Putin Makes Obama an Offer He Can’t Refuse

by Mike Whitney CounterPunch (October 29 2015) http://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/dropzone/2015/10/ap_putin_obama_looking_away_thg-130831_16x9_992-510x287.jpg Why is John Kerry so eager to convene an emergency summit on Syria now when the war has been dragging on for four and a half years? Is he worried that Russia's air campaign is wiping out too many US-backed jihadis and sabotaging Washington's plan to topple … Continue reading Putin Makes Obama an Offer He Can’t Refuse

War and Peace – Revisited

by Pepe Escobar Asia Times (October 23 2015) And of course he quoted Tolstoy. Russian President Vladimir Putin once again had to pull all stops at the International Valdai Discussion Club's twelfth annual meeting in Sochi to highlight the tremendous seriousness of the current geopolitical juncture. As a compact Greatest Hits on comparative foreign policy … Continue reading War and Peace – Revisited

Remaking the World in Greater Israel’s Image

From American Occupations to European Detention Camps by Dan Sanchez https://medium.com/dan-sanchez (September 19 2015) However they want to address the issue, most people are horrified at the refugee crisis now besetting Europe, with its scenes of chaos, conflict, and desperation. Yet in Israel, at least one high official sees in it not horror, but hope. … Continue reading Remaking the World in Greater Israel’s Image

Putin Forces Obama to Capitulate on Syria

by Mike Whitney CounterPunch (October 21 2015) The Russian-led military coalition is badly beating Washington's proxies in Syria which is why John Kerry is calling for a "Time Out". On Monday, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for an emergency summit later in the week so that leaders from Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and … Continue reading Putin Forces Obama to Capitulate on Syria