Indian voters kick off world’s biggest election


The nine-phase parliamentary election ends on May 12 and the results should be announced four days later Indians began voting in the world’s biggest election on Monday which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger about corruption and warnings about religious unrest. India’s 814-million-strong electorate are forecast to inflict a ... Read More »

Icons on the Barricades: Incredible Ukrainian Protest Art


Artists have been at the center of the protests in Ukraine, offering murals, performances, and a golden “throne” In January, the clashes between Ukrainian anti-government protesters and police and special forces erupted into violence. The center of Kyiv became a battlefield, with smoke from burning tires drifting overhead. Police bullets and gas grenades were met by Molotov cocktails andpaving stones. During the ... Read More »

Election Driven War Plans – 1

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Below is the text of the leaked discussions (with voices) of the Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davudoglou, the head of the country’s Secret Services (MIT) Hakan Fidan, as well as several other high officials of Turkey, discussing how they will stage a provocation in Syria, for their own gain!! None of the involved participants or theTurkish government herself have ... Read More »

The Ambassador’s Response to: Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin’s Crimea Vote?

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Sir/Madam, Maybe it is futile to engage in polemics with a “renowned investigative journalist” and an even more prestigious financial magazine. However the provocation is too strong to ignore. May I suggest that Mr. Miniter’s new American Media Institute, whose mission will be to “investigate wrongdoing through investigative journalism,” start by investigating what Turkey did wrong in Cyprus? I think ... Read More »

Second Response to: Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin’s Crimea Vote?


Dear Sirs, I have noticed that you made some changes to the article in question by your contributor Richard Miniter. However, this is a poor performance from your part.  The whole of the article is staged Turkish propaganda. Your changes, not only are not enough, but they also illustrate your contributor’s inability to read a map correctly, when he writes “Northern ... Read More »

Response to: Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin’s Crimea Vote?


Dear Sirs, I refer to your article  “Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin’s Crimea Vote?” by Richard Miniter (Contributor) posted online 17 March 2014. Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin? For a prestigious American publication such as yours, it is demeaning the least to accommodate such an insult to common sense and dignity. Your contributor claims to “investigate foreign policy and national ... Read More »

Obama’s Secret Weapon Against Putin’s Crimea Vote?


In a Soviet-style election, 97% Crimeans voted to join Russia yesterday. Ethnic Russians make up only 58% of Crimea . The lopsided vote is determined by two factors: many ethnic minorities, especially Muslim Tartars and Roman Catholics, stayed home and there was roughly one Russian soldier or sailor for every 20 eligible voters. For many, voting “no” didn’t seem like ... Read More »

Hollywood blockbuster ‘Noah’ faces ban in Arab world

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U.S. film director Darren Aronofsky poses during a photocall at the 12th Marrakesh International Film Festival in Marrakesh December 3, 2012. credit: Reuters/Stringer (Reuters) – Three Arab countries have banned the Hollywood film “Noah” on religious grounds even before its worldwide premiere and several others are expected to follow suit, a representative of Paramount Pictures told Reuters on Saturday. Islam frowns upon ... Read More »

Gareth Evans slams Abbott government’s dealings with Cambodia

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“Historical role:” Hun Sen and Julie Bishop meet in Cambodia last month. Ms Bishop’s predecessor Gareth Evans says the Cambodian leader would have listened to a “robust critique” from Australia. Photo: AFP Bangkok: The Australian architect of a plan that brought peace to war-ravaged Cambodia in the early 1990s has lashed out at the country’s strongman Prime Minister, Hun Sen, saying his ... Read More »