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by Oui Tue Aug 8th, 2023 at 10:19:53 AM EST

Replacing the United Nations and International Law and Treaties ..

Prospects still appearing to be positive in U.S. - Russia relations ... after the poor year of 2008 Colour revolutions and Georgia War ...

Meeting with Vice President of the United States of America Joseph Biden - Video

Dmitry Medvedev and Joseph Biden discussed prospects for the development of Russian-US relations, Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation, and issues pertaining to European anti-missile defence.

The period of US-UK-NATO policy of regime change after the Arab Uprising still just ahead. In Libya protecting civilian lives in rebel region of Sirte turned into illegal policy of regime change and assassination of dictator president Gaddafi. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin clashed with Medvedev for falling for trap set by the U.S. at the UN Security Council.

Security Council Approves 'No-Fly Zone' over Libya, Authorizing 'All Necessary Measures' to Protect Civilians, by Vote of 10 in Favour with 5 Abstentions

In 2013-14 the U.S. and European allies took intervention into Ukraine a step too far ... crossed Russia's red line on existential threat and its national security.

VP Biden, Ambassador Pyatt and Eastern Europe advisor Vicky Nuland treated by their own medicine ...


The choice before us: International law or a `rules-based international order (RBO)'? | Cambridge - Feb. 2023 |

On 12 October 2022 the US President published a National Security Strategy which makes repeated reference to the RBO as the 'foundation of global peace and prosperity,' with only passing reference to international law.

Passing the baton from a white supremacist leader Donald Trump of MAGA governing to president Joe Biden raising the level to ULTRA MAGA enforcing Pax Americana on the world. A dooming failure that will engulf the world in violence, division and war.

Confrontation and foreign policy with absolute failure costing hundreds of thousands of innocent lives in Iraq, Libya and Syria. Starting with C-span video from 1998.

Video Clip: 1998 - Biden chastises UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter

In 1998, the former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee following Ritter's resignation after years of frustration in Iraq. In Biden's time after his opening statement, Biden chastised Ritter that the decision to go to war was above his "pay grade." While open to the idea of removing Saddam, Biden said the President and Cabinet Secretaries and people in "limos" get to make that decision, not a Weapons Inspector.

Continues as VP running foreign policy under President Barack Obama.

Gaddafi - Assad - Putin

The goal of a Rules Based Order (RBO)

What Biden should say in Poland: No Russia reset while Putin is in power | Atlantic Council - February 17, 2023 |

A steady progress adding vitriol to rhetoric to humiliate and degenerate you "enemy" and perception to the masses.

Why Biden's "off-script" remarks about Putin are so dangerous | BBC News - Arch 27, 2022 |

Earlier in the day, the US president had called Mr Putin a "butcher". Last week, he seemed to get ahead of his own administration's diplomatic process by accusing the Russian leader of war crimes. In both cases, Mr Biden's remarks prompted condemnations and warnings from Moscow that US-Russia diplomatic relations were being frayed to the point of breaking.

There's a line between condemning a nation's leader - the sometimes overheated rhetoric of diplomacy - and calling for his removal. It was a line both the Americans and the Soviets respected even at the height of the Cold War. And it is a line that Mr Biden had apparently crossed.

"Regime change" is something powerful countries are accused of imposing on weaker ones - not what one nuclear-armed nation demands of another.
By Sunday, even some US allies were attempting to distance themselves from Mr Biden's remarks.

French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the US president was putting ceasefire negotiations between Russia and Ukraine in jeopardy.

"We want to stop the war that Russia has launched in Ukraine without escalation," he said. "If this is what we want to do, we should not escalate things - neither with words or actions."

With US strategic policy in place, under Joe Biden there is no room for dialogue or diplomacy.

Senator Lindsey Graham calls for assassination of Putin

Still available on Twitter or today's X

Lindsey Graham doubles down on call for Vladimir Putin's assassination: "I just want him to go" | CBS News |

America policy of confrontation, using its advantage of military power ...

