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Clinton and Trump offer diverse ME scenarios

 Clinton and Trump


DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis 
Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will land in the middle of a foreign policy shambles and face a pressing need to rebuild America’s fences in most parts of the world, including the war-ridden, messy Middle East. The Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump, whose approaches are so different in every respect, will both find it impossible to isolate America from the Middle East

Russia Has Called the War Party's Bluff

War party US

A hot war is not going to break out after Nov. 8th - thanks to shrewd moves and preparation by Moscow

By Pepe Escobar

"Information Clearing House" - " RI" - Cold War 2.0 has reached unprecedented hysterical levels. And yet a hot war is not about to break out – before or after the November 8 US presidential election.

By Cooperating With Washington On Syria Russia Walked Into A Trap

Russia Syria


By Paul Craig Roberts

 "Information Clearing House" - A month ago I wrote a column, “He Who Hesitates Is Lost—And Russia Hesitated.”

The consequences of this hesitation are now apparent:

US, Russia on brink of military showdown in Syria

U.S. Russia showdown

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report 
There is a sense in Washington and Moscow alike that a military showdown between the US and Russia is inevitable – direct this time, not through proxies, like the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets last year. When the big powers are in direct confrontation, minor players step aside and run for cover.

Turkey's Government Blames Its Past Mistakes on Gülenists


by Burak Bekdil
"The Cemaat did it," says the child in this cartoon, using popular shorthand for followers of exiled Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen.
The Gülenists' failed putsch has provided the government with an unconvincing opportunity to blame all past mistakes on this clandestine group. Because it is shadowy, you can blame every failure on its shadowy elements, real or fake.

The Whole Game is About Containing Russia-China

By Pepe Escobar

 "Information Clearing House" - "Sputnik" - The next BRICS summit, in Goa, is less than two months away. Compared to only two years ago, the geopolitical tectonic plates have moved with astonishing speed. Most BRICS nations are mired in deep crisis; Brazil’s endles political/economic/institutional debacle may yield the Kafkaesque impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.

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