Category Archives: Borg Wars

IMO Iran will wait for Biden

A journo friend called yesterday to ask my opinion about the course of near term events regarding Iran. The murder of a senior Iranian scientist at the weekend may have been done by Israel or the United States or both … Continue reading

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On Lord Malloch-Brown – David Habakkuk

The reason why Mark Malloch Brown was made a life peer is, I think, likely to have been that in our system, it is necessary for ministers to be directly answerable to Parliament. In June 2007, when Gordon Brown succeeded … Continue reading

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“What Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,” Jeffrey said.

" … even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.  “We were always playing shell games … Continue reading

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In FP Biden is worse than Trump by Ted Rall

"Biden, notes Marcetic, pushed for "the 1999 bombing of Serbia, which actually dissolved the local pro-democracy movement and rallied popular support around the country's dictator." Biden voted for the U.S. wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. "I voted to go into … Continue reading

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“The Return of the Anti-Antiwar Left” James W. Carden

"only “a few decades ago, “the Left” was considered the center of opposition to imperialism, and champion of the right of peoples to self-determination.” Johnstone is part of a distinguished line of American expatriate writers, who, perhaps because of an … Continue reading

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A few thoughts – 24 April 2020

1.  IMO the US Navy will be doing a good thing if it persuades Trump to restore Captain Crozier to command of USS Theodore Roosevelt.  He did a very foolish thing by appealing to the whole wide world to support … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, government, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Middle East, Policy, Politics, Syria | 14 Comments

Pushing for a third Iraq war – TTG

"WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat in Iraq, issuing a directive last week to prepare a campaign to destroy an Iranian-backed militia group that has threatened more attacks against American … Continue reading

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Forward to the M-4!

Pompeo, the neocon in chief, continues to blame the SAG for all things not approved by the Ghost of McCain, but, never mind, the R+6 has calculated the intent of Turkey in Syria and the distance between the  Sultan and … Continue reading

Posted in Borg Wars, government, Syria | 2 Comments

HTS has killed the “cease fire.”

"Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has officially rejected the recent Russian-Turkish agreement on Greater Idlib, vowing to keep on fighting.In an official statement, the terrorist group claimed that the agreement would allow the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian forces … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Russia, Syria, Turkey | 20 Comments

Would counter-battery attacks in Syria or Turkey trigger NATO Article Five? -revision 1

  "This map provides a general look at the recent gains by Turkish-led forces in southern Idlib. The Turkish Army and its al-Qaeda-linked allies have retaken several villages from the Syrian army and beiseged the town of Kafr Nabul, which … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Borg Wars, Current Affairs, Middle East, Policy, Russia, Syria, weapons | 36 Comments