Who Are the Real Troublemakers in the South China Sea?

Recently, some foreign media claim that China has become increasingly “aggressive” in the South China Sea. They even falsely declare that China has taken “provocative actions” to escalate the tensions in the sea and blame…

How U.S. Helping to Kill PEACE in Syria

As President Obama confirmed in an interview with the Atlantic [3] on March 2, 2012, one of the strategic goals of U.S. policy in Syria has been to weaken and isolate Iran by removing or helping to remove its strongest Arab ally. Asked what the U.S. could do to accelerate the removal of President Assad, Obama replied, laughing, “Well, nothing that I can tell you, because your classified clearance isn’t good enough.” In practice, as President Obama implied, the U.S. government has played a “disguised, quiet, media-free” [4] but nonetheless significant role in the escalation of violence in Syria. As early as last December, even as a Qatari-funded YouGov opinion poll found that 55% of Syrians still supported President Assad [5], former CIA officer Philip Giraldi reported [6] that unmarked NATO planes were delivering weapons and militiamen from Libya to Turkish air-bases near the Free Syrian Army (FSA) headquarters in Iskanderum.