Berto Jongman: War on Syria – War on China — What Obama’s Child Diplomats and Child Analysts Don’t Understand…

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

By removing Assad, Obama may be declaring war on China

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President Obama continues to operate with large blind spots when it comes to Chinese interests, risking strategic misjudgment according to Professor Zhen Wang of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Seton Hall University. Wang argues this is not surprising given the Obama administration’s China policy suffers from a rather incompetent China team, “including senior positions in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, [that] are currently being held by ‘young people’ who don’t have long-term experience in dealing with China policy…many of whom are not even China experts.”

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Nov 16

Berto Jongman: #ConflictFree $201 Billion in Consumer Economics Full of Conflict Minerals [and Oblivious of #TrueCost]

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

A possible model for true cost economics movement.

What’s in your technology may shock you…

Your daily life requires vital minerals that may originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other countries.

Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are referred to as conflict minerals.

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Nov 15

Berto Jongman: Censored BBC Video on Ukrainian Jets Shooting Down MH17

See Also:

Ukraine @ Phi Beta Iota

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Nov 13

Eagle: Max Boot on Ten Lessons for Counterinsurgency

300 Million Talons...

300 Million Talons…

More Small Wars: Counterinsurgency Is Here to Stay

Max Boot

Foreign Affairs, November/December 2014

Since Washington doesn’t have the luxury of simply avoiding insurgencies, then, the best strategy would be to fight them better. Drawn from more than a decade of war, here are ten lessons for how to do so, which U.S. policymakers, soldiers, diplomats, and spies should keep in mind as they try to deal with the chaotic conflicts to come.

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Nov 12