Month: January 2014

Leningrad the Unconquered

By early September of 1941 advancing German troops had cut off the rail lines leading to Leningrad.  By Sept. 8 the city had been completely surrounded and a blockade began that was unprecedented in modern history in both its length and its disastrous effects. Leningrad’s situation was extraordinarily difficult right […]

Intrigues at Geneva II

“The idea of Montreux” – the idea of engaging in a peace process and national dialog in Syria under international mediation – died before it could be born.  A nasty intrigue, involving the UN Secretary-General and the employment of such petty chicaneries as delaying the airplane carrying the Syrian delegation […]

Return of Al-Qaeda

How did al-Qaeda, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat? How can al-Qaeda be all over the Mideast, North Africa, and now much of black Africa? This after the US spent over $1 trillion trying to […]

Canvas: The Belgrade US-Financed Training Group Behind the Carefully-Orchestrated Kiev Protests

The recent protests in Ukraine have the stench of a foreign-orchestrated attempt to destabilize the government of Viktor Yanukovych after he walked away from signing an EU Association Agreement that would have driven a deep wedge between Russia and Ukraine. Glamor-star boxer-turned political guru, Vitaly Klitschko, has been meeting with […]