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The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats.

It used to be like this for quite some time. In the past, the West used to bully the world before and after each well-planned assault. Also, well-crafted propaganda used to be applied.

It was declared that things are done ‘legally’ and rationally. There were certain stages to colonialist and imperialist attacks: “define your goals”, “identify your victim”, “plan”, “brainwash your own citizens and people all over the world”, and then, only then, “bomb some unfortunate country back to the stone ages”.

Now, things are slightly different. “The leader of the free world” wakes up in the middle of the night, and he tweets. What comes from his computer, tablet or phone, (or whatever he uses), is spontaneous, unpolished and incredibly dangerous. Similar in substance to what made him wake up in the middle of the night, in a first place.

He does not seem to plan; he shoots off from the hip. Today, as I am writing this essay, he has declared that he has “five strategies for Venezuela”. Go figure. Bravo!

Earlier, as he was about to land outside London, he embarked on insulting the Mayor of the British capital, calling him names. A bit like we used to do to each other, when we were five years old, in the neighborhood playground.

He has been regularly offending Mexico, and of course Iran, China and Russia.

He basically tells the leader of the most populous nation on earth – China – to “be there”, at the G20 Summit, or else.

Whenever he and his lieutenants are in the mood, they get busy antagonizing everyone: Cuba and Nicaragua, DPRK and Venezuela, Bolivia and Syria.

Of course, the main “culprits” are always the ‘biggest bad boys’, Russia and China.

Anyone, at any time, could easily land on the proverbial hit list of President Trump, and hawks of his United States of A. It could be India (which, during ‘good submissive times’ is called by the West the “biggest democracy”, or perhaps Turkey (militarily the second mightiest NATO country). The world had been converted into an entity which appears to be run by a bloodthirsty and unpredictable dictatorship. The world is an entity where everyone is terrified of being purged, imprisoned, starved to death, or directly attacked, even liquidated.

It was always like this, at least in the modern history of the planet. Colonialism, neo-colonialism, imperialism: they have many different faces but one common root. Root that has been often hidden deep under the surface.

But this time it is all in the open, raw and brutally honest.

 

Both George W. Bush and Donald Trump have one thing in common: they are honest.

Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama were both ‘suave’ presidents. They were loved in Europe, as they knew how to speak politely, how to dine elegantly, and how to commit mass murder in a ‘rational, righteous way’; ‘old-fashioned, European-style’.

The brutal, vulgar ways of W. Bush and Donald Trump, have been consistently shocking all those individuals who are pleased when things are done ‘stylishly’ and ‘politically correctly’; be it a coup or the starvation to death of millions through embargos. Or be it invasions or ‘smart’ bombing (practically, ‘smart’ meaning very far from the inquisitive eyes).

But it is not only the ‘offended sensibilities’ of predominantly European population, that matter.

The danger is that someone might take Donald Trump seriously, and respond accordingly.

In the past, verbal insults similar to those unleashed now by the US President, could easily have led to a war, or at least to the breaking up of diplomatic relationships.

And now?

In case Westerners have not realized it, yet – people all over the world are indignant. I talk to Libyans, Afghans, Iraqis, Venezuelans, Cubans, Iranians: they hate what comes from Washington; hate it with passion. They know that what is being done to them is terrorism, thuggery. But for now, they do not know how to defend themselves. Not yet, but they are thinking.

The entire world now resembles a brutal ghetto, or a slum, where a heavily armed gang controls the streets, and in fact every corner and alley.

At least in the past, subjugated people were able to hide behind decorative words and ideological pirouettes. They were able to ‘save their face’. They were sodomized in the name of ‘freedom’, ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’. Now, a horrible reality is flying directly into all directions: “You will do as you are told!” “It is us who will decide.” “Obey, because we said so”. Entire proud nations are being reduced into states of slaves or even worse – lap dogs.

 

As everyone is well aware of, even lackeys and slaves often hold grudges. And abused dogs can bite.

Throughout history, slaves rebelled. True heroes came from rebellious and enslaved nations.

This, what we have now on our planet, is not good, not a healthy situation.

The more countries that are being intimidated, the higher the chances are that somewhere, soon, things will let go; collapse.

Only terrible fear, so far, assures that if a Syrian or a Libyan or an Afghan city is leveled to the ground, there is no real retaliation: urban areas in the USA stay intact.

Only incredible patience of the Russian or Chinese leaders guarantees that, so far, even as their economies are being battered by ridiculous sanctions, the two powerful nations do not retaliate and ruin the US financial system (which is only a paper tiger).

Trump dares. He tortures and humiliates more than half of the world, then looks straight ahead and laughs: “So what are you going to do now?”

So far, the world is doing nothing.

Even the proud and mighty Iran is not ‘crossing the line’. As millions of its people are suffering because of insane sanctions, the Iranian navy is not yet engaging the US battleships that are sailing very near its shores.

Even as more and more US bases are being built right next to both Russia and China’s borders, so far there are no substantial military bases being erected by Moscow or Beijing in places such as Nicaragua, Cuba or Venezuela.

 

All this may change, soon.

And the so much dreaded (by Washington) “domino effect” may actually take place.

Non-Western leaders have also their ‘bad days’ and terrible nights. They also wake up in the middle of the night, and think, want to communicate and to act.

ORDER IT NOW

Imagine an Iranian leader, waking up at 2AM, and suddenly feeling overwhelmed by wrath, because Iranian men, women and children are suffering, for no reason, as a result of the perverse sadism being regurgitated by the West. What if he Tweets an insult, too? What if he just orders, on a spur of the moment, to have all those obsolete US aircraft carriers and destroyers that are floating in the vicinity, be sunk? Iran can do it: everyone knows that it can! Technically, militarily, it is easy: those ships are just sitting ducks.

Then what? Will Washington nuke Iran?

Someone may say: The West is killing millions every year, anyway. Better to fight it, in order to stop it, once and for all. Others may join. And then, then what? Will Trump give orders to kill tens of millions, just to maintain control over the world?

What if the US navy vessels bump into a Russian or a Chinese ship, as they almost did in the South China Sea, recently? What if a Russian or Chinese ship sinks, dozens of sailors die. And there is a retaliation? Then what?

What if Syria has enough and begins shooting down Israeli military jets that are bombing it, and attacking North American and European ‘special forces’ that are still located, illegally, on its territory?

The US is engaged all over the world. France and the UK, too. And if you talk to the people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, you very soon realize what the real feelings towards Washington are!

If you provoke the entire world, something very terrible may happen!

Now, there is an entire coalition of powerful nations, ready to defend themselves, and also defend each other. Militarily, economically, and ideologically.

The world is not a slave of the West, or the United States. It is not a latrine.

This is the new world. Considering the horrors that were spread by the West, for many long years and centuries, Asia, Africa, “Latin America”, the Middle East and Oceania, are unbelievably patient and forgiving. But the USA and Europe should not take this tolerance for granted. They should not provoke its former and present victims.

Now, we (the people from the previously ruined part of the world) are beginning to speak up: about what is being done to us – to China and Russia, to South America and Africa, and the Middle East. With awareness comes courage. With courage comes pride.

Do not misinterpret our kindness. It is not a weakness. Not anymore. Think twice before you speak (or Tweet). Think a thousand times, before you act!

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[First published by NEO – New Eastern Outlook]

Andre Vltchek is a philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist. He has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Four of his latest books are Revolutionary Optimism, Western Nihilism, a revolutionary novel “Aurora” and a bestselling work of political non-fiction: “Exposing Lies Of The Empire”. View his other books here. Watch Rwanda Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam Chomsky “On Western Terrorism”. Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work around the world. He can be reached through his website and his Twitter. His Patreon

 
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  1. The US State Department’s key personnel and its policies are of the Nuland ilk.

    Trump is their puppet.

  2. A123 says:

    The key question is not “How does the President talk?” Instead, it is, “Why does he speak the way he does?” That leads to a clear and easy to understand explanation and guides skilled listeners on how to receive and understand the messaging.
    ______

    President TRUMP is opposed by a weaponized ultra-left media complex that wants to cover up facts and push anti-American Globalist propaganda. CNN, MSNBC, Washington Post (Truth Dies in Darkness and we just happily Turned Out the Lights), etc….

    To get the truth past the gatekeepers from the ultra-left, Leni Riefenstahl School of Propaganda, he has to:

    — End run them on platforms like Twitter.
    — Provide simple but emotionally powerful messages they cannot readily distort.
    — Stage events that force them to give him favorable coverage.
    — Trap them on stories that expose how out-of-touch the elite left really is.

    For example — Keeping Bolton on the payroll allows for Trump to roll out Good Cop / Bad Cop when he publicly disagrees with Bolton. Bolton is the one person they hate most, so the media have to openly agree with Trump.

    Another example — Having a Citizenship question on the Census is popular with 60%+ of the public and even higher among registered voters. The Give then Take Back technique on the DOJ is forcing Fake Media to cover the story for multiple news cycles. Their attempt to spin the story with elite, extremist world views broadly fails. Thus, Every Census story is a win for President TRUMP.

    The truth is as that Trump intentionally let some anti-American, Obama holdovers overreach by trying to prematurely end the case. And, now that they have exposed themselves openly undermining the people of the U.S., they can be efficiently removed from the DOJ. But you will never hear that from the CNN propaganda corps.

    ______

    The key is to pay attention to his actions not directly to his words. President TRUMP:

    — Is Putting an end to NAFTA which hollowed out manufacturing in the American Heartland.
    — Severely limited China’s ability to undercut U.S. workers via dumping and intellectual property theft.
    — Killed the Globalist attempt to aid Iranian nuclear weapons development via the 10 year red carpet sunset in JCPOA.
    — Prevented Obama/Clinton expansion of U.S. “Boots on the Ground” wars in Lybia and Ukraine.

    U.S. Citizens are winning under Trump. That makes ultra-left elitists suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome [TDS] histrionic verging on nervous breakdown insane.

    PEACE

  3. lloyd says:
    @A123

    Iran has no nuclear weapons program. It is now stock piling enriched uranium because the American imposed global sanctions stop it selling it. Otherwise I think you are right. But Trump works from instinct not intellectually thought out.

  4. @A123

    How is antagonizing the governments of Russia and China a response to the US media? The article is about Trump’s insults and provocations to the leaders of other countries, not his little digs at democrats.

    Why not read the article before putting out your same old line?

    You respond with this same, tired litany of defenses for Trump to anything that anyone writes about him. Polish his shoes while you’re down there.

    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @A123
    , @AnonFromTN
  5. In case Westerners have not realized it, yet – people all over the world are indignant.

    Absolutely Mr. Vltchek. No doubt about the widespread indignation against the US (and her puppeteer, Israel) .You forgot to mention that the same people all over the world have caved in to US imperial threats and blackmail . They are essentially powerless. Imperialism is also about emasculating nations — it is about dis-empowerment.

  6. Violetta says:
    @riff of raff

    The US State Department’s key personnel and its policies are of the Nuland ilk.

    Trump is their puppet.

    First part is true, second part is wrong, although they sure would like to have him under their thump. State was hostile to Trump from day one. Besides, the Nulands aren’t that high on the totem pole, they’re firmly subordinate to the Clinton/Democrat axis.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  7. @riff of raff

    Let me sharpen up your comment a bit:

    There is not god but God and Trump is his puppet.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  8. JL says:

    This reminds me of the maxim that Trump’s supporters take him seriously, but not literally, while his detractors take him literally, but not seriously.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  9. The author is correct, any small incident (and there are many potential flashpoints) could trigger world war three: from the Artic to the Balkans, Syria to the South China Sea. Of great empires: they rise, they hold sway, they die. That’s the pattern of history. It is always important to remember what comes before a fall.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @Hillbob
  10. @lloyd

    CNN or Washington Post – left wing media outlets?

    That is comical. Tase are pillars of the the US right-wing propaganda.

    You know what, all of you here: why not at least “try” to see and read what real non-Western left is saying? RT, Telesur, Press TV, CGTN. I am not asking you to support us, but simply for the sake of good exchange of ideas, try to see “other side”.

    Here, for instance: http://rt.com

    Then, maybe, we can have coherent conversation.

    And big respect to Ron Unz, for publishing my work here.

    Many people who read this magazine must be shocked by my writing, and I am grateful that they dare to consider what they are ‘not supposed to consider’. Intellectual courage is true courage!

  11. @A123

    There a whole host of problems with your post, A123.
    “Severely limited China’s ability to undercut U.S. workers via dumping and intellectual property theft.”
    China undercuts US workers in obedience to US Co’s elites who demanded low wage production. Walmart was a principle enemy of US workers.
    China wanted, as part of its deal with US capitalism, that there be tech’ transfers: can hardly blame them. Why should they remain a mere appendage of US capitalism?
    “Killed the Globalist attempt to aid Iranian nuclear weapons development via the 10 year red carpet sunset in JCPOA.”
    What Iranian nuclear weapons ?
    God’s sake, your own intelligence agencies know Iran stopped that years ago.
    Obama etc wanted boots on the ground in Ukraine etc? Maybe — like to see some evidence.
    The US MSM is “ultra left” ? LOL. The msm spruik PC nonsense when it suits the agenda (divide & rule). That’s the extent of their leftism.
    US citizens are “winning” under Trump? “winning! ” Reminds me of that guy from “3 & 1/2 men” when he got sacked — he was always feverishly claiming that HE was winning….

