Monthly Archives: April 2017

“U.S. Patrolling Syrian Border to Stop Turk-Kurd Clashes” – TTG

Ilham Ahmed, a co-president of the Democratic Council of Syria, wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post on 28 April addressing the recent Turkish bombing of Kurdish forces. —————————————— “On Tuesday, Turkey bombed the headquarters of Kurdish fighters in … Continue reading

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“CORRECTION TO: The French Intelligence Report of April 26, 2017 Contradicts the Allegations in the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017 by Professor Theodore A. Postol” by Publius Tacitus

NOTE FROM PUBLIUS TACITUS–Dr. Postol expressed his appreciation for those who noted his mis-reading of the French Intelligence Report. He is correcting the record and adding to the critique. I think you will find it worth your time to read … Continue reading

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WMD Mirage By Richard Sale

The sketchy information that justified launching U.S. cruise misses on Syria takes us back to an unpleasant episode in our past. On May 29, 2003, President George Bush announced during a speech in Poland that, “We have found the WMD.” … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Iran, Trump & Company Ignore Facts by Publius Tacitus

If you placed your hopes that a President Donald Trump would bring some sanity back to U.S. foreign policy, especially with respect to U.S./Iran relations, you made a mistake. Trump’s Administration, using the voice of his Secretary of State Rex … Continue reading

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The Great Game of Radical Narrative Change (and its Drawbacks) by Alastair Crooke

 It is clearer now: Trump seeks radical ‘narrative metamorphosis’. No more shall America be perceived as ‘weak'. America shall be ‘strong'. US rhetoric against North Korea, Russia and Iran, again is larded with ultimata – and is stridently bellicose. Plainly, the US rhetoric, per se, … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Policy, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Yemen | 20 Comments

The French Intelligence Report of April 26, 2017 Contradicts the Allegations in the White House Intelligence Report of April 11, 2017 by Dr. Theodore Postol

[NOTE FROM PUBLIUS TACITUS–Here is the latest from Dr. Postol. He correctly notes the discrepancy between the White House account of what happened at Khan Sheikhoun and that now offered by the Government of France. The key point is this–both … Continue reading

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Russian ground forces in Syria? – TTG

As Colonel Lang mentioned, there are rumors that Russia would “respond favorably to an expected SAG request for Russian ground troops.”  This is just a guess, but I think the Russians are concerned by the uptick in the US-led coalition … Continue reading

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Grooming the Senate? For what or why?

All 100 senators are invited to the White House compound tomorrow for a briefing on North Korea.  This is an unusual event.  During the first Gulf War I was sent to the Congress every day to brief both houses. Notice … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Korea, Middle East, Russia, Syria | 44 Comments

A French election is not like a US election.

  SWMBO and I are suitable objects for mockery by Joe Scarborough.  We speak French, are proud of that and are correctly to be described as Francophile.  We subscribe to TV 5 Monde and watch it a lot.  IMO Mr. … Continue reading

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“THE URGENT NEED FOR BORIS JOHNSON TO CLARIFY … ” by Habakkuk

HABAKKUK ON THE URGENT NEED FOR BORIS JOHNSON TO CLARIFY WHAT HE IS CLAIMING ABOUT TESTS ON SAMPLES FROM KHAN SHEIKHUN. ARE THEY SUPPOSE TO MATCH THE SARIN USED AT GHOUTA, OR THAT DESTROYED ON THE M.V. ‘CAPE RAY’?   … Continue reading

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