Experts React: Biden Administration's National Security Strategy | Stimson Center |

Scholars provide their expert views on how the National Security Strategy handles top issues in U.S. foreign policy

The Biden administration published its National Security Strategy (NSS), a legislatively mandated document that explains the security priorities of the administration to both Congress and the American public. It is a wide-ranging document, covering many areas of U.S. foreign and domestic policy at the highest levels. Stimson Center experts provided their reactions to the document and how it addresses issues in their research areas:

NSS Conflicts with Administration's Original Pledge for Foreign Policy for the Middle Class

The Biden administration came into office pledging to pursue a foreign policy for the middle class. The just-released NSS effectively turns this proposition on its head: with but a single, glancing reference to the middle class, it calls for a stronger America at home as a means to an end, rather than an end worthy of pursuing on its merits. Put differently, the Biden NSS seems to want a middle class for its ambitious foreign policy.

And, let's be clear, this is a very ambitious document. It aims to "proactively shape the international order" asserting that the United States can only be prosperous and secure when the rest of the world is moving in that same direction - a debatable proposition, at best. Other countries manage to enjoy relative peace and prosperity without aspiring to change the entire planet.

A country with the advantages celebrated in the document - a dynamic economy, resilient and creative people, and a dominant military - could reasonably adopt a foreign policy that preserved those advantages by focusing laser-like on vital national interests. Such a strategy would carefully husband resources in order to ensure the United States' long-term political and economic health. Instead, though the Biden NSS adopts an outwardly confident tone, the subtext reads like it was written for a country that was riven with self-doubt, and fearful of falling behind.

In one respect, however, such doubts are warranted. Severe polarization and bitter partisanship (what the NSS euphemistically calls "passionate political intensities and ferment") demands our urgent attention - and practical solutions. And yet the NSS curiously waves the problem away, warning that we must not use our domestic dysfunction "as an excuse to retreat from the wider world."

There is little danger of that. The same U.S. political system which seems capable of producing mostly vitriol does manage every year to pass a gargantuan (and ever-growing) military budget. And yet the NSS implies that far more spending will be necessary. This additional spending will ensure the United States' continued military entanglement in nearly every part of the world, while at the same time discouraging U.S. allies and partners from doing more to defend themselves and their interests.  
In short, the failure to set clear priorities, and bring the administration's goals in line with available resources, is likely to haunt Biden's NSS - as it has those of his predecessors.

Strategy Encourages Multilateral Approach to Advance U.S. National Interests

The President's 2022 National Security Strategy lays out a cogent and timely case for the United States to cooperate with a range of other nations to advance U.S. national interests. A key component of that cooperation is through multilateral frameworks and institutions. The new strategy also outlines the competition U.S. policy faces, singling out autocracies, namely China, Russia and others, as presenting an alternative.  It links competition and cooperation by noting that "a more competitive world affects cooperation and how the need for cooperation affects competition." This was most vividly on display October 12 when the new strategy was released almost simultaneously with a 143-5-35 vote in the UN General Assembly condemning Russia's war against Ukraine.

It is an ambitious, aspirational, strategy that retains a uniquely American worldview of taking on the responsibility as a leader in confronting a wide range of international challenges. It relies on cooperation to achieve many of those objectives, not explicitly because it is seeking to shift or share the burden, but in recognition of the fact that relative U.S. power and influence has declined, and Washington cannot achieve most of its objectives without friends and institutions. 

The strategy envisions multilateral cooperation that is bespoke to the issues, partners and required capabilities. It turns to multilateral institutions to advance progress in domains as diverse as arms control, food supply and global health.  As the UNGA vote made clear, the strategy also looks to the global institutions as forums to call out bad behavior and demonstrate how isolated some countries, such as Russia, have become on the world stage. At multiple points the strategy seeks to strengthen, update and modernize multilateral institutions, highlighting their contemporary role setting normative frameworks in technology, cyberspace, trade, and economics. While there are few surprises in this policy blueprint, it organizes and orders the Biden Administration's approach and sends an important signal to allies, partners, and rivals.

At multiple points the strategy seeks to strengthen, update and modernize multilateral institutions ...

Not so, only where the US can command and take control institutions like we have seen with the development of NATO, changing in purpose to function as a U.S. proxy. Other global institutions like World Bank, IMF, Big Tech, Wall Street, oligarchs ... using wealth and technology to conquer and subdue.

Without being a member, the US managed to steer the ICC by directing funds on specific prosecutions amid the threat off military intervention having adopted the The Hague Invasion Act. Shame on you Karim Khan.

