A serious working hypothesis is being discussed for a while now among independent geopolitical analysts. Here it is, in a nutshell.
The only thing that the two groups have in common is a Salafist ("Islamist") ideology, but apart from that, any other comparison is superficial and ignores the many differences between them.
The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation.
The spate of deadly US Navy collisions is a symptom of a wider morale crisis among American military forces. Part of the reason is that American troops are simply exhausted from being abused by political masters in Washington.
Despite what Trump said in his policy-making speech, the US will still continue to destabilize rival governments, but it’ll just do so under different pretexts.
It doesn't inspire confidence that the US Navy manages to crash another of its top-notch warships - on the same day that it launches military drills off Korea; drills which could spark an accidental nuclear war.
Poland’s ambitious strategy to integrate many of the Central and Eastern European countries into a pro-decentralization reform bloc inside the EU might actually succeed because Warsaw is evidently applying some of the lessons that it learned the last time it tried something geopolitically similar almost a century ago.
"I'm leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents - on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America."
Moscow's Soviet-era ally has proudly retained its love for Russia all throughout the post-Cold War period and even into the New Cold War, showing that the Vietnamese have a sincere fondness for all things Russian and strive to strengthen the historical relationship between their two states.
Britain's self-styled political "moderates" are getting very excited and it's not just because the latest bid to prosecute Tony Blair for war crimes has been blocked by the High Court.
A British writer and journalist Edward Lucas, one of the pioneers of the theory presenting Russia as an existential threat to the US and the European Union, several years ago coined the term of “whataboutism.”
America’s chronic trade deficit with the rest of the world is testimony to a failed US economy. In reality, the US has no-one else to blame but itself for such an historic failure.
Trump is pursuing several ulterior motives in sparking a new crisis with North Korea.
Amid the thick fog of (rhetorical) war between Washington and Pyongyang, it’s still possible to detect some fascinating writing on the (unbuilt) wall.
It really is saying something when US President Trump's latest threat against North Korea draws a rebuke from John McCain - America's most hawkish lawmaker.
Repeat after me: (by orders of the NeoCon Thought Police): "I condemn the evil dictator Nicolas Maduro and support a US-led humanitarian intervention to save the people of oil rich Venezuela! I condemn the evil dictator Nicolas Maduro..."
The assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 was a seminal event in modern American history. Yet 54 years on, the official US state continues covering up the shocking truth about the killing of one of its most popular leaders.
Repeat after me (by orders of the Neo-Con Thought Police): "Russian aggression," "Russian aggression," "Russian aggression." The phrase has become a mantra, to be repeated (with all the correct arm movements and feigned expressions of outrage), by anyone wanting to be regarded as a "credible" foreign policy commentator in the elite western media.
The US’ latest disinformation offensive against Russia is aimed at manipulating Trump into dispatching more uniformed troops to Afghanistan instead of going through with Bannon’s PMC proposal, as both factions fight for control over who will receive the profitable right to ensure security for future American mining operations.
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