Author Archives: Richard Edmondson

More Ukrainian Troops Captured; At Least 7,000 Said Surrounded

RT At least 7,000 Ukrainian troops are believed to be surrounded near the village of Debaltsevo in Donbass, as militia units cut off the only road linking the pocket to Kiev-held territory. The servicemen have been offered the chance to … Continue reading

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Nasrallah: The Rules of Engagement with Israel Are Over

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah spoke in a televised address today to thousands attending a memorial ceremony for seven people killed in an Israeli strike in Lebanon last Sunday. And in his speech he had some words of warning for Israel: … Continue reading

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The Sound of Elsa’s Breathing

This is a poem I wrote about my German Shepherd, Elsa, who died 16 years ago today. I have a great many memories of hours spent writing (poems, articles, etc.) while she sat curled up on the couch next to … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Congressional Address to Coincide with Jewish ‘Purim’ Holiday

By Richard Edmondson A few days ago in an article entitled Politically Corrupt and Pro-Israel–Do the Two Traits Go Together?–I noted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak before a joint session of Congress on March 3.

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French Politicians Attack Internet Freedom in Proposed Law

Recently in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, French comedian Dieudonne posted on the Internet, “I feel like Charlie Coulibaly.” Apparently under a new law being considered in France, comments like this will be interpreted as an “apology” for … Continue reading

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Victoria Nuland Says US Media is Full of ‘Dynamic, Truthful Opinion’ (Really!)

Those with long memories may recall about ten years or so back when an unidentified US official–some believe it was Karl Rove–offered the following observation: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.”

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Donbass Civilians Send Emotional Message to Kiev Government

Incredible, must-see video. H/T to Helvena.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Captured Ukrainian Soldiers Get Dose of Reality

The gentleman who figures prominently in all three videos below is Alexander Zakharchenko, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic. His demeanor toward the captured Ukrainian soldiers is one of magnanimity. For the soldiers, however, it is obviously not an enjoyable situation.

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Hillary Clinton Does Putin Impersonation

MOSCOW, January 22 (Sputnik) — Addressing the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in Manitoba, Canada on Wednesday, former Secretary of State and Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton extolled the virtues of American democracy while imagining what Vladimir Putin’s internal thought process might be like.

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Iran Campaigns for Animal-Free Circuses

A national campaign for removing animals from circuses has gained fresh momentum after more provincial departments of environment endorsed the plea. A spokesperson for Iran’s Animal Rights Watch announced Saturday that environmental departments in 21 out of 31 Iranian provinces … Continue reading

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