Category: IMPERIALISM

RT documentary ‘Coups R US’ examines rationale and impact of US ‘humanitarian’ interventions and regime changes

Kinzer has long been an establishment journalist, and that kind of mentality is not easily expunged of all its sense of remoteness from the truth and imperial entitlements. He is now ensconced in one of the nation’s Ivy League schools, again an establishment venue. Hence his words are soft, and vague, and excusatory of the imperial perps when they should be hard and precise—the record supports that—and his examples of imperialist meddling and outright criminality, as in the case of Libya, already vastly outranked by the horrors, magnitude, and sheer depravity of the assault on Syria—which continues to this day.

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On the intentionally murky face of Israel, the monopolising of the Holocaust, and other matters

P. GREANVILLE—Talking about Jewish things is never easy. Jewishness is almost always synonymous with “complicated”.  And Jews, in their complexities and contradictions are also ultra-sensitive to any perceived injury, to flesh or mind. And how could it be otherwise? Their long history is punctuated by external and self-inflicted horrors, almost calculated to creating a very schizoid, guarded inner personality (psychobabble, granted). Tales of conquest, submission to a higher power and wholesale death, followed by a reversal of roles, with Hebrews in the executioner’s seat.

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Raging Israeli Violence on Palestinians (with Videos)

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Israel transformed historic Palestine into an apartheid Jewish state harsher than South Africa’s apartheid rule.  Ruthless barbarism defines it, making equitable conflict resolution unattainable. The so-called peace process was a colossal hoax from inception, remaining this way today. Despotic Arab regimes are increasingly friendly with Israel, dismissive of Palestinian rights.

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Iranian Movie about ISIS in Syria

RICK STERLING—Life’s complexities are portrayed in the Iranian pilots where the younger pilot has left his pregnant wife to be alongside his father. While the story is fictional, the portrayed setting, human drama and conflict between forces of moderation  versus extremism and violence is real. Hundreds of thousands of real Syrians and Iraqis have died due to the creation and promotion of the Frankenstein monster represented by ISIS.

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Iran – Trump’s Broken Deal – Maneuver to War?

PETER KOENIG—Since Washington’s foreign policy is written by Zionist think tanks, it follows logic that more wars are needed. A big candidate is Iran. But why? Iran does no harm to anybody, the same as Syria – no harm to anybody, nor did Iraq, or Libya for that matter. Yet, there is a distinct group of people who wants these countries destroyed. It’s the tiny little tail that wags the monster dog – for the resources and for greater Israel – as unofficial maps already indicate – stretching from Euphrates across the Red Sea all the way to the Nile and absorbing in between parts of Syria, Iraq, all of Palestine, of course, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt.

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Thank the Lazy Clown President This Time

BRUCE DIXON—Cable news coverage never mentions that there are 15 US military bases on Korean soil, housing anywhere from 30 to 40,000 US troops, probably nuclear armed. The largest, Camp Humphreys is in the middle of scandal-ridden expansion plans to hold 40,000 US personnel in that one spot alone, all paid for by South Korean taxpayers, not American ones. South Korean civil society has long resented its American overlords and their military presence.

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Syria Sets New Rules For Israeli Strikes

MOA—The Israeli government claims that Iranian support for Syria is a threat to its country. That is a bogus claim. The Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahoo uses the “Iran threat” as boogeyman to divert attention from other issues like the various corruption cases against himself. [In that aspect this abject scoundrel operates somewhat like Trump, another shameless sociopath—made for each other.—Eds]

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