government positions. Only a cartoon-comic book country would do such a thing.
Jim W. Dean – I used the Syrian plane shootdown to focus much needed attention on the US using the SDF Kurds to take much of the traditional Arab areas of Syria, especially where there were economic resources, to potentially become part of their new state.
The Persian Gulf region continues to surprise and keep the entire world community on its toes. Yet again, a dangerous tension in relations between a number of countries and Qatar has developed.
For over past hundred years, West Asia has been the theatre of conflicts and proxies. Most countries in the conflict did so due to history, dynasties and religion that attract attracted invasions from North Africans, Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Turks, French, Germans and Anglo-US forces. Since 1930s, petro dollars have provided the impetus.
When I served in Vietnam, there was no pretense that we were defending anything. Even in the elite combat unit I was in, the war itself was universally opposed as comic and absurd. We were clearly fighting people who were defending their country from foreign invaders, the real enemy, “us.”
Jim W. Dean – While the Syrian anti-terrorism coalition continues to gain ground, there is talk now that the safe zones could become defacto partition lines for Syrian Balkanizing itself as a result of the ceasefire.
Jim W. Dean – While Trump was on his world tour, the Russian investigation has rolled on with new targets, like Trump’s own attorney being asked for any and all documents concerning contact with Russians that he might have had.
Jim W. Dean – This is a hoot. NATO’s well-funded PR stooges, from the RAND Corporation no less, are pitching NATO as the only qualified entity to provide “security” in Libya, Syria and Iraq. If you are thinking this is a Saturday Night Live stand-up comedy routine, so was I.
Jim W. Dean – This is another barn-burner from Gordon, an in depth look at the geopolitical train wreck in progress, with engineer Trump at the controls until his handlers decide otherwise. America faces a looming danger that most are virtually unaware of.
Jim W. Dean – Viktor Mikhin gives us a good review of the Saudi Royal family trying to play “Puff the Magic Dragon” with Iran, via its borrowed Israeli tactic of making an aggressive bogeyman out of a country that has attacked no one in hundreds of years.
Jim W. Dean – I sense a game of chicken being played that could have dangerous consequences. Is the US baiting Assad or even the Russians to respond?
Jim W. Dean – VT has been shadowing the Google groups’ black ops for some time, on a case-by-case basis. This is the first time we have published what we have been privately briefing those with a need to know.
Jim W. Dean – We are walking a knife edge now to see not only if the “de-escalation plan” will hold, but if it will even get started. As I type, HTS in Idlib is confiscating the weapons and ammo of the opposition groups targeted to participate in the safe zones.
Jim W. Dean – We are beginning to not only see more of alternative media take on the Fake Media giants, but do so in a professional way via something that used to be known as “investigative journalism”.
Jim W. Dean – Once again we have a situation where two internal investigators did their jobs by breaking the story, which is the only reason we are hearing about this. They got fired of course.
Jim W. Dean – This story is not so much that Jones has done what he has, but that all of his media “competition” just sat back and watched it all happen without saying a word, except for VT.
Jim W. Dean – The fairy tale of Emmanuel Macron emerging as an “organic candidate”, new party and all, out of the blue, always struck me as the Deep State crowd testing if P.T. Barnum’s old maxim, “There’s a sucker born every minute” was still in play. It is.
Jim W. Dean – Iran is structuring its economic recovery to have as many foreign country trade investment partners so it can create pro-Iran trade lobbies in those respective countries to push back against current and future US sanctions.