  12. First,

    I would say we ought to be making some changes to US policy that our friends and opponents won’t like. In that their public sentiments of angst, disgust, recriminations would carry much weight — they are certainly entitled to the their view.

    1. reconsidering NATO and the size and number of US bases in Europe on the US dime

    2. ensuring the security of US borders

    3. reinvesting in the US

    4. fewer employment of foreigners

    and a host of other considerations, should our international neighbors pitch a conniption fit – well, fine and dandy they have that right — but all things US must first support US citizens.

    Second,

    Whether the president should be engaging these personal attacks via twitter is another matter.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Noman
    , @FB
  13. Hillbob says:
    @peter mcloughlin

    Yeah , only this time the war will end all empire(s) and mankind for good. Those who think that this coming war will be like previous wars, beware. The world better stand up bf it is too late. Heed Kennedy’s warning……..

  14. Markster says:

    When I was in high school we had a bully, always taking kids lunch money, punching them, throwing their books in the trash, calling their mothers sexual names and so on. He had two cohorts who did the same using him as their muscle to intimidate and beat on the weak. This went on for some time and finally became unbearable. One day while he was on a lower stair someone pushed a sharpened pencil into his neck. The poor fellow fell in shock and other students took the opportunity to savagely kick and stomp him in his head, groin and about his body. One of his associates later got a rock in his head sending him to the hospital for 10 stitches.

    This is what happens when folks get bullied and the “victims” arrive at the point where they no longer care what happens to them. On an international scale the bully is the USA with associates like the UK and France. We have already seen little victims give the bully a bloody nose. Vietnam, (the last US troops fled from the embassy roof) Iraq and Afghanistan come to mind. North Korea thumbs its nose at the goon. Venezuela and Iran are defiant and the thug, for all its rhetoric is afraid to resort to physical violence. However bigger boys China and Russia have been targeted and have become players.

    However it is always the small guys who retaliate feeling that that they have lost all dignity and have nothing more to lose.

    This article is right on. It is only a matter of time before the US gets another thrashing.

    Brace yourselves mothers and fathers. Its your sons who will come home maimed, mentally unstable or dead (the lucky ones) for scum draft dodging politicians who never learn and who send youth to bleed for their illusions of grandeur.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, Parfois1
  15. @JL

    Great phrase. But this Trump voter no longer takes him seriously OR literally. Since I live in California, it looks like a third-party vote for me in 2020.

  16. @EliteCommInc.

    Thoughtful as always, ECI.

    As for public opinion abroad re our bases, I’ve read (and heard from Germans especially) that a majority of EU citizens would be perfectly happy with our troops leaving their soil — as would I! Except for people who own or work in businesses near the bases — mainly restaurants and bars, presumably — I’ll bet a big majority of Europeans would be indifferent at worst to withdrawal of our troops.

    Some president or candidate would be smart to say, “Let’s close bases abroad and immediately use the money here at home to put Americans back to work.” Take the money saved from closing bases and ending the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq and use it to build or repair our crumbling infrastructure: bridges, roads, sidewalks, public hospitals, and public schools. I’d like high-speed rail and an extensive electric vehicle charging network at least along the coasts and in dense Regions elsewhere. We could do all of it for the amounts we are squandering abroad, without borrowing further or raising taxes.

  17. “The world better stand up bf it is too late.”

    I have no idea if said war is coming. If history is any indication, there will most likely be another war.

    I am dubious however, that said war will end human existence.

    ——————-

    “Its your sons who will come home maimed, mentally unstable or dead (the lucky ones) for scum draft dodging politicians who never learn and who send youth to bleed for their illusions of grandeur.”

    This sadly is a staple of warfare.

    • Agree: donut
  18. orionyx says:
    @Markster

    Soldiers coming home in body bags don’t make the rulers lose any sleep. So far, they think the continental USA is impregnable. We’ll maybe see a skyscraper or two fall down, lose a few thousand people, easily forgotten.
    But what would really make the rulers think is losing a few cities via firestorms, or millions of deaths in a few weeks due to plagues, or a breakdown of the transport or electrical infrastructure, causing death and destruction on a huge scale.
    With a little ingenuity and not too much money, some of these things can be made to happen. And if the USA continues to be, not the policeman of the world but the abusive drunken boyfriend, they will happen.
    Remember, you read it here first.

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  19. @Andre Vltchek

    real non-Western left is saying? RT, Telesur, Press TV, CGTN

    Press TV is the mouthpiece of the Islamic Republic of Iran. How can that qualify as “left-wing” by any definition? It’s probably more conservative than CNN or WaPo. I wouldn’t say RT was left-wing, and probably neither CGNT although I suppose it’s run by the Communist Party of China (I’d qualify as left-wing anyone who champions indigenous workers’ rights and I doubt that any of these truly do). The idea of left and right seems to have lost any meaning. Probably half the readers of UR seem to think that the US and the West are now communist or socialist societies. Now that’s shocking. What? That they are such, or that someone could see them as being such? Both I guess. That’s why we need a right-wing revolution – to get rid of these communist bankers, capitalists and imperialists in power. Does it make sense? In an Orwellian upside down world anything is possible.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @Parfois1
    , @anon
  20. @Andre Vltchek

    left wing media outlets?…That is comical. Tase are pillars of the the US right-wing propaganda….see and read what real non-Western left is saying

    Regarding the media, are you aware of the following graphic linked below? If these organizations are “right wing,” then why is there a web of connections to the CFR? Also, why does media involvement with the CFR today confirm what was written by Quigley in ‘Tragedy and Hope’ and ‘The Anglo-American Establishment?’ Both Quigley and CFR members have stated that the CFR’s goal is New World Order firmly based in Socialism.
    https://ia800207.us.archive.org/11/items/TheHardRoadToWorldOrder/HardRoadtoWorldOrder.pdf
    http://www.carrollquigley.net/pdf/Tragedy_and_Hope.pdf
    http://www.carrollquigley.net/pdf/The_Anglo-American_Establishment.pdf

    Why doesn’t your ideology evolve past the left-right controlled dialectic? Tyranny is tyranny regardless of what political form it takes.

    Regarding the “non-Western left,” are you inferring that both revolutions in Russia and China were not heavily supported by Western sources?

    Unz elaborates on the Bolsheviks in the following article. http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-bolshevik-revolution-and-its-aftermath/

    “The suggestion of a link between Schiff and Trotsky came directly from the United States government — specifically, its Military Intelligence Division (MID).” – https://www.timesofisrael.com/trotskys-day-out-how-a-visit-to-nyc-influenced-the-bolshevik-revolution/

    Mao-Tse-tung had connections to Yale. The “West” had an influential role in implementing and supporting Communism in China.

    • Replies: @Alden
  21. A123 says:
    @Twodees Partain

    How is antagonizing the governments of Russia and China a response to the US media? The article is about Trump’s insults and provocations to the leaders of other countries, not his little digs at democrats.

    The point is pretty clear. Trump is rolling the Fake Stream Media machine. Foreign leaders understand that 99%+ of Trump’s words are for FSM consumption even if they are addressed to someone else. No rational human being would start a shooting war, or even a trade war based, on Twitter posts.

    Do you really think that anyone who has fought rough, personal, political battles for years or decades to become a national leader is so thin skinned they would overreact to Twitter?

    I suspect Putin and Trump share a good laugh 90% of the time there is a Presidential Twitter post about Russia that messes with the extremist media outlets. Fake Stream Media submissiviness to the Mueller “Russiagate” investigation has been hurting his opportunity to improve U.S. – Russia relations. The author mentioned RT. While RT is far from perfect, it is certainly better than CNN or MSNBC.
    _______

    Again, foreign leaders look to Trump actions which are much more positive than his media baiting tweets.

    Syria is a good example:
    — He made efforts to draw down U.S. troop involvement in Syria, although only partially successful thanks to deep state entrenchment.
    — He has openly jettisoned Clinton/Erdogan regime change craziness.
    — He is not backing the creation of an independent Kurdistan in Iraq or Syria.

    A Putin-Assad-Trump(+others) deal for long term peace in Syria is very possible if Iran and its proxies will fully and enforcably exit as part of the process. Russia would be the primary guarantor of the peace thus making pernicious UN involvement unnecessary.

    Russia is friendly with all of Syria’s influential neighbors — Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. Lebanon may be unhappy, but the dire economic necessity to help huge numbers of Syrians return home does not leave them in a position to be obstructionist.

    Polish his shoes while you’re down there.

    The Russia context even helps with this personal slight.

    Twodees Partainovich, you are behaving in a manner that is nekulturny (некультурный). Please try to be more civilized.

    OK… Not proper Russian delivery, but the gist should be clear enough.

    PEACE

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  22. Declane says:

    But the USA and Europe should not take this tolerance for granted. They should not provoke its former and present victims.

    Now, we (the people from the previously ruined part of the world) are beginning to speak up: about what is being done to us – to China and Russia, to South America and Africa, and the Middle East. With awareness comes courage. With courage comes pride.

    Do not misinterpret our kindness. It is not a weakness. Not anymore. Think twice before you speak (or Tweet). Think a thousand times, before you act!

    I thought twice. “Man, this guy must be a badass to make a threat like that against anonymous readers of his column. What’s his story?”

    Given that Unz.com typically publishes writers who are less known, I knew nothing about you until I opened this article. Knowing literally nothing about you (other than what the byline suggests about your ethnicity and gender) but wanting to know more, I read your wikipedia page.

    You resemble every other soyfed American war journalist we’ve had this century. Your ethnic origin is neither obvious nor very deep, apparently, since you largely write the same sort of books they write.

    In an effort to be fair to you on the soyfed remark, I wrote all that, then used image search to find other pictures of you. Maybe the “war photo” on your wiki page was just on a bad day. You were bloated from the chow or something.

    Nope. You’re a chub one, Mr. Grinchek. Though I was amused to see the slav squat is your Twitter profile pic. You should make that a part of your regular routine. Muslims pray to Mecca five times a day, you do that ridiculous pose. Work off the extra weight while showing how in touch you are with your cultural heritage!

    Maybe you can introduce me to some of your international friends who are as high-class as you. Any Indians who take profile pics while they’re street-shitting? Maybe an African journalist who livestreamed the circumcision of his daughter? I mean, culturally America is just a dump, right? So those behaviors are right at home with you, right? Just keep your mind open and keep your nostrils and sense of human dignity shut. And it could have been Westerners who taught Africans to perform clitoridectomies anyway (presumably while we were also introducing primitive concepts such as witchcraft to their belief systems), so if I’m offended it’s my fault somehow.

    Anyway, you seem to be proud of your non-accomplishment of being exactly like every other journalist in the world. I’m not insulting our host, but Unz.com’s policy as I understand it is to offer many viewpoints. You’ve got a viewpoint, you’re offering it here. Your words carry the same weight as the guy saying the opposite of what you’re saying… on the very same website. And he writes more convincingly. And he doesn’t insult me. And he doesn’t threaten me.

    I wanted to make it up to a thousand words as sort of an ironic answer to your “think a thousand times before you act once!” declaration, but you just don’t inspire me to go so far. Good luck next time, Mr. Gorsky.

    I do have one question though. You’ve been a paid journalist for many years, you were born in Leningrad, you have a certain unpleasantness in the face. Are you one of the fabled “paid Russian trolls” we’ve heard so much about?

    Disclaimer: Amusingly insulting nicknames and ethnic humor are a part of American culture and comments made in no way reflects this poster’s feelings towards people of Slavic descent. This poster generally likes people of Slavic descent. Just making it clear in case you’re as sensitive as this goofball.

    • Agree: Alden
  23. @Markster

    Mothers and fathers who have done such a piss poor job of raising their children to have them do something as stupid as join the US military will chalk up the deaths or mutilation of their children as a symbol of pride.

    They will wave the flag proudly and claim it was worth the loss because to do anything else would show them up as being stupid and amoral, which in fact they are.

    • Agree: The scalpel
    • Replies: @Markster
  24. @A123

    “Twodees Partainovich, you are behaving in a manner that is nekulturny (некультурный). Please try to be more civilized.”

    Always you are jumping into conclusion. That’s about as Russian as my delivery gets.

    You’re still simply dismissing the thrust of the article as though you didn’t read it. Trump isn’t just trolling other heads of state. He is insulting and demeaning people with whom he needs to be diplomatic. There’s really no defense that can be mounted for his behavior, and it really is dangerous, as the author observed.

    • Replies: @A123
  25. Markster says:

    Many years ago I lived next door to a German officer who fought in Russia and later in the France in WW2. I used to walk with him every night for about 5 years before he talked a bit.

