While Biden Gives Ukrainian Army “The Most Lethal Weapon,” War Profiteer BAE Systems Stock Soars

Monday, 27 June 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

Ukraine service members fire a shell from a M-777 Howitzer from Ukrainian position in Peski toward Donetsk. [Source: reuters.com]

Sending Ukraine a $300 million shipment of powerful M-777 howitzers is a lobbying triumph for BAE Systems, one of the many war industry corporations fattening on the death and destruction of the Ukraine war

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Has Russia turned the Western alliance into an unstoppable behemoth?

Thursday, 16 June 2022 — Quid Est Veritas

Let’s consider the differences in Grand Strategy that play into tactical prowess

Thomas Bergman

In the Western corporate media, you often hear of Russian casualties and destruction and how many economic benefits Russians are deprived of as a result of the military operation in Ukraine.  They speak of Russian “isolation” and how much that isolation supposedly costs Russia and her people, even to the point of predicting that the Russian government would topple under the weight of sanctions.  You hear about how much Russia has lost in this period of history, as Western leaders, from President Biden to Ursula von der Leyen, attempt to portray the policies of the West as imposing supreme costs upon the Russian state.  Yet do we consider the opposite?  Do we consider how Russia is benefitting militarily from the conflict?  Do we consider how much the Russian economy is growing in importance while ours wavers from self-imposed wounds?  Dare we say, even, that Russia could even win an expanded conflict with the Western alliance?  Let’s consider how differences in grand strategy yield surprising results.

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‘Damned Fun’ – ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ And The Military-Entertainment Complex

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 — Media Lens

In 1990, Tom Cruise, star of the 1986 blockbuster, ‘Top Gun’, said:

‘Some people felt that “Top Gun” was a right-wing film to promote the Navy. And a lot of kids loved it. But I want the kids to know that’s not the way war is – that “Top Gun” was just an amusement park ride, a fun film with a PG-13 rating that was not supposed to be reality. That’s why I didn’t go on and make “Top Gun II” and “III” and “IV” and “V.” That would have been irresponsible.’

It would indeed, and one can only admire Cruise’s honesty and selfless determination… in 1990…  not to mislead young people.

Why, then, 32 years later, would Cruise decide to appear in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’? The Daily Mail provides a clue:
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 Elon Musk Is Not a Renegade Outsider – He’s a Massive Pentagon Contractor

 Tuesday, 31 May 2022 — MintPress News

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Elon Musk’s proposed takeover of Twitter has ruffled many feathers among professional commentators. “Musk is the wrong leader for Twitter’s vital mission,” read one Bloomberg headline. The network also insisted, “Nothing in the Tesla CEO’s track record suggests he will be a careful steward of an important media property.” “Elon Musk is the last person who should take over Twitter,” wrote Max Boot in The Washington Post, explaining that “[h]e seems to believe that on social media anything goes. For democracy to survive, we need more content moderation, not less.” The irony of outlets owned by Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos warning of the dangers of permitting a billionaire oligarch to control our media was barely commented upon.

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The secret, US-financed Ukrainian military programs

Tuesday, 31 May 2022 — Voltaire Network

by Thierry Meyssan

In 2016, the United States committed to arming Ukraine to fight and win a war against Russia. Subsequently, the US Department of Defense organized a biological research program in Ukraine, and then huge amounts of nuclear fuel were secretly transferred to the country. These data change the interpretation of this war: it was not wanted and prepared by Moscow, but by Washington. 

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General Dynamics Calls Critics “Radical Skeptics” for “Undermining” US Foreign Policy

Monday, 9 May 2022 — MintPress News

General Dynamics recently rejected a human rights proposal on the grounds that it would “undermine shareholder value and more notably, “embed radical skepticism toward U.S. foreign policy.”

By Shea Leibow

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RESTON, VIRGINIA (CODEPINK On May 4th, General Dynamics held its annual shareholder meeting. This meeting took place virtually, possibly in response to last year when shareholders were able to directly engage with the General Dynamics Board and ask how they justify the destruction and death their weapons cause.

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Biden Administration Budgets Record $27.6 Billion for Militarization of Outer-Space

Sunday, 10 April, 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Jeremy Kuzmarov

A picture containing outdoor, transport</p> <p>Description automatically generatedThe Space Test Program-3 Mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command preparing for launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida. [Source: spacenews.com]

New cold war provides continued backdrop for misallocation of public resources into weaponry right out of science fiction films

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Briefing by Chief of Russian NBC Protection troops

Monday, 7 March 2022 — Telegram

MoD Russia, [07/03/2022 16:09]
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▪️ The Chief of the NBC Protection troops of the Russian Federation Armed Forces Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov emphasises that the biological programmes that had been in progress by order of the US Defence Threat Reduction Agency are being under an urgent suspension.

