Jim W. Dean – This was a vague threat by Khamenei, but politically he is domestically required to stand up to bully America as the Iranian people are so tire of being treated like a colony. Iranians are nothing if not a proud people.
Both houses of Pakistani Parliaments Senate and National Assembly passed a resolution on 30 August 2017, strongly condemned US President Donald Trump’s statement and his allegations that Islamabad is behind prolonged war in Afghanistan, denouncing as “hostile” and “threatening.”
Over half of U.S. residents disagree with President Donald Trump’s approach to relations with North Korea, a survey by George Washington University has revealed.
Global reaction to President Donald Trump’s speech on the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan:
President Donald Trump and his top national security aides did not reach a decision on a new approach to the nearly 16-year war and occupation in Afghanistan after meeting for hours at Camp David.
Just one year ago, Director of Europol Rob Wainwright warned Europe of further terror attacks.
Pakistan has, since birth, been faced with one crisis after another. Tense geo-political environment created by hostile India and unfriendly Afghanistan was the motivating factor which impelled our leaders to accord preference to security over developing institutions and strengthening the economy.
The problem is, the allied forces of Iran, Syria, Russia and Hezbollah have won the war. They only need time to mop up the remaining terrorist groups. The US is in the know. That’s why it tangles over the shape of postwar Syria and Iraq.
U.S. politics in Syria and how they try to legitimize the destruction of the Syrian people
While Turkish Bodyguards Brutalized Protesters, This DC Think Tank Connected Erdogan with Foreign Policy Insiders
As it whitewashes Erdogan, a top DC think tank rakes in money from Turkey and other authoritarian states
Gordon Duff – VT staffers have maintained close relations in both Afghanistan and Pakistan for a decade now. American policy there, predicated on the falsehood of 9/11, has been entirely driven by mischief from the first.
Jim W. Dean – We are seeing a consistent flow of good material on the sleeping giant geopolitical topic of our time, the fraud of America’s political and military establishments presenting themselves as the defenders of freedom and democracy when their record is exactly the opposite.
Moscow says its “baffled” by the remarks of the US Secretary of State during his debut address at NATO HQ, spewing the same old mantra about “Russian aggression” to unite the alliance in the face of a common “threat” that requires additional spending.
Jim W. Dean – This silliness of Trump’s claim about how anyone could think the Iran deal was a good deal is his flipping the bird at the whole world. It was a huge achievement, but because it was Obama’s achievement.
The new enforcement documents are the latest efforts by President Donald Trump to follow through on campaign promises to strictly enforce immigration laws.
Gordon Duff – In a country where foreign intelligence agencies – Israel, US, Saudis and others imported 100,000 mercenary terrorists from as far away as Indonesia and the Philippines, who have murdered half a million Syrian citizens, the idea that Syrian has only hanged 13,000 of them simply means they need to get busy and hang the rest
Jim W. Dean – I had been waiting for Trump to pick his Iran club back up, but must say I was surprised with this “Iran is the biggest exporter of terror” silliness. The Donald was working for Israel on this one, not the American people.
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Jim W. Dean – The past week has been full of mixed signals as some of the Trump administration people have been at odds on some of his previous foreign policy statements. During his hearing, General Mattis even named Russia as the number one threat to the US.
Jim W. Dean – VT has been watching the shifting Turkish foreign policy claims with a skeptical eye based on Erdogan’s history. As we have often said, “watch what he does, not so much what he says”.
by Valentin Vasilescu for Veterans Today If the military policy of the Trump administration is foreseeable in the fight against the Islamists and the deployment of NATO in Eastern Europe, it is more difficult to anticipate in the Far East. Valentin Vasilescu gives some leads. Donald Trump will be the president of the United States […]
Jim W. Dean – It comes as no surprise that Trump would want to have a few high level business execs in some of the key slots. Did anyone really expect him to be appointing public interest activists to ride herd on the big money boys?
According to the Middle East political experts, two important points can be interpreted from Saudi’s political manners and military intervention in the region.
The viral videos below demonstrate the insanity and futility of America’s military-lead foreign policy; lead by Pentagon ‘little brain’ thinkers and the Kagan mafia (Institute for The Study of War).
Kurdish fighters from the YPG and YPJ bidding farewell to a comrade killed during clashes with jihadists in Aleppo countryside. Photo: ARA News Syrian Kurds provide safe haven for thousands of Iraqis fleeing ISIS Syrian Kurds do not fear improvement in Russian-Turkish relations Top jihadis under fire by US-backed SDF near ISIS border pocket Life […]
FBI documents sought after in Freedom of Information Act requests for the last year are now available, thanks to a leak to the Intercept. They lay out secret rules for collecting phone records of journalists, bypassing normal judicial processes.
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In March, the Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive. A new wave of the military escalation followed the statement.
On April 28th, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin stated that, “The last report of the [OSCE] Special Monitoring Mission notes that only 9 percent of the declared weaponry remains at Ukrainian warehouses.
No US president makes good on all their campaign-trail promises, but from ripping up America’s security alliances in Europe and the Asia-Pacific to threatening a trade-war with China, Donald Trump has promised to put “America first” by instituting an ultra-isolationist US foreign policy.