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Julian Assange sees the bigger picture behind Americans hypocrisy and double-standards.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sent a series of highly apposite Tweets regarding the recent right wing versus left wing protests in Charlottesville that have resulting in one death and multiple injuries.

In the above Tweet, Assange has juxtaposed a neo-Nazi torch march in Kiev with the far-right torch march in  Charlottesville. Apart from the torches, it is clear that the Ukrainian fascists were far more equipped for violence as they were wearing bullet-proof combat gear and facial coverings.

Apart from this, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis got scant political coverage in the western media in spite of the fact that their actions included overthrowing a legitimate government as recognised by the United Nations and the installation of a fascist regime which continues to wage a war of aggression on the peoples of Donbass. This war  has included the use of chemical weapons on civilians.

Beyond this, Ukraine is also a bigger nuclear disaster waiting to happen than North Korea. While Pyongyang has stated that its weapons are defensive, the nuclear power stations in Ukraine continue to violate multiple internationally recognised safety standards. The possibility of another Ukrainian nuclear disaster in the place where Chernobyl occurred in 1986 looms heavily over the region.

However, these facts get even less coverage in western mainstream media than the initial fascist coup in Kiev did in 2014.

By contrast, the American far-right is far from power and does not have anything close to a political programme capable of putting together let alone overthrowing a government.

Assange continued by criticising the power of identity politics as a dangerously divisive force which naturally leads to civil strife.

He then used his famously black humour to contrast how the United States actively funds and arms sectarian groups abroad in order to foment civil strife with the reality that in the US such things are entirely funded domestically.

While in Syria there were never any homegrown ‘moderate rebels’ but instead, gangs of foreign funded Wahhabi extremist terrorists, in the US there literally are moderate rebels whom many find distasteful but who are on the whole non-violent and largely irrelevant.

If the US really cared about ending sectarian strife it should stop arming it abroad and encouraging it at home.

 

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Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Senator McCain with the leader of Ukrainian neo-nazi party, they participated together at a rally in Kiev, 2013
Ukraine neo-nazis and their American friends
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AM Hants
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AM Hants

Old McCain, sure likes his NAZI and ISIS mates.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

That thing is no Nazi, its a Jew. Since when do Nazi’s salute with the left arm.?

charlie
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charlie

zionist nazis

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov brigade is trained by US and Canada!comment image

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Here is Justin Trudeau taking a selfie with Andriy Perubiy: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/2016/02/greeting-ukraine-coups-fascist.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-kiev-official-greeted-in-ottawa-and-washington/5433749
and here is a video of Canada’s flag hung up along side neo-nazi flags during the Maidan
https://youtu.be/q-dHVZTtTxQ

paul
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paul

It’s much worse. British North America (BNA) is an incubator for Ukranazis and especially Russophobia (see, the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies). The family of the infamous Bandera immigrated to “Canada.” Chrystal Freeman, the FM in Oddawa, is of UkraNazi background. In the 1980s, the Country’s managers called various conferences to get the jewish and nazi interest groups working together against the Russians. At this time, they recommended nazism only being known as a German phenomenon, and that Soviet data concerning Ukranazi crimes be omitted because they were all just “poor farmers” that Stalin wanted to eradicate. Pretty interesting how… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Thank you Daisy and stay safe .

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Unfortunately Daisy is an Israeli Apologist trying to curry favour by mixing majority truth with the occasional, but persistent lies.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

It irks you that I write here? I’m glad to hear it.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

No, I actually agree with what you posted here about the Victoria Nudelman (Nuland) Zionist Enabled Ukro-Nazis.
So there is really nothing to be glad about.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Nuland is not Zionist.
Other than that, I strongly doubt you know the meaning of the word “Zionist”; if you did, you wouldn’t use it as you do.
NO ONE is Zionist anymore, as their dream and struggle was fulfilled.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Nuland is a Zionist Khazar, so called Jew, like yourself.

Their dream is in constant danger, and requires constant maintenance (and a viable host like all parasites do)

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Stop writing to me. From now on, you’re ignored.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Don’t care. Will write as I see fit, not for you, but for regular readers.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Rest assured – if you write racist crap, the majority of us will “Block user” and not see your rants. If you want to be read, it might be an idea to converse like a rational adult.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

As you can see by what I wrote and up-votes, there was no “racist crap” written.
You are probably mistaking me for what someone else wrote.
However, feel free to block facts and truth. Be assured that this is no deterrent for me.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Typical bloody arrogant Jew with your threats and blackmail. You think you can control and dictate to all of us as you please. Well think again you hideous parasite.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Above all Jews need enemies. If they did not have them they would be assimiated. Their biggest fear is assimilation.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Easy. Zionism = secularized Jew Nazism.

charlie
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charlie

yes she is a neo conservative zionist nazi jew

Dr.Rosenpenis
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Dr.Rosenpenis

Well said!