Immediate future for US and Quad alliance policy of defending interests or confronting China in the Indo-Pacific

 

Can China Catch Up With U.S. Nuclear Submarine Tech? | WSJ U.S. vs. China

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Europe Cancels Joint Moon Missions with Russia, Russia will move forward with lunar exploration without its European partners | Scientific American - Apr. 25, 2022 |

Europe's decision to cut ties with Russia on the Luna program follows on the heels of ESA suspending the ExoMars mission, a collaboration with Russia that had been scheduled for launch this September. ExoMars would have paired an ESA-built Mars rover with a Russian-supplied lander for a mission on the Red Planet. (That landing module is still in Europe. Dmitry Rogozin, general director of Russia's space program Roscosmos, recently asserted that it "must be returned.")

The upcoming Luna-25 mission will test soft-landing technology to gently touch down on the moon's surface. To that end, ESA was to provide Pilot-D, a navigation camera. The lander is also intended to gauge natural resources, including water, at the moon's south pole and investigate the effects of cosmic rays and electromagnetic radiation on the lunar surface. Luna-25 was originally targeted for takeoff last year, in October 2021, but its send-off has been repeatedly delayed. The current goal date is August 2022, according to Alexander Mitkin, deputy general designer of electrical systems at the Russian aerospace company that built and tested the probe, NPO Lavochkin. Further tests could put off its launch until later in the year, however.

"We will resume the lunar program," said Russian President Vladimir Putin during an April 12 visit to the country's Vostochny Cosmodrome. "We are ordered by the desire of our ancestors to move forward. Despite any difficulties and any attempts to prevent us in this movement from the outside, we will definitely consistently and persistently implement all the plans."



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 8th, 2023 at 11:48:28 AM EST

Airbus OneWeb Satellites

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 8th, 2023 at 11:58:48 AM EST
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Aug. 7: A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch the Glonass-K2 no.13L navigation satellites from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The launch is scheduled for 10:10 a.m. EDT (14:10 GMT).



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 8th, 2023 at 12:21:36 PM EST

Close Calls with Nuclear Weapons

Overpowering conventional military force at the Russian border will more likely trigger an all-out nuclear war by any start of a hot conflict in Europe. As in the era of the real Cold War, Europe's northern plains would be sacrificed by a military conflict between the U.S. and the Red Menace.

A must read ...

George Kennan's "Long Telegram" | Moscow USSR - Feb. 22, 1946 | or WikiSource

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 07:23:59 AM EST
Murdoch's Rag Newspaper ...

Repackaging Old News? Or not ...

Saudi Arabia agrees on 'broad contours' of deal with U.S. to recognize Israel - WSJ report | i24 news |

Riyadh is seeking concessions from Israel that would help promote the creation of a Palestinian state, the report cites U.S. officials as saying

Shortly after the report surfaced, the Pentagon said the U.S. reaffirmed its commitment to a strong defense partnership with Saudi Arabia during a phone call between top Saudi and U.S. defense officials.

Negotiators are now reportedly discussing Riyadh's requests that the U.S. help them develop a civilian nuclear program and offer ironclad security guarantees. Saudi Arabia - which recently restored ties with Israel's arch-rival Iran - is also seeking significant concessions from Israel that would help promote the creation of a Palestinian state.

In return, the U.S. is pressing the kingdom to distance itself economically and militarily from China, WSJ noted.

  • Russia infiltrating in sub-Saharan Africa ...
  • BRICS Union a global threat to U.S. dollar in long term
  • Xi Jinping peace initiatives in Persian Guif region ... but not in Black Sea

Great opportunity for the Saudi Kingdom to stay in the financial strong capitalistic West 💵 💷 💰

Building a new port city Neom on the Red Sea ... need one trillion U.S. dollars. It is Prince Salman most significant and prestigious part of Vision 2030.

Another deal with Saudis, UAE and Qatar to finance Al Qaeda terror in North Africa to fight the Wagner mercenaries? History of Afghanistan-Libya-Syria. A second front as the Ukraine front is dying off ... subsiding into a multi-year stalemate.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 04:56:44 PM EST
Does the KSA need USD to build NOEM?
Ask yourself, "SELF, what commodities, materials and labor, must KSA import from US America?"
by Cat on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 05:05:27 PM EST
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Would snake the Jake convey threats of economic sanctions  ... choice between the good guys or the bad guys ... China has a one hundred year planning ... Salman is bound by the year 2030 to achieve his goal ... Western educated of Saudi Royalty..

