Category: RUSSIA DESK

The Real Aim of Trump’s Trip to Saudi Arabia

And you can see why America’s disgraceful President, a man who truly falls into the regional pantheon of raving loonies – goes along with this. The fact that Isis – Trump’s mortal enemy and the strategic adversary of his defence chiefs – is a creature of the same Salafist cult as Saudi Arabia, is neither here nor there. The SunniContinue reading

Maria Zakharova: A Spokeswoman for Sanity

Zakharova insisted that the real attacks were not those who answered the call to protest in front of Russian Embassies but, the continued ISIS attacks against the Russian Embassy in Damascus zeroing in with large mortars. Once again, the assumption was left to the listener of the possibility that the US was directing these attacks in retribution.She stated that allContinue reading

How Russia Became “Our Adversary” Again

One of the many dirty little secrets of the U.S. Cold War was that anti-communism functioned as a pretext and cover for Washington’s Wall Street-fueled ambition to force open and run the entire world system in accord with its multinational corporate elite’s globalist- “Open Door” political-economic needs.  From this imperial perspective, the real Cold War enemy was not so muchContinue reading

Strutting Fascism and swaggering militarism

CLASSICAL ESSAYS • Original version on July 1, 2008 “We work for the moral and traditional values which Socialists neglect and despise. . . .” –Benito Mussolini ROME — It’s their strutting. That detestable image of the strutting that links them, the strutting and prancing Fascists and their swaggering and parading military cousins, up front for their conveniently concealed corporatistContinue reading

The U.S. Behavior That Concerns Russia

by DAVID SWANSON   Kozin said that NATO is encircling Russia, creating wars outside of the United Nations, and planning for first use.  Pentagon documents, Kozin accurately stated, list Russia as a top enemy, an “aggressor” and an “annexer.” The U.S. would like, he said, to break Russia apart into small republics. “It will not happen,” Kozin assured us.  Sanctions,Continue reading

Syria situation reports by Moon of Alabama draw a clear picture of a messy and fluid war

Dispatches by Moon of Alabama The Kurd-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces captured Tabqa Wednesday, a day after the U.S. pledged to arm the fighters. On Monday, the Damascus government for the first time endorsed the group’s battle against Islamic State, with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem complimenting the SDF’s fight against Islamic State at a press conference in Damascus, describing the forceContinue reading