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Well, thanks.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Daisy Adler is a Jew and as such can’t be believed on anything. Israel and its bitch the USA train and finance these phony Nazi’s as they do ISIS.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

LOL, Nazi’s, they are fakes and are no different to ISIS which as we know are financed, trained and run by the USA and Israel.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“EU Fascism Embraced: Over 20 Highly Revealing Videos Highlight US and EU Support for Fascist Pro-Nazi Military Battalions in Ukraine”
https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/07/02/eu-fascism-embraced-over-20-highly-revealing-videos-highlight-us-and-eu-support-for-fascist-pro-nazi-military-battalions-in-ukraine/

AM Hants
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AM Hants

2 MAY 2014 Odessa Trade Union Building Massace. I cannot vote as my leaders are fully supportive of genocide between nations and wantng to keeep McCain sweet.

isa
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isa

Looks like Crimea has escaped Ukranian fascism just in time!

stevek9
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stevek9

‘The possibility of another Ukrainian nuclear disaster in the place where Chernobyl occurred in 1986 looms heavily over the region.’

No. Learn something or you are like those you criticize.

Otherwise you are correct.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

The dangerous situation the nuclear power plants of Ukraine are in has been extensively and reliably documented stevek9.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

American hypocrisy and double-standards are everywhere for everybody to see. The first and ONLY one country in the world, which ever used nuclear weapons, pretends to be the decider of who can and who cannot have them. The country , which invaded Yugoslavia in 1999, bombed it for 11 stiff weeks , day and night, violating Serbia’s international borders and sovereignty and wrenched Kosovo-Metohia from it, to create a haven for Albanian drug dealers, pimps and islamists, without a referendum of population or any other formal kind of process, sanctioned heavily Russia in 2014 for allegedly “invading and annexing Crimea,… Read more »

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

“By way of deception, thou shall make war” – Mossad Credo. In full effect here.

Constantine
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Constantine

Nitpicking, but Crimea was annexed by the Russian empire in 1783. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea seceded from Ukraine and joined Russia, even with a little help from her friends. IMHO the justification of Crimean action was based on the fact that the new government in Kiev was illegal and inherently hostile to the great Crimean majority. Thus, the Crimean secession was given more impulse by the historical connection with Russia, but the catalyst was the Maidan coup. This is why this event did not take place in the past, even after similar referenda in the 90s, but on the… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

I chose the date 1774, as it was the end of the Turkish-Russian war, and Russia won. The Crimea peninsula came to Russia. You might be right about the official date. Fact is , the Ottomans didn’t hold on the North shore of the Black Sea. There is a historical anecdote, that Catherine II was not so warm in taking Crimea, which was a wasted mountain at the time, to which the Field Marshal Potemkin interceded: “Why not , Your Majesty? Russia can build its Paradise on Earth there”. The Russian Czars had their summer residence in Crimea. Livadia Palace… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

I went two years ago. It is beautiful. It is also now for a greater number of people. The Ukrainian Zionist Junta were stealing everything. They have been expropriated. It is also where many large industrial concerns had their Health Spas for ordinary workers. Some are still functional, others being restored.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

How funny! Expropriated from a legitimate government by an illegal invader for its billionaire oligarchs and president? You have a funny sense of humor. The health spas for workers have been working in Crimea all along. I visited one of the biggest ones for miners in 2000 and it looked pretty nice. As to the “Ukrainian Zionist Junta,” you don’t seem to understand any of the “useful idiot/paid troll” terms that you are bandying about. First of all, Zionists were related to the Jewish homeland, i.e., Israel. The movement no longer exists as Israel has been a Jewish state since… Read more »

isa
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isa

There was no democratic presidential elections! Instead of legitimately and democratically campaigning for the would-be 2015 presidential elections, a massive riot aka Maidan have been staged.
I don’t need to tell you about swastikas, icons of Bandera-who is legally a fascist, torches, fires, and much, much hate talk about Russia and Donbass even then, in 2013 and early 2014. You know it all.
The President was cornered because same USA forces that kill protestants in the USA kept telling him he couldn’t defend the order in his own country. So he didn’t — and was ousted.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

O fuck off, moishe. And that is more (and less) than you deserve. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, we will ‘talk’.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Is that what they teach you at Moishe Bandera High in Tal Habib?

