Month: February 2015

Failing Tonkin Gulf Test on Ukraine

If you ask your probing questions and show your tough skepticism, you will have your patriotism, if not your sanity, questioned. You will be “controversialized,” “marginalized,” “pariahed.” You will be called somebody’s “apologist,” whether it’s Ho Chi Minh or Vladimir Putiin.

Ukraine, America’s “Lebensraum”. Is Washington Preparing to Wage War on Russia?

A new truce has now been entered by EU and Russia initiative with terms to resolve the US-orchestrated civil war. All voices of the official story wonder whether “Russia and the separatists” will obey its terms. Yet when we examine the record of international law and agreements, especially life-protective promises and agreements, who do we really need to worry about as a violator of them? The record tells us very plainly.

Dying4Heat: Unacceptable Accepted Murder

This disregard for the sanctity of life of our fellow community members, of which last year 7000 grandmas, grandads,mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, sons and daughters were murdered, is for record high profit margins to serve the one percent.

THE GREAT SIM HEIST – HOW SPIES STOLE THE KEYS TO THE ENCRYPTION CASTLE

The Mobile Handset Exploitation Team (MHET), whose existence has never before been disclosed, was formed in April 2010 to target vulnerabilities in cellphones. One of its main missions was to covertly penetrate computer networks of corporations that manufacture SIM cards, as well as those of wireless network providers. The team included operatives from both GCHQ and the NSA.

The strategic implications of the battle for Debaltsevo (UPDATED)

The Novorussians are in control of most of Debaltsevo (officially 90% officially 100% as of midnight GMT). More relevantly, there is no more organized resistance. Russian sources say that about 1000 junta soldiers have refused to surrender and are hiding in the outskirts or have fled to the south end of the cauldron. The Novorussians are not even bothering to hunt them down or return their sporadic (and inaccurate) fire: they are waiting for hunger and cold to force them to give up.

US imperialism and the catastrophe in Libya

Washington and its political allies are politically and morally responsible for these atrocities. The Islamist beheadings in Libya are the product of a monumental crime: the 2011 NATO war in Libya to oust the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

The Day Dresden Perished

On the nights of the February 13-15 1945 Allied bombers launched four raids on Dresden. In those three days 722 RAF bombers and 527 US aircraft dropped more than 3,900 tons of high-explosive and incendiary bombs on the city.

The resulting firestorm destroyed over 1,600 acres of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Offence and Free Speech

I don’t read newspapers anymore – I just lie to myself and cut out the middleman, but I think it’s important to note that the press themselves are not actually outraged by what they report on as being offensive.

Yanis Varoufakis: No Time for Games in Europe

Our government is not asking our partners for a way out of repaying our debts. We are asking for a few months of financial stability that will allow us to embark upon the task of reforms that the broad Greek population can own and support, so we can bring back growth and end our inability to pay our dues.