Polish Foreign Minister claims US troops to be deployed in Poland – USA to ‘Re-Pivot’ to Europe

19 April 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire

On the very day John Kerry was in Geneva engaging with Russia over the Ukraine crisis, US Defence Secretary Nagel and Polish Defence Minister Siemoniak were discussing plans to deploy US ground forces to Poland as part of a US ‘re-pivot’ to Europe.

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Category: Europe, NATO, Russia, Ukraine, USA

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 13-19 April 2014: IMF / Russia-Crimea / Ukraine / USA / Ukraine- Zionists-Fascists

19 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

The International Monetary Fund Might Not Live to See Its Anniversary

19.04.2014 | 10:53 | Valentin KATASONOV

The latest meeting of the ministers of finance and central bank governors of the G20 countries took place April 10-11, 2014 in Washington. A key issue was the reform of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)… Through their inaction on the issue of reforming the IMF, the United States first and foremost is discrediting itself. And second, the Fund. Third, the G20. The Fund’s reputation is plummeting especially fast considering that in recent years China has been giving “third world” countries loans similar in size to those offered by the IMF and the IBRD. But Beijing, unlike the IMF, does not set political conditions in the spirit of the Washington Consensus… Continue reading this...

Video: Saudi Arabia provided hundreds of anti-tank missiles to mercenaries in Syria

17 April 2014 — Voltaire Network

An array of anti-tank missiles were fired against the Syrian Arab army over the past two weeks by Harakat Hazm, an Islamist group created by NATO in January 2014. Apparently, hundreds of BGM-71 TOW have been delivered via Turkey to these mercenaries, as part of the secret war orchestrated by Washington. Continue reading this...

Category: InI Videos, Syria

The Guardian’s Zoe Williams tries to rehabilitate Tony Blair By Julie Hyland

17 April 2014 — WSWS 

“Stop calling Tony Blair a war criminal. The left should be proud of his record”, implored journalist Zoe Williams in the Guardian last week.

“From Northern Ireland to the NHS [National Health Service], Blair left a real progressive blueprint”, she continued, “But the left has allowed it to be obliterated by Iraq”.

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Category: UK

The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine By Alex Lantier

17 April 2014 — WSWS

The denunciations of Russia published in yesterday’s New York Times, as the armed forces of the US and European-backed Kiev regime assaulted protesters in eastern Ukraine, are vile propaganda. The newspaper whitewashes the social and political character of the new Ukrainian government, installed in a fascist-led putsch in February, and blames on Moscow the violence that has been orchestrated in Washington and Berlin.

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Category: Media, Russia, Ukraine, USA

The West Marches East, Part 1: The U.S.-NATO Strategy to Isolate Russia By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

17 April 2014 — Andrew Gavin MarshallThe Hampton Institute

In early March of 2014, following Russia’s invasion of Crimea in Ukraine, the New York Times editorial board declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “stepped far outside the bounds of civilized behavior,” suggesting that Russia should be isolated politically and economically in the face of “continued aggression.”

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Category: Empire, Russia, USA

Syria like it really is

17 April 2014 — The Daily Telegraph

[It may not be front page news but when a avowedly right-wing newspaper like the Telegraph runs a piece like this, and by a relatively high profile journalist, Peter Oborne, you know that things on the ground for the Western-backed ‘rebels’ can’t be going too well. WB.]

Syria: As the bombs fall, the people of Damascus rally round Bashar al-Assad By Peter Oborne

The West may oppose Assad’s regime, but on the streets of the capital the people fear a greater evil

Category: Media, Syria

Russia and the Ukraine crisis By Samir Amin

17 April 2014 — Pambazuka News

The Euro-Asian project in conflict with the Triad imperialist policies

Russia’s policy to resist the project of colonisation of Ukraine by western powers should be supported. The target of constructing a Euro-Asian community, independent of the Triad and its European subordinate partners, is a positive initiative

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Category: NATO, Russia, Ukraine, USA