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Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Pepe ESCOBAR, Luang PRABANG

The small wooden boats slowly make their way down the brown waters of the Mekong at sunset. Flowing meditation – just enjoying the silence, watching the river flow. Then, suddenly, in the distance, an apparition – a row of cement Ts.

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Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

John HELMER

The Reuters news agency has published a retraction of an “exclusive” report on operations between the Venezuelan and Russian state oil companies, PDVSA and Rosneft, after disavowing the US-supplied source. Reuters has also acted after Rosneft applied for a criminal...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Bannon, Prince, and other far-rightists are now attempting to impose on their followers and fellow-travelers the same sort of “groupthink” Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels applied to Germany.

Blackwater mercenary company founder Erik Prince and the self-appointed leader of Fascist...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

Trump and Netanyahu still congratulate themselves on getting the United States to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. They should not.

It looked like an absurd petty vanity in 1908 when the Austro-Hungarian Empire formally annexed the obscure Balkan provinces of Bosnia and...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

The ordinary Ukrainian people are so sick and tired of the militaristic nationalism as well as endemic corruption in Kiev that they voted for someone, anyone, who appears slightly more reasonable.

The stunning victory of TV funny man Vladimir Zelensky in Ukraine’s presidential elections...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-26 - Original post - cached version

This truly is a clown world. A world so insane that certainly it is being run as a joke. Absurd stories have been plaguing the media in the past few months that show just how crazy it is.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

TruePublica

While the European media is generally known to be mostly objective in its reporting, the highly partisan nature of British coverage into the events that shape our world view is, without any doubt deepening the political and social divide.

Broadsheets and broadcasters...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

Barbara BOLAND

The Left in this country has a serious problem: they don’t want to talk about religion and are particularly allergic to the phrase “Islamic terrorism.”

On Easter Sunday, Catholic churches and international hotels across Sri Lanka were targeted by radical Islamist...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

The incalculable damage that’s been done to the region for cynical geopolitical goals can never be undone but it can stop.

With art imitating life presidential elections in Ukraine ended with Volodymyr Zelenski garnering a massive majority over incumbent Petro Poroshenko. So, let’s get...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-25 - Original post - cached version

Maria Butina is in jail for doing nothing while Jared Kushner, who needed a godfathered security clearance due to his close Israeli ties, struts through the White House as senior advisor to the president.

The Mueller Special Counsel inquiry is far from over even though a final report on...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

The new Ukrainian government is faced with reopening an inquiry into evidence of an organized mass killing in Kiev that Poroshenko stonewalled. Ivan Katchanovski investigates.

Ivan KATCHANOVSKI

Five years ago, the Maidan massacre in Kiev, Ukraine, of Feb. 18-20, 2014, was a...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Natasha Hakimi ZAPATA

“Fear is the best weapon to awaken the reader,” says Samanta Schweblin, the acclaimed Argentine author of “Fever Dream.” “Fear is what makes you drop a book and run to your computer to Google what is happening, and think, ‘Can this happen to me? Is this really...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

In the post-Soviet period, US foreign policy and media establishments have overhyped Ukrainian positives, while disproportionately highlighting the negatives in Russia and Belarus, Michael Averko writes.

Among Western foreign policy establishment elites, a growing realism has developed on...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Don’t believe that Russiagate has concluded. Indeed, it may have only just begun, Robert Bridge writes.  

Coming just days after the release of the anticlimactic Mueller Report, Julian Assange was deprived of asylum and arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he now faces...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Citizen Jimmy – A David against an army of Goliaths.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Despite some muddled dissent, the special counsel said clearly that Trump never committed a chargeable crime.

Peter VAN BUREN

When it comes to the Mueller report, believing there are still more questions than answers means refusing to accept the answers. With...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

Robert FISK

The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and marches forward like a toy soldier, head lowered; then the way he looks up at you from beneath dark brows, in both...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

When it comes to the Mueller report, believing there are still more questions than answers means refusing to accept the answers. With the release of the redacted report, #MuellerTime is now over.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

The dream of Governor Gilpin and Tsar Nicholas II to unite both worlds new and old with rail will occur, as long as the west chooses to take history seriously and not sleepwalk into world war once more.

Whether the Arctic will become a platform for cooperation or warfare has been a...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

It is obvious that the US armed forces are gearing up for a summer of confronting China, and that this is going to be effected on land, by sea, and in the air. But provocation cannot be accepted indefinitely.

Freedom of Navigation is most important, and the United Nations Convention on...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

The dream of Governor Gilpin and Tsar Nicholas II to unite both worlds new and old with rail will occur, as long as the west chooses to take history seriously and not sleepwalk into world war once more.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

The moment the 54-year-old walks up to the car, it is obvious something is terribly wrong. The way he drags his feet, then stamps them on the ground and marches forward like a toy soldier, head lowered; then the way he looks up at you from beneath dark brows, in both greeting and concern.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-23 - Original post - cached version

It is obvious that the US armed forces are gearing up for a summer of confronting China, and that this is going to be effected on land, by sea, and in the air. But provocation cannot be accepted indefinitely.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

“He.” “She.” “They.” Have you ever given a moment’s thought to your everyday use of these pronouns? It has probably never occurred to you that those words could be misused. Or that doing so could cost you your business or your job – or even your freedom.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

John W WHITEHEAD

When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals. In the current governmental climate, where laws that run counter to the dictates of the US Constitution are made in secret, passed without debate, and upheld by secret courts that...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

The rehabilitated ISIS fighters are reportedly “imposing bribes” and royalties on vehicles, “not to mention the shameful acts against the pedestrians in the streets and the harassment of the citizen women.”

