• The word “war” was first used by Israel to describe its response to the unprecedented Hamas attack on Israel on Oct 7.
  • This itself is unprecedented because Israel did not consider itself at war with Hamas before 7 October, despite previous rounds of conflict stretching back many years.
  • Judging from the Israelis’ response so far, it looked really like the Israelis, instead of destroying Hamas, are bent on destroying the Palestinians in Gaza by its indiscriminate bombings of civilian infrastructures – buildings, homes, hospitals, mosques, churches and schools.
  • The truth speaks for itself – Israel’s focus is not on destroying Hamas as can be seen in the less than a dozen deaths of Hamas’ military leaders at Israeli hands.
  • Instead it is the Palestinian civilian deaths that are mounting by the day. Such is the ferocity of the Israeli response that it has also paid scant attention to the issue of the hostages captured by Hamas.
  • In fact on a number of occasions, Israeli bombings on Gaza has caused the deaths of some of these captives and their Hamas guards.
  • Because it is so busy killing civilians, Israel has not given its due attention to release the Israeli soldiers and civilians taken captives by Hamas via “sophisticated” attack ala the Entebbe raid in 1976.
  • The Entebbe raid or Operation Entebbe, officially codenamed Operation Thunderbolt, was a 1976 Israeli counter-terrorist mission in Uganda launched in response to the Palestinian-led hijacking of an international civilian passenger flight operated by Air France between the cities of Tel Aviv and Paris
  • After flying some 4,000 km from Israel to Uganda, the Israeli force rescued the hostages within an hour after landing. All seven of the militants were killed, and 11 MiG fighters supplied to Uganda by the Soviet Union were destroyed; the Israelis lost one soldier and three hostages during the operation.
  • It seems Israel no longer has such an expertise or perhaps no longer has the stomach to conduct such daring operation and is contented with just killing civilians instead.
  • The next party on a war footing though it did not use the word “war” is the US. Not contented with just sending one warship, by Oct 17 more ships and forces were heading toward Israel, and other troops in the US were preparing to deploy if called on.
  • Within hours of the Oct 7 unprecedented attack by Hamas, the US began moving warships and aircraft to the region to be ready to provide Israel with whatever it needed to respond.
  • One US aircraft carrier and its strike group, the USS Gerald Ford, is already now in the eastern Mediterranean and a second one has left the US and is heading that way.
  • The Pentagon said the ship’s six-month deployment in the region has been extended and gave no end date.
  • Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin in recent days ordered the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group to join the Ford in the Eastern Mediterranean, and those ships are now heading across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • In addition, three Marine warships are moving into the region. Scores of aircraft were dispatched to US military bases around the Middle East, and American special operations forces are working with Israel’s military in planning and intelligence.
  • The three marine warships include the USS Bataan amphibious ready group, which consists of three ships carrying thousands of Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, into the region; the USS Mesa Verde, an amphibious transport dock, already in the Mediterranean Sea; and the USS Carter Hall, a dock landing ship in the Gulf region and is now heading toward the Red Sea.
  • Also as of Oct 17, five shipments of US weapons and equipment had arrived in Israel.
  • This is one of the most visible examples of the US response in the waters surrounding Israel – an array of massive warships are in or moving toward the eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
  • The ships carry helicopters and assault craft that can insert Marines into hostile territory or provide medical care or other assistance.
  • The warships, particularly the aircraft carriers with their fighter jets and surveillance aircraft, have historically proven to be an effective deterrent against Iranian and other militant activity in the Middle East.
  • The carriers serve as command-and-control centres and can conduct information warfare. They carry F-18 fighter jets that can fly deterrence missions or strike targets.
  • And they also have E-2 Hawkeye surveillance planes that can provide early warning on missile launches and detect enemy movements.
  • The build-up reflects growing US concern that the deadly fighting between Hamas and Israel will escalate into wider regional conflict.
  • So the key mission for American ships and warplanes is to establish a large and visible presence that will deter Hezbollah, Iran or others from taking advantage of the situation. 