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Typical Jew hypocrite, you Jews own and control the USA and we all know it. Without that poor stupid little bitch you mongrels would have to go back to your swamp from where you festered to the surface.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

Your “historical facts” are a mess of errors—Queen Lydia of Hawaii went into exile, she was not killed; Odesa existed long before the Prussian Catherine II renamed it Odesa, just as the Sich existed long before it was renamed Katerynoslav; Khruschev’s signature wasn’t even on the papers that transferred Crimea to Kyiv because Moscow didn’t want to deal with a white elephant of a territory (desert plateau surrounded almost completely by salt water) and Russia is obviously struggling to keep functioning today, given that it has no land connection and all the power and potable water to the peninsula were… Read more »

isa
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isa

If you have to use insults, it just goes to show that you don’t believe your own arguments.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

Poor isa! You don’t even know that “useful idiot” is not a personal insult. It’s an expression that means someone who spouts false information unwittingly to promote someone else’s cause.

isa
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isa

Thanks for the English lesson. Shall I assume you would be called a “usefull smart guy” as someone “who spouts false information to promote someone else’s cause” not unwittingly but knowingly?

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

You have now made two completely unproductive and meaningless replies. How SAD.

isa
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isa

The only truly sad thing about it is that it’s truth. I was disgusted and revolted at seeing outrageous Nazi symbolism in Kiev back in 2014. It manifested license to violence. And the New Ukrainian Order did use violence to intimidate people to vote for a new president—by burning alive 50 innocent anti-Maidan demonstrants, with phophoric weapons and Molotov coctails in Odessa on May 2, 2014… THIS is sad.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

These lies were tired and debunked back in May 2014. You’re just repeating troll scripts over and over again. Get over it. No one’s even reading you at this point. As to what I wrote, you failed to refute anything at all. Even the bit about the Hawaiian queen was a total lie. You and your fellow trolls are prepared to lie about anything, including known historical personages completely unrelated to Ukraine.

isa
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isa

And where do YOU get your information about what happened in Odessa and in Ukraine? Cite your sources. Calling me a liar and a troll is too easy.

Scradje
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Scradje

Still pumping out lies and hate on behalf of your fuehrer pootler I see. Doubly ironic, since apart from the izlamo-naцi countries allied to pootlerstan, it is the most anti-semitic country in world. Ideology comes from the out-and-out naцi Alexandr Dugin. As for Krym, like most trolls you fail to understand the difference between ‘part of’ and occupied by’. However, your friends on the daily stormer will fully support your devotion to fuehrer pootler.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) – Zionist Sector

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

It must be clear that the current generation of “leaders” and “media” in the “superior and civilized” west have sold their conscience and principles to the highest bidders: money and power. What a disgusting sight!

samo war
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samo war

Juulian is next Litvinenko ?

samo war
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samo war

Julian is new superman ?

Wortherthorth
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Wortherthorth

I am sick of people who want to not be provoked, and disenfranchised and demonized being equated with actual violent Nazis!
Europeans actually do not understand what is going on with this. Here is a good primer.

http://takimag.com/article/dividing_the_white_jim_goad/print#axzz4pdf2R1Nw

kk singh
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kk singh

Because Obama was a capitalist puppet, masters selected him to become a Presidential candidate and offered the voters to chose him!

Angelina Morris
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Angelina Morris

I have no respect for this sleazy looking rat. It’s time the little rodent is fumigated out of it’s hole

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

You know personally one of those morons with torches? Which one?

paul
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paul

Supported? They still do. I think that question needs to be put to every liberal type. “But you support Nazis in the Ukraine, correct?”

schmenz
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schmenz

Dear Mr Assange:

The organizers of the program in Charlottesvllle are not Nazis or fascists. I am disappointed in one I have long admired falling for the mainstream media propaganda. I expected better of you.

isa
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isa

Who were they then?

schmenz
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schmenz

A very good question, and it seems there is some controversy about that. The main organizer and spokesman for the event, which had a legal city permit to hold a peaceful protest, turns out to have been an Obama supporter and one who has generally Leftist views. So was he deliberately provoking this melee- -with the help of the media and the local corrupt politicians? Possibly. Also, this man allowed fringe elements like the KKK and some weird pro-Nazi nuts, small in number to be sure, to show up with the majority of the other protesters who are rightly concerned… Read more »

isa
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isa

Ironically, only Trump –not Obama–genuinely tried to understand the organizers’ motives.

