The Time for Negotiations between Russia and the West on Ukraine Has Not Come By Nikolai Bobkin

12 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

In American geopolitical scenarios, Ukraine is given the role of Russia’s periphery, and forcible changes in its way of life are supposed to serve as an example of breaking free of the “domination of Moscow” for other states of the former Soviet Union. The White House’s immediate plans include somehow forcing Moscow, first of all, to recognize the legitimacy of the new government in Kiev, and second, to agree to Ukraine’s turning once and for all toward the Euro-Atlantic. The fate of Ukraine itself is of little interest to the Americans, just as they are ignoring the radical nationalism of the putschists who have seized power. The disintegration of statehood, the weakening of the government, and the schism in society all play into the West’s hands.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 6-12 April 2014: Russia-Ukraine-NATO / Germany / Yemen / Poland / Turkey / South Africa

12 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

NATO Steps Up Activities to Counter Russia and Justify its Reason D’etre

12.04.2014 | 08:30 | Andrei AKULOV

This week NATO marks a triple anniversary: 15 years since Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic joined the Alliance; 10 years since the accession of Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia joined; and five years since Albania and Croatia acceded. This is the time NATO seems to find a reason to justify its existence. That’s where the crisis in Ukraine comes in handy… Continue reading this...

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 10 April 2014: BBC misreports John Kerry on talks failure

10 April 2014 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

VIDEO: Rabbis Call for Divestment from Hewlett-Packard
IMEMC – In this video, members of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Rabbinical Council call for divestment from occupation profiteer Hewlett-Packard. The video plays on the phrase Next year in Jerusalem traditionally uttered at Passover seder dinners, which Jews around the world will gather for next week. It is part of JVP s Hewlett-Packard: Harming Peace campaign. …
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NATO Sets PACE of Aggression towards Russia with ‘Fogh’ of War By Finian Cunningham

11 April 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

When asked on the foundational purpose of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, its first Secretary General, Britain’s Lord Ismay, famously said: “To keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.

Ismay, the military advisor to Britain’s World War II leader Winston Churchill, was like his pugnacious boss an ardent imperialist, anti-communist and pro-American. His refreshing, if distasteful, candor about the strategic purpose of NATO has since been varnished over down through the decades.

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Category: NATO, Russia, Ukraine

Mark Ames vs Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman on USAID

11 April 2014 — The Rancid Honeytrap

Last week the Associated Press reported that USAID — which provides billions in taxpayer cash for overseas “humanitarian” aid programs — created a Twitter-like platform in Cuba as a step toward fomenting a youth revolt against that country’s government. The way three ostensibly lefty journos, Mark Ames, Amy Goodman and Glenn Greenwald responded to this is quite interesting and revealing.

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The Anti-Empire Report #127 By William Blum: Indoctrinating a new generation

7 April 2014 — The Anti-Empire Report

Indoctrinating a new generation

Is there anyone out there who still believes that Barack Obama, when he’s speaking about American foreign policy, is capable of being anything like an honest man? In a March 26 talk in Belgium to “European youth”, the president fed his audience one falsehood, half-truth, blatant omission, or hypocrisy after another. If George W. Bush had made some of these statements, Obama supporters would not hesitate to shake their head, roll their eyes, or smirk. Here’s a sample:

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