Child soldiers battle in worsening South Sudan war
Apr17

Child soldiers battle in worsening South Sudan war

Child soldiers battle in worsening South Sudan war (via AFP) Like many 13 year-olds, Gach Chuol is timid, shyly looking down at the ground as he speaks to a stranger. But he is also joining South Sudan’s war to avenge the death of his parents, and brandishes an AK-47 assault rifle as he recalls why he traded…...

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Ukraine: Kerry bangs heads but Lavrov gains
Apr17

Ukraine: Kerry bangs heads but Lavrov gains

Russia’s Vladimir Putin seemed to score a victory at the four-party talks on Ukraine in Geneva today when Secretary of State John Kerry told journalists at a briefing, “Today we didn’t come here to talk about Crimea; today we came here to get something done to reduce the violence” in Ukraine. Moscow may take that technically correct remark to indicate that Washington has accepted the loss of Crimea as being irreversible,...

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(Updated) Breaking News: ‘Framework’ to End/De-escalate Ukraine Violence Agreed to?
Apr17

(Updated) Breaking News: ‘Framework’ to End/De-escalate Ukraine Violence Agreed to?

Update: Scroll to the bottom to read the Joint Statement released by the United States, the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia. Original Post: Several news sources are reporting a breakthrough in the Ukraine crisis. “Diplomats from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union have agreed to a framework plan designed to end violence in Ukraine.” “Leaders of a high-level diplomatic effort reached an...

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Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)
Apr17

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine (UPDATED)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military push — he has asserted his right to use force in Eastern Urkraine and there is speculation he’s poised to take over the city of Odessa soon — has brought comparisons with Stalin and with Hitler. And now we have a new twist: pro-Russian forces in the Ukraianian city of Donetsk are asking Jews to register. Not a good sign of a)where this is going b)the forces on...

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Is The Regime in North Korea About To Collapse?
Apr17

Is The Regime in North Korea About To Collapse?

Over at Real Clear Defense Christopher Lee thinks the Kim Jong Un regime in North Korea is about to collapse, Kim Jong Un is defined by many as an egotistical fanatic whose recklessness led to dreadful mistakes during his two year tenure. First, instead of implementing a sound plan to alleviate the mass hunger and poverty in his nation where the average annual income is $1,800, he continues to conduct costly missile research,...

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Putin: Russia Does Not Spy on its Citizens — as the U.S. Does
Apr17

Putin: Russia Does Not Spy on its Citizens — as the U.S. Does

According to Breibart.com, in a question-and-answer session with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow via video, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, asked Putin if Russia had similar surveillance programs as the United States–referring to the mass collection and storage of data from individuals around the world. This is how it went: “Mr. Snowden, you are a former agent, a spy, I used to be working...

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