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Putin Apologists!

Sources: George Kennan: quoted by Thomas Friedman in his New York Times essay This Is Putin’s War. But America and NATO Aren’t Innocent Bystanders. Jack Matlock: in Ukraine: Tragedy of a Nation Divided William J. Perry: How the U.S. Lost Russia—and How We Can Restore Relations Robert Gates: quoted in We Always Knew the Dangers […]

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You mean you think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was unprovoked?!!!

The Russian invasion and annexation of Crimea were some of the main reasons given by pro-war commentators starting in 2014 for arming Ukraine and further expanding NATO.   Russia violated Ukraine’s territorial integrity, they said, so it must be stopped. But the invasion and March 18 annexation occurred in the aftermath of the February 2014 Maidan […]

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Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as ….

Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as saying Sadaam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and was behind 9/11. Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as much a lie as General Westmoreland’s claims that the war in Vietnam was going well. Calling the war in Ukraine “unprovoked” is as […]

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Concise summary of the self-licking ice cream cone

The U.S. aggressively expanded NATO, knowing that Russia would respond by invading Ukraine. That’s what the Pentagon’s own think tank, The Rand Corporation, told it, and it’s what many senior U.S. diplomats warned about. As even Thomas Friedman said, in the New York Times, the U.S. is not innocent in the Ukraine crisis.  The military-industrial complex […]

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Dennis Kucinich’s cogent interview about the war in Ukraine and U.S. foreign policy

Dennis Kucinich’s extended interview with Aaron Mate’ is cogent: Dennis Kucinich: where are the pro-peace Democrats?. He speaks well. Kucinich sounds clear-headed, informed, and inspiring. He discusses what the proxy war with Russia says about the U.S. attempts to maintain a unipolar world. Here’s my summary of his interview, with quotations. “Once the United States […]

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Blowback: Ten ways America’s aggressive foreign policy causes blowback and political instability

  U.S. sanctions on oil-producing countries Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and Russia raise energy prices worldwide. U.S.-sponsored coups and proxy wars in Latin America overthrew democratically elected governments and provoked refugees to flee poverty and oppression. Likewise, U.S. wars in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in Asia and Africa since 9/11 have caused at least […]

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Blowback: Eight ways America’s aggressive foreign policy causes inflation and political instability

U.S. sanctions on oil-producing countries Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and Russia raise energy prices worldwide. U.S.-sponsored coups and proxy wars in Latin America overthrew democratically elected governments and provoked refugees to flee poverty and oppression. Likewise, U.S. wars in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in Asia and Africa since 9/11 have caused at least 38 […]

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Guilt by Association: How the Peace Movement is hindered by antiwar MAGA Republicans like Joe Kent

Tonight I went to a fundraiser for Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, who is running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Perez’s opponent is Joe “America First” Kent, a far right MAGA Republican endorsed by Donald Trump.  Kent appears frequently with Steve Bannon and with Tucker Carlson.   He supports crazy conspiracy theories. He has called the […]