Wealth is invested in the West ... Wall Street, London, Paris and Frankfurt. The EU is not a safe bet anymore ...

For Neom importance of finances, sponsoring, participation and tourism. Many hurdles either way. Betting on double security?

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 05:39:02 PM EST
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Yes, he would. That creature is an unscrupulous functionary of the US federal government, a bastion of European capitalist psychopathology up to its eyeballs in WEAPONS, and possibly a WASP to judge by his career trajectory, from Ivy quads to Clinton campaign "operative" then US national security advisor. Which is to say, obviously, he's not capable of independent thought or action; he was bred to serve the "wealth of nations" that he inherited.

"Wealth" is credit—unrealized income. Families are always rising or falling in America.

So much for choice between the good guys or the bad guys.

So much for investment in the West: For evidently find the West is incapable of realizing productive capital "hosted" by "resource-rich" preliterate people currency

China has a one hundred year planning ...
Which is, this week, a long march toward humiliation or total world domination?

Salman is bound by the year 2030 to achieve his goal
Is he? ibn told, Salman is a homicidal autocrat. His noble family, friends, and  some 35.94M of brutally oppressed subjects fear him. What kind of autocrat swimming in "black gold," royal assassins, and obsolete weapons exchanged for USD 3B is bound by time that even the nine heads of the world's democracies, INCLUDING philosophers, dismiss?

For Neom importance of finances, sponsoring, participation and tourism. Many hurdles either way. Betting on double security?

I understand your profound contempt for the house of Saud, in general, and MbS in particular. That is not to say, I agree to exaggerate the significance of this one demonstration project or trivialize the labor applied to realize technical requirements. I confidently can say, I've insufficient information to form an opinion whether or not the project will be fit for purpose, when the GHG apocalypse arrives, or how long ACWA Power creditors are willing to wait for their rewards. 2050? 2060?

Minimum investment in hydrogen fuel production, feasible market, "excess capacity," and return apparently have been leaped. Which is more than anyone can infer from this European Hydrogen Bank "security" business.

The pilot auction was announced last month on the back of a suite of EC policy interventions that include a new EU Green Deal Industrial Plan and Net-Zero Industry Act along with revisions to the EU's emission trading system (ETS) and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
Also, I do know that US Treasury bonds are not the only pyraminds on the planet. Won't it be funny, when the NDB reveals that EHB MidCat "partners" pumped euro into the dread kingdom's trunk of "reserve" currencies?
by Cat on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 09:19:12 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 06:49:08 PM EST
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Post 9/11 Sharon and Netanyahu declared Palestinians are terrorists and provoked endless air strikes on Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. A very complex situatie to declare instant peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia ... Mission Improbable. The White House must be hard pressed for any foreign policy succes ahead of an election year ... pacifying the Jewish diaspora? Can't beat Trump who has gained hero of Israel status by his rightwing backers of AIPAC ... any proposal by Biden will be torn-up after November 2024.  

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 06:49:56 PM EST
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Lapid meets UAE foreign minister in Italy, amid hiatus in high-level visits | TOI - Aug. 8, 2023 |

No senior Emirati officials have been in Israel since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government came to power in late December.

Lapid, along with his wife, is in Italy for vacation this week on a flight paid for by his Yesh Atid party.

According to the Kan public broadcaster, Knesset sources say the funded trip was not approved by the ethics committee. Lapid's office said he received all the necessary approvals. [meeting with the enemy?]

Netanyahu was due to visit the UAE shortly after returning to office as his first state visit, but the trip was canceled after National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir's visit to the Temple Mount holy site in Jerusalem, which Abu Dhabi denounced as a "storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard."

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Bin Zayed visited Jerusalem in September, marking two years since the signing of the Abraham Accords, the US-brokered agreement that normalized ties between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain. Morocco followed suit and normalized relations with Israel soon after.

The Emirati foreign minister was also in Israel in March 2022 for the Negev Summit along with Bahraini, Moroccan, Egyptian and US counterparts, where they agreed to form a regional forum to discuss regional issues. Lapid initiated that forum, which has yet to reconvene.