SuperMENSA.org
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SuperMENSA.org

What ignorant moron wrote this?

Sam Nelson
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Sam Nelson

By using the term neo-Nazi the writer’s can slip around the real culprits, part of their clan they are and they are not Nazi they are Ashkenazi. Ashkenazi Jews – Wikipedia. Jew, being the tag they use when trying to avoid correction, as if Jews have been around a long time, ducking behind the holohoax they do their dirty bloody work 24/7. Jew, a word, like Rothschild is a word, tied together are these words, in a bond, in a wish to rule the world. No matter the greed of the Politicians and Judges, I think they may have a… Read more »

Nate Blank
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Nate Blank

The Communist Left wants to watch it all burn.

windmere
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windmere

The Leftist DemaCult Party is full on Leni Riefenstahl’s- ALL THE DNC DEMALIB PRAVDA PRESS IS TRYING TO INCITE DIVISION, & RACISM TO DEPOSE TRUMP. Period.

Salvador Vega
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Salvador Vega

hope they do the soonest possible

windmere
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windmere

Please, go to Cuba, Haiti, or Venezuela, you’ll be more compatible. Ignorant sheep baaaahhhh.

charlie
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charlie

They are zionist nazis …thats why they dont like to talk about that…its the zionists and their proxies and uk, france,usa,saudi and the others in the axis of Terrorism…..

Max Gross
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isa
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isa

The US so called democratic establishment is hypocritical. Even Trump has more sense of fairness.

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New York Times hit piece on Trump and NATO exposes alliance as outdated and obsolete (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 61.

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RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou take a quick look at the New York Times hit piece citing anonymous sources, with information that the U.S. President dared to question NATO’s viability.

Propaganda rag, the NYT, launched its latest presidential smear aimed at discrediting Trump and provoking the establishment, warmonger left into more impeachment – Twenty-fifth Amendment talking points.

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The New York Times scored a serious scoop when it revealed on Monday that President Trump had questioned in governmental conversations—on more than one occasion, apparently—America’s membership in NATO. Unfortunately the paper then slipped into its typical mode of nostrum journalism. My Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “nostrum” as “quack medicine” entailing “exaggerated claims.” Here we had quack journalism executed in behalf of quack diplomacy.

The central exaggerated claim is contained in the first sentence, in which it is averred that NATO had “deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years.” This is wrong, as can be seen through just a spare amount of history.

True, NATO saved Europe from the menace of Russian Bolshevism. But it did so not over 70 years but over 40 years—from 1949 to 1989. That’s when the Soviet Union had 1.3 million Soviet and client-state troops poised on Western Europe’s doorstep, positioned for an invasion of Europe through the lowlands of Germany’s Fulda Gap.

How was this possible? It was possible because Joseph Stalin had pushed his armies farther and farther into the West as the German Wehrmacht collapsed at the end of World War II. In doing so, and in the process capturing nearly all of Eastern Europe, he ensured that the Soviets had no Western enemies within a thousand miles of Leningrad or within 1,200 miles of Moscow. This vast territory represented not only security for the Russian motherland (which enjoys no natural geographical barriers to deter invasion from the West) but also a potent staging area for an invasion of Western Europe.

The first deterrent against such an invasion, which Stalin would have promulgated had he thought he could get away with it, was America’s nuclear monopoly. By the time that was lost, NATO had emerged as a powerful and very necessary deterrent. The Soviets, concluding that the cost of an invasion was too high, defaulted to a strategy of undermining Western interests anywhere around the world where that was possible. The result was global tensions stirred up at various global trouble spots, most notably Korea and Vietnam.

But Europe was saved, and NATO was the key. It deserves our respect and even reverence for its profound success as a military alliance during a time of serious threat to the West.

But then the threat went away. Gone were the 1.3 million Soviet and client-state troops. Gone was Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Indeed, gone, by 1991, was the Soviet Union itself, an artificial regime of brutal ideology superimposed upon the cultural entity of Mother Russia. It was a time for celebration.

