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The west practices sectarianism as a basis for determining international relations. It is an outdated, backward and bigoted way of conducting international affairs.

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What does one call a style of doing politics that only allows a state to interact with, engage in diplomacy with and have normal  business relations with states which exhibit beliefs, lifestyle and cultural norms that are the same as yours, even when this has no impact on the daily business of commerce and cooperation?

The answer is: SECTARIAN POLITICS. 

The world is sadly rife with sectarian politics, but the place where this is most rife is a region that tends to speak loudly against sectarianism. I am of course talking about the political west, the most sectarian political environment in the world.

The west has always condescended towards those with different cultures, religions, traditions and mannerisms, but it is only in recent decades where a trend has emerged wherein the west sees it fit to limit or cut off normal relations with countries that have different cultural and spiritual traditions. Today’s ultra-liberal sectarianism is in many ways, an outgrowth, some would say a mutation of similar practices exercised during the Cold War.

The west has clearly settled on a narrative wherein formerly home-grown Christianity is jettisoned in favour of a combination of culturally-Marxist secularism that tolerates Salafism at the expense of all other religions and elevates some ideologies whether it be political Salafism or Zionism to the level of religion even though Islam and Judaism are religions which are distinct from Salafist and Zionist political ideologies.

The west has also made it so that free speech has become a closely monitored privilege rather than a broadly absolute right.

The west has further settled on using the arm of the long arm state to promote statistically sexually deviant fetishes at the expense of the traditional Christian or Muslim family.

And guess what, that is the west’s right. If the people in the west are upset with their governments, it is their duty to change it, it is no one else’s duty and certainly no one else’s right. China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Venezuela, Philippines and India do not particularly care what the west does to itself. These countries base relations on foreign policy, not internal policies.

But can the same be said of the west? The answer is no.

The west has unilaterally decided to base its foreign policy on how much non-western countries have adopted western ‘values’.

Countries which fit the western ideology are called ‘good, peaceful members of the international community’ and those which do not are called ‘dangerous, rogue states, police states, mafia states, failed states and corrupt regimes’ even when few of these epithets actually apply.

Just take some recent examples.

Syria is sanctioned for its determination to maintain a secular Ba’athist society rather than a pro-American Islamist regime on the Gulfi model.

Philippines is excoriated by western NGOs, the EU and the US State Department for taking a tough law and order approach to the kinds of drugs used by millions in the west with total impunity.

Russia is hounded, sanctioned and lied about because it does not believe that obscene images should be exposed to the young, because it seeks to recognise the rights of its people to unite politically and because it refuses to surrender its Orthodox heritage. One could easily apply many of these things to the west’s ill treatment of Serbia.

Iran is accused of sponsoring terrorism simply because the Iranian Revolution overthrew a US puppet and installed a political system based on the teachings of Shi’a Islam.

By contrast, Iran doesn’t hate Israel because of what Israel is but because of what Israel does to Iran’s ally, Palestine.

Russia does not hate Ukraine because it is fascist but because the current Ukrainian regime seeks to impose racist/fascist rule over Russian people.

Syria hates countries only for invading and occupying Syria. Syria’s leaders do not care to change the regimes or style of regimes in the US, UK, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar or France.

But the west is intent on practising sectarianism on the international stage, something which makes the west increasingly difficult to work with for more modern and sensible countries.

As Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte recently said, the west offers nothing in a straight forward way, there are always conditions when working with the west. The conditions typically involve conforming to the rigid sectarian ideology that has blanketed the west.

The trouble with the west is that they see their sectarianism as universal which is why the west’s sectarian approach is uniquely fanatical. Even countries which are regionally sectarian like Saudi Arabia and Israel do not expect Nigeria to be part of Greater Israel nor for Argentina to become a Wahhabist state, respectively.

For western leaders though, the entire world ought to conform to its ideology. The countries rich enough and needy enough to bribe the west into turning the other way are few and far between and to that end, they are mostly the states of the Gulf.

Yet the west is deeply ill at east with its own internal sectarianism. Whether the EU lambasting Poland’s right-wing Catholic-democratic Law and Justice party, the EU’s economic colonialism over Greece and Cyprus or Europe fomenting a war in its own backyard, the Balkans; not all is peaceful.

Recently, the United Kingdom has been once again shown to be a hotbed of internal sectarianism in spite of presenting itself as a model of western post-modern liberalism.

The disputed territory of Northern Ireland is home to heavily armed terrorist organisations founded on a religious basis. Because of political instability in London, the fragile peace process is now threatened.

Because of internal political instability, the current leader of the UK has formed a pact with radical Protestant extremists in order to maintain power after voters moderately rebelled, supporting the left wing Labour party and the Scottish National Party.

Of course, the western media would never describe the situation in Britain this way, such nomenclature is only reserved for countries outside of the western club of nations.

The west’s approach to geo-politics is sectarian, backward and tribal. By contrast, the countries of the multi-polar east are the opposite. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation whose largest members are the secular, primarily Orthodox Russian Federation and Communist China have just welcomed Sunni Muslim Pakistan and majority Hindu India into their ranks and have done so with joy and enthusiasm. Shi’a Iran may soon follow.

