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Examining American Exceptionalism

By Stephen J. Bergstrom On the surface, American exceptionalism appears to represent a boldly-stated concept but when contrasted to the subtleties of personal experience, the lessons and flow of history and individual geographically-rooted place, horribly small-minded and delusional, conceivable only as a statement by a crazed, power-hungry overlord to an underling. Synchronized beautifully in 2004 by a senior aide to Bush Jr. to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind writing

International Military Review – Syria & Iraq, May 24, 2016 (+ funny article!) Addendum: check out this funny article too: Note by the Saker: as a longtime wannabe “Putin agent” I am jealous of SouthFront!  Considering the superb performance of the Russian military everywhere in the recent years, I think that being accused of being “run by the Russian military” is the highest possible compliment.  I hope that I will deserve such a compliment one day too :-) The Saker

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war

by Pepe Escobar for RT So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member. Global Robocop NATO predictably discussed Afghanistan (a war NATO ignominiously lost); Iraq (a war the Pentagon ignominiously lost); Libya (a nation NATO turned into a failed state devastated by militia hell); Syria (a nation NATO, via Turkey, would love

Video analysis by Ruslan Ostashko (

This is the first time that I am posting an analysis in the form of a video.  Actually, two separate videos glued together and subtitled thanks to Eugenia (to whom I extended a heartfelt thank you!!).  The person in this video is Ruslan Ostashko, the very sharp and articulate editor in chief of the website and its YouTube channel. I have been subscribed to the Polit Russia YouTube channel

Amazing stuff on Russian state TV

Boris Johnson gives the Russians a case of hysterical laughing When I first heard that the ex-Mayor of London Boris Johnson had won an anti-Erdogan insult competition I was not too interested.  But when I saw that this was reported on the hyper-official “Weekly News with Dmitri Kilesev” I was quite amazed.  But when Kiselev then visually showed the original English language limerik I was amazed.  Kiselev was careful to

Ukrainian Army losses in ATO (“anti-terrorist operation”) according to the IISS’s Military Balance

by Colonel Cassad Source: Translated by Seva One of the readers sent a comparative analysis of UA losses in the war in Donbass based on the data of the Military Balance for 2013 and 2016, with the emphasis on the lists of official personnel of the UA (Ukrainian Army) units. The most authoritative in the world military analytical agency International Institute for Strategic Studies issued a report Military

Sting – I Was Brought to My Senses

Alone with my thoughts this evening I walked on the banks of Tyne I wondered how I could win you Or if I could make you mine Or if I could make you mine The wind it was so insistent With tales of a stormy south But when I spied two birds in a sycamore tree There came a dryness in my mouth Came a dryness in my mouth For

The Turkish “Hitler”?

by Uncle Vania translated by Vox Populi Evo On May 22nd, Turkey will have a new Prime Minister instead of the current leader of the Cabinet of Ministers — Ahmet Davutoglu. On May 5, 2016 he was forced to resign his post as a head of the ruling Justice and Development Party under pressure from Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result, he steps down as Turkish Prime Minister. About the

Western Evangelism Encroaching On Syrian Orthodoxy

by Ghassan Kadi When you close the door in the face of an evil like Daesh, another will find a way in through the window, and if you close the window, it will find a way through the keyhole. Such is the nature of insidious evil. Western evangelists are now pushing to get a foothold in Syria. They cloak themselves with disguises of support and friendship and use words that

Debunking popular clichés about modern warfare

This article was written for the Unz Review:   “What would a war between Russia and the USA look like?” This must be the question which I am most frequently asked.  This is also the question to which I hear the most outlandish and ill-informed responses to.  I have addressed this question in the past and those interested in this topic can consult the following articles: Remembering the important

Is China a House of Cards?

by Pepe Escobar for Sputnik Let’s start by examining what the Dragon himself – President Xi Jinping – has to say about China being largely derided in influential Beltway circles as a House of Cards. Xi has forcefully dismissed the notion that a House of Cards power struggle has been raging at the rarified heights of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Yet at the same time he’s adamant; “conspirators”, “careerists”, “cabals” and “cliques” are