President Trump? US War Machine Rolls On

March 29, 2016 at 6:12 PM

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.

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The Inhumanity of Israel; The Rising Tide of Anti-Zionist Consciousness

March 29, 2016 at 6:01 PM

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.

Digital Hypocrisy? US Charges Iran for Cyber Attacks

March 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM

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.

US Presidents Are CEOs of Terror Inc.

March 25, 2016 at 4:19 PM

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.

BRICS Under Attack: The Empire Strikes Back in Brazil

March 25, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Soldiers stand guard outside Planalto presidential palace where protesters have projected the word "Impeachment" on the building, as they call for the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, March 21, 2016. Brazil's political turmoil comes as the country prepares to host the Summer Olympics in August while struggling with an economic crisis and an outbreak of the Zika virus, which health experts believe may cause a devastating birth defect in newborns. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Despite all the fancy anti-corruption rhetoric, the assault on President Rousseff’s leftist government is the result of a coordinated campaign by business interests tied to Washington and Wall Street.

NEW YORK — (Analysis) The last decade has seen a remarkable coalescing of non-Western nations in both economic and political partnerships. These multilateral institutions have been championed as alternatives to Western organs of political and economic power such as NATO, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

From the growth of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union, China’s “One Belt, One Road” strategy to link much of the Eurasian landmass via trade and investment, and most recently the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, many have viewed these developments as essential for the decentralization of global power away from the imperial centers of Washington, Wall Street, London and Brussels.

But perhaps none of the emerging Global South international groupings has been more promising in terms of both public relations and real economic partnership than that of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

BRICS countries account for 46 percent of the world’s population – over 3 billion people, as of 2015 – making it the single largest bloc in terms of human capacity among global alliances. The scope of BRICS, combined with its increasing assertiveness as an economic power unto itself, has undoubtedly ruffled a few feathers in Washington and elsewhere in the West.

It should come as no surprise that major moves have been taken in the last 12 to 24 months to undermine each BRICS member nation and destabilize them through political and economic means. And it is no coincidence that those leaders shown smiling and shaking hands at recent BRICS summits are now either the targets of destabilization efforts and subversion – as in the cases of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa – or are a target of a military and political charm offensive, as in the case of India. In each case, the United States and its allies benefit significantly from the latest developments.

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