  • But aren’t all these war-mongering stance the US is well-known for, have an ulterior motive? This is because since Day 1 of the conflict, Iran has said it is not involved in the Hamas’ incursion on Israel on Oct 7 because it was also caught off guard like everyone else.
  • Moreover US intelligence up till today has confirmed there was no Iranian involvement in the Hamas attack on Israel.
  • So why is the US so worked up with an imaginary war with Iran? From its action in sending many warships, it really looks like it is the US which is gunning for a fight with Iran.
  • It also looks like the US is an accomplice of Israel in the impending ground offensive, not so much against Hamas, but against the whole Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank by sending all these lethal weapons of mass destruction to Israel.
  • And it doesn’t make sense for Israel, the superpower of the region to cower behind the might of THE superpower of the unipolar world in facing the “might” of a ragtag resistance fighters that Hamas is.
  • For the record, US Defence officials say the Biden administration has already given Israel small diameter bombs, other munition and interceptor missiles for its Iron Dome air defence system, and more will come.
  • The packages also include JDAM kits – essentially a tail fin and navigation kit that turns a “dumb” bomb into a “smart” bomb that can be guided to a target.
  • The JDAM bomb is said by some analysts to be the bomb that Israel had dropped on the al-Ahli Arab Christian Hospital in Gaza a few days ago that killed an estimated 500 civilians.
  • No wonder one good soul in the Biden administration is taking step to follow his conscience by resigning.
  • On Oct 18, the US State Department arms transfers chief, Josh Paul, who has served as the Director of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs for more than 11 years, resigned over Israel.
  • He published his resignation letter on his LinkIn profile. Huffington Post was the first major news outlet to report it on the same day.
  • Paul has characterised Washington’s rush to provide military aid as “short-sighted” and “destructive”. He took his job knowing it entailed “moral complexity and moral compromises” and, strived to make sure “the harm I might do could be outweighed by the good I could do.
  • “I believe that in our current course with regards to the continued – indeed, expanded and expedite – provision of lethal arms to Israel … I have reached the end of the bargain,” he explained his decision.
  • Washington was repeating the same mistakes that it made for decades, he wrote. The policy is “an impulsive reaction built on confirmation bias, political convenience, intellectual bankruptcy, and bureaucratic inertia”.
  • Perhaps the sense of injustice being inflicted on innocent Palestinian civilians especially women and children, has goaded him to take this noble step and find a job elsewhere.
  • The next country to use the word “war” rather rightfully is Jordan.
  • On Oct 18, its Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi while emphasising that Jordan will not become complicit in another expulsion of Palestinians from their homes, also said the kingdom is doing all it can to stop the conflict but at the same time vowed to treat any attempt to displace Palestinians as “a declaration of war”.
  • Amman will not allow “a new catastrophe” nor will it let Israel “shift the crisis created and exacerbated by the occupation to neighbouring countries,” he added, as quoted by the Royal News outlet.
  • Catastrophe, or ‘Nakba’, is how the Palestinians refer to their 1948 exodus from territories claimed by Israel. Jordan ended up annexing the West Bank while Egypt took control of Gaza, but Israel seized both territories in 1967.
  • Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1994, establishing an “administrative boundary” between the kingdom and the West Bank, without prejudicing the territory’s future status.
  • Displacing the Palestinians from Gaza to another country would be a war crime, Safadi said, accusing Israel of already engaging in war crimes against the Palestinians there.
  • “There is no justification for what Israel is doing in Gaza,” the Jordanian foreign minister said. “We demand for the war to be stopped, to allow humanitarian aid to enter Gaza Strip and to protect civilians.”
  • On Oct 16, diplomacy was going full steam with a Russian resolution put forth to the Security Council (SC) of the UN that would have called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Palestine crisis.
  • If adopted, it would have strongly condemned all violence and hostilities directed against civilians and all acts of terrorism.  
  • By its further terms, it would also have called for the secure release of all hostages and unimpeded provision and distribution of humanitarian assistance, including food, fuel and medical treatment.
  • While the draft resolution received support from one other permanent Council Member – China – and three non-permanent members, including Gabon, Mozambique and the United Arab Emirates, the delegations of France, Japan, the US and the UK voted against it, and the remaining six Council members abstained from voting.
