Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (April, 6, 2016) on the latest moves by the US to block a military deal between Russia and Iran using the sanctions and nuclear agreement as a pretext. Draitser explains that the sanctions were never really about a nuclear program, but rather were meant to prevent Iran from emerging as a regional power, and block it from growing its ties with non-western powers such as Russia and China.
Eric Draitser of StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (April 6, 2016) on the latest developments in the #SouthChinaSea and the broader political, economic, and psychological war the US is waging against China. Draitser explains that as China has sought to expand its influence in the Asia-Pacific region, the US is using a variety of tactics to attempt to contain China, and that this conflict is behind a number of key developments in recent months.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (April 2, 2016) on the news that the US is deploying large numbers of Special Forces to Syria, along with a new program to train and equip anti-Assad rebels. Draitser explains that the US intends to fill the void created by the destruciton of much of the Isalmic State’s capabilities, both by the combined Russian-Syrian assaults, and by US airstrikes. He notes that the moves by Washington and strategic in nature, and that they’re part of the broader proxy war with Russia.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org appears on KPFA’s “Hard Knock Radio (April 4, 2016) to discuss the leaked “Panama Papers” and the political and geopolitical agenda behind it. Draitser explains that the real significance is who and what is NOT being implicated, and the interests being protected. He argues that the credibility of the source is in question as it is directly connected to Wall Street and the political establishment in the West. Draitser also explains the power of misinformation to frame narratives and promote the political agenda of the ruling class. All this and more in this in depth interview.
Eric Draitser of http://StopImperialism.org provides his commentary (April 1, 2016) on the latest NATO military buildup in Eastern Europe. Draitser explains that this is yet another example of the ongoing trend by NATO to attempt to provoke a Russian countermove in order to paint Moscow as the aggressor on its own doorstep. He adds that Ukraine, the Baltic States, Georgia, and other former Soviet Bloc countries are all theaters in the broader geopolitical and strategic chess match.