TERJE MALOY—Jens Stoltenberg (60), figurehead leader of NATO, the scofflaw military alliance posing an imminent and continuous threat to world peace – and thanks to his continuous push for increased armaments spending, the social welfare of the member states’ populations – was at it again, reading a long string of fibs from speech notes prepared by his masters in the dark corridors of Washington’s military-industrial complex.
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ERIC ZUESSE—The U.S. regime, clearly, wanted the land [of Crimea), not the people who were living on it. The expectation, as soon as Ukraine was under U.S. control from the coup, had been that America would get the entirety of Ukraine, including Crimea; but, then, Russia’s Vladimir Putin stepped in and protected Crimeans who were clamoring to hold a referendum in order to express their collective will on this matter; and this referendum was held, on 16 March 2014, and it produced over 90% voting for Crimea to be a part of Russia, such as Crimea had been before Khrushchev transferred it to Ukraine.
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RS AHTHION—But this is what the Americans do. They take shockingly vile and horrific stuff they have done to people the globe over and then shamelessly and straight-faced lie about it. They stand history on its head accusing the people they have subjected to terrible abuse of the crimes they themselves committed.
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RAND’s wargames pit the United States – depicted in blue on maps – against an imaginary aggressor, this time Russia and China. In these simulated scenarios, taking place in either the Baltic region or Taiwan, things don’t go well for the United States.
Of course, the US is not fightingon its own turf here. Neither do the RAND team explain exactly how America ended up fighting a hypothetical war thousands of miles from home. But defense money is defense money, and the researchers were keen to paint an apocalyptic picture, no doubt timed to coincide with the 2020 military budget, released on Monday.
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PEPE ESCOBAR—So it’s no secret, all across the Global South, that under the cover of a benign umbrella promoting democracy and human rights, the NED works as a soft-power mechanism actively interfering in politics and society. Recent examples include Ukraine, Venezuela and Nicaragua. In many cases, that is conducive to regime change. The NED’s board of directors includes Elliott Abrams, who was instrumental in financing and weaponizing the Contras in Nicaragua, and Victoria Nuland, who supervised the financing and weaponizing of militias in Ukraine that some but not all experts have described as neo-fascist.