Did Lafarge’s security team have actual reasons for paying Daesh $15.2 million from 2011 to 2014 and what is apparently the real story under investigation of the French court?
Creation of the new US Africa Command in 2007, with headquarters in Germany, was discreet but it signaled active US military and geopolitical interest in resource-rich Africa, a key target of Chinese interest.
Something that was originally conceived as a grandiose pageant of political marketing will come to a conclusion next Sunday in France. A young man with an evident Oedipus complex who has never held a single elected office and who was almost unknown just three years ago is now preparing to […]
Here is the situation in Syria as I see it: Russia is taking a long-range view and wants stability in post-ISIS Syria. France and the United States are taking the short-range view and really have no achievable plans for Syria’s future stability. Turkey appears to have given little thought to […]
A human tragedy has taken place. On November 14, terrorists killed over 100 people in Paris. More than 200 were injured. But even now the leadership of France has no courage to face the reality. President François Hollande keeps on harping on the same string expressing their readiness to fight […]
Yesterday night things changed in an instant in Paris. The available evidence suggest that the assaults were carried out by a professional killer group who used live bombs among other weapons. Today’s post by Pepe Escobar on his Facebook page sheds some light on symbolism and timimg of the […]
Russia’s decision to use its Air Force in Syria was a necessary step that is essential in order to maintain the balance of power in the Eastern Mediterranean. There is no alternative: Russia’s geopolitical interests dictate to block the Islamic State and other terrorist groups’ advance to the Mediterranean coast. […]
Nothing must be done between England and Germany which would in any way violate the prestige of Great Britain. Adolf Hitler When Hitler realized that his original idea, the creation of a powerful Reich of all Germans allied to Britain, could not be realized, he tried to build and secure […]
This is something you ought to know: each time we must choose between Europe and the open sea, we shall always choose the open sea. Winston Churchill A reverse on the Continent had been enough to make Great Britain desire to absorb herself in her own defence. Charles de Gaulle […]
It is hard to tell which of the two emotions – national pride or indignation over obvious injustice – fuels the revival of the Europeans’ unique national spirit. This year the process which the European political class is desperately trying to impede manifested itself in a pattern-setting array of political […]
On March 23, 1940, a twin-engine civilian Lockheed-12A, registration code G-AGAR, took off from an airfield in the London suburb of Heston. British pilot Haig McLane was at the controls. The aircraft set course for Malta; then after an intermediate stop in Cairo, it flew on to the British military […]