fix articles 210765, soviet republics
In the Amnesic Dizziness of a "Turn of the Times" (tags)
When, with the disappearance of the Warsaw Pact, the entire military alliance of this rival collapsed, this could/must have been the prelude, according to rational criteria, to mothballing NATO in return. But exactly the opposite was to occur.
The US Lost in Afghanistan. But US Imperialism Isn't Going Anywhere (tags)
With the “Vietnam syndrome” reloaded, there is a strong mistrust against large-scale foreign expeditions among the US public, including the US military.
Obama Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)
NATO Summit Day One (tags)
Russian Ukrainian Aid v. US/EU Neoliberal Harshness (tags)
Ukrainian Protests Continue (tags)
Orange Revolution 2.0? (tags)
Cold War Politics Heats Up (tags)
Anti-Iranian Rage (tags)
Life in Occupied Chicago (tags)
Encircling Russia with US Bases (tags)
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)
the threat of totalitarian democracy
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance" (tags)
must-read on US imperial aims
Stoking Tensions, Risking Confrontation (tags)
Risking world conflict.
Reinventing the Evil Empire (tags)
The risk of serious confrontation looms.
Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban (tags)
The U.S. government was well aware of the Taliban's reactionary program, yet it chose to back their rise to power in the mid-1990s. The creation of the Taliban was "actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA," according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. "The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul," adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw "nothing objectionable" in the Taliban's plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: "The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan." "The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that," said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.
Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees: (tags)
Right of Return of Palestinian Refugees: International Law and Humanitarian Considerations
North Korea and the Axis of Oil (tags)
"....the real WWII Axis powers - Nazi Germany, Italy and Japan - had a major strategic problem in common. Unlike GW's Axis of Evil, none had oil reserves, a prerequisite for world domination. Getting access to oil was part of their reason for invading other countries. Bush is doing exactly what they were doing in WWII, creating a justification for war, threatening war and then invading..."
US Encircling Russia (tags)
"Oil is only part of the fascinating treasure in the former Soviet Union. For instance, Siberia is a treasure trove house of gold, natural gas, virgin forest and more. This vast wealth is only part of the reason Washington wants to dominate the former Soviet Union. The rest of the reason is this: only the former Soviet Republics have the military might to resist U.S. imperial expansion."