Since MH17 fell in pieces into east Ukraine, neither American nor EU intelligence has provided one shred of verifiable evidence. Not NATO, the U.S. State Department, the White House, MI6, GCHQ, the European Commission, Kiev nor the mainstream media have provided anything of substance more than body counts. In fact, the preponderance of expert analysis and even testimony by eye witnesses refute even the BUK missile theory. The glut of media and governmental streams of misinformation actually impedes our knowing what really occurred. But we can analyze the various statements of officials like U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and others. Analysis of such may not give us the culprits of MH17, but it can reflect on intent and on irresponsibility in a dire international incident. And one with vast implications, I might add.
Further delays in the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, which is facing a humanitarian disaster, would have been unacceptable, President Vladimir Putin has said in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
If you are playing a game of chess, and the next moves you are considering all inexorably lead to your king falling into checkmate, then you have only two options: you either topple your king and graciously accept defeat, or…
You can kick over the chessboard, refuse to accept defeat, and let all hell break loose...!
Is that what the “four horsemen of the Apocalypse,” namely the elites running the US, UK, EU and Israel against their own peoples’ interests, are thinking of doing?
The UN refugee agency has begun a major aid operation to help over half a million Iraqis displaced by violence. The country's forces met fierce resistance from Islamic State militants in Tikrit, just north-west of Baghdad forcing the army to halt its operations. Jihadists have vowed to, quote, 'drown America in blood', after losing control of a key dam on Monday.
A video showing the apparent beheading of a US journalist by an Islamic State fighter speaking with a British accent appears to be genuine and is "an appalling example of the brutality of this organisation, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has s...
CAIRO (AP) — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles.
The West is trying to turn the Russian humanitarian aid convoy “… into a duplicitous dangerous act because it would better fit with the kind of scenario that they have been putting forth about Russia being a predator or being the provocateur,” says prominent US political analyst Michael Parenti in an interview with Radio VR.
But the most horrible picture the correspondents saw was further along the Shevchenko Boulevard. On the roadway there was burning down a car near which a mine had exploded. 3 persons died a terrible death in it.Some tens of metres away from that place doctors were treating a man whose leg had been torn off by a fragment. At least 3 more persons were injured
Five days after the Israeli container ship Zim Piraeus was scheduled to dock in Oakland for an overnight stop to unload and load cargo, it's still been unable to complete its business in the Bay Area, thanks to continuing protests by demonstrators demanding justice for Palestine and the solidarity of many longshore workers.
Clearly, the answer, left for readers to arrive at on their own, is that these "successful" US airstrikes in Iraq must be carried over into Syria - where mission creep can do the rest, finally dislodging the Syrian government from power after an ongoing proxy war has failed to do so since 2011. After arming and aiding the Kurds in fighting ISIS in Iraq, the US will attempt to make a similar argument regarding the arming of terrorists in Syria and providing them direct US air support to defeat ISIS - and of course - Damascus.
In less than 24 hours, the New York Times would report in its article, "U.S. General Says Raiding Syria Is Key to Halting ISIS," that:
The following article by Canadian author Richard Sanders first published in May 2002, prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents.
The anti-war movement must address the issue of the “pretext” and “justification” to wage war.
Regarding the MH17 Malaysian airline crash, is the Obama administration in the process of “creating a war pretext incident” directed against Russia as part of propaganda campaign, which could lead the World into a World War III scenario?
As documented by Richard Sanders, the War Pretext Incident strategy has been used throughout American military history.
A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia.
Tatjana Dimitrijevic's insight:
As we stand, the gap between the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany on one side, and Iran on the other side, remains very wide. Essentially, the gap that really matters is between Washington and Tehran. And that, unfortunately, translates as a few more months for the vast sabotage brigade – from US neo-cons and assorted warmongers to Israel and the House of Saud – to force the deal to collapse.
One of Washington’s sabotage mantras is “breakout capability”; a dodgy concept which boils down to total centrifuge capacity/capability to produce enough enriched uranium for a single nuclear bomb. This implies an arbitrary limit on Iran’s capacity to enrich uranium.