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Strategic Culture - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

The old S-word bugaboo has surfaced again but the real threat comes from globalism and social progressivism.

Paul GOTTFRIED

At a dinner in his New Jersey home to which John O’Sullivan and I had both been invited, former president Richard Nixon posed the question: “What is politics...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Following up on...

Breaking: Russia (Initiated) & Turkey Broker Complete Ceasefire in Idlib

Will this latest limited fighting break the ceasefire? Or is this typical of the skirmishes that continue until the ceasefire takes full hold?

NYT's

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Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

The back and forth never ends in Syria
If you've not read all the news that's been covered in the 3 part post... why not?

Pt 3: Syria Hot and Hotter, Israeli Strikes and more Pt.2: Syria From Hot to Hotter Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter The latest ...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

As stated yesterday.. there is lots to cover.  Including the latest Israeli airstrikes on Syria
To 'get' the bigger picture, regionally speaking, start with

Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter Pt.2: Syria From Hot to Hotter Then continue reading below: 8-...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Following up on: Part 1: Syria's Northern Border- Hot Spot Getting Hotter

Which contained the first news article covering the situation on the northern border. From west to east- Mediterranean to Iraq. 

2- Wheat: Damascus offering better price for wheat, of course, the Kurds won’...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Jeff THOMAS

Ancient Greece is credited as raising the societal structure to new heights. Whenever this period is referred to, philosophers and historians are quick to mention that the ancient Greeks gave the world Democracy.

Yet, Socrates, who is regarded as having been a...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Despite the deep schism that separates America’s deranged political duopoly, they do share a common foreign policy pet project, and that is to prevent Russia from ever shining again on the global stage in all fields of endeavor.

One of Donald Trump’s main pledges on the 2016 campaign...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Dave LINDORFF

So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America’s current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version


The northern border of Syria seems to be in extreme turmoil- from the Mediterranean to the Iraqi border. Easiest way to address all that’s ongoing is to simply list numerically, but, spread it over a two part post- I've lots of ground to cover.

1- A Hot Spot Is Getting Hotter

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Strategic Culture - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

America’s horrendous gun violence can be attributed to many factors, but there is one factor that is hardly talked about or explored in public discourse – the apparent link between mass shootings and the rampant culture of US militarism.

Mass shootings in the US – involving four or more...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

Robert SCHEER

Shortly after Truthdig columnist Danny Sjursen left the Army, where he spent 18 years on active duty and rose to the rank of major, he sat down with Editor in Chief Robert Scheer for an interview about life after the military and a discussion about the conclusions he drew...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Syrian Kurd Oil Deals and Tanker Attacks

Multiple media outlets were claiming that the US led coalition launched an airstrike at oil tankers while the Kurdish meida reported they participated in targeting the tankers with machine gun fire and anti tank missiles- mentioned below. The...

The Duran - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

Via Zerohedge…

Han Jun, the Chinese vice-minister of agriculture and rural affairs, says American farmers risk losing the entire Chinese market in the deepening trade war, reported South China Morning Post.

The US began collecting 25% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-06 - Original post - cached version

An interesting oped:

A smart doctrine for U.S. strategy in the Middle East is "do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time."

  Do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time. Considering Turkey is a NATO "ally" that's an odd idea, no?...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

In the latter half of the 20th century, no one would confuse the hard news sections of newspapers with the sports sections. However, today, an era that has seen the center of gravity for journalism transfer from print to a combination of television and the Internet, on-air news reporting, in...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-05 - Original post - cached version

The superlatives stack up when you take in the sheer scale and significance of the Trump official state visit to the UK. The Queen pulled out all the stops and made sure that Trump and his family were given the full nine yards of pomp befitting of a US president during what is very troubling...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Chris HEDGES

Despite the Robert Mueller report’s conclusion that Donald Trump and his campaign did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race, the new Cold War with Moscow shows little sign of abating. It is used to justify the expansion of NATO to Russia’s borders, a move...

Strategic Culture - 2019-06-04 - Original post - cached version

Every empire is a dictatorship. No nation can be a democracy that’s either heading an empire, or a vassal-state of one. Obviously, in order to be a vassal-state within an empire, that nation is dictated-to by the nation of which it is a colony. However, even the domestic inhabitants of the...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-03 - Original post - cached version

 Link

DAMASCUS: Syria on Sunday accused Israel of targeting an air base in Homs province, in the second such attack in 24 hours

10 Killed In Israeli Airstrikes Launched...
Strategic Culture - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

In the wake of Robert Mueller’s calculated handoff of the “Get Trump” portfolio to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, two things are evident.

First, President Donald J. Trump is virtually certain to be impeached. That’s manifest despite doddering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-06-01 - Original post - cached version

Following up on yesterday's info packed post:

Syria/ Idlib: No Fly Zone Negotiations,Turkey, Russia, PKK & Operation Claw.... Unsure who Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is? Other then the op/ed below is his.  First time I've seen his work. That all said it's a solid article, in my opinion. ...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

First up,  Idlib & Syria as a whole :

I've maintained that the Idlib operation is limited in scope. Time wise. Geographically. There is a specific goal. ( Securing highways- talked about this numerous times) Once attained the operation will stop. A whole pile of Idlib posts will be...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-30 - Original post - cached version

Remember Shakespeare’s line “he jests at scars that never felt a wound?” That epithet could have been written with National Security Advisor John Bolton in mind. Bolton was notoriously a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, like his current boss, not due to any scruples regarding what was...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Economist

"THE KURDS have their own name for northern Syria: Rojava, which means where the sun sets. For decades that seemed fitting. Arab nationalists pushed them off their land and suppressed their language. Then came the jihadists of Islamic State (IS). War...
Strategic Culture - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Carey WEDLER

Every Memorial Day, Americans pay their respects to soldiers who have died while fighting for the US military. Though the good intentions and courage of those who enlist in the armed forces are admirable, the best way to honor those individuals on this holiday—and every day—...

