New at Strategic Culture Foundation 21-27 Oct. 2012: Bolivia-USA / Oil-Uranium / USA / Nobel Prize / EU / China / Nicaragua

27 October 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Bolivian President Bluntly Describes US Diplomacy

27.10.2012 | 00:00 | Nil NIKANDROV

Bolivian leader Evo Morales tends to speak in a carefully chosen language, in part as a precaution natural for someone who is permanently under fire from his opponents. It long became a staple of the US propaganda to portray Morales as an individual who does not measure up to the standards normally associated with his status, and on the fringes the campaign against the Latin American country’s first indigenous president chronically slips into downright racism. After a period of evident restraint, Morales did respond to the US invectives in an unusually blunt manner in a recent Decolonizaton Day address…

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US Comes Up With New Defense Concept

26.10.2012 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The USA has come up with a new Americas defense concept. On October 4 the Western Hemisphere Defense Policy Statement saw light outlining the major security vision for the next decade or longer… There is a certain background the Concept came out against… The US intelligence is making systematic efforts to energize the political opposition in Latin American countries deemed unfriendly in Washington. The US influenced media in Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Venezuela are full of acrimonious anti-government propaganda. The USAID, the agency told to leave Russia this month for meddling into the country’s internal affairs, is notorious for serving as a cover for intelligence efforts many a time aimed at undermining legitimate governments in a number of Latin American countries…

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Oil, Uranium, Apocalypse

26.10.2012 | 00:00 | Konstantin GORDEEV

The tectonic political shifts in North Africa and the Middle East have been grabbing the headlines for the last couple of years as regimes across the regions collapsed, a military intervention swept over Libya, the civil war in Syria heated up prompting expectations of the Western crackdown on B. Assad’s regime, and Israel threatened to wipe out – by nuclear strikes, potentially – the Iranian nuclear facilities. Watchers are left wandering what contours the future shaped by the recurrent escalations will take and what cost mankind will have to pay for the transition. The only rival theme in the media is the world economic crisis which has been raging since 2008…

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As the Tumult and the Shouting Dies

25.10.2012 | 09:10 | Rafe MAIR

Well, it’s all over but the voting and in my not terribly humble opinion, President Obama will win in a canter. As Winston Churchill said about prognosticators, I must not only be able to make accurate forecasts but be able to explain afterwards why they didn’t happen. I’m surprised that Mitt Romney did as well as he did – indeed if he gets wins in a few key states such as Ohio and Florida, I’ll likely be eating crow on November 13…

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Elections of Self-Destruction

25.10.2012 | 08:56 | David KERANS

According to voluminous polling data, nearly half of all likely voters intend to vote for Romney and other Republicans this year, notwithstanding the party’s now slavish devotion to 1) supply-side economics (cutting tax rates, especially on the wealthy and on corporations, on the avowed assumption that this will generate economic growth, and thus serve to enhance tax revenues to compensate for the taxes lost by virtue of lower rates) and 2) trimming the public sector of the economy (because, as they insist categorically, the public sector is wasteful in everything it does)… How, then, are we to understand the decision of approximately half of the country to vote against its own economic interests?..

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate EU Making a Mockery of Free Speech

25.10.2012 | 00:00 | Kourosh ZIABARI

Only three days after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its alleged role in promoting peace and reconciliation across the European continent, the European Union made the most undemocratic and non-peaceful decision one might think of by ordering the French-based satellite provider Eutelsat SA to take 19 Iranian TV channels, including the 24-hour English-language Press TV off air, denying millions of viewers across the world the opportunity to benefit from the alternative, critical standpoint of a group of media which had for long endeavored to challenge the Western mainstream media’s uncontested influence over the global public opinion…

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Shadowy Aspects of the United Europe Project

24.10.2012 | 00:00 | Olga CHETVERIKOVA

The suspiciously synchronous rise of separatism in Europe – the triumph of confederation-minded Flemish nationalists at the municipal elections in Belgium, the March Towards Independence and other demonstrations of assertiveness by Catalan nationalists bracing for snap regional elections in Spain, the preparations, in the framework of the October 15 Edinburgh Agreement, for an independence referendum in Scotland – promise to plunge the economically embattled Europe into serious political destabilization. Pushing Europe deeper into the Balkan-style disarray appears to be a carefully planned policy pursued by Brussels with the goal of eventually getting rid of the European nation-states…

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America’s Pacific Zone of War

23.10.2012 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

The United States has successfully installed two America-compliant leaders as the heads of government of Australia and New Zealand, Washington’s two most important Asia-Pacific regional allies. Both leaders, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, rose rapidly within their respective parties, a sure sign that they had outside support, likely from the Central Intelligence Agency, which has historically meddled in the domestic affairs of Australia and New Zealand

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Who Feels that China is a Carthage to Be Destroyed?

22.10.2012 | 10:13 | Natalia MEDEN

For the first time in history, the 2012 Noble Prize in literature was awarded to a Chinese author – Mo Yan, a novelist top-read in his home country and enjoying considerable acclaim in the West… Berlin seemed to make an effort to balance the choice made in Sweden when the prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade was handed to Liao Yiwu, a Chinese dissenter now living in Germany. The invectives Liao Yiwu directs against China exceed the boldest expectations of the country’s critics: speaking at the award ceremony, attended by the German political elite including President Joachim Gauck, he got a round of rapturous applause for stating nothing less than that «the empire must break apart»…

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Crisis An Instrument in Building the Euroempire

22.10.2012 | 00:00 | Andrei GANZHA, Sergei KLIMOVSKY

…If another austerity package is adopted, the country would fall apart and downtown Madrid would be left alone to repay the sovereign debt… The carefully engineered and fueled debt crisis, coupled to Brussels’ regionalization policies, not only causes nation-statehoods in Europe to crumble but, from a wider perspective, undermines national sovereignty and statehood as general principles.

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A Channel to Link the Oceans, or the Ortega Syndrome

21.10.2012 | 11:56 | Nil NIKANDROV

Early this year, Nicaraguan president D. Ortega signed into law the project to construct a canal linking the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans… Washington displayed no emotion in connection with Ortega’s plan… With the US ambitions to maintain undivided control over the Asia Pacific region, the US Administration deems it necessary to oppose the initiative aimed at creating  a transit route outside of its control, even if a different approach could prove to be more practical…

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