US’ China policy at inflection point

18 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

China-France-Germany climate summit, Beijing, April 16, 2021

Considering the US media build-up as President Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry set out for China, the 4-day visit turned out to be an uneventful affair. Perhaps, the chances of President Xi Jinping participating in the signature event in Washington — the Leaders Summit on Climate on April 22/23 hosted by US President Joe Biden — may have somewhat improved.

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Biden’s Russia-China Tactic Is To Wage War AND To Ask For Cooperation

17 April 2021 — Moon of Alabama

It Will Fail

The policies of the Biden administration towards Russia and China are delusional. It thinks that it can squeeze these countries but still successfully ask them for cooperation. It believes that the U.S. position is stronger than it really is and that China and Russia are much weaker than they are.

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US expects Russia to submit. Will it?

17 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

US President Joe Biden departs after delivering remarks on Russia in the East Room at White House, Washington, DC, April 15, 2021

In his landmark foreign policy speech delivered from the US state department on February 4, President Joe Biden had proclaimed that “America is back. Diplomacy is back at the centre of our foreign policy.” That maxim was put to test last week. And it failed to make the grade.

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Biden Declares National Emergency: U.S. and NATO Brand Russia an International Pariah

15 April 2021 —

Rick Rozoff

The thirty-member North Atlantic Council, the political decision-making body of NATO consisting of the ambassadors of all member states, posted a statement supporting the Joe Biden administration’s declaration of a national emergency attributed to Russian actions, real or fancied.

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Chronicle of the unavailing Afghan war

15 April 2021 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

President Joe Biden wipes his eye as he walks through Arlington National Cemetery to honor fallen veterans of Afghan war, April 14, 2021

One missing part in US President Joe Biden’s remarks Wednesday announcing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan was that he didn’t order a commission of inquiry into the disastrous military invasion of 2001.

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Biden’s Claim To Be Ending America’s Longest War Misleading

15 April 2021 — Covert Action Magazine

American soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division at Bagram Air Base in 2013.U.S. soldiers at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. [Source: nytimes.com]

Special Forces, Pentagon Contractors and Intelligence Operatives Will Remain

On Wednesday April 14th, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Judge Preska terminates all Zoom access to Donziger trial in effort to limit public access, say lawyers

7 April 2021 —  Make Chevron Clean Up by Frente de Defensa de la Amazonía

U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska (Twitter: Steven Donziger)

U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska has denied all Zoom access to the upcoming contempt trial of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger in a widely condemned move that his lawyers say is designed to limit public access to an unprecedented one-sided trial run by a private Chevron prosecutor.

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Intelligence Sources Say Biggest Threat To U.S. Is Actually U.S. Policy

14 April 2021 — Caitlin Johnson

by Caitlin Johnstone

new “threat assessment” by the US intelligence cartel has named China the number one threat to the United States today, followed by Russia, Iran, and North Korea. This has of course led to blaring news headlines like “China poses the biggest threat to the U.S., a new intelligence report says” from The New York Times, instead of something a little less propagandistic like “Here’s who the CIA wants you to be afraid of in order to advance its geostrategic power agendas.”

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Will U.S., NATO Give Up and Leave Afghanistan By September 11?

13 April 2021 — Moon of Alabama

This from the Washington Post is surprisingly good news:

Biden will withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021

President Biden will withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months, people familiar with the plans said, completing the military exit by the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that first drew the United States into its longest war.

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Ramsey Clark, Former Attorney General of the United States and Principled Critic of the U.S. Warfare State, Dies at 93

13 April 2021 — Covert Action Magazine

By Frank Dorrel

[Another, more critical take on Clark’s life. An important figure in post-WWII politics, especially the US invasion and occupation of Vietnam. WB]

At gala dinner in New York, hundreds pay tribute to Ramsey Clark and International Action CenterRamsey Clark speaking at Riverside Church in New York in 2013. [Source: iacenter.org]

On April 9th, Ramsey Clark passed away at his home surrounded by his family.

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The Desperate Plans of the Southern Command

12 April 2021 — Internationalist 360°

Pasqualina Curcio

https://i0.wp.com/ultimasnoticias.com.ve/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/comando-sur-colombia_tw_0.jpg?fit=768%2C573&ssl=1The actions perpetrated since March 21 of this year by irregular groups coming from Colombia in La Victoria, Venezuelan territory bordering our sister country, were not improvised. They are part of Plan “B” of the Southern Command to destabilize our Nation and overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.

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