Weapons, lacking sentience and moral orientation, are there to be used by all. Once out, these creations can never be rebottled. Effective spyware, that most malicious of surveillance tools, is one such creation, available to entities and governments of all stripes. The targets are standard: dissidents, journalists, legislators, activists, even […]
Putin Probably Didn’t Really Apologize To Bennett For Lavrov’s Anti-Fascist Remark
The disconnect between both sides’ interpretations of that crucial aspect of their call doesn’t necessarily mean that one or the other is lying, but just that they might have interpreted parts of their discussion a bit differently, which is natural and actually works to both of their benefit. The Mainstream […]
Ukraine: The Return Of War Propaganda
Western public opinion is outraged by the war in Ukraine and is mobilizing to help Ukrainians in flight. For all, it is obvious: the dictator Putin does not support the new Ukrainian democracy. As in every conflict, we are told that the others are the bad guys, while we are […]
Russia Declares War On The Straussians
Russia is not waging war on the Ukrainian people, but on a small group of people within the US power that has transformed Ukraine without its knowledge, the Straussians. It formed half a century ago and has already committed an incredible amount of crimes in Latin America and the Middle East without the knowledge of the United States. This is their story.
Ukraine Makes Strange Bedfellows
The world community is aghast over the acute tensions between the United States and its NATO allies on one side and Russia on the other, which is poised critically on the brink of a military confrontation, the like of which the world didn’t see in the entire Cold War era. […]
The Muslim Brotherhood: Program, Strategy, Organization (III)
Part I Part II How the Muslim Brotherhood is organized Different activities of the Muslim Brotherhood are guided by an organizational apparatus that is hierarchically composed by: 1) Supreme Guide; 2) A Deputy Supreme Guide; 3) A Guidance Bureau (13‒15 members) responsible for the policy formulation; 4) a larger […]
Moscow Doesn’t Want Mediation With Kiev, Just Its Implementation Of The Minsk Accords
Instead of offering to mediate between the Russian and Ukrainian leaders, Israel and Turkey would do well to gently nudge Kiev in the direction of fulfilling its international obligations. Turkish President Erdogan earlier this week repeated his prior offer to mediate between Russia and Ukraine, which prompted Moscow to once […]
The Muslim Brotherhood: Program, Strategy, Organization (II)
Part I Strategy No. 2: Charity and Welfare The Muslim Brotherhood has long organized and kept the tradition of networks of schools and hospitals for the poor and elderly people. The system of financial donations from the faithful supporters is providing food and clothes, medical doctors are serving without charge […]
Blacklisting The Merchants Of Spyware
In a modest effort to disrupt the global spyware market, the United States announced last week that four entities had been added to its blacklist. On November 3, the US Department of Commerce revealed that it would be adding Israel-based companies NSO Group and Candiru to its entity list “based […]
A Tale Of Two Quads
The United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has dented the credibility of the trans-Atlantic relationship and dealt a body blow to the NATO. These developments add to the already existing frustration in Washington that the European allies disfavour its confrontational Indo-Pacific Strategy. Europe regards China as an economic competitor and […]
The Political Power Of Facebook
In the global imagination, Facebook would be a responsible social network that allows everyone to connect confidentially while censoring messages contrary to local laws. In practice, it is quite different. Facebook collects information about you for the NSA, censors your opinions and mints its own currency. In a few months, this company has become one of the most influential players in world politics.
Towards Peace In Syria And Lebanon
The agreements reached between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin following the Western military defeat in Syria are beginning to be implemented in the Middle East. The next steps should be the withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and Syria, the expulsion of Turkish forces from northwestern Syria, the return of Iran to the concert of nations, the return of the Golan Heights and finally the Russian-Syrian administration of Lebanon.