Few things are as difficult in the modern world as fasting. It is not simply the action of changing our eating habits that we find problematic – it’s the whole concept of fasting and what it truly entails. It comes from another world. We understand dieting – changing how we […]
Month: March 2019
The MSM Doesn’t Think That Dead Malian And New Zealand Muslims Are Equal
It can’t be known exactly why information outlets the world over are giving more attention to Christchurch than Mali, but it might have to do with the former’s “clash of civilization” optics and the fact that many naïvely assume that massacres of the sort that frequently take place in the “Global South” could “never happen” in the West.
The Logic Of Annexation: Israel And The Golan Heights
The Trump decision, similarly to its stance on East Jerusalem, tilts the head of US foreign policy away from the basic principles of peace and security embedded in the UN Charter, as weak a document as it has proven to be over the years. It will also further muddy the waters with the Assad regime, ever keen to restore order as the bloody civil war painstakingly comes to a close.
The US’ Omani Base Deal Aims To Cut Off S-CPEC+’s Sea Lines Of Communication
The American Embassy in Oman announced that the US clinched a deal to use the Mideast country’s air and naval facilities in the strategic ports of Duqm and Salalah, which the Mainstream and Alternative Medias portrayed as being connected to “containing” Iran when it actually has much more to do […]
Trump’s Golan Is A Megalomaniac’s Own Goal
The US President Donald Trump’s decree on March 26 granting official US recognition to Israel’s illegal annexation of Syria’s Golan Heights does not create any new fact on the ground. Trump’s motivations are fairly clear — boost Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s prospects in the April election where the newly-established right-center […]
Iraq: How We Were Lied Into War
No one in the US or Britain ever faced trial for war-mongering and killing vast numbers of people. The lying media escaped well-deserved censure. As for the lying politicians who brought on this disaster, they blamed poor intelligence and bad luck. Those few who opposed the war of aggression remain sidelined or silenced.
Russia Throws Down The Gauntlet To US On Venezuela
The Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova acknowledged in Moscow on Tuesday that Russian “specialists” are indeed in Venezuela within the ambit of a 2001 military-technical cooperation agreement with Caracas. Zakharova underscored that Russia’s bilateral military cooperation with Venezuela is in accordance with the latter’s constitution and has legal underpinning, which […]
The New Grand Strategy Of The United States
It is commonly believed in the United States that the country has no Grand Strategy since the end of the Cold War. A Grand Strategy is a vision of the world that one seeks to impose, and that all administrations must respect. So, even if you lose in one particular […]
Balkan History Didn’t Inspire The Christchurch Terrorist Attack
A deliberately deceptive effort was made to connect the Christchurch terrorist attack to Balkan history. The Australian terrorist meticulously scrawled the names of many Balkan figures, battles, and slogans onto his guns and gear and even listened to a Serbian song that was popular during the Bosnian Civil War before […]
A Short History Of Yugoslavia (II)
Part I Partitioning of Yugoslavia during WWII (1941−1945) Regardless of the reached agreement on the Croatian ethnopolitical autonomy in Yugoslavia, the (Roman Catholic) Croatian traditional and historical animosity and even a hate against the (Christian Orthodox) Serbs remained extremely strong – a fact which both Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini […]
A “Fake Fort Trump” Might Get Belarus To Back Down From Its Promise To Respond
Poland is sending signals about the uncertain future of Fort Trump. There wouldn’t ordinarily be any cause to speculate about the prospects of building the much-talked about Fort Trump in Poland when considering that Warsaw is so gung-ho about it that its President offered to foot the estimated $2 billion […]
The Conservative Party Is Incubating The Racism Behind New Zealand Terror
The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik. Brenton Tarrant, who […]