New at Strategic Culture Foundation 14-21 November 2015

21 November 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Paris Attacks are Game Changer: First Look at Possible Ramifications (I)

21.11.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

With the November 13-14 Paris attacks, the world has passed a tipping point in what is sure to be a decades-long battle against Islamist terrorism. It is already abundantly clear that the November 13-14 terrorist atrocity could change the course of international politics.  Flush with cash, the Islamic State has proven its ability to recruit Europeans into its ranks and attack any country located thousands of miles from the Middle East…

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America’s Great Lie. Europe’s Great Shame. Russia’s Great Case

21.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important nation, and very unjustly denied its rightful place there. What doesn’t belong in Europe is the U.S., not in any way whatsoever, especially since the U.S. is now a dictatorship. (Anyone who says it’s not a dictatorship and who doesn’t click onto that link to find out that he’s been snookered to think it’s still a democracy, should just stop reading here right now, because this aricle is going to be suitable only for people with open, critical, inquiring minds — not for closed-minded or stupid readers.)…

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Syria: American-Style Second Front

21.11.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitriy SEDOV

The moment the prospect of dividing up the Syrian ‘trophy cake’ began to glimmer ahead, the whole world heard the bold statements by America’s leaders that the US and Turkey were going to fight the so-called Islamic State terrorists in Syria together and there was no time to lose. 

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Confrontation in South China Sea

20.11.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

The US Navy Times headline of 5 November summed up Washington’s policy as regards the South China Sea by recording that «Pentagon chief takes jab at China with aircraft carrier stop»…

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G20 Aftermath: No Need to Panic

19.11.2015 | 20:11 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The recent G20 summit involving the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies held in Antalya, Turkey, bore witness to the increasing disintegration of the global architecture that the US and its closest allies have been persistently creating since the 1990s…

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G-20 Summit and Fate of IMF

19.11.2015 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

At least a dozen major topics were discussed at the annual G-20 meeting in Antalya, Turkey, both at the forum sessions as well as on the sidelines, and at bilateral and group meetings…

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J’accuse: Those Responsible for the Friday the 13th Attacks in Paris

19.11.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Almost immediately after the Friday the 13th Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and 352 wounded — 100 severely — the chief enablers of the massive influx of Middle Eastern and North African migrants into Europe, which included jihadist «sleeper agents», proclaimed that casting blame for the attacks was outrageous at a time when people needed to mourn. The social media and propaganda operatives who are financed by George Soros’s global network of non-governmental organization (NGO) fronts were squarely behind the campaign to encourage mainly Syrian migrants in Turkey to storm into Europe from refugee centers in Turkey…

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Politico Reports Bush Knew 2001 Terror-Attack was Imminent and Wanted It

18.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

A stunning news-report at Politico on November 12th, titled «The Attacks Will Be Spectacular», reveals that the then CIA Director George Tenet, and his anti-terror chief Cofer Black, say that they had told the White House this, but that the response coming back to them was «We’re not quite ready to consider this. We don’t want the clock to start ticking.» As Politoco’s reporter, Chris Whipple, then explains: «(Translation: they did not want a paper trail to show that they’d been warned.)»…

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West Tries to Shift Terror Blame on Russia

18.11.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Never wasting an opportunity for base point-scoring, some Western leaders appear to be capitalising on the horror of the Paris terror attacks to cajole Russia into accepting their regime-change agenda in Syria. From the G20 summit in Turkey last weekend, the West is fashioning a new twist in the narrative which seeks insidiously to lay the blame, at least in part, on Russia for the horrific carnage in the French capital – that happened just two days before the G20 met in Turkey’s Antalya…

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French Tragedy Makes West Review its Vision of Russia’s Role in Fight against Terror

17.11.2015 | 13:10 | Andrei AKULOV

The Paris tragedy is, in some way, the result of the policy towards refugees, but also the consequence of EU foreign policy in general terms. The attack will surely have political consequences. It came five days before France’s aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, was due to set sail for the Persian Gulf for operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. France has been carrying out airstrikes in Syria since late September…

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To Win Battle Without Losing War

