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Has Russia now salvaged Europe?

Originally published in Washington’s Blog; http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/04/russia-now-salvaged-europe.html Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States cooked up the idea of using fundamentalist-Sunni, Saudi-led-and-inspired mujahideen, or “Taliban,” as cheap fanatics to fight against the Soviet Union in 1979 in Afghanistan; and, … Continue reading

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Russian Airstrikes stop NATO’s terrorist convoys in their tracks

http://off-guardian.org/2015/11/29/analysis-russian-airstrikes-stop-natos-terrorist-convoys-in-their-tracks/ Analysis: Russian airstrikes stop NATO’s terrorist convoys in their tracks Oil trucks destroyed by Russian airstrikes in Syria. Sott.net writes: For years, NATO has granted impunity to convoys packed with supplies bound for ISIS and Al Qaeda. Russian airstrikes have … Continue reading

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Turkish Shootdown of Russian Jet: what you need to know

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/11/must-know-facts-turkish-shootdown-russian-jet.html Turkish Shootdown of Russian Jet: What You Need to Know Posted on November 24, 2015 by WashingtonsBlog A U.S. official told Reuters that the Russian jet was inside of Syria when it was shot down: The United States believes that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey … Continue reading

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Putin giving up on Assad, says Erdogan

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/08/putin-giving-up-on-assad-says-erdogan.html Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan: Washington’s Blog Posted on August 9, 2015 by Eric Zuesse. Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of … Continue reading

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The State of the Kurds

See also https://mixedmarriage.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/kurdistan/ and https://mixedmarriage.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/swedens-anti-russian-hysteria/ http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/a-forgotten-nation-congeals-in-the-middle-east-cauldron-the-rise-of-kurdistan By Yaroslav Trofimov at The Wall Street Journal It is a time of good news for the Kurds, a people more accustomed to tragedy than to triumph. Just last week in Turkey, a political party rooted in … Continue reading

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Centralised Authoritarianism

The European Empire is becoming increasingly authoritarian and centralised. As always, a major crisis is used to increase control by the Council of the EU through an intensified centralisation of power. The EU is not, of course, a totalitarian state, but … Continue reading

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I’ve always had a soft spot for the Kurds. One of the few Peoples without their own state, and to make things even more difficult it is spread over 4 existing states – Syria, Iraq, Iran and most ambiguously Turkey. … Continue reading

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