2020 was shaping up to be a chaotic year anyway, but this crisis threatens to start it with a real bang.
Among the areas liberalised are oil and gas exploration; molybdenum, tin, antimony and fluorite exploration and mining; small city urban gas and heat facilities; domestic marine shipping agencies; certain value-added telecom services; wild fauna and flora protection; and, movie theatre construction and operation.
In response, the United States is channeling a record high level of funding into counterterrorist resources, including $280 million from the State Department budget and $500 million from the Department of Defense. 7200 personnel are currently deployed to Africa command.
There is a little-heard counterview to the main narrative: the IRA, far from brave, sued for peace because the military tide had turned against them. The two previous years in the late 1980s were the first and second since the Troubles began in which more Republican than Loyalist paramilitaries were killed. If this is correct, the Provos sued for peace because they were scared, not because they were brave.
The EU now has its Military Planning and Conduct Capability, its Single Intelligence Analysis Capacity, its Defence Intelligence Organisation, its Satellite Centre (its Galileo and Copernicus programmes are both part of its Global Strategy), its European Security and Defence College, its Military Erasmus, to promote a ‘European strategic culture’, its Institute for Security Studies, its European Political Strategy Centre, its European Air Transport and its European Tactical Airlift Centre.
The aid comes mostly from Western Christian and international humanitarian and charity organizations; some limited aid comes from Western Christian states. Unfortunately, the same Western Christian states and their regional allies also provide financial and military aid to extremist groups, many of which target and kill Christians.
The fact of the matter is that, in waging a scorched earth, no-holds-barred war of “Resistance” against this Administration, it is the Left that is engaged in the systematic shredding of norms and the undermining of the rule of law. This highlights a basic disadvantage that conservatives have always had in contesting the political issues of the day.
Such was the case earlier this week in footage that quickly went viral on social media Wednesday that appeared to show a police unmanned aerial system (UAS) being disabled as protesters aimed run-of-the-mill green laser pointers—the type available in any Office Depot or Staples—at the law enforcement-grade drone.
"The EU Defence Union foundation agreements and implementing legislation are all made in and under EU law, and everything is linked to everything else. So, like a spider’s web, to touch one part ... is to be trapped under the strategic control of the Global Strategy in the EU’s Common Security & Foreign Policy."
The EU is not working. Its economy is hitting new lows, which is even affecting non-eurozone countries like Sweden, and Britain’s more joined up departure will be one more unedifying message to its members: time for a rethink of the project.
"We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow." Lord Palmerston, Remarks in the House of Commons, March 1, 1848 The debate over the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union is paralleled by a debate over the future of the nation's foreign relations. While more hardline remainers tend to be in favour of a closer security arrangement with Europe as part of the European Union, there are parallel trends towards Atlanticism and promotion of the Anglosphere or cross-Commonwealth security arrangements among leavers.…
As more than likely the US government’s sole genuine Ukrainian expert, he should have become a source of viable options that the United States might exercise vis-à-vis its relationship with Ukraine, and, by extension, regarding Moscow’s involvement with Kiev.
Assange is undeniably hated by the American political Establishment and even much of the media in bipartisan fashion, with the Democrats blaming him for Hillary Clinton’s loss while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has labeled him a “fraud, a coward and an enemy.”