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Arian Azarbar Spy Scandal: Connections to Iran

The mysterious Montreal business man at the centre of a Canadian spy scandal claims that he has no connections to Iran.  But the name of his Canadian based company figures prominently in a series of videos promoting an Iran-Venezuela business cooperation project in housing.  The reports concerning a three way love triangle and a Mossad Continue Reading →

A Mossad Assassin in Canada: Revelations or a Distraction Operation?

Recent events in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto suggest that the Iranian government continues to run intelligence operations in Canada, despite having their embassy kicked out of the country in 2012.  A  love triangle involving an alleged Iranian-Canadian “spy”  has all the hallmarks of a bad Hollywood  movie.  The central character in the story may be Continue Reading →

The Escalation of the Japan/China Confrontation: A New Strategic Surprise Emerging?

Are we going to have another Pearl Harbour or 911 type strategic surprise in the near future? China and Japan continue to play out a potentially dangerous confrontation in the South China Sea.  Watching from the wings are at least the USA, South Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.  The introduction of a new Chinese air Continue Reading →

The USA, UK and EU are Planning to take your Savings: A Whiff of Desperation in the Air?

(Originally published on 22 March 2013 at Economics for the Rest of US)  A recent paper by the Bank of England and the American Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)  demonstrates that both governments have a plan to take your savings money in a financial crisis.  Scarily enough, the paper was published in December 2012. As recent Continue Reading →

Are Drone Strikes Even Relevant? – Asking the Right Questions

A recent drone strike in Yemen appears to have killed several members of a wedding party, rather than hitting Al Qaeda militants as intended.  Initial reports from Yemese officials  (often adjusted later) suggest that 14 have been killed and 22 wounded.  This event will spur another round of questions about the legality of drone attacks Continue Reading →

The Hunger Games: Are the Rich Worried They Might Be Eaten?

Eat the Rich! (Political comment attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau) The Hunger Games book trilogy and movie series paints a dystopian view of the future as the rich and powerful rule from a fantastically wealthy capital city while the populations suffers deprivation and starvation  while working in serf-like conditions.  Currently,  the books are seen as popular Continue Reading →