Alexander RUBINSTEIN

Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Britain, battered and lost, a nation defeated and drowning in its own effluent of self-deprecation and doubt, had little choice to do what is was told as a client state of the US.

When Lord Lucan disappeared after the murder of his Nanny in his London flat in 1974, there were reports soon...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Trump’s instincts still remain that a channel with Mr Putin is essential. But the demonization of Russia will not be stilled with the publication of the Mueller investigation. It will just swap to a new narrative.

On March 14, Russia’s National Security Council, headed by President Putin...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

On April 11, 2019, police arrested Assange for daring to access and disclose military documents that portray the U.S. government and its endless wars abroad as reckless, irresponsible, immoral and responsible for thousands of civilian deaths.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Trump’s instincts still remain that a channel with Mr Putin is essential. But the demonization of Russia will not be stilled with the publication of the Mueller investigation. It will just swap to a new narrative.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Locals of Ein Issa, a Syrian town just north of the city of Raqqa are reportedly fed up with former ISIS members and commanders who have been rehabilitated by U.S. proxy forces as traffic cops. “Reliable sources” told the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) that former Daesh militants...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

“He.” “She.” “They.” Have you ever given a moment’s thought to your everyday use of these pronouns? It has probably never occurred to you that those words could be misused. Or that doing so could cost you your business or your job – or even your freedom.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Britain, battered and lost, a nation defeated and drowning in its own effluent of self-deprecation and doubt, had little choice to do what is was told as a client state of the US.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

L. Brent BOZELL III

Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang “Ave Maria,” historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective.

He told Fox News: “it’s going to be very hard in our society to ever...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

Shortly after the tragic sight of Notre Dame Cathedral going up in flames in Paris, as crowds watched and sang "Ave Maria," historian Victor Davis Hanson put our modern times in perspective.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

Not since the Nixon administration has a US president flagrantly attempted to use the NSA to involve itself in a domestic law enforcement matter in pursuit of an Oval Office cover-up.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

The mask has fallen off any remaining pretense of Washington’s concern about the Venezuelan people and only the resort to naked brute force, incompetently applied is left.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-21 - Original post - cached version

If ever there was a case for fake news being fake, it was the post-Mueller report hot takes that emerged on Thursday. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any more embarrassing for the purveyors of the Russiagate hoax, the Fourth Estate outdid itself by doubling down on the Russian...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

A curious decision by Instagram, which is owned by social media giant Facebook, has called into question its independence from the US government. The company has banned several top Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, from its photo-sharing platform.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo. Speaking in Miami on April 17, the anniversary of the United States’ failed 1961 invasion of Cuba’s Bay of Pigs.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

The new model of development which has increasingly won over central, and eastern Eurasian countries as well as Greece and Italy have provided a breath of fresh air for citizens everywhere who are looking with despair upon a Trans-Atlantic system.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

A close and mutually advantageous relationship is one thing, but Canada’s de facto loss of independence is another. Not only does the US control Canada’s diplomacy, military, and intelligence but also her financial system.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-20 - Original post - cached version

Davi Barker of The Black Sale joins James Corbett to discuss his book, Authoritarian Sociopathy. They talk about the various psychological experiments that have been done in the past to show people's propensity to obey or disobey authority, and Barker proposes his own experiment that could take...

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Russiagate is a propaganda industry that keeps on giving. In the longue durée of American elections, the question is what discourse will dominate the next campaign – social justice and a rational foreign policy or more aggressive polemics about Russia aimed at a steady pathway to nuclear war?

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

The axis of resistance, despite all the little moves, is winning the war of attrition. The US’s maximum pressure policy has a finite lifespan because leverage like all things economic has a time function attached to it.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Juan Guaido was never able to mobilize the crowds as Washington expected. Guaido, a US lackey in the first place, lacks any charisma. He does not appeal even to the majority of Venezuela’s opposition. So, he is a dead horse. Bad choice by Washington.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Macron’s cynical exploitation of the Notre-Dame tragedy may well backfire. The real opportunity in this crisis is for the French people to see it as a symbol of ruinous government policies.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-19 - Original post - cached version

The non-stop demonization of Julian Assange will proceed unabated, faithful to guidelines established over a decade ago, Pepe Escobar writes.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

A 2016 report by the ICC accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan during the ongoing war. The report also accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at CIA prison sites in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania.

Strategic Culture - 2019-04-18 - Original post - cached version

Just one report by DeSmogUk uncovered how a US-UK network pushing climate science denial and lobbying for a hard Brexit looks more like some global octopus with its tentacles wrapping itself around Britain. The real source of the $millions being spent is unknown.

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