Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of world affairs (March 27, 2016) on CPR Sunday with Don DeBar. The conversation begins with the ongoing right wing ascendance in Latin America where Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador and others have been targeted. Eric then goes into a detailed discussion of how and why the Empire and finance capital are undermining and destabilizing the ANC government in South Africa. Draitser also goes into detail about the US attempts to forge a military alliance with India, and the geopolitical and strategic implications. All this and much more in this in depth conversation.
There’s little doubt that, as president, Hillary Clinton will enact the same sorts of disastrous and criminal policies that her predecessors of both parties have pursued. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is being lauded by many as a much needed change in terms of US foreign policy, someone whose ideas and actions will be guided by a very different understanding of the world.
With one breath Trump talks about wanting to “get along with Russia,” and with another proclaims the need to “punish China” for what he describes as currency manipulation and aggression in the South China Sea. The difficulty in ascertaining just what sort of foreign policy Trump would pursue has led many international observers to wonder aloud whether a Trump presidency might not be the best thing for world peace.
Indeed, when it comes to the Middle East and issues as complex as international terrorism, Syria, and Israel-Palestine, there has been speculation that Trump might in fact be something of a non-interventionist, someone who would focus on US domestic problems and rein in US aggression around the world.
But there is no reason to wonder anymore as Trump recently revealed to the Washington Post some of his core advisers on foreign policy. And, to put it bluntly, a Trump presidency means little more than a continuation of US aggression, criminality, and imperialism.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (March, 25, 2016) on the latest shocking video of a summary execution by Israeli security forces. Draitser explains that these actions are indicative of generations of dehumanization of Palestinians by the Israeli state, particularly the far right, and that it is a manifestation of the ideology of Jewish Supremacy. He also adds that there is a growing awareness, even among Jews in the West, of the criminality and barbarism of the Israeli state, and that such developments should be welcomed and cultivated.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the news that the US indicted Iranian hackers for cybercrimes against key US institutions. Draitser explains that the timing of the announcement is noteworthy as it coincides with a push by elements in the US to undermine the nuclear agreement signed with Iran. He also describes in detail the use of cyberweapons by the US and Israel who have deployed them repeatedly against Iran. Draitser also speculates as to some of the behind the scenes political maneuvering taking place in Washington. All this and much more in this interview.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his commentary on the latest statement from President Obama calling for unity in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh). Draitser explains that the US and its allies are the principal backers and promoters of international terrorism, and that they use it as a potent weapon in achieving political goals. He notes the rich documented history of collaboration with terrorism up to and including ISIS today.