Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? by Paul Craig Roberts

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Présidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. D.R.

Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

It is even more amazing that every person present did not get up and walk out of the assembly.

The diplomats of the world actually sat there and listened to blatant lies from the world’s worst terrorist. They even clapped their approval. Lire la suite »


The Anti-Empire Report #132, by Wiliam Blum

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Ukraine and neo-Nazis

Ever since serious protest broke out in Ukraine in February the Western mainstream media, particularly in the United States, has seriously downplayed the fact that the usual suspects – the US/European Union/NATO triumvirate – have been on the same side as the neo-Nazis. In the US it’s been virtually unmentionable. I’m sure that a poll taken in the United States on this issue would reveal near universal ignorance of the numerous neo-Nazi actions, including publicly calling for death to “Russians, Communists and Jews”. But in the past week the dirty little secret has somehow poked its head out from behind the curtain a bit. Lire la suite »

The US and Global Wars: Empire or Vampire? by James Petras

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Final scene of the movie The Valey of Elah. D.R.


To the growing army of critics of US military intervention, who also reject the mendacious claims by American officials and their apologists of ‘world leadership’, Washington is engaged in ‘empire-building”.

But the notion that the US is building an empire, by engaging in wars to exploit and plunder countries’ markets, resources and labor, defies the realities of the past two decades. US wars, including invasions, bombings, occupations, sanctions, coups and clandestine operations have not resulted in the expansion of markets, greater control and exploitation of resources or the ability to exploit cheap labor. Instead US wars have destroyed enterprises, reduced access to raw materials, killed, wounded or displaced productive workers around the world, and limited access to lucrative investment sites and markets via sanctions.

In other words, US global military interventions and wars have done the exact opposite of what all previous empires have pursued: Washington has exploited (and depleted) the domestic economy to expand militarily abroad instead of enriching it.

Why and how the US global wars differ from those of previous empires requires us to examine (1) the forces driving overseas expansion; (2) the political conceptions accompanying the conquest, the displacement of incumbent rulers and the seizure of power and; (3) the reorganization of the conquered states and the accompanying economic and social structures to sustain long-term neo-colonial relations. Lire la suite »

L’hypocrisie des Occidentaux face à l’Etat Islamique (ISIS)

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ISIS paradant dans les rues de La Haye. D.R.

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Ainsi l’Otan s’est réunie au pays de Galles pour traiter le cas d’ISIS et mettre la pression sur la Russie, alors que plus personne sur cette planète n’ignore que l’Etat Islamique au Moyen Orient et le chaos ukrainien sont des créations américano-sionistes. Ils ont beau nous agiter les têtes coupées de leurs « journalistes » sous le nez, il faut être complètement abruti pour croire à cette mascarade. D’ailleurs, ces piètres mises-en-scène hollywoodiennes du type « massacre à la tronçonneuse » arrivent bien à propos pour justifier une intervention, n’est-ce pas ? Il faudra que l’on nous explique comment on peut décapiter et donc trancher une artère sans entraîner une effusion de sang, et d’autre part, nous dire ce qu’un agent de la CIA et un autre du Mossad déguisés en journalistes fabriquaient dans cette région. Lire la suite »

Warning to the World: Washington and its NATO & EU Vassals are Insane, by Paul Craig Roberts

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NATO summit in Cardiff. D.R.

Herbert E. Meyer, a nutcase who was a special assistant to the CIA director for a period during the Reagan administration, has penned an article calling for Russian President Putin’s assassination. If we have “ to get him out of the Kremlin feet-first with a bullet hole in the back of his head, that would be okay with us.”
As the crazed Meyer illiustrates, the insanity that Washington has released upon the world knows no restraint. Jose Manual Barroso, installed as Washington’s puppet as European Commission President, misrepresented his recent confidential telephone conversation with Russia’s President Putin by telling the media that Putin issued a threat: “If I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks.” Lire la suite »

War is Our Business and Business Looks Good by Edward S. Herman

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Pr. Edward S. Herman. D.R.

It is enlightening to see how pugnacious the U.S. establishment, led by the Peace Laureate, has been in dealing with the Ukraine crisis. The crisis arguably began when the Yanukovich government rejected an EU bailout program in favor of one offered by Russia. The mainstream media (MSM) have virtually suppressed the fact that the EU proposal was not only less generous than the one offered by Russia, but that whereas the Russian plan did not preclude further Ukrainian deals with the EU the EU plan would have required a cut-off of further Russian arrangements. And whereas the Russian deal had no military clauses, that of the EU required that Ukraine affiliate with NATO. Lire la suite »