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Thursday, 23 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis In 1648 the Swedish politician and diplomat Count Axel Oxenstierna wrote to his son, “Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.” Recent events in the United States and elsewhere amply justify the aphorism. Here are a few of those events. 1. On January ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2016 7:45 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 21 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis It would be too unkind to say that the Obama Administration resembles the Gang that Couldn’t Shoot Straight, the appellation given by the novelist Jimmy Breslin to a story about a Brooklyn Mafia mob. Yet, even loyal supporters of the Administration are perplexed and embarrassed ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2016 6:51 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 20 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis The recent consensus by the German foreign minister, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and presidential candidate Donald Trump on the problem and activity of NATO has come as an unexpected surprise. First was the statement on June 17, 2016 by the German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2016 7:10 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 18 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis The next President of the United States must consider acting on the basis of what activists in Northern Ireland used to call “the politics of the last atrocity.” The CIA Director John Brennan on June 16, 2016 provided official confirmation that despite the military and financial ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2016 5:14 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 16 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis Though the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution forbids it, Barack Obama seems to be running for a third term as President of the United States. In his address on June 14, 2016 the President concentrated more on a fiery attack on Donald Trump than on the external enemy to the United ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2016 4:48 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 10 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis On June 8, 2016 two young Palestinians from the town of Yatta, near Hebron in the West Bank entered Israel illegally and attacked a popular shopping center in Tel Aviv, close to Israel’s military headquarters, killing four civilians and seriously injuring nearly 20 others. Among ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2016 7:28 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis How is it with Poland when every word or action from Russia appalls it? Time has not healed old wounds over Russia’s invasion of Poland in 1942, nor prevented the memory of those events from becoming an obsession. It is absurd to argue, as did Polish Prime Minister Witold Waszcykowski ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2016 6:56 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 6 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis Have the Obama White House, the US State Department and part of the Washington media, press and TV, been engaged in a vast left-wing conspiracy to lie and deceive the American public and then cover up misleading statements by officials made for political reasons to sell the nuclear ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2016 3:41 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 2 June 2016
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Commentators may debate whether the United Nations Human Rights Council is the world’s most ludicrous international organization, but all will agree it is the most misnamed. Human rights, with one exception, is foreign territory to it. The UNHRC might well be renamed the official promulgator of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2016 11:33 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 1 June 2016
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In an astonishingly arrogant remark, Ben Rhodes, the spin doctor of the White House confessed to misleading the American people, media, and non-governmental organizations about the seven-nation negotiations with Iran in 2015 purportedly to stop Iran’s nuclear development.  He boasted of creating an ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2016 6:31 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 28 May 2016
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If a thing goes without saying it goes even better if it is said. It has long been clear that Islamic Sharia law was incompatible with conventions on human rights regarding the place of women in the legal order and in all spheres of private and public life. Indeed, the European Court of Human Rights ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/28/2016 5:28 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 26 May 2016
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The powerful, influential poem of W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming, composed in 1919, is subject to different interpretations. Written after the horrors of World War I but not specifically referring to it, the poem suggests the decline of European civilization and proclaims that things fall apart and that ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2016 6:59 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 23 May 2016
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Danger signals are being displayed in Europe warning that their countries are politically polarized and may be sliding to politically far-right authoritarian political systems. The torchlight in May 2016 was on Austria, the birthplace of Adolf Hitler in 1889, a country divided down the middle that almost ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2016 2:29 PM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 21 May 2016
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Will Cold War II begin because of bananas? The Obama administration has made it clear, “Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today.” Nevertheless, the distinguished Russian champion figure skater and now politician, Irina Rodnina, who lit the Olympic flame at Sochi in February 2014, disagreed. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2016 4:57 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 19 May 2016
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High among the corrupted currents in the world of international affairs is the myth of Palestinian history or unilateral suffering. The fallacious Palestinian Narrative of Victimhood may hold the gold standard in spinning about the story of the long past of Palestinians living in the Middle East. Paradoxically, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2016 5:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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