Maybe A Ceasefire, But Not Peace

In the early morning hours of February 12, leaders of Russia, France, Germany and the Ukrainian junta emerged bleary-eyed from the presidential palace in Minsk to announce a deal that would halt the fighting in eastern Ukraine. At first glance, the 13-point memorandum agreed upon isn’t very different from the first ceasefire negotiated in the … Continue reading “Maybe A Ceasefire, But Not Peace”

Is the New Greek Government a Trojan?

The Greek parliamentary election of January 25 was won by the "Coalition of the Radical Left," better known by the acronym SYRIZA (Synaspismós Rizospastikís Aristerás). It was not an altogether unexpected development, as both the mainstream Greek parties had lost the faith of the electorate by slavishly following the dictates of Brussels and Berlin to … Continue reading “Is the New Greek Government a Trojan?”

Russophobia Trumps Terrorism: Media Stir Over Arrest of Chechens in France

The arrest in France of Chechens is being used to stoke up hatred of Russia, and showcase the hypocrisy of the West on terrorism. Five “Russians” were arrested in France earlier this week, and the ensuing media frenzy – however brief – over the event sought to implicate Russia in the French terror crisis that … Continue reading “Russophobia Trumps Terrorism: Media Stir Over Arrest of Chechens in France”

Why We Fight

A hundred years since what everyone thought would be a short, victorious war left Europe broken and ruined, statesmen and policymakers of the West have demonstrated they have learned nothing – and regretted nothing – since. While the shooting remains localized so far, fighting on the economic, propaganda and political fronts is in full force. … Continue reading “Why We Fight”

South Stream Blues

South Stream is no more. While Western government and press hacks on both sides of the Atlantic gloated over the cancellation of the trans-Balkans pipeline as Russia’s "defeat", they missed the absolutely crucial point of Monday’s announcement, made by Vladimir Putin during the state visit to Ankara: Russia will replace the project stalled by US … Continue reading “South Stream Blues”

Two Parades and a Drone

Whereas there was at least some humor in the grim reality of Bosnia’s general elections – which, by the way, returned mostly expected results (Economist‘s wishful thinking aside) – the situation in neighboring Serbia this autumn of 2014 has been all grim and no funny. Even the "gay pride" parade, held in Belgrade on September … Continue reading “Two Parades and a Drone”

The Grim and the Funny of Bosnian Elections

The coming general elections in Bosnia-Herzegovina (October 12) won’t solve anything. This is the earth-shattering conclusion of the analysis by Antonio Cortiñas, from the Elcano Royal Institute in Spain. Cortiñas, a former Spanish officer "with diplomatic and military experience in the Balkans" blames Bosnia’s political order and claims "inability to solve real problems continues to … Continue reading “The Grim and the Funny of Bosnian Elections”

Of Motes and Beams

Events of the past two weeks have demonstrated once again that the Atlantic Empire regards humanity as nothing more than pieces on the game board. Wars in the Ukraine, Iraq and Syria, the ongoing meltdown of "liberated" Libya, the barbarous actions of ISIS – all consequences of imperial meddling, to greater or lesser extent – … Continue reading “Of Motes and Beams”

Empire’s Murderous Fruits

Earlier this week, jihadists loyal to the "Islamic State" – a self-proclaimed Caliphate in eastern Syria and northern Iraq – ritually beheaded American journalist James Foley, their captive since last year. The gruesome film of the execution was posted online, of course; the IS has eagerly embraced social media as a way of preaching jihad, … Continue reading “Empire’s Murderous Fruits”