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The west talk a lot about tolerance and co-existence, but they have no clue how it is practised. They could learn, but it would mean taking lessons from the parts of the world the west hates.

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Trump Weighs In On The Single Worst Mistake In American History

Trump hits Bush: Invading Iraq ‘the single worst decision ever made’.

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In a wide ranging interview with The Hill on Tuesday conducted in the Oval Office, President Trump was asked to give his take on the biggest mistake in American history.

Considering just how open-ended a question that is, it’s perhaps surprising that he merely went back less than a couple decades into the Bush presidency, though Trump’s base will certainly welcome it as it hearkens back to his “America First” foreign policy vision of the campaign trail.

“The worst single mistake ever made in the history of our country: going into the Middle East, by President Bush,” the president during his interview with Hill.TV.

“Obama may have gotten them (U.S. soldiers) out wrong, but going in is to me the biggest single mistake made in the history of our country,” he said.

Trump explained the reasoning behind this choice, and why it wasn’t something like the civil war or another defining and devastating event reaching far into American History.

“Because we spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. Now if you wanna fix a window some place they say, ‘oh gee, let’s not do it. Seven trillion, and millions of lives — you know, ‘cause I like to count both sides. Millions of lives,” the president explained.

Some scholars and humanitarian groups estimate that over one million Iraqis were killed in the US invasion and occupation of Iraq starting in 2003. A 2008 Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll, for example, found that approximately 1.03 million people had died as a result of the war.

“To me it’s the worst single mistake made in the history of our country. Civil war you can understand. Civil war, civil war. That’s different. For us to have gone into the Middle East, and that was just, that was a bad day for this country, I will tell you.”

Various estimates on the Iraq war’s cost have put the total taxpayer bill as low as near $2 trillion, but none dispute that it is in the multiple trillions, and estimates will vary widely depending on if veteran care is factored into it.

The comments echo things Trump said on the campaign trail in 2016. For example during one of his first major foreign policy speeches then candidate Trump said, “I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.” And referencing the famous quote of John Quincy Adams, he said during the same speech, “The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.”

He had previously shocked pundits for being the first Republican nominee for president to trash George W. Bush’s decision to go to war in Iraq, and has more recently likened it to “throwing a big fat brick into a hornet’s nest”.

All of this is a hopeful sign considering the extremely heightened and dangerous tensions over Syria this week, and given Trump seems to have vacillated between “bringing the troops home” and getting more involved. On Monday Trump hinted that a decision on the U.S. role in Syria is coming soon.

Commenting on the over 2,000 troops now in Syria ostensibly as part of the “anti-ISIL” coalition campaign, Trump indicated this mission could end soon: “We’re very close to being finished with that job,” he said. He followed with: “And then we’re going to make a determination as to what we’re going to do.”

We consider it a hopeful and a good sign that Trump is possibly revisiting his “America First” foreign policy pledges by identifying the Iraq War as the worst mistake in US history.

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Brett Kavanaugh eleventh hour smear begins to fall apart (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 112.

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US President Trump is urging the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh to testify and be heard.

Trump said he wants to hear from Christine Blasey Ford, noting that it would be “unfortunate” if she does not testify before a Senate committee. Trump told reporters Wednesday as he left the White House to view hurricane damage in North Carolina…

“If she doesn’t show up, that would be unfortunate.”

“If she shows up and makes a credible showing, that would be very interesting.”

From Trump’s lips to God’s ear…Blasey Ford came out to issue a statement essentially saying that she will not testify to Congress, either in an open or closed door session.

Furthermore it appears that Ford will not even allow Senate investigators to fly to California and obtain her statement from the comfort of her own home (as Senator Grassley has offered to do).

Ford is demanding an FBI investigation into an allegation with no date, time or place attached to it. 

RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss the dangerous game of identity politics being played by the establishment, Democrat left, and their mainstream media minions.

The premise that a four decades old accusation is all that is needed to destroy a person’s entire life, threatens to tear down the most basic foundational values adhered to from within the US Constitution, and propel the United States of America towards a fascist state where censorship, citizen surveillance, and evidence free accusations are used to keep the establishment left in power and the American population cowered in fear.

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According to Zerohedge, Democrats’ Hail Mary play to stymie the confirmation of Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh is beginning to fizzle out. As angry Dems demanded that a Monday hearing on the allegations against Kavanaugh be delayed until the FBI has a chance to investigate, turncoat Republicans (on whom the Dems had been depending for votes) instead withdrew their support and fell in line after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley declared that he would not honor Democrats’ request. Grassley revealed his intention to stand firm late Tuesday after lawyers for Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey, who is claiming that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her 35 years ago when the two were 17-year-old high school students, said their client wouldn’t be wiling to appear at Monday’s hearing.

