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Germans protest Western policies against Russia

Posted by seumasach on December 15, 2014

PressTV

14th December, 2014

Thousands of Germans have staged a protest rally to express their anger at the West’s warmongering policies against Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

At least 3,500 people took part in the protest, organized by the German Peace Movement, in the capital Berlin on Saturday.

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Libya: Be careful what you wish for

Posted by seumasach on December 11, 2014

Brian Cloughly

Asia Times

11th December, 2014

On March 19, 2011, the United States led NATO countries in a blitz of aircraft and missile strikes against the government of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s batty dictator who was visited in 2004 and 2007 by British prime minister Tony Blair, in 2007 by French president Nicolas Sarkozy, in 2008 by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, and in 2009 by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, all of whom cordially assured him that relations between their countries and his were comfortable.

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Rasmussen on peace: no chance!

Posted by seumasach on September 4, 2014

NATO fears peace as bats fear the light

NATO Chief Dismisses Putin’s Ukraine Plan

Voice of America

4th September, 2014

NATO’s secretary-general has dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seven-step plan to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, as alliance leaders gathered in Britain for their first summit in two years.

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NATO can’t do anything to save Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on September 3, 2014

All the nonsense and bravado that comes out of today’s NATO summit will not be able to conceal the essential irrelevance of this organization, an irrelevance confirmed by it’s inability to come to the aid of a militantly anti-Russian regime in Ukraine, installed by NATO itself, its very own baby if you like. For what purpose does NATO have if it is not the roll-back of Russia and the fact that Ukraine is not a NATO member is a mere technicality, world dominance was never going to be achieved by playing by the rules. The Kiev regime is NATO creation in its own image: NATO old-timers must have warmed to images of distressed pensioners, crying children and corpses in the street resulting from Ukrainian bombardment of Ukrainian citizens. Their thoughts would have gone back to past exploits: to destroyed bridges and trains in Serbia, to bombed weddings in Afghanistan and, more recently, to providing murderous air cover for murderous jihadis in Libya. Oh, the glory of it all! Yet those days are gone, never to return: the will simply isn’ there. I hope this is Obama’s irony: if so, it says it all:

“It [NATO] is unbreakable, it is unwavering, it is eternal. And Estonia will never stand alone,”

New Republic

3rd September, 2014

This week’s NATO summit in Wales has been billed as themost important meeting in the organization’s history, “a strategic inflection point,” an occasion for its rebirth,rediscoveryreinvention as a tougher, mightier alliance. The impetus for this new beginning is the worsening situation in Ukraine, which awoke the organization from its slumber by alerting it to the fact that its member states in Eastern Europe are vulnerable to an assault from Russia. Ukraine will be one of the main items on the agenda. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will be on the scene at the Welsh golf resort to plead for help, badly needed after his squabble with Russia on Wednesday, which resulted in yet another failed attempt at a ceasefire. Poroshenko will try to  convince European leaders that Russia is not just at war with Ukraine, it’s at war with all of Europe.

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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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