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Richard Falk – Slouching Toward Global Disaster

There are many disturbing signs that the West is creating conditions in the Middle East and Asia that could produce a wider war, most likely a new Cold War, containing, as well, menacing risks of World War III. The reckless confrontation with Russia along its borders, reinforced by provocative weapons deployments in several NATO countries and the promotion of governing …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.15.15

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org; he has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”

Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been published since 1980. He has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters He is also the founder of Trends TV, which provides monthly videos and analysis of current events and their likely direction and outcome. His institute hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. This weekend on Friday and Saturday, the Institute will convene a Peace and Prosperity Conference in the historic town of Kingston along the Hudson. On Sunday there will be a rally for the launch of the Occupy Peace movement. Participants include Gerald, Ralph Nader, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, Cindy Sheehan and myself.

Conference details and more information can be found on the websites TrendsResearch.com and OccupyPeace.us

China Blasts US for ‘Brazen’ Human Rights Abuses at Home and Abroad – Deirdre Fulton

In a report that covers everything from police violence to income inequality to government surveillance, China has blasted the United States for its “grim problems of racial discrimination,” use of “cruel tortures indiscriminately,” and “terrible human rights record.” The lengthy report, carried by the official Xinhua news agency and issued on Friday in response to U.S. criticism of China’s human rights record, …

The Looming US-China Crisis in the South China Sea by MEL GURTOV

The long-running, multi-party dispute over control of islets in the South China Sea (SCS) is worsening both in rhetoric and provocative activity. Meeting in late May at the Shangri-La Dialogue on regional security, US and Chinese defense officials sparred over responsibility for the increased tension, though they stopped short of issuing threats.  In fact, all sides to the dispute say …

A Critique of the U.S. “Grand Strategy toward China” By Prof. James Petras

“We will have a very strong (military) presence, very strong continued posture throughout the region to back our commitments to our allies, to protect and work with our partners and to continue ensuring peace and stability in the region, as well as back our diplomacy vis-à-vis China on the South China Sea”. -David Shear, US Department of Defense’s Assistant Secretary for …

Why is Obama Goading China? by MIKE WHITNEY

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is willing to risk a war with China in order to defend  “freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea. Speaking in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday, Carter issued his “most forceful” warning yet, demanding “an immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation” by China in the disputed Spratly Islands. Carter said:   “There should be …

Patrolling the hood from (China) sea to shining sea By Pepe Escobar

If only Mad Men in real life were like Don Draper – channeling his true inner self, after many a rocky season, to finally click on “I’m OK, you’re OK.” Instead, we have a bunch of (Pentagon) madmen provoking every major geostrategic competitor all at once. The Masters of War at the self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration are …

Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer – Joshua Krause

Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.” So who is John Schindler? …

Threat of ‘Inevitable’ War Looms Between US and China Over Pacific Island Row – Lauren McCauley

Tensions between China and United States continue to rise over the South China Sea as a Chinese government newspaper warns that war may be ‘inevitable’ if the U.S. and its allies do not back off from the heavily disputed territory. Last week, the Chinese government condemned the actions of the U.S. military after the P8-A Poseidon, the US’ most advanced …

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The Bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade in 1999, Reconsidered – PETER LEE

When I was in Beijing during the protests in 1989, a middle-aged man came up to me and asked, “Couldn’t America send some B-52s here and…” and he made a swooping motion with his hand. Ten years later, on May 7, 1999, the American bombers did show up. Instead of showering freedom ordnance on China’s dictators, however, they dropped five …