Japan and Russia: Breaking the Ice

by Kitagawa Hiromitsu https://www.nippon.com (December 11 2013) Climate change is causing the ice covering sections of the Arctic Ocean to recede. This enables greater use of the Northern Sea Route, a shipping lane between Europe and the Far East that's about forty percent shorter than the southern route that passes through the Suez Canal. Kitagawa … Continue reading Japan and Russia: Breaking the Ice

The Problem is America

The Malignant Cultural Hegemony by Phil Butler New Eastern Outlook (February 18 2018) What is wrong with the American people? After several years of horrific policy toward the waking world, democracy's standard bearers seem to be drowning in a lake of selfishness. Distracted, apathetic, or simply dumbed and numbed by unrelenting propaganda, the most admired … Continue reading The Problem is America

How the US Bullies North Korea

1945 to Present by T J Coles CounterPunch (February 22 2018) https://uziiw38pmyg1ai60732c4011-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/dropzone/2018/02/Screen-Shot-2018-02-21-at-6.43.09-PM-768x579.png Photo by John Pavelka | CC BY 2.0 For more than seven decades, US policymakers and military strategists have bullied, intimidated and ultimately tried to isolate the self-professed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka North Korea). It is particularly instructive to examine official … Continue reading How the US Bullies North Korea

If We Want Kids to Stop Killing …

... the Adults Have to Stop, Too America's rage-sickness trickles down from the top by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone (February 16 2018) https://img.wennermedia.com/article-leads-horizontal-800/parkland-shooting-taibbi-b0afea67-d34e-4c56-896d-1d503e43a544.jpg Mourners stand during a candlelight vigil for the victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 15 2018. RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images Over two decades ago, I traveled … Continue reading If We Want Kids to Stop Killing …

The Three Global Super-Powers …

... and the End of Mutually Assured Destruction ("MAD") by Eric Zuesse Strategic Culture Foundation (February 19 2018) Zero Hedge (February 19 2018) There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and the US. https://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/styles/inline_image_desktop/public/inline-images/or-40347.jpg After World War Two, until recently, the US clearly dominated the world, not only … Continue reading The Three Global Super-Powers …

CIA’s Drug Confession

by Robert Parry Consortium News (October 15 1998) Cocaine traffickers and money-launderers swarmed through the Nicaraguan contra movement in the 1980s to a far greater extent than was ever known, according to a report by the CIA's inspector general. One contra trafficker claimed Ronald Reagan's National Security Council ("NSC") cleared his work. The NSC's favorite … Continue reading CIA’s Drug Confession

How Deeply is the US Involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

by Eric Margolis   Huffington Post (October 15 2008) Afghanistan is in a "downward spiral", the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, admitted last week, giving the most negative view of that conflict heard in Washington. Military men are programmed to always be optimistic, so Admiral Mullen's grim words were … Continue reading How Deeply is the US Involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Woman Billed $17,850 for Dodgy Pee Test

Alarmed experts say she's not alone. As the opioid epidemic rages, doctors and labs are making billions on urine drug tests. by Beth Mole https://arstechnica.com (February 20 2018) https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GettyImages-472578312-800x534.jpg Getty | Frank Bienewald In 2015, a college student in Texas named Elizabeth Moreno had back surgery to correct a painful spinal abnormality. The procedure was … Continue reading Woman Billed $17,850 for Dodgy Pee Test