  • Prior to the voting, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, described that resolution as a “purely humanitarian text,” which had garnered support from Arab Group members as well as the State of Palestine.  
  • Stressing that without a ceasefire, humanitarian efforts will not be possible, he said the draft condemns all violence and calls for the opening up of humanitarian corridors and the safe release of all hostages.  
  • After the text was defeated, he said western countries have stomped on the expectations of the entire world. Nevertheless, he said, the draft has contributed to launching a substantive discussion on this topic in the Council.
  • The Permanent Observer for the State of Palestine, Riyad H. Mansour said killing more Palestinians will not make Israel more secure.  
  • Palestinian lives matter, he stressed, noting that the 3,000 Palestinians killed so far in recent days are overwhelmingly civilian, more than half being women and children.  
  • Calling for an end to the assault on Palestinians and their forced transfer from Gaza, as well as humanitarian access throughout the Gaza Strip, he pointed out that people can’t even bury their loved ones and mourn them.  
  • Urging Council members to consider the deepening divide between the West and the Arab and Muslim World, he recalled the UN’s many calls to Palestinians to choose peace.
  • At this pivotal moment, “why would this Council be unable to call for a ceasefire?” he asked.
  • Speaking for the Arab Group, Jordan’s delegate said the silence of the international community is dehumanizing the Gazans.  Noting that Israel’s prevention of humanitarian aid delivery is a violation of international law, he urged member states to condemn the killing of civilian Palestinians using the same set of standards it used for Israeli civilians. 
  • Per the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice, Israel does not have the right to defend itself within the Occupied Palestinian Territory, he said, noting that a comprehensive and just peace is the only means to protect the region from the cycle of violence.
  • After the voting, Nebenzia said the entire world had waited with bated breath for the SC to take steps to put an end to the bloodletting.
  • But Western countries have basically stomped on those expectations, he said, adding that they have blocked the Council from sending a unified message for purely selfish and political interests.
  • However, the draft has fulfilled its task because it has contributed to launching a substantive discussion on this topic, he noted, adding that without it, “everything would probably have been limited to empty discussions.”
  • The US Ambassador, Linda Thomas Greenfield stated that terror was unleashed on Israel by Hamas over a week ago, with the worst massacre of Jewish people since the Holocaust, leading to the slaughter of more than a thousand civilians, including American citizens.
  • Such acts brought to mind the heinous atrocities by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Da’esh, and it is these acts by Hamas that led to the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza, she said, stressing:
  • “Civilians should not suffer for these atrocities, and it is the Council’s responsibility to address the crisis, unequivocally condemn Hamas and support Israel’s right to self-defence under the Charter of the UN.”
  • However, the proposed resolution does not meet these conditions, by failing to mention Hamas, she said, calling this “outrageous and indefensible”.
  • Barbara Woodward, the UK Ambassador said she voted no on the draft resolution, as she cannot support a document which fails to condemn Hamas terror attacks.
  • China’s Ambassador, Zhang Jun condemned all acts that harm civilians and opposed any violation of international law. “We welcome all initiatives conducive to protecting civilians.”
  • Based on this position, his country voted for the draft resolution, he said. He called for a stop to fighting as soon as possible.
  • Relevant countries need to “take an objective and just position to hit the brakes so that we can avoid a large-scale conflict and humanitarian disaster” and an even bigger blow to regional and international stability.
  • Adding that “the indiscriminate use of force is unacceptable” and “the maintenance of one’s own security cannot come at the cost of harming innocent civilians”, he called for opening of humanitarian relief corridors as soon as possible to avoid a more serious humanitarian disaster.
  • He was seriously concerned about Israel’s full siege of the Gaza Strip and its call for people to move within the territory, and called on it to stop the collative punishment of people in Gaza.
  • He said all parties should seek consensus, adding the solution to the Palestinian problem is an independent State of Palestine.
  • UAE Ambassador, Lana Zaki Nusseibeh pointed out that long before Hamas’ unjustifiable attack on Israel on 7 October, Gaza was already one of the most desperate places to live in.
