US Troops May be Sent to Eastern Europe

PARIS — NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Associated Press he wouldn’t “write off involvement by any nation, […]

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Cold War Again: Who’s Responsible?

“In the name of ‘democracy,’ the West has unrelentingly moved its military, political and economic power ever closer to post-Soviet Russia.” The East-West confrontation over Ukraine, which led to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea but long predated it, is potentially the worst international crisis in more than fifty years—and the most fateful. A negotiated resolution is […]

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15 years on: Looking back at NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ bombing of Yugoslavia

Just 15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia. The alliance bypassed the UN under a “humanitarian” pretext, launching aggression that claimed hundreds of civilian lives and caused a much larger catastrophe than it averted. Years on, Serbia still bears deep scars of the NATO bombings which, as the alliance put […]

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Four scenarios; What happens next in Ukraine?

After a dramatic uprising the  Prime Minister Victor Yanukovych was forced to flee the country. Ukraine is deeply divided into its western and eastern sides, much like Republicans and Democrats in the USA. Eastern residents prefer closer relations with Russia. Most of Ukraine’s Russian-speaking population live there and at the 2010 presidential election a majority […]

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NATO: Is America AWOL?

NATO will conduct one of its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, but the U.S. is planning to send only a token contribution. This poor commitment will not go unnoticed by American allies in Eastern Europe. Exercise Steadfast Jazz will take place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland as part of […]

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About that big NATO ‘success’ in Bosnia

Bosnia’s embattled Christians are leaving the country, and their exodus is being blamed on the Muslim majority and the increasing influence of Islamic law. BosNewsLife reports Christians are fleeing to escape discrimination and the Islamization of their home country. Atlas Shrugs publisher and Islam analyst Pamela Geller says the problem is simple: Bosnia is rapidly […]

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Ankara at War

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online October 16, 2012 NRO title: “Erdogan and Assad at War” Why does the Turkish government act so aggressively against the Assad regime of Syria? Perhaps Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes that lobbing artillery shells into Syria will help bring a satellite government to power in Damascus. Maybe he […]

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Is Turkey Leaving the West?

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times February 6, 2013 N.B.: Washington Times title: “Trading Europe for the Shanghai Five Turkey dissembles over joining the EU” Recent steps taken by the Government of Turkey suggest it may be ready to ditch the NATO club of democracies for a Russian and Chinese gang of authoritarian states. Here […]

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NATO Patriot Missiles Land in Turkey

One of the greatest nightmares recently protested by Iran and Syria – a shipment of NATO’s Patriot anti-ballistic missile defense system – has arrived in Turkey. The Suecia Seaways, sailing under the flag of Germany, arrived Monday in the port of Iskenderun less than a day after the Netherlands-registered Louise Russ vessel pulled into port bearing […]

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