The Duran - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org:

On May 13th, Reuters headlined “Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact” and reported that “EU officials … estimate Iran needs to sell 1.5 million bpd to keep its economy afloat. A drop below 1 million...

The Duran - 2019-05-28 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by By Matthew Ehret…

While the world watches America shoot itself in the foot yet again as President Trump targeted Huawei as an enemy of the state, a beacon of sanity shown through the darkness this week as 400 U.S. state leaders, business people, non-profits and Chinese...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-27 - Original post - cached version

Briefly: Fighting continues on in Syria, in what still looks to be a limited operation to gain unfettered access to important highways.  The M4 and M5.  Not going to rehash the reasons passage via these main routes are absolutely necessary for Syria.

Syria had taken some strategic areas...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Stephen LENDMAN

Since WW II, the US waged wars of aggression against nations threatening no one, the highest of high crimes gone unpunished.

From North Korea in the early 1950s to what’s ongoing endlessly post-9/11, the US attacked nations unwilling to subordinate their sovereign...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration has shot itself so many times in the foot, it’s a wonder it is still able to stand. Time and again, whether to do with Venezuela, Russia, China, Europe, Iran or the rest of the world, Washington keeps blowing holes in its own credibility and ultimately longevity as a...

The Duran - 2019-05-26 - Original post - cached version

Submitted by Richard Galustian…

Treaties are important partly because they often mark the end of a period of conflict.

The honoring of treaties has been described by many eminent men and women throughout history as a sacred undertaking requiring also good faith by each party...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Enjoyed this interview: 

Donald Jeffries returns to Our Interesting Times to discuss his book Crimes and Cover-Ups in American Politics 1776-1963.

 

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

 The  National

The United States announced on Friday the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defences against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's...
The Duran - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

Via RT…

A federal grand jury has announced 17 additional charges under the Espionage Act against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who is currently in a UK jail awaiting an extradition hearing.

The new indictment, made public on Thursday, relates to US documents WikiLeaks...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-24 - Original post - cached version

A growing number of House Democrats are calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to launch an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Think about how disturbed the US is with Turkey's purchase of the s-400. The pipeline deals. Banking/trade deals. All made between Turkey and Russia. The threat to NATO's stability... since Turkey and Russia have been working together. This subject was broached in today's earlier post:

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Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

The Day After S-400: The Turkish-American Relationship Will Get Worse

For the geo political minded. Excerpts from a large, but interesting article.

"For the 500 or so days since Turkey and Russia signed an agreement for the acquisition and eventual...
Strategic Culture - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

Without Congress’s approval, he has no legal authority to start a war, no matter what John Bolton seems to think.

Gene HEALY

We’re told that the Trump administration’s brinksmanship on Iran stems from a power grab by President Donald Trump’s undeterrable national security advisor,...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-23 - Original post - cached version

The more than twenty Democrats who are seeking to become their party’s presidential candidate in 2020 have been more than a little reticent about the foreign policy of the United States. There has been some muttering from the more progressive aspirants regarding the regular and bipartisan...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

As if more evidence was needed to debunk the pathetic narrative that the Russians hacked the DNC computers during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump confidant Roger Stone, currently on trial for lying during the Mueller inquisition released an important truth to the light of day on May 10th....

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-21 - Original post - cached version

   Agreed that this ceasefire is temporary- It looks, from where I'm sitting on the other side of the world, that SAA got done what it needed to do for now. Meanwhile Turkey and Russia negotiate..
See the earlier post from today.

Assad: We Met With Hakan Fidan In Tehran & Ready to...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

I've zero doubt that Syrian intelligence has met with Turkish intelligence. 
And continues to meet with them. It only makes sense that there is communication.

Link

President Bashar al-Assad has revealed that a Syrian delegation met with the...

The Duran - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity:

Former Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the George W. Bush administration, warns in a new The Real News interview with host Sharmini Peries...

Strategic Culture - 2019-05-20 - Original post - cached version

On May 13th, Reuters headlined “Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact” and reported that “EU officials … estimate Iran needs to sell 1.5 million bpd to keep its economy afloat. A drop below 1 million bpd could bring hardship and economic crisis.”

Prior to US...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-19 - Original post - cached version

Continuing with coverage of Hama/Idlib. From yesterday: Turkey and Russia Negotiate to Reach a Ceasefire: Idlib/Syria

Link

MOSCOW...
Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Very early reports that a cease fire is being negotiated and possibly a truce of sorts is already in place. Yes, I'll be looking for more information and updating as soon as possible!
Continuing to follow the situation in Syria:

Syrian Situation Report: Israeli Airstrikes? (...
Strategic Culture - 2019-05-18 - Original post - cached version

Craig MURRAY

There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

Breaking!!

1. Israeli Strikes Syria- Syria Intercepts.

Quneitra, SANA – The Syrian Arab Army’s aerial defenses on Friday night intercepted hostile targets coming from the direction of Quneitra.

A military source told SANA that aerial defenses detected hostile...

Penny for your thoughts - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

 While reducing steel tariffs back to the level they were before the Brunson affair, when Trump doubled the tariff’s to pressure Turkey.

Reuters.com

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday terminated Turkey’s preferential trade treatment...
Strategic Culture - 2019-05-17 - Original post - cached version

The United States government authorizes itself to be the dictator of the world, and this couldn’t happen if it didn’t have allies who accept this type of humiliating treatment. An insatiable US military is essential in order for such a regime to be able to have any success at all.

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