    “It took 5 years for America, Britain, the Soviet Union and a host of minor countries to defeat Germany. When we fought the Americans we considered them like children. Tactically they were timid and often would not attack unless they had air support or a gross material advantage in artillery and armour. They gave up when we would have fought on. They stayed in their positions when we would have attacked with a men and material disadvantage and not having slept or eaten for several days.

    The prisoners we took never seemed to know just what they were fighting for. They were also afraid of casualties and the average American soldier was nothing compared to the hardness of the Russian. In one battle in Russia, Soviet Shock troops attacked over their dead, dying and wounded driven on by alcohol and political officers who immediately shot them if they hesitated or faltered.

    In another minor fight the Russians attacked, many without weapons, those still standing picked up the weapons of the dead and one man with a part of his face badly damaged killed three of our soldiers with a sharpened shovel before we shot him down.

    When we attacked we drove over everyone including our own. In Normandy we were astonished when an American officer approached with a white flag and asked to take his wounded off the field.

    The people in the States have no concept of the brutality of a total war with millions of their own casualties. After a few thousand dead they pack up and go home. US casualties in Vietnam amounted to 56000. We suffered over a million dead and wounded in just 2 years. God help us if we have another conflict like WW2 especially against the Russians. This time around the US mainland will not be spared. I never look at war movies. They are is utter shit.

    Americans have never felt the bite of war on their own land. The day they do they will get an unpleasant surprise. Perhaps then and only then they will be cured of this incessant desire for conflict”

  26. Markster says:
    @RoatanBill

    I agree. One US drill instructor told me the quality of recruits is so poor its enough to make a man weep. The majority are mentally and physically deficient but quotas have to be met. If you can count to two and can lift a fork to your mouth you could be the next great general.

    Instructors are also not allowed to holler at them or hit them and have to be respectful and not get spittle in their faces or call them, their mothers and sisters names. Many cry and breakdown in basic training and have to be given training on how to get through basic training.

    Many have served in Iraq, not seen any action having been in the support and supply areas and yet come back to the States as cuckoo as ever.

    I dont know how they will hold up in a conflict but your point is well taken. The parents whether together or not never laid a solid foundation in their upbringing and you cannot make a silk purse from a pig’s arse !

  27. @Declane

    Why are you so upset? It sounds like Vitchek took those very words out of Trump’s mouth and spat them back. How many times have we heard Trump say or tweet something like that? So what? The author obviously wasn’t aiming that threat at UR readers and doesn’t deserve a personal attack. Unless you’re the Donald but then even he has a better sense of humour than to respond like you did.

  28. A123 says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Always you are jumping into conclusion. That’s about as Russian as my delivery gets. You’re still simply dismissing the thrust of the article as though you didn’t read it.

    You are the one jumping to conclusions. I read the article and it is incorrect bordering on hysterical. Dismissing it is what all rational minds should do.

    He is insulting and demeaning people with whom he needs to be diplomatic. There’s really no defense that can be mounted for his behavior, and it really is dangerous, as the author observed.

    Let me repeat the question from my prior post, as you apparently jumped to conclusions and personal insults rather than reading it.

    Do you really think that anyone who has fought rough, personal, political battles for years or decades to become a national leader is so thin skinned they would overreact to Twitter?

    Your assertion is simply wrong. There is zero (0.0000%) tweet danger. National leaders are not going to overreact to Tweets.

    In fact, many of them have problems with their own local media. Those leaders are probably taking notes on TRUMP’s highly successful “Roll the Extremist Media” technique to see if there is anything they can work into their own repertoire.

    PEACE

  29. Biff says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Probably half the readers of UR seem to think that the US and the West are now communist or socialist societies.

    Only the dumb ones.

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
    , @Alden
  30. renfro says:

    In case Westerners have not realized it, yet – people all over the world are indignant. I talk to Libyans, Afghans, Iraqis, Venezuelans, Cubans, Iranians: they hate what comes from Washington; hate it with passion. They know that what is being done to them is terrorism, thuggery. But for now, they do not know how to defend themselves. Not yet, but they are thinking.

    Quite a few Americans are indignant too. Unfortunately they pay more attention to his idiot ranting then what he actually does…..which is even worse than what he says.

    ttps://www.people-press.org/2019/06/19/public-highly-critical-of-state-of-political-discourse-in-the-u-s/

    Pew Research Center
    U.S. Politics & Policy

    Perhaps more striking are the public’s feelings about the things Trump says: sizable majorities say Trump’s comments often or sometimes make them feel concerned (76%), confused (70%), embarrassed (69%) and exhausted (67%). By contrast, fewer have positive reactions to Trump’s rhetoric, though 54% say they at least sometimes feel entertained by what he says.

  31. renfro says:
    @Markster

    Americans have never felt the bite of war on their own land.

    Some of us have….thru knowledge and family papers and collections of our family ancestors.
    We killed half a million of us in the Civil War.
    I can drive to the town cemetery today and walk between 100’s of American Revol and Confederate war tomb stones.

    Most people in the US now came later in the 1880-1920’s and have no ancestral connections to that era or to the people….so really they know nothing of America.

    Some people believe that could never happen again, some Jews believe there could never be a holocaust in America , some think the US would never again imprison a ethnic group in our country like we did the Japanese during WWII, some believe we would never again drop a atomic bomb on a city of civilians like Truman did.

    They would be wrong. We like to believe America and its people are an exception but we are not.
    No matter what country there will be enough of the wrong kind of people that the wrong kind of leaders can get them possessed with fantasies and delusions of their power and get them to cheer on senseless destruction……including, unknowingly, …their own.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
    , @Jester
    , @Alden
  32. We haven’t won a war in a long time. And winning wars is what the Empire hired us for, and losing wars is what they are now firing us for.

    IN MORE DETAIL:
    In 1913 came the “Federal”-Reserve act. That means the US formally became a Rothschild financial colony, and the Rothschilds drafted the US into the service of their Empire in the special role of their Foreign Legion. The deal with America was: we would fight all their wars of financial colonial expansion for them, and in return we could run up an unlimited debt on our credit card tab with them. Basically we sold our sons as cannon-fodder for a credit card. (The catch was: we pay for the wars on our own credit card.)
    … and now, because of our poor performance as Foreign Legion, they are cancelling our credit card.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  33. “…Someone may say: The West is killing millions every year, anyway. Better to fight it, in order to stop it, once and for all. Others may join. And then, then what? Will Trump give orders to kill tens of millions, just to maintain control over the world..?”

    Extreme exaggerations due to extreme paranoia. Show me the millions the West is killing every year. Trump refrained from retalliating against Iran because 150 people could be killed, and you say he might be prepared to kill tens of millions ?

    What Trump really is engaged in is not global mass murder but Big Mouth Diplomacy. You may regret that, but that is all there is. That is his “art of the deal”.

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @Harold Smith
  34. @Biff

    The West is economically capitalist, but culturally Marxist.

  35. “Some president or candidate would be smart to say, “Let’s close bases abroad and immediately use the money here at home to put Americans back to work.”

    I would agree that we need to reconsider our base deployments. I am not as clear about closing all of them outright. But we do agree that we need to calculate our exposure. And while this recalculation is often turned into an “isolation” accusation, recalculating, even if we opted to close those installations does not equate to advocating isolationism,

    Laugh, though some time in isolation, minding our own business and dealing with ourselves, might not be a bad idea for a time.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  36. Parfois1 says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    Many people who read this magazine must be shocked by my writing, and I am grateful that they dare to consider what they are ‘not supposed to consider’.

    Quite right, there is round here a consistent undercurrent of primitive thinking about almost anything that requires reasoning; a bovine mob mentality that reduces complex historical, political and economic issues to the primordial: ” everything is the fault of the Jews, the Nazis, the Neoliberals and neocon Bolsheviks ruling the USA” – all that with a straight face and without blinking an eyelid as if propounding the highest level of intellectual acumen and wisdom.

    So, you hope that they might consider considering. But it is too hard work to crank up the rusty wheels and cogs in the skull cavity clogged by the brainwashing mush the Jew/Nazi/Bolsh et al imperial alliance implanted there since the first yell. Much easier to regurgitate the familiar rote-learned meme because no thinking is required and it might confuse the reader and make him believe in the superiority of the brain that can logically conceive the proposition that Zionism, Nazism, Neoliberalism, Bolshevism and maybe all “isms”are combined in a single ideological doctrine to oppress the blameless and aggrieved White European Race otherwise destined to sainthood.

    On the other hand, if you are a Voltaire’s fan you might appreciate the comical side of it and enjoy a laugh free of charge. Some here would easily fit into Candide or similar parodies.

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @The scalpel
  37. Antares says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    CNN or Washington Post – left wing media outlets?

    That is comical. Tase are pillars of the the US right-wing propaganda.

    Typical moot point. International socialists don’t understand international socialism.

  38. Parfois1 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    We could do all of it for the amounts we are squandering abroad, without borrowing further or raising taxes.

    Indeed you could – if the the ruling elite at the Potomac were looking after the interests of the people. But that is not what governments do, they have other interests like self-interest, Jewish-interest, MIC-interest and capitalist-interest in that order. People don’t figure in it other than taxpayers.

    Seen from their perspective it makes sense and even rational. “Why bother with the abstraction of “common good” if our more tangible selves can profit from the government we own.”, that’s what they say to themselves. And that fits into the capitalist mode of thinking – the use of the resources at hand to get an advantage and make a profit.

    As to the amounts they are squandering abroad, it also makes sense because it costs nothing, apart from the printing costs and adding whatever billions to the debit ledger which, magically, will appear on the credit ledger of the Reserve Bank and earn interest for its shareholders, currently over $500 billion yearly. Nice earner. Plus the army of contractors, advisors and hangers-on feeding from the trough.

    Now you see how well everything fits into the ruling elite’s designs.

  39. Parfois1 says:
    @Commentator Mike

    That’s why we need a right-wing revolution – to get rid of these communist bankers, capitalists and imperialists in power. Does it make sense? In an Orwellian upside down world anything is possible.

    Do I detect a muddled head or an ironic tirade? I cannot turn my head around the idea that you can’t tell your left hand from the right, politically speaking, as many here do.

    For those who can’t (tell the right hand from the left, literally), suffice to say that “communist bankers” is an ideological and logical impossibility, an oxymoron in other words, because one is asserting the validity of a contradiction. In the real world it cannot happen but, as CM says above, in a Orwellian world or Alice in Wonderland it might. And here too!

    One gets to the point where one does not care anymore where the revolution comes from: right or left, below or above. Once it is done, the knowing Bolsheviks (who have been there and done that) will do their thing, this time sans Jews for public acceptance and acclaim here at UR. Promise.

  40. Parfois1 says:
    @Professional Stranger

    … and now, because of our poor performance as Foreign Legion, they are cancelling our credit card.

    Could you be a bit more specific?

    As I understand the “credit card” is unlimited (funded by TBs), not real money/value.

  41. I do hope ‘things will let go; collapse’ . That’s about the only thing that can stop the Fed Gov from murdering people around the globe. It would also focus the pea brains of the US population on where the problems lie.

    Once the economy staggers and then falls due to the heroin the Federal Reserve provides no longer working as it used to, things will change because there’s no other option. The states should use that opportunity to secede en masse leaving the Fed Gov as an empty shell with no one to bully.

  42. Parfois1 says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    Trump refrained from retalliating against Iran because 150 people could be killed, and you say he might be prepared to kill tens of millions ?

    Another dweller in “Alice in Wonderland” I was writing about. It’s getting crowded there!

    There are many ways of skinning a cat; also many ways of killing people, such as sanctions, embargoes, blockades, destroying their infrastructure, stealing their resources and gold deposits in the US, and so on.

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  43. Parfois1 says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    The West is economically capitalist, but culturally Marxist.

    What a pearl of wisdom!

    You call the phoney Political Correctness voguish trend Marxism? The man has been vilified for bringing Communism; now Capitalism as well. What a genius!

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  44. @Parfois1

    Have you never heard about the term “Cultural Marxism”? That name doesn’t mean it was created by Karl Marx, it was created by the Frankfurt School, but yes it is dominant in the West.

    • Replies: @Gunnar
  45. @lloyd

    May I have some of what you’re smoking?

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  46. anonymous[190] • Disclaimer says:
    @Macon Richardson

    There is not god but God and Trump is his puppet.

    Your comment is somewhat intriguing.

    In the first part, you seem to have co-opted the Islamic Tawheed, but you don’t sound muslim, because no muslim would refer to any human, as odious as said orange-utan may be, as a “puppet” of God. True Muslims say, we are the slaves of God. There is much difference between the two… namely, freewill.

    Or, is it supposed to be some vague sounding Islamophobic snark? In which case it would make you sound like an idiot.

  47. @Parfois1

    To date Trump has used only sanctions and stealing gold deposits. That creates economic difficulties but no deads. The rest is bluffing.

