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Brussels-Moscow Proposes, Kiev Disposes

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich [left]One could readily be swayed in the long labyrinth of economic and political interests which these days envelope Ukraine, as one’s geopolitical prejudices color our stance on whether this territorially largest nation in Europe should be holding hands with the EU or with the Russian Federation. At the end of the day, however, it’s not how people might feel here in the West that counts, but how the people who inhabit this region of Eurasia feel… not just about their present well-being, but their future as well.

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Let Saudi Arabia Go Alone!

Saudi ArabiaOn December 17, 2013, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Great Britain published an Op-Ed in the New York Times [1] accusing the West of not having confronted Syria and Iran head-on. An ambassador is traditionally the mouthpiece of his government. But the political rhetoric he used suggests that he also acted therein as megaphones of the Neocons or the US military, which are critical of Obama’s allegedly soft policy towards Syria and Iran.

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Israel: Legitimacy and Behavior

Israel Legitimacy Separating Legitimacy and Behavior

In the year 1762 the King of Prussia, Frederick II, launched an unprovoked attack on Austria with the aim of conquering the province of Silesia. One hundred and two years later, in 1864, Otto von Bismarck, then prime minister of Prussia, provoked a war with Denmark in order to seize the Danish provinces of Schleswig and Holstein.

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A Victory for Diplomacy

iran nuclearThe Diplomatic Deal with Iran

By now most readers know that the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom - plus Germany, (referred to as the P5+1) have reached a six-month interim diplomatic settlement with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Within this six-month period the P5+1 powers and Iran will seek to conclude a permanent and comprehensive agreement. Readers may also know what Iran has to do according to the agreement, because most of the Western media have repeatedly listed those terms.

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The greatest danger to Israel

lieberman-netenyahuThe greatest danger to Israel is not the putative Iranian nuclear bomb. The greatest danger is the stupidity of it's leaders.

This is not a uniquely Israeli phenomenon. A great many of the world’s leaders are plain stupid, and always have been. Enough to look at what happened in Europe in July 1914, when an incredible accumulation of stupid politicians and incompetent generals plunged humanity into World War I.

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