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NATO’s new Cold War runs into trouble in Germany

Posted by seumasach on May 3, 2014

Cristoph Germann

Boiling Frogs Post

2nd May, 2014

Edward Bernays once famously promoted the “conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses” through the use of propaganda, which he considered an “important element in democratic society”.[1] Today’s so-called “liberal democracies” are testament to Bernays’ assertion. The “father of public relations” demonstrated early on that propaganda can be used for many different purposes, from selling cars to selling wars. Especially the latter has become the primary task of media in the United States and other NATO countries in recent years. With Iraq still burning, Western media played a decisive role in turning Libya and Syria into failed states as well. The propaganda was never particularly sophisticated. After “Saddam has weapons of mass destruction” came “Gaddafi is killing his own people” and eventually “Assad is like Hitler”. But mainstream media reporting got even worse during the Ukraine crisis and this could have unforeseen consequences for those in power.

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Global Peace vs. Global Interventionism and Imperialism

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2014

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Germany: No Ukraine NATO membership

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2014

Ukraine NATO Membership Is Denied as Germany Seeks Easing

Bloomberg

1st April, 2014

Germany’s top diplomat said Ukraine won’t join NATO and urgedRussia to move troops away from the Ukrainian border, saying it would be a “small signal” that the crisis is easing.

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Karzai: NATO air strikes for Afghan security forces must end

Posted by seumasach on February 16, 2013

After uncharacteristically refusing to bomb Mali NATO now faces a prohibition on its bombing activities in Afghanistan: NATO is now effectively dead in the water

This Day Live

16th February, 2013

“Tomorrow, I will issue an decree stating that under no conditions can Afghan forces request foreign air strikes on Afghan homes or Afghan villages during operations,” Karzai told more than 1,000 officers, commandos and students.

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NATO’s Failure in Libya

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2013

Voltairenet

30th January, 2013

In 17 March 2011, by resolution 1973, the Security Council authorized NATO to intervene “civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya.”

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Rasmussen: ‘No role for NATO in Mali’

Posted by seumasach on January 22, 2013

There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark- but things are looking up! How anomalous and un-NATO- like for them not to plunge into a new bombing campaign.

NATO can’t be the world’s policeman, travelling from country to country, solving all the problems.

Wonderful news!

Euronews

18th January, 2013

Against the backdrop of an unfolding hostage drama in Algeria, euronews spoke to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the secretary general of NATO.

 

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One year after IMF bailout, Greece still big on military spending

Posted by seumasach on October 26, 2012

RT

26th October, 2012

Exactly one year ago, the EU agreed to several extreme measures to combat the ongoing economic crisis, to mixed results. But despite its unique economic distress, Greece shows no sign of cutting back its considerable military budget.

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Obama stalking Africa’s resources

Posted by seumasach on September 21, 2012

Professor Soul Gaika Kuni

Pan African News

20th September, 2012

The presidential election campaign is reaching fever pitch in the United States, but for Africans the zeal, pomp, zest and funfair over Barack Obama’s prospects of winning is non-existent. Unlike Obama’s first election campaign, Africans have nothing to celebrate about, for, they now know Obama as just another American president, pushing the same natural resources exploitation agenda.

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Polish president says US missile deployment a ‘mistake’

Posted by seumasach on August 7, 2012

PressTV

6th August, 2012

 

Our mistake was that while accepting the US proposal, we have not taken into account a political risk related to the change of the US president. We have paid a too high political price for that.”

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L’OTAN magnifie son déclin

Posted by seumasach on May 23, 2012

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

22nd May, 2012

Le 25e sommet de l’OTAN n’est pas parvenu à répondre à la question lancinante qui hante l’Organisation depuis l’effondrement de l’URSS : en quoi peut-elle être utile à ses membres, hormis au Royaume-Uni et aux USA ? Toute question sur le massacre de 160 000 Libyens ou sur l’annulation de l’attaque de la Syrie étant écartée, les chefs d’États et de gouvernement ont simplement été sommés de financer le complexe militaro-industriel US.

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Demo against NATO war machine held in Chicago

Posted by seumasach on May 22, 2012

PressTV

22nd May, 2012

Anti-NATO demonstrators have taken to the streets of Chicago again to protest against US wars and economic inequality, despite the heavy-handed police crackdown a day earlier.

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