Washington, Moscow & the Invisible Tip of the Syrian Iceberg

January 17, 2012

January 15, 2012
By Georgy Gounev – first printed by American Thinker Jan 15, 2012

The obvious truth is that Syria is in deep crisis. What remains unclear is the vast area encompassing the answer to some important questions involving the regime that ruled Syria for decades. For instance, what are its strengths (if any) and its weaknesses? What about the background of the motivation and the actions of the international enemies and supporters of President Bashar Assad? Read the rest of this entry »


Iran, the U.S. and the Strait of Hormuz Crisis

January 17, 2012

By George Friedman Reprinted From Stratfor Jan 17, 2012
The United States reportedly sent a letter to Iran via multiple intermediaries last week warning Tehran that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz constituted a red line for Washington. The same week, a chemist associated with Iran’s nuclear program was killed in Tehran. In Ankara, Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani met with Turkish officials and has been floating hints of flexibility in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

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IS IT ISLAMOPHOBIA OR PRO-ISLAMIC ANTI-AMERICANISM?

September 16, 2011

Georgy Gounev, georgygounev@yahoo.com            September 9, 2011

Is there such a thing as radical Islam?

The authors of a rather pretentious report entitled “Fear,Inc – the Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America” created by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington D.C. based left-wing think tank are absolutely certain that there is no such thing. They go even further with their claim that everyone who holds the opposite view is a sinister character obsessed by a dark force with the name of Islamophobia. Read the rest of this entry »


Geert Wilders: Speech in Rome

March 29, 2011
Reprinted from  http://www.americanthinker.com/- March 26, 2011
Andrew Bostom: 
Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders made a seminal address yesterday evening (March 25, 2011) at the Annual Lecture of the Magna Carta Foundation in Rome, Italy.
As is his wont, Wilders presentation moved far beyond the timorous platitudes about the most obvious (and dangerous) failures of cultural relativism belatedly echoed by Western European leaders Angela Merkel, Nicholas Sarkozy, and David Cameron. Wilders demands that the West acknowledge the jihad-both cultural and military-being waged against it openly and incessantly by institutional Islam, Muslim nations, and the global umma. The Ducth Parlaimentarian concludes his eloquent and informative speech by insisting that four concrete measures must be taken immediately, quoting Ronald Reagan, so we can “…act today to preserve tomorrow.”
  • (1) Defend freedom of speech
  • (2) End cultural relativism and re-assert our belief in the superiority of Western culture compared to Islamic culture
  • (3) Stop the Islamization of the West because, “more Islam means less freedom.”
  • (4) Restore the supremacy and sovereignty of the nation-state Read the rest of this entry »

The Russian Dilemma

March 24, 2011
Georgy Gounev – In the totalitarian Soviet Union, the older generations grudgingly respected America, and most of the youth secretly admired her.  But in present-day post-communist Russia, the United States is hated by the majority of the population.  In fact, polls today reveal that it is the Russian youth who are particularly hostile to America.  Somehow, Russia’s anti-Americanism is far worse now than it was during the Cold War.

So why is Russia enveloped in such a powerful blanket of mistrust and hatred for the United States?

Amazon Free Kindle for PC’s Download Link

February 24, 2011

Pat English

Dear Friends:

With this link you can download a free kindle onto your computer.  This is really helpful if you want to buy an E-Book but you are located in Europe or Russia and can not get a hard copy book. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=pe_70030_14572800_fe_img_1/?ie=UTF8&docId=1000426311


THE EGYPTIAN CHALLENGE TO U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

February 24, 2011

Georgy Gounev

It could be successfully argued that the current period of temporary military rule in Egypt is the right time to explore the options for an effective American strategy with regard to that country.  Ideally, it would be much better if the long lasting branch of authoritarian secularism, existing in Egypt since the times of President Nasser, would be replaced by a system of political democracy.  A very painful question however is:  Are there any chances for the emergence of a democratic system out from the rubble of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency?  Read the rest of this entry »


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