Last month was a busy one for U.S.-NATO military exercises in the Baltic Sea. Three major multinational training exercises, including naval maneuvers, amphibious landings and preparation for deployment to Afghanistan, occurred in the region in June, in one case overlapping.
16 March 2012 — Stop NATO
- NATO Arctic War Games: Norwegian Military Aircraft Goes Missing
- NATO Attack Kills Pakistani Civilian; Four Others Arrested
- NATO Enhances Interceptor Missile System From One End Of Europe To The Other
- Georgia: U.S. Marines Lead Two-Week War Games
- Afghanistan: Pentagon Chief Inspects Georgian Cohorts
- Georgian Fatalities In Afghan War: NATO Cannon Fodder
- German Foreign Minister In Tbilisi: Georgia To Join NATO
- Gulf Cooperation Council Monarchies Close Embassies In Syria
- Argentina To Sue Over British Oil Exploration Near Falklands
- U.S., Azerbaijan, Kuwait Discuss “Global Energy Security”
- Eastern Mediterranean: NATO Naval Group Practices Low And High Intensity Warfare
- After Libyan War: Canadian Warship Charlottetown In NATO Mediterranean Maneuvers
- NATO Maritime Group Conducts Joint Operation In Morocco
- NATO Member Latvia’s Capital Hosts Waffen SS March
18 January, 2011 — Global Research
A spectre is haunting Europe: the illusion that Latvia’s financial and fiscal austerity is a model for other countries to emulate. Bankers and the financial press are asking governments from Greece to Ireland and now Spain as well: “Why can’t you be like Latvia and sacrifice your economy to pay the debts that you ran up during the financial bubble?” The answer is, they can’t – without an economic, demographic and political collapse that will only make matters worse.
30 September, 2010 — Global Research
While Labor Unions celebrate Anti-Austerity Day in Europe, the European Neoliberals raise the ante:
Most of the press has described Wednesday’s European-wide labor demonstrations and strikes across in terms of the familiar exercise by transport workers irritating travelers with work slowdowns, and large throngs letting off steam by setting fires. But the story goes much deeper than merely a reaction against unemployment and economic recession conditions. At issue are proposals to drastically change the laws and structures of how European society will function for the next generation. If the anti-labor forces succeed, they will break up Europe, destroy the internal market, and render that continent a backwater. This is how serious the financial coup d’etat has become. And it is going to get much worse – quickly. As John Monks, head of the European Trade Union Confederation, put it: “This is the start of the fight, not the end.”
Afghan Heroin Flow Channeled to Russia
“The production of narcotics in Afghanistan has gone up 40-fold since the country’s occupation by the NATO forces.Afghanistan hosts the full cycle of illicit drug production comprising opium poppy cultivation, conversion into heroin and opium at some 400 drug facilities, stockpiling, and wholesale supply to the Afghan and Pakistani drug markets. While Afghan poppy growers are enduring extreme poverty, the owners of the fields mostly reside in the US, Great Britain, and other Western democracies…”
South Kyrgyzstan: An Epicenter of Coming Conflicts?
