Strategic culture foundation online magazine latest publications from 9-15 May, 2010

The Mossad in South America
“…The Mossad’s number one adversary and target in Latin America is Hugo Chavez, the political leader condemning Israel’s attempts to resolve conflicts in the Middle East by force… Shimon Peres addressed a thinly veiled threat to Chavez by saying that “Chavez will soon disappear”… TV commentator and former Venezuelan Vice President José Vicente Rangel often warns in his TV show that the Mossad is planning to assassinate Chavez…”

Russia and Turkey: Searching for a Model for Their Broadening Partnership
“Russian President D. Medvedev will visit Turkey on May 11, 2010… Definitely, the range of regional security issues on the table during the coming talks between D. Medvedev and the Turkish leadership is going to be extremely broad. Though in many cases the interests of Russia and Turkey in international politics and their national security approaches diverge, there is a set of significant tasks that the two partner-countries are sure to be tackling jointly…”

Brazilian President Lula: Heading for Moscow
“Brazil is central to the Kremlin’s politics of increasing assertiveness in Latin America. From this standpoint Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who plans to visit Moscow on May 13-14 — a pragmatic and predictable leader remaining a patriot of his own country despite the onslaught of globalization — is an almost ideal partner…”

Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War
“These documents and deeds include the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the Ballistic Missile Defense Report, the nuclear security summit in New York and the May 3-28 United Nations nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference, as well as the continuing wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, and the 2011 Pentagon war budget request…”

William BOWLES (United Kingdom)
Alice in Videoland
“There is a paucity of ‘news’ coverage of events in Greece (unless there’s a handy body or two, murdered preferably by ‘Anarchists’). Instead, we get Greece the ‘basket case’, a country living beyond its means, a country threatening to bring down the European Union… Depressingly, there seems to be no way out of this situation unless our public media are completely transformed, the Internet notwithstanding, which while contributing an outlet for independent news and analysis, is no match for the corporate/state stranglehold on the media…”

Karzai is the winner – for the present
“Obama realizes that the time has come to abandon the holy cow that Karzai should not open negotiations with the Taliban until mid-2011. Obama reportedly instructed his war cabinet last month that it might be time to start negotiations with the Taliban, overruling the assumption that peace talks should be deferred until McChrystal degraded the Taliban militarily…”

Rafe MAIR (Canada)
It’s Not Obama That’s Looking For Wars to Come
“I read with considerable interest (and foreboding) Jack A. Smith’s recent article “Look Out, Obama Seems to Be Planning for a Lot More War”. His conclusions are even scarier when looked at in the light of the American national psyche… The United States is historically a violent country. Since the Korean War the United States has always been in “foreign entanglements”.The American self hypnosis has, at the base of its foreign policy, a sense of responsibility to intervene anywhere in the world it can. With the stated purpose usually being to bring freedom and democracy to a deprived state. The President and Congress find themselves politically unable to extract themselves from an “Industry-Military Complex”…”

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