Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Historic Aung San Suu Kyi election victory, ethnic conflicts remain to resolve

[Newsweek] “The resounding election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party [in early November] surprised…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Egypt Turkey USA

Philip Giraldi: America’s ‘Establishment’ Has Embraced ‘Deep States’

[The New York Times] According to Philip Giraldi, a former military intelligence and C.I.A. officer and an executive director of…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: State-sponsored ‘proxy war’ pitting Buddhists against Muslims

[Al Jazeera] “Communal clashes and anti-Muslim attacks by Buddhist mobs have torn apart communities across Myanmar over the past three…

Posted in EU Russia Ukraine USA

Robert Parry: Neo-Nazis and the Nuland-engineered regime change in Ukraine

[Consortium News] “As the Ukrainian army squares off against ultra-right and neo-Nazi militias in the west and violence against ethnic…

Posted in China Myanmar

Democratic Liberalization in Myanmar, Shift Away from China

[Foreign Policy] “China was Myanmar’s main backer and largest investor during its years of international seclusion, supporting strategic infrastructure projects…

Posted in Iraq Syria UK USA

How the US and UK fuelled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

[The Guardian] “On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it…

Posted in Israel Palestine USA

Canary Mission: A Shadowy Web Site Blacklisting Pro-Palestinian Activists

[The Forward] “A new website is publicizing the identities of pro-Palestinian student activists to prevent them from getting jobs after they graduate…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State to isolate Syrian regime

[Levant Report] “On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents…

Posted in Global Village USA

Some of Bill Gates’ reading suggestions: “How to lie with statistics”, “On Immunity”

[Quartz] “An expanded role at Microsoft hasn’t slowed Bill Gates’ voracious reading habit. As he’s done for the past couple of years, Gates provided a…

Posted in Libya Syria USA

Obama Administration Knew about Benghazi Terror Attack Plans, Arms Shipments to Syria, Rise of ISIS

[Judicial Watch] “Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified “Secret” documents from the Department of…

Posted in France UK

The Rothschild Libel: What’s true about the Battle of Waterloo and stock market manipulation claim?

[The Independent] “Thirty years after the dust had settled on the fields of Waterloo, a poisonous anti-Semitic pamphlet circulated in…

Posted in Israel Palestine UK

Keir Starmer supported sanctions against Israel in 2015

[Ham & High] “A campaign encouraging voters to lend their support in the general election to those parliamentary candidates who…

Posted in China Israel

Chinese company Shanghai International Port Group wins bid to run Israel’s Haifa port for 25 years

[ynetnews] “China is moving into the Israeli ports market on a large scale: With one Chinese company having already won…

Posted in Syria Turkey UK

British girls were helped into Syria by spy from U.S.-led coalition

[REUTERS] “A spy who worked for a country in the U.S.-led coalition that is fighting Islamic State had helped three…

Posted in Ghana Japan Malaysia Thailand

Can philanthrocapitalists like Soros cure the economic misery they create?

[Jacobin] “Philanthrocapitalism is the latest “great white hope” of international development. Unlike traditional philanthropists, who were content to write checks…

Posted in France

Charlie Hebdo shooting: After defending “free expression”, France jails people for ironic comments

[The Electronic Intifada] “It may sound like an ironic joke, but it isn’t. Less than a week after the massive…