Global Confusion

 
By John J. Metzler - As the New Year brings hope and possibility for a global reset and renewal, the tragic reality  remains that the Covid-19 virus with all its deadly variants, continues to plague the planet now  fully two years after the malady emerged from Wuhan, China.  Thus, despite much justified    optimism over wider vaccinations, the pandemic has not [...]

Journalist Targets Still

By Erol Avdovic (New York) - Recently the Associated Press asked the US Department of Homeland Security for answers on whether the administration in Washington uses sensitive government databases to track international terrorists in order to monitor and investigate as many as 20 American journalists, including a well-known AP journalist. It is important to know that.
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Pearl Harbor Shadows

By John J. Metzler - The thunderclap came on an early Sunday morning.  Amidst the idyllic and serene Pacific setting of Hawaii, Imperial Japan launched a surprise and devastating attack on the U.S. fleet moored at Pearl Harbor, outside Honolulu.  
 
December 7th 1941 would be the date which would live in infamy for shocked and stunned Americans [...]

Pandemic and Arms Sales

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS – The 21-month long pandemic, which began with the outbreak of the deadly corona virus back in March 2020, ravaged hundreds and thousands of businesses and industries resulting either in widespread losses, closures or bankruptcies.
But one of the few industries that survived and prospered in 2020 was the multi-billion-dollar [...]

Geopolitics of Energy

WebPublicaPress (New York) – “Proponents of clean energy hope (and sometimes promise) that in addition to mitigating climate change, the energy transition will help make tensions over energy resources a thing of the past. It is true that clean energy will transform geopolitics—just not necessarily in the ways many of its champions expect,” argue Co-Founding Dean of [...]

20th Anniversary 9/11

by John J. Metzler  - New York - We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001.  We all remember with sheer disbelief watching the unfolding horror and the realization that “it could happen here.”  We all remember and vowed to never forget the Al Qaida terrorist attacks on America, and as importantly, ensure that they never happen [...]

China – US Cold War

WebPublicaPress (New York) - Chinese officials said Washington was not qualified to level criticism on human rights during a rare face-to-face meeting in Tianjin, DW (Deutsche Welle) reported quoting other news agencies. US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman is the highest ranking US official under the Biden administration to visit China.
China accused the United States of making [...]

US Afghan Final Pullout

By John J. Metzler - Dark clouds are shadowing Afghanistan as the final pullout of American forces from the beleaguered war torn country continues and the future darkens with the likely approach of a militant Taliban regime. Time is running out to “prevent a worst case scenario” as Deborah Lyons, the UN’s Special Representative told a Security Council briefing [...]

Cyber Nuclear Nightmare

By Richard Walker (DW)  –  Cyber-warfare has become such a threat that NATO’s Article 5 now covers it. As Joe Biden confronts Vladimir Putin, experts warn the worst could be yet to come, with cyber threats pushing toward a more dangerous threshold. A global cyberwar has begun. And it will probably never end. That is the brutal [...]

Biden – America is Back

By Ben Knight, Alex Berry (DW) – For the first time ever, the acting US president spoke at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) to re-affirm the trans-Atlantic alliance, which many world leaders feared had been left in diplomatic disarray by his predecessor, Donald Trump.
“I speak today as president of the United States and I’m sending a clear message to the world: America [...]

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