  48. anarchyst says:
    @Markster

    “At what point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about one of them individually…and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest. ”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956
    “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
    ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  49. anon[383] • Disclaimer says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Media has one duty that is to provide information . Nothing else . If it brings any opinion type programs which , unless weather or sports involved , the US media actually everyday does then ideally it should declare the ethnic financial political religious affiliations and balance the opinion with someone exactly from opposite like neocon being challenged by Al Quiada sympathizers .
    American media is worse than Press TV , later doesn’t influence American leaders decision making which impacts the world but US media does and affects : influences the world negatively . Press TV might support it’s government but it doesn’t spread false information to create new actionable reality which our media does everyday – domestically and internationally .

  50. Zumbuddi says:
    @renfro

    Some of us, now Americans, are near-descendants of people whose homes, lands and cultures were deliberately destroyed by Americans. Some of us know where our US- slaughtered ancestors are buried but for even more of us , our ancestors were never honorably laid to rest because there was not enough left of them to identify; they were incinerated, buried-by-bulldozer in limed pits.

    Our ancestors are not Jewish, they are Western Europeans, just like many of those in Confederate cemetaries you mention.

  51. Trump and all the POTUS since JFKs assassination at the hands of the zionists , have been zionist puppets intend on destroying the world for their zionist rulers and Israel and since Putin came on worlds stage there is hope that the zionists satanic NWO has finally met its match.

  52. Shakespeare said it better:

    No, you unnatural hags,
    I will have such revenges on you both,
    That all the world shall–I will do such things,–
    What they are, yet I know not: but they shall be
    The terrors of the earth. You think I’ll weep
    No, I’ll not weep:
    I have full cause of weeping; but this heart
    Shall break into a hundred thousand flaws,
    Or ere I’ll weep. O fool, I shall go mad!

    W. Shakespeare, “King Lear”

    Counterinsurgency

    http://shakespeare.mit.edu/lear/full.html

  53. Richard B says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    Andre you are very much a part of the hostile elite currently hard at work destroying “the planet.”

    What an insufferable cornball you are.

    You’re also pampered, privileged and spoiled rotten.

    Of course you know this, but you don’t care because you don’t have a conscience.

    No one who talks and writes like you does.

    You have ideology of the brain. The last thing you’re interested in is reality.

    You’re a pompous and pious fraud, a tool of Jewish Supremacy.

    You’re also a moral bully, a coward and a liar, since they all go together.

    You’re the kind of person who becomes “a journalist” as a way to feed your addiction to mood-altering through self-righteousness.

    And it is exactly that kind of cheap ideological moralizing that is killing whatever chances the human race has for survival, let alone genuine change and progress.

    But what do you care about the human race?

    You don’t.

    No one addicted to moral fanaticism does.

    Because moral fanatics don’t have a conscience.

    Without a conscience you couldn’t possibly care.

    • Replies: @Alden
  54. Richard B says:
    @Parfois1

    You’re so full of yourself you can’t see that you’re the perfect reflection of the very mentality you’re complaining about.

  55. Agent76 says:

    Aug 13, 2018 President Trump Signs 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Named For John McCain

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/13/watch_live_president_trump_signs_john_s_mccain_national_defense_authorization_act.html

    Feb 3, 2017 How Trump Filled The Swamp

    With promises to “drain the swamp!” still ringing in our ears, we have watched Trump appoint nothing but Goldman banksters, Soros stooges, neocon war hawks and police state zealots to head his cabinet.

    Dec 17, 2011 Obama Signs NDAA Bill : What is the NDAA Bill you ask?

    There is little one can say about a video such as this but nazi Germany has arrived in the US predicted by many for years.

  56. There is a Lie.
    Then there is BIG LIE.
    Then there is 911.

    Santa Claus is a LIE.
    Jesus DIED for your EVILS is Beyond a LIE.
    Mossad’s execution of 9-11 should have been a wake up call.
    You guys subscribed to the phony WMD and coyote planes dissapearing into the babylonian twin towers whilst your intuition should have kicked in and told you something is not right.
    9-11 should have been the litmus test for truth but you conveniently ignored it. You looked the other way due to cognitive dissonance.
    You followed Bush’s order to go on a spending spree with more credit card debt jacked up with high interest to feed the satanic cabal instead.
    With all these bogus wars on terror and non-ending hoaxes you have unwittingly supported the Zionist Satanic push for one world disorder.
    At this point, all you can do is repent for your sins and start fighting back the criminal enterprize who are in charge of orchestrating all these bogus war on terror, creating these monstrous, diabolical, sinister ISISraHELL with the help of al-CIA-da and MOSSAD.
    Alternate would be to sit back and enjoy bigger fireworks than 9-11 coming near you whilst they prepare greater IzraHELL for the coming of their Yahweh, The Anti-Christ dajjal who will globalize his reign of terror from Jerusalem.
    Either way buckle up for a roller coaster ride with some of these demonic, totally psychopathic, diabolical, sinister, pathological liars and corrupters of mother earth. You reap what you sow.

    The infuriating thing about 9/11 and the multitude of lesser false flags which both preceded and followed it is that, although most Americans know it was as phoney as a three and a half dollar fed reserve note, everyone seems content to put up with the extremely phoney “war on terror” it was designed to create and which has already destroyed a hand full of countries in the world, caused the murder of upwards of two million people, mostly using U.S. military, and turned the U.S. into a ruthlessly insane police state wherein everyone is made to obey patently unlawful statutes in the name of “emergency” while the ruling elite has quit obeying any laws at all while gathering a massive military presence to cow the now restless and resentful public

    See more at:Christopher Bollyn: The Man Who Solved 9/11

    Also Look up Sheik Imran Hosein for Islamic End time Eschatology .

  57. Wally says:
    @riff of raff

    But imagine the alternative, ‘New Yorker’ Hillary in Trump’s position.

    Oy!

    Sometimes you have to take what you can get. It beats Hillary any day.

  58. August says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    Your entire body of work is adequately summed up by the Orange Man Bad meme. There is nothing brave or courageous about any of your positions. It is incredibly tiring to see the same petty bourgeoisie journalist lapdogs of the globalist left’s regime LARP as revolutionaries. You aren’t revolting against the system, you’re its fucking priests.

    • Agree: Richard B, Alden
  59. @Franklin Ryckaert

    Interesting. That brings us to what are PR China and Vietnam that officially claim they are communist? Yet capitalism and free enterprise flourish there. And the cultural Marxist component is absent. And with Chinese capitalist companies extending their operations beyond the borders of PR China in their search for profits, doesn’t that qualify them as imperialist too?

    • Replies: @Franklin Ryckaert
  60. denk says:

    The MSM is abuzz with headlines like this..

    MUslim THE WEST led 22 countries rebuke China’s gulags for UIghurs’

    The great satan appointing itself as Spokesman for moslems ?

    LOL

    ’22 countries. Australia, Canada and Japan were among them, along with European countries including Britain, France, Germany and Switzerland, but not the United States which quit the forum a year ago. ‘

    Jp is confered the title of ‘honorable whitey’…
    Reeks of the eight nations alliance eh…led from afar in Washington ?

    ‘It fell short of a formal statement being read out at the Council or a resolution submitted for a vote, as sought by activists. This was due to governments’ fears of a potential political and economic backlash from China, diplomats said. ‘ [sic]

    All these countries earn big bucks from China, but that didnt stop them from screwing the Chinese given half a chance, assholes just couldnt help it,
    nature of the beast.

    ‘In a statement, Human Rights Watch later welcomed the letter as “important not only for Xinjiang’s population, but for people around the world who depend on the U.N.’s leading rights body to hold even the most powerful countries to account.” ‘

    Hey,
    When was the last time any of the eight nations alliance, especially the most powerful country on earth, was called out for genocides on Muslims ?

    ‘It pointedly cites China’s obligations as a member of the 47-member state forum to maintain the highest standards.’

    Got it now, we should all hold ‘evil’ China to a higher standard than the ‘democracies. ‘

    ‘The letter urges China to allow international independent experts, including U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, “meaningful access” to Xinjiang. ‘

    Fine, iff….
    the UN launch a comprehensive audit of war crimes committed in Iraq, LIbya , Syria, E Timor, West Papua, Ex Yugo,Diego Garcia, Jeju, Okinawa, Indonesia,

    ‘No Western delegation was willing to take the lead and expose itself as a “ringleader” through a joint statement or resolution, diplomats said. China’s delegation is “hopping mad” at the move and is preparing its own letter, a diplomat said. ‘

    No prize for guessing, who’s the ring leader leading from afar !

    China,
    dont get mad, get even...
    Convene a tribunal on crimes against humanities committed by the fukus led eight nations alliance.
    Get witness from Iraq,LIbya, Syria, Indonesia, Ex Yugo,Diego Garcia, OKinawans, exiled Jeju residentgs,
    Native Americans, Aborigines, …to testity.

    Two can play at this game.

    LIke the one convened in 2013 KL, which indicted Bush, BLair as war criminals.

    • Replies: @denk
  61. Jester says:
    @renfro

    Renfro you are right. However that war while devastating for its casualties in that time period is nothing compared to the consequences of pushing people around today. Also in that era men and women were harder.

    These days the slightest flu or setback in life devastates the average person.

    I watched the 911 tragedy and looked at New Yorkers running screaming and terrified as clouds of dust rolled down the streets. Three thousand dead and it seems like everyone was traumatized. What if it were three million ? Or 30 Million ?

    Yet, this is the reality for a lot of people the US bombs the s##t out of on a daily basis. What has happened is that the recipients of american bombs have become hardened to warfare and destruction and the heartache of losing friends and family members. We have not !

    How many New Yorkers can shit in a hole in the ground, eat a meal every 3 days, drink dirty water go without heating and perform their own first aid or go without first aid at all ? We had a blackout in our area for a couple of weeks and it was like the end of the world.

    We need to stop bullying other countries. It generates the most irrational hate that is passed down to succeeding generations and one day the chickens will come home to roost for us. In typical fashion we will be unable to accept a dose of our own medicine and the accompanying hardship.

    All the while, the politicians who keep poking sleeping dogs will continue to enjoy the good life and not suffer being bitten as a consequence of their actions.

    • Agree: Parfois1
  62. Arioch says:

    But Trump for years wanted to isolate America.
    Due to establishment and Russiagate he can not do it straight face. But he can sabotage American hegemony using his foolishness and unhinged hawkishness for a plausible deniability. He can not make USA disown the world, but he can try make the world disown USA.
    Before you joke of pi-dimensional chess, list me some Trump’s wins in foreign policy. Some his “erratic” and “chaotic” actions of these three years that by sheer luck entrenched US hegemony.

  63. @Commentator Mike

    China (and increasingly Vietnam) promote free enterprise as long as it benefits the nation and they combine it with constructive social programs. China has almost solved its poverty problem (for the first time in its long history) and most people own their own house. The degeneracy of Cultural Marxism is not allowed. Combined with a healthy ethnic nationalism, this comes very close to the National Socialism of Adolf Hitler. China’s economic expansion in the world is mutually beneficient and not aimed at domination. China is “communist” in name only. Actually it is “fascist” in a good sense.

    The modern West has a combination of all the worst things :

    Instead of productive enterprise it has financial capitalism (with its fake money). Production is outsourced to the Third World. Foreign policy it aimed at world domination instead of cooperation. The degeneracy of Cultural Marxism is dominant. Healthy ethnic nationalism is undermined by multiculturalism and open borders. The West has only the choice to imitate China or to perish.

    • Agree: HEREDOT
  64. Noman says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    “1. reconsidering NATO and the size and number of US bases in Europe on the US dime ”

    Those bases and forces back up the value of the “US dime”.

    The spend on War is pure profit to the (((ruling families))).

    $22 trillion unaccounted for in Pentgram spending.
    $23 trillion is the current US National debt that will never be repaid.
    $22T is 95.7% of $23T.
    Cui bono?

    Every POTUS has been a member of the (((ruling families))). The “rebellion” against the King was led by Lords related to the King.

    The religiously oppressed colonists were shareholders in a private, profit seeking venture with a grant to land in the New World from the oppressive King. Chartered in The City of London. Sailing on ship owned by Tribesmen.

    Even when a Mr Smith does get to Washington, he has to pledge his loyalty and fealty to Israel.

    USA is a sham. A con by the Khan/Cohn families. All governments that do not recognize individual sovereignty are scams.

    There is only one group in the World that is privileged, the group that cannot be criticized, boycotted, or sanctioned.

    • Replies: @Alden
  65. denk says:

    There is only one group in the World that is privileged, the group that cannot be criticized, boycotted, or sanctioned.

    You mean the eight nations alliance….aka
    The tefloned club ?

    http://www.unz.com/avltchek/if-you-provoke-the-entire-world-something-may-happen/#comment-3329570

    • Replies: @denk
  66. TKK says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    If you are asserting that hatred of Trump is ” intellectual courage”, I have some beach front land in Iowa to sell you.

    George W. Bush- honest? The man who played along with the 9/11 conspiracy? The man who allowed Halliburton/Cheney to become grotesquely wealthy on post 9/11 contracts- and they are still there- charging tax payers $60K a head for workers to hand out towels at the gym at the army bases in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Trump dares. He tortures and humiliates more than half of the world,

    Where? When? How?

