Violence and Terror: The Ukrainian and Colombian Road to Empire Building By Prof. James Petras

20 March 2014 — James Petras

Introduction: The two paths to 21st century empire-building-via-proxies are illustrated through the violent seizure of power in the Ukraine by a US-backed junta and the electoral gains of the US-backed Colombian war lord, Alvaro Uribe.

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Colombia: A New Chapter in U.S. Interventionism By Chris Gilbert

20 January 2014 — Counterpunch

Alfonso Cano, wiped out by the forces of US imperialism and its military puppets

Caracas – A recent article in the Washington Post reveals – I believe with a considerable degree of accuracy – some important and terrifying facts about the counter-insurgency tactics employed by the Colombian government as well as the role of the United States as an advisor that actually directs and controls anti-guerrilla operations. Another virtue of the article is that, though uncritical and triumphalist, it nevertheless shows how the political relation between the two countries may, without fear of exaggeration, be dubbed neocolonial.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 16-22 June 2013: Iran / Syria / Turkey / Obama’s Nukes / Glass-Steagall? / Colombia-Venezuela / Israel / Georgia

22 June 2013 – Strategic Culture Foundation

The East is a Delicate Matter: Iran Goes against All Predictions

22.06.2013 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

Admittedly, nobody in the world, not even Iran, was able to predict the victory in the presidential elections, a victory even more decisive since Hassan Rouhani, the «reformers’ protégé», had not even been reckoned a favourite. It really is true that «Persia is a country of miracles». Now that the initial delight of pro-Western liberals and the sprinkling of ashes on turbans among Iranian conservatives («principalists») has died down, the time has come to take stock. So was it the defeat of the ruling regime, as had been desired in the West, or in many ways a brilliant manoeuvre by the country’s Supreme Leader («rahbar») Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?..

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NSA: Chiquita Sues to Block Release of Files on Colombia Terrorist Payments

10 April 2013 – NSA

Banana Giant Fears National Security Archive “Media Campaign”

Company Says SEC Should Withhold Info on Illegal Transactions

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Mapping Drone Proliferation: UAVs in 76 Countries

18 September, 2012 — Global Research – By Drone Wars UK

A new US Congress report on the proliferation of drones has confirmed a huge rise in the number of countries that now have military unmanned aerial systems. The US 012 report on the proliferation of UAVs. The report examines both the proliferation of UAVs, commonly known as drones, and examines US and multilateral controls on the export of drone technology.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 5 March 2012

5 March


TUMEKE!: What Wikileaks reveals about New Zealand

By Bomber

What Wikileaks reveals about New Zealand. The latest Wikileaks leak from corporate security advisor Stratfor is delicious reading for how their masters of the universe god complex becomes our reality. The contempt many regard our passive …


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Julie Lévesque: SOCIAL MEDIA “TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION” – Spying and Propaganda using Facebook, Twitter

15 February 2012Julie Lévesque: SOCIAL MEDIA “TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION” – Spying and Propaganda using Facebook, Twitter

A new study by the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies’ (MCIS) 2012 Intelligence Studies Yearbook points to the use of social media as “the new cutting edge in open-source tactical intelligence collection”.’s Joseph Fitsanakis, who co-authored the study, reports: Continue reading this...

Drones And New U.S. Global War Policy By Luis Beaton*

13 February 2012 — Stop NATOPravda.Ru

Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Palestine, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey, among other states, have suffered from incursions by espionage or attacks from drones.

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Video: Colombian Salsa: John Rodriguez & Johana Vasquez

The extremely fast footwork is Cali Colombian Style Salsa. Colombian style salsa is all about dancing on point to every instrument, vocal and speed of a salsa, boogaloo or charanga song. It is not on 1, 2 or 3 count. This is an advanced level salsa — aka John Jairo ” Piña” Rodriguez- Cali, Colombia. Bailarin extremadamente agil, veloz y a tiempo. De Nuevo Calena 04. Orange County Salsa Festival 2009

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MERCENARIES WITHOUT BORDERS: the “dogs of war” of financial globalization By Karel Vereycken

Posted by: Karel Vereycken, Paris on 8:58am 30/9/07 Last Updated on Sunday, September 30, 2007 11:43

[In light of the alleged pullout of US troops from Iraq and in spite of its age, I thought this worth getting a wider exposure. Transferred from my original which can be found here]

“While greed may be good, war is better” –, comment on DynCorp’s financial profits on the stock markets.

New at Strategic Culture Foundation 26 November – 2 December 2011

3 December 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria and Lebanon
02.12.2011 | 10:26 | Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA (Canada)
The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria… While Washington is engaged in its naval build-up, the mainstream media networks controlled by the Saudis and Arab clients of the U.S. are focusing on the deployment of Russian naval vessels to Syria, which can be seen as a counter-move to NATO… France has sent its military trainers into Turkey and Lebanon to prepare conscripts against Syria… The so-called Free Syrian Army and other NATO-GCC front organizations are also using Turkish and Jordanian territory to stage raids into Syria… What the world is facing is a pathway towards possible military escalation that could go far beyond the boundaries of the Middle East and suck in Russia, China, and their allies…

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 22 August, 2011: Libya – A Media War

22 August 2011 — Information Clearing House

The Strange Calm Over Tripoli?
By Franklin Lamb
Looking over the skyline of Tripoli at 7:30 a.m. 8/22/11 from the 26th floor of the Corinthia Hotel it seems that it’s just about over for the Qaddafi regime.

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NACLA 15 July 2011: Out this week: Mexico Drug Crisis

15 July 2011 — NACLA

NACLA subscribers should be getting the print edition of our Mexico Drug Crisis issue this week. But for those of you who have not yet subscribed, you can read the stories of four women traffickers and a 16-year-old hit man online for free.

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THE WEEK from IPS 11 July 2011: From Juba, Khartoum, Baan Fang, New York, Lucanamarca, the Hague…

11 July 2011 — IPS

• After decades of civil war, South Sudan ‘s independence Saturday marks it’s entrance as the newest country on the world’s stage. In an exclusive Q&A, Fikru Abebe, director of the Sudan Southern programme at Plan International, tells Miriam Gathigah that the country is in “a carnival mood with a lot of excitement and hope.” Continue reading this...