“Unrest has lingered in the southern part of Kyrgyzstan since the April 7 coup. Recently, local Kyrgyz and Uzbek populations clashed in the Jalal-Abad province, the displaced Kyrgyz President K. Bakiev being widely suspected of organizing the riots. If the interim government fails to neutralize the attempts to ignite ethnic strife in the south of Kyrgyzstan, the tensions are likely to evolve into a conflict similar in character to a civil war. Hundreds of people were killed during the clashes between the Kyrgyz and Uzbek populations in the Osh province in 1990. the escalation in the Jalal-Abad district would breed broader hostilities between three of the five Central Asian republics and a serious threat to the region’s overall stability…”
The Conundrum of the South Korean Corvette (I)
“Seoul has unveiled the results of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan corvette in the Yellow Sea on March 26. According to the report put together by a commission of South Korean military and unnamed experts from the US, Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, Cheonan was sunk as the result of an external underwater explosion caused by a torpedo made in the DPRK. Considering that the blast was allegedly caused by a torpedo carrying a net explosive weight of 250 kg, investigators must have been remarkably lucky to find the right fragment with the marking implicating North Korea. The simple marking “? 1", which is the sole indication of the country of origin of the torpedo, possibly could write in the same manner on a South Korean torpedo too. The spin-off of the version offered by the report commenced immediately upon its being circulated, and there is a distinct impression that the developments are following an a priori blueprint…”
Kononov Against Latvia, or Top-Level History Falsification
“On May 17, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) revealed the long-awaited decision on the Kononov case. The fact that Russia’s interests are affected is beyond question. ECHR has already become a serious problem for Russia. Currently this “center of global justice” is looking into Georgia’s complaint against Russia over the August, 2008 conflict and into Poland’s Khatyn case. The onslaught on Russia in the sphere of the international law is widening…”
Christopher Coke Against the US, or the Global Elite and Narcotics
“The bizarre web of interests of mafia, secret services, corrupt local officials, and global powers, altogether combined with the hopeless poverty of the Jamaican population, bred a new form of social organization based on de facto institutionalization of one of the worst ills of mankind…”
2010-03-15 Aleksandr SALITZKY & Vladimir TATSIY
China’s Accelerating Economic Growth (I)
“China’s leaders described 2009 as the year when the country’s economy had to face the toughest challenges since the turn of the century while navigating increasingly complicated domestic and international situations. The job done by China to meet the challenges must have been remarkable – viewed against the worldwide average, the country clearly deserves the title of a new global economic powerhouse that the media have already awarded to it…”
Yuri BARANCHIK (Belarus)
US-Israeli Attack Against Iran Imminent
“All military conflicts involving the US were sparked by provocations, and the priority at the moment is to focus on neutralizing the consequences of the provocation that the world is about to encounter. The logical hypothesis is that the likely provocation to trigger an attack against Iran is a detonation of a «dirty» nuclear bomb by the US and Israeli intelligence services (or a blow-up of a nuclear power plant) in Israel or somewhere in West Europe…
Sitting on Two Chairs A Problem
“The widely advertised EU – Balkans summit that was supposed to be held in Brdo on March 20 may yet fail to take place… Brussels may have great expectations in connection with the Brdo summit, but actually the self-proclaimed new Balkan country challenges not only Serbia but also the UN… So far, the EU clearly ascribed higher priority to the relations with Kosovo Albanians but sitting on two chairs is increasingly growing into a problem…”
“… To kill As Many Russians As Possible”, or the Fascist Latvia
“On March 16, veterans of the Latvian Legion of the Waffen SS traditionally marched under police protection across Riga. The March was joined by several ideologically close groups such as “All For Latvia!”, Club 415, The Latvian National Front, The Club of Latvian Nationalists, and the Alliance of National Warriors. Well-known Latvian politicians…”
4 August , 2009 — Global Research
Selected Articles 1-4 August, 2009
Lisa Hajjah, David Swanson, Quentin Young, Barbara-Anne Steegmuller, Rachael Rudolph, Sameh Habeeb on Global Research News Hour
Program details, 3-7 August. Hosts: Stephen Lendman & Michel Chossudovsky
Award Winning Movie: “SUPERPOWER”:
Interview with Filmmaker on RBN this Thursday!
– by Barbara-Anne Steegmuller – 2009-08-06
The Worldwide H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic.
The WHO plans to vaccinate more than half the World’s population
– by Global Research – 2009-08-04
The Great American Bubble Machine
– by Matt Taibbi – 2009-08-04
London-based activists ‘co-ordinating’ Iranian protest movement
– by Damien McElroy , Ahmed Vahdat – 2009-08-04
27 February, 2009
US Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the Munich Security Conference and a number of less notable statements made by US officials revived the discussions of the US strategy in the post-Soviet space. Recently the notorious financial megaspeculator George Soros contributed to the discourse with his articles in the Russian Vedomosti (the Russian partner of The Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal) entitled ‘Global Anticrisis Policy: Create New Money’ (February 10), ‘An Alternative to Geopolitics: the Russian Problem’ (February 12), and ‘A Crisis Landscape: the Geopolitics of Cheap Oil’ (February 16).
Soros has always been a supporter of the US Democratic Party and a critic of G. Bush’s politics. His ideas may be regarded as an expression of the foreign politics objectives of B. Obama’s administration and the methods it is going to employ to pursue them. Soros suggests to Europe a dual strategy – the defense against the newly assertive and aggressive Russia and the encouragement of the strivings for democracy, open society, and international cooperation to prevail over geopolitics.