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'..The friends we have lost do not repose under the ground...they are buried deep in our hearts. It has been thus ordained that they may always accompany us...'- Alexandre Dumas - Diaspora
Scott Ritter – US strategic dysfunction
(English) Scott Rittter

Scott Ritter – US strategic dysfunction Scott Ritter has suggested a wise and reasonable analysis.  (note 1) But he has a serious weakness in that he underestimates the devil. Appian warns against such a dilemma. He describes the position of Russia as seeking a ‘soft landing for Europe’. What he does not consider is the risk of dealing with the neo-cons if the motive of some neo-cons was to exit with as much damage as possible to all remaining…

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Luana Maroja: On our Freedom to harm others
(English) biology prof - freedom speech distorter

Luana Maroja has published a piece in Common Sense. (Note 1) Her concern is apparently with freedom of speech, but she opens with: ‘If you had asked me about academic freedom five years ago, I would have complained about the obsession with race, gender and ethnicity ..’ This is a strange. How is concern with race, gender and ethnicity related to academic freedom, or is this coded speech? How does concern about race and gender become an ‘obsession’? Is…

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Peter Lavelle and Martin Jay: Putin, Putinmania and the new world order

There is a misunderstanding in Martin Jay’s view of Putin. In a western view of the world there is the West in leadership and the USA sees Russia and China as challenging the USA in leadership. This view is itself also embedded in the Western neo-con view of the world. It is simply a reverse view. This is NOT the new world order. History is changing and history is witnessing the decline of the USA. Jay’s view that Putin…

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Pelosi & Neo-cons war plan: nuke both Russia and China
(English) Nancy Pelosi

It is well known that the US nuclear war strategy of the 1960s, SIOP 62 (Note 1), involved targetting both Russia and China, whether both countries were part of the crisis. There are no doubt many commentators who would argue that a US pre-emptive attack only meant an attack when the US had good information that Russia was preparing an attack. It is not verifiable whether Russia was planning anything, and the ability to reach any desired conclusion that…

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Dmitry Babich: the neo-cons enter the kill zone
(English) Dmitry Babich journalist

Dmitry Babich finally hit the nail on the head in his discussion on RT on 10 October 2022 where he quotes Stephen Walt. Walt identifies the Ukraine war as part of an internal battle within the US policy establishment. Walt argues, according to Babich, that success in Ukraine (defeat for Russia) would make the neo-cons uncontrollable in their global ambitions. To this end, the moderates and realists in the US policy establishment have a deep, vested interest in the…

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Nordstream: seen as a ‘mafia hit’

There is a problem with the anti-war lobby. They do not wish to believe their eyes. It appears that in their hearts they want to believe that the US at its roots is rational in pursuit of its interests. Therefore arguments about national interests could have traction if only enough people could see matters clearly. If they had to accept that ‘rational interest’ did not have traction then they would have to start considering the US as a sinister…

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Garland Nixon and the Return of the Roman General

A missing spoke in Garland Nixon’s analysis is the role of the palace. Libya’s destruction was among various matters a by-product of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential ambitions and wish to have a photo opportunity as a successful conqueror. There are interesting precedents such as Julius Caesar’s militarily pointless expedition to Britain, which he later wrote up as part of his campaign for rulership of Rome. Curiously, Clinton referenced Caesar’s exploit when she said ‘we came,we saw, he died’. This clearly…

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Garland Nixon and The Duran: Only halfway there… Great cycles of history

Garland Nixon published a video analysis regarding the changes in the world and their implications. There is an error in his otherwise brilliant analysis. He sees the US as fighting against ‘modernity’, not against Russia and China. In his eyes, the US are tilting against windmills in their mind, though the windmills have a real-world similitude. Note 1. This analysis I will present requires detailed documentation and complex analysis, which I will do in the future, but for now,…

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Trump & the FBI raid

Many US commentators seem to have lost all their scepticism. Their biases are so obvious in seeking any explanation. If the warrant states they are looking for documents these naive commentators assume this is genuine as opposed to the possible fact that this may be the only way to justify the warrant. Most spectacular is the general response to the leak that the FBI was using information from an inside source. Almost everyone seems to think this proves there…

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Trump’s Mar A Lago event: deep, dark and dangerous

This is a real internal US war and the players are some of US best tactical minds. With Jan 6 investigation creating a negative narrative and the possibilities of that narrative getting darker, Trump supporters had to do something. But here is the kicker ..these are not directly Trump supporters but anti-Biden and anti- neocons. We are faced with the neo-cons seeking to poison the wells, then creating a narrative that the US is beset by enemies and a…

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