Opinion: Sydney Siege: Why Didn’t the Snipers Shoot?

Opinion: Sydney Siege: Why Didn’t the Snipers Shoot?The Sydney siege at the Lindt Chocolate Café in Martin Place ended in the early hours of Dec. 15 with 3 fatalities and 3 injured. But why did it have to conclude with any fatalities besides that of the gunman? It is now known that it was Man Haron Monis, an apparently-deranged gunman called by…

Shhh… The Puppet Master Putin & Russia’s Escalating Spy Operations

Shhh… The Puppet Master Putin & Russia’s Escalating Spy OperationsThe decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin to leave the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia prematurely earlier this week, following a cold reception by other world leaders for his incursion into Ukraine, hit the global headlines but Putin, who bailed himself out on sleep deprivation grounds, might actually be laughing on his flight back to…