‘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

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

The end of Western domination — 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

Sit back and watch Europe commit suicide — Desultory Heroics

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