As hooligans in Jerusalem shout anti-Arab slogans and threaten individual Arabs, giving rise to the word ‘Zio-fascists’, Israel prepares to invade Gaza yet again, while Kiev shells villages and towns as it prepares to besiege Eastern Ukraine’s two largest cities. The Gaza invasion is clearly an effort to torpedo the Palestinian unity government, while the Ukraine offensive is just as clearly a US-led attempt to draw Russia into a shooting war with NATO. Both illustrate the increasingly fascistic nature of globalization. The question is whether Europe, which has known the horrors of fascism up close, will continue to go along with Washington’s and Tel Aviv’s plans.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 25, 2014 1:59 pm|
So much for press freedom. After Polish weekly magazine Wprost published transcripts from a secretly recorded conversation by Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski their office was raided by Polish security forces looking for the recordings. A prosecutor along with armed state security agents raided Wprost’s offices and seized records. According to the editor of the magazine “physical force” was used in an attempt to seize his laptop.
|By: DSWright Monday June 23, 2014 2:57 pm|
Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign Minister, in an unguarded, candid, and theoretically private conversation revealed he thinks the Polish-American alliance is “bullshit.” A secret recording of Minister Sikorski talking to Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski reportedly contains audio of Sikorski saying “The Polish-American alliance is worthless, even harmful, as it gives Poland a false sense of security. It’s bullshit.”
|By: David Seaton Thursday May 15, 2014 6:12 pm|
Russia’s reaction to the move to overthrow Ukraine’s government, take it into the EU and from there, probably into NATO was the most predictable thing in the world, just the sort of thing that George H.W. Bush, Kohl, Mitterrand and yes, even Margaret Thatcher wanted to avoid. In American terms imagine Washington’s reaction if a Panamanian Hugo Chavez allied Panama with Cuba, filled the Canal Zone with Cuban advisers and threatened to close it… the marines would be there the next day. That is more or less what the Ukraine means to Russia. So Putin reacted in a totally predictable way.
|By: DSWright Monday April 28, 2014 6:52 am|
Despite not having any legitimate interest in the crisis in Ukraine the United States is continuing to fan the flames. Not only did the US play a role in violently overthrowing the democratically elected government in Kiev, now the US is trying to push its European allies into further conflict with Russia.
|By: DSWright Friday March 21, 2014 7:40 am|
Russia’s lower house of parliament voted to officially annex Crimea, a move the upper house is expected to follow up with today completing the process of annexation under Russian law. This formal annexation makes it increasingly less likely Crimea will ever be returned to Ukraine. Ukrainian forces have already started to withdraw from the region.
The US government’s response has been to place sanctions on Russians believed to be aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin:
|By: fairleft Wednesday March 5, 2014 7:24 pm|
Estonia foreign minister Urmas Paet (Estonia later confirmed the authenticity of the recording) reported in a leaked phone call to EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton that he had been told those who shot protesters and police at Kiev’s Maidan square were the same people and were hired by members of the ‘new coalition’.
|By: cmaukonen Friday February 28, 2014 6:50 pm|
In short, there are no good guys in this and there will be no winners either. But plenty of victims.
|By: DSWright Monday February 24, 2014 8:05 am|
The question remains, what are the Russians going to do now that forces backed by the United States and European Union have overthrown the government they were backing?
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 19, 2014 6:50 am|
Protests in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev are deteriorating rapidly with last night being of the bloodiest nights so far. The ministry of health says that 25 people have died and over 240 have been injured from the protests that started off peacefully in November.