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How Solid Are US War Guarantees?

by Pat Buchanan via Buchanan.org When several NATO nations revealed that they had dozens of Russian-made MiG-29s, the idea arose to fly them to Ukraine and turn them over to Ukrainian pilots familiar with the MiGs. America would provide F-16s to replace the MiGs. Poland had an even better idea. Warsaw would fly its 27 […]

A Different Perspective on Russia

This is an outstanding must watch video if you are seeking a credible, thoughtful, and substantive geopolitical discussion on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and Vladimir Putin. It is unlike anything you will see on corporate media. Former CIA officer (Head of Russia Desk) Ray McGovern and University of Chicago political science professor John Mearsheimer are deep […]

Why the West Doesn’t Get Russia

by Lipton Matthews via Mises.org The decision of Western countries to punish Russia for invading Ukraine by lacing her with a wave of sanctions suggests that global leaders are failing to learn from history. Sanctions are an ineffective tool to curb the ambitions of rogue actors and they are unlikely to make autocrats think twice.  Non-democratic regimes […]

Sanctions Against Russia Are the Lockdowns of 2022

by Tho Bishop via Mises.org Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is nearing its second week. Vladimir Putin’s military continues its push west, with clear attempts to encircle Kyiv. To date, thankfully, America and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have held off pleas from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to enforce a no-fly zone, which would risk the eruption […]

Ukraine Hosted Illegal US Biowarfare Laboratories

by Paul Craig Roberts via Institute for Political Economy The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed last Tuesday that Ukrainian authorities destroyed inventories of plague, anthrax, tularemia, cholera and other deadly pathogens in illegal US biowarfare laboratories in Ukraine operated and funded by the US Department of Defense to prevent them from falling into Russian hands. US […]

Facebook OKs Calls for Violence Against Russians

by Daniel McAdams via Ron Paul Institute Anyone following social media’s “Community Standards” knows how selectively they are enforced. Your humble writer was permanently banned from Twitter in 2019 for using a word to describe Sean Hannity’s mental slowness that is otherwise used perhaps millions of times per day by others with full impunity. Likewise, […]

Russia and Ukraine

by Walter E. Block via Ron Paul Institute Suppose that Brazil had invaded a relatively peaceful United States several times in the last century. The foreign policy of the latter country would surely be to arrange for a cordon sanitaire south of its border. That would pretty much be the be all and end all of […]

“The Empire of Lies”

by Paul Craig Roberts via Institute for Political Economy In the past two years we have seen that the Western peoples are more badly and more corruptly led than any people in previous history.  The peoples were deceived about a “Covid pandemic” that was entirely an orchestration. Yes, the virus existed, but the “pandemic” was […]

Is Putin the New Coronavirus?

by Ron Paul via Ron Paul Institute President Biden’s “maskless” State of the Union signifies the near-end of the COVID tyranny we have lived under for the past two years. Fortunately for Congress, the President, and the Federal Reserve, the Ukraine-Russia conflict is replacing COVID as a ready-made excuse for their failures and a justification […]

Hypocrisy – Is the West the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?

How malleable, ignorant, clueless, and downright hypocritical are the Western masses? If US government is interested in defending any border, perhaps it should start with its own. After the endless lies and propaganda used to manufacture consent for our disastrous pursuits in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Libya, and Syria, why would anyone now believe the drivel […]

Russia, Ukraine, and the Battle for the World Order

by Nick Giambruno via International Man The rules-based international order… The liberal international order… The international community… You undoubtedly have heard the media and politicians use these strange and vague phrases. They are describing the current world order or architecture for international political relations between countries. World orders are nothing new. It’s how the big […]

It All Comes Back to NATO

by Ron Paul via Ron Paul Institute When the Bush Administration announced in 2008 that Ukraine and Georgia would be eligible for NATO membership, I knew it was a terrible idea. Nearly two decades after the end of both the Warsaw Pact and the Cold War, expanding NATO made no sense. NATO itself made no […]

Keep US Out of War

by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. via LewRockwell.com Events in Ukraine are happening very fast, and if I tried to predict what will happen there, my prediction would soon be overtaken by events. But one thing is certain. We need to understand the background of the crisis, and we also need to remember the basic principles […]

Ukraine: The Propaganda Wars

by Daniel McAdams via Ron Paul Institute The media and the war machine (or do I repeat myself?) want us to take sides in the Russo/Ukraine war. To those of us with long histories in military conflicts in which the US foreign policy establishment, media, and military have an interest, the terms are always framed […]

The US Has Zero Moral Authority

by Caitlin Johnstone Listen to a reading of this article Post-Iraq the US has zero moral authority. The narrative managers aim to suck you in to arguing about the minutiae of the inner workings of the latest target of the empire, when in fact a simple “Shut the fuck up, it’s none of your business” […]