One quote has reverberated through the USA's decades of decimations of the lands of others. Peter Arnett, in a piece published in July 1968, quoted an American officer saying of Bến Tre: "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it." He was referring to the decision to bomb the town, whatever the cost of civilian lives to rout the Vietcong.
Western media sources were quick to point the finger at "Russian-backed rebels" operating in Eastern Ukraine, operating a "Russian missile system" to down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 in July 2014. Even the name of Russia's President was invoked...all without a shred of evidence one year on. Here are some questions to be answered.
How many times have you heard those buzz words? If you're like me, it seems these days anyone and everyone that thinks they are a 'somebody' utters that platitude with increasing zeal. And those frequent utterances come from almost every endeavor: politics, sports, film, and academia; even Anonymous threatens its own 'calamitous global changes'.
Remember the odious ex-Georgian President, Michael Saakashvili, a convict, who is nowadays wanted in his own country for corruption, money laundering, cruelty, torture and killing his opponents? In May, 2015, with the help of his American friends, he was granted a cozy spot in Odessa, the pearl of Ukraine.
Though not explicitly stated, America's most powerful instrument of national power is Capitalism. The pistons that power Neoliberal American Capitalism are: Diplomacy, Information, Military, Economic, Financial, Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Human Capital/People
I was born on July 21 1958, precisely fifty-seven years ago, just after the most horrific war to end all wars was still ringing in the ears of Humankind, as Imperialist powers and colonies went through a profound transition, at a time when the bottom line of policymaking was provision of services at a time of equilibrium between East and West.
I have written numerous articles for Pravda.Ru describing how these two decisions destroyed the ability of working class Americans to exercise their once fundamental right to freedom of speech and unleashed a torrent of unbridled political corruption that is rapidly replacing democracy with corporate fascism.
The Flight MH 17 aircraft was precisely seventeen years old on the day of its fated flight directly over a known war zone on July 17 2014, involved in an incident which has become a study in Russophobic hysteria, manipulative propaganda and total disrespect for the victims and their families by anti-Russian agents provocateurs.
On July 11, 2015, the most popular candidate in the Republican Party among those running for President spoke in Phoenix, Arizona. His address was of particular import due to increasing numbers of ordinary Americans victimized at the hands of Illegal Invaders, most notably from Mexico
Sooner or later the people of the world will realize that We Are All Greeks - our collective destiny will be that of the Greek people, who days ago voted against austerity in a Referendum and now see another 85 billion Euro of social terrorism dumped upon them in the manic obsession to stay inside the Euro, which has torn the country's heart out.
Among the most complex issues of our time, certainly the environmental crisis occupies a high place in the ranking of global issues, with very worrying consequences for humanity. Becoming aware of things, knowing the reality of the facts is surely the first step in the decision-making process aimed at reversing adverse scenarios.
Why is it that whatever the West touches rots to the flesh within seconds? Why is it that the West always manages to choose the wrong side, the side of terrorism, dictators, Fascism, lobbies, forces which oppresses the people, holds them down and makes their lives misery? Welcome to Libya which the West destroyed in 2011, without any consequences.
Carter has absolutely nothing in common with the rank and file of the military (those at the tip-of-the spear) who he ostensibly is supposed to represent. He would never go out beyond-the-wire. "Ash" is a one percent guy, representing the one or so percent that moves and shakes the classes that make up society like the puppeteer does marionettes