Return of Netanyahu Defines End of Democracy | by Oui on Oct 30th, 2022 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 07:43:53 PM EST
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Keeping Israeli cabinet minister at a arm's length ... conflicts with re-election ambition in rightwing America.

US pushes back on White House invite claim as PM seen trying to raise visit's profile | TOI - Aug. 8, 2023 |

The Biden administration on Wednesday doubled down on its pushback against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's persistent claim that US President Joe Biden has invited him to the White House, an apparent effort to raise the meeting's profile.

"We still anticipate that the president will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu sometime in the latter part of this year in the fall, and [that] it'll be somewhere in the United States," White House National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said in response to a question on the matter during a phone briefing with reporters.

The answer further pointed to a possible meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's high-level week in September, which both Netanyahu and Biden plan to attend. However, such a meeting would be one of many the US president will hold that week and ostensibly be lower profile than the Oval Office photo-op that the Israeli premier likely envisions as he seeks to boost his diplomatic bona fides that have taken a hit due to his far-right coalition partners.

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After the leaders spoke on July 17, Netanyahu's office issued a readout saying that Biden had invited him to meet in the US. The White House readout made no mention of an invitation and a source familiar with the issue, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Netanyahu was the one who raised the idea of a meeting on the call and that Biden merely responded that he'd be willing to do so but that no further details were discussed.

Two US newspapers of quite some repute showing pro-Israel bias ... publication date July 17

  • Biden Invites Netanyahu to United States, Easing Tensions | The New York Times |
  • Biden invites Netanyahu to meet in U.S. amid rift over judicial changes | Washington Post |


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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 08:04:45 PM EST
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indicates the admin is composing a NEW name for TRUMP-tainted Abraham Accords. Because name recognition and borrored interst is tricky business, the admin is uncertain if the poll smoke accurately describes registered (R) voter allegiance to TRUMP or Israel's covenant wit gott.
by Cat on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 09:58:31 PM EST
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Saudis said wary of full normalization with Israel, or a deal with current government | TOI - today 18.44 |

WSJ reports that US, Riyadh have agreed on broad terms, hope to finalize details in 9-12 months, though odds low due to joint demand that Israel make major gestures to Palestinians

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly told aides that he is not ready to fully normalize ties with Israel and is not eager to reach an agreement with the current hardline government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While U.S. officials have stressed that their approach to an Israel-Saudi deal is not all or nothing and that they also back interim steps that bring the sides closer to full normalization, the stance attributed to the crown prince in a Wall Street Journal report on Wednesday appeared to be the first time a Saudi official was suggesting that such intermediate moves might be as far as Riyadh is willing to go, and that it's not ready for an accord akin to the one Israel signed with the United Arab Emirates in 2020.

And while US officials have privately acknowledged that opponents of Palestinian sovereignty -- who make up a clear majority in Netanyahu's government -- will complicate efforts to secure a normalization deal, since it will require significant moves to revive the two-state solution, the report was also the first time discomfort with the idea of making any sort of deal with the current coalition was expressed by Riyadh as well.



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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 9th, 2023 at 08:13:50 PM EST
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Vice blocked an article criticising Saudi Arabia. This is why we published it instead | The Guardian |

If you want proof Saudi Arabia is trying to improve its reputation, visit the website of the Saudi Tourism Authority. There you will find the Q&A section has recently been updated to state that LGBTQ visitors to the country are welcome. This from a country that executed five men for same-sex relationships just four years ago. The hubris is astonishing. And yet to directly challenge those contradictions isn't easy, something John Lubbock, Daisy Steinhardt and Max Colbert recently learned.

As reported by the Guardian on Tuesday, the journalists had co-written an article for Vice World News, which looked at how LGBTQ Saudis face threats from their families and state authorities. It was commissioned after Vice signed a partnership deal with the MBC Group, a media company controlled by the Saudi government. The article's publication was first delayed and eventually spiked. The reason given? To protect staff at Vice's offices in Riyadh.

At Index on Censorship we followed the Vice story with dismay. It's not that we don't often hear of stories being spiked. We do, routinely. It's just that they usually happen elsewhere, to writers in countries with authoritarian governments such as China and Russia, or, if in the UK, to articles concerning vastly rich individuals, ones who are known to be litigious and take advantage of England's claimant-friendly legal system. We contacted the journalists and offered them a place for their article to be published.

