Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Vineyard of the Saker: Return of the Magyars: Hungary’s President Calls Out the US as Morally and Financially Bankrupt

The Vineyard of the Saker: Return of the Magyars: Hungary’s President Calls Out the US as Morally and Financially Bankrupt: With so many developments in Ukraine and now a renewed US war on Syria with the Islamic State as the pretext, it has been easy to overlook important developments in the struggle to restore sovereign nations in Europe. As described in my last guest post here at the Vineyard, Scottish independence vote on Thursday, September 18 has forced Anglo-American mainstream media to cover the topic of ‘separatism’ as a wave spreading from the Scottish Highlands to Spain’s Catalonia. Many mainstream media outlets have repeated ridiculous propaganda about NATO or the EU coming apart and the economic sky falling from a Scottish ‘Yes’ vote (James Bond film reference deliberate in that sentence). Some of the usual Russophobic voices have started whining about ‘pro-Kremlin bloggers’ trolling Washington and London on Twitter with humorous captions supporting Scotland’s independence [https://twitter.com/torrek_info/status/509325448338472960], or the positive statements Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond has made about Vladimir Putin. [http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/apr/30/alex-salmond-vladimir-putin-remarks]

M of A - Some Links On That "War On ISIS"

M of A - Some Links On That "War On ISIS":

"ISIL has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in
the region. They view it as an existential threat to them. Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria."



That's right. No clue at all. From a White House Briefing by a "Senior Administration Official":

"ISIL has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in the region. They view it as an existential threat to them. Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria."

These clueless folks can't even read a map. But we saw that before with those neocons who didn't know that there were Shia in Iraq before they invaded it. There is anyway not much difference between those and the "liberal interventionist" in Obama's administration. As Melkulangara Bhadrakumar notes:

Chomsky: For Almost 70 Years the U.S. Has Been the World Leader in Spreading Destruction and Misery Across the Planet | Alternet

Chomsky: For Almost 70 Years the U.S. Has Been the World Leader in Spreading Destruction and Misery Across the Planet | Alternet: October 7, 2013 |



The recent Obama-Putin tiff over American exceptionalism reignited an ongoing debate over the Obama Doctrine: Is the president veering toward isolationism? Or will he proudly carry the banner of exceptionalism?

The debate is narrower than it may seem. There is considerable common ground between the two positions, as was expressed clearly by Hans Morgenthau, the founder of the now dominant no-sentimentality "realist" school of international relations.

Throughout his work, Morgenthau describes America as unique among all powers past and present in that it has a "transcendent purpose" that it "must defend and promote" throughout the world: "the establishment of equality in freedom."

Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria - World Socialist Web Site

Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria - World Socialist Web Site: He presented ISIS as an inexplicable evil, although the group originated as a byproduct of US imperialist interventions in Central Asia and the Middle East. The organization, he said, “has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border.” He did not mention that both the sectarian strife and the civil war were instigated by the United States.

Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria - World Socialist Web Site

Obama announces open-ended war in Iraq and Syria - World Socialist Web Site: It was only 12 months ago that Obama tried and failed to create the political conditions for US air strikes against the Assad regime, making allegations of the use of nerve gas weapons that were later discredited. Now Obama is seeking to achieve the same goal by a different route, using ISIS as a pretext to get American military forces into Syria, where they will become the spearhead of the campaign to oust Assad and install a pro-US stooge regime in Damascus.

Article: Monsters' Endgame | OpEdNews

Article: Monsters' Endgame | OpEdNews: All of us fully human people want the same thing -- to live in peace and create a better world for our children. Instead we have endured twenty years of gratuitous wars and grand theft, brought to us by Wall Street. We have stood still while voracious bankers and slimy politicians robbed us -- not only of our money, which could have raised our standard of living and bought us a sound infrastructure, education, healthcare-- but of our futures and our peace of mind. Twenty years of bogeyman fear tactics and false flag attacks and bombing whole nations into ruin and discord. Obama won a landmark election and had the chance to stop the satanic forces -- at least to slow them down. Instead he joined up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Article: My Encounter with Ukrainian-American Nazi Mark Paslawsky: What He Died For | OpEdNews

Article: My Encounter with Ukrainian-American Nazi Mark Paslawsky: What He Died For | OpEdNews: Novo Russiya (Donbas) has become the hunting ground for reporters and writers trying to cover the campaign by Kiev forces. I have nothing but admiration for the reporters constantly trying to cover the events. For the first time in local memory they have become prime targets in war.

For any person the story comes to life when it is about people you care about. When you live there you are involved.

In Ukraine the words you write can get you and the people you care about killed. You really weigh carefully what you disclose. You think about hurting innocent people. Noone writes for the sake of writing when you are surrounded by hundreds of automatic, heavy weapons and people that don't recognize your humanity.

Article: Obama's Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kiev | OpEdNews

Article: Obama's Chickens Coming Home to Roost in Kiev | OpEdNews: While having lunch at a local eatery on Thursday, the television was on and the area news channel was spewing the same lies and State Department talking points on the vilified Russian leader Vladimir Putin's "invasion" of Ukraine. The patrons at the lunch counter were all staring into the electronic crack-pipe as they mentally digested the daily dispersal of official bullshit while I nearly choked on my 5.99 blue plate special meatloaf. Things have never been what they are sold as in Ukraine, anyone who is inclined to stay informed can easily do so in the era of the internet and social media. Despite the overwhelming propaganda that has been loosed in the insane and desperate efforts to shore up the useless Cold War dinosaur NATO as it brays and thrashes on the way to the tar pits of history, events in Ukraine appear to be on the brink of getting very interesting. The neocon concocted proxy war against Putin is spinning out of control now and the junta and it's U.S. backers best be prepared to reap the whirlwind.