    You should thank Unz for publishing this scribble. You make histrionic assertions with no evidence, no proof. You would do well on CNN or MSNBC. Or where my elderly mother has her hair washed and set- Linda’s Beauty Den.

    • Replies: @nuyorwegian
  67. geokat62 says:

    Will Trump give orders…

    I’ll let Rick Wiles explain who gives the orders.

    starting @ 41:16:

    And so they’re pushing the agenda because they have control of Washington… they have control of the Trump Administration. Donald Trump is owned by the Jews. That’s the truth. And I’ve said it for a long time, because this didn’t start in the election. His entire business operation goes back to Jewish mafia money. That’s the truth.

  68. S says:
    @Markster

    The people in the States have no concept of the brutality of a total war with millions of their own casualties.

    To the extent that is true that could certainly change.

    Since the 1776 American Capitalist [individualist ‘thesis’] and 1789 French Communist [collectivist ‘anti-thesis’] Revolutions, powerful elements of the Anglo-Saxon elites and hangers on have been major instigators of this manufactured, contrived, and controlled Hegelian Dialectic of ‘Capitalist’ vs ‘Communist’, and it’s related variants, ever since.

    [Powerful elements of the elites of the Jewish people and their hangers on have been involved as well in regards to the financing of these revolutions, and certain portions of their ideological ideation.

    And, to be sure, in addition, other peoples too, to varying degrees, have similarly been involved from relatively early on.]

    It’s part of the open historic record that ‘Founding Fathers’ of 1776, ie Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine, two of the American Capitalist Revolution’s heaviest hitters, were also majorly involved in the creation and, or, construction, of the 1789 French nascent Communist revolution.

    Another US ‘Founding Father’, Benjamin Franklin, as US representative to France during the 1780’s, apparently was also heavily involved in the creation of the 1789 French Revolution, amongst likely others.

    The peoples of the world, and humanity as a whole, has been being ‘played’ since 1776 and 1789.

    A planned WWIII would seem to be an integral part of this contrived dialectic to bring about the final ‘synthesis’ of Capitalism and Communism, so as to form global Multi-Culturalism, and, a theoretical world peace in the form of a global super-state called the ‘United States of the World’/’World Union’, or some such.

    It would also go a long way towards reaching that long talked about ‘sustainable’ magic five hundred million global population figure.

    Accordingly, people have long been being conditioned by the corporate mass media, via the multitude of movies presenting inescapable destruction due to a future global war, that nothing anyone might do can ultimately circumvent WWIII taking place. It has been ‘foretold’.

    Mixed in with this, in no certain order, is the financial and economic collapse of the US/UK and it’s bloc, ie the ‘Fall of Capitalism’, and with the weaponization/radicalisation of the US Democratic party, the potential of a Red October type of event in the United States, with a Russian style ‘Civil War’ immediately following, is quite possible.

    Billions of people, all told, could very well likely die in such a scenario.

    Up to now, the United States as a major instigator of these events, has escaped, relatively speaking, unscathed. With this dialectic of ‘creative destruction’, having been on the march and gone ‘full circle’ since 1776 and 1789, and now at the US ‘front door’ so to speak, we await events.

    Will the United States, once again, in relation to the rest of the world, escape relatively unharmed, experience a middling amount of destruction, or, much unlike the past, receive ‘a full measure’?

    https://majorityrights.com/weblog/comments/revolution_and_counter_revolution

    http://www.belcherfoundation.org/trilateral_center.htm

    http://www.belcherfoundation.org/camerica.htm

    https://majorityrights.com/weblog/comments/the_new_rome_or_the_united_states_of_the_world_1853

  69. Anastasia says:

    Does the author mean that he should smile more when he bombs their countries?

  70. Anastasia says:
    @RadicalCenter

    It will most definitely make no difference

  71. Anastasia says:
    @RadicalCenter

    If a leader of a country acts as described he would do it in any event

  72. I completely agree with the author’s contentions.

    However, to respond to the deprivations of the US, the number of West European nations that are in alliance with the US, and Israel, has to be done with care and planning.

    To respond out of pent up frustrations as with a school-yard bully, will not serve the rest of Earth very well, other than finally letting off some steam while starting a protracted and dangerous result.

    And there is no reason for Iran, China, or Russia to target US and Israeli forces because these are tactics that have no strategic goal in mind; other than the expectation that a violent conflict will erupt as a result.

    This is the time when “regime change” is necessary but in the United States and in Israel. In the US, there are many Americans who hate the current US government and its politicians with vehemence.

    While our entire infrastructure is failing and our health care systems are in total dysfunction, what do Americans constantly hear from the bowels of these excuses for Human beings but the need to attack or sanction another country…

    Americans cannot correct what has happened to the US government since there are no functioning political mechanisms to do so. And such mechanisms were taken away with the conclusion of the War for Southern Independence. And initiating a revolution has, from a historical perspective, very little chance of succeeding in changing such a government for the better. All revolutions ever do is trade one set of psychopaths for another.

    No, this situation requires that the grieved nations of the world take it upon themselves to work out a plan that takes out the US and Israeli governments, while leaving these basic economies intact so that the planet as whole can still function (But really, who cares about Israel’s economy since so much of it is predicated upon corruption?).

    Consdering what is at stake, for all such nations to shy away from such an endeavor is just as irresponsible as what the US and Israel are currently doing.

    Unfortunately, the real problem is Humanity itself. Humanity, through the thousands of years it has existed, has shown that above all else, it distinguishes itself by being a bottomless pit of stupidity. This leaves a very small group of Humans on this planet with the capabilities to right so many wrongs and do so wisely and equitably.

    However, we are very few in number so the real end to this story will most likely be the simple extinction of a species that never had any business coming into existence in the first place since it has always been simply too stupid to survive for the long term…

    • Replies: @Alden
  73. denk says:
    @denk

    Meet the tefloned club…

    5snakes , Germany, France, Jp, India, …. [1]

    [1] 5snakes aka 5eyes , 5liars, 5rogues, ….

  74. Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama were both ‘suave’ presidents. They were loved in Europe, as they knew how to speak politely, how to dine elegantly, and how to commit mass murder in a ‘rational, righteous way’; ‘old- fashioned, European-style’.

    El presidente del amor and Barry are both lawyers.

    Then what? Will Washington nuke Iran?

    I don’t think El Trumpo wants war with Iran. This would make re-election hard.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Alden
  75. Wally says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    So you’re an associate of Zionist / Communist Noam Chomsky. You’re fooling no one.
    In fact your wolf in sheep’s clothing act is revealed by your very own words:

    “The Holocaust was committed by the Europeans (Germans, but also by several of its allies) against the Jews, the Roma and Communists. Millions of people died atrocious, unimaginably terrible deaths.”

    You have absolutely no proof of any of those impossibilities and yet you expect to be taken seriously. More on that and your Communist ways here:
    https://www.mintpressnews.com/it-is-indifference-of-the-israel-that-is-killing-people/258811/
    and:
    http://www.unz.com/article/review-revolutionary-optimism-western-nihilism-by-andre-vltchek/
    Boy are you in the wrong place with such propaganda.

    American Pravda: Holocaust Denial, by Ron Unz: http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-holocaust-denial/
    “The Holocaust” Is a Myth That Conceals Our Shame
    http://www.unz.com/kbarrett/the-holocaust-is-a-myth-that-conceals-our-shame/

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Alden
  76. @EliteCommInc.

    Thanks for your comment, ECI, as always.

    I’m advocating the opposite of isolation, if we don’t use the term the way the warmongers and ar profiteers want. I want more American economic and cultural engagement with Europe, Russia, and Asia. More trade, ten times more tourism in both directions, and ten times more cultural / student exchange than we have now. We should be learning each other’s languages, visiting each other, forging peaceful relations, and making money together — without letting masses of very different peoples get citizenship here or surrendering any of our sovereignty or culture.

    The US gov should have been working together with China and Russia, for instance, to get our companies and our workers a piece of the massive New Silk Road infrastructure and transportation projects.

    We do not need hundreds of military bases far abroad to accomplish any of that, or to protect our legitimate interests and resource needs. Bases may be important near major shipping chokepoints, and we can station forces abroad to keep people and goods flowing, fight piracy and terrorism. But that wouldn’t seem to justify most of our bases, including Germany, South Korea, Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan, AFRICA, maybe soon Poland, and on and on.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Alden
    , @Wally
  77. Alden says:
    @Markster

    Jealous much Herr WW2 German loser?

    How admirable were the Russian troops.

    Retreat and be sure to be shot by the communist mostly Jewish commissars.

    Move forward and maybe survive or be taken prisoner by the enemy.

    Alexander the Great was the first general known to use military police in the back lines to kill any soldier who retreated. I doubt he invented it. His biographers just recorded it

    The article reminds me of my English relatives
    “ highly educated “ chattering class friends all of whom absolutely loathe and despise America and Americans despite never having been here and knowing nothing about America but 70 years of cultural Marxist propaganda planted by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

    “ There is no public transit in New York City”
    “ There are no public libraries or book stores in America” That’s what they teach in the Cambridge colleges.

    Should have stayed out of Europe’s wars and let the communists take over the entire continent.

    Lots of Russian immigrants in California. The 1920s and late 1940s ones assimilated just fine and built their churches and neighborhoods. The post soviet break up ones just whine complain bitch and moan. When they complain about being rejected for a job I enjoy telling them it’s because of affirmative action.

    Same old same old since 1948.

    • Replies: @Jester
  78. Alden says:
    @RadicalCenter

    I agree we should close down our bases and stop adventuring all over the world.

    On the other hand, whaddya gonna do with all the black and brown young men too good for prison but not good enough for civilian life?

    There’s an enlisted married housing complex in Frankfurt. Looks like any ghetto housing project in America. Residents look and behave the same.

  79. You may be right about Trump sending out spontaneous tweets, but I am skeptical. As others have said Trump is a puppet. I seriously doubt his handlers would allow him to spout what ever comes to his mind. I think the whole Trump tweeting is another distraction to keep the peanut gallery reeling.

  80. Alden says:
    @Wally

    Thanks for the information Wally. I was sure about him just from reading the article. Between my parents lefty friends, Marxist college professors and a lifetime of reading the mainstream cultural Marxist White hating media, I know an anti White commie when I read him.

  81. Alden says:
    @Jon Baptist

    American academia supported Mao’s Red Guard excesses in the late 196os.

    American media has supported every left wing anti White cause since school integration in the 1950s right up to not just medical & surgical transgenderism but fully male men “ [email protected] as women bullying real women out of women’s sports.

    God only knows what the next left wing cause will be. Probably to legalize sex with children under the age of 10. Or to erase the classification of citizenship altogether. Then every person who sets foot in the US, can join the classification of “resident”

    Unlike we Americans, Andre hasn’t read the Washington Post, NYSlimes Atlantic New Republic and the rest of the “ quality “ press for the last 70 years. Nothing but left wing anti White propaganda. NYTimes supported everything the Russian communists did from 1920 on.

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  82. Alden says:
    @RadicalCenter

    If you think we need more foreign students maybe you should visit any California state university or college campus. We don’t need more foreign students. We need more American students whose parents and grandparents paid taxes all their lives to support those college.
    Plus, the Chinese students brought bedbugs in their luggage and infested the UCLA neighborhood with bedbugs.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  83. Wally says:
    @RadicalCenter

    said:
    ” But that wouldn’t seem to justify most of our bases, including Germany, South Korea, Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan, AFRICA, maybe soon Poland, and on and on.”

    But the billions upon billions of dollars we pour into those countries every year because of those senseless, useless bases sure helps explain why those countries toe the line when push comes to shove.

    Thanks.

  84. Alden says:
    @Wally

    According to the American Jewish press it wasn’t just the Germans who committed the Holofraud It was every person in Europe except for the sainted Russians. According to the Jewish press it wasn’t the Germans who built and ran the camps in Poland at all. It was the Poles who did it all. It wasn’t just Hitler, the Pope was also heavily involved as Hitlers partner in the slaughter of 600 gazillion Jews.

    Andre is obviously unfamiliar with the American Jewish press and holofraud publishing industry.

    • Replies: @Wally
  85. Alden says:
    @Steve Naidamast

    So you’re a radical environmentalist?

  86. Alden says:
    @Amerimutt Golems

    I remember right after Obama’s election he went to Germany and the crowds just worshipped him for no other reason that he’s black and left wing Whites like the Germans hate other Whites and just worship blacks.

    Except for the black American soldiers based all over Germany. But oppressed blacks in America left wing Germans just worship.

  87. Alden says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    In the American left wing anti White media. not hating Trump is intellectual courage.

    The best thing about Trump is that the same lefty upper class pretentious pompous snobs who hate me hate Trump as well. I love just love reading and viewing their spasms of irrational hatred. To the Jew commie anti White media, Trump represents White Americans. That’s why they hate him.