But it was also a time to contemplate the precise nature of the change that had washed over the world and to ponder what that might mean for old institutions—including NATO, a defensive military alliance created to deter aggression from a menacing enemy to the east. Here’s where Western thinking went awry. Rather than accepting as a great benefit the favorable developments enhancing Western security—the Soviet military retreat, the territorial reversal, the Soviet demise—the West turned NATO into a territorial aggressor of its own, absorbing nations that had been part of the Soviet sphere of control and pushing right up to the Russian border. Now Leningrad (renamed St. Petersburg after the obliteration of the menace of Soviet communism) resides within a hundred miles of NATO military forces, while Moscow is merely 200 miles from Western troops.

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has absorbed 13 nations, some on the Russian border, others bordering lands that had been part of Russia’s sphere of interest for centuries. This constitutes a policy of encirclement, which no nation can accept without protest or pushback. And if NATO were to absorb those lands of traditional Russian influence—particularly Ukraine and Georgia—that would constitute a major threat to Russian security, as Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to emphasize to Western leaders for years.

So, no, NATO has not deterred Russian aggression for 70 years. It did so for 40 and has maintained a destabilizing posture toward Russia ever since. The problem here is the West’s inability to perceive how changed geopolitical circumstances might require a changed geopolitical strategy. The encirclement strategy has had plenty of critics—George Kennan before he died; academics John Mearsheimer, Stephen Walt, and Robert David English; former diplomat Jack Matlock; the editors of The Nation. But their voices have tended to get drowned out by the nostrum diplomacy and the nostrum journalism that supports it at every turn.

You can’t drown out Donald Trump because he’s president of the United States. And so he has to be traduced, ridiculed, dismissed, and marginalized. That’s what the Times story, by Julian Barnes and Helene Cooper, sought to do. Consider the lead, designed to emphasize just how outlandish Trump’s musings are before the reader even has a chance to absorb what he may have been thinking: “There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years.” Translation: “Take that, Mr. President! You’re an idiot.”

Henry Kissinger had something interesting to say about Trump in a recent interview with the Financial Times. “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history,” said the former secretary of state, “who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretenses.” One Western pretense about Russia, so ardently enforced by the likes of Julian Barnes and Helene Cooper (who, it may be safe to say, know less about world affairs and their history than Henry Kissinger), is that nothing really changed with the Soviet collapse and NATO had to turn aggressive in order to keep that menacing nation in its place.

Trump clearly doesn’t buy that pretense. He said during the campaign that NATO was obsolete. Then he backtracked, saying he only wanted other NATO members to pay their fair share of the cost of deterrence. He even confessed, after Hillary Clinton identified NATO as “the strongest military alliance in the history of the world,” that he only said NATO was obsolete because he didn’t know much about it. But he was learning—enough, it appears, to support as president Montenegro’s entry into NATO in 2017. Is Montenegro, with 5,332 square miles and some 620,000 citizens, really a crucial element in Europe’s desperate project to protect itself against Putin’s Russia?

We all know that Trump is a crude figure—not just in his disgusting discourse but in his fumbling efforts to execute political decisions. As a politician, he often seems like a doctor attempting to perform open-heart surgery while wearing mittens. His idle musings about leaving NATO are a case in point—an example of a politician who lacks the skill and finesse to nudge the country in necessary new directions.

But Kissinger has a point about the man. America and the world have changed, while the old ways of thinking have not kept pace. The pretenses of the old have blinded the status quo defenders into thinking nothing has changed. Trump, almost alone among contemporary American politicians, is asking questions to which the world needs new answers. NATO, in its current configuration and outlook, is a danger to peace, not a guarantor of it.


Robert W. Merry, longtime Washington journalist and publishing executive, is the author most recently of President McKinley: Architect of the American Century

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Pro-European MPs from various political parties are pushing back against claims made by Prime Minister Theresa May’s government that a second Brexit referendum – which supporters have branded as a “People’s Vote” on May’s deal – would take roughly 14 months to organize, according to RT.

But while support for a second vote grows, one of the most notorious proponents of the original “Vote Leave” campaign is hinting at a possible return to politics to try and fight the effort.

After abandoning UKIP, the party he helped create, late last year, Nigel Farage said Friday that he would be willing to wage another “Vote Leave” campaign, even if he needed to use another party as the “vehicle” for his opposition. Farage also pointed out that a delay of Brexit Day would likely put it after the European Parliament elections in May.

“I think, I fear that the House of Commons is going to effectively overturn that Brexit. To me, the most likely outcome of all of this is an extension of Article 50. There could be another referendum,” he told Sky News.