17.11.2015 | 08:00 | Elena ANANYEVA

The talks between Great Britain and the European Union on the change of the conditions of the UK EU membership have come to the final phase. David Cameron sent an official letter to the President of the European Council setting out the areas where he is seeking reforms…

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Syria: Dangerous Theatre of Absurd

17.11.2015 | 00:00 | Michael Jabara CARLEY

When the Syrian war first escalated, I remember seeing the photograph of a grizzled, greying man shot dead inside an old pickup truck. The window is rolled down and he is slumped back; blood had dripped from his wounds down the outside of the door, dried out and turned brown in the hot sun. Apparently on his way to work this innocent victim of the early Syrian warwas caught in a sudden Jihadi attack on his town…

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Tale of Two Cities: Why Silence When Beirut Gets Bombed but Tears for Paris?

17.11.2015 | 00:00 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA

Universally, governments have condemned the attacks that took place in the French capital’s northern suburb of Saint-Denis on November 13, 2015. Unquestionably, the murder and mayhem happened in Paris was despicable and tragic. Questions need to be asked, however, as part of an important discussion about the narrative that is emerging…

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German Intelligence Scandals. Caravan Keeps on Going

16.11.2015 | 08:00 | Dmitriy SEDOV

There is something pitiful about the fact that French President François Hollande has asked German officials to give him all the information that Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service has collected on his own foreign minister, Laurent Fabius. He found a very convenient opportunity to pose this request – at the Valletta (Malta) summit, where EU leaders gathered to discuss the issue of migration…

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Donald Trump: Man of Common Sense

16.11.2015 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

The fourth round of GOP presidential debate took place on November 10 in Milwaukee. It was the same old pattern – all against one…

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Clintons Treat Haiti as Their Own Vassal State

16.11.2015 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

Within the last two centuries, there have been two world leaders who decided that entire nations should be their own personal property, the exploit at their will. The first was King Leopold II of Belgium who claimed personal ownership of the inappropriately named Congo Free State, a repressive colony of not Belgium but of its king, a notorious womanizer and patron of prostitutes…

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France: A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre!

15.11.2015 | 21:30 | Dmitriy SEDOV

A human tragedy has taken place. On November 14, terrorists killed over 100 people in Paris. More than 200 were injured. Even now, after the tragedy has happened, the leadership of France has no courage to face the reality. French politicians, including President François Hollande, keep on harping on the same string expressing their readiness to fight for European values and ideals like if they were attacked for some unknown reason by aliens. A healer in the Middle Ages knew only one way to fight smallpox – to plunge a patient into boiling water. French politicians behave the same way. They call for tougher police measures, closed borders and prolongation of the state of emergency…

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Lessons of UNESCO

15.11.2015 | 08:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

The decision by the 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference in Paris to reject Albania’s proposal that Kosovo be allowed to join that organization was the first truly landmark defeat for the self-proclaimed government of that region. Despite unprecedented diplomatic efforts by Pristina’s supporters on the eve of the vote, they failed to win a consensus even from the members of NATO and the European Union. Of the 95 votes needed, only 92 were cast in favor of Kosovo’s bid for membership…

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The Current Assault Against Democracy (II)

15.11.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

Rex Tugwell was very active while teaching at the University of Chicago right after WW II, promoting democratic world government as being key to the establishment of peace on a more secure institutional basis. Thus, in 1946, Albert Einstein wrote an essay, «Toward a World Government», which was published in his Out of My Later Years, (pp. 131-33), and it opened: «A conversation I had with three students of the University of Chicago has made a strong impression on me»…

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Turkey Poised to Invade Syria

15.11.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Turkey has made public the plans to deploy some 10,700 military personnel to Syria in mid-December to fight Islamic State, the pro-government Yeni Safak daily reported. According to the newspaper’s report, Turkish forces will advance up to 46 kilometers inside the Syrian territory to create a safe zone for up to 5 million displaced people to solve the refugee crisis hitting Turkey and the EU…

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Paris Bombing: Russia and West Need to Join Forces to Repel Common Threat

14.11.2015 | 22:00 | Andrei AKULOV

In today’s world, terrorist activities run rampant, with the Islamic State (IS) still expanding to pose an immeasurable threat to world peace and cause anxiety and anger in the international community…

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