#MoD #NBCP #Russia #Ukraine

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Russia makes new claims on US-financed biolabs in Ukraine

Monday, 7 March 2022 — RT

The US has “covered” Ukraine with a network of biolaboratories linked to the Pentagon, the Russian Defense Ministry says

FILE PHOTO: Commander of the Russian radiological, chemical and biological defense force, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, speaks in Moscow, Russia, on February 23, 2022. ©  Sputnik / Aleksey Kudenko

The Ukrainian authorities have been urgently destroying pathogens studied at its laboratories linked to the US Department of Defense, the Russian military claimed on Monday, adding that such activities hint at the military purposes of these studies.

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The Crisis in Ukraine is a Planetary Crisis Provoked by the U.S. that Threatens Nuclear War

Monday, 7 March 2022 — CovertAction Magazine

By Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Russia-Ukraine war: Live updates as Russian troops invade[Source: nypost.com]

Let us begin a conversation in response to what currently qualifies as the most profound question, the one that needs most urgently to be addressed if we are to have any chance of understanding what we conveniently refer to as the “Ukraine crisis.” This is, more accurately, a planetary crisis—close in magnitude to the near-certainty of species extinction within the next century, but in some ways ahead of secondary catastrophes such as the obscene, raging inequality between peoples and nations unleashed by President Ronald Reagan and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1980s, and the global conglomerations of immense corporate and plutocratic power.

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War, NATO and the New World Order

Friday, 4 March 2022 — Internationalist 360°

Fernando Rivero

1.- War and U.S. Military Doctrine: The armed conflict in Europe is directly related to U.S. military planning. The “Third Offset Strategy”, the “Interim Strategic National Security Guidance” and the advent of the NATO “Strategic Concept” of 2022, outline the US military plan for global domination. The Third Offset Strategy, proposed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Deputy Secretary Robert Work, is a prospective for the adequacy of U.S. war potential and was born as a response to the accession of Crimea to the Russian Federation in 2014. Biden’s Strategic Guidance, adopted in 2021, is a doctrinal update that places emerging powers, led by Russia and China, at the center of its concerns. For its part, NATO has set out to update its Strategic Concept considering three pivotal ideas, among which is the adoption of a more global approach *These official plans of the United States and NATO explain why Russia is legitimately concerned about its security*.

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History of World War II: Operation Barbarossa: Myths and Reality

Saturday, 5 March 2022 — Global Research

Eighty years ago, June 22, 1941: Hitler launches Operation Barbarossa, the attack against the Soviet Union…

First published by Global Research on June 23, 2021

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War against the Soviet Union was what Hitler had wanted from the beginning. He had already made this very clear in the pages of Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920s. As a German historian, Rolf-Dieter Müller, has convincingly demonstrated in a well-documented study, it was a war against the Soviet Union, and not against Poland, France, or Britain, that Hitler was planning to unleash in 1939. On August 11 of that year, Hitler explained to Carl J. Burckhardt, an official of the League of Nations, that “everything he undertook was directed against Russia”, and that “if the West [i.e., the French and the British] is too stupid and too blind to comprehend this, he would be forced to reach an understanding with the Russians, turn and defeat the West, and then turn back with all his strength to strike a blow against the Soviet Union”. This is in fact what happened. The West did turn out to be “too stupid and blind”, as Hitler saw it, to give him “a free hand” in the east, so he did make a deal with Moscow — the infamous “Hitler-Stalin Pact” — and then unleashed war against Poland, France, and Britain. But his ultimate objective remained the same: to attack and destroy the Soviet Union as soon as possible.

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The EU Eyes New Horizons

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 — Indian Punchline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in Bundestag a big leap in armament programme, Berlin, Feb 27, 2022

Germany’s military build-up is a poignant issue in European politics, and what trajectory it will take once the dust settles, only time can tell.

Three developments in the past week herald a profound shift in European politics. It is tempting, but ultimately futile, to contextually place this shift as a reaction to the Russian decision to launch military operations in Ukraine. The pretext only provides the alibi, while the shift is anchored on power play and has a dynamic of its own.

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The U.S. is preparing war with China and Russia at the same time

Monday, 28 February 2022 — MROnline

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This was originally written for a Chinese audience and adapted and published in Guancha. —Eds.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics on 21 February means that tensions in Eastern Ukraine are likely to continue to rise, which is exactly what U.S. foreign policy wants to promote. Three days ago, Foreign Policy published an article on its website titled “Washington Must Prepare for War with Both Russia and China.” According to the article:
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US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts

13 May 2021 — Global Research

By Andrew Korybko

Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev told Sputnik earlier this week that the US is secretly developing biological weapons in some of the biolabs that it funds all across the world, building upon previous accusations that he made in the past regarding the danger that such facilities in former Soviet states pose to his country and the rest of the world more broadly.

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