The White Boys are running the “Empire”

Al Shabaab’s killing of an American soldier in southern Somalia brings AFRICOM back into the limelight and restarts the conversation about why US troops are even still there in the first place. The news came in on Friday that Al Shabaab terrorists had killed an American soldier in southern Somalia and injured four others during […]

via Why Did an American Sacrifice His Life for AFRICOM in Somalia? — Astute News

Following in Dad’s footsteps

Not long ago, Donald Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton was promising regime change in Iran by the end of this year. Uber-hawk Bolton has long wanted war with Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo isn’t much different, and has even advocated bombing Iran. Secretary of Defense James Mattis has previously recommend U.S. airstrikes against Iranian […]

via Rand Paul Against the World — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

The price for a voluntary service military

When Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke at the 2018 Center for the National Interest Distinguished Service Award dinner in late July, he outlined a foreign policy strategy for the United States that focused on the resurgence of great-power competition. Mattis also warned that the United States could endanger itself from within. Specifically, he stated […]

via How America’s Wars Have Created Piles of Debt (And Little Strategic Benefit) — Astute News

The Assad regime stands to gain big time

The relationship between China and Syria goes a long way back. Until the moment when the Syrian war broke out in 2011, Beijing was trying to tap into Syrian markets by becoming its largest importer. Chinese companies took part in a great many energy projects in the Syrian Arab Republic. China’s economic plans in Syria […]

via After a Long While, China’s Cavalry Is Finally Coming to Syria — Astute News

Environmental problems defy solution

For the first time, scientists have mapped the complete marine wilderness around the world – and it’s really not looking good. Just 13 percent of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the negative impacts of human activity, such as industrial fishing, chemical and plastic pollution, and vast international shipping trade routes. This small portion, around 55…

via Just 13 Percent Of The World’s Oceans Aren’t Being Screwed By Humans — AMA Fresh News