  88. Anon[421] • Disclaimer says:

    The authors hot off the press tweet reveals his true colors; red, more red, a bit of green:

    “Well, I am actually, in a way, a very simple man. And determined, hard-core left wing fighter. For me, left is only true revolutionary left: Lenin, Mao, Ho, Fidel, Chavez… True internationalists. Such people would never threaten a fellow internationalist.”

    • Replies: @Alden
  89. Alden says:
    @Richard B

    I’ve been hearing and reading variations of this left over lefty anti White garbage since college in the 1960s. It’s like he clipped a sentence here , a sentence there, from every CNN MSNBC broadcast and Washington Post The Nation New Republic NYSlimes article for the past 50 years.

    Anyone who’s disappointed that the hoped for Messiah Trump didn’t fulfill all their hopes and dreams is a fool.

    Anyone who thinks Trump is personally responsible for all the bad deeds of America past present and future is an even bigger fool.

    Off topic woke up at 5/am this morning. I turned in the idiot box. What was on? That commercial by Rabbi conman begging Christians to send him money to save old Jewish Russian women who survived the holofraud.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  90. Alden says:
    @renfro

    759,000 thousand White young White men, about 100,000 civilians dead of malnutrition disease and other side effects of the war 100 years of poverty in the old Confederate states due to the invasion of rapacious northern businesses.

    And the Indians and Whites fought low level local wars for 300 years with plenty of killings destruction and effects of war. War of 1812 Mexican American war Texas and California revolutions against Mexico, we’ve seen plenty of war within our boundaries .

    I count the ethnic cleansing of our biggest cities of Whites by blacks using murder robbery rape riots force and terrorist violence as war as well.

    FYI Andre, American history didn’t start in 1890 on Ellis Island

  91. Alden says:
    @RadicalCenter

    All the government contracts go to affirmative action blacks browns and foreigners. No White American should advocate for more taxpayers money to go to the affirmative action parasites.

    When White Americans can get government contracts and jobs, then advocate for government spending But it will never never happen. Every White American should avoid & evade taxes because all of our taxes go to feed the affirmative action blacks browns and foreigners.

  92. Alden says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    You have about as much intellectual courage as Dianne Feinstein and her multi billionaire slave labor factory owning husband and their Chinese business partners

    There’s not one word in your article that can’t be found in the editorial pages of every major American newspaper, “ quality “ magazine and sites such as Salon Huffington Post and the rest of the anti White left wing media.

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
    , @TKK
  93. Alden says:
    @Noman

    No Jews in England at the time of the Jamestown and Plymouth settlers arriving . No jews in the Virginia Company at the time.

    The Dutch East India Company probably had Jewish participation

    The Pilgrims actually managed to buy out the Virginia Company before they sailed. Some of them stayed in England and held on to their real estate and businesses instead of moving to Holland. So when the pilgrimage to the Netherlands didn’t work out, there was enough money to buy out the Virginia Company.

  94. Many Americans, including me, are mightily ashamed of what our government is doing. They need to explain to us in clear and convincing language why we are supposed to view Iran as our enemy. Same with Russia. Rivals maybe, but enemies? I don’t see it.

  95. Alden says:
    @Anon

    Aren’t they all dead? Andre’s so ignorant he doesn’t know Mao Ho Fidel and Chavez were all strong nationalists not internationalists.

    Lenin was an agent of the WW1 German intelligence service.

    Does he also write for Mother Jones and The Forward? He’s a caricature of every left wing White hater for the last 120 years.

  96. Alden says:
    @Amerimutt Golems

    Clinton didn’t dine elegantly The Republicans posted numerous pictures of him wolfing down fast food. Obama probably didn’t allow pictures of him eating as it never looks elegant.

  97. Alden says:
    @Biff

    Not communist but anti White. It’s easy to understand the confusion as leftists have been anti White since the end of WW2.

    Prior to WW2 they restrained themselves because they needed us American Whites to destroy Germany and pave the way for the communist take over of E Europe and China.

  98. Wally says: • Website
    @Alden

    Indeed Alden, they now spread the false accusations because it means more opportunities for phony “reparations” / free money.

    They also now demand that grandchildren, or any relatives, of so called “holocaust survivors”* are entitled for free cash for life.

    * Who would not exist IF the “holocaust” narrative was true.

    recent:
    Black American school principal loses job for his thoughts & speaking freely. https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12583

    Regards.

  99. @Declane

    Kinda wish an Iranian would share his or her views. Someone in the know to share what is up lately in Iran and how they feel about the current situation.

    The iran drone shooting n the trump backing down = some credit to the author of this article.

    If I was Iran, I would 100% be preparing for war right now. Iran has no nukes = a fair target.

  100. @Markster

    This is very powerful.

    It is very true that USA has never experienced total war.

    Imagine ww2 with German armies not dead or tied up on the eastern front, the landings would have been massacres.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Jester
  101. Agent76 says:

    “Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.” James Madison

    Aug 28, 2014 Pentagon Has ‘Everything Must Go’ Sale

    After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free.

    December 25, 2015 Homeland Defense: The Pentagon Declares War on America

    State Terrorism directed against the American People and Democracy Itself. The Department of Defense now authorizes the domestic deployment of US troops in “the conduct of operations other than war” including law enforcement activities and the quelling of “civil disturbances”: “Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances…“

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/homeland-defense-the-pentagon-declares-war-on-america/5335483

  102. Alden says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    You’ve never heard of the civil war and revolution have you.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  103. @Alden

    And how old were those? 150 years old and 250 years old wars? Which Americans alive now have any experience with total war? And did the British or either side in the American civil war slaughter civilians enmass? Imagine the biggest cities getting firebombed. Get the picture yet?

    • Replies: @Jester
  104. @RadicalCenter

    “As for public opinion abroad re our bases, I’ve read (and heard from Germans especially) that a majority of EU citizens would be perfectly happy with our troops leaving their soil — as would I! Except for people who own or work in businesses near the bases — mainly restaurants and bars, presumably — I’ll bet a big majority of Europeans would be indifferent at worst to withdrawal of our troops.”

    Many in Finland are keen to have a NATO presence in the country. In fact, there is an entire class of agitators who spew pro-NATO and anti-Russia propaganda. These types have often been sent to the USA for skills training.

    There is also a supra-judicial collective called Hybrid CoE whose task seems to be to suppress any dissension. The lower courts, of course, are populated with the same ilk. Finland has become Germanized.

  105. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Parfois1

    I fail to comprehend your disillusionment. After all, we live in the best of all possible worlds.

    • LOL: FB
  106. @anti_republocrat

    He’s right, noob. Whatever you’ve been smoking has made your eyes swell shut, apparently.

  107. FB says: • Website
    @Andre Vltchek

    Thanks for reaching out to the commenters here…I think you’ll find if you jump in and defend your views, then it enlivens the conversation…Godfree Roberts is great at that…and he takes on all comers…

    Don’t mind the simpletons who can’t get out from under a lifetime of indoctrination…

    I often wonder how it would make a member of the plutocracy feel if they saw how rabidly these morons defend the ideology of the billionaire class…while not actually having a pot to piss in…I’m sure very few come on sites like this to read the ‘opinions’ of the hoi polloi…but I would bet they would shake their head in amazement if they did…how does one act so in opposition to one’s own basic self preservation…?

    Those media you mentioned are certainly more honest and trustworthy than the MSM…and they do have some true left writers like Finian Cunningham, the great George Galloway and others…my favorite is Caleb Maupin…a terrific essayist, who is better known as the New York correspondent for RT…here is a collection of his work in NEO…

    • Replies: @Zumbuddi
  108. Richard B says:
    @Alden

    Great comment.

    Yeah, I’m on the same page regarding those on both sides of Trump getting fooled or fooling themselves.

    “It’s like he clipped a sentence here , a sentence there….”

    Exactly! There’s a lot of Copy/Paste “Journalism” going on these days.

    The lack of ideas and non-stop hysteria go hand in glove.

    There’s definitely a feeling in the air that people have had enough. About time.

  109. @Violetta

    Your people are high enough to start WW III

  110. @Alden

    The slant is a little different since you are in total agreement, wouldn’t you say?

  111. roonaldo says:

    Face it–the U.S. is that once-hot girlfriend whose golden pussy mesmerized you, but who pissed and moaned incessantly no matter how you spoiled her. Well, she is now little more than a wizened hag like the ones Fred Reed recently described. Sure, she can still be dangerous and pop off dozens of cruise missiles in a hissy fit, but the beleaguered males slapped the bitch back and oh my, does it feel good! Now the testosterone levels are rising in Russia, China, Iran and elsewhere and they don’t mind abandoning the ugly skank to the sniveling, nutless European gigolos and the Saudis (who, as we used to say in college, will screw anything). I can hear Vladimir hummin’ that great old Guess Who tune “American Woman, get away from me-ee…I don’t need your war machine, I don’t need your ghetto scenes…colored lights can hypnotize, sparkle someone else’s eyes…I’m gonna leave ya woman, bye bye…”

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
    • LOL: Parfois1, The scalpel
  112. @Twodees Partain

    Well, only a hopeless idiot in the US would antagonize Russia and China at the same time. Thing is, we had two of those in a row playing presidents.

    As far as caution goes, Mr. Vltchek advice is too late. As they say in Russia, the train has already left the station. 6/7th of the world population hates the Empire and its sidekicks. That won’t change even if a smart person now gets the reins to run the Empire (given American political system, this is extremely unlikely). The time or reckoning will come. It might happen in 5, 10 or 20 years, but the only question is when, there are no “ifs” about it. Then all this hatred will be directed at everyone in the “golden billion”, guilty or innocent. It won’t be pretty, but it cannot be avoided now.

  113. FB says: • Website
    @EliteCommInc.

    Those points you mention roughly align with Trump’s campaign platform…

    Unfortunately…a single president can probably do none of that…the ‘steady state’ will just wait him out…

    The fact is that it’s the corporate elite that demands cheap labor…and hence, immigration of a sufficient level to impoverish American working folks…John McCain was the perfect example of that…

    The flipside is offshoring of industry…both are two sides of the coin of labor arbitrage…

    The same is true for ditching Nato and getting out of the empire business…which is getting too costly to carry…entrenched interests simply won’t have it…good luck electing a president AND a Congress that is going to do any of these things…

    The only good news is that at least a wide swath of ordinary folks have come to recognize the problem…and are in line with those points…regardless of political inclination…this is neither left nor right…just common sense…

  114. Talha says:

    Very relevant poll from Pew that Prof. Juan Cole recently brought to attention:

    That’s right, a good majority of the very people that either fought in Iraq or fought in other wars say it was not worth it.

    Let’s make sure we don’t have to ask this silly question about any further imperial ventures.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @The scalpel
  115. @Alden

    I was on the USC campus today, thanks, and UCLA a few months back. I’m talking more about HS and college “junior year abroad” and summer abroad programs, for foreigners here and Americans abroad, rather than full-time matriculation here for four or more years.

    Notice that I didn’t propose making any foreign students eligible for US Citizenship or H1B visas. I don’t want them to be eligible for those things either, any more than you do. I would clamp down hard on illegal and legal immigration.

    Chinese students in particular we might want to restrict because of the national security risks.

    As for Chinese students bringing bedbugs, perhaps the rat infestation and incipient typhus that we have developed with our sixty thousand homeless in LA County doesn’t put us in a good position to lecture or mock them.

  116. denk says:
    @denk

    [hmm, ‘more’ tag not working !]

    uncle scam, The man who wont take no for an answer,
    ———————————-

    Ironically, the US-led orchestrated media campaign on the “internment camps” in Xinjiang is fizzling out. The US failed to make Xinjiang a Muslim issue complicating China’s relations with the Islamic world. The two most important beacon lights in the Muslim world — Saudi Arabia and Iran — dissociated from the western campaign on Uighur Muslims. The Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Mohammed actually commended Beijing’s national policies toward Muslim populations in Xinjiang and other provinces.

    Suffice to say, the US’ game plan to repeat the cold-war era strategy to pit socialism against Islam hasn’t gained traction in the present case involving Xinjiang. The US campaign on Xinjiang suffered a severe setback when the recent foreign-minister level meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) in Abu Dhabi on March 1-2 decisively turned its back on Washington. The OIC resolution, inter alia, recalled the “outcomes of the visit” of the group’s delegation last month to China (including Xinjiang) and said that the OIC “commends the efforts of the People’s Republic of China in providing care to its Muslim citizens; and looks forward to further cooperation between the OIC and the People’s Republic of China.”

    Yet, the OIC resolution was pretty harsh in its criticism of the present Hindu nationalist government in India:

    [MORE]

    “Expresses deep concern over the growing activity of the extremist Hindu groups against Muslims in India trying to build a Hindu temple on the ruins of the historic Babri Mosque; also expresses concern over the unnecessary delay in determining responsibility for the demolition of the Babri Mosque; and urges the Indian Government to see to it that the Babri Mosque is rebuilt on its original site”;

    “Invites the (OIC) General Secretariat to continue to monitor the situation of Muslims in India and to collect further information on the challenges and difficulties they are facing, politically, socially and economically with a view to offering them the required assistance, and to report on the matter to the next ministerial conference”;

    “Urges the Indian Government to take steps to improve the economic conditions of Muslims in India in line with the recommendations of the Sachar Committee Report”;

    “Express deep concern over reports regarding ‘Forced Conversion’ of minorities in India by Hindu extremist elements through ‘Ghar Wapsi’ or ‘Home Coming’ campaign and education programmes aimed at obliterating practices and rituals related to other religions and distortion of historic facts”;

    “Taking note with grave concern of a number of incidents in India where people have been killed, imprisoned and fined for slaughtering cows, especially on Eid- ul-Azha”.

