In light of the history, Argentina seems like the last country one would expect to embrace Russia and Vladimir Putin.
It doesn't matter. It's a small, totally irrelevant piece of land. Give the separatists a measure of autonomy.
The brilliance of Putinism lies in the regime's management of the public's habitual cynicism by appropriating the tools of conspiracy-mongering.
When Serbia found that Milosevic was an impediment to its campaign to regain world respect, it sent the architect of genocidal crimes to The Hague. Russia's elite may decide the same about Putin -- especially after the ghastly circumstances surrounding the destruction of MH17 -- and dump him as a liability... if they can.
Beans, I say. Beans, beans, beans -- chickpeas, black beans, flageolets, lentils, any kind of dried beans you like. Also known as legumes on this side of the Atlantic and pulses in the UK, they're a cheap vegan's go-to source for plant-based protein, fiber and a wealth of phytonutrients.
Watch this awesome beer commercial starring David Duchovny.
The American company, Raytheon, manufactured approximately 40,000 HAWK missile systems that have been sold to and operated by numerous countries including, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, etc. So one of my questions is: where are all of these HAWK missile systems?
The sitting Parliament, where at least half of the delegates can be qualified as unprincipled populists at best and outright criminals at worst, is incapable of acting on behalf of the people and it must be dissolved.
Wars bring out the worst on all sides, and to be effective in preventing future tragedies such as MH17, we need to stop blaming others and start taking responsibility for our own mistakes.
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Tens of thousands of migrants have landed on Italian shores so far this year 2014 and the number is expected to soar past the record of 63,000 set in 2011 during the Arab Spring uprisings.
The most frightening possible result of sanctions is that the West could nail shut the "window to Europe" that Russia has been laboring hard to develop ever since Peter the Great first built it at tremendous cost in the early 18th century.
This is the land of communal bathrooms, sweaty trains, body odor and too much mayonnaise. But, if you can set aside a few creature comforts, then the former Soviet Union is the most exciting travel destination there is.
Ukrainian reformers, like those at Caux, have already this year toppled a government that did not serve the country. Now comes the harder challenge of building a new government that will be the inclusive, effective, honest and just one their country needs.
The horrible human costs and increasing danger the world is now facing in Gaza, Ukraine, and Iraq show the consequences of not telling the truth. And unfortunately, we seem to mostly have political leaders who are unwilling to admit the truth of what's happening, deal with root causes instead of exploiting symptoms, and then do everything possible to prevent the escalation of violence and further wars. Instead we have politicians who are mostly looking for opportunities to blame their political opponents, boost their own reputations, and protect business interests. Why don't we hold all those morally accountable who refuse political solutions and only work in favor of military solutions that have and will always fail?
So with all the tragic violence in The Middle East today and The Cold War being crudely reheated by Putin, here is one man's naïve but heartfelt playlist for Peace. It may not have much to do with the realities of the situation in Gaza or Ukraine, but as John Lennon once said, "Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."