Trump Under Fire Over Syria Evacuation: The Complexities of Funding Proxy Fighters Tied to the Terrorist Kurdish Workers Party

One thing is certain regarding President Trump’s decision to remove America’s troops from Syria: whatever offensive Turkey plans against forces tied to the communist Kurdish Workers Party terrorist organization PKK in northern Syria, it will reflect somehow on Trump’s legacy with respect to foreign policy if the operation results in a broader regional conflict. Out of 1,000 military advisers located in the region, only 50 were located at the border. Given Turkey will likely deploy thousands of troops into the area, it is unlikely that 1,000 advisers, let alone 50 of our servicemen located at the border, could stop a sudden attack by Turkey deeper into Syria. For those not aware, the PKK has been classified a ‘Foreign Terrorist Organization’ by the State Department since October 8, 1997. In a larger sense, our foreign policy in Syria has been to illegally fund terrorists tied to Al-Qaeda to fight both the Assad regime in Syria. It was this policy which ultimately led to the creation of what is today the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. To defeat them, we funded a communist terror organization.

Tainting Liberation: The Perils of the New French L’Esprit Revisit the Fall of the Bastille and Bonaparte’s Legacy

France is on its way to reliving the disastrous revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848 and 1871 during the Paris Commune. One form of tyranny — be it the Ancien Regime, Committee of Public Safety, the Directory or Bonapartist Empires, and finally the Marxist Communards following Napoleon III’s crushing defeat before Bismarck’s unified German Empire — has an unholy knack of leading to another, far more totalitarian one, immediately thereafter. Today, the tyrants will be the Malthusian Neo-Marxists in Brussels; tomorrow, a new form of far right-wing anarchist vision of utopia may spread throughout the whole of Europe seeking another Nationalist Utopia, once again in Napoleon’s image, all its own.

The Orthodox Church and Holy Russia Since the Bolshevik Revolution

Whether Kirill paints Orthodox Russia as a bastion of true faith besieged by the false values and secular immorality of an increasing godless, pagan West, his words are deeply appreciated by both the church and state as evidenced by the West’s embrace of homosexuality through transgenderism and same-sex marriage. Now well into the third millennium, it is ‘Holy Russia’ that again must confront an increasingly Godless, decadent West as it had with Napoleon. And now it is Putin, not Kirill, warning that “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Thus it is irrelevant to haggle over whether Putin and his oligarch inner-circle literally believe in the religious rhetoric since they act as if they do. What must be examined is whether the solidly Orthodox foundation undergirding this new Russian nationalism also ensures that powerful right-wing ideologues like Alexander Dugin will happily rally around Putin and his not-so-ex-KGB clique. In digressing, the survival and indeed, flourishing of Christianity against all odds in the USSR is acknowledged by most of the international community, including many Soviet citizens. But killing people in the name of equality is not the same as attempting to kill God; one cannot kill an idea or basic moral principles taught by Eastern Orthodox Christianity having dominated the Slavs for over 1,000 years. Whether or not Western Europe, as formerly dominated by the Catholic Church, continues to secularize under a left-wing liberal agenda weaponizing political correctness to perpetuate a climate of terror to usher in a Utopian world ‘equality’, one matter is certain: God outlasted the atheist Soviet Union and the occultist Nazi Germany.

Burying “Songbird” McCain

John Sidney McCain, who at 80 years old battles terminal brain cancer, remains an empty-suit political maverick whose failed 2008 presidential bid could be explained either by his ignorance or incompetence of/at grasping basic economic principles; his misfortune to run as the GOP’s sacrificial lamb against the rising star, Barack Obama, following the disastrous presidency…

A History of the Russo-Syrian Alliance

The history of Russian Middle East foreign policy with respect to Syria traces back to the pivotal reign of Ivan III (Ivan the Great), who selected the Eastern Orthodox Church at Constantinople to legitimize the royal line’s rule by divine right upon his arranged marriage to the niece of Byzantium’s last emperor, Zoë (Sophia) Paleologue. The Turks of Anatolia…