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Jim W. Dean - Phil Butler and I are on the same page that the US is milking the North Korean event for the ultimate goal of placing its anti-ballistic missile shield right where it has always wanted it, in Russia's back yard and China's front yard.
Jim W. Dean - The dishonesty and lunacy of the West was on front row display in the run up to the Zapad war game exercises in Belarus this year. The same old worn out, fake claims were trotted out.
Jim W. Dean - The SAA struggles logistically with too many key tasks that all need to be done right away, like clearing ISIS from Deir Ezzor, widening the airport perimeter, and getting its forces west of the Euphrates to keep the Kurds from taking the oil fields there.
Do remember, the Vietnam War was stopped, not by “peaceniks” but by combat veterans who hit the streets, people like John Kerry or, to a lesser extent, me. That these movements survive in a small way, in reality dissent has been criminalized in a world of fake information and even more fake leadership.
So the Trump White House is really on the ball now. After suddenly discovering what North Korea has always been, it has done the same with Pakistan, and is trying to cover its essential ignorance by saying how unhappy it is about it.
Jim W. Dean - I knew almost nothing about my Confederate heritage until 1996, when I found mother's Culpepper genealogy book at her house. So I was a late bloomer, and have since tried to make up for it
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 - 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.
The difference between the present economic prospects of the United States and that of the Russian Federation is fundamental.
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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mr. Sheikh has an excellent review of the Trump post-missile strike on Syria, in terms of what it revealed about future US policy, or maybe I should say, the lack of one.
Jim W. Dean - As I have always said, and been ignored, killing the Jihadis on the battlefield is a short-term accomplishment, when they can be easily replaced by those waiting in the bullpen training camps.
Jim W. Dean - The pot is beginning to simmer between China and South Korea, with public animosity against the Korean deployment of the THAAD anti-missile deployment topping the list.
Jim W. Dean - This is another classic dot connecting piece by Gordon. He has the ability to do material like this due to his photographic memory, with total recall and anything he has ever read or heard.
Jim W. Dean - It was time for Gordon to do one of his retrospective dot connectors. It is not that we are running out of current news, but because after years of covering a story, its beginning, middle and ending can get blurred.