For millions, the opening of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago resulted in genuine and understandable euphoria.
The United States wants to "isolate a small country because it defends its sovereignty and its right to freely choose its future."
For people in Ukraine, and not only in the East, who don't agree with the right wing policies of Kiev, the situation is still ominous.
Already Reuters has reported that U.S. missiles destroyed grain silos in a northern Syrian town, killing civilians but not ISIS fighters.
The previous notion that all forms of social resistance to capitalist hegemony are a good thing is no longer acceptable for the 21st century.
The Communist Party of Iraq has issued a statement, dated September 2014, regarding the recent barbaric attacks launched in that country by ISIS.
The text condemns violence and discrimination based on gender identity and welcomes advances in the protection of those rights.
Netanyahu's war-turned-genocide in Gaza has backfired badly - his strategy has helped resurrect Hamas, the very movement he tried desperately to crush.
"I did not arrive at this decision easily. The threat ISIS poses to the people of Iraq and Syria is a serious one. "
Political porcelain has been broken, raising questions on what went wrong and, to quote that old Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on first?" for the next five years.