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août, 2018

  • 28 août

    Wildcats and Persian Cats: Trump’s Twitter War on Iran

    Since assuming office in 2016, President Trump has surprised and outraged many of his liberal critics. His latest incendiary tweets against Iran have perplexed fans and foes alike. But the Trump administration and the Islamic Republic of Iran have far more in common than their rhetorical outbursts would suggest. So Donald Trump is ranting and raving about Iran again. The liberal media are saying he’s trying to distract their attention from his recent ‘evil’ encounter with Vladimir Putin. He’s trying to appear tough again. But Trump’s pronouncements on Iran are so bizarre, so disconnected from any reality, that they just …

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juillet, 2018

  • 18 juillet

    The Helsinki Summit and Future of Syria: Is Trump a Peacemaker?

    The liberation of the city of Daraa by the Syrian Arab Army signals the possible end of the 7-year war which has devastated the country. Daraa, a city along the Lebanese border, was the scene of the first violent confrontations between armed groups and police in March 17 2011. I visited Syria in April of 2011 and had the opportunity to investigate the events of that day. Syrian state media showed aerial footage of snipers shooting into the crowd and at police. I discovered that the technique of hidden snipers had also been used in Egypt and Tunisia during the CIA’s …

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juin, 2018

  • 4 juin

    French Workers Need More Diversity and Carbon Taxes!

    Many media outlets regret that the Spirit of 1968 is lacking among today’s youth. I argue that leftism since 1968 is essentially a culture of death and moral turpitude. What is lacking today is coherent class analysis. For the past few months, there have been major strikes in France’s SNCF railways. The Macron government wants to privatise the railway; French workers are resisting. French railways are among the achievements of post- 1945 France. The dirigiste economic model started under General Pétain and continued under his protegé and later rival Charles de Gaulle; it’s an inconvenient truth for many on the …

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mai, 2018

  • 30 mai

    The Occupation: Reflections on a Recent Trip to Iran

    Excessive emotional focus on the brutality the Israeli Defense Forces in Palestine, while justified, nevertheless serves to mask the deeper forces driving the world to war: Jewish eschatology, anti-Gentilism, and the Israeli occupation of the Western mind. It is time to break the taboo. I visited Iran last week for the Sixth International New Horizons Conference in the religious city of Mashad. The New Horizons conference is organised by an Iranian NGO and invites writers and intellectuals from all over the world to debate and discuss problems in international relations. This year’s conference focused on the recent US embassy move …

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