Category: CITIZEN TOOLS

The Self-Imposed Impotence of the Russian and Chinese Governments

PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS—For a more mild response, Putin could have announced: “As Washington and its servile European puppets have sanctioned us, we are turning off the rocket engines, all energy to Europe, titanium to US aircraft companies, banning overflights of US cargo and passenger aircraft, and putting in place punitive measures against all US firms operating in Russia.” Instead of acting intelligently, the witless Russians are still using the US dollar for their oil trade!

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Imperial Mind Tricks: “Remember Pearl Harbor”, “Never Forget 9/11”, “Putin Did It”

HIROYUKI HAMADA–Now, such an angle also helps us see 9/11 from a fresh perspective. All the unanswered questions surrounding the event, the use of the event to start a string of colonial wars against the Middle East, the use of the event to introduce draconian laws against the US population and so on delineate the nature of the imperial trajectory.

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LUCIANA BOHNE: TALK TO ME ABOUT RUSSIAGATE, ha!

LUCIANA BOHNE—It was in the 1930s that the Soviet Union built schools, technical institutes, public housing, enormous industrial centers, modernized and mechanized agriculture, and gave Soviet citizens universal health care, education, maternity benefits, affordable housing–and vacations. Unemployment sank to zero. And it was at this time, too, that the second “interference” with popular democracy in USSR occurred, this time Nazi Germany–the ugly face of capitalist “democracy”–playing front man for capitalist interests, providing support for treasonous elements within the USSR–the Trotskists, the petty and rural bourgeoisie, and counter-revolutionary Germano-philes in the military.

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Seen and heard around the web: Jim Comey’s sudden love for democracy / Russiagate’s groupthink

“Simply surreal: this guy says “you have to believe in facts.” He gave us, for instance a fact: clean coal. You have to believe this fact. This guy told us that Qaddafi was carrying out a genocide. You have to believe this fact. He said he would work for a nuclear-free world. But he didn’t believe his own fact, ’cause he allocated billions for modernizing the nuclear arsenal. You have to believe in this fact: this guy is a shameless liar, and a very poor comedian to boot. As, president, he continued the tradition of mass-murderers in the White House. And this certainly IS a fact.” —Luciana Bohne

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