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Noam Chomsky on WWIII - Russia - China

by Oui Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 06:49:57 AM EST

An evening with Noam Chomsky: Contours of Global Order

The topic up for discussion was the 'Contours of Global Order: Domination, Stability, Security in a Changing World'. As you can imagine this is a vast area. We began by looking back to 1939 during World War II when the United States had devised the `Grand Area' for post-war dominance. Chomsky talked about how the US wanted to gain unquestionable power and maintain fierce loyalty from their allies. He remarked that this was still true of today, saying `The US presidents may have changed name or "style" but their substance is still very much the same'.

He suggested America sympathized with Stalinist principles, their public support for democracy hiding the fact that they would not want certain countries to gain independence if it threatened America's international dominance. He gave the `disobedience' shown by Turkey as an example of this, saying that when they supported 95% of their population's opinion and refused to accompany Britain and America into the Iraq war, the US had advised them it would be best to show their loyalty to the west.

Chomsky discussed global warming, the reality of its seriousness and his dismay at the people denying its existence. He raised his concern over the efforts to destroy the public educational system and the results it would produce to keep us all ill informed, compliant and distracted from the problems surrounding us.

This lecture was not a light-hearted one. There were times when you could feel the audience squirm in their seats, as if Chomsky had lifted the veil and shown them the way the world really works. Despite all the worries and power struggles Chomsky discussed he also reminded us all that we have been through it all before and we were still here; that it is that time again when we need to fight but will emerge stronger for it.

Discerning the patterns of world order: Noam Chomsky and international theory after the Cold War | Review of International Studies - 2003 |

Transcript: Ezra Klein Interviews Noam Chomsky | NY Times - Apr 21, 2021 |

In my lifetime one of the most respected scholars on the United States and Global Power.

Noam Chomsky - UCL Rickman Godlee Lecture 2011

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Chomsky On Prevention World War III

Noam Chomsky on How To Prevent World War III | Current Affairs |

The eminent scholar on the worsening threat of nuclear warfare, how to end the war in Ukraine, the self-justifying myths propagated by imperial powers, why the Global South finds American moralizing laughable, and more.

Professor Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. He has written more than 100 books, including, most recently, Consequences of Capitalism: Manufacturing Discontent and Resistance, co-authored with Marv Waterstone, and, forthcoming, The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S. Power by Noam Chomsky with Vijay Prashad. He is currently the Laureate Professor at the University of Arizona and Professor Emeritus in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. Professor Chomsky recently came on the Current Affairs podcast to talk to editor in chief Nathan J. Robinson about the threat of nuclear war, how American culture often promotes indifference to the suffering of people in other countries, and the history of U.S. foreign policy that brought us to this point. This interview has been lightly edited for grammar and clarity. The full exchange can be listened to here.

Polish President Andrzej Duda visits Ukraine | JPost |

The Polish president has delivered a message of strong support for Ukraine during the first address in person by a foreign leader to the parliament in Kyiv since the Russian invasion began.

During his speech Andrzej Duda thanked Ukraine for defending Europe against what he called "Russian imperialism".

"The free world", he said, "has the face of Ukraine". Duda said recent calls for Kyiv to negotiate with President Putin, and even give into some of his demands, were disturbing. No decisions about your future will be made without you, he said.

Poland has been one of Ukraine's staunchest supporters, taking in millions of refugees fleeing the fighting and sending tanks and rocket launchers to the Ukrainian military.

On Dutch television tonight, ECB President Christine LaGarde called president Putin an old sick man and wants him dead.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:01:21 PM EST
Poland To Buy At Least 32 F-35s As US Buying Spree Continues | Defense News - Sept. 2019 |

Lockheed execs have said they expect to have 500 F-35s in Europe by 2030, part of a massive flow of the fifth-gen fighter to the continent. Poland will receive aircraft with Block 4 software, allowing each plane to carry six missiles internally, an upgrade from the original four.

The deal comes as Polish President Andrzej Duda has pushed to form a closer relationship with the US, particularly with President Trump. Duda is a fellow traveler when it comes to core issues like opposition to immigration, a distrust of the European Union, and calling into question large, multinational agreements and treaties

President Duda was given the star treatment in June when he visited the White House, where he agreed with President Trump to establish six small bases spread across Poland to house US troops, along with the announcement of about 1,000 more soldiers to roll through the country on a rotational basis. They'll join the 4,500 US troops already in Poland. 

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:02:53 PM EST
Ukraine-Russia Proxy War and the U.S. Election | Jul 26th, 2017 |

For decades a strong Ukrainian-American diaspora has been exploited by NGOs and U.S. government agencies (USAID) to intervene in the Ukraine. The Orange Revolution of 2004 has been well covered. Due to established corruption, all US supported candidates proved to be just as corrupt as their predecessors. Under the Obama administration the U.S. in collusion with the EU and NATO succeeded to overtrhow a democratically elected president.

The Ukraine Affair has been used by anti-Russian forces in right-wing conservative groups and political parties in the U.K. and the U.S. to force an economic separation with Russia. Ukraine to be used as a crowbar to push the EU and NATO to the border with the Kremlin and in the end to accomplish regime change in Russia. A "united" Europe has been split with Rumsfeld's New Europe of the Visegrád group of nations.

In 2016 both Ukraine and Russia were active to intervene in the U.S. presidential election. Conveniently the efforts by the Ukraine got no attention in the West.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:05:12 PM EST
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Mark Ames: Cheney Starts New Cold War Over Oil | by Nomad Sat Jun 3rd, 2006 |

    Tipped yesterday by Helen, I read a provocative and insightful piece on the oil politics in Russia and Central Asia by Mark Ames.

One of the oddest reactions to Vice President Cheney's now-infamous speech in Lithuania, the one which many Russians believe officially heralded the start of a new Cold War, came from the mainstream American media. What was so strange? They actually did their job.

Instead of simply parroting the Administration's latest pieties, they actually allowed themselves to smell a rat. And what a putrid, bloated, rotting-in-a-flooded-Manila-gutter rat odor it was! You'd have to have been literally brain dead not to have smelled it.

From the diaries ~ whataboutbob

Incredibly enough, a few members of the mainstream American press were shocked into action by Cheney's crackpipe hypocrisy. On May 9th, the normally anti-Putin New York Times published an editorial titled, "Cheney as Pot, Putin as Kettle," tepidly calling into question Cheney's bizarre meta-irony act: "spearing Russia while flirting with its even more undemocratic neighbors confuses the message, especially when done by a vice president identified with oil interests." Tepid, but at least a rare acknowledgement of Cheney's insane logic.

The hypocrisy was so bizarre and brazen that even bland newswire agency AP got in on the outting bandwagon, with a May 8th article, "Analysis: Cheney promotes democratic reform everywhere but oil-rich Kazakhstan." You'd almost think that the American media actually questions its leaders' motives!

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 08:08:40 PM EST
France sees no EU entry for Ukraine before '15 or 20 years' | NST |

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun May 22nd, 2022 at 09:28:54 PM EST

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