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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

A way out glimmering in the obscurity

Posted by seumasach on November 12, 2022

Cailean Bochanan

12th November, 2022

Suddenly there are two possible deals emerging: on the one hand, Washington agrees to recognise the four regions which have been incorporated into Russia on the basis of a vote which the West had declared invalid and the Republicans, the GOP, agrees to recognise the result of an election  which the OSCE was not permitted to monitor. The two are logically connected: the USA accepts it’s defeat in Ukraine and at the same time US ruling class pulls together abandoning any semblance of democracy as it negotiates the dangerous rapids of imperial retrenchment.

The problem I have with this scenario is how Russia can accept a rump Ukraine which can still be weaponised as an anti-Russian state. In other words, if they cannot denazify it themselves, how can they trust the Americans to do it for them? The question could be put in another way: is the collective West prepared to denazify itself, to sideline the mad warmongers, the neocon, and address all the Russian concerns expressed before the Ukraine war began? That would be a turn-up for the books!

However, something extraordinary has to happen. If Sullivan has given the Russians an ultimatum not to launch a final, decisive winter offensive then the prospect of nuclear war looms large and terrifying. If the war is allowed to run it’s course, the rout of NATO would have revolutionary consequences for the West- no ruling elite in history has survived anything comparable. If elite survival is the goal then neither of these scenarios is credible and the only remaining option of a fudged compromise, no matter how unlikely, remains the only solution, the only way out of the labyrinth in which the illusory manifest destiny loses itself while the lights go out on the City on the Hill.

Stranger things have happened: who would have imagined that the last Roman emperor Romulus Augustalus would do a deal with the Goths: but it preserved the ascendancy of the Senatorial elite. If elites hang together they  won’t hang separately. The US ruling class has given an object lesson in class solidarity as millions of popular votes disappear. Kali Lake has had to be censured for taking it personally. She should remember that the democracy stuff only ever was talk. But the time for such talk is over. It’s time to walk the walk- and the walk is a retreat.

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Soros’ dream: To turn China into a neoliberal grabitization opportunity

Posted by seumasach on September 6, 2021

Michael Hudson

Counterpunch

2nd September, 2021

Soros gives his game away by stating that “Xi does not understand how markets operate.” What he means is that President Xi rejects rapacious rent-seeking, exploitative free-for-all, and shapes markets to serve overall prosperity for China’s 99 Percent. “As a consequence, the sell-off was allowed to go too far,” Soros continues. What he means is, too far to maintain the dominance of the One Percent. China is seeking to reverse economic polarization, not intensify it.

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UK gunboat diplomacy fires blanks at China

Posted by seumasach on September 1, 2021

Andrew Salmon

Asia Times

31st August, 2021

The delusional Global Britain agenda is set to run for some time, always on the road to nowhere

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Blowback: Taliban target US intel’s shadow army

Posted by seumasach on August 30, 2021

Pepe Escobar

The Cradle

27th August, 2021

So we have the CIA Director William Burns deploying in haste to Kabul to solicit an audience with Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar, the new potential ruler of a former satrapy. And he literally begs him to extend a deadline on the evacuation of US assets.

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Why the loss of Afghanistan ultimately ends the Empire

Posted by seumasach on August 30, 2021

Akrainer

29th August, 2021

This episode and its implications will not be lost on other servants of the Empire. Will the its corrupt puppets in the Middle East, Africa, South America and elsewhere be comfortable following the Empire’s dictates? Will they obediently “build back better,” ploughing over their economies and social fabric, destroying their people’s lives? After Afghanistan they will have to think about making nice with their own people and seek cooperation with other global powers, primarily China and Russia. The Empire has already been check-mated in Ukraine; it lost Syria and their hold on Iraq has all but slipped away. Afghanistan may well prove to be its mortal wound.

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Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-9

Posted by seumasach on August 27, 2021

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th August, 2021

The horrific terrorist strikes in Kabul on Thursday which killed at least 12 US servicemen and dozens of civilians will lead to a higher level of cooperation between the US and the Taliban. 

The commander of CENTCOM Gen. Kenneth McKenzie disclosed to journalists on Thursday that  the US was already sharing information on terror threats in Afghanistan with Taliban. As he put it, “We share versions of this information with the Taliban so that they actually make searches… We think they’ve thwarted some.”

The US is finally coming round to the Russian view that the real terrorist threat in Afghanistan stems from the Islamic State and not the Taliban — and, more importantly, Taliban can be a useful partner in the fight against the ISIS. 

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New Cold War: Some Western pundits want to break up Russia & China

Posted by seumasach on August 5, 2021

In fact, the destruction of Russia and China is the goal along with the destruction of their own countries. At the heart of Western policy is a shocking nihilism and the vain hope of a New World Order built of the rubble of national sovereignty.

Paul Robinson

RT

5th August, 2021

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US Doubts Returning to Iran Nuclear Deal Is Possible

Posted by seumasach on August 2, 2021

It can hardly then be a coincidence that the UK and Israel are unilaterally declaring Iran responsible for the recent drone attack on an Israeli-owned ship. Both have an interest in drawing the USA back under their influence after the setback of US-Russian detente

Jason Ditz

Antiwar

1st August, 2021

It wasn’t so long ago that the US was reportedly close to rejoining the Iran nuclear deal, and diplomats were saying many of the terms had been worked out. Now, the US is growing pessimistic, suggesting that the return may be politically impossible.

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NATO Proclamation at Annual Summit Threatens The Peace

Posted by seumasach on June 19, 2021

John Quigley

Global Research

17th June, 2021

The NATO proclamation—promoted at its annual summit this week—that a cyber attack could trigger Article 5 of the NATO treaty heightens the risk of military confrontation with Russia or China.

So does a new stipulation—announced at the summit—that space attacks could trigger Article 5. Russia has already been accused of testing space-based anti-satellite weapons, which could be adopted as a justification now for war.

Article 5 says that the NATO alliance regards an attack on one of its members as an attack on all of them. That is supposed to come into play only in case of an armed attack, since that is the only kind of attack under the UN Charter that warrants responsive use of force.

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NATO declares China as global security challenge

Posted by seumasach on June 17, 2021

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

16th June, 2021

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) summit in Brussels on Monday reminds us once again of what a hoax the United States had perpetrated on the former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 by assuring him that the western alliance would expand “not one inch eastward” once Moscow allowed German Unification and disbanded the Warsaw Pact.

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CARBIS BAY G7 SUMMIT COMMUNIQUÉ

Posted by seumasach on June 16, 2021

White House

13th June, 2021

“In Cornwall we have revitalised our G7 partnership. Our Shared Agenda for Global Action is a statement of our shared vision and ambition as we continue to collaborate this year and under future Presidencies. As we do so we look forward to joining with others to ensure we build back better, in particular at the G20 Summit, COP26, and CBD15 and the UN General Assembly, and reiterate our support for the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19.”

This is the concluding paragraph of a document which reveals a G7 rediscovering its own irrelevance. Good to see its repeated references to the G20 which should have replaced it long ago. Nothing however about Johnson’s grandiose plans for a D-10 alliance of so-called democracies. No mention at all of NATO but plenty of mention of the UN and international law which will bring groans of dismay in Downing Street with their “rules-based international order”, the rules made up by themselves, being undermined. The usual childish anti-Russian propaganda although with a worrying reference to defending the recognised borders of Ukraine- does that include Crimea? Wisely, the G7, which includes Japan, has desisted from its attempts to get the Olympic Games cancelled.

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