  • All Council members have rightly condemned the indiscriminate murder of innocent Israeli civilians and the taking of 199 of them hostage, she recalled, reiterating that condemnation.
  • Before this outbreak, 1.3 million Gazans required aid for their basic survival, and today they are once again facing a ruinous war with nowhere safe to go.
  • “The international community must recognize that the call for the evacuation of more than 1 million people who have nowhere safe to go and no assistance for what it is – an unjustified demand, unmeetable in its nature.”
  • At a minimum, the Council should be able to come together around the need to protect all civilians, the unconditional release of all hostages and the safe provision of humanitarian assistance, she continued. Access to fuel, food, water, medical aid and other basic necessities must be fully restored.
  • A framework for rapid unimpeded and safe humanitarian access must be created for those who are working to risk their lives on the ground, she said, adding that the call for humanitarian ceasefires is essential for the realization of all the above.
  • Her country voted in favour of the draft put forward by Russia because it responds to these specific humanitarian needs, she said, voicing disappointment that it could not command the Council’s support today.
  • Expressing hope that the Council can come quickly and with one voice on the file, she said:  “Palestinians and Israelis deserve not only to live, but to thrive side by side in their own independent, prosperous and secure States.”
  • In the aftermath of an air strike on a northern Gaza hospital on Oct 17 that marked a sharp escalation in the ongoing Israel-Gaza crisis, the next day Brazil put forth a resolution that would have called for humanitarian pauses to allow full, safe and unhindered access for UN agencies and their partners.
  • If adopted, the resolution would have condemned all violence and hostilities against civilians and all acts of terrorism, and would have unequivocally rejected and condemned the terrorist attacks by Hamas that took place in Israel starting on Oct 7.
  • But despite the condemnation of Hamas in the resolution for its attack on Oct 7, whose omission was the main reason why the Russian resolution was rejected, the SC still failed to adopt the Brazilian resolution due to a veto cast by a permanent member of the Council, the US.
  • For all intents and purposes the Brazilian resolution was very similar to the Russian one except that the former includes a condemnation of Hamas.
  • Thus the war-mongering and cruel stance of the US is fully exhibited for the whole world to see. Although the US cast a veto, the draft resolution garnered support from 12 Council members, including two permanent members (China, France), with two other permanent members (UK, Russia) abstaining.
  • Prior to voting on the text, the Council voted on two amendments proposed by Russia, neither of which were adopted as they failed to obtain the required number of votes.  
  • The first amendment would have called for an immediate and fully respected humanitarian ceasefire, while the second would have called for the insertion of a new operative paragraph unequivocally condemning indiscriminate attacks against civilians, as well as against civilian objects in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties, in particular the strike against Al Ahli Arab Hospital.
  • Speaking after the vote, Brazil’s delegate said: “In our view, the Council had to take action and do so very quickly.”  While the text proposed was “robust and balanced”, “sadly, very sadly, the Council was yet again unable to adopt a resolution” on the conflict, he said, adding that, again, silence prevailed “to no one’s long-term interest”.
  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in Gaza cannot wait any longer, “actually they have waited for far too long, to no avail,” he added.
  • With the failure of the Brazilian resolution to be adopted at the UN Security Council, all eyes were on President Joe Biden’s visit to the Middle East, particularly Israel on Oct 17 to save the grave humanitarian condition in Gaza from being a catastrophe.
  • There was bravado made by his officials before the visit when White House spokesman John Kirby said Biden will be asking some tough questions, “he’ll be asking them as a friend, as a true friend of Israel, but he’ll be asking some tough questions of them.”
  • Overall, the context behind the “tough questions” asked by President Biden underscores the commitment of the US to address civilian casualties and ensure that Israel’s actions align with humanitarian principles.
  • It manifests a desire to hold allies accountable while working towards a peaceful resolution in the region.
  • Israel is expected to launch a ground offensive in Gaza; the US has been pressing Israelis to allow humanitarian aid in to help civilians.
  • Biden himself on Oct 16 has said any move by Israel to occupy Gaza with troops would be a “big mistake”, and that there should be a path to a Palestinian state.
