Category: WAR CRIMES & CRIMINALS

World War Three, by Mistake (The New Yorker)

ERIC SCHLOSSER— My greatest concern is the lack of public awareness about this existential threat, the absence of a vigorous public debate about the nuclear-war plans of Russia and the United States, the silent consent to the roughly fifteen thousand nuclear weapons in the world. These machines have been carefully and ingeniously designed to kill us. Complacency increases the odds that, some day, they will.

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Democrats and the End(s) of Politics

ROB URIE—Despite the heated rhetoric, Donald Trump’s policies are nearly identical to those of the national Democrats. That Democratic Party loyalists claim great differences suggests first and foremost that they know next to nothing about the policies they claim to support. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama may not have been casual with racist blather the way that Mr. Trump is, but their policies were (so far) more effectively vicious than anything that Donald Trump has done as president.

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US Humiliation of South Korea

DAVID W. PEAR—Peace is not anything that Washington’s plutocratic interests want to hear, although the South Korean people like it and elected Moon president by a wide margin.  The US wants to keep tensions high, keep the American people frightened of a North Korean boogeyman, keep large numbers of US troops in South Korea, install multi-billion dollar THAADS, and keep Korea divided.  Even if they start a nuclear war.

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A Principle to Organize Around this Trumpian Winter: Plunder the Pentagon and Leave “Entitlements” Alone

ANDREW LEVINE—This was a concern with Hillary Clinton too.  Not content with wars against enemies that couldn’t fight back, she and her liberal imperialist co-thinkers were itching to antagonize “adversaries” that, as it happened, actually were armed with weapons of mass destruction. They can’t give up on that either.  Watch MSNBC or CNN and see them go at it.

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LENDMAN on America’s abominable imperial agenda

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Tillerson: “(W)e have no illusions about (Russia). The United States today has a poor relationship with a (country that) invaded…Georgia and Ukraine…and undermined the sovereignty of Western nations by meddling in our election and others.” Fact: The Russian Federation never invaded or attacked another country, what America does all the time worldwide.

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