Soldiers arrest Thailand’s ousted education minister Chaturon Chaisang

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Soldiers have dramatically arrested Thailand’s ousted education minister in front of dozens of cameramen and journalists. Chaturon Chaisang, who had refused to surrender on the order of the country’s coup-makers, had just finished holding a press conference at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand when armed soldiers burst into the room. Mr Chaturon was led away telling journalists he expected ... Read More »

Apparently it’s OK to give the Nazi salute in Switzerland these days


There are quite a few things that are OK in some countries, and not so OK in others. And from time to time, courts reach perplexing verdicts. Last week, the Swiss Federal Court decided to clear a nationalist who gave the Nazi salute at a bash of the “confederate-socialist” Nationally Oriented Swiss Citizens Party (PNOS). But let’s start at the beginning. Every year ... Read More »

Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision Victory Sparks Anger In Russia

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Victory for Austria’s bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the EurovisionSong Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politicians and stars on Sunday. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that the Eurovision result “showed supporters of European integration their European future: a bearded girl.” “There’s no limit to our outrage. It’s the end of Europe. It has turned wild. ... Read More »

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 »