JAMES PETRAS—US global power is built on several significant facts. These include: the US victory in World War II, its subsequent advanced economy and dominant military position throughout five continents. The US advanced its dominance through a series of alliances in Europe via NATO; Asia via its hegemonic relationship with Japan, South Korea, Philippines and Taiwan as well as Australia and New Zealand in Oceana; Latin America via traditional client regimes; Africa via neo-colonial rulers imposed following independence. US global power was built around encircling the USSR and China, undermining their economies and defeating their allies militarily via regional wars. Post WWII global economic and military superiority created subordinated allies and established US global power, but it created the bases for gradual shifts in relations of dominance. US global power was formidable but subject to economic and military changes over time and in space.
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ARTURO GALLEGOS GARCIA—In their rhetoric this group depicts Iran as a “threat for Israel and to the region” (“Sicherheitsrisiko”) because of their supposed possession of weapons of mass destruction (yes! The good old reliable pretext!), its support for Hezbollah and its “imperialist” interventions in Syria and Yemen. They demand the cessation of a supposed tolerance or “appeasement” from the European Union towards the Iranian government. This has two equally wrong preconceptions. First that the EU has the moral authority to condemn foreign governments. And second that the EU is a force of peace and good in the world that has the responsibility of actively export this supposed superior model. The western´s old Delusion of Grandeur.
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WT WHITNEY—Between January 2016 and March 27, 2019, 498 people were killed. They included 113 community leaders, 18 political movement leaders, 9 labor leaders, 7 environmental activists, 6 land claimants, 5 human rights defenders, 31 indigenous leaders, 28 peasant leaders, and 24 Afro—Colombian leaders. Since the signing of the peace agreement between FARC insurgents and the government in late 2016, murderers have hit more than 129 former FARC guerrillas and 431 social and community leaders (some of whom having been accounted for above).
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BREAKING: Caracas warns it’ll use weapons if needed as crowds of coup supporters flock to presidential palace
Guaido forces (whose identity is still unclear, it could be Colombian special forces or even US operatives, stole riot control vehicles from Maduro’s National Guard, and then proceeded to use the “tanquetas” to run over a bunch of their own supporters. The object: A photo supposedly demonstrating the brutality of Maduro’s “regime”. The video clip is being widely distributed on US and Latin American tv channels. The caption for this tweet reads: Pro-Guadio military steal vehicles from Maduro’s units only to use them to roll over their own Guaido supporters and in this manner create a civil war conflict and using hybrid war tricks ask for US intervention.
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BILL VAN AUKEN—The monarchical dictatorship of Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it had carried out another killing spree, publicly executing 37 people in the cities of Riyadh, Medina and Mecca, as well as in central Qassim Province and in the kingdom’s Eastern Province.One of the headless corpses was then crucified and left hanging in public as a hideous warning to anyone who would even contemplate opposing the absolute power of the ruling royal family.