Category: NEOCONS & NEOLIBERALS

The Russia beat: CBS lays another egg; Putin inexplicably chooses notorious Atlanticist Medvedev as PM

PATRICE GREANVILLE—It does not surprise us, then, to see CBS filing a shallow and cynically misleading report on the Putin inauguration, literally soaked in the kind of deep state anti-Russia propaganda that distinguishes all US media output. The piece is delivered by Moscow’s CBS Grande Putain Elizabeth Palmers, a woman who obviously does not begin to understand the meaning of shame, nor does she seem to care about her contribution to stoking the fires of great nuclear-armed super power confrontation. Opportunism and sociopathy is of course a personality necessity for successful careers in western corporate media.

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The Warmakers

THE SAKER—Israel is truly a unique and amazing country: not only does it openly and brazenly completely ignore international law, not only is it the last overtly racist country on the planet, not only has it been perpetuating a slow-motion genocide against the Palestinians for decades, it also constantly uses its considerable propaganda resources to advocate for war. And in order to achieve these goals, it does not mind allying itself with a regime almost as despicable and evil as the Zionist one – I am talking about the Wahabi nutcases in the KSA. And all that under the high patronage of the United States.

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REFLECTIONS OF A LATVIAN NATO-SKEPTIC LEADER

STEFAN KARGANOVIC—Urbanovičs’ out-of-the-box political views in a country doubly entrapped in NATO and EU are a giveaway clue to his “non-person” status in the official political space of newly “independent” and “democratic” Latvia. About that, a bit later. First, some background about this deliberately marginalized, but anything-but-marginal politician who just might upset the NATO applecart in the Baltics or come very close to it.

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Comedian Michelle Wolf exposes a cynical and hypocritical media

ANDRE DAMON—Trump is the creature of a hysterical, reactionary, right-wing and ignorant media climate. His foibles and scandals give these phony journalists the opportunity to spew their bile, while obscuring the fact that they agree with him on almost everything that matters: lowering taxes on the rich, slashing social services, attacking democratic rights, and waging war abroad.

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The Syrian Crisis Escalates

PAUL C ROBERTS—The inability of the Russian government to comprehend the US/Israeli/neoconservative alliance and what this means for the Middle East, together with the indecisiveness of the Russian government about supplying Syria with the S-300 air defense system, has enabled the crisis to escalate with last night’s as of yet unclaimed attack on Syrian military positions with what appears to have been “bunker buster” bombs, an escalation.

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Pentagon Denounces American Nazis While Arming Ukrainian Nazis

FINIAN CUNNINGHAM—The arms dealing trip by Pentagon boss James Mattis to the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine this week is the reality check on what the Washington establishment and the American military-industrial complex really think about Nazism and extremists. We could also add to the list the American arms dealing to fundamentalist regimes like Saudi Arabia and the covert arming of head-chopping Wahhabi terrorists. All of them are welcome clients for American militarism, in the service of US hegemonic world dominance. Official US condemnation of Nazis, fascists and extremists is just American public relations rhetoric. Evidently, the condemnation has no credibility in terms of objective reality. 

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