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Syria, what’s next for the U.S.?

assad-putinAfter its capture of Palmyra, the Islamic State now controls over half the Syrian landmass and large parts of Iraq.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)   The U.S. finds itself between a rock and a hard place in the Syrian civil war. Russia has deployed warplanes and tanks to a base near Latakia, Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian government.  In the meantime, Iran ground troops have arrived in Syria.  These troops would be backed by Assad’s Lebanese Hezbollah allies and by Shi’ite militia fighters from Iraq.  Russia is providing air support for these ground troops.

“Sowing the Wind” at Los Alamos and “Reaping the Whirlwind” at Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima”

nuclear-bomb-badger350“Down in New Mexico we were trav’lin’ along.  Stopped in Los Alamos, didn’t stay long,  But we wanted to see the scene of the crime  Where they made the A-bomb and then created a shrine.”—From Keeping the Peace, by singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen

By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(DULUTH) 70 years ago this week (July 16, 1945), an assortment of foreign scientists, the original group of which were mostly refugees fleeing European fascism, succeeded in exploding the first experimental atomic bomb.

The site of detonation of the plutonium bomb (which was essentially identical to the one that ambushed and destroyed Nagasaki a few weeks later on August 9) was in the desert outside Alamogordo, New Mexico. The site of the blast was to become blasphemously known as the Trinity Site. Trinity was the code name for the experiment and the Manhattan Project was the code name for the US Army’s secret project to develop atomic bombs, with the stated intent to use them against military targets in Nazi Germany. That is, until Germany surrendered before any of the bombs were ready to launch.

History for dummies… a heated discussion Of the Cold War



Poverty was declared to be obsolete, especially by the Republican Party. The ultimate consumer society followed, until 50 years later when it became evident that we had been consuming too much of the wrong things. But we will deal with obesity some other time.

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)  In the aftermath (sometimes known as algebra) of World War II, there followed a strange period known as “the cold war.”  It was called that because most of the threats and counter threats took place over northern Canada, which was considered by both adversaries as the logical place to brandish nuclear warheads.

From 1946 through the 1980s, the Cold War cast a shadow over every facet of American life. Yet, paradoxically, it also created possibilities. In an arms race that threatened all of humanity, could America afford to confine women to the kitchen, where in most cases there was no bomb shelter? These and other vexing moral questions were raised by thinking Americans. For unthinking Americans, it was a period of unprecedented prosperity.

Russia, India and China: the emerging Eurasian equation



“Those who use fire to assist their attacks are intelligent; those who use inundations are powerful.” [sic] – SUN TZU in the ‘ART OF WAR’

 Arun Shrivastava CMC for Global News Centre

(CHENNAI)  The three dominant components of BRICS in the Eurasian landmass are Russia, India and China or RIC. Led by Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping, the three have forged an economic, energy, trade, finance and banking, and weapons (manufacturing and trade) alliance within a span of five months. Military cooperation will be a continuous feature as much as a coordinated effort to neutralise and eventually defeat largely USA sponsored terrorism.

Such tectonic shifts in geo-politics do not happen overnight. Here are a few points that illustrate the processes that went behind the scene.

US prepares to sell Saudi Arabia warships to help take down Iran


Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. – Henry David Thoreau

Op-Ed by Bruce K. Gagnon for Global News Centre

(BRUNSWICK) The American revolution was supposed to have happened because of the revulsion our ‘founding fathers’ had with the institution of ‘divine right of kings’ or monarchy. Supposedly the new American nation went to war with England because a revolutionary ‘democracy’ was the preferred way of organizing our new nation. (Of course the truth was that the American ‘founding fathers’ had their own dreams of empire which is just what has sadly turned out for this country. But the mythology of America is all about our rejection of monarchy.)

Fast forward to today and we see the headlines on November 20 in the Portland Press Herald newspaper: Bath Iron Works may get Saudi ship contract worth billions.

The article reads in part:

Moral Bankruptcy


Sydney Morning Herald

From Tunisia, Libya, Iraq, Egypt, the Yemen and Syria. This moral bankruptcy of the western powers was totally exposed when the American four star general, Wesley Clark spoke out in 2006, describing the plan of the Pentagon to destroy seven nations in five years.

