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5 January 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

US Federal Reserve System Should Be Nationalized

03.01.2013 | 00:00 | Olga SHEDROVA

The United States is the only state in the world destitute of the right to issue its own currency. The role of central bank is carried out by the Federal Reserve System – a joint stock company created by 12 Federal Reserve Banks created in their turn by commercial banks on a territorial basis. The state has no money. Continue reading this...

Stop NATO News: March 14, 2012: Western Demands For Syrian Regime Change Fuel Conflict: Russia

14 March 2012 — Stop NATO

  • UN: Russia Calls For Probe Into NATO’s “Massive Bombings” In Libya
  • Western Demands For Syrian Regime Change Fuel Conflict: Russia
  • Caucasus, Central Asia: “Arab Spring” Brings Destabilization To Russia’s Borders
  • U.S. Drone Strikes Kill At Least 16 In Pakistan
  • No Missile Shield Deal Likely By NATO Summit: Russia
  • CIA Chief, Turkish Prime Minister Conspire On Syria, Kurdistan Workers Party
  • 580,000 U.S. Troops Transit Yearly: Pentagon Chief In Kyrgyzstan
  • Six Facilities In Europe, Africa, Middle East: U.S. Navy Holds Exercise
  • Thailand Hosts Joint Air Drills With U.S., Singapore
  • U.S. Marines Train Ugandan Troops For Wars Abroad, At Home
  • Uganda: U.S. Army Builds Combat Interoperability With African Militaries

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Stop NATO News: December 3, 2011

3 December 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Anti-NATO Protests Spread Across Pakistan
  • U.S. NATO Envoy: Missile Shield ‘Whether Russia Likes It Or Not’
  • ThalesRaytheon Awarded NATO Interceptor Missile Upgrade Contract
  • NATO Deploys Armored Vehicles Against Kosovo Serbs
  • Genocide Of The Serbian People: Russia To Send Observers To Kosovo
  • Historic Summit: Community Of Latin American, Caribbean States Founded In Venezuela
  • China, Russia Should Halt West’s Rush To War Against Iran
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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: June 11, 2011: NATO Air Strike Kills Algerian Family In Libya

11 June 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Air War In Libya: 10,570 Air Missions, 3,999 Strike Sorties
  • NATO Air Strike Kills Algerian Family In Libya
  • Libya Claims To Have Shot Down Three NATO Helicopters
  • Unrest In Arab World Heightens Turkey’s NATO Role
  • Kyrgyzstan: NATO Central Asian Office Ratified
  • NATO Headquarters: Cooperation With Azerbaijan Discussed

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: May 21, 2011: NATO Provokes Humanitarian Crisis By Bombing Tripoli Port

21 May 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Libyan Air War: Over 7,500 Flights, Nearly 3,000 Combat Missions
  • Libya: NATO Provokes Humanitarian Crisis By Bombing Tripoli Port
  • Canada Expends Hundreds Of Bombs, $300 Million On Libyan War
  • Russia: NATO Wages War For “Regime Change” In Libya
  • U.S.-NATO European Missile Shield Targets Russia, General Claims
  • Russia Tests Nuclear Missile Amid Missile Shield Row With U.S.
  • Russia: U.S. Missile System To Extend To Czech Republic, Bulgaria And Turkey
  • U.S. Assurances On Interceptor Missiles Ring Hollow: Russia
  • U.S. Uses Bulgarian Military Bases For Free
  • German Troops Kill, Wound Afghan Protesters
  • Central Asia Envoy: NATO Won’t Leave Afghanistan In 2014
  • “Tulip Revolution II” Moving Kyrgyzstan Into NATO Column?
  • U.S. Strengthens Military, Strategic Ties With Saudi Arabia
  • After North Africa And Somalia: French Warships Head To Indonesia

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Stop NATO News: 20 May, 2011