Vice is not the first media outlet to develop relations with the petrol-state. The Independent and Evening Standard have been explicitly accused by the British government of being part-owned by the Saudi Arabian state, which they both deny. The majority owner of the news organisations, Evgeny Lebedev, sold a 30% stake in both in 2017 and 2018 to offshore companies fronted by a Saudi businessman, Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel.

Vice blocked news stories that could offend Saudi Arabia, insiders say

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 19th, 2023 at 08:10:21 AM EST
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NSAarchive | CHILE'S COUP at 50, 8 Aug
FOIA disclosure: Kissinger Briefed Nixon on Failed 1970 CIA Plot to Block Allende Presidency
As the commander in chief of the Chilean army, Gen. René Schneider, lay dying in a hospital after being shot in a CIA-backed coup plot in October 1970, President Nixon placed a phone call to his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, to ask "What is happening in Chile?" according to a transcript of their conversation posted today by the National Security Archive. Kissinger told the President that the CIA-backed plot to block Socialist president-elect Salvador Allende from being inaugurated—an operation ordered by Nixon five weeks earlier—had not succeeded. The Chilean military turned out to be "a pretty incompetent bunch," according to Kissinger, having failed to seize power after the removal of Gen. Schneider, Chile's top pro-constitution officer.

"There's been a turn for the worse," Kissinger explained, referring to the Schneider assassination, "but it hasn't triggered anything else. The next move should have been a government takeover, but that hasn't happened."

"The [congressional] election is tomorrow and the inauguration is [November] third," Kissinger informed Nixon. "What they could have done is prevent the Congress from meeting. But that hasn't been done. It's close, but it's probably too late."

Obtained by the National Security Archive through legal and FOIA efforts, the Kissinger-Nixon "telcon" was published for the first time last week in Pinochet Desclasificado: Los Archivos Secretos de Estados Unidos Sobre Chile, a revised, 50th-anniversary, Chilean edition of Archive analyst Peter Kornbluh's book, The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability. The updated edition was published as the first of a special series by Un Día en La Vida, a new publishing agency founded by Andrea Insunza and Javier Ortega through one of Chile's leading publishers, Catalonia Books. As part of the 50th-anniversary commemorations in September, a leading Chilean television channel, Chilevision, plans to broadcast a four-part documentary based on the book and Kornbluh's efforts to unearth secret documents relating to the U.S. role in the coup and support for the Pinochet dictatorship that followed.
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by Cat on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 01:46:43 AM EST
Who said military intervention in a coup d'état can't change the course of history ... functions quite well across the globe ... 1953 in Persia ... even willing to assassinate an ally during the initial stage of the Vietnam War Ngo Ding Diem and his brother Ngo Ding Nhu on 2 November 1963.

Cold War and Coups d'état in Latin America (70 years after the coup d'état in Bolivia 1952)

At the same time, between 1940 and 1954 Latin America went through a wave of democratic reforms. This pattern, as warned by Leslie Bethell and Ian Roxborough[1] was characterized by the development of a certain democratization, a shift towards social politcies that had been related to leftist reforms and the development of a working class militancy.

Therefore after 1947, this short democratic period collpased. The communist parties were outlawed and reprimanded in the majority of Latin American countries; the "reformist" parties moved over to the right wing; progress in social and democratic policies were contained and, in some cases, thrown backwards; the working class and its more militant unions were persecuted. In Brazil, the government of Eurico Gaspar Dutra introduced new decree-laws in order to control the workers in March of 1946. In Chile, the October 1947 transport workers' strike broke out with several deaths and with the capital under a state of siege. Other legislations to control or repress workers were passed in Cuba (the first one under Grau´s goverment in 1947 and then under Carlos Prío Socarrás in 1948 after the elections), in Costa Rica (in 1948 after the civil war) and in Mexico (the charrazo in October 1948). In this new context, the communist parties were purged, persecuted, repressed and declared illegal, as for instance in Brazil in May 1947, in Chile in April 1948, in Costa Rica in 1948, and once more, in Brazil in January 1948 communist deputies were removed from congress. Coups d'état became the norm: in Peru, Bustamante suffered a coup d'état in October 1948; in Venezuela, the democratic triennium ended on November 24, 1948 and the dictatorship of Marco Pérez Jiménez began and would last for 10 years; in Colombia, Laureano Gómez was overthrown in June 1953; in Guatemala, Jacobo Árbenz was overthrown in June 1954. By the end of 1954 there were an estimate of 11 dictatorships in Latin America (including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Paraguay) which could reach 13 if Ecuador and Argentina are included.

