Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary on the recent news that the US Army is sending more military hardware to Eastern Europe as a means of threatening Russia. Draitser explains that this is merely the latest example of a 25 year policy of NATO expansion eastward, with Ukraine providing an important pretext and justification for such a bellicose policy. He also notes that US aggression comes in the form of military hardware, but also in the form of anti-Russia legislation and Russophobia peddled by the corporate media.
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on RT to provide his analysis of the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the grand jury’s refusal to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown. Draitser explains that the protests are a manifestation of a powerful undercurrent of rage and dissatisfaction, especially in the Black community where unemployment, mass incarceration, police violence, access to education and health care, and many other vital issues are almost entirely ignored. He notes that these problems have only been exacerbated by President Obama. Draitser also argues that the protests around the country demonstrate before the world that the image of America as the beacon of freedom, justice, and democracy propagated by the corporate media is pure fantasy.
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides a brief commentary on US Republican warmongering on Ukraine in light of their electoral victory. Draitser explains that Republicans trade in the currency of belligerence and “strength” and will use Obama’s feckless policy on Ukraine to score political points. He also notes that the appearance of two distinctly different political parties is merely an illusion, there is only one party and it represents corporations and Wall St.
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Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org appears on Press TV’s “The Debate” to discuss the topic of Syria and the US strategy there. He explains that Washington’s real aim continues to be regime change, with ISIS providing a convenient pretext to achieve it. Draitser also notes that the “moderate rebels” of the Free Syrian Army are little more than a public relations ploy as they are essentially a non-entity in the war. He also argues that all calls for arming rebels and creating a “transitional” government are merely imperialism by another name.
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his analysis of the ongoing US policy of fomenting war in Syria. He explains that this policy is aimed at breaking the resistance alliance that includes Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah. He also touches on a number of related issues.