    Suffice to say, Beijing has been remarkably successful in persuading the Muslim countries that Xinjiang is not a Muslim issue. But, quite obviously, Washington won’t take ‘no’ for an answer from the Muslim world. ‘

    uncle always knows best innit. ?

    Hence we’ve this farce going on, 22 whities led by the great satan appointing themselves the spokesman for Islam.

    hehehehe

    The Nixon/KIssinger doctrine’
    The UIghurs issue is too important to be left for the moslems to decide themselves.

    https://indianpunchline.com/turkey-condemns-china-on-uighur-problem/

    • Replies: @denk
  117. “corporate elite that demands”

    Note: I have no issues with the anyone making money and that includes making “ooodles and ooodles of it.”

    But the trend to grant special dispensation of the law to business underming the use economy and US citizens whole at the same time reaping the benefits of out tax policies and easy corporate structuration and investing their money elsewhere is a bridge too far. it suggests to me that such businesses no longer trust the US and that should be telling. It helps explain why it feels like so many foreign entities are picking chipping away at our flesh as though we are carion.

    No. The views I express and about which we agree (I think) are not the president’s policy. Those were the positions that were on the table that this president ran to support. It was a pleasant change to have a candidate who actually got what the voters were concerned about and right so.

    And I would agree — that the matter does seem far less complex than in plain sight (common sense).

  118. No one, not the author of this article nor anyone of the commentators seems to know what to make of Trump:

    Thesis no 1 (this article); Trump the imperialist.
    Thesis no 2 (some Putinist bloggers, for example, The Saker): Trump the Zionist lap dog.
    Thesis no 3 (some more thoughtful bloggers, for example, the Alt Right): Trump is both hated and controlled by the Zionists and the Deep State.
    Thesis no 4 (some commentators on this forum): Trump the grand master of 4D political jiu jitsu, giving the Zionists and the Deep State all the wars they want, in the end letting them hang themselves on the rope of their own making.
    Thesis no 5 (typical of many who attend his rallies but also of some commentators): Trump the champion of the people.

    These theses partly overlap, of course. Trump means different things to different people.

    It’s about time to form a coherent assessment of Trump. What is certain is that he is too complex to be thought of in the simple terms laid out in the article. He’s not just an imperialist. Neither is his warmongering in the interest of his electorate, not in its immediate interest at least. Somebody has to sit down to tie all these strands together.

    Trump should not be referred-to all the time when the actual topic is Anglo-Zionist imperialism. It’s confusing and nothing but click-baiting if imperial geostrategy is conflated with his person, his manners, what he thinks etc. It’s probably a true statement to say that the empire is in decline. It’s equally true that this declining trajectory is often overblown on outlets like this one. What is sometimes presented as a chaotic policy of lashing out at random defenseless nations appears to be quite coherent if viewed together. Serbia in the 90s: making an example of an Eastern European nation to show the Eastern Europeans who the new boss is, simultaneously establishing a military presence on the Balkans. Afghanistan: establishing a military presence near Central Asia, a crucial region difficult to influence since the empire mostly relies on naval power. Iraq, Lybia, Venezuela, Iran: oil-rich countries with a tendency to pursue independent policies including ditching the dollar. Iraq, Syria, Iran, also Lybia: enemies of the Zionist state. Russia, China: the only true geopolitical rivals. North Korea: a crucial country due to its rare earths and its position right in between China, Japan and Russia combined with naval accessibility. One recurring pattern seems to consist of striking where different objectives converge at the same time. Iran is obviously very much in the cross hairs when viewed like that. It’s oil-rich, an enemy of Israel, geostrategically located, due to its alliances a stepping stone on the road to Moscow and Beijing.

    The most consistent viewpoint on Trump seems to be that he is still trying to perform some 4D jiu jitsu within the confines he finds himself in. The result is that he cannot do much. One of the most prescient successes might have been that he ok’ed striking Syria only to be so lucky as to have these strikes mostly thwarted by Syrian and Russian air defenses. That clearly inhibited the warmongers in the aftermath. Now the warmongers are back with Iran where Trump called of an impending strike in the last minute. The risk of an all-out shooting war is still very real. In the end it will not depend very much on Trump how this war will go.

    Confronting China concurs with views that he has espoused over many years, but it is equally a policy where several major interests converge: the military-industrial complex wanting to feed itself, imperial geostrategy, overarching Zionist strategy, the immediate economic self-interest of Trumps blue collar electorate.

    • Replies: @Antares
  119. Zumbuddi says:
    @FB

    Finian still toes the British party line on WWII.
    Haven’t read him lately. First encountered him on Debbie Menon’s Catbird Seat.
    He seemed to tilt toward the Angry Rant hue of the spectrum
    Maybe he’s matured?

    • Replies: @FB
  120. Zumbuddi says:
    @Alden

    “The next left-wing cause” = assisted suicide to get rid of bothersome and expensive-to-care-for aging Boomers.

    What tragic irony: glaciers melting just when more ice floes required to set granny adrift.

  121. Jester says:
    @Alden

    If you had relatives from the UK your prose would not be so erratic. You need to organize your thoughts. Disagree if you wish but show why instead of rambling on incoherently and making comments and points that are disconnected and neither here nor there

    • Agree: Parfois1
  122. “These theses partly overlap, of course. Trump means different things to different people.”

    President Trump is a situational leader — that is his style. And as such, there’s no guarantee of any particular formula to address any one given scenario.

    His general political disposition is that the US should continue to the wold’s global power and I genuinely thinks of himself as a protector and provider to most US citizens. He relies heavily on the skills of others to accomplish certain tasks or make room for certain agendas. He enjoys being president i think and feels comfortable dealing with his environment directly — i.e. twitter

    He like previous presidents have some angst or animosity regarding blacks, especially strong black males. He thinks that whiteness is endowed with betterness, not unlike previous presidents, however he is more inclined to be honest it. He is also deeply sensitive personally and is hurt when criticized.

    I personally like him. I don’t think he is a disaster, not even close. However, I do think he scared and folds to often, partially because he simply does not trust the mandate of his election and the force behind it. If he did, we would have a wall under construction. we might even have universal healthcare (something I oppose, but I think he really thinks is the simple solution the country should invest in. Despite his views about blacks he doesn’t hate them and understands that where most blacks live, inner cities is need of reinvestment – most likely via infrastructure to entice business back into those environments. I really think he wants US citizens to own homes and own the country. That is my take in few snippets. i have a good deal more but as an overview —

    I don’t know if the past is going to come back to haunt him.

  123. Jester says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Alden is a bit behind the times. The American civil war consumed 500,ooo lives during the entire conflict where muskets, old cannon, bayonets and horses were the main weapons. Todays conflicts consume that many in a few battles. The 2 atomic bombs dropped on Japan ate up 200,000 people in just a few days, and these bombs are just firecrackers compared to the intercontinental missiles of today.

    Further how many Americans today can endure hardship ? Imagine a large city like New York without power, without food or medical supplies, without water.

    Alden does not understand how much things have changed with the modern weaponry and the crowding and congestion in the cities of today.

    He comments but his remarks do not add to the conversation or inform, They are just the rubbish of empty thoughts rattling around in an an empty head !

    • Replies: @Alden
  124. Antares says:
    @Trump, always Trump

    Thesis no 1 (this article); Trump the imperialist.
    Thesis no 2 (some Putinist bloggers, for example, The Saker): Trump the Zionist lap dog.
    Thesis no 3 (some more thoughtful bloggers, for example, the Alt Right): Trump is both hated and controlled by the Zionists and the Deep State.
    Thesis no 4 (some commentators on this forum): Trump the grand master of 4D political jiu jitsu, giving the Zionists and the Deep State all the wars they want, in the end letting them hang themselves on the rope of their own making.
    Thesis no 5 (typical of many who attend his rallies but also of some commentators): Trump the champion of the people.

    There is one scenario that I would not consider to be a possibility. It is the one that ends with Trump saying: “You know, Ivanka, it is time that you stop with that jew boy. That was only for the effect.”

    • Replies: @Vojkan
  125. FB says: • Website
    @Zumbuddi

    I’ve been reading Finian a long time and I don’t recall him writing much at all on WW2…the only thing I vaguely recall is that he may have come out against the shameless airbrushing out of the Russian contribution by western leaders and media we’ve been seeing in recent times…

    He’s a tremendous writer…after that historic first Trump-Kim summit he was one of the few left writers to give Trump his due props…his writing is very even handed…he doesn’t telegraph that he’s coming from the left…mostly he just sticks to the issue and common sense…but he’s certainly a champion of the little guy…

  126. denk says:
    @denk

    The great satan, aka Muslim terminator, leading 22 whities poodles , appoint themselves as spokesman for Islam….but apparently OIC didnt get the
    memo !

    https://www.msn.com/ar-eg/news/other/muslim-countries-defend-chinese-concentration-camps/ar-AAEeSu6

    hehehehe

  127. dkshaw says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    >>You know what, all of you here: why not at least “try” to see and read what real non-Western left is saying? RT, Telesur, Press TV, CGTN. I am not asking you to support us, but simply for the sake of good exchange of ideas, try to see “other side”.<<

    You do realize, do you not, that you are asking Americans to lay aside their proudly held ignorance in search of truth and enlightenment? Good luck with that.

    • Agree: Cyrano
    • Replies: @Alden
  128. @Franklin Ryckaert

    “Trump refrained from retalliating against Iran because 150 people could be killed, and you say he might be prepared to kill tens of millions ?”

    Nonsense. Since being inaugurated, Trump has directly or indirectly murdered thousands of people in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan and Venezuela.

    Moreover, Trump has committed several war crimes and provocations (e.g. the missile attack on Shayrat airbase in Syria) that, but for the restraint of the other parties involved, could’ve directly started WW3, or could’ve given Israel a chance to start WW3 with a false flag attack.

    In light of this, it is absurd to take Trump’s statement about not retaliating against Iran “because 150 Iranians might die” at face value.

    “What Trump really is engaged in is not global mass murder but Big Mouth Diplomacy. You may regret that, but that is all there is. That is his “art of the deal.”

    LOL! Seriously? You’re simply full of shit, Frank. Your hero is an accomplished mass murderer.

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/syrias-rukban-little-more-than-a-u-s-controlled-concentration-camp-and-the-pentagon-wont-let-refugees-leave/256689/

    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/04/25/economists-warn-trumps-sanctions-targeting-venezuela-death-sentence-tens-thousands

  129. @Franklin Ryckaert

    “The West is economically capitalist…”

    There are vast groups of people – in the U.S. at least – who would disagree with this assertion; e.g., the many thousands of people whose properties are lost to confiscatory and completely-out-of-control property taxation every year. In Pennsylvania alone over 10,000 properties are sold at tax sales every year.

    • Replies: @Antares
  130. Antares says:
    @Harold Smith

    There are vast groups of people – in the U.S. at least – who would disagree with this assertion; e.g., the many thousands of people whose properties are lost to confiscatory and completely-out-of-control property taxation every year. In Pennsylvania alone over 10,000 properties are sold at tax sales every year.

    True, and additionally:

    In a capitalist economy it is the market that sets prices. The most important commodity is money. In the US it is the central bank that sets the price of money, i.e. its interest. An economy with a central bank is therefore centrally controlled which means non-capitalist. There is no competition at this level.

    At a broader scale American multinationals are doing everything to escape other forms of competition. They don’t pay taxes, as opposed to local or smaller companies, while they are also lavishly funded by American fiat money. They can also be bailed-out by the government with tax-payer money. That merger denotes corporatism and not capitalism. Also, their competitors can be sued, as happened to Huawei.

    Drugs are outlawed to ramp up the prices and get rid of the competition. Oil has to be sold in American dollars only, or war will follow soon. The list goes on: toxic vaccins, non-healing ‘medicines’, toxic food … all mandated/condoned by American regulatory bodies, who are largely paid from the unlawful income tax.

    Even in politics there is no competition. Politicians come and go but the outcome is always the same.

  131. Alden says:
    @Jester

    750,000 White men died in the civil war, not 500,000.

    Like all liberals, Andre is anti White.

  132. Alden says:
    @dkshaw

    Vitchek is anti White.

  133. Vojkan says:
    @orionyx

    No, psychopathic demagogues love death and destruction on a large scale. What they don’t love is to be hurt personally. When their heads start to roll, they will lose sleep. Only then.

