Sun Mar 6th, 2022 at 12:02:24 PM EST
A few days ago on Dutch television for newsnight in "Nieuwsuur" interview to explain the difference what is right and what is wrong in the Ukraine and Putin. Charming person ...
A former top US intelligence official said the administration #BarackObama should have done more to punish Russia for annexing Crimea in 2014.
A few years ago Nieuwsuur introduced Anne Applebaum as an independent expert on Russia and Putin. With a determined tread, Dutch were converted from the "socialist school" of media and judges to a new generation believing in less regulations, less labour rights and more freedom for business and corporations. A carpet was rolled out for rightwing warmongers and populists riding on a wave of xenophobia. The European Union and its founding Four Freedom in death throngs ... a steady deterioration of humanity and a social soul. After Brexit and the present Ukraine crisis, I see the demise of the EU-27 as an economic power steamrolled by a rightwing America.
Better times ...
Our European Identity | by Frank Schnittger Fri Dec 14th, 2007 |
A pivotal moment in history, making Russia a pariah state ...
Georgia: oil, neocons, cold war and our credibility | by Jerome a Paris Sun Aug 10th, 2008 |
Neocons sighted on the Thames | by Colman - Nov. 2005 |
Neo-McCarthyism and the US Media | The Nation - June 2015 | [cached article]
Large parts of eastern Ukraine lie in ruins, and relations between the United States and Russia have perhaps reached their most dangerous point since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962.
And yet a special report published last fall by the online magazine The Interpreter would have us believe that Russian "disinformation" ranks among the gravest threats to the West. The report, titled "The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture and Money," is a joint project of the Interpreter and the Institute for Modern Russia (IMR), a Manhattan-based think tank funded by the exiled Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Slouching Towards McCarthyism
One might expect that such neo-McCarthyism, reeking as it does of a barely concealed attempt to censor and intimidate, would have touched off protests, if not condemnation, in the establishment media. But the Interpreter has been given a rapturous reception on both sides of the Atlantic.
Among its most visible proponents has been the Legatum Institute. As Mark Ames recently reported in the online publication PandoDaily, Legatum is the brainchild of billionaire venture capitalist Christopher Chandler. Like Browder and Khodorkovsky, Chandler made his billions in post-Soviet Russia. According to Ames, he and his brother “reportedly were the single biggest foreign beneficiaries of one of the greatest privatization scams in history: Russia’s voucher program in the early 1990s.”
East-West Schism: Destruction Process Inside Europe | by Oui Sun Dec 29th, 2019 |
Back on the banks of the Potomac river, home of the birth of a nation and great statesman George Washington ...
Taking down Boris "Winston" Johnson with him ...
Well .. a quite similar photo-op in Northern Syria where John McCain posed with the headcutter murderous jihadists in the Syrian civil war supported by the US, UK, GCC and NATO allies.
The Azov Battalion: Extremists defending Mariupol | Mar 18, 2022 | plus video
Azov Battalion defending battle lines in Mariupol using civilians as human shields
See my earlier posts on the Azov Battalion and National Corps in Ukraine ...
Zelensky got great popular support to end the crisis in the Donbas, he never got the political backing in Verkhovna Rada, although his new party has the majority ...
MofA and my posts ...
“The neo-Nazis of the Azov Order shot at civilians trying to leave Mariupol" | Ta Nea News
Fog of war … too many of these messages and video’s have surfaced … war propaganda makes it impossible to verify.
The Needless War On Ukraine
The West-Virginia and the Carolina's ... home of Jesse and Richard Helms ... tried for decades to assassinate state leaders in the America's, even had a School of the America's for death squads and torture camps.
Those who opposed the "Empire" found their graves quite soon ...
Bishop Romero - six American missionaries - Dutch journalists and reporters in El Salvador.
Russia Analytical Report, Oct. 18-25, 2021 | Russia Matters @Belfer Center Harvard Univ. |
John Mearsheimer and his tenure at stake as professor at the University of Chicago ... a call to desist.
Covered his writing in a previous diary ... Battle for Babi Yar
There are many experts on history and the development of relations between the West and Russia. Mearsheimer is not alone as I have written. In my vision, during the Cold War and policy of coexistence with the Soviet Union, there were plenty of conflicts due to Soviet drift to expand and undermine nations around the globe to advance Communism. That empire failed and Russia tried to find its economic footing and quite slowly replaced its rusted naval fleet and modernize its armed forces.
