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A long time student/critic/analyst of the American empire and all that entails, having initially focused on Palestine with many articles submitted to Palestine Chronicle. Since then, other global websites have distributed the reviews and commentaries. The writing has broadened to cover all aspects of the global empire to include finances, market manipulations, the EU, the New Silk Road, Russia/China/Iran and their progressive moves to limit the empire while at the same time refusing to be contained. And somehow now, in Syria, it all rolls back to Israel and the Middle East.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Trudeau poodles empire
The U.S.' fifty-first state continues its ardent support of the military industrial complex.
(89 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 4, 2017 "Putinism", Through the U.S. Lenses
A trio of works that more accurately reflects the reality of the U.S. by what they omit in their discussion of their maligned target.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 19, 2016 Liberation of Aleppo
The "fall" of Aleppo for the U.S. empire is more realistically the liberation of Aleppo from terrorist groups supported by the U.S. and its allies.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 11, 2016 A conflicted Oped news....
A quick and perhaps cursory look through the Oped articles sees a divided progressive community, not really sure of how to react.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Dogs not barking: Netanyahu and Harper
Sometimes silence can be as deafening as noisy rhetoric, if it is recognized as such. With Russia now engaged in Syria, two of the dogs of war are strangely quiet about the situation.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, May 18, 2015 The New Multi-Polar World
With much talk over the past decades about a new world order, it should be known that is a current reality, but certainly not the way it was intended by those who first framed the idea. The very concept of a Cold War II indicates there is at least a bipolar world - and if China is thrown into the mix, and with India as part of the BRICS, it is developing into a multipolar world.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Review - The Rise of Islamic State - Patrick Cockburn
Patrick Cockburn's experience and insights into the Islamic State are clearly presented in this short, clearly written work. The Islamic State is not a sudden appearance in the geopolitical plays of the Middle East, but has a long history extending from the U.S., Saudi, Pakistani ISI creation of the mujahideen.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2015 Canada leaps into the empire of chaos
Canada no longer pretends to be a "peacekeeping" kind of country. Under the Harper neoConservatives, Canada has overtly sided with the U.S. and its imperial ambitions. More than that, it tries to front run many of the imperial ideas, trying to demonstrate, at least domestically, that Harper is one of the 'tough guys' on the block.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 31, 2014 The Great Power Game - deja vu
Is history repeating itself? Not exactly, and not yet, but the same stupid cast of characters seems to be rising to the occasion.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 10, 2014 US$ - Debased? Debauched? Or both?
There is much concern within certain circles about the sanctity of the US$ and its status as reserve currency. James Rickards regards the dollar as a shining light of morality.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 4, 2014 The NEW New World Order
The way it was supposed to turn out has not quite worked out for the members of the Project for a New American Century. Current events are testimony to that, but as far as Israel is concerned, it might not be all bad news for their settlement program.
(24 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Canada, Ukraine, and "the rest of the world"
The U.S. has created more trouble in the world with its advocacy of Ukrainian change through violence. Canada is a strong supporter of this stance, and in several ways if trying to front run the U.S. in degree of rhetoric. However, as John Bolton indicated on FOX news, Russia holds all the cards - economically, politically, and militarily.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Israel -- Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
Author Max Blumenthal spent many long periods of time in greater Israel assessing the mood of the country and its core beliefs as expressed in word and action. This is a review of his account.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 28, 2012 On rhetoric and actions
The difference between rhetoric and actions in Obama's speech is rather large. A fine orator with grand homilies and platitudes conceals the deadly actions abroad.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Canada preps for war with Iran
The Canadian government displays its wilful ignorance and malevolent attitudes towards others with its recent cancelling of its dipolomatic mission to Iran.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 23, 2012 The Color Revolutions
While generally giving what appears to be a good overview of the color revolutions in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and the Ukraine within a narrow focus, much of the work suffers when looking at the broader context of U.S. involvement vis a vis their foreign affairs geopolitical interests.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, June 15, 2012 Dying Empire
A 'state of the union' overview, a union conceived in violence and now ending in violence. It is the nature of the militarized economy and culture of the supposedly indispensable nation.