According to the HillGrassley said Tuesday that there was “no reason” to delay the hearing now that Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly. However, while Ford’s attorneys have insisted that their client has taken a polygraph test and “deserves to be heard”, Ford has bizarrely insisted that the FBI should have an opportunity to investigate her claims before she appears before the committee in order to spare her the “trauma” of confronting her alleged assailant.

Ford’s lawyers conveyed her request in the form of a letter sent to the committee, a copy of which was obtained by CNN.

Senator Grassley said he would refuse this request as several Republicans who had appeared to be on the cusp of defecting said they wouldn’t support further delays should Ford prove unwilling to testify.

Via the Hill…

“Republicans extended a hand in good faith. If we don’t hear from both sides on Monday, let’s vote,” said GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), who was one of the first Republicans to call for the Judiciary Committee to hit pause on Kavanaugh’s nomination on Sunday.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) told reporters earlier Tuesday that Ford’s lack of response to the committee about testifying was “puzzling.”

And GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, who had threatened to vote against Kavanaugh if Ford wasn’t given the chance to be heard, told CNN that he expected the committee to move on if she doesn’t appear.

“I think we’ll have to move to the markup,” he told CNN. “I hope she does (appear). I think she needs to be heard.”

Via Zerohedge…

Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s allegations and insisted he didn’t attend the party where the physical assault allegedly took place. Patrick Smyth, a fellow former Georgetown Prep student whom Ford alleges was also in attendance during the party issued a statement via his lawyer standing up for Kavanaugh. And in a separate letter to Grassley and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, not only does Smyth repudiate Ford’s allegations, but he adds that he doesn’t remember this party even taking place.

Of course, Feinstein – who admitted last night that she couldn’t say for certain that Ford’s story is entirely truthful – sat on Ford’s allegations for three months before referring them to the FBI and sharing them with other lawmakers (who purportedly “leaked” it to the press). President Trump on Tuesday said that he “feels sorry” for Kavanaugh, adding that he doesn’t want to “play into [Democrats] hands”, presumably by giving them more time to drag out the confirmation process.

“They should have done this a long time ago, three months ago, not now. But they did it now. So I don’t want to play into their hands,” Trump said.

Without the support of their Republican allies, Democrats will lack the votes on the committee to hold up the nomination past Monday. Though bizarrely, Kavanaugh himself hasn’t said yet whether he would or wouldn’t testify, which begs the question: If neither Kavanaugh nor Ford appear at the hearing, what exactly will lawmakers discuss?

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‘Hell on Earth’: MSF doctor tells RT of rape, violence, inhumane conditions in Lesbos refugee camp

One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues – a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

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One toilet for over 70 people, rape, and mental health issues – a doctor from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and an aid worker told RT about the dire conditions in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp in Greece.

The overcrowded camp on the island of Lesbos, built to accommodate 3,100, houses around 9,000 people. “It’s a kind of hell on Earth in Europe,” Dr. Alessandro Barberio, an MSF clinical psychiatrist, said, adding that people in the camp suffer from lack of water and medical care. “It is impossible to stay there,” he said.

According to Barberio, asylum seekers are subjected to violence “during night and day.””There is also sexual violence”which leads to “mental health issues,” he said, adding that all categories of people at the camp may be subjected to it. “There is rape against men, women and children,” and the victims of sexual violence in the camp often have nightmares and hallucinations, Barberio told RT.

Asylum seekers in Moria “are in constant fear of violence,” and these fears are not groundless, the psychiatrist said. “Such cases [of violence] take place every week.”

There is “one toilet for 72 people, one shower for 84 people. The sanitation is bad. People are suffering from bad conditions,” Michael Raeber, an aid worker at the camp, told RT. They suffer from mental health problems because they are kept for a long time in the camp, according to Raeber.

“There is no perspective, they don’t know how their case will go on, when they will ever be able to leave the island.” The camp is a “place where there is no rule of law,” with rampant violence and drug addiction among the inhabitants, Raeber said.

In its latest report, MSF, which has been working near Moria since late 2017, criticized the unprecedented health crisis in the camp – one of the biggest in Greece. About a third of the camp population consists of children, and many of them have harmed themselves, and have thought about or attempted suicide, according to the group.

Barberio was behind an MSF open letter on the state of emergency in Moria, released on Monday, in which he writes that he has never “witnessed such overwhelming numbers of people suffering from serious mental health conditions.”

Calling the camp an “island prison,” he insisted that many of his patients in the camp are unable to perform basic everyday functions, “such as sleeping, eating well, maintaining personal hygiene, and communicating.”

A number of human rights groups have strongly criticized the conditions at the camp and Greece’s “containment policy”regarding asylum seekers.

Christina Kalogirou, the regional governor of the North Aegean, which includes Lesbos, has repeatedly threatened to shut down the facility unless the government improves the conditions. On Tuesday, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that Greece will move 2,000 asylum seekers out of the severely overcrowded camp and send them to the mainland by the end of September.

Greece, like other EU states, is experiencing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. According to International Organization for Migration estimates, 22,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Greece since the start of this year alone.

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