Strategic Culture

2020 Sep 15 - 2:30am
Jacob G. HORNBERGER With today being another anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s important to recall why it was that that deadly event came about. No, the terrorists didn’t attack us because they hated our “freedom and values,” as U.S. officials and American interventionists claimed after the attacks. Instead, the attacks occurred in retaliation for what the U.S. national-security establishment, specifically the Pentagon and the CIA, had been...
Tags: junktag (ignore), 9/11, CIA, Pentagon, Terrorism, United States
2020 Sep 15 - 2:00am
It is the belief held by top officials within the U.S. military industrial complex that their ideology of appropriate morality is to prevail and that one must use these mind-over-matter techniques to achieve the ultimate goal, “the power to manipulate reality”, that global dominance can be achieved without wiping out the world. “MindWar must be strategic in emphasis, with tactical applications playing a reinforcing, supplementary role. In its...
Tags: Security, War and Conflict, Military Industrial Complex, Pentagon, Special Forces, United States
2020 Sep 15 - 1:30am
A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. In reading countless articles from the Atlantic Council press outlets (NYT, WaPo, VICE News, et al), we take for granted that modern Russia is a right-wing regime controlled by an authoritarian personality bent on total domination. As a result, the debate then gets framed on why or whether its right for leftists to attack it as such, since this is used to further justify collective punishment (...
Tags: Society, democracy, Globalism, New World Order, Russia, Russophobia
2020 Sep 15 - 1:00am
Gareth PORTER A new report showing that US state-level voter databases were publicly available calls into question the narrative that Russian intelligence “targeted” US state election-related websites in 2016. A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a “dark web” site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of the central themes of the Russia hysteria pervading US...
Tags: junktag (ignore), cyber security, Russia, United States
2020 Sep 15 - 12:17am
So it never was then a ‘peace agreement’ between Israel and the UAE. It was ‘normalisation’ for the purposes of mounting a military alliance against Iran. Pompeo suggested so, this weekend. He said that the UAE and Israel have agreed to form a security and military alliance against Iran to ‘protect’ U.S. interests and the Middle East. This agreement and any that might follow means that there will be an Israeli military and security military...
Tags: Middle East, Security, War and Conflict, World, Iran, israel
2020 Sep 14 - 12:54am
Caitlin JOHNSTONE Disney is the subject of controversy in mainstream circles again, not because it is a sprawling monopolistic media megaconglomerate whose giant Mickey head is devouring the world like Galactus, but because parts of its live-action version of Mulan were filmed in Xinjiang province. Vox reports: “Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend found something troubling in the credits: Disney thanked eight...
Tags: junktag (ignore), China, Mass Media, propaganda, Whataboutism, Xinjiang
2020 Sep 14 - 12:44am
Compared the great initiatives taken on behalf of freedom and anti colonialism throughout the past 260 years, today’s America appears to be a strange and foolish creature running roughshod over the dignity of people and nations in a race for mass nuclear extermination. Such is the image projected by Mike Pompeo’s ranting anti-China attacks or the relentless demonization of Russia sweeping across mainstream media ever day- both nations who have...
Tags: Asia-Pacific, History, World, China, Monroe Doctrine, New World Order
2020 Sep 13 - 11:11pm
Daniel LARISON The president reportedly bragged to Bob Woodward about shielding Mohammed bin Salman from the backlash over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi that the crown prince had ordered: “I saved his ass,” Trump had said amid the US outcry following Khashoggi’s murder, the book says. “I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop.” The report isn’t so much a revelation as it is a confirmation of our worst...
Tags: junktag (ignore), criminal, donald trump, Jamal Khasoggi, Saudi Arabia
2020 Sep 13 - 2:30am
Theodore DALRYMPLE The selfie is perhaps the defining cultural artifact of our time. Me and the Mona Lisa, Me and the Pyramids, Me and the Colosseum, with the emphasis on the Me, of course; at least COVID-19 has put paid to all that for a time, as well as to little Greta’s public harangues, which somehow manage to combine the qualities of the zombie and the hysteric. Alas, it could all come back. Sometimes one reads about the taker of a selfie...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Culture War, pandemic, Selfie, Society
2020 Sep 6 - 3:52am
Michael T. KLARE With Covid-19 incapacitating startling numbers of U.S. service members and modern weapons proving increasingly lethal, the American military is relying ever more frequently on intelligent robots to conduct hazardous combat operations. Such devices, known in the military as “autonomous weapons systems,” include robotic sentries, battlefield-surveillance drones, and autonomous submarines. So far, in other words, robotic devices...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Big Tech, Pentagon, US Army
2020 Sep 6 - 3:46am
Only through our courage to truly confront injustice and act in solidarity with truthtellers, can we end this illegal prosecution of free press and reclaim our own democracy.  Nozomi HAYASE WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition hearing is set to start on Monday, September 7 at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of London and could last three or four weeks. Assange has been indicted on 17 charges of espionage and one charge...
Tags: junktag (ignore), democracy, Human Rights, Journalism, Julian Assange, Wikileaks
2020 Sep 6 - 3:30am
On the International Day of the Disappeared, countries around the world remember their statistical data regarding the missing persons, while relatives are reminded of another year characterised by widespread impunity. Like other days scheduled for commemoration by the UN, the International Day of the Disappeared pays lip service to the victims and their relatives, but nothing tangible in terms of supporting the quest for justice and collective...
Tags: Americas, World, Chile, Human Rights, Latin America

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