20 May 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: May 20

Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

  • U.S. Missile System In Europe Real Threat To Russia: Generals
  • Russian Chief Of Staff: Nuclear Parity With U.S. Could Be Disrupted
  • Missile Shield: Security Sphere Can Be Rolled Back To Reagan Era – Russian President
  • U.S. Interceptor Missiles Pose Threat To Russian Nuclear Deterrent
  • Ukraine To Hold Talks With U.S. Romania On NATO Missile Shield
  • Russian General Staff: No Iranian, North Korean Missile Threats To US, NATO Nations
  • NATO To Move Central Asian Office To Kyrgyzstan
  • U.S. Kills At Least 225 Pakistanis In 31 Drone Strikes This Year
  • Pakistani Opposition Party To Block NATO Supplies Over Drone Killings
  • Anti-NATO Protest Staged In Another Afghan Province
  • France Backs Further NATO Integration Of United Arab Emirates

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Strategic Culture Foundation 9-15 October, 2010: Kyrgyzstan / Taliban / Kosovo / Pakistan / Russia-China / North Korea

16 October, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Post-Election Kyrgyzstan: Shadows of Akayev and Bakiyev

15.10.2010 | 10:34 | SHUSTOV Aleksandr
Perhaps the most striking feature of the recent campaign in Kyrgyzstan was the unprecedented number of parties in the race – a total of 29 of them competed over the parliament’s 129 seats. The proliferation of political parties reflected the structure of the Kyrgyz society which tends to function as a conglomerate of  regional clans… Kyrgyzstan’s new parliament will be carved up by a northern and a southern coalition considering that the shadows of former Kyrgyz presidents Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev can be discerned behind some of the parties that won the recent elections…

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Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from 1-8 August, 2010

6 August, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Tensions over the European External Action Service

“The situation is unfolding on the UN highest court’s verdict on Kosovo’s independence. Now that the legality of Kosovo’s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia has been recognized, the West seems to be pushing forward its ‘offensive’ on the Bosnian Republika Srpska to achieve success on this stage of anti-Serbian strategy as well…”

New Dimensions of Decay in US Capitalism

“The first year and a half of Barrack Obama’s Presidency have delivered no shortage of disappointments to America. On issues ranging from the protection of civil rights to medical insurance reform, from environmental policy to economic inequality, from financial sector reform to military aggression, and any number of others, the administration has failed to accomplish or even strive for solutions that would reflect the interests of the mass of the population…”

Aleksandr SHUSTOV
Endangered Kyrgyzstan

“The coming withdrawal of the US-led Western coalition from Afghanistan is becoming a prologue to the repatriation of field commanders to Tajikistan and other Central Asian republics. The Talibs will no doubt provide them with secure backing in Afghanistan. Thus, the forecasts that the presence of Russia’s special forces in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which are CSTO members, will become necessary this fall are realistic…”

Middle East at the Point of Boiling

“The truth is that the UN peacekeepers deployed at the Golan Heights are basically safeguarding the interests of Israel. Separating the aggressor and the victims of aggression is hardy the right way to bring the conflict to its final point. Reassuring UN reports notwithstanding, it will still be the point of boiling…”

Hiroshima and Modernity

“Sixty five years ago, on August 6, 1945, US bomber B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb which was roughly 2,000 times more powerful than the biggest munitions used over the entire past history on the Japanese city of Hiroshima…”

Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from 26 June – 3 July, 2010

3 July, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Atai MOLDOBAEV (Kyrgyzstan)
Origin of Kyrgyz Divide Between North and South
“Relations between the northern and the southern parts of Kyrgyzstan had always attracted much attention from the Soviet power elite and remain a primary concern in today’s Kyrgyz Republic. Regional authorities in the north and in the south, both seeking dominance in the region, continue to rely on the outdated system of tribal ties… The divide between the north and the south has played a crucial role in the Kyrgyz home policies after 1991. And each time a new ‘faction’ seizes power, its members are trying to diminish influence of the ousted clans…”

