It could have been a scene straight out of “Dr. Strangelove” when President Vladimir V. Putin stepped into the Russian Ministry of Defense’s brand new, three-tiered, multibillion-dollar control center this week, for a war briefing that had its fair share of movie-like pageantry.
Phi Beta Iota: We will update this post as other headlines are received from the contributing editor. No one wants to address the reality that Saudi Arabia and Israel are “root.” We believe Charlie Hebdo was a false flag state-sponsored attack and it is highly likely the Paris attacks and the forthcoming attacks in Berlin (or elsewhere now that the plan has been captured) are state-sponsored attacks. The US is being played as a shiksa — a Gentile fool that can be manipulated and abused with impunity.
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A Notional Grand Strategy – Evidence-Based, Affordable, Balanced, Flexible
November 4, 2015 Robert Steele
NOTE: The below essay started out to answer the question, “does the U.S. Army need to be able to fight a conventional war with China and/or Russia outside the USA?” The answer is no. How I got to that answer should inspire a conversation. I include a concept for getting Congress to go along with radical change by making such change job and revenue neutral from district to district.
Patrick Cockburn on the state of the Syrian war
The Russian intervention in Syria, the greater involvement of Iran and the Shia powers, and the rise of the Syrian Kurds has not yet changed the status quo in Iraq and Syria, though it has the potential to do so.