Foreign policy

Whole Lotta Foofraw about Nothing

Brian Wed, 2019-05-22 00:00

The latest bout of bloviating, hyperventilating, lunatic raving about the "malign behaviour" of Iran is based on—literally—nothing!

While Trump et al are apoplectic based on some "intelligence" they've got from Mossad about Iranian intentions, news medium AXIOS actually quoted that "intelligence."

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's "Liberal" Nazi Fetishist

Brian Thu, 2019-01-24 00:00

Chrystia Freeland, Canada's "Liberal" Minister of Foreign Affairs and Azov Battalion groupie, grand-daughter of a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator, recognizes Juan Gladio, appointed by Donald Trump, as "President" of Venezuela.

Burns/Novick's Vietnam War: John Negroponte "decent"? Really?

Brian Sat, 2017-09-30 18:28

There's something that's annoying the bejeezus out of me as I watch the Burns/Novick documentary on the Vietnam War. They've got these guys/gals talking at you, and all you're told about who they are, so you can judge what they're saying, is a name, and "Marines," or "Pentagon." You're not told anything about them.

Since Burns/Novick start the series by asserting that the American effort in that war was started by "decent people," it seems to me we have a right to assume they'll have decent people talking to us about it, no?

Putin not our "friend"? So what?

Brian Tue, 2017-05-30 22:33

One of the big problems of today, as far as I'm concerned, is the staying power in the "West" of Russophobia, or, more specifically, Putin-phobia. Considering how close we are to nuclear war with Russia, for no really good reason, it seems to me a lot of people ought to smarten up.

One of my favourite internet authors, one Caitlin Johnstone, is a major critic of the current wave of Russophobia that's clearly driving otherwise sensible people in the United States, mostly Democrats, to lose their minds—the apparent belief that every major problem in the U.S. is Vladimir Putin's fault.

Bernie Sanders wants us to Drink the Kool-Aid

Brian Sat, 2017-05-20 13:10

(Achtung! I despise Donald Trump. Maybe even more than you. I've despised him for many, many years, since long before he decided to run for POTUS. This is not a pro-Trump piece. I discuss here what I believe to be the actual situation.)

A couple days ago Bernie Sanders served us a great Big Gulp™ of kool-aid about Trump and Russia.

US State Dept WaPo on Viet Nam, 1965 (and now?)

Brian Sat, 2017-01-28 13:24

(As the Democrat wing of the anti-Trump "movement" careens around, blathering on about Russian aggression in US elections, brandishing a "report" agreed to by all 17 "intelligence" agencies of the US Government, a "report" which even those agencies that "agreed" to it won't endorse as factual, I came across this article from the old IF Stone Weekly from 50+years ago. It's instructive to read now because it perhaps demonstrates why USG leaders no longer supply any evidence for their accusations against official enemies.

Anti-war Movement Needed NOW!

Brian Sat, 2016-10-22 19:47

If there's a peace movement out there, it's time to get up and howl. If there is not, it's time to get working on one. There isn't much time.

Absolutely the worst thing, in my opinion, that can happen in the POTUS election currently taking up way too much space, volume, and megabytes, is if Shillary were to win in a landslide.

Some child victims we care about, some we don't

Brian Tue, 2016-09-20 13:51

Some child victims we care about, some we don't. An injury to a child caused by someone we don't like, we beat our breasts and tear our hair out. An injury to a child caused by someone we do like, well, shit happens.

Top left, you'll undoubtedly recognize little Omran Daqneesh, injured in a "Russian or Syrian" airstrike, and nobody ever figured out, or cared, what party dropped the bomb. Little Omran was photographed by the "White Helmets," a group of PR campaigners embedded in Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate. The "White Helmets" are dearly loved in the "West," are seriously funded by the "West," and have amazing contacts in the Western LameStream media. If you've managed NOT to see a photo of Omran, you'd be quite unusual. Omran, despite being alive, which makes him luckier than a lot of Syrian kids, is a victim we care about. A "worthy" victim.

Former CIA spook endorses Clinton! WaPo!

Brian Sat, 2016-08-06 16:22

(Achtung! I despise Donald Trump. Maybe even more than you. I've despised him for many, many years, since long before he decided to run for POTUS. This is not a pro-Trump piece. I discuss here what I believe to be the actual situation.)

Lies, lies, more lies...Milošević exonerated

Brian Fri, 2016-07-22 12:45

This is an absolute stunner. Slobodan Milošević has been completely exonerated of being the “mastermind” behind the war crimes in Bosnia. Here's where to find it.

In March this year, the "International Tribunal ... issued its judgement in the case of Radovan Karadžić, the head of the Republika Srpska (RS).

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