A tiny island called Great Britain
“England was acting as a terrorist state for centuries consistently pursing its expansionist policy… England took maximum advantage of its geographical position. Having no direct contact with hostile nations it had been constantly intriguing, shamelessly using the weakness of the European countries which had to fight with the enemies of the Christian Europe. The British diplomacy succeeded in sharing its experience with the US…”

The Kyrgyz crisis and regional security
“The crisis in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan no doubt holds out grave implications for regional security and India cannot remain impervious to them. Kyrgyzstan too is a land-locked country like Afghanistan that at once becomes highly susceptible to foreign interference. Again, the deepening crisis in Kyrgyzstan contains a mirror image of almost all the elements associated with the Afghan civil war. The international community’s reaction to the Kyrgyz crisis, especially the glaring absence of a coordinated regional response, is bound to cast shadows on the endgame in Afghanistan…”

Dangerous games of Great Romanian patriots
“One more confrontation line has emerged in Moldova constantly shaken by internal political crises. At an emergency session on June 28, the ruling “Alliance for European Integration” decided to abolish the decree signed by the interim president Mihai Ghimpu declaring June 28 as the Soviet occupation day and a day of mourning for the victims of totalitarian communism… Almost simultaneously with Ghimpu’s decree the Romanian president Traian Basescu submitted a draft of the national defense strategy to the parliament. In this document Russia was regarded as a source of external threat because its troops are deployed near the Romanian border in Moldova’s TransDniester region…”

Can Petraeus repeat the Iraq story?
“Washington is well-placed today to exploit the contradictions in the relationships among regional powers – Russia-Iran, Russia-Uzbekistan, Russia-Tajikistan, China-India, China-Russia, Pakistan-India, Iran-India – and to strike “grand bargains” with some of them… The Anglo-American strategy aims at transforming the war in Afghanistan whereby western troops will not get killed anymore so that western military presence in the Central Asian region can continue without the domestic public opinion getting exacerbated on that score…”

Information Clearing House Newsletter 22 June, 2010: The Runaway General

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Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from13-16 June, 2010

Natalia MEDEN
The Specter of German Revanchism
“Czech president Václav Klaus must be credited with far-sightedness – employing the tactic of delaying the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, he forced Brussels to limit the scope of the Charter of Fundamental Rights so as to shield his country from property claims filed by the Germans from the Sudetenland. Nevertheless, the creed of the territorial association of the Germans from the Sudetenland remains the same. The group states openly that since 1919 the Sudetenland had been occupied by Czechoslovakia which never had any right to the territory…”

American democracy and Iraqi economy
“On comparing the economic state of Iraq under Saddam Hussein and now we can conclude that the export of the US democracy turned out to be destructive for the Iraqi economy. The Western democratic models do not work in the Arabic world…”

The Best-Known Afghan Business
“The parts of the world hit hardest by the best-known Afghan business – the drug business – are Europe, Russia, and Iran, which absorb some 80% of the drugs produced in Afghanistan. Currently the country is responsible for 90% of the global narcotics output… The US-led invasion of Afghanistan bred unprecedentedly favorable conditions for the country’s drug business which is presently flourishing in the NATO-controlled oasis…”

The Afghan Drug Industry — a Threat to Russia and an Instrument of Geopolitical Gains
“No settlement in Afghanistan is possible as long as the international occupation of the country continues… Otherwise, there will be more talk that the US imports Uranium ore from the Paktika province, the US Air Force is involved in drug trafficking, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization only creates favorable conditions for the drug business by building bridges and roads in the northern part of Afghanistan…”

Alexander MEZYAEV
Srebrenica Seven
“Every summer, on the eve of July 11th commemorating the Srebrenica massacre, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) announces verdicts ‘on the genocide case’ as if they were making a sacrifice to the murderers of Srebrenica Serbs… It is worth mentioning that the verdict on ‘Srebrenica Seven’ mainly targeted Radovan Karadzic…”

