Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

Famine in Africa

Summary: Brutal famine has four nations in its grip, deliberate results of their governments' policies. While we wreck the Middle East, spreading jihadist movements, they get a pass (unless we help them). This is a powerful article with horrific news. "The Nazis Used It, We Use It" Alex de Waal on the return of famine … Continue reading Governments weaponize famine. See it working in these 4 nations.

Stratfor explains why we are fighting in Yemen’s civil war

Stratfor

Summary: Stratfor explains what's happening in Yemen, and the reasons for our mad involvement in that civil war. It is important to understand, with rumors swirling that Trump plans to expand our involvement while loosening the rules of engagement (i.e., more civilian casualties). Our involvement will makes it our war, just as our involvement in … Continue reading Stratfor explains why we are fighting in Yemen’s civil war

Stratfor: The Islamic State’s Pretense of Strength in Yemen

Summary:  Today Stratfor provides another bulletin the front (one of the many fronts) in our mad global war on groups we don't like (excerpt when they're allies, or we accidentally put them into power).   {2nd of 2 posts today.} The Islamic State's Pretense of Strength in Yemen Stratfor, 18 June 2015 The Islamic State … Continue reading Stratfor: The Islamic State’s Pretense of Strength in Yemen

Do thousands of Saudi deserters show the Kingdom to be a house of cards?

Summary: One of the big themes of the FM website is that we can better learn about our world, which I consider a vital skill for 21st century citizens swimming in a sea of propaganda. Today's post gives a fun case study from the current news, showing how for the unwary the information superhighway acts … Continue reading Do thousands of Saudi deserters show the Kingdom to be a house of cards?

A guide to the players in the Middle East’s newest war – in Yemen

Summary:  US Middle East policy has been captured by our regional "allies", Israel and the Saudi Princes -- who work in a de facto alliance to control the region -- against Iran -- using the US as their puppet. Dancing to their tunes has stripped our geopolitical policies not just of coherence but even rationality. … Continue reading A guide to the players in the Middle East’s newest war – in Yemen