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Month: December, 2015

Happy New Year from Plato’s Guns!

by Taxi

 
And if you’re interested in a brief history of New Year’s Eve, click below:

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War, Indifference, Empathy

by Taxi

At the end of this year, what can be said that hasn’t already been said in tears?  Wars are still raging; mothers are still burying their children on a daily basis in Palestine, in Syria, in Iraq, Libya and in Yemen.  The Axis of Evil is so very strong.  Frightfully strong.  Needs no introduction or naming at this stage.  Indiscriminate in its insatiable thirst for mass human blood, the Axis of Evil continues to unleash more wars that murder mostly innocent populations overseas and hold us all hostage and terrorized in the homelands.  The world is on the brink of global chaos and mass slaughter and you and I, dear reader, we are the wretched, helpless witnesses to this unfolding 21st century purgatory.

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Merry Christmas from Arabia!

by Taxi

Micro News from Syria

by Taxi

I currently live in the south of Lebanon, in a farmhouse situated on a green Levantean hill.  My gardener is a 26 year old Syrian who lives with his family in a separate cottage on the property.  His wife is 20 and they have three children, the youngest being 4 months old.  They both hail from a small town that’s a good 40 minutes drive from Raqqa, ISIS’s capital in Syria.  Their town is under ISIS occupation, part of the swath of landmass under control of the terrorist army.  My gardener gets regular news from his town via a cellphone network of brothers, sisters and cousins scattered inside and outside their town and who are all in constant touch with each other with news and updates of the great and the small.  They are in constant circulation of their family, their friends and their neighbors’ news.  They are Micro Media messengers.  They are the purest form of media.  They cannot afford to lie or exaggerate to each other lest they cause unnecessary grief or danger to their loved ones.  I am privy to these microcosmic stories and I would like to share with you my general impression of them.

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Line In The Sand

by Taxi

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For the past six months, I have written several analysis articles that have pretty much predicted what’s going on right now in the wider middle east.  No point in me repeating myself and boring, above all, myself.  Currently, there are no fresh stories or new angles to write about.  I know that Thierry Meyssan and The Saker have been talking about the northwestern corner of Syria being given to the Kurds by UK, France, USA and Germany as the next big thing, but I wholly disagree with this premise.  Yes for sure, under the fake guise of “fighting terrorism”, members of the Axis of Evil would very much like this breakup of Syria to happen, but Russia would categorically never allow for the division of Syria, especially by NATO countries.  Russia sees the Kurd for what they are: as Western and NATO allies.  Russia sees no difference  between NATO installing missile shields at its doorstep in Poland and NATO carving out Kurdish territory at Syria’s expense.  Both affect Russian security and hegemony.

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The Last Days of Tel Aviv

by Taxi

I cannot bear to read yet another article on the Palestine-Israel peace process.  This is because I no longer see a solution through peaceful means.

Jewish Israeli society has no interest in a Two State Solution, judging by their voting patterns, as well as by Aipac’s expansive anti-peace activities in our congress and in major European parliaments.  The Zionists in Israel appear blatantly unapologetic and comfortable with their  increasing racism and their Apartheid Laws.  No shaming and no earnest appeals for compromise moves them.  They are intent on usurping more and more of historic Palestine till the last inch and beyond – even at the cost of Tel Aviv and World War Three.

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