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The Diaoyu Dao; Taiwan between a Rock and a Hard Place.

The Diaoyu Dao; Taiwan between a Rock and a Hard Place. By Christof Lehmann -The Chinese – Japanese raw over the Diaoyu or Senkaku islands is overshadowing Taiwan´s territorial claims over the rocky islands, 120 nautical miles from its coast, … Continue reading

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East China Sea Conflict: Pentagon Chief Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do

East China Sea Conflict: Pentagon Chief Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do “US behaving badly” The dispute over the Diaoyu Islands is essentially a US-made legacy of World War II. The US’ intentional blindness to the illegal nature of Japan’s … Continue reading

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Got war if you want it.

Got War if You Want it. By Pepe Escobar. Pentagon head Leon Panetta told ABC News that the US is “ready” to attack Iran. It depends on US President Barack Obama giving it a go. Will he or won’t he? … Continue reading

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Panetta and Afghanistan

By Dmitriy Sedov – Strategic Culture Foundation. Nobody will know what Defense Secretary Leon Panetta felt after getting a report that a terrorist attack had been timed to his arrival at UK Camp Bastion air base situated in the South … Continue reading

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Putin Accuses US In Murder Of Ghadafi.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin implicated Washington today in the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and launched a tirade against Senator John McCain in an extraordinary attack on US policies. The Russian premier used his annual televised phone-in to unleash the … Continue reading

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Libya, the Evil the Grotesque and the Ugly.

Saif Islam Ghadafi is reportedly well and has been walking the streets of Zintan under heavy protection of his capturers. The front is everywhere, and bitter infighting between the Zintan Brigades, the Belhadj Tripoli Brigades, the brigades of the Bengazi … Continue reading

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