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Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014: U.S. Codifies War with Russia

by Wayne Madsen Strategic Culture Foundation July 23, 2014 Merriam Webster’s English dictionary defines a «corker» as an «amusing person». When it comes to drafting legislation to «punish» Russia with sanctions over the situation in Ukraine, Tennessee’s Republican Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker certainly lives up to his name… Corker and fellow Republican Party senators have shepherded to full U.S. Senate passage ...Read full article...

IMF Lowers Expectations of American Economic Growth

Still under the impact of a harsh winter, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the U.S. economy will grow no more than 2% over 2014. The organization’s previous estimate was 2.7%. This latest report, released Monday, even downgrades forecasts for the Federal Reserve, and highlights structural weaknesses in the largest economy in the world due to a weak labor market, the impact of poverty, fiscal policy and poor ...Read full article...

NATO Threatens to Raise Hell in Eastern Europe

The secretary general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, announced today the “immediate” reinforcement of the collective defense of Alliance members with the deployment of resources by “land, sea and air ” in the countries of Eastern Europe, due to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, he said. “There will be more planes in the air, more boats on the water and more vehicles on land,” Rasmussen told a news conference after a ...Read full article...

Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy

How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history. There is no democracy whatsoever. Voting is a mask for rule by a few powerful interest groups. In two 21st century rulings (Citizens United and McCutcheon), the US Supreme Court has ruled that the purchase of the ...Read full article...

Washington Has Set The World On A Path To War

Why is Washington so opposed to Crimean self-determination?  The answer is that one of the main purposes of Washington’s coup in Kiev was to have the new puppet government evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base in Crimea. Washington cannot use the government Washington has installed in Ukraine for that purpose if Crimea is no longer part of Ukraine.   What Washington has made completely obvious is that ...Read full article...

“US Military Intervention in Syria if other Options Fail”

Washington  doesn’t negotiate in good faith.  Duplicity defines longstanding US policy. Are current Obama negotiations more smoke and mirrors deception? Are they pretense, not real? Does he want sustained conflict, not peace? Geneva is a cosmopolitan city. It’s a cultural center. It’s a well-known multilateral diplomatic world capital. It’s a traditional peace talk venue. It’s been so for over a century. It’s home to earlier historic decisions. After WW ...Read full article...

The Sochi Olympic Games: Who is Behind the Caucasus Terrorists?

n the weeks leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Western Media has released a dribble of “trustworthy reports” examining “the likelihood” of a terrorist attack at the height of the Olympic games. In late January, the British government warned “that more terrorist attacks in Russia (following the Volgograd attack in December) are “very likely to occur before or during the Winter Olympics in Sochi”. (BBC, January 27, ...Read full article...

Defeated By The Taliban, Washington Decides To Take On Russia And China

The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence.  Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece, and Spain, peaceful protesters have not been beaten, tear gassed, water cannoned, and tasered by Ukrainian police.  Unlike in Egypt, Palestine, and Bahrain, Ukrainian protesters have not been fired upon with live ammunition.  The restraint of the Ukrainian government and police in the face of ...Read full article...

British Government allowed NSA to spy on British people

U.S. obtained permission to spy from the UK government, which allowed it ” unmask ” and analyze the phone numbers and fax numbers, email and Internet IP addresses of any British citizen. These details were obtained from a 2007 secret memo from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States, the one in charge of illegally eavesdropping pretty much everyone around the world. The original document was revealed ...Read full article...

America’s Fast Food Healthcare Coverage

October 1 began a new era of healthcare market rules. On the one hand, insurers no longer can refuse consumers for preconditions. On the other, lots of rude awakenings await. They include bare bones plans. New health insurance exchanges (HIX) are state, federal, or jointly-provided options. They’re marketplaces for consumers to compare and choose plans. They determine who’s eligible for federal subsidies. They offer a confusing array of plans. ...Read full article...
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