‘NATO’s mission’ leaves Ukraine destroyed — Desultory Heroics

“We are carrying out NATO’s mission.” As Ukraine’s defense minister acknowledges the proxy war, NATO proxy warriors disregard the toll. (Pierre Crom/Getty Images) By Aaron Maté Source: Aaron Maté Substack Unveiling its latest military assistance package to Ukraine – at $3.75 billion, the largest to date — the White House declared that US weapons are intended “to […]

‘NATO’s mission’ leaves Ukraine destroyed — Desultory Heroics

No, no, he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin!

Moon Enhanced

Of all the countless images I have seen of the moon, none illustrate its inhospitality as much as this. To better appreciate it, I recommend locating the image on the NASA site and enlarging it.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230116.html

Why the CIA Attempted a ‘Maidan Uprising’ in Brazil — Desultory Heroics

By Pepe Escobar Source: The Unz Review A former US intelligence official has confirmed that the shambolic Maidan remix staged in Brasilia on 8 January was a CIA operation, and linked it to the recent attempts at color revolution in Iran. On Sunday, alleged supporters of former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s Congress, Supreme […]

Why the CIA Attempted a ‘Maidan Uprising’ in Brazil — Desultory Heroics

The war between the past to be and the future to be has begun in Ukraine.

The One Chart That Explains Everything — Desultory Heroics

Look at the chart above. The chart explains everything. By Mike Whitney Source: The Unz Review It explains why Washington is so worried about China’s explosive growth. It explains why the US continues to hector China on the issues of Taiwan and the South China Sea. It explains why Washington sends congressional delegations to Taiwan in […]

The One Chart That Explains Everything — Desultory Heroics

Australia: internally authoritarian, outwardly servile: the marks of a convict culture

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/australia-the-subimperial-power-/101503728

Silencing the Lambs — How Propaganda Works — Desultory Heroics

Leni Riefenstahl said her epic films glorifying the Nazis depended on a “submissive void” in the German public. This is how propaganda is done. By John Pilger Source: Consortium News In the 1970s, I met one of Hitler’s leading propagandists, Leni Riefenstahl, whose epic films glorified the Nazis. We happened to be staying at the same […]

Silencing the Lambs — How Propaganda Works — Desultory Heroics

Never Let A Good Crisis Go to Waste — Desultory Heroics

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

How a Missile in Kabul Connects to a Speaker in Taipei — 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

Joe Biden’s Secret War in Ukraine — 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

NATO — The Most Dangerous Military Alliance on the Planet — 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