Relentless Ukraine reporting helps conceal other conflicts By Philip Giraldi Source: Information Clearing House It is astonishing how many observers of war in Ukraine who should know better have been inclined to take at face value the assertions of “sources” that clearly originate among the various governments that are involved in the conflict. Those leaders […]Never Let A Good Crisis Go to Waste — Desultory Heroics
By Pepe Escobar Source: The Unz Review This is the way the “Global War on Terror” (GWOT) ends, over and over again: not with a bang, but a whimper. Two Hellfire R9-X missiles launched from a MQ9 Reaper drone on the balcony of a house in Kabul. The target was Ayman Al-Zawahiri with a $25 million […]How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei — Desultory Heroics
American soldiers are already “boots on the ground” By Philip Giraldi Source: The Unz Review The White House keeps insisting that it will not directly involve American soldiers in the war in Ukraine, but it keeps taking steps that will inevitably lead to a large-scale open combat role for the US against Russia. Among the […]Joe Biden’s Secret War in Ukraine — Desultory Heroics
Together We Are Wrong — by Mr. Fish By Chris Hedges Source: ScheerPost The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends on it for billions in profits, has become the most aggressive and dangerous military alliance on the planet. Created in 1949 to thwart Soviet expansion into Eastern and Central Europe, […]NATO — The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet — Desultory Heroics
Now that the ideological caravans of modernism and post-modernism have run out of steam, what next? Mysticism? But this is a very hot potato – for two reasons: the primary Western form – Neoplatonism – has been treated by generations of academics as the pornography of modern Western philosophy, even as its Siren call has been eagerly responded to, particularly by male philosophers, and its profound influence on their work dissembled about or denied. To explore mysticism in this regard threatens to undermine gods, expose ideologically motivated lies, damage careers and lay bare a cultural arrogance and self-delusion that we in the West are the champions of (the Man of) ‘Reason’ while others stare at their navels or are obsessed with filial piety and particularly, as Marx recognised, its contradictory core, now absorbed by him into materialism, is nothing but revolutionary. It rings the bell for the passing of all and everything but matter in motion itself – it speaks of a mobile infinity.
By Caitlin Johnstone Source: CaitlinJohnstone.com British Home Secretary Priti Patel has authorized the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to be tried under the Espionage Act in a case which seeks to set a legal precedent for the prosecution of any publisher or journalist, anywhere in the world, who reports inconvenient truths about the US […]Assange Is Doing His Most Important Work Yet — Desultory Heroics
By Thierry Meyssan Source: VoltaireNet.org The Western sanctions against Russia, decided unilaterally by Washington, are presented as a just punishment for the aggression against Ukraine. But, without mentioning their illegality under international law, everyone can see that they do not reach their target. In practice, the United States is isolating the West in the hope […]The end of Western domination — Desultory Heroics
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Washington’s competition with rising power Russia is so fierce, it is willing to sacrifice Europe. Photo Credit: The Cradle. If the US goal is to crush Russia’s economy with sanctions and isolation, why is Europe in an economic free fall instead? By Pepe Escobar Source: The Cradle The stunning spectacle of the European Union (EU) committing […]Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics