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.
World War III Against Russia & China: The Insouciant America Led By A Collection of CrazedStupid Neocon Fools Has No Future
The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by the hubris and arrogance of the West, by the demonization of Russia, by provocative military actions by the West, by American interference in the Russian province of Chechnya and in former Russian provinces of Ukraine and Georgia, and by the absence of any restraint from Western Europe on Washington’s ability to foment war. http://thesaker.is/how-russia-is-preparing-for-wwiii/ Like Steven Starr, Stephen Cohen, myself, and a small number of others, the Saker understands the reckless irresponsibility of convincing Russia that the United States intends to attack her.
AN ENTIRELY NEW PARADIGM POSSIBLE?
Eurasia: China and Russia Is Where It’s Happening In 1865 at the end of the US Civil War New York journalist Horace Greeley popularized the expression, “”Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” Today, some 150 years later, as the colossal economy of the United States of America sinks into obsolescence, outsourcing, income depression, and staggering real unemployment, with many countries of the European Union close to the same, the slogan should properly be changed. “Go East, young man,” and grow up with the booming economies of Eurasia, especially Russia and China. While NATO planes and warships increasingly saber rattle both Russian and Chinese territories, the two giants of Eurasia are forging relations closer than ever in their history. Energy alliances are at the heart of the process. Energy Synergies Since May, 2014, China and Russia have agreed to staggeringly large energy deals that make China less vulnerable to any NATO or Mideast supply blackmail, and Russia to any Ukraine or EU energy blackmail.
Call for Democratic Revolutions against US The Empire Regains Control of the Region?
Evo Morales Urges ‘Democratic Revolutions Against US Empire’ Bolivian president said socialist governments in South America must launch democratic revolutions to counter U.S. plans to regain control. Socialist governments in Latin America must relaunch “democratic revolutions” in order to combat the strategies in play by the United States to regain control of the region, Bolivian President Evo Morales said in an interview aired Monday night. “In some countries it should be like a wake-up call where [governments] must start permanent conferences to relaunch democratic and cultural revolutions for Latin America and the Caribbean [region],” Morales said from Cuba in an interview with Cubavisión.
The Fall of Unipower: Neocon Goes to War?
Dear Readers and Friends: The distinguished and knowledgeable international commentator William Engdahl, in a superb statement, has expressed the view I gave you that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech on September 28 at the 70th anniversary of the United Nations changed the balance of power in the world. Until Putin’s speech the world was intimidated by the Washington Bully. Resistance to Washington brought swift retribution. In the Middle East and Africa it brought economic sanctions and military invasions that destroyed entire countries. In France and other US vassal states it brought multi-billion dollar confiscations of bank net worth as the price of not following Washington’s policies toward other countries.
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- Colin Todhunter: From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good
- Abayomi Azikiwe: United States Imperialism and the Role of Israel and Saudi Arabia in the North Africa, Middle East Region
- Glenn Greenwald: New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is it Now Time for Media Outlets to Call this a “Coup”?
- Thierry Meyssan: Syria-The War Can Be Limited: Simply the Means for Washington to Cut the Silk Roads
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
- The ‘Unprecedented Steps’: The Russian Military EXPLORES KURIL CHAIN ISLAND As A POTENTIAL PACIFIC FLEET BASE
- 1 The Fall of Unipower: Neocon Goes to War?
- 2 Breaking: Hillary Clinton To Be Indicted On Federal Racketeering Charges [?]
- 3 AN ENTIRELY NEW PARADIGM POSSIBLE?
- 4 Call for Democratic Revolutions against US The Empire Regains Control of the Region?
- 5 TARGET Russia. Target China. Target Iran
- 6 Europe Revolts Against Russian Sanctions
- 7 The US Support for TERRORISM Laid Bare
- 8 The Operation Condor 2.0: A Blow Against Venezuela: Bolivarian Revolution Survive?
- 9 World War III Against Russia & China: The Insouciant America Led By A Collection of CrazedStupid Neocon Fools Has No Future
- 10 Drone for Obama – Anyone?