Author Archives: Keld Bach

Who are Sultan Erdogan’s Allies in Syria?

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army fighters at a training camp in Azaz, Syria. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army rebels are joining the Turkish military operation in northern Syria with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by … Continue reading

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I Fooled You All

Background image of Greta Thunberg is courtesy of Axios.com, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. I really like her cheeky, Mona Lisa-like smile in this image. Related: The Manufacturing of Greta Thunberg

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Edward Snowden on Trump, Privacy, and Threats to Democracy

On the eve of his memoir ‘Permanent Record’ being published, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden talked at length from Moscow with MSNBC’s Brian Williams in an exclusive interview. This is their discussion in its entirety, edited down slightly for clarity. See … Continue reading

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CrossTalk on Trump & Iran: ‘Locked and Loaded’

Again we stand on the brink of war. We should not be surprised: official Washington was quick to blame Iran for the attack on Saudi energy assets. Iran has denied involvement, while the Houthis have claimed responsibility. Will Trump take … Continue reading

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About Political Correctness

Background image courtesy of Calvin University, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. Examples of current opinions considered to be politically correct: • Syrian President Assad is killing his own people • Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons • Israel … Continue reading

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Edward Snowden’s Memoirs: Permanent Record

The man whose state surveillance revelations rocked the world speaks exclusively to the Guardian about his new life and concerns for the future The world’s most famous whistleblower, Edward Snowden, says he has detected a softening in public hostility towards … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s Summer of Defiance

More than three months of dramatic public protests throughout the summer of 2019 have shaken Hong Kong, bringing huge demonstrations onto the streets – on occasion numbering well over a million people – and at times escalating into violent confrontations … Continue reading

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Erdogan: We’ll Flood Europe With Syrian Refugees Unless ‘Safe Zone’ Established

Background image courtesy of Globalo.com, modified by me. Click image to enlarge. “We will be forced to open the gates. We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday while demanding that … Continue reading

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How Christian Zionism Rose to Power in the U.S.

Photo of the Evangelical preacher John Hagee is courtesy of Associated Press Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the … Continue reading

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Roger Waters Performs a Tribute to Julian Assange

Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters is performing the legendary song “Wish You Were Here” outside the UK Home Office in London in support of imprisoned whistle-blower Julian Assange. Waters has been a vocal supporter of Wikileaks, with the Pink Floyd … Continue reading

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