Analysis of reasons and circumstances that triggered the geopolitical conflict around Iran inevitably suggested the role of diplomacy in foreign policy. Without doubt, any international relations student is aware that diplomacy is an extension of politics. Alas, modern foreign policy bodies of several countries have apparently forgotten this common truth.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Nigel Farage is a renowned European politician. He heads the UKPIT (United Kingdom Independent Party), holds a seat in the European Parliament and is a staunch euroskeptic. He criticizes the EU leadership, has a short-fused temperament and champions truly British values. Lately he has flung these qualities of his to protect his old buddy, businessman Christopher Tappin, who awaits his extradition to the USA that accuses him of arranging a criminal group for illegal supply of HAWK missiles batteries to Iran (transferring them through Netherlands and all the way from America).
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
On Sep 30, 2010 American drone attacked a car in the south of Yemen with four Al-Qaeda members inside — Anwar al-Awlaki, Abu Mohsen al-Marabi, Samir al-Maruani and Samir Jan. The car was destroyed with Hellfire missiles. All four passengers have been killed. Whichever casual such news from the fronts of announced American wars are, this time they’ve triggered quite a scandal. The reason was that two passengers were actually American citizens. Elimination of one of them — Anwar al-Awlaki — was authorized personally by the U.S. President Barack Obama.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Famous Danton’s phrase, exclaimed right before his execution, has long ago become a platitude. Arab revolutions that still shake the Middle East do not only devour its own children, i.e. revolutionaries themselves. They literally take the lives of other kids. This is not only applied to Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen, where the crowds of revolutionaries had driven the centennial dictators out of their palaces. Even Iraq, where the revolution was brought at the bayonets of American SEALs (with democratization of the country being their prime goal), shared that grievous lot.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Lately Iran, its nuclear program, capacity for creating nuclear weapons and the surmised attack of Israel and the USA have been in the thick of the global politics. Discussion of these essential points has become a kind of a betting shop, where venturesome political analysts place their bets for the sheer timing of attack. It is weird that at the same time no one analyzes the legal aspect of Iranian nuclear weapon and the threat of using military force against it.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
OPERATION NORTHWOODS: HAVE CIA AND PENTAGON BEEN CONSPIRING TERRORIST ATTACKS AT THE U.S. TERRITORY?
Nowadays it is difficult to believe in what I say. Records of the abandoned operation Northwoods, which were published according to the 50-years declassification term set by American legislation, might either shock or bring a mistrustful smile to your face. Exactly 50 years ago the CIA along with the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff planned an attack against their own country. On the March 13, 1962 U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara presented the plan of operation for presidential approval of John Kennedy.