Disinformation has been a rising factor in elections across the world. In 2023/24, the roll out of Artificial Intelligence (AI) — with its deep fakes, targeting, push-pull, unprecedented database power — brings another world of threat…
Author: Strategic Demands Online
The next phase of the Gaza-Israel war has come into public view and with it a break between Israel and the US has become more and more evident. The carnage visible is overwhelming in the war, and calls for a ceasefire seem far-off possibilities. What’s next?
Between and during disastrous wars raging with staggering loss of lives and geopolitical moves for land, control, power, religion, there is this… Record tropospheric temperature rise and record sea surface temperature rise. Earth Science is pulsing ‘danger, danger, danger’…
‘No’ to a ‘Two-State’ solution is Benjamin Netanyahu’s firm position, expressed in increasingly strong language since he entered Israel’s government. Netanyahu’s refusal this week of a negotiated political settlement is not surprising, nor is US President Biden’s ‘hug’ after decades of support for Israel.
The consequences of the Gaza-Israel 2023 war are shockingly deadly… another Mideast war, on-the-ground, air-to-ground, in the courts of public opinion, and now in an international court. The US in alliance with Israel is being tested as Israel’s war grinds on with horrifying ‘collateral damage’. This must change, the war in Gaza must end
Some, a few, are looking toward solutions to decades of hatred, extremism, and ongoing wars in the Middle East. Today, as 2024 arrives amid bombs, bombardments, and globally reverberating blasts, let’s look at words, pics, on-the-ground realities, and ‘off-ramps’
An ’emboldened Putin’ … meets with the Russian and international press and promises victory in his first formal news conference that Western media were allowed to attend since the Kremlin sent troops into Ukraine in February 2022 (AP and international wire services)
Reports of 29,000+ bombs and tens of thousands of artillery and tank shells dropped on the Gaza enclave with resulting vast devastation and profound humanitarian crisis… The head of the Israeli military, the nation’s Prime Minister, promises not to stop until ‘victory’ is achieved. But is ‘victory’ attainable?
Henry Kissinger, Failed Diplomat, US National Security Adviser, Secretary of State, Corporate Consultant Dies 100 Years Old November 30, 2023
Acknowledging the seemingly insoluble problem of the Middle East wars, now in a Gaza-Israel incarnation, few believe there are solutions to interminable conflict. The history is one of ‘begats’. After all, it’s ‘Biblical’, right?
What can one say when a religious zealot in a government controlling nuclear weapons declares that a nuke could be dropped on a population of approximately two million in a nearby city? Perhaps the word that describes this type of nuclear zealotry is “nuts”, not “metaphorical”. Who is Amihai Eliyahu? And who are the “Amalek” […]
(Thread) On 7 October 2023, Palestinian militant groups, mainly Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with other groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, launched a major attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip (Wikipedia | Gaza-Israel conflict) … the multi-year conflict, now as expanding war, is delivering catastrophe and international impact
The Hamas organization’s surprise attack on Israel started with an onslaught at dawn on young people at a music festival. Hundreds upon hundreds of missiles were launched. The terrorist assault continued into southern Israel as news of slaughter and brutality became public. The US president today spoke to the world
Recalling the origins of World War when an assault on a republican political movement in Spain by authoritarian nations was not recognized for what it was. The era of ‘strong man’ rule would become known as Axis powers
A feature news story by the globally distributed Associated Press (AP) service only begins to touch on a deeper story of nuclear proliferation. Strategic Demands takes a few salient lines from the AP update on US nukes and reminds our readers of what we are now calling a “Nuclear Arms Race 3.0”
How many nuclear energy reactors are being built around the world by Russia and China? Another way of putting this is, how many tons of ‘supplies of nuclear fissionable materials’ are becoming available for ‘reprocessing’? For decades the question of how to stop nuclear proliferation has continued to be ‘the question of questions’.