Articles and Posts by Srdja Trifkovic:
U.S. Commander: Ramadan Fasting Made Them Do It!(14)
Welcome to the Ramadan-Induced Sudden Jihad Syndrome. Presumably next year, the U.S. Army is going to set up counseling centers and group therapy sessions for the Afghan soldiers and policemen who cease to be responsible for their actions due to the “great strain.”
Report From Rome: Berlusconi’s Comeback?(4)
Between a “normal person” like Berlusconi and a faceless chief executive like Monti, Italy is stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Turkey has become a key player in Washington’s regime-change strategy by not only providing operational bases and supply channels to the rebels, but by simultaneously confronting Iran over Syria. The war of words between them is escalating.
Syria: Interventionists’ Relentless Hypocrisy(3)
The Syrian scenario, as concocted in Washington with some help from London and Paris, is proceeding with almost comical predictability.
The Muslim Brotherhood, Our Ally(3)
The Obama Administration’s Middle Eastern policy is irrational and detrimental to American interests in the region. The decision to support the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria and Egypt is the strategic equivalent of Emperor Nicholas I Romanov’s support for the Habsburgs in suppressing the Hungarian revolution in 1849. The cost of that geopolitical blunder was evident the following year, when Franz Joseph’s Chancellor Felix zu Schwarzenberg declared that “Austria will astound the world with the magnitude of her ingratitude.” The end result was the disaster of 1914.
The Uncertain Future of Bosnia(2)
This former Yugoslav republic is not a “country” but a deeply divided international protectorate.
The European Union Presidency statement on racism of March 21, 2002, declared that the EU “bases its very existence in the idea that “all peoples and individuals constitute one human family.”
Comprehending the Absurd: The U.S. Balkan Policy(5)
Over the past two decades the decisionmakers in Washington have acquired and internalized a bias in Balkan affairs that falls outside the parameters of rational debate.
Syria Gets Complicated(2)
Once some powerful people in Washington decide that they want a war, they do not give up until they get it.
Turmoil in Egypt(1)
This week’s events indicate that the legacy of nationalist secularism remains strong among Egypt’s elites. The military is both powerful and popular.