Category: WITNESSES TO HISTORY

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

US and Turkey: The Balkanization of the Middle East

  For the past 20 years Washington has aggressively pursued the age-old imperial strategy of ‘divide and conquer’ throughout the Middle East, Southwest Asia and East Africa. Frustrated at its inability to control national policy of various independent nation- states, Washington used direct and indirect military force to destroy the central governments in the targeted nations and create patchworks ofContinue reading

The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

By Mike Whitney Negotiations aren’t possible because Washington refuses to sit down with a country which it sees as its inferior.  Instead, the US has strong-armed China to do its bidding by using their diplomats as interlocutors who are expected to convey Washington’s ultimatums as threateningly as possible.  The hope, of course, is that Pyongyang will cave in to Uncle Sam’s bullying and do what they are told. But theContinue reading

US Military Madness: Preemptive US Strike on North Korea Imminent?

US Military Madness  WW I French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau was right, saying: “War is too important to be left to the generals.” Trump delegated warmaking to neocon hawkish generals, favoring belligerence over diplomacy – heading toward escalated war on Syria along with possibly striking North Korea preemptively. Trump’s geopolitical agenda risks confrontation with multiple countries. It risks nuclear war in EuropeContinue reading