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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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.”

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