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The Big Sulk – The US Is The Spoiled Brat At Every Party

This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post “Ramin Mazaheri interviewed by Sputnik on US breaking JCPOA” . The moderator felt the comment is a take on the breaking of the Iran deal by the US that adds an interesting dimension. Comment by Cat Pillar   The US only looks like a crackpot in this affair because none of the parties involved will say what the actual problem is: Money.

Lessons From History

This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post  “Syrian War Report – February 13, 2018: Israel Deploys New Anti-Missile Systems Near Syria”. The moderator felt the comment was exceptionally informative. Comment by Auslander Our world is slowly, actually in the last month not so slowly, approaching the active continuation of the war that started in 1914. While there have been interludes of relative ‘peace’, read the main antagonists

Godwin’s Law In Action

 This comment was chosen by The Saker from the post “Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/09 … Open Thread” Saker comment was “This is hilarious!!!” . Posted by Larchmonter445 From  MOA commenter: “Israeli Knesset calling for an emergency meeting to discuss a bill that would officially designate the Soviet era SAM S-125 AD system as “Anti-semitic”. Netanyahu compared the S-125 AD system that downed an Israel F-16 to Hitler and urged

A Bunch of Banana Republics

This comment was chosen by moderator TO from the post “South Front & The Saker video”. The moderator felt the comment spotlights an area not often covered – Latin America, and it points out the results of the same ZioAnglo modus operandi that is occurring in the Middle East, which unlike Latin America is front and center in all forms of media. Comment By Latinoamericano What we had in our country

The unintended consequences of Israeli indifference

This comment was chosen by moderator HM from the post “Syrian War Report – December 4, 2017: Israeli-Iranian Tensions Gain Momentum”. The moderator felt the comment was a thoughtful and a very good summation. Comment by B.F.   This provocation by Israel, bombing a sovereign country without declaration of war, has nothing to do with any possible Iranian “aggression” against Israel, but plenty with geopolitics. ISIS has almost been defeated

What’s in a name?

This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post “Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club”. The moderator felt the comment is very much like s.i. hayakawa ‘the word is not the thing’. Comment by Bro 93   This problem you bring up is called “nominalism” As though the name of a thing or process has more intrinsic reality than the thing itself. This

By Their Deeds You Shall Know Them

This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post “Very dangerous escalation in Syria”. Mod-HS found this to be an exceptionally well reasoned and well written summary of Russian / US tactical/strategic maneuvers in the middle east. As a side note Larchmonter445 ‘Corner’ selection ( )was posted on Paul Craig Roberts blog today.  Your comments are getting wide exposure. Comment by GeorgeG   Beginning with a general consideration:

Two Rules of Warfare – 1) Never March on Moscow and 2) Never March on Moscow

This comment was chosen by moderator FK from the post “Could the fire at the Europe’s largest munitions depot be Ben Hodges’s fault?”. The mod felt this comment was an inspired jeremiad very much addressing the zeitgeist with some, rather justified, triumphalism. Comment by Larchmonter445   Nato Article 5 is a mutual suicide pact if enacted against Russia. How will that war be waged? Announce to the Russians that “Hey,

Not All That

This comment was chosen by moderator FK from the post “What happened and why”. This is an abridged version of a very long and detailed comment on military technical aspects of Israeli raids into Syria and historical comparisons. The unabridged version is here Comment by Anonymous Ok – so the issue of Israeli raids into Syria has a military technical dimension as well as political. I see a lot of

The Awakening Conscience

This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post “The Empire should be placed on suicide watch”. It is all coming to an end for the 1% and their minions. Comment by nice try   If by “the gods”, you mean “the Rothschilds/Soros”… the US/NATO/EU MIC axis has become too difficult for the 0.001% to control. Destruction in the name of profit is all well and good, but the

Straighten Up and Fly Right

This comment was chosen by the moderators from the post “Is Donald Trump a Coward, or Just a Fool?”  The moderators feel this commenter is correct that the citizens of the USA need to wake up and get with the programme. Comment by Auslander   So, the die is cast. Trump is done for, Trump is a coward, Trump is a charlatan, Trump is a Russian agent, Trump is an

The Zombie US policy – will it ever die?

This comment was chosen by Mod HM from the post “The real significance of the ODNI report on “Russia’s election interfering”. The moderator feels this commenter is correct to question that this report can’t just be mere incompetence – there is more behind this than meets the eye. Comment by MD   …..I hadn’t considered the possibility that it might be “forced” in the way that you describe; this is

His own man – or someone’s puppet?

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post “Is Donald Trump really only a showman who will prepare the USA for war?”. The moderator feels this comment is an interesting take on different aspects of the present geopolitical situation. Is the commenter right? The moderator doesn’t know, but the comment gives inspration to search for answers to that question. One needs to look behind what’s going on –

Until Forever, Commander!/¡Hasta siempre, Comandante!

This comment was chosen by Mod FK from the post “Lenin comes to the White House”. The moderator felt  this comment is very topical and magisterial in its structure and examples on a hot button issue: How to read and what to do about Cuba post Fidel. Uncle Bob 1 You must either be connected to the “exiles” that either supported the dictator Batista,or who loved the US so much

Fruit Of The Poisonous Tree

This comment was chosen by Mod KL from the post  “Fear and Loathing Inside The Deep State”. The moderator feels it is a very well written comment that in order to save this planet we need leave the “moral” ideals of Islam, Judaism and Christianity behind, and embrace the idea that we are all in the same boat and we need to be pragmatic, not religious, about it. Comment by

A Call For Unity

This comment was chosen by Mod FK from the post  “Battle for the ages: Protectionist Trumponomics vs. Neoliberalism”. The moderator feels the commenters take on moving from ‘left’ to right as the situation demands is very interesting and brief. As in ‘brevity is the soul of…….’. Comment by Earthrise   “There has been an awakening, have you felt it?” TFA I can’t believe how much my worldview has shifted over

Syrian Roulette

This comment was chosen by Mod TR from the post  “Erdogan Calls Putin as Russia Seethes at Turkey’s Syrian Incursion”. The moderator believes this comment gives another perspective on the complex war in Syria. There are so many different players each with their own interests and agendas – nothing is clear cut in the constantly changing playbook that is the Syrian war. Comment by Larchmonter445   “Better Understanding”? from Mercouris

Back in the USSR…..

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “Moveable Feast Cafe 2016/08/12 … Open Thread”. The moderator believes this comment is well written and has a good understanding of the underlaying forces at work in current confrontation with Russia, China and Iran. The moderator personally has come to the belief that the pirates of the new world (17th century) did not disappear but moved to Washington D.C. and

Tip of the melting iceberg

This comment was chosen by Mod HS from the post  “The “XXVIth NATO Party Conference” in Warsaw (a commentary)”. The moderator believes this comment is very interesting as it highlights that there is a window of opportunity – will it be taken? Comment by Larchmonter445   On Collapses: The USSR collapsed after 50 years of containment, fierce competition, drunken leadership, an ideology that was like embalming fluid to a living