Saturday, August 15, 2015

SteveLendmanBlog: John Kerry Lectures Cubans About Democracy

SteveLendmanBlog: John Kerry Lectures Cubans About DemocracyKerry represents US imperial arrogance, rogue state ruthlessness rejecting democracy worldwide - especially at home.

US elections when held are farcical. Ordinary people have no say whatever. Big money-controlled duopoly power rules.

All so-called elections turn out the same way. Business as usual always triumphs. Things go from bad to worse. Neocons infesting Washington threaten world peace.

Alleged US normalization with Cuba is a thinly veiled scheme to recolonize the island state, steal its resources, exploit its people and open its markets without restrictions to US corporate predators.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Votel Promotes False Anti-Russian Narrative | New Eastern Outlook

Votel Promotes False Anti-Russian Narrative | New Eastern OutlookAt a Security Forum sponsored by the wealthy, Madison Avenue-based “Aspen Institute” General Joseph Votel, Head of the US Special Operations Command went on an anti-Russia tirade. His widely circulated comments declared “Russia is looking to challenge us wherever they can…the intent is to create a situation where NATO can’t continue to thrive…” Votel went on to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin, “…as a threat to him and I think what they (Moscow) are attempting to do is create these frozen conflicts and create situations that are very, very difficult to resolve along their border.” Votel further described Russian foreign policy as “coercion and pressure on neighbors along their periphery to meet their particular objectives.”
First appeared: http://journal-neo.org/2015/08/11/votel-promotes-false-anti-russian-narrative/

Monday, August 10, 2015

The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe - Salon.com

The U.S.-Russia “phony war”: How Washington warmongers could bring us from stalemate to catastrophe - Salon.comThe Ukraine crisis and the attendant confrontation with Russia assume a “phony war” feel these days. As in the perversely calm months between the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the Blitzkrieg into the Low Countries the following spring, nothing much seems to be happening.

No one took comfort then—a fog of anxiety suffused everything—and no one should now. One almost prefers it when Washington politicians and other temporarily important people are out there grandstanding and warmongering. At least part of what is occurring is visible, even as the whole never is. Now one sees almost nothing, and we get an idea of what the historians mean when they describe the queasiness abroad during the phony war period.