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Alexander Grin: How two leaders ended war

==== Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts Russian writers on war Alexander Grin: How a little girl stopped a world war ==== Alexander GrinThe Chiefs’ Single CombatTranslated by Nicholas Luker In the dense jungles of Northern India, near Lake Izamet, was a village of hunters. And near Lake Kinobay was another village of hunters. […]

Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire

American Conservative, April 13, 2021 Biden Re-Ignites the Waco Fire The president’s ATF nominee reminds us of a dark episode of law enforcement lawlessness. by James Bovard Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented […]
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Could the Philippines Drag the US Into War with China?

Tensions are rising again between the Philippines and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over rival claims to small islands and their surrounding waters in the South China Sea. The latest incident began in late March when more than 200 Chinese "fishing vessels" arrived at Whitsun Reef, which Manila calls Juan Felipe Reef – a … Continue reading "Could the Philippines Drag the US Into War with China?"

Putin and Xi Have Red Lines, Too

In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea. Military sources in Kyiv estimate there are now 85,000 Russian troops between six and 25 miles from Ukraine’s northern … Continue reading "Putin and Xi Have Red Lines, Too"

Cold War Fever in Brussels

In recent months it has not been just Covid that raised the temperature in Europe’s hotheads: Cold War fever has set in among the Brussels leadership, with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel rallying the troops against public enemy number one, the Russian Federation. In the United States, … Continue reading "Cold War Fever in Brussels"

World Tensions Escalate as Serious Cyber-Attack Hits Main Iranian Nuclear Center at Natanz

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|April 12, 2021 Tehran Accuses Israel of Aggression; Denials Are Unconvincing; Washington Insists It Had No Role, but US Proximity Talks with Iran on Reviving JCPOA in Vienna May Be Disrupted; Blinken Warns Chinese Communists That US is Committed to Defense of Taiwan and Will Assist [...]

Secretary of State Blinken Throws Down the Gauntlet to China and Russia… Again

America began a new week with Secretary of State Antony Blinken appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. One might forgive a traveler from another land or time forming the impression that almost all U.S. television news, cable and network alike, consisted of different channels of Voice of the White House. (Or the … Continue reading "Secretary of State Blinken Throws Down the Gauntlet to China and Russia… Again"

Push Saudi Arabia To End the Assault on Yemen

More than six years ago Saudi Arabia attacked Yemen. The goal was to reinstall a friendly president to do Riyadh’s bidding. The royal regime assumed the campaign would be over in six weeks. Yet again the gods punished hubris and made the vainglorious pay a terrible price. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was merely the … Continue reading "Push Saudi Arabia To End the Assault on Yemen"