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Europes Complicity in Evil

Posted by seumasach on September 13, 2009

Paul Craig Roberts


10th September, 2009

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The European Revolution Begins

There is a widespread supposition that Obama, being black and a member of an oppressed race, will imbue US foreign policy with a higher morality than the world experienced from Bush and Clinton. This is a delusion.

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Europe’s future with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Posted by seumasach on July 2, 2009

Christopher King


29th June, 2009

Christopher King argues that global economic reality calls for Britain and the rest of Europe to disentangle themselves from the politically dysfunctional and economically disadvantageous relationship with the United States and look east to the emerging economic powerhouses of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

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The special relationship is a joke, and it isn’t funny

Posted by seumasach on March 10, 2009

“However, thanks to the economic crisis, there is a real and depressing possibility that the outcome may be different this time. True, most of America’s potential friends are in a poor condition thanks to the economic climate. But Britain, with its wrecked public finances and unbalanced economy, is in an atrocious position. It will take decades of hard work, narrowly focused on the restoration of national prosperity, before we can step forward as an attractive ally once more. What a legacy for that great global show-off Tony Blair: the seeds of this decline were sown during his premiership.

All this depresses the life out of an Atlanticist such as me, who is immensely proud of the good that has come from the alliance between our two countries. Yet, we may be entering a period when the UK’s concerns will be a good deal more prosaic. In the hard years ahead there will be little time, energy and money left over for British global grandstanding.”

This is a surprising and refreshing piece of realism coming from a British commentator. What we need to do now is consider the alternatives now that Atlanticism and “British global grandstanding” are over.

Iain Martin


7th March, 2009

When an American leader is preparing to meet his British counterpart it is said that an official usually offers one final piece of advice: “don’t forget to mention the special relationship.”

We Brits are seen as so needy that we will have a national, collective nervous breakdown unless we hear the magic words. In reality, the phrase has become a joke: the Americans know it, we know it and I suspect that they know we know it. Hillary Clinton could not disguise a knowing smirk when she used the words.
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Jean-Pierre Chevènement demande un vote du Parlement sur le retour de la France dans le commandement intégré de l’OTAN

Posted by seumasach on March 5, 2009

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Jean-Pierre Chevènement a demandé lundi un vote du Parlement sur le retour de la France dans le commandement intégré de l’OTAN, qui doit être officialisé les 3 et 4 avril au sommet du 60e anniversaire de l’OTAN à Strasbourg et Kehl. 

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Time for the EU to include Russia and abandon NATO

Posted by seumasach on October 26, 2008

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Christopher King links the Anglo-American financial crisis to the same lack of morality that underlies US-UK-NATO murder in Iraq and Afghanistan. He calls on Europe to “reject the aggressive economic and foreign relations models” and the “fraudulent financial practices that have arisen from the failing social experiment” that is the USA.

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UK tops world table of weapons sales

Posted by seumasach on June 24, 2008

The conversion of all this high technology and expertise to socially useful civilian purposes provides the basis for some kind of industrial reconstruction.

Controversial deal with Saudi Arabia catapults Britain to top of last year’s world arms export league(Guardian)

21st June, 2008

A controversial deal with Saudi Arabia catapulted Britain to the top of the world arms export league last year, as UK firms won a record £10bn in orders from overseas, official figures show.

The figure amounts to a third of all worldwide export orders for military equipment, ministers and arms companies reported. An essentially political, government-to-government contract – the sale of 72 Eurofighter/Typhoon aircraft, for £4.4bn, to the Saudis – accounted for Britain’s number one position, the figures make clear.

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