Monthly Archives: December 2018

The great game revived – power politics in the ex-East Bloc II.  by Balint Somkuti

Sine ira et studio. – Tacitus: Annales Description is neither advocacy, nor dismissal. It is what it is. The best possible description of events. The below essay focuses on foreign powers’ intentions and actions toward the former central European communist … Continue reading

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The Mueller group disclosed only 2 redacted documents that were already known

By Robert Willmann On Friday, 14 December 2018, the office of "special counsel" Robert Mueller filed a reply to Gen. Michael Flynn's sentencing memorandum by the court's deadline, as noted on the court clerk's docket sheet– "12/14/2018 56 REPLY by … Continue reading

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I don’t feel well today …

I am taking a break.  pl

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Judge Emmet Sullivan in the Michael Flynn case orders the Mueller group to disclose interview material

By Robert Willmann Two days ago, federal judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington D.C. ordered the "special counsel" Robert Mueller group to do the following by 3:00 p.m. eastern time today, as shown on the court clerk's docket sheet– "12/12/2018 MINUTE … Continue reading

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More than 33,000 refugees have returned to Syria from Jordan since reopening of Nassib Crossing

"Up to 33,500 refugees have reportedly returned to Syria from Jordan through the Nassib border crossing within past two months, footage released on Friday shows. According to the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, between 600-700 Syrian … Continue reading

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The great game revived – power politics in the ex-East Bloc I.

Doctor Somkuti is joining us as a guest author.  We welcome this Hungarian point of view.  pl ———— "The russians are coming in, the americans are slowly getting out, and the germans are already up."   by Balint Somkuti, PhD … Continue reading

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Desire – By Richard T. Sale

     It was a tall, unbelievably beautiful tree, finely shaped, with a great, green spreading crest, black dark green leaves, pales blossoms and long, sharp thorns.   But in spite of its being a splendid sight, some said it was deadly. … Continue reading

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Macron, La Marseillaise, and Les Gilets Jaunes

"Aux armes citoyens!  Formez vos battaillons!" etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIxOl1EraXA It would appear that Macron had not seriously contemplated his country's national anthem, nor its bloody history of popular revolt in the streets.  Fortunately for him the guillotine is long gone.  The … Continue reading

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Open Thread 11 December, 2018

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