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TARGET Russia. Target China. Target Iran

Not a day goes by without US Think Tankland doing what it does best; pushing all sorts of scenarios for cold – and hot – war with Russia, plus myriad confrontations with China and Iran. That fits into the Pentagon’s Top Five existential threats to the US, where Russia and China sit at the very top and Iran is in fourth place – all ahead of «terrorism» of the phony Daesh «Caliphate» variety. Here I have come up with some concise realpolitik facts to counterpunch the hysteria – stressing how the Russian hypersonic missile advantage renders useless the whole construct of NATO’s paranoid rhetoric and bluster. The US Aegis defense system has been transferred from ships to land. The Patriot missile defense system is worthless. Aegis is about 30% better than the THAAD system; it may be more effective but their range is also limited.

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International Voices

Debate

  • The Clinton Crime Family: “Hillary is the Most Dangerous Presidential Aspirant in US History”

    By Stephen Lendman

    Hillary Vulnerable to Indictment on Federal Racketeering Charges The Bill and Hillary crime family long ago should have been held accountable for high crimes against peace and numerous others. Hillary is the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, supporting endless imperial wars and state terror, once saying “(w)hat do we have NATO for […]

  • North Korea and South Korea: Can Be Solved If…!

    By Johan Galtung

    Jeju Peace Forum, Kwangju National University, Seoul; South Korea Like the Israel-Palestine conflict, the world has gotten tired of it, “what, the two Koreas still unable to sort it out”? Also, like Israel-Palestine, the USA is in it; making the situation complicated. Never has the situation been so tense after the end of the war […]

  • The Case Against Manifest Destiny

    By Cesar Chelala

    The disastrous consequences of the armed interventions against Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Ukraine, to name just a few, show the urgent need to revive the principle of non-intervention into another state. This principle of international law includes, but is not limited to, the prohibition of the threat or use of force against the […]

  • We’re in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane

    By Charles Hugh Smith

    The only “growth” we’re experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization’s soaring wealth/income inequality. The Keynesian god of growth has failed. The Keynesian god of borrowing from the future to fund today’s consumption has failed. The Keynesian god of monetary stimulus / financialization has failed. Every major central bank and state worships […]

Politics

Russian President Wraps Up Visit to Greece

Russian President Wraps Up Visit to Greece

By ALEX GORKA

Russian President Vladimir Putin has just wrapped up a working visit (May 27-28) to Greece in the context of the votive Greece-Russia Year 2016. Military guard was at the airport to greet the Russian leader in a welcoming ceremony – an unusual sign of special respect in view it was not an official, but a working visit. […]

Economy

Faith in Big Trade Deals Keeps Crumbling

Faith in Big Trade Deals Keeps Crumbling

By Murray Dobbin

Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of globalization? At the height of the battle over the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement in the 1980s, full page ads promised the deal would bring “more jobs, better jobs.” The ads were expensive, but easily afforded by Canada’s 160 largest public corporations, who paid for them as […]

Society

Lock Up the Men, Evict the Women and Children

Lock Up the Men, Evict the Women and Children

By Chris Hedges

Matthew Desmond’s book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” like Barbara Ehrenreich’s “Nickel and Dimed,” is a heartbreaking snapshot of the rapacious exploitation and misery we inflict on the most vulnerable, especially children. It is a picture of a world where industries have been created to fleece the poor, and destroy neighborhoods and […]

Environment

From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good

From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good

By Colin Todhunter

The following extract is from the 2011 lecture‘Healthy Soils, Healthy People’  by Professor John Ikerd. The lecture discussed the legacy of renowned agronomist William Albrecht, who died in 1974. “We have justified the demise of family farms, decay of rural communities, pollution of the rural environment, and degradation of soil health as being necessary to […]

Culture

Like Anywhere Else Around The World, Another 'Regime Change', i.e., The US-sponsored Coup Has Taken Place in Brazil

Like Anywhere Else Around The World, Another ‘Regime Change’, i.e., The US-sponsored Coup Has Taken Place in Brazil

By Paul Craig Roberts -

In Brazil the country’s largest newspaper has published a transcript of a secret recording leaked to the newspaper. The words recorded are the plot by the rich Brazilian elite, involving both the US-corrupted Brazilian military and Supreme Court, to remove the democratically elected president of Brazil under false charges in order to stop the investigations […]

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