http://youtu.be/VuIpdFOKlYUEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to provide his analysis of the growing tensions between Russia and the US over Ukraine and a number of other issues. Draitser explains that US policy in Ukraine is at the heart of the current crisis there, and that NATO expansion has long since been a key factor in cooling relations between the two. He also points out the conflicting policy from the US, both acknowledging the need for cooperation with Russia and simultaneously making inflammatory comments and threats.
http://youtu.be/p8syuZd3xQ8Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the supposed conflict between the US Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA regarding the release of a classified report on the use of torture in interrogations carried out by the agency. Draitser explains that the Obama Administration and Senate are being utterly disingenuous in framing the issue as one of transparency, as he notes that the CIA itself will have a hand in deciding what will be declassified and released. He also notes that the US systematically tortures and violates human rights, and has been doing so for years, far beyond the so called CIA torture program.
US and European sanctions against Russia are designed to “punish” its actions in Crimea. However, instead of forcing Russia into economic and political submission, the sanctions will spur the country to greater political and economic independence.
Since the end of the Soviet Union, Russia’s economic progress and development has been directly dependent on political and economic institutions dominated by the West. From Russia’s integration into the World Trade Organization, to Russian dependence on Western banking and finance, Moscow has come to rely on precisely those institutions now being used against it. Naturally, any Russian countermeasures against the sanctions will aim to disentangle it from this US-, Anglo- and Euro-centric architecture, forcing Moscow to look elsewhere for its economic future. This need to find alternative modes of development and prosperity will contribute greatly toward the continuing shift to a multi-polar world. (Read entire article)
http://youtu.be/ABOLUFENWaMEric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT’s CrossTalk to discuss the rekindling of the Cold War. Draitser examines the geopolitical context within which the conflict between US-EU-NATO and Russia should be understood, noting that NATO’s expansion since the end of the Soviet Union has been a critical destabilizing force. He also explains some of the motivations behind the demonization of Russia in Western media and the political agenda behind this. Draitser presents his analysis of US-NATO foreign policy, international law, and much much more.