Each continent has its own history, especially Africa and Asia after the colonial period and struggle for independence. Has seldom come with sovereignty ... see the EU after the 2021 Biden Blitzkrieg across Europe ... a proxy for the powerful US ... being an economic competitor comes with pain. Divide and Conquer.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 06:55:35 AM EST
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Making mischief abroad US and ITT corporations secret efforts to block the 1970 election of socialist president Allende in Chile | special senate sub-committee |

President Richard Nixon to CIA Director Richard Helms: 'Extreme Option: Overthrow Allende'

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2020 - On September 15, 1970, during a twenty-minute meeting in the Oval Office between 3:25 pm and 3:45 pm, President Richard Nixon ordered the CIA to foment a military coup in Chile. According to handwritten notes taken by CIA Director Richard Helms, Nixon issued explicit instructions to prevent the newly elected president of Chile, Salvador Allende, from being inaugurated in November--or to create conditions to overthrow him if he did assume the presidency. "1 in 10 chance, perhaps, but save Chile." "Not concerned [about] risks involved," Helms jotted in his notes as the President demanded regime change in the South American nation that had become the first in the world to freely elect a Socialist candidate. "Full time job--best men we have." "Make the economy scream."

Fifty years after it was written, Helm's cryptic memorandum of conversation with Nixon remains the only known record of a U.S. president ordering the covert overthrow of a democratically elected leader abroad. Since the document was first declassified in 1975 as part of a major Senate investigation into CIA covert operations in Chile and elsewhere, Helms's notes have become the iconic representation of U.S. intervention in Chile--and an enduring symbol of Washington's hegemonic arrogance toward smaller nations.

The role of ITT is now covered by global leading Big Tech from the Blue state of California and the Ivy League Universities for research in the Blue East.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 06:00:13 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 06:00:44 PM EST
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"Final Speech," Salvador Allende (1973)

The Chilean right wing and the Nixon administration immediately began a campaign to topple the Allende government. U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger initiated an "invisible blockade" that helped wreak havoc on the Chilean economy. Internal opposition to the socialist measures of the Allende government coalesced under the leadership of the military, and on September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet carried out a coup d'état. From the presidential palace, which was being bombarded by the Chilean air force, Allende made a last statement to the country before committing suicide, presumably to avoid the humiliation of being arrested by the military. In the aftermath of the coup d'état, thousands of Chileans were arrested and killed by the armed forces.

Allende's Last Words: The First 9/11 - 11 September 1973

In long gone era's in The Netherlands, as FM we had Max van der Stoel ... a giant.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 11th, 2023 at 06:01:19 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 12th, 2023 at 08:25:44 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 09:57:58 AM EST
Albright was the US representative to the UN and secretary of state under President Bill Clinton, dies at 84

Albright's experience as a refugee prompted her to push for the US to be a superpower that used that clout.

She wanted a "muscular internationalism", said James O'Brien, a senior adviser to Albright during the Bosnian war.

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A staunch supporter of the idea of American exceptionalism, which critics say is the premise that fuels Washington's global hegemony, Albright famously said in 1998: "We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future."

After a UN-commissioned study found that more than 500,000 Iraqi children had died in Iraq as a result of US-led sanctions after the first Gulf war, Albright defended the policy in an interview in 1996.

    "I think this is a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it."

Biden use of cluster munition a very hard choice ... offender of International law and defined as a war crime.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 09:58:52 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 10:00:13 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 10:01:33 AM EST
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Syrian military intervention by U.S.-UK, NATO, Türkiye and Salafist Arab States.

Israel, IDF, Gen. Ariel Sharon and the Sabra and Shatila massacre

Laying the roots of a next genocide, not as victim but now as perpetrators...

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 10:39:41 AM EST
Jordan, accepts refugees with exception of Palestinians 😡

Jordan too facilitated US and UK army training camps for jihadists to fight against Assad. Later U.S. Army facility Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo too became a center to train jihadists for proxy wars.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Aug 18th, 2023 at 10:40:44 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Aug 23rd, 2023 at 06:43:43 PM EST


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