China’s overlooked role in the not-so-Great Game

It’s become the cliché of clichés that Washington’s effort to stem the return of jihadists to power in Afghanistan and their seizing power in nuclear-armed neighboring Pakistan is The New Great Game. That is, it is successor to the extended and complex struggle between the Russian and British Empires in Central and South Asia throughout […]

Foreign policy playground: Naive, nightmarish, consequential

It comes as a shock for those of us who believed the U.S. for decades has suffered mightily from the hubris and otherworldliness of the U.S. professional diplomatic corps to see what is happening now. The Obama Administration, in a fury to change what it perceives to be, particularly, the style and substance of the […]

Unreported: There is evidence that marijuana use can trigger violence by schizophrenics

The following is based on an article by Cliff Kincaid for Accuracy in Media. The liberal media have gone from blaming conservatives for the Arizona shootings to praising President Obama’s speech, in which he said nobody knows why the massacre happened. The media called the speech consoling and inspirational. “Obama’s speech likely bound for history […]

Obama blocks delivery of bunker-busters to Israel

Officials said the U.S. military was ordered to divert a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs from Israel to a military base in Diego Garcia. They said the shipment of 387 smart munitions had been slated to join pre-positioned U.S. military equipment in Israel Air Force bases. “This was a political decision,” an official said. In 2008, the United States […]

Canadian capitalism booming as conservative PM roars to victory

The Canadian economy is outperforming that of the world’s superpower. The Canadian dollar is stronger than America’s—and its 3.3 percent annual growth last year makes America’s 2.9 percent growth look miserable by comparison. In 2011, the Canadian economy is growing faster than any other G-7 nation. As a result of its small-government, pro-business polices, the […]

Lebanese, Israeli militaries on alert along border

NICOSIA — Israel and Lebanon have placed their militaries on alert in the wake of the collapse of the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Officials said the Lebanese Army has been placed on alert in southern Lebanon near the border with Israel. A similar situation was reported along the Israeli side of the border. […]

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