  • Israel unleashed a bombing campaign on Gaza after Hamas killed more than 1,300 Israelis– mostly civilians – and took 155 hostages, in an unprecedented attack.
  • Israel’s reprisal attacks in the days since have flattened neighbourhoods and killed at least 2,670 people in Gaza, the majority ordinary Palestinians.
  • Given the huge political investment of American prestige and leverage involved in a sudden presidential trip, it’s fair to raise the question of what exactly Biden’s trip delivered.
  • In the first place, when a US president visits Israel, there are weeks or months of planning and preparations. But Biden’s trip came at a time that was anything but normal.
  • So he should just stay at home when he has nothing concrete or momentous to offer at this difficult time when a breakthrough is much needed to solve the impasse between Israel and the Arab world.
  • Even Jimmy Carter whom many US analysts has described as a weak president did better than Biden when the first ever peace agreement between Israel and Egypt was signed under Carter’s watch.
  • And Biden’s trip is indeed a disaster! He can’t even get Israel to agree to open up a humanitarian corridor for food, water and medical supplies to enter Gaza via the Rafah crossing in Egypt while he was in Israel, putting his reputation on the line over aid to Gazan civilians.
  • And to make matters worse, he contributed to an escalation of the situation when even CNN reported that Biden may have exacerbated regional suspicions of the US role when he said the hospital explosion appeared to have been caused by the “other team.”
  • This was a reminder of how Biden often creates tonally awkward moments that play into Republican claims that, at the age of 80, he may struggle to fulfil his role in a possible second term.
  • The phrase also came across as flippant given the unspeakable horror that unfolded in the hospital in Gaza City, which was packed even before the blast because of Israel’s ongoing airstrikes as they go after Hamas.
  • And more importantly, it also likely further eroded Biden’s capacity to perform a complex straddle vital to easing tensions in the region by operating as a third party between Israel and the US’ Arab allies.
  • Then he was snubbed by leaders of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority when they declined to have a summit with him because of his care-less attitude to the horrific casualties in the hospital bombing.
  • He has often in the past labelled Russian President Vladimir Putin as a pariah where no leaders would want to meet Putin.
  • But it looks like a self-fulfilling prophecy when instead of Putin, it was Biden himself who has been treated like a pariah by the US very own allies in the Arab world when they shunned him, thus limiting his visit to the Middle East to just Israel.
  • Also his social media team committed a boo-boo in Israel by sharing a photo of him shaking hands with American special forces operators deployed there, without redacting their faces or other identifying features. 
  • Biden met with first responders to thank them for their bravery and the work they’re doing in response to the Hamas terrorist attack,” says the now-deleted Instagram post on the White House account.
  • The original photo showed the faces of four men, all wearing US flag patches and quickly identified as members of the elite Combat Applications Group (CAG), also known as the Delta Force and Task Force Green.
  • The post was deleted after an hour, but had already been viewed by “hundreds of thousands” of people, according to intelligence analyst Sam Shoemate.
  • A screenshot posted on X, formerly Twitter, redacted the special operators’ faces – but not their tattoos, as many people pointed out in the comments. It has been viewed over three million times.
  • Among the many people reacting to the revelation was former US Army Green Beret Joe Kent, a Republican running for Congress in the western state of Washington.
  • “The Biden Administration operates at the confluence of hubris, malice and incompetence,” Kent said on X. “Nothing says thank you for doing our nation’s most dangerous missions like showing every terrorist in the world the identities of our warriors.”
  • There were rumours that CAG had been deployed to Cyprus or another country in the region because several Americans are among the 200 or so hostages Hamas took in the October 7 incursion.
  • A CAG operator was then spotted in Tel Aviv ahead of Biden’s visit, in which the US president declared his unequivocal support for Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war on Hamas.
  • Meanwhile, HuffPost published a story claiming that there was a culture of silence” and self-censorship that Biden’s overt support for Israel has created among the Muslim and especially Palestinian staff in his administration, with several officials claiming there was no diversity in the “inner, inner circle” of the White House that actually makes policy decisions.
