On the purpose of NATO: “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down” — saying attributed to Lord Hastings Ismay, the secretary general of NATO 1952-1957.
Month: March 2023
Boris Yeltsin Privately Supported NATO Expansion
Declassified files show how Russia’s president, during the 1990s, repeatedly told Western counterparts he was “not against” expansion of the military alliance, Matt Kennard reports. He even devised an agreement to bring the Russian people onside.
WATCH: Scott Ritter Opposing Iraq Invasion, August 2002
Scott Ritter appeared on C-Span on Aug. 1, 2002, seven months before the Iraq invasion, to argue Iraq was no threat to the U.S. and that the Bush administration needed to prove it before taking the country to war.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Trump & the Stormy Deep State
We keep coming face-to-face with the wreckage of the Russiagate years, when the 45th president threatened the national security apparatus for, possibly, the first time since Kennedy fired Allen Dulles as C.I.A. director in 1961.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Iraq Invasion, AUKUS Blasted in Rousing Sydney Rally
A sitting senator, a former foreign minister, a retired diplomat and Colin Powell’s former chief of staff told an anti-war meeting in a Sydney town hall that Australians were being dragged without their consent into a U.S. war on China…
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Chris Hedges — The Lords of Chaos
The politicians and shills in the media who orchestrated 20 years of military debacles in the Middle East, and who seek a world dominated by U.S. power, must be held accountable for their crimes.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Sam Husseini — The Lies, and Lies About the Lies, About the Invasion
Among the lying liars who lied the U.S. into invading Iraq, Joe Biden stands out as a big reason why the lies swallowed the culture, becoming a damning indictment of a society that would elect him president.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Scott Ritter — Disarmament, the Fundamental Lie
Regime change, not disarmament, was always the driving factor behind U.S. policy towards Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Joe Lauria — One Resignation May Have Stopped the Disastrous Invasion
Despite Colin Powell’s presentation and the U.S. media’s embrace of it, every other nation on the Security Council, with the exception of Britain and Spain, was highly skeptical of the U.S. argument for war, including allies Germany and France.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Ray McGovern — The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates
The case to