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Washington Post: Scales-Ollivant & The Age of Smart Terrorist Armies


Opinions Terrorist armies fight smarter and deadlier than ever Masked Hamas supporters take part in a protest against against the Israeli offensive on Gaza strip, in the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2014. (Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters) By Robert H. Scales and Douglas Ollivant August 1 Robert H. Scales, a retired Army major general, … Continue reading

Egypt, Morsi & The Muslim Brotherhood: The First Western-Regional-Allies Orchestrated Coup de Etat Against the Rise of Popularly Elected Islamist Governments


One thing is for sure, at least for those of us with [even] the limited ‘in the loop’ understanding, or the following, of international affairs [politics and security] is that, the Egyptian so propagandily-portrayed recent event as either popular revolt by the Egyptians themselves or by the Egyptian Armed Forces on behalf of the Egyptian … Continue reading

Stephen M. Walt On FP: Top 10 warning signs of ‘liberal imperialism’


Are you a liberal imperialist? Liberal imperialists are like kinder, gentler neoconservatives: Like neocons, they believe it’s America’s responsibility to right political and humanitarian wrongs around the world, and they’re comfortable with the idea of the United States deciding who will run countries such as Libya, Syria, or Afghanistan. Unlike neocons, liberal imperialists embrace and … Continue reading

Are The Contemporary Islamic Fighters Dictating The ”Terror Wars”?


A simple unmissable fact: Modern Islamic Insurgencies appear to be firmly in control of the general status of the contemporary global violence, in the sphere of so-called ”global war on terror”. It does seem that, utilizing the popular guerrilla tactics and strategies and the general wisdom of military strategy, the Contemporary Islamic Insurgencies are [a] … Continue reading

Is Thailand Next After Mali?


The simple question is: Is there a pattern of strategic master-strokes of Islamic Insurgency Worldwide and their abilities to shift contemporary battlefields from Central Asia to Middle East, to Africa, Europe, to Far East Asia etc?

US-Qatar-UK On Syria Chemical Weapon ”Conspiracy”


U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’ Leaked emails from defense contractor refers to chemical weapons saying ‘the idea is approved by Washington’ Obama issued warning to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad last month that use of chemical warfare was ‘totally unacceptable’ By Louise Boyle PUBLISHED: 19:16, … Continue reading

Gordon Adams FP Article: Continental Shift


  Continental Shift Why the Pentagon should pay less attention to Africa. BY GORDON ADAMS | JANUARY 25, 2013 The U.S. military has left Iraq and will leave Afghanistan soon. One might assume that this means a lower level of U.S. military operations overseas. Not so fast. Military operations in Mali and the connected Algerian … Continue reading

My New PressTV article is up: On Contemporary Geopolitics


Here is the direct link to PressTV website.

My Published Article On PressTV


Here are few of my published articles on PressTV. Second on Syria as Modern Spanish Civil War Third Submitted as Yet to be published (pdf): syria extension Fourth Submitted as Yet to be published (pdf): The Resistance

FP Article: Don’t Let The Syrian Rebels Win


The article below support my ever-shouted out opinion that it would be better for the West to approach Syria a la Machiavellian strategy, make a deal which would set out to keeping Assad in position, though a forced sharing of political power with others, and this would mean naturally ”an enemy who now is a … Continue reading

President Kwame Nkrumah Must Read Paper: Understand the Politics of Neo-Colonialism and Imperialism


To understand today’s so-called liberalisation of the world by western states, from the so-called colour revolutions to ”Arab Spring”, IMF and World Bank ”Philanthropic activities” across the third world, READ this little work, just focus on chapter One. The work was written in the 1960s by Ghana’s first independent President, Mr. Kwame Nkrumah and still … Continue reading

Who Is The White-Skinned Fighter In Syria (photo attached)?


The photo below was taken from The Atlantic it clearly shows a white-skinned fighter with racial profile not fitting to the usual suspects within the ”Jihadists” portfolio of Chechnyans etc. He looks more British or Gaullish. Have a look for yourself, by the way, the picture shows himself among the hailed ”Syrian liberators” (”the rebels”) … Continue reading

From Washington Times Blogger: Why US fight? [”Dollar Wars”]


Looking forward to WW3: Iran, Russia and China vs. the USA Comment | Tweet | Share | | | | More | Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Politics from the Blue Collar by Mike Shortridge Mike Shortridge Ask me a question. WASHINGTON, D.C., November 18, 2012 — Now that we have picked our commander in … Continue reading

Al-Qai’da Jihad:Is It Not A Model Of Military Strategic Excellence But Not An Overall Strategic Execellence (Making Strategy: Mixing Political Strategy Is The Key To Total Victory)


Every time I analyze Al-Qa’ida strategic behaviour I am left just amazed and at time with a true admiration, as a defence-security analyst, in recognition of how the group’s military strategy is, and has been, without a doubt an absolute model of a military excellence. However, when also examined one thing that comes out fairly … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Blowback: How The Muslims came to OPENLY Embrace with A Sense Of Pride The Contemporary Mujahidins (Al-Qai’da & Affiliates)


The most serious and critical, perhaps the lesser covered aspect or merely unappreciated as yet, of the present Islamic blow-back, is the loss of [a] ”hearts and minds” of Muslims and [b] previous effectiveness power of the ”fear-tactics” based on constant surveillance and arrests by the western states at home and abroad of the Muslims. … Continue reading

A Perfect Blowback: How The West Failed to Learn from so-called ”Afghan Model[s]”


Blowback is a theory that is based on the logic that a party might instigate something which later comes back and bite such a party’s own kabus, with own resources and training. Anyway, the theory took of from Chalmers writings describing the western support of Afghanis/Talibanis during their 1970s-80s wars with the Soviet Union and … Continue reading

Arab Spring: No, It’s An Islamic Spring/Revolution As Always Stated (Libya, Egypt etc)


In Syria, the hated western trios of US, UK and France are again repeating the Libyan Scenario, which has been till this week events, such as the death of US ambassador in Libya and the Sacking of US Egypt’s Embassy been portrayed on the simple level of Manichean Good (”rebels”) V Evil (anti-western ”tyrants”), for … Continue reading

New Age of Women Exploitation: How Non-Western Women Are Being Used As Tools Of Western Foreign Policy


History is full of ”heroic” women in the line of fire and in the game of high politics and security affairs from Cassandra and Helen of Athens to Dido of Carthage, to Mata-Hari, SOE women and so forth. Today, the women of ”third world”, apparently, that to the western version– chained and beaten every day … Continue reading

Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey-NATO on Syria & PRI/Mexico (The World Connected)


So, Al-Qai’da continues to reap political successes in the Middle East with so-called ‘Islamist’ parties winning every elections, now the question is what happens next? Look to the Great Baathist Revolutions of 1970s in the same region for the answers, but don’t be surprised with disappointments as this time around the west still control the … Continue reading

[My New Research Paper] A Case Against Counter-Terrorism: A Worst Policy Scenario For Democracies (Dershowitz Interesting Chapter & Headlines)


The Link to my paper is below: counter-terror_CWI Here is an interesting chapter from Alan M. Dershowitz (fictional not much of an actual scholarly work), from his book ‘Why Terrorism Works’, Chapter Three: How an Amoral Society Could Fight Terrorism pp. 105-130. The interesting thing about this work is exactly what I state in my … Continue reading