A little-known aspect of the disastrous Western occupation was how U.K. and Australian companies sought to access the country’s $3 trillion worth of untapped minerals, writes Antony Loewenstein.
Month: February 2022
Condemnation at UN for Russia’s Moves on Donbass
Russia was condemned at the U.N. Security Council Monday for recognizing the independence of Lugansk and Donetsk and sending in troops for what it called a peacekeeping role. Germany put a stop to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
WATCH: UN Security Council Session on Ukraine
The U.N. Security Council met in emergency session Monday night after Russia recognized the independence of Donbass and deployed its troops there in what it called a peacekeeping role.
The Stunted Role of the OSCE
The world’s largest regional security organization is mired in crisis, but Mirco Günther underscores the work of its unarmed international observers along the contact line in Eastern Ukraine.
Putin Recognizes Donbass Independence as Violence Soars
Putin’s decision effectively ends Minsk process. Meanwhile, violence escalates in Donbass as Kiev offensive may have begun, reports Joe Lauria.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: ‘Primacy or World Order’
Stanley Hoffmann doesn’t mention “multipolarity” in his book—maybe the term wasn’t yet in use—but it is precisely the world he was telling Americans about back in 1978 and that is today coming to pass.
The Growing Scandal of the Missing Intelligence, Including on Alleged Russian ‘Kill Lists’
There’s been no intelligence revealed at State Dept. briefings, to the U.N., to European allies or Ukraine, but the U.S. wants everyone to believe they’re telling the truth about an imminent Russian invasion and its “kill lists,” writes Joe Lauria.
The Evidence for Invasion the US Could Produce
Rather than produce fake evidence to the U.N. Security Council, as Colin Powell had, Antony Blinken just produced nothing at all, though the U.S. has intelligence it can show, writes Scott Ritter.
FILM REVIEW: ‘War on the Dnieper’
The moral: nothing is as dangerous as a dim leader convinced of his cleverness by schemers selling nostrums that promise to etch his name in the history books forever, writes Michael Brenner.
Biden Says He’s Convinced Putin Has Decided to Invade
The U.S. president told reporters at the White House that Putin has made up his mind to attack and will be unable to “change the dynamic” in Europe, writes Joe Lauria.