Almost totally lost in the reporting on the Ukraine crisis is the fact the CIA had an active program of covert intervention into Ukraine for nearly seven decades. The history of that intervention is not being examined by any side in this conflict because it is tied up with the Cold War and the political fallout of the fall of the Soviet Union. But the politics from that time threaten to flare up again, as NATO and Russia move towards a possible armed confrontation.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday August 10, 2014 6:59 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday August 7, 2014 6:59 am|
NATO announced on Wednesday that it was concerned that 20,000 Russian combat troops gathering on the Ukraine-Russia border were going to cross into Ukraine. NATO speculated that the troops would enter the country as peacekeepers to stop attacks on East Ukraine by West Ukraine forces.
|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: Deena Stryker Sunday May 11, 2014 6:40 pm|
The remotely controlled events in Ukraine are not about bringing liberal democracy to that country, but about securing its rich black soil for agribusiness, its minerals for defense contractors, its cheap labor for Washington’s European ‘allies’, and most of all, about drawing Russia into an armed conflict that would finish what was started in 1919.
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday April 29, 2014 6:44 am|
Lt. Commander Jennifer Cragg at “NATO” headquarters in Afghanistan brings us (only on the “NATO” website of course; even the lamest of the main stream media has abandoned this meme) the story of one person who has “made a difference” in Afghanistan. Please have tissues at the ready to soak up your tears
|By: Synoia Thursday March 6, 2014 3:59 pm|
NATO will now span the complete Northern Hemisphere, visible from Wasilla in the West to Wasilla in the East, and thus will be free from East-West conflicts. This enables NATO to pivot to the south from its pivot to the west, following its pivot to the east, after navel gazing since extirpating the Native Americans.
|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 Tuesday February 25, 2014 6:40 am|
Corporate think tank The American Enterprise Institute seems confused as to how budgets work. On the one hand AEI can not stop complaining about government spending and the dangers of debt. But on the other hand, they want unbridled militancy in American foreign policy. The problem of course is that wars, contrary to what AEI Scholar Paul Wolfowitz claimed about Iraq, do not pay for themselves. Wars are very expensive. But that did not stop AEI from promoting a piece by warmonger extraordinaire John Bolton who claimed President Obama was showing isolationism by not wading into a rhetorical battle with Russia and implementing an agreement that could suck America into a war in the Ukraine.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 11, 2014 12:06 pm|
Few terrorism cases are lost by the government prosecutors in the United States, whether at the federal level or, in rare instances, at the state level. However, last week, a jury came to a verdict in the “NATO 3″ trial that acquitted three young men of all the terrorism charges they had faced.
It was a huge defeat for Illinois State’s Attorney of Cook County, Anita Alvarez
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday February 8, 2014 7:45 am|
A jury found the “NATO 3″ not guilty of all state terrorism charges including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession and manufacturing of an incendiary device with the intent to commit terrorism. They were found not guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the intention to commit arson and not guilty of solicitation of arson. It was a huge victory for defense attorneys in the case.
However, the three men were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device to commit arson, a charge that carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. They also were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the knowledge that it would be used to commit arson and found guilty of lesser mob action charges, which jurors were able to select if they did not want to find the “NATO 3″ guilty of terrorism.