Pharaoh al-Sisi sits tight By M K Bhadrakumar

16 August 2013 — Asia Times

The highly opportunistic stance taken by the “big powers” who are veto-holding permanent members of the United Nations Security Council has prevented that august body from articulating an outright condemnation of the brutality with which the Egyptian military massacred more than 1,000 civilians in Cairo on Wednesday. 

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Obama Unleashes Dogs of War in Syria By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

26 March, 2013

The smoke screen given to the United States President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel has lifted. But then, no one really bought the thesis that it was a mere kiss-and-make-up visit aimed at improving Obama’s personal chemistry with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that prompted the US president to jet down to the Middle East in a rare overseas trip. 

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 3-9 March 2013: Venezuela / USA-Race / Resources / Libya / Obama / Empire

9 March 2013 Strategic Culture Foundation

Why US Cannot Forgive Chavez Easily (II)
09.03.2013 | 00:00 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

The legacy of Hugo Chavez is a many-splendored thing. Venezuela is a country with a population of around 30 million with limited national strength and yet Chavez’s death is being noted and discussed as an international event of much significance… Looking back, Chavez succeeded in his mission to undermine the US influence all over Latin America and he probably succeeded on a scale that even Fidel Castro and Che Guevara in their heyday could not have…

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 6-12 January 2013: US / Syria / Christianity / Hagel / Russia-EU-US

12 January 2013Strategic Culture Foundation

From Lower Class to Prison Caste: the US Shackles Itself

12.01.2013 | 00:00 | David KERANS

The economic hardships of the past few years and the rise of the Occupy Wall Street movement have made Americans more aware than at any time in living memory of the extraordinary inequalities of wealth that have built up in their society. From bloggers’ datapoints to professors’ treatises, a steady stream of publications has been feeding the nation’s growing appetite for information on inequality and explanations for its emergence… Continue reading

Egypt erupts in anger. Democracy is not the final word (II) By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

14 December 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

Part I

The main criticism being voiced about the government led by President Mohamed Morsi within Egypt and by some foreign observers is that it lacks the majority support of the people of Egypt. In substantiation of this argument it is often mentioned that Morsi obtained less than 25 percent of the votes polled in the first round of the Egyptian president election (May 2012) and barely scraped through in the runoff with just about fifty percent plus of the popular votes.

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Haqqanis don’t divide US and Pakistan By M K Bhadrakumar

3 October 2011 — Indian Punchline

…Equally intriguing was Clinton’s admission that US is as much responsible for the Haqqani network’s existence today as Pakistan could be. She sensitises the American opinion by even produced a YouTube to underscore the legitimacy of the Pakistani allegation that the US did encourage it to hobnob with the Haqqanis, who were once America’s blue-eyed boys. She clarified, inter alia, that she is not condoning still the “serious, grievous, strategic error” by Pakistan in supporting the Haqqanis, who are like a “wild animal in the backyard.” Interestingly, Clinton doesn’t spell out what precisely the US now expects Pakistan to do vis-a-vis Haqqanis — except to say Islamabad should “prevent any attacks against us [US troops] emanating from Pakistan.” Read the rest here…

M.K. Bhadrakumar (India) – It is going to be Syria’s turn next

24 August 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The visuals beamed from Tripoli last night had an eerie familiarity. Cars blowing horns, Kalashnikovs firing into the air, youth and children aimlessly wandering on streets littered with heaps of debris, western cameramen eagerly lapping up the precious words in broken English by any local fellow holding forth on the stirring ideals of the 1789 French Revolution and the Magna Carta – the images are all-too-familiar.

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