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Europe's Conquest by the US (tags)

The US and NATO have troops at the Russian border. Russia has no troops at the US borders with Canada and Mexico. Who staged the 2014 coup in the Ukraine? Who promised Gorbatchev there would be no NATO expansion to the East? Who is the stabilizer and who is the destabilizer?

US and Russia: Geopolitical Opposites (tags)

anti-war

Waging Phony War on Terror (tags)

anti-war

Irresponsibly Blaming Russia for US-Led Western Crimes (tags)

Ukraine

Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West's Fault (tags)

NATO's eastward expansion is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis. Sec of State Baker promised Gorbatchev that NATO would not expand eastward if the Berlin wall were allowed to fall. Can't the West understand Putin's security concerns if NATO extends to Russia's borders?

Cold War 2.0 (tags)

Ukraine

Containing Russia (tags)

Russia

America's Deplorable Human Rights Record (tags)

police state

No More Israel in 10 Years (tags)

Israel

New War Rumors: U.S. Plans To Seize Pakistan’s Nuclear Arsenal (tags)

"“The free-wheeling access to US covert military and intelligence operatives, both officials and private contractors, is another destabilising factor that we seem to be unable or unwilling to check. And now there are the NATO incursions into our territory and targeting of even our military personnel, which shows how servile a state we are living in at present. [10] As the war in Afghanistan, the largest and longest in the world, proceeds with record casualties among civilians and combatants alike on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border, plans are afoot to further expand the war into Pakistan and to threaten Iran as well. Comparisons to Washington’s war in Indochina have been mentioned. [11] But Pakistan with its 180 million people and nuclear weapons is not Cambodia and Iran with its population of over 70 million is not Laos."

Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq (tags)

ongoing war crimes in Iraq

President Obama and the End of History - But Beginning of a New One! (tags)

These prizes are anything but “empty gestures”. It is both a payoff to tickle the ego of the 'errand boy', and a propaganda seed. In the expert hands of the Mighty Wurlitzer, such a gift can convince the masses of the most ridiculous absurdities, like the War on Terror already has. The proof of these statements of fact is both empirical, and historical. Watch Barack Obama crafted into a fine new global 'savior' at the expense of the 'untermenschen'. That's why the United States President, ceremoniously presiding over the most militarized superpower in the world which has just devastated two civilizations to smithereens, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while he rapidly accelerates his war prosecution to bring “peace” in a one-world government.

Michael Hudson's "Super Imperialism:" The Economic Agenda of Imperial America (tags)

How imperial America is funded

Obama's Disastrous Afghan Plan (tags)

Last month President Barack Obama announced the deployment of 17,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, raising the total there to 53,000, only to add an additional 4,000 training troops this past week. Questions of a possible quagmire have begun to sprout faster than opium poppies. In an attempt to disarm his critics, Obama has defined his policy as pointed, specific, and winnable:

Sandinistas atacados con las nuevas armas del imperio (tags)

Invadida por los marines del imperio, agredida por filibusteros a sueldo de Wall Street, ocupada por una Guardia Nacional somocista que hacía de fuerza de ocupación extranjera, las agresiones contra Nicaragua no cesan, sólo cambian de cariz.

Reviewing Linda McQuaig's "It's the Crude, Dude" (tags)

War, oil, Iraq, Big Oil, global warming and more in one package.

Why Capitalists support the war (tags)

To put it simply, they want to maximize their profits at the expense of the vast majority. This requires access to raw materials, markets, and cheap labor, not to mention juicy government contracts with built-in profits. But don't take our word for it. Here's what the representatives and defenders of U.S. capitalism have had to say about it over the years: "War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses... "It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism." - USMC General Smedley Butler, 1933 "...We have about 50 percent of the world's wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population... Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world-benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better." - George Kennan, State Department, 1948

IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)

THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)

A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.

Open Words about the Empire (tags)

Everyone who rises to prominence learns to think in the obsequious sentences of an English butler serving cookies to the Prince of Wales.. Wars as the US waged in the last 60 years always serve to prevent democracy at home.

Heroes and Ghosts (The Reagan Years) (tags)

This Article examines the historical character of Ronald Reagan verses his recent posthumous herofication

Preventive War, Common Security and the State (tags)

Does the return of preventive war as a "norm" of international relations take the world back to before July 1914, and if so, what are the likely consequences? What does this tell us about the state system and the prospects for human survival?

Anti-Globalize the Corporate Globalization Movement - DO IT NOW! (tags)

About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case - Pt. 2 (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

Bush administration readying for 2004 invasion of Iran (tags)

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Proud and Insolent Youth Incorporated (tags)

The man who killed a Police Officer in Red Bluff, CA claims immunity because he was incorporated.

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