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The Geopolitical Intelligencer Weekly | 20 March 2017

Posted on Mar 22, 2017 by in Blog |

Geopolitics & Empire Podcast: Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith

Professor Emeritus Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith explains the importance of studying State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD), an original phrase that he coined to describe the “high crimes” of elites in political office . He also explains how the CIA created the terminology “conspiracy theorist” in 1967 specifically to shut down any real investigation into crimes of the political elite.

The Colder War

Sweden Re-Activates Cold War Bunkers Over Fears of Russian Invasion

Sicily: The Base for a US/NATO Attack

Putin Is the Middle East’s New Boss

Trump’s Nostalgia: Rebuilding a Last-Century Military to Fight Last-Century Wars

Trump Filling Top Pentagon and Homeland Security Positions With Defense Contractors

Mini-nukes and mosquito-like robot weapons being primed for future warfare

Trump authorizes CIA to bring back regular use of drone strikes

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed: Inside the secret Trump lobby that wants to break-up Iraq

AFRICOM spearheads escalation of US “scramble for Africa”

9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia, accuse the U.S. ally of complicity in the terrorist attacks

Israel Threatens To Destroy Syrian Air Defence Systems

Cambodia Rejects US War Debt, Slams US Imperial Brutality

The New Silk Road

Saudi Arabia, China sign deals worth potentially $65 billion

Israeli PM Netanyahu Receives ‘Warm Welcome’ in Beijing, Kicks Off Five-Day China Trip to Bolster Economic Ties

Forbes 2017 Billionaires List: Chinese make up greatest number of new entrants

Beijing Goes Global: China to Expand Marine Force by 400%; First Overseas Military Base Almost Complete

Chinese banks, HSBC caught up in huge money laundering scam

Could Great Wall of Iron become New Silk Roadblock?

Kofi Annan Interim Report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Deep Politics

Carl Bernstein on the Deep State and Surveillance

Mexico lashes out at Trump while slashing citizens’ rights

Greek police intercept 8 parcel bombs headed to EU institutions & companies

French Presidential Race: Marine LePen Far Ahead Of Rivals In Secret Polling

Why is South Africa Being Stirred Up

Financial Crisis & Media

You’re Now Twice as Likely to Achieve the ‘American Dream’ in Canada

Young Men Dropping Out of Job Market, Escaping from Reality, Playing Video Games

Bitcoin of the Arab world: Dubai company creates region’s first digital currency

Trump to nominate Goldman Sachs’ Donovan as deputy Treasury secretary

“Fake Scholarship” and the Future of America’s University

Silicon Valley: From Rarified Air To Exhaust Fumes

Bitcoin’s Fork in the Road

Energy & Environment

New Scientific Evidence that Middle East may become Uninhabitable

Are US-Saudi Relations Turning Sour?

Surveillance & Technology

American citizens: US border agents can search your cellphone

A simple command allows the CIA to commandeer 318 models of Cisco switches

Airlines Want Protectionism – U.S. Bans Laptops, Tablets On Competition’s Flights

Stealing from the Citizenry: How Government Uses Civil Asset Forfeiture to Rob Us Blind