Iran and “used handkerchiefs”
“The struggle for leadership in Eurasia is on between China and the Islamic world. Strategically, Iran is now on the crossroad between Europe and China, between the US and Russia. Teheran is facing dilemma – whether to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) or to launch a new regional organization in South Western Asia?.. Now when the sanctions have been imposed an option to join SCO is temporarily closed for Iran. The second option to set up an Asian analogue of the EU is uncertain. That is why it is necessary to look for new options…”

The Osh Massacre in the Light of International Politics
“The 2001 Western invasion of Afghanistan turned the country into a permanent source of global drug supply and proliferating instability. At the moment the instability is sweeping over the post-Soviet Central Asia, the coup in Kyrgyzstan and the Osh massacre being episodes of a wider drama…”

Hannes HOFBAUER (Austria)
Germany: Trapped in the Euro-zone
“Slowly but consequently the European Union turns out to be a trap for Germany. The outcome of the current economic crisis puts the question of pure existence for the EU on the agenda… As long as the fleet of US-bombers heading for Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia/Kosovo start from Bavarian Ramstein and the main European centre for military logistic lies in Germany, Polish politicians may express themselves more “American” than America, but Germany will stay Washington’s main and most important partner. To put it clear: Angela Merkel remains the closest ally of Barack Obama…”

Aleksandr SHUSTOV
Replay of the 1990 Osh Drama
“Two decades after the 1990 interethnic clashes in Osh – some of the worst in a series of bloody conflicts that marked the collapse of the USSR — we are witnessing a recurrence of fighting between the local Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities. How likely is it that the development presages a new round of statehood disintegration in the post-Soviet space?..”

“The War is Worth Waging”: Afghanistan’s Vast Reserves of Minerals and Natural Gas
“…”The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe. An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys. The vast scale of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth was discovered by a small team of Pentagon officials and American geologists. The Afghan government and President Hamid Karzai were recently briefed, American officials said…”

The Afghan Drug Threat As It Is
“Riots in different parts of the world – in Western Europe, in Russia, in Central Asia (recently – in the Ferghana Valley), and in the North Caucasus – have been paid with the money raised through illegal drug trade… the West has not yet become fully aware of the Afghan drug threat. Central Asia manages to stop 5% of the heroin flow from Afghanistan; Russia – up to 40%, but when it reaches the Balkans, it becomes almost impossible to seize. Kosovo is a classical example of another NARCO-STATE, a safe haven for drug dealers, the province is the world’s major distributor of Afghan drugs…”

NATO summit: ‘Not rational enough’ By Eric Walberg

26 April, 2010 — Eric Walberg

To NATO’s head berates its foes, as the alliance pursues its own version of rationality, oblivious to world pleas for disarmament or its alarming failure in Afghanistan, says Eric Walberg

Just when there seemed to be a glimmer of real change in US-Russian relations — Russia giving in to the US on START and assuring the continuation of the Kyrgyz US airbase — the logic of US empire reasserts itself with a slap in the Russian face. Even Poland, Russia’s age-old nemesis, is trying to bury the hatchet, after the shocking aircrash near Katyn, a tragic, if farcical, repeat of the WWII massacre on Stalin’s orders.

In another echo of that war — Hitler’s siege of Leningrad — NATO cold-bloodedly chose Tallinn, Estonia, a stone’s throw from St Petersburg, as the venue of its latest deliberations about expanding eastward and how best to convince the world and Russia in particular to comply with its ambitious plans to bring the world to heel.

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Coup in Kyrgyzstan, Drugs from Afghanistan, and the US By Anatoly ALIFEROV

19 April, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

While the Kyrgyz interim government was searching for the bank accounts of ousted President K. Bakiev, and Belorussian President A. Lukashenko invited him to settle down in Belarus, Moscow bloggers published a sensational finding: they unearthed evidence that the coup in Kyrgyzstan was backed by the US and that the whole intrigue revolves around the transit of drugs from Afghanistan.

