Dialectics of Democratic Decline

Liberal democracy in Western Europe is threatened from two different directions. On the one hand by the Islamizers, particularly the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis and on the other hand by the Anti-Muslim political parties that are prominent throughout Western Europe. There is a certain dialectics between the two however. The Anti-Muslim political parties generateContinue reading “Dialectics of Democratic Decline”

How Important is Russian Imperialism?

Russia remains stuck in the Ukrainian quagmire and now the Ukrainians are going on the offensive to retake Russian-occupied territories. Moscow however remains defiant in refusing to acknowledge defeat. It is abundantly clear that Russia’s astounding military failure is as much because of the incompetence, corruption and low morale of the Russian occupation forces asContinue reading “How Important is Russian Imperialism?”

The Absence of US-Russian Diplomacy is Extremely Dangerous

The absence of diplomatic dialogue between the United States of America and the Russian Federation at a time when Europe is seriously threatened by WWIII and Russia plans to use tactical nuclear weapons to kick out the Americans from Europe in order to conquer Europe is profoundly dangerous. For President Biden to ratchet up theContinue reading “The Absence of US-Russian Diplomacy is Extremely Dangerous”

Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin

There has been a wide range of attempts to pathologize Russian president Vladimir Putin to explain the Ukraine war. It is surprising that otherwise rational and highly educated observers assume that the Russian system suddenly operates without an elaborate strategy. Putin’s Russia has always been similar in its geostrategic behavior to the former Soviet Union,Continue reading “Inside the Mind of Vladimir Putin”

Ukraine’s Israel Moment

In 1948 the world assumed that the Jews were finished and faced imminent defeat and almost no one wanted to supply Israel with weapons. Similarly in 1967, Israel’s great power ally France assumed that Israel faced defeat and ended all weapons deliveries to Israel. However, Israel gained international respect when it proved that it couldContinue reading “Ukraine’s Israel Moment”

Germany has not Learned the Lesson of Czechoslovakia

Ukraine is threatened by Russia seeking to territorially expand westwards. The planned Russian annexation of Ukraine is only a prelude to the planned Russian conquest of the rest of Europe. The new center-left government in Germany turned down Ukraine’s urgent request for military aid due to bizarre academic theories of conflict resolution obfuscating the distinctionContinue reading “Germany has not Learned the Lesson of Czechoslovakia”

Why Israel Must Keep its Options Open

There has been tremendous mistrust between the Biden administration and the Israeli government on account of Israel’s strategic intentions vis-a-vis China and America’s strategic intentions vis-a-vis Iran. Israel now understands that there will be no nuclear deal with Iran because Tehran has no interest in such an agreement. The US and Israel are jointly trainingContinue reading “Why Israel Must Keep its Options Open”

The Poisonous Legacy of Operation SIG

The Soviet Union was very early in recognizing Israel on May 17, 1948 in no doubt hoping that then democratic socialist Israel would align with the Communist Soviet Union. However, the Labor-led government of Israel prioritized relations with fellow liberal democracies. The Soviet Union became officially Anti-Semitic in propagating the conspiracy theory that the UnitedContinue reading “The Poisonous Legacy of Operation SIG”

Does the PA Want a Palestinian State?

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has continued the Palestinian nationalist tradition of rejecting all peace offers for partition since 1937. The question needs therefore be asked whether the PA is at all interested in establishing a Palestinian state other than one in the place of Israel as called for in the 1964 PLO Palestinian National Covenant?Continue reading “Does the PA Want a Palestinian State?”

Iran Intends to Force the World into Submission

Iran has an elaborate plan to force the world into political, ideological, geopolitical, economic and religious submission by means of extortive deployment and use of weapons of mass destruction. Iran is already in the very earliest stage of its campaign.  Iran intends to break out as a superpower already when Israel and the US destroyContinue reading “Iran Intends to Force the World into Submission”

What Tehran Thinks of Nuclear Deterrence

What is Tehran’s perspective on nuclear deterrence? Iran generally believes that liberal democracies with their humanitarian sensibilities are not very serious about nuclear deterrence. One exception is the United States under Republican administrations since Republican presidents are generally perceived as “mean” and “dangerous”. However, Iran does not believe that there is any risk in attackingContinue reading “What Tehran Thinks of Nuclear Deterrence”

A No-Fly Zone over Iran is a Gargantuan Undertaking

The establishment of a no-fly zone over Iran will allow for intermittent attacks against Iranian nuclear facilities so as to prevent the Iranian nuclear weapons program from ever recovering after having been destroyed by the IAF (Israeli Air Force). A no-fly zone will furthermore provide air support to armed rebellions against the Khomeinist regime. ThereContinue reading “A No-Fly Zone over Iran is a Gargantuan Undertaking”