According to official government guidance shown to lawmakers on Wednesday, which was subsequently leaked to the Telegraph, as May tries to head off a push by ministers who see a second referendum as the best viable alternative to May’s deal – a position that’s becoming increasingly popular with Labour Party MPs.

“In order to inform the discussions, a very short paper set out in factual detail the number of months that would be required, this was illustrative only and our position of course is that there will be no second referendum,,” May said. The statement comes as May has been meeting with ministers and leaders from all parties to try to find a consensus deal that could potentially pass in the House of Commons.

The 14 month estimate is how long May and her government expect it would take to pass the primary legislation calling for the referendum (seven months), conduct the question testing with the election committee (12 weeks), pass secondary legislation (six weeks) and conduct the campaigns (16 weeks).

May has repeatedly insisted that a second referendum wouldn’t be feasible because it would require a lengthy delay of Brexit Day, and because it would set a dangerous precedent that wouldn’t offer any more clarity (if some MPs are unhappy with the outcome, couldn’t they just push for a third referendum?). A spokesperson for No. 10 Downing Street said the guidance was produced purely for the purpose of “illustrative discussion” and that the government continued to oppose another vote.

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Former Tory Attorney General and pro-remainer MP Dominic Grieve blasted May’s timetable as wrong and said that the government “must be aware of it themselves,” while former Justice Minister Dr Phillip Lee, who resigned his cabinet seat in June over May’s Brexit policy, denounced her warning as “nonsense.”

As May pieces together her revised deal, more MPs are urging her to drop her infamous “red lines” (Labour in particular would like to see the UK remain part of the Customs Union), but with no clear alternative to May’s plan emerging, a delay of Brexit Day is looking like a virtual certainty.

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The National Security Agency values being able to blackmail citizens and members of government at home and abroad more than preventing terrorist attacks.

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Via Paul Craig Roberts…


Years before Edward Snowden provided documented proof that the National Security Agency was really a national insecurity agency as it was violating law and the US Constitution and spying indiscriminately on American citizens, William Binney, who designed and developed the NSA spy program revealed the illegal and unconstitutional spying. Binney turned whistleblower, because NSA was using the program to spy on Americans. As Binney was well known to the US Congress, he did not think he needed any NSA document to make his case. But what he found out was “Congress would never hear me because then they’d lose plausible deniability. That was really their key. They needed to have plausible deniability so they can continue this massive spying program because it gave them power over everybody in the world. Even the members of Congress had power against others [in Congress]; they had power on judges on the Supreme Court, the federal judges, all of them. That’s why they’re so afraid. Everybody’s afraid because all this data that’s about them, the central agencies — the intelligence agencies — they have it. And that’s why Senator Schumer warned President Trump earlier, a few months ago, that he shouldn’t attack the intelligence community because they’ve got six ways to Sunday to come at you. That’s because it’s like J. Edgar Hoover on super steroids. . . . it’s leverage against every member of parliament and every government in the world.”

To prevent whistle-blowing, NSA has “a program now called ‘see something, say something’ about your fellow workers. That’s what the Stasi did. That’s why I call [NSA] the new New Stasi Agency. They’re picking up all the techniques from the Stasi and the KGB and the Gestapo and the SS. They just aren’t getting violent yet that we know of — internally in the US, outside is another story.”

As Binney had no documents to give to the media, blowing the whistle had no consequence for NSA. This is the reason that Snowden released the documents that proved NSA to be violating both law and the Constitution, but the corrupt US media focused blame on Snowden as a “traitor” and not on NSA for its violations.

Whistleblowers are protected by federal law. Regardless, the corrupt US government tried to prosecute Binney for speaking out, but as he had taken no classified document, a case could not be fabricated against him.

Binney blames the NSA’s law-breaking on Dick “Darth” Cheney. He says NSA’s violations of law and Constitution are so extreme that they would have to have been cleared at the top of the government.

Binney describes the spy network, explains that it was supposed to operate only against foreign enemies, and that using it for universal spying so overloads the system with data that the system fails to discover many terrorist activities. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50932.htm

Apparently, the National Security Agency values being able to blackmail citizens and members of government at home and abroad more than preventing terrorist attacks.

Unfortunately for Americans, there are many Americans who blindly trust the government and provide the means, the misuse of which is used to enslave us. A large percentage of the work in science and technology serves not to free people but to enslave them. By now there is no excuse for scientists and engineers not to know this. Yet they persist in their construction of the means to destroy liberty.

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