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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The new Great (Threat) Game in Eurasia By Pepe Escobar

12 March 2014 — Asia Times.com

In Ukraine, the West supported an unconstitutional putsch against an elected government perpetrated, among others, by fascist/neo-nazi storm troopers (Svoboda, Right Sector) instrumentalized by US intelligence. After a Russian counterpunch, US President Barack Obama proclaimed that any referendum in Crimea would “violate the Ukrainian constitution and violate international law.” 

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The Anti-Empire Report #121 By William Blum: The War on Terrorism … or whatever

8 October 2013 — Anti-Empire Report

The War on Terrorism … or whatever.

“U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, designated a terrorist organization by the United States, is the lead signatory of the new group.” 1

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Western rationality By Thierry Meyssan

8 September 2013 — Voltaire Network

You liked the Gulf of Tonkin incident and the Vietnam War, the Kuwaiti incubators and the first Gulf War, the Racak massacre and the war in Kosovo, Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and the second Gulf War and the threats to Benghazi and the Libyan war? You will just love the gassing of civilians in Ghouta and the bombing of Syria.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 11-17 August 2013: USA / Kosovo / Egypt / NSA – Brazil / ICC – Africa / Banking / US-Pakistan / US-Russia

17 August 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

In Pursuit of Global Dictatorship, or When on Trial for the Truth

17.08.2013 | 00:00 | Nikolai MALISHEVSKI

The Snowden affair, which captured the attention of the world’s media, somewhat overshadowed another no less important story also linked to the creation of a global system of total surveillance and suppression by the US administration – the case of WikiLeaks informant Bradley E Manning. Yet at the end of July, a military court in Fort Meade, Maryland, acquitted him of the most serious charge. In August, the court removed a few more of the charges against Manning, such as espionage, theft, computer fraud and so on. As a result, the maximum term of imprisonment the defendant could be sentenced to was reduced from 136 years to 90 years…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21 – 27 July 2013: Russia-South Ossetia / Syria / Iran / USA / Detroit / Turkey / Japan / EU-NATO / Kosovo

27 July 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Time for a Serious Discussion on the Future of Global Cyberspace Has Come

27.07.2013 | 00:00 | Boris KAZANTSEV

The Snowden affair, as expected, is snowballing, gathering more and more new details and revelations. This has already led to several international scandals (including the egregious example of what happened with Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane) and most likely will lead to more… For several years (and actually, for several decades) there has been a standoff in this area between several key international actors over what can with certainty be called the «new information order»… Despite the extreme difficulty of such effective international control, it is simply essential to make efforts in that direction. The world needs a serious international discussion on the issue of cybersecurity, and the initiatives of Russia and China could truly become a good foundation for it.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 14-20 April 2013: Middle East / Boston / Russia-USA / Romania-oil / Kosovo / Europe / Syria

20 April 2013 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Mediterranean: Winds of Change (I)

20.04.2013 | 11:54 | Andrei AKULOV

…The recent discoveries of enormous oil and gas reserves in the little-explored Mediterranean Sea between Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Syria and Lebanon suggest that the region could become literally a «new Persian Gulf». But there is a reverse side of the medal. New battles over rights to resources in the Levant Basin and Aegean Sea could spark tensions and military conflicts. Turkey insists the gas must be shared, it has sent ships to back its stance. Syria and Lebanon have their own claims. Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria are also advancing claims to the “Aphrodite” gas field off Cyprus…more

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 24 February – 2 March 2013: Empires / Kosovo / Iraq / Cuba / Niger-Uranium / Bulgaria

2 March 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

Kerry Brings Image of Dapper Diplomacy to Ugly Face of Washington’s Imperialism
02.03.2013 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

Any illusions about a possible change in direction for American foreign policy were blown away this week with Kerry’s visit to Europe. And it was Kerry himself who blew away such illusions with his own words. The US secretary of state may have sounded multi-lingual and looked urbane in his pinstripe suit, with all its hints of diplomacy, but what he had to say on the issues of Iran and Syria, and by extension Russia, revealed Kerry to be a consistent operator of the same openly militarist agenda that has become such a hallmark of post-9/11 Washington…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 17-23 February 2013: Syria / Korea / Chile / Kosovo / Mali-France / Arctic / EU / Russia

23 February 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

Syrian Rebels Get Arms from Kosovo and Bosnia

23.02.2013 | 11:35 | Dmitry MININ

…The policy of the West in Syria is myopic. It goes on losing control over the events in this country. In fact it gives refuge to terrorists and faces the prospect of raging terror spilling over to Europe. Hotbeds of Islamic extremism that appeared with the connivance of the West in the former Yugoslavia are sparked again under the influence of Middle East events. Europe appears to be threatened by a big fire…more

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Greater Albania: a United States project against the Orthodox world? by Alexandre Latsa

4 January 2013 — Voltaire Network

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, the Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha advocated granting Albanian citizenship to all Albanians, wherever they reside. This statement was made during a visit of the city of Vlora where the independence of the Albanian state was declared, only 100 years ago. At the time Albania had just liberated itself from Ottoman rule. Continue reading this...

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WHY HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTIONISM IS A DEAD END By Jean Bricmont

27 December 2012 — Voltaire Network

Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left

Unable to find a new ideological identity after the demise of its big Soviet brother, the European left has engulfed itself in societal issues at home and humanitarian interventionism abroad. In an inconsistent stance, it calls for the protection of peoples by U.S. imperialism. But how can it wish to protect anyone when it has given up its own freedom?

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America’s Hype over WMD: Five Invasion Plots, Three Continents, Identical Lies By Felicity Arbuthnot

21 December, 2012 — Global Research

“I do not understand this squeamishness about the use of gas. We have definitely adopted the position at the Peace Conference of arguing in favour of the retention of gas as a permanent method of warfare…. I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes.” (Winston S. Churchill, 1874-1965, from War Office minute, 12th May 1919.)

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Historical Roots of the US “War on Terrorism”: The Pathology of a Single Superpower. NATO and Beyond

5 December, 2012 — Global Research

By Ellen Ray and Bill Schaap

Global Research Editor’s Note

This incisive and carefully researched article originally published by Covert Action Quarterly in 1999 sheds light with tremendous foresight on the historical evolution of the US led “War on Terrorism” and the articulation of what has been described as “Global NATO”.

The online version of this article was first published by Global Research ten years ago in September 2002.

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