Syria Claims It Intercepted 71 Out Of 103 Cruise Missiles; Pentagon Denies

As US politicians and foreign leaders from Israel to Canada applauded the US-led airstrikes in Syria, reports emerged Saturday that the attack was far less effective than the Pentagon has claimed. According to the Russian Defense Ministry,  most of the missiles launched by the US,…

Lobbying For Slavery In Brazil

Some 10 percent of Brazil’s top politicians received donations by companies entangled in scandals involving modern day slavery. As Statista’s Patrick Wagner notes, even though donations to politicians are not illegal in Brazil, the money received is of questionable origin. Donators include JBS – the…

Why Nassim Taleb Thinks Leaders Make Poor Decisions

Authored by Laurence Siegel of Advisor Perspectives Why do experts, CEOs, politicians, and other apparently highly capable people make such terrible decisions so often? Is because they’re ill-intentioned? Or because, despite appearances, they’re actually stupid? Nassim Nicholas Taleb, philosopher, businessman, perpetual troublemaker, and author of,…

Socialist Utopia: Child Gangs Fight For “Quality Garbage” With Machetes In Venezuela

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, While many politicians and civilians in the United States focus on making the country a socialist regime, Venezuela’s children are forming gangs and using machetes to fight each other for “quality garbage” so they have something to eat. Socialism…

Syrian War For Dummies – Three Versions

As the Ghouta campaign continues to unfold, we should expect that both politicians and mainstream media will give us – in the words of philosopher and theologian Reinhold Niebuhr – “necessary illusion and emotionally potent oversimplifications” intended to shape our perceptions of events. It goes without…

Europe Is Paying A High Price For Denial

Authored by Douglas Murray via The Gatestone Institute, Is it possible that mainstream politicians and the mainstream media are finally recognising what the European public can see with their own eyes? Two recent occurrences suggest that this might be so. The first is a concession…