That is to say, how he might accidentally save the world in his own bumbling, barely literate way.

I have no love for Donald Trump: he is a silly, self-worshiping, celebrity megalomaniac and a horrible misogynist, who has probably bitten off much more than he can chew.

And he may be America’s, and the Western world’s, best hope for achieving peace and averting a major military conflict. Read the rest of this entry »


With the extremely high possibility now of ‘President Hillary Clinton’, now seems a good time to anticipate what US foreign policy might look like under Hillary; and to recap some of the horror story of her foreign policy record to date.

Aside from the fact that she’s a proven liar, schemer and conspirator, and even putting aside the extent to which she is the President of choice for Wall Street, the bankers and financial institutions, the Israeli Lobby and the Neo-Con establishment, ‘President Hillary’ is a foreign-policy apocalypse waiting to happen. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t usually share just videos or short posts, but this footage is worth sharing: particularly in the context of yesterday’s post on the escalating anti-Russia campaign in Western media.

In this video, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Affairs spokesperson, gets visibly annoyed at a journalist who asks her the familiar Washington-scripted question: why is Russia supporting the Assad regime and killing civilians? Read the rest of this entry »


The hawks in Washington are in full propaganda mode to justify war with Moscow.

Everything is being thrown at Russia now: war crimes accusations in Syria, proposed suspension from the UN Security Council, MH-17, Eastern Ukraine, hacking allegations, covert support for Donald Trump, etc. Read the rest of this entry »


I was trying to actually take a short break from posting for a while; but the sheer level of BS being spewed as international powers desperately seek a renewed premise for military intervention in Syria is just stomach turning.

The BS propaganda game is accelerating more every day. On TV, on the radio, in newspapers, we see coverage of the crisis in Aleppo; now accompanied by dire commentary warning that Aleppo is going to be destroyed by the end of the year – and oh, we must do something! Read the rest of this entry »


After various delays, international prosecutors are saying that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine (in 2014) by a Buk missile that had come from Russia. The Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) said the missile had been fired from a village under the control of pro-Russia rebels, citing “irrefutable evidence”.

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As the interest and hype started to build around the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I decided to conduct a little experiment based on the mythology of sorts surrounding the very first televised presidential debate: which had been between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

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Protesters block I-277 during a third night of unrest following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Gerry Broome, The Associated Press

Everything surrounding the violence and unrest in Charlotte has been fairly predictable – including most people’s reactions.

People now tend to be already decided, before these things even happen, whether they believe the entire thing is an externally-orchestrated ‘civil unrest’ conspiracy or whether it is a legitimate social justice movement responding to known and widely circulated instances of police brutality. Read the rest of this entry »


The passing of Peter O’Toole in December 2013 was a sad moment for me.

I had a strong personal affection for the man and his work, stemming primarily from my undying love for the film Lawrence of Arabia, which I consider a contender for the greatest movie ever made.
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