On April 18, Oriental Review, an English-language blog based in Russia, published a text titled «Kyrgyzstan Destined To Become Another Narco-State?». It points to the facts that drug crops in Afghanistan surged since the dispatch of the US and NATO forces to the country and that the neighboring Kyrgyzstan became the key transit hub on the route – known as the Great Heroin Way – via which drugs from Afghanistan are delivered to Europe and Asia.

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Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications 18-24 April, 2010

24 April, 2010 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Rafe MAIR (Canada)
Thoughts on Communism and Capitalism
“Although Communism may be dead in fact if not name, the conditions that spawned and nurtured it are very much with us today. Large corporations have replaced the noblemen, the dwindling middle class is no buffer between the haves and the have-nots, and the rich get richer. Not much different than 1917… Change, unpredictable change, is coming to your home and sooner than you think!…”

Coup in Kyrgyzstan, Drugs from Afghanistan, and the US
“While the Kyrgyz interim government was searching for the bank accounts of ousted President K. Bakiev, and Belorussian President A. Lukashenko invited him to settle down in Belarus, Moscow bloggers published a sensational finding: they unearthed evidence that the coup in Kyrgyzstan was backed by the US and that the whole intrigue revolves around the transit of drugs from Afghanistan…”

Najmuddin A. SHAIKH (Pakistan)
Afghanistan after the Obama Visit
“President Obama had cancelled an invitation to President Karzai to visit Washington. American media reports maintained that in retaliation Karzai invited President Ahmadinejad to Kabul and stood by his side while, in a scathing speech in Kabul Ahmadinejad berated the United States and attributed Afghanistan’s problems to the presence of foreign forces. The American media suggested that the visit Karzai undertook to China immediately thereafter was also designed to win himself some other external support… These reports appear to be much exaggerated…”

Hu Jintao’s Western Tour: From Washington to Brazil (I)
“In mid-April Hu Jintao, like the characters of Chinese classic Journey to the West monk Xuanzang, Monkey King S?n Wùk?ng, “Pigsy” Zhu Bajie, and General in Heaven Sh? Wùjìng, who went to look for Bhuddist Sutras, headed for a long journey. The purpose of Hu Jintao’s tour was to defend China’s interests face-to-face with the US President integrally representing the global North and to secure deeper cooperation with Russia, India, Brazil, and South Africa, the countries leading the parade of the developing world…”

The Great Recession, Human Capital, and Political Peril in the US
“The Great Recession has delivered quite a blow to the consciousness of the US and the rest of the Western world over the last year and a half, and one hesitates to predict when its aftershocks may subside… income inequality in the US has ballooned to levels unparalleled in the developed world… As of the end of 2009 about 24 percent of mortgage holders still owed more money on their home than the home was currently worth… this recession has not supplied any psychological relief to the have-nots by punishing the wealthy enough to reverse income inequality…”

Rafe MAIR (Canada)
When What Couldn’t Happen… Happened!
“December 24, 2013. President Obama announced that earlier that day the 7th US airborne had landed in Northern Alberta, Canada, near the “tar sands” and had sent small contingents of troops into Edmonton and Victoria, the capitals of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia respectively. Mr. Obama, in a terse note to the Canadian ambassador said “no great nation, least of all the United States of America, can tolerate any country cutting off its oil supply. Once our imports from Canada are increased we will withdraw our forces leaving only a “token” presence…”

Anatoliy MANIN
START III and the Strategic Stability Problem
“The Nuclear Security Summit which convened recently in Washington produced little more than general declarations. In contrast, START III (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) signed by Russia and the US on April 8, 2010, and the extensive Protocol detailing its provisions deserve to be called a breakthrough in the sphere of limitation of both offensive and defensive strategic arms…”