North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?

North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?

Trump’s powerful “armada” ordered to the North Korean coast seems to have splintered. On April 19th, it was reported that part of the fleet had veered off in the opposite direction towards the Indian Ocean, another towards Australia. The Press was aghast. It expected a mini Armageddon Continue reading “North Korea: Bluff, Show-Biz Or Both?”

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

MARSAL COMMENTS: Turkey has just announced that its objectives for it military incursion into Syria have been accomplished by its taking control of the Syrian town of Al-Bab from ISIS. Continue reading “Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?”

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Rising Stakes in Syrian War

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Rising Stakes in Syrian War

MARSAL COMMENTS: the US seems to have sent hundreds of fully equipped and armed marines to Syria, in addition to another few hundred with artillery near Raqqa. This is in preparation for the assault to liberate Raqqa from ISIS together, presumably, with the Kurdish militias. Continue reading “Rising Stakes in Syrian War”

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Syria War Decided Abroad

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Syria War Decided Abroad

MARSAL COMMENTS: The US, UK, EU, Turkey, Russia and the Arab countries have been deciding the war in Syria for the past 6 years. Now another decision is under process; Russian and Turkish presidents will meet in Moscow tomorrow (March 10th) to work out four important next steps. Continue reading “Syria War Decided Abroad”

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Ukraine army on high alert against Russian hypothetical strike

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Ukraine army on high alert against Russian hypothetical strike

Summary:
Russia announced yesterday (Aug 10, 2016) that it discovered a Ukrainian terrorist plot in Crimea.
The Ukrainian government seems to have panicked and is calling up the leaders of Russia, Germany, France, the USA, and the president of the European Council. Also, it has requested an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the tensions between itself and Russia.

Likely Beneficiaries:
NATO: as it fits within its strategy of squeezing Russia and painting it as an aggressor vis-a-vi the Ukraine.
Ukraine Government: preempt a possible Russian strike and deflect attention from the foiled plot.
USA: It is in the driving seat of NATO.

Likely losers:
Ukrainian Citizens: The tragic war saga continues and they continue to suffer and go deeper into poverty.
EU Citizens: They continue to be herded into a corner that has only “Loss” outcomes.
World Peace: the continuous escalation of tensions by NATO, reduce the chances of avoiding a third world war.

Timing:
The discovery of the terrorist plot made necessary to immediately “Cry Wolf” lest the hypothetical wolf loses his patience and actually reacts. Does this reaction lend credence to the plot, which justifies this panic?

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