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A candlelight vigil was held Thursday for the victims of Wednesday's attack at Trafalgar Square in London. (Associated Press)

London reveals -- again -- the poverty of the globalist vision

As we once again see the multiculturalists in London do the things globalists do after their friends and countrymen get slaughtered -- light candles and offer up thoughts and prayers -- it may be worth coming up for air and taking a hard look at where Western society is as a growing concern.

Men run in front of a bonfire during the Newroz celebration, in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Thousands celebrated the Newroz festival in Istanbul and in Diyarbakir, a mainly Kurdish city in a region where Kurdish militants regularly clash with government forces. In Turkey, the spring festival traditionally serves as an occasion to demand more rights for the Kurdish minority.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Russia to train YPG Kurds in northern Syria

Russia continues to expand its influence in the Middle Eastern region, especially in what remains of the Syrian state. Today, parts of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, along the Turkish border have declared they will be trained by Russian troops.

FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has conducted a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine that leader Kim Jong Un is calling a revolutionary breakthrough for the country's space program. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

From North Korea, a Dr. Evil update

The North Korean News Agency announced Sunday morning that the communist regime had ground tested a new high-powered, high-thrust rocket engine to be used to launch satellites into orbit.

In this undated file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea.  (Liu Rui/Xinhua via AP, File) **FILE**

China starts to build 'environmental monitoring stations' on disputed islands in South China Sea

- The Washington Times

Just as China promised the world they would not militarize the man-made islands they have been building in the South China Sea, but then deployed fighter and other military aircraft on airstrips in the region, and air-defense weapons systems, the communist state is now building 'environmental monitoring stations' on islands very near the Philippines, whose ownership has been disputed for some time.

The Iran Karrar tank (Photo: Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran designs Russian T-90 look-alike

Russia has been keen to sell Iran military equipment and technology since the sanctions were lifted on the Islamic theocracy and the billions started flowing from the Obama administration.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) greets North Korean leader Kim Jong-il during their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia, on Aug. 23, 2002. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Trump-Russia deal taking place over North Korea

We wrote recently over the significance of the Trump administration relaxing sanctions on Russian officials tied to the Russian security services, in a little publicized move a few weeks ago. The Kremlin takes care of its inner circle and the easing of sanctions on Mr. Putin's palace guard was significant in our view. The only question was what Mr. Trump may have received in return.

China is said to be concerned that the Islamic State is moving into western China, specifically Xinjiang province, where Muslim Uighurs in the past have joined Islamist terrorist groups. (Associated Press/File)

Islamic State threatens Communist China

This should be good; get the popcorn. The world's most brutal, terrorist movement meets the world's biggest communist dictatorship--think 1984 vs Lord of the Flies. The Islamic State recently targeted Communist China by threatening to foster what it says is an Islamic rebellion in its midst. For its part, China seems to be worried.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Brussels this week. (Associated Press)

Trying to talk culturally suicidal Europe off the ledge

Europeans are acting as if they have a real attraction to suicide, as a culture and as a group of sovereign states. I watched and read several things this week that made me want to write on this subject. All of the incidents fall into a long-term pattern of self-hating groupthink and self-destruction.

Belarus's President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a briefing in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.  In a televised broadcast on Friday, Lukashenko asked the country's interior minister to press charges against Russia's top food safety official, alleging charges of "damaging the state" because Russia stopped the import of Belarusian products due to quality issues and suspicions that Belarus resells EU-made dairy products that are banned in Russia.  The Kremlin responded to the outburst, listing the loans and reduced taxes that Russia gave to Belarus.  (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP) **FILE**

Menacing Russia, cowering Belarus -- trouble in the Union State

Many in the West don't realize that after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia and Belarus, its smaller neighbor to the west, set up their own mini-political combination, dubbed the "Union State." Belarus -- literally, "White Russia -- historically has been controlled by Moscow, with some periods ruled by Moscow's archrival throughout the ages, Poland.

In this Feb. 7, 2017 Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo speaks during a press conference in Warsaw, Poland. Polish prosecutors filed charges Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 against a 21-year-old man who is accused of causing a traffic accident that injured Szydlo and two other people last week. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Putin helping Trump make NATO great again

On Wednesday, Poland announced it is increasing naval spending in order to counter Russian naval missile power in the Baltic Sea. The goal would be to develop a capability to bottle up the Russian navy from escaping its cold ports to attack the Baltic and Nordic states in any future conflict.