Posts Tagged ‘foreign policy’

Liberal delusion of the day:

Donald Rumsfeld was uniquely evil, despite Obama and Co. doing the same things to Libya, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and installing dictators in a bunch more places–imperial business as usual.

When you go to sleep for 8-year stretches, who really cares what you “think?”

Holder, Barr, DOJ and FBI Outed in Slimy Plot Against Assange

In the form of a “Support Message,” can you hear George Orwell’s snicker?

Anything challenging the political orthodoxy of Facebook & friends is purged, censored from YOU. You are ultimately the reason for this censorship regime. You are not allowed to think.

WHY ISIS EXISTS: THE DOUBLE GAME. (2015)

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MOON OF ALABAMA sez:

“Here is Protasevich in 2015 on the cover of the recruitment magazine “Black Sun” of the Azov Battalion.”

Roman Protasevich – Arrested In Belarus – Is A Western Government Financed Neo-Nazi

https://bdsmovement.net

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For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire

Abby Martin is back.

  • There are 30,000 mercenaries taking point in Afghanistan now. Why?
  • Threats to nuclear powers Russia & China

A convoy of 40 trucks and armor vehicles said to have entered Syria from Iraq

Mission to pillage Syrian oil seems to be okay across Trump and Biden regimes. So much has changed.

Joe Giambrone

While some wax nostalgic about the Obama regime, what I remember most about the year 2016 was how close the world came to Armageddon. Americans will be lost in irrelevant noise and recall nothing about it, but an incident in Syria brought the world’s two top nuclear powers into direct conflict with a direct risk of escalation. This was the Cuban Missile Crisis they didn’t want to tell you about on corporate TV.

Barack Obama’s Air Force bombed and killed Syrian government forces inside Syria. That itself was a war crime, an act of aggression forbidden in the UN Charter. The Russian allies of Syria responded as follows (Oct. 6).

This was escalated again by Britain—which for some reason was also illegally flying over Syrian airspace: RAF given green light to shoot down hostile Russian jets in Syria (Oct. 12).

The Russians were the ones invited in by the legitimate government of that country, while the US and UK were illegal invaders.

The world used to understand Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) and why attacking nuclear-armed powers was a no-no. Has that fear of the Apocalypse diminished over time? Was the Obama Administration completely psychotic?

They seemed to have no problem treating Al Qaeda in Libya and in Syria as valuable allies, rather than sworn enemies. The accommodation of Al Qaeda went straight to the top and to Barack Obama himself, as revealed in a 2013 phone call to Turkey’s Erdogan.

By February of 2012, Hillary Clinton and her State Department had been informed, “AQ is on our side in Syria.” That simple sentence packed so much into an email subject line. The United States had declared war against Al Qaeda on September 14th of 2001, blaming them solely for the 9/11 attacks. Any “aid and comfort” to that group would then be considered Treason.

Secondly, there was an “our side” in Syria in February of 2012? Where exactly was that Congressional authorization? By what right did Barack Obama covertly attack UN member state Syria?

The pattern of attacking Russia’s allies one by one continued into Ukraine. That country, and its Russia-friendly elected President were destabilized completely. A civil war erupted, and the country split into three sections.

This is the “normalcy” that is encoded in Joe Biden’s pronouncements. This is the “global leadership” his new team of war promoters envisions. It is likely to be a rough ride… not that Americans will notice at all unless missiles begin dropping on their hometowns.

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Joe Giambrone is an American dissident and author.


Oliver Stone writes:

Many of you have faulted me for voting against Trump because he “didn’t start any wars.” Putting aside the recent riot in our Capitol, consider the new meaning of “war” in this hybrid-cyber age. Jeremy Kuzmarov of Covert Action Magazine (founded by Ellen Ray and Bill Schapp, who published Jim Garrison’s last book) reminds us below of the extremely hostile foreign actions taken by Trump on behalf of our country. For those who don’t care to read this article before forming an opinion, here’s a brief synopsis:

  1. He broke the Iran Treaty and withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord.
  2. He withdrew from the INF Treaty with Russia and will not renew the Start Treaty, which expires next month.
  3. He accelerated the ‘war,’ hybrid and cyber, on China and Russia through sanctions, trade tariffs, and threatening military actions on their borders. He’s also covertly promoted regime change in Belarus on the border of Russia. He sent packages of lethal arms to Taiwan, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and others — $55 billion in weapons sales, a new record. He also unfroze military aid to a tyrannical Egypt and bombed Syria, winning bipartisan praise from a warhawk media and Congress.
  4. He significantly hiked our military budget (favoring a major increase in nuclear weaponry). He expanded our endless drone war and killed hundreds of civilians, and dropped the “Gravity Bomb,” “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan. He created a “Space Force” to militarize what’s left of this universe as we know it, and he’s fetishized several times his worship of our military muscle with absurd descriptions such as “big,” “glorious,” and “beautiful.”
  5. Israel — where can I start? He made it abundantly clear to the world that the United States is totally one-sided in favor of Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Has ended forever the fiction of America as a neutral force in the Middle East.
  6. He avidly sought regime change in Iran and illegally murdered a high Government official, General Soleimani, by drone in Iraq — a national hero to Iranians.
  7. He vetoed Congress on any end to US involvement supporting Saudi Arabia in its brutal war on Yemen.
  8. He supported right-wing coups in Bolivia and Venezuela and continues a dirty covert war against Venezuela’s sovereignty, won through elections far more honest than their corrupt opponents propped up by the US.
  9. He restored the worst of our malignant policy against Cuba to please Rubio and his Cuban exiles in Florida.
  10. Besides continuing our illegal surveillance program (domestic and foreign) and breaking all the rules of a free press, common sense, and decency, he’s prosecuted Julian Assange to a point of absurdity, although he’s not even an American citizen. At the same time, he outrageously pardoned several war criminals found guilty in court-martials by our military; some of these crimes, ironically, were revealed by Assange’s journalism.
  11. Appointing Pompeo as Secretary of State and John Bolton as his National Security Adviser has to be seen as a degraded nod to the crackpot neoconservatives of our Government, which, like moths in a closet, never seem to go away, even after being discredited for their lies during the Second Iraq War. Both men are disgusting symbols of the worst part of America, consistently threatening and bullying foreign countries.
  12. On the positive side, yes, he did question NATO, which many believe has outgrown its purpose. The only reason it’s given such giant budgets is enabled by their over-hyped warnings of Russian threats. He’s also pushed for withdrawing troops from various countries and made efforts at a lasting peace with North Korea, but did not accomplish his goals.
  13. What bodes ill for our country is that the Democrats generally supported these actions and condemned any attempts to withdraw from Syria. So much for America’s bipartisan relationship with the world. This is a disastrous cul-de-sac, leading us to vast expenditure and further growth of our arms industry. It’s the wrong course, a state of strategic tension that abolishes the possibility of a progressive partnership with Russia and China on things such as climate change and nuclear weapons. On the world stage, America, like Trump, has become an outlaw nation.
  14. Further to this bipartisan attitude, on January 6, in the shadow of the riot in D.C., an equally sinister event was unfolding, minimally reported to the American public. Biden appointed neocon warrior queen Victoria Nuland as #3 in the State Department, a very important post with significant powers. The “Beast” of Ukraine, Libya, and the Steele Dossier, Nuland will go to any lengths to destroy Russian sovereignty. With her steely determination, she — a monster in waiting — now has the ability to lead us towards an unnecessary nuclear conflict, which will dwarf all the other problems on this page.
    Be warned, be alert, and despite the odds, I wish you all a fulfilling happy/sad New Year in 2021.

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In case you were wondering who that motherfucker really is.