Jafar M Ramini Global News Centre

(LONDON) The August that marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the one they called ‘The War To End All Wars’ is over.We are in autumn or The Fall as Americans call it. Well named for us, the Arabs, because in 1916 in our quest for freedom from the Ottomans we fell, hook line and sinker, for false promises and lies of Britain and its allies and joined the war. Yet, not only did that war fail to fulfill any of our dreams and aspirations for the Arabs, especially us, the Palestinians it was and is and will continue to be an unmitigated disaster for generations to come.

The return of George Orwell and Big Brother’s war on Palestine, Ukraine and the truth



For the first time since 1945, a neo-Nazi, openly anti-Semitic party controls key areas of state power in a European capital. No Western European leader has condemned this revival of fascism in the borderland through which Hitler’s invading Nazis took millions of Russian lives.

Article by John Pilger

(SYDNEY) The other night, I saw George Orwells’s ‘1984’ performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell’s warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”

What was John McCain’s Role in Inciting the Revolt in Ukraine?

Sen. John McCain appearing with Ukrainian anti-Semitic fascists at a rally in Kiev. (photo: Reuters)

Sen. John McCain appearing with Ukrainian anti-Semitic fascists at a rally in Kiev. (photo: Reuters)

Excerpts from a Consortium News Article by Robert Parry

Dr Gary Kohls for Global News Centre

Neocons’ Ukraine-Syria-Iran Gambit

By Robert Parry, Consortium News – 20 March 2014

The entire article is posted at: http://consortiumnews.com/2014/03/19/neocons-ukraine-syria-iran-gambit/

You might think that policymakers with so many bloody fiascos on their résumés as the U.S. neocons, including the catastrophic Iraq War, would admit their incompetence and return home to sell insurance or maybe work in a fast-food restaurant. Anything but directing the geopolitical decisions of the world’s leading superpower.

#Russia: Harassment continues against #humanrightsdefender #IvanPavlov

Jennifer Gaspar photo courtesy: St. Petersburg Times

Jennifer Gaspar photo courtesy: St. Petersburg Times

I believe that the harassment of human rights defender Ivan Pavlov and his wife is indicative of a wider approach taken by the Russian authorities to pressurise individuals and organisations working on human rights in the Russian Federation to register as ‘foreign agents’.

William Gomes Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(YORK)  On 19 August 2014 in Saint-Petersburg, a decision was upheld to deport Ms Jennifer Gaspar, a citizen of the USA. Jennifer Gaspar is the wife of human rights lawyer Mr Ivan Pavlov, Chairperson of the Board of the Institute for Freedom of Information Development Foundation, an independent non-governmental organisation campaigning for transparency in government and providing regular public monitoring of state authorities.

The world Is doomed by western insouciance – don’t expect to live much longer



The reason that Washington demonizes a leader and a country is to permit the creation of circumstances that Washington can use to act with force against a leader and a country.

Paul Craig Roberts for Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)  European governments and the Western media have put the world at risk by enabling Washington’s propaganda and aggression against Russia.

Washington has succeeded in using transparent lies to demonize Russia as a dangerous aggressive country led by a new Hitler or a new Stalin, just as Washington succeeded in demonizing Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Qaddafi in Libya, Assad in Syria, Chavez in Venezuela, and, of course, Iran.

Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine



Why are some political, industry, academic and media figures so keen to vehemently attribute blame before the facts are known and to hysterically declare the need for urgent retaliation?

Why are some political, industry, academic and media figures so keen to vehemently attribute blame before the facts are known and to hysterically declare the need for urgent retaliation? – See more at: http://www.globalnewscentre.com/?p=2591&preview=true#sthash.6RgcF86a.dpuf
Why are some political, industry, academic and media figures so keen to vehemently attribute blame before the facts are known and to hysterically declare the need for urgent retaliation? – See more at: http://www.globalnewscentre.com/?p=2591&preview=true#sthash.6RgcF86a.dpuf

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet – which has raised the potential of the conflict to explode into a nuclear war with devastating consequences for humanity – it is worth delving into the psychology of key parties to the conflict and particularly those elite individuals and their agents in politics, industry, academia and the media who are driving it.

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