  • However, more worrying than the volatile issue in the Middle East is the statement by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on Oct 17 that Ukraine has used US-supplied long-range Army Tactical Missile System (Atacms) missiles in its conflict with Russia. 
  • Earlier in the day the Wall Street Journal reported that Washington had “secretly” supplied Kiev with the weapons.
  • The response from Putin was fast and furious the next day when he told journalists that he has ordered warplanes to conduct regular patrols of the neutral airspace over the Black Sea.
  • “Our MiG-31 planes are armed with Kinzhal missile systems. It is known that they have a range of over 1,000 km and a Mach-9 speed,” he said at a press conference in Beijing.
  • The announcement was not meant as a threat, Putin stressed, but rather a reaction to escalating instability, particularly in the Middle East. He mentioned the US’ deployment of two aircraft carrier strike groups to the Mediterranean Sea in support of Israel as a factor.
  • As stipulated by Putin, the range of the hypersonic weapons potentially puts the eastern part of the sea within striking distance of Russian patrols.
  • Putin was in China attending the 10-year celebration of China’s signature foreign and economic policy, the Belt and Road Initiative. He was the guest of honour among leaders and officials from more than 130 countries.
  • He also described as “laughable” the notion that Russia has already lost in Ukraine. Biden has voiced it on several occasions during the conflict in the sense that Moscow supposedly wanted to conquer the entire country and failed to do that.
  • The Russian government denied ever having such aspirations. “If Russia has lost the war, why supply Atacms? Let him take back the Atacms and the rest of the weapons, get some pancakes, and come to us for a tea party,” Putin mused.
  • In a recent interview with CBS News after his return from Israel, Biden urged the audience to imagine a future in which “we, in fact, unite all of Europe and Putin is finally put down,” claiming it was achievable.
  • At the height of the volatile situation in the Middle East, Biden is still obsessed with Ukraine and inflicting a strategic defeat on Russia in its proxy war in Ukraine.
  • Already there were reports of drone and missile attacks on US airbase in Syria targeting the housing accommodation of the troops there.
  • And the US is retaliating with missile attacks on Syria using the one warship that is already in the Mediterranean, allegedly justifying it as a defensive attack against Yemeni Houthis’ missiles directed at Israel.
  • For the record, the US is illegally occupying part of Syria and stealing its oils and grains.
  • It really looks that Oct 16 to Oct 19 may be the last window of opportunity for containing the Middle East conflagration between Israel and Hamas with Biden’s visit.
  • But because he has miserably failed in that visit, speculation and rumours abound of a humanitarian convoy to help the besieged Palestinians in Gaza organised by Egypt with Russian troops to protect the convoy.
  • Another rumour and speculation which is rife in the internet is a humanitarian ship convoy, this time by Turkiye with the assistance and protection of a joint Russian and Turkish navies. Whether these speculations are true, only time will tell.
  • Some analysts are saying that a window of opportunity to calm these fogs of war are still available if and only if, the US truly plays the role of a trusted and impartial third party to bring about a humanitarian pause in the Israeli relentless attacks on civilians in Gaza, and cajoles Israel not to go ahead with its ground invasion of Gaza.
  • A New York Times report on Oct 21 that said of a US warning to Israel against major attack on Hezbollah is perhaps an indication of saner voice in the Biden administration to contain the situation from developing into a war among major powers.

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Security Council Fails to Adopt Resolution Calling for Humanitarian Pauses in Israel-Gaza Crisis on Account of Veto by United States

With 5 Members in Favour, 4 Against, Security Council Rejects Russian Federation’s Resolution Calling for Immediate Humanitarian Ceasefire in Israel-Palestine Crisis

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Vladimir Putin feted at Xi Jinping’s global Belt and Road summit

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Zelensky reveals secret US long-range missile delivery

Ukraine ATACMS deliveries another American mistake – Putin

US supplied Ukraine with old ATACMS – media

Iran denies helping Hamas plot attack on Israel

Israel’s urge for revenge is aimed at all Palestinians

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Evacuation on Israel’s northern border begins

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Blaming Russian ‘ineffective’ peacekeeping to start a war

Nagorno-Karabakh: War games on a chessboard turned real?

Implications of an expanded BRICS

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