The Logic Of War

"This was the week that the logic of war collided with the illogic of bubbles. So far, the bubble is winning, but that’s about to change..."

Crash Landing Of U.S. F-18 Fighter Jet Closes Bahrain's International Airport

A US F-18 fighter jet crash landed at Bahrain's international airport Saturday, causing the complete closure of the island's main commercial flight hub. Photos and brief video footage quickly posted online shows a badly damaged but intact jet with its tail on the ground and nose in the air in a gravel area located completely off the runway.

Saudi Arabia's Orwellian "Development Plans" For The Shia Town It Just Flattened

Saudi Arabia's ability to engage in overt sectarian cleansing of its Eastern province with complete impunity is made glaringly evident by the fact that its state-run media can openly post Orwellian "urban development" plans for a zone now being flattened by government bulldozers accompanied by sectarian sloganizing special forces troops. Meanwhile, there's not a peep from Western capitals...

Pepe Escobar On North Korea: Fire, Fury, Fear, & False Flags

"Beware the dogs of war. The same intel 'folks' who brought to you babies pulled from incubators by 'evil' Iraqis as well as non-existent WMDs are now peddling the notion that North Korea has produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead able to fit its recently tested ICBM."

If America Was Trying To Start A World War, This Is How It Would Happen

"Make no mistake: the U.S. is at the crossroads of its dying status as a global superpower. In order to stay afloat, it has only one real option – to continue down the warpath it has set itself on and confront those countries that seek to rise up in the post-American led international order."

Stocks Catch A Bid On Report Trump's Threat Was Improvised

The S&P has caught a bid, and is now down just 0.1%, with the Nasdaq similarly wiping out most early losses, following a report that contrary to previous speculation that Trump's bombastic "fire and fury" statement was a coordinated and pre-agreed upon indication of intent from the entire White House, it was in fact improvised.

Iranian Drone Flies Within 100 Feet Of U.S. F-18 In Persian Gulf

an Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. Navy warplane as it prepared to land on the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier off the coast of Iran in the Gulf. The F/A-18 maneuvered repeatedly to avoid the Iranian QOM-1 drone in what was dubbed an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter.