New at Strategic Culture Foundation 18-24 October 2015

24 October 2015 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Presstitutes at Their Work

24.10.2015 | 13:52 | Paul Craig ROBERTS

The Western media has only two tools. One is the outrageous lie.  This overused tool no longer works, except on dumbshit Americans…

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Qatar Ready for Military Intervention in Syria: Reckless Policy Fraught with Dire Implications

24.10.2015 | 08:00 | Andrei AKULOV

The Russian military operation in Syria has divided the Arab world. One side is made up of the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan, which view Russia’s actions with optimism. Their attitude was voiced by Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri, who recently said his nation believes «that the Russian operation will impact the fight against terrorism in Syria and help eliminate it». «Russia is concerned by the resistance to terrorism and the purpose of its intervention is a fatal blow to terrorism in Syria, and its strikes are in line with those of the anti-Daesh coalition in Syria and Iraq». he stated…

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NATO and Militarization of Poland

24.10.2015 | 00:00 | Valéry VRUBLEVSKY

Since the start of Russia’s military operation in Syria, there have been numerous reports regarding an upsurge in NATO activity in Poland: Poland has started training Ukrainian military instructors as part of NATO’s Defence Education Enhancement Program, Poland and Georgia have signed an agreement on the exchange of classified information, the Polish Army is carrying out large-scale military exercises known as Dragon-15 on its border with Russia and so on…

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Ukraine’s Default, Kiev’s Desperate Maneuvers, and IMF’s Backroom Deals

24.10.2015 | 00:00 | Valentin KATASONOV

Ukraine is headed straight toward a full-scale default on its public debt, which currently totals $70 billion, of which $40 billion is owed to foreign creditors, about half of whom are private lenders, while the others are official state or public entities (such as foreign governments and international financial institutions)…

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Iraq May Soon Request Russian Airstrikes against Islamic State on Its Soil

23.10.2015 | 18:49 | Andrei AKULOV

Reuters published a report saying a group of Shia militias and the ruling Alliance of Iraq call on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to ask Russia to carry out air strikes on Islamic State (IS). The agency cited its own sources in Baghdad…

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Syrian War Pits Syria, Russia, Iran; versus U.S., Saudis, Qatar, Turkey, ISIS

23.10.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

U.S. aim is a failed Syrian state, so Russia will lose an ally. Thus, on October 13th, Brandon Turbeville headlined, «As Russia Bombs ISIS, US Bombs Syrian Civilian Power Stations». The U.S. aims to destroy Syria; Russia wants to salvage Syria. So: while Russia bombs ISIS and other jihadists, U.S. bombs Syria’s infrastructure. A nation without the infrastructure to hold it together is a failed state — America’s goal…

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Kill Them All – US Strike on Afghan Hospital

23.10.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

The deadly US airstrike on an Afghan hospital has been downplayed by Washington as a «tragic mistake» committed in the «fog of war». But recently disclosed documents on the secret policy of drone assassinations by the Pentagon reveals a cold-blooded calculus to «kill all» within a designated strike zone, even resulting in 90 per cent «collateral damage» of «unintended targets»…

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Turkey may regret border violation claims in Hatay

22.10.2015 | 00:01 | Wayne MADSEN

Turkey has repeatedly charged that Russian military aircraft flying sorties over Syrian airspace against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have violated Turkish airspace over the province of Hatay…

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US: Syria Policy Flip Flop

22.10.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Russia and the US have signed a deal that they hope will avoid clashes between their air forces in the skies over Syria, officials from both countries said. The document is focused on the technical details such as what channel the pilots will communicate on and which language they will use when speaking to one another…

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Japan’s Military Expansion

21.10.2015 | 00:00 | Brian CLOUGHLEY

On 19 September Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported a statement by China’s foreign ministry to the effect that «Japan’s recent military buildup and drastic changes to its military and security policies are out of step with the trend of the times featuring peace, development and cooperation, making the international community question whether Japan is going to drop its exclusive defence policy and deviate from the path of peaceful development it has been following after World War II»…

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First Results of Flawed US Policy in Syria

21.10.2015 | 00:00 | Nikolai BOBKIN

Three weeks have passed since the Russian Aerospace Forces launched an operation in Syria. It’s unclear what the United States will do next. The recent events have made the administration split on the issue. Some want the President to take more resolute actions, while others share his caution about escalating the situation against the background of joint actions undertaken by Russia and Syria. Top US officials – State Secretary John Kerry, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and CIA Director John Brennan – are among those who criticize the President…

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Russians in Syria: Goals Determined, Objectives Set

20.10.2015 | 00:00 | Yuriy RUBTSOV

Russia’s active intervention into the events in Syria has given rise to all manner of speculation about both the reasons behind it as well as Moscow’s goals. During the first days of the attacks by Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces and Navy on Islamic State (IS) positions inside Syria, it seems as though the political commentators hashed over everything – from Moscow’s desire to prop up the regime of the Middle East’s «last dictator» – Bashar al-Assad – to Russia’s use of Syria as a test site for their latest weaponry…

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Afghanistan: Hot Issue on Security Agenda

20.10.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

With a number of major ongoing international crises, especially in Syria, the   events in Afghanistan have not gotten as much attention as they deserve. In recent months, the country’s security situation has dramatically deteriorated…

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Aristocracy aren’t Satisfied; They Demand More

19.10.2015 | 00:00 | Eric ZUESSE

A new analysis of the Obama-proposed TTIP ‘trade’ treaty, which the U.S. would have with Europe, finds that it was initiated and shaped by large international corporations, which will, also according to the only independent economic analysis that has thus far been done of TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), be the only beneficiaries of the proposed Treaty — all at the expense of the publics in each one of the participating countries…

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Nord Stream and Western Speculation

19.10.2015 | 00:00 | Pyotr ISKENDEROV

In today’s environment, the implementation of Russia’s Nord Stream-2 project is a key element in ensuring European energy security. And the project is struggling on in spite of the obstacles being put in its way by the US and certain circles among the leaders of the European Union who are willing to sacrifice the interests of Europeans for their own geopolitical games and outright speculation.

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US Says No to Russia’s Initiative to Launch Broad Political Dialogue on Syria

18.10.2015 | 00:00 | Andrei AKULOV

Washington has refused to receive a Russian military delegation, headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, to discuss coordinated action on the fight against terrorism in Syria…

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The Dangerous Void in American Diplomacy

18.10.2015 | 00:00 | Finian CUNNINGHAM

In the classic American chain gang film, Cool Hand Luke (1967), the defiant escapee played by Paul Newman, shouts out in mockery to the sadistic prison chief, «what we have got here is a failure to communicate», before law-enforcement officers open fire on the ill-fated young rebel…

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