There was even a bromance in 2005 for a full cooperation with NATO.
With the fall of Communism, a school of thought at universities and specific think tanks on peacemaking and keeping the peace became redundant ... many figured. Vastly short sighted and not wise. Many institutions transformed from such studies into warfare and aggression following suit of the Atlantic Council. The Hague ie renowned as the city of peace with Carnegie's Peace Palace, the OPCW headquarters, Institute of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Hague has been threatened by an invasion which has been legislated as an option by U.S. Congress ... the bunch of fools and morons. According to a recent video of a speech of John McCain at the Atlantic Council, appreciation in polls had dropped to 9% he said with a smile. When, after years of study, the ICC decided it would take the case of war crimes in the IP conflict, Dutch anti-terror intelligence uncovered an Israeli plan and threat to assassinate the Palestinian female representative to the ICC.
US Senator #LindseyGraham has stirred a controversy after he called for #Russian President #Putin's assassination to end the #Ukraine war
Believing his own fu**ing shit, his own years-long propaganda, toiling in a fallacy world of fake news ... leaders losing all sanity. Truly dangerous for America ... will run for President in 2024 😡
Trump: Lindsey Graham a 'disgrace,' 'nut job,' 'one of the dumbest human beings' | Politico - Feb. 2016 |
Donald Trump blasted former presidential candidate Lindsey Graham for criticizing his electability and temperament to be president.
"I think Lindsey Graham is a disgrace, and I think you have one of the worst representatives of any representative in the United States, and I don't think he should run," Trump said about the South Carolina senator at a campaign event in front of the lawmaker's home-state crowd. "I don't think he could run for dog catcher in this state and win again. I really don't. Other than that, I think he's wonderful."
Graham said the Republican front-runner would make a "terrible commander in chief" and said the Republican Party would get "slaughtered" with him as the nominee.
"He's one of the dumbest human beings I've ever seen," Trump said.
Graham suspended his campaign in December but struggled to gain any traction in the crowded GOP field in early-state and national polls.
"He ends up at zero [percent]. Zero," Trump said. "Here's a guy running for the presidency -- he's at zero. He leaves in disgrace, in my opinion."
Brief evaluation of the State of America six years later ...
Jan 6th Investigation
From Exception to Normalcy
The United States and the War on Terrorism
The war on terrorism waged by the United States is in its 17th year. To a large extent, it has defined three very different presidencies and no end is in sight. In the time since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the initial shock has gradually given way to a new normalcy. The time seems right to assess the US's approach to combating terrorism - an assessment this study attempts to provide.
A key finding of this report is that the global war on terror is not only continuing, but that it is also becoming increasingly difficult to end. What began as a secret war is now firmly established US policy, both legally and institutionally.
In the early years of the global war on terror, US methods were strongly criticized by Europe's governments. This criticism has now largely ceased. Detention without a trial, targeted killings, mass surveillance - all of this is at least tolerated, and in some cases even supported.
This development is problematic in several respects. Its consequences include the systematic erosion of human and civil rights; the concentration of decision-making power in the hands of the executive at the expense of the separation of powers principle; and the expansion of the national security state. Since victory is unlikely, the question of whether to continue supporting the United States on its present course is all the more urgent.
Report on cooperation EU states with US rendition, torture and black prisons
European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case | July 24, 2014 |
US officials will not show up at the United Nations Court of Justice in The Hague ... the highest ruling Court has shut the book closed ...
The Supreme Court hands the CIA a victory in a horrid case about torture
There's no reasonable doubt that Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn, a Palestinian man who is often referred to as "Abu Zubaydah," was held by the Central Intelligence Agency at a black site in Poland. Nor is there reasonable doubt that he was tortured at this black site.
Nevertheless, the Supreme Court held on Thursday, in United States v. Husayn a.k.a. Zubaydah, that these widely reported facts are "state secrets," and that the US government may refuse to confirm or deny them.
The upshot of the Zubaydah decision is that the Court prioritized somewhat vague concerns about national security -- that foreign governments might lose faith in the United States if the US government reveals "secret" programs that aren't really secret -- over getting to the bottom of a gross human rights violation.
I'm kinda ahead of that dumb argument ... many moons ago!
New Fascist Pariah States America and Israel Lashing Out
Related reading ...
Der Spiegel: Total capitalism is America's true ruler, and it has the power to destroy the country! | by Democrats Ramshield Thu Nov 15th, 2012 |