NATO
August 22, 2018

Item 22 – Aug 2018

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TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE FAKE NEWS WAR (…we first have to consider the source of it…) After almost two years of loud roaring about “fake news”, most of those roarings about it are as fake as the news it has

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THOSE INCREASING STORM SURGES OF RAMPANT NATIONALISM… (…are cultural backlashes against changes within existing conglomerate unity) The post WWII Franco/German entente (pragmatic if not cordiale) hammered out between President Schumann of France and Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany, laid down

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DEFIANT ROARINGS… (with wild rhetoric of the explosive kind) In a rare moment of unanimity (probably the first ever in its existence) the UN Security Council condemned North Korea’s continuing attempts to become a nuclear power with ICBM capabilities, by

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USING CALCULATED HISSY FITS… (…as a way to play hardball diplomacy…) He may be a new style oligarch and latter-day Czar of all the Russia’s, but Vladimir Putin still operates and retains the mindset and perspectives of a Soviet KGB

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THE FRAGMENTING OF OUR INTERNATIONALIST MATRIX… (…by the acute eruptions of nationalistic fevers everywhere) Recent summit conferences with NATO, the G7, and the G20 countries clearly show that we have come to the end of an era, with the fragmenting

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AS OUR WORLD TURNS IN TRANSITION… (…its known order of things seems to be falling apart) Long ago, as a mush-brained freshman at Georgetown University, one of our favorite courses was something called – The History of Civilization – .

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HEADING BACKWARDS TO SQUARE ONE AGAIN… (…and much too close to the line for a confrontation that could destroy us all) The current major NATO exercise going on in Poland seems to be another exercise in saber rattling which can

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MISSILE, MISSILE…WHO THE HELL’S GOT OUR MISSILE? (…or how to lose sensitive munitions…without really trying) A recent news item in the Wall Street Journal caught our attention the other day. Mainly because it seems to confirm that we Americans have

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STRATEGIC STEALTH MOVES… (…for expanded economic hegemony in East Asia) The presidents of both Taiwan and China will be meeting for talks in Singapore shortly, after more than a half century of each opposing and pretending that the other had

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ADAPTATIONS FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE PLAYBOOK… (…as a scenario to create rabid hounds for the spread of jihadist terror…) The recent barbaric assault on the French weekly magazine – Charlie Hebdo – in Paris, should disabuse everyone that the extreme

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