Sun Jun 12th, 2022 at 08:49:07 AM EST
A trail of blood and tears ... Manifest Destiny.
Could have been written today ... Jerome a Paris in August 2008 ...
The warmongers have lost yet another war
Neocons are people that see danger everywhere and seem to crave military solutions in all cases. They endlessly blather about how we need to stand firm against bullies or other threats (Russia being near the top of the list), and protect our brave allies on the front lines, and along with them, democracy, freedom and our honor.
They mock cowardly European who think appeasement (read - any diplomacy) might have a chance. They fuel conflicts and perpetually tout military options.
And yet, whenever given the opportunity to stand up to their words (and sent other people to fight, of course, they don't do that themselves), the results are surprisingly poor.
After the catastrophic invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the neocons have just lost a third war, in Georgia.
Front-paged by afew
Just as in Georgia, John McCain played a major role in Iraq invasion, visiting rebel jihadists in Northern Syria and in the weeks ahead of the violent overthrow of democracy on the Maidan in Kyiv in February 2014.
Gunboat diplomacy is pure aggression and bullying of a people. Propaganda polishes over the blemishes of violating the UN Charter.
Quite interesting to read the comments from August 2008 and the list of recommends and “likes”…
Jerome even got a friendly email:
First of all, taking Geo-Political or Foreign Policy advice from a Frenchman is akin to taking Social Humanism advice from Stalin. You people have always been: A. Cowards B. Out of your league.
The US won the Iraq War and will likely destroy the Taliban. We will have forward deployment bases, housing our advanced weaponry in Iraq and Afghanistan for centuries. If these are all proxy wars against Russia and it's crazy friends all over the world, I would call our moves (Bush's Moves) genius.
BTW, instead of saying "Neo Con" why not just, be a man, and say what you want to say, "Jew."
Kabuki theater ... just sickening these corrupt politicians run the state of affairs ... not for "We The People".
A corrupt Washington DC.
Started as a comment to a post by Cat.
Ukraine parliament approves foreigners as government ministers | EuroNews - Dec 2, 2014 |
The Ukrainian parliament voted in a new reformist Cabinet of Ministers using the same old tactics of dirty Ukrainian politics | Medium - Dec. 2, 2014 |
✓ The day of the vote, President Poroshenko signed a decree that granted 3 foreigners Ukrainian citizenship -- they became ministers the same day
To become a minister, you must have Ukrainian citizenship ... single day by decree ... easy come, easy go 😂
See Georgian president Saakashvili who was charged with corruption an lived in exile in the US got a job as governor of Odessa until he kept complaining to Poroshenko about endemic corruption 😟
Lost his Ukrainian citizenship before a turn of the head.
Georgia strips former-president Saakashvili of citizenship in wake of Ukrainian role | DW News |
Asylum seeker application ...
Saakashvili Applies for Family Reunification (EU) | Jan. 5, 2018 |
Related reading ...
In «Dire» 2014, Ukrainian Citizens, with few resources, defied Russia's might; here's what happened in Kharkiv | Lviv Now |
Former president Poroshenko was charged with treason by sitting president Zelensky ... until bailed out on instruction from Joe Biden. Who rules this "sovereign" nation?
The Nuland and Chris Steele angle on Ukraine and Russiagate.
The Story Behind Chris Steele - Ukraine and Nuland | Posted by Oui on Jan 6, 2018 |
Renowned British author continues his success with writing novels about Putin's KGB style of leadership and #Russiagate. Harding is a strong supporter of Chris Steele and the credibility of his dossier delivered to the FBI, intelligence communities, Democrats and in the end John McCain.
Steele wrote more than a hundred reports after 2014 about the war in Ukraine - about what Russia was doing, about its sort of covert movement of tanks and troops, about its sort of strategic objectives. And these were well-received by U.S. intelligence. They were sent up the chain. They were circulated within the State Department. And they were, I was told, read by John Kerry and Victoria Nuland, who was the assistant secretary of state in charge for Europe at the time in the George Bush (VP Cheney) and Obama (VP Biden) administration.
In other words, the sources who were right on Ukraine were behind the Trump dossier. And the FBI knows that. The U.S. intelligence community knows that.
Biden's Ukrainian Oligarchs and Corruption | Aug. 6, 2017 |
Trump's Revival of anti-EU Sentiment in Warsaw | July 6, 2017 |
And Biden convinced all of Europe to save the planet we need to antagonize Russia and form a global military alliance with risk of forever wars? Beyond crazy.
NATO Summit of Bucharest - A Declaration of War - Part 2 | March 4, 2017 |
Decay in American Leadership | Jan. 1, 2016 |
In one of his last interviews, the historian Tony Judt lamented his "catastrophic" Anglo-American generation, whose cossetted members included George W Bush and Tony Blair. Having grown up after the defining wars and hatreds of the west's 20th century, "in a world of no hard choices, neither economic nor political", these historically weightless elites believed that "no matter what choice they made, there would be no disastrous consequences".
A conflict between Avakov and Saakashvili took place at a meeting of the national reform council that was attended by President Petro Poroshenko. After a verbal exchange, Avakov threw a glass with water at Saakashvili. The two reportedly used foul language. Later, Poroshenko took sides with the Odessa region governor and asked the interior minister to "refrain from xenophobia."
Odessa region governor accuses Interior Minister of controlling paramilitary groupings
"On 7 November 2016 Saakashvili resigned as Governor while blaming President Poroshenko personally for enabling corruption in Odessa and in Ukraine overall. Four days later he announced his goal to create a new political party called Wave."
Clashes as Ukraine ultra-nationalists back rail blockade | AFP |
US senator calls 2017 year of 'kicking Russia in the ass' | DW News |
Definitely a non-aggression positioning by US politicians and NATO military command.
As an afterthought ….
Oh yes, Ukraine is ready now to be a partner in the EU, but above all a worthy NATO partner to confront Russia. Passed their tough exam.
Ukriane on the Road to Peace …
I was glad to end my visit with a walk on the Maidan.
I’m so touched to see life back in the streets of Kyiv.
They are slowly coming back to their busy pace.
This is a symbol of hope for this brave country.
Of course it’s not your task to witness the daily bloodshed and deaths of hundreds each day as the war endures. As a future member, one needs to shed blood for the price of freedom. Forever hate.