Since becoming the US Commander-in-Chief in 2008, Barack Obama charted a thinly veiled anti-Russia course that many failed to anticipate or appreciate due to the media-generated hype of “hope and change” that accompanied his rise to power.
Presently, terrorists enjoy the unbridled freedom, as it were, of hitting civilian ‘soft targets’ with complete impunity, as was the case at a Turkish nightclub last week when a gunman killed 39 people and injured dozens. It's time for some vigilance.
In the past year, the world was introduced to a suspect for all seasons and purposes; an interloper so slippery he has yet to be positively identified. Yet, like Sasquatch, Loch Ness and UFOs, we know he is out there, lurking, and laughing at us all.
The United States has a curious way of accusing outsiders of carrying out nefarious activities – cyber warfare, international spying and unwarranted aggression, for example – which in fact the US undertakes better than anybody.
Despite cutting-edge communications, the US seems to be losing its touch when it comes to handling phone calls. This had disastrous consequences for the Syrian Army, as it fell victim to an 'accidental' bombing by Coalition warplanes in September.
Next month, Donald J. Trump, with hand on Bible, will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Or will he? The recent talk about recounting votes and 'faithless electors' suggests this highly contentious power struggle is far from over.
Brussels has opened a modern-day Inquisition against Russian media, specifically RT and Sputnik, at precisely that moment in history when the need for alternative voices on the media stage has never been more urgent.
The US mainstream media failed in its election coverage to inform its audiences about Hillary Clinton's real chances for winning the White House, thus providing the fuel for anti-Trump protests that have entered their second week.
The 2016 race to the White House threw a spotlight on the US Liberal, a fiercely insular political species that has become more focused on supporting radical, controversial cultural experiments than serving as watchdogs against government abuse of power.
From the lack of earthquake assistance from out-of-touch Brussels, to anti-Russia sanctions that extend US foreign policy demands at the expense of European producers, Italy is increasingly looking to Russia as a friend rather than foe.