Only Israel can Liberate Aram

The indigenous Aramean people of the Middle East has often suffered terrible persecution and oppression by Muslim rulers and their proxies. There is one region in the Middle East where the Arameans still make up the majority and that is the Mount Lebanon region of Lebanon. The Aramean people once lived throughout the Fertile CrescentContinue reading “Only Israel can Liberate Aram”

Erdogan Seeks to Sabotage Turkey’s Alliance with the West

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his policy of sabotaging Turkey’s relations with NATO and the West in defiance of the Sabbatean-controlled Derin Devlet, Turkey’s Deep State domestic intelligence apparatus which is keen on Turkey’s alliance with the West. The latest move is to order the expulsion of the ambassadors of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,Continue reading “Erdogan Seeks to Sabotage Turkey’s Alliance with the West”

Liberating Lebanon

What is the situation in Lebanon 31 years after Hezbollah failed to honor the Taif Agreement which required disarming all militias? Hezbollah controls the military, the international airport, the seaports, the system of justice and even the government itself. Lebanon is not that far removed from being declared a Twelver Shia Islamist Republic as thatContinue reading “Liberating Lebanon”

Will the Alawites Welcome Israeli Liberation?

Alawites have suffered attempted enforced Islamization since early Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE. The famous medieval Jihadist theologian Ibn Taymiyyah (1263-1328) claimed that the Alawites are “more infidel than the Jews and the Christians”. Alawites suffered terribly during the Ottoman period in French colonial rule coming as liberation for the Alawites. Alawite menContinue reading “Will the Alawites Welcome Israeli Liberation?”

Islamism is Tearing Europe Apart

Islamdom has since the 1980s been a civilization in crisis since the modern totalitarian political ideology of Islamism came into the vogue. The popularity of Islamism has also affected Europe which has increasingly imported Islamism as well. Many European Muslims live in segregated neighborhoods where they are exposed to Islamist processes of Islamization and theirContinue reading “Islamism is Tearing Europe Apart”

The Perceptual Gap

There is a vast perceptual gap between the P5+1 and the Khomeinist regime. The P5+1 talk the language of reconciliation while Tehran hears weakness and uses the time offered to further enrich uranium towards the goal of amassing enough material to produce a nuclear weapon. For Iran are P5+1 useful infidels to be deceived andContinue reading “The Perceptual Gap”

The Hydra must be Slayed

There is a so-called “axis of resistance” in the northern Levant which would be better described as an “axis of genocide” because that is their real purpose, namely as the leaders the Islamic Republic of Iran say “the annihilation of Israel”. These words are carefully chosen and the word “annihilation” is quite unmistakable indeed. HezbollahContinue reading “The Hydra must be Slayed”

Will the Druze Welcome Israeli Liberation?

War approaches in the Middle East. There is a race in time between Iranian uranium enrichment to produce enough uranium to assemble a nuclear weapon at the same time as Israel is investing billions of shekels in its new capabilities to destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program from the air. Iran will respond to IsraeliContinue reading “Will the Druze Welcome Israeli Liberation?”

The Paradox of Alawite Rule

The Syrian regime is controlled by a clique of assimilated ethnic Alawites supported by a wider class of Alawite military officers yet the ruling Alawite clique promotes the assimilation of the Alawite people into Islam. How can this be reconciled? First thing is this highly peculiar since the Ba’athist ideology was a secularist ideology toContinue reading “The Paradox of Alawite Rule”

No One will Help Assad

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria has no friends in the international community and very few allies and as it turns out even the allies are not reliable.  As Iranian uranium enrichment progresses to a critical level may Israel launch air strikes against the Iranian nuclear weapons program and Iran in turn will order Hezbollah toContinue reading “No One will Help Assad”

Uniting the Druze People

The Druze people were divided after WWI between French Syria, French Lebanon and the British Mandate centered in Jerusalem. The Druze were however for some decades given an autonomous state in the Druze Mountain region in southern Syria. In contrast, were the entire Druze people during Ottoman times part of one single state, the OttomanContinue reading “Uniting the Druze People”

The Alawite People do not Control Syria

The Syrian regime is famously dominated by ethnic Alawites – Alawism being a denomination of Median Judaism – yet the Alawite people are, despite popular conception, not in control of Syria.  The Alawite people were ruthlessly suppressed and persecuted during Ottoman rule but became prominent in the military during the French period during which theyContinue reading “The Alawite People do not Control Syria”

The International Community is Finally Waking Up

The international community is finally showing some signs of waking up. There is not yet full realization that Iran has long since strategically decided to ditch the JCPOA, yet the reality is beginning to seep in. France speaks of “diplomatic escalation”, yet it is unclear however if this includes snapback sanctions for this is aContinue reading “The International Community is Finally Waking Up”