  134. Vojkan says:
    @Antares

    I don’t know. Given that Jews are far more detested now than before he became president, I am not so sure that he’s fond of his son-in-law. Maybe he’s even ready to start a nuclear war to get rid of him. Who knows?

  135. Vojkan says:
    @Andre Vltchek

    The issue is not ‘left’ vs ‘right’ or US and sycophants aka ‘West’ aka self-proclaimed ‘international community’ against Earth. The issue is about a gang of degenerate nihilists vs 10000 years of human civilisation.
    As long as you keep your mind jailed in the colonialists vs colonised or capitalists vs workers narrative, the true rulers will have a free ride b/c the fight you are proposing is a fight of ordinary people vs ordinary people.

  136. paulll says:

    Yes, the US hegemony is basically a mafia paradise. Yes Trump has stripped the mask away, not entirely, but mostly. The ‘democracy and rights’ cover for brutality, venality and pure evil is threadbare. But the notion that the nations of the world are on the verge of pushing the US off is absurd. No the moral of the story so far is the exact opposite. No matter how thuggish the US acts, the rest of the world ultimately bows to its power. Sure, they grumble. Russia even puts up a bit of resistance. Even China resists a little. But the Hegmen always gets its way in the end. The US continues to have stupifying power on multiple levels and, perhaps more importantly, willingness to bring the whole thing crashing down. Perhaps even more importantly, nations like Russia and China have no commitment whatsoever to a wiser and more human future. Like the Hegemon, they thrive on conflict and authority. Give them the global reigns and they would bring about as horrible a future for humanity as the Hegemon seems hell-bent on bringing about. Some smaller nations; such as Iran, Syria, Cuba; seem to have some real ideas about a future more oriented towards the common good, but they too are all too authoritarian. It must be the mass of humanity that demands a better future, but we are riven by so many hatreds. The rednecks hate the commies and vice versa. The straights hate the queers and vice versa. Whites hate blacks and vice versa. The rich hate the poor and vice versa. On and on and on it goes. While there are many legitimate grievances to be addressed, we absolutely must embrace our common humanity, always first and foremost.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  137. @paulll

    “Perhaps even more importantly, nations like Russia and China have no commitment whatsoever to a wiser and more human future. Like the Hegemon, they thrive on conflict and authority. Give them the global reigns and they would bring about as horrible a future for humanity as the Hegemon seems hell-bent on bringing about.”

    Or so you barely assert, but that’s pure speculation, and I think you’re wrong. This is the specious, self-serving “moral” “reasoning” that “justifies” the evil empire and its tactics in the first place; i.e., if “we” don’t rule the world with an iron fist, somebody else will, so it might as well be “us.”

    I don’t see Russia and China being driven by an insatiable satanic ideology like that which has consumed the corrupt “West” and apparently neither do you since you recognize that they’re not even resisting the empire very forcefully in the first place.

    “Some smaller nations; such as Iran, Syria, Cuba; seem to have some real ideas about a future more oriented towards the common good, but they too are all too authoritarian.”

    If they are “too authoritarian” it is probably because they are being stalked 24/7 by the beast; IOW it is a self-defense mechanism. The minute they let their guard down they will be subverted from within, attacked from without, etc. The question is: What would Iran or Cuba or Syria be like today if the corrupt “West” had just left them alone?

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  138. @Harold Smith

    I would not paint Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Bolivia, Venezuela, or Cuba as saints. They are certainly not as evil as the Empire, but that’s not much of an achievement: even Devil himself is likely less evil.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  139. Jester says:
    @Astuteobservor II

    Alden-the civil war was a long time ago you asshole ! I doubt there are many people today who experienced it.

  140. @AnonFromTN

    “I would not paint Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Bolivia, Venezuela, or Cuba as saints.”

    I wouldn’t either.

    “They are certainly not as evil as the Empire, but that’s not much of an achievement: even Devil himself is likely less evil.”

    To the extent I understand your statement, all I can say is: Nobody’s perfect, but they’re not even in the same ballpark. There’s no comparison whatsoever.

    • Replies: @AnonFromTN
  141. @Harold Smith

    Yep, there are no saints in real life. Nobody is perfect, but some are a lot worse than others. It’s like flu and syphilis are both diseases, but the latter is a lot worse than the former.

  142. @A123

    As Andre Vltchek also pointed out in a reply to a comment on your comment, the idea that the media complex in the US and western europe is “ultra-left” is mindbogglingly absurd. Your comment embodies the utter confusion which reigns in much of the world today. So many people seem to inhabit an ideological fantasy world with only the most tenuous connection to reality.

    I don’t agree with everything Andre Vltchek or Ron Unz have to say. (To use two examples close at hand) And obviously they don’t agree with each other on many things, but they are both examples of people who think clearly and exhibit intellectual honesty. Finding just one of these traits much less both in a single person is altogether too rare today. They are both to be commended and particularly Ron Unz for creating this web site which offers such a diversity of opinion that no one could possibly not be infuriated by at least something they read here!

    • Replies: @Parfois1
    , @A123
  143. @TKK

    It’s hard to fathom any logical train of thought which could lead you to imagine that Andre Vltchek would ever be allowed on CNN or MSNBC. Also when he called Trump and Bush honest he clearly didn’t mean that they never lied. His point is that they lie so ineptly that it is obvious.

  144. Parfois1 says:
    @nuyorwegian

    So many people seem to inhabit an ideological fantasy world with only the most tenuous connection to reality.

    Indeed, it is so. Of course most are Yanks, with their peculiar parochialism and mental straightjackets – although there are a few escapees from the loony yard, using the same metaphor.

    Come back here more often and help to improve their lot – and the world’s. Cheers

  145. AndrewR says:

    This reads like a freshman essay at a C-tier Russian university.

  146. The scalpel says: • Website
    @Talha

    The interesting thing is that among veterans, you have a self-selected group of people who volunteered for these wars. Overwhelming scientific evidence suggests that this group should be biased in favor of the utility of what they did.

    In other words, the knowledge and experience of the reality of these wars, more than overcomes the initial propagandized and inherent predisposition to support them. That is how self-defeating these wars actually are.

    I suspect that the only groups one might find that felt these conflicts useful are those that both substantially financially benefit from the conflict, and additionally have no loved ones or anything substantial at risk due to said conflicts

    • Agree: Talha
  147. A123 says:
    @nuyorwegian

    … the idea that the media complex in the US and western europe is “ultra-left” is mindbogglingly absurd.

    While Left labelling vs. Right labelling is convenient within the U.S. context, the Left and Right labelling spectrum is likely to apply differently in other countries. I don’t know how much we actually disagree on what the media “is”. We may have an artificial break as we use the English language differently.

    The media in the U.S. is centered in U.S. Leftist ideals:
    — Hatred of America and its Constitution.
    — Hatred of Christianity (especially Christians in fly-over country).
    — Excessive tolerance for deviant multiculturalism and associated criminal activity.
    — Blind devotion to Soros Globalism and mass migration theology.
    — Uncritical cheerleading for Sanders and AOC socialism.
    — Refusing to investigate, and probably covering up, Obama’s misuse of the FBI and Court system to conduct Gestapo like investigations of political enemies.

    And, I could go on….

    From a U.S. Point of View the New York Times and MSNBC deserve the label ultra-left. If you wish to apply a non-US standard, you may get a different label.
    _____

    In some ways I wish we could do without the terms Left and Right as they sometimes fit quite badly. Some examples:
    — Trump reduced China’s ability to dump goods in the U.S. directly benefiting U.S. blue collar manufacturing workers.
    — Trump’s MAGA recovery for the economy as a whole is greatly benefiting minority communities with stubbornly high unemployment.

    Christian Populism is not neatly “left” or “right”. The benefits going to Main Street rather than Wall Street has “left” appeal. However, these are not DC centered, authoritarian, redistribution programs, which is how the elitist establishment U.S. “left” wields power.

    PEACE

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  148. Parfois1 says:
    @A123

    What you are saying is the typical nonsense one often reads here, the expression of a community whose understanding of politics, political thought and political systems is next to zilch.

    The Left-Right spectrum is a linear continuum expressing a political position from anarcho-communism (social and economic equality) to socio-darwinist liberalism (social stratification). At its centre would be a political system half-way between the two extremes, that is, incorporating half of each, such as half of the economy owned by the public (nationalized).

    All indicators of of the US political and economic system place it towards the right end of the spectrum often described as Fascism, the merging of political and economic power in the hands of a small single ruling elite.

    Anyone who believes otherwise and spout nonsensical gibberish should have his head read. Even the capitalist Wiki would teach a little.

    On the other hand – and taking into account there is no Left in the US – maybe the Left-Right dichotomy is meaningless there. It’s all Right, but not alright, actually wrong.

    • Replies: @Truth
  149. denk says:

    Gene Sharp’s swarming adolecents,
    HK chapter, part 2

    Looks like CIA/MI6 man on the ground has been exposed, he and many other gweilos have been openly directing, goading the swarming adolescents in ever more violent provocations against the police.

    If it looks like a thug, walks like a thug…….

    https://www.greanvillepost.com/2019/07/08/confucius-laozi-and-buddha-are-humbly-winning-against-the-imperial-west-in-troubled-hong-kong/

    • Replies: @Parfois1
  150. Parfois1 says:
    @denk

    Thank you for the disclosure of the smoking gun in action. One suspects that the CIA organized thuggery was in there and the confirmation is a bonus. Good work.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  151. @Parfois1

    That bloke should be the first one to be deported to jail in PR China for his public order offences in HK.

    • Replies: @denk
  152. denk says:

    I heard the sob has been shuttling between the mainland and HK ‘teaching English and human rights’ [sic] for at least a decade now.
    If they can cultivated such a massive subversive movement in HK, gawd knows how many mainlanders have been brainwashed and become sleepers by now !

    There’s an army of English teachers from the 5liars operating in China, gawd know how many are spooks sent there to brainwash Chinese kids , you know, about the ‘evil CCP, against the wonderful western ‘democracies’.
    Imagine, China is paying top monies to an army of 5liars spooks to brainwash a whole generation of its youngsters !
    WTF !

    I wish there’r Chinese spooks monitoring these forums, if so, they have better convey my suggestion to Xi Jing Ping, kick out all these foreign English teachers.
    FFS !

    After all, English is neither necessary [read jp],
    nor sufficient [read India] condition to achieve
    first world status.

    Asia’s most advanced hub is the NE, China, Korea, jp, all sucks at English.
    jp ‘English’ is really hilarious, Yet its one of the most advanced country in the world.

  153. denk says:
    @Commentator Mike

    Cant do that, due to the absence of extradition treaty.

    HK is a virtual paradise for CIA/MI6, they can operate freely with total impunity, even in the open , directing anti govn violence.
    Beijing cant do shit about it under the current law.

  154. Jester says:

    If you want to know how the US will fare when someone reacts to their continual provocations then read the book FIASCO. The author is Ricks.

    This book deals with the utter folly of the Iraq war in terms of planning, execution and the false hood, political and military ineptitude and dishonesty of US politicians and top military figures.

    We left our balls in the desert and with our tails between our legs.

    If this was the best we could do against a minor opponent imagine our punishment against say Iran which is 4 times bigger…………..and what about Russia ? China ??

    Sorry folks, but the US military is a toothless straw dog and dogs that bark do not bite.

  155. denk says:

    sobs !
    EU resolution demands HK govn to immediately release all detained rioters and drop all charges.

    Who the fucking hell do they think they’r ?

    LIke I say, the eight nations alliance barbarians have never left China’s gate, ….except Russia.

  156. Truth says:
    @Parfois1

    Henry Makow termed the left-right “conflict” as; “Zionists vs Communists.”

  157. Gunnar says:
    @Franklin Ryckaert

    you say: Have you never heard about the term “Cultural Marxism”? That name doesn’t mean it was created by Karl Marx, it was created by the Frankfurt School, but yes it is dominant in the West.

    The term “Cultural Marxism” is a contradiction in itself. Everyone who uses this term with a straight face just shows that he knows nothing about Marx writings. Or that he has an IQ below room temperature. To call something a “subspecies” of Marxism that tries to change a society by changing some cultural features of it is ridiculous. For someone who actually read Marx this is like improving your health by trying to groom your picture in the mirror. For Marxists every cultural feature of a society is just a reflection of deeper material processes. To grasp that you need to study some philosophy and do it seriously. I still remember how many authors of newspaper articles in Germany laughed their asses off, as they heard Jordan Peterson debate with Slavoj Szizek about Marxism. Peterson acted like a moron, showing exactly that lack of knowledge about Marxism, that is typical for Northern America. He came and had read “The manifest of the Communist party” and thought he knew something. This manifest is perhaps 5 pages long, that’s it – 5 pages out of thousands of Marx’ writings – and the took THAT as his base for argumentation! Please stop arguing about Marxism of any kind as long you didn’t read him seriously! It is annoying and won’t get you anywhere. You will never grasp why Marx was and still is that influential as long as you get your information through some pseudo-intellectual masturbating about “Frankfurt school” and “Jewish influence in the Soviet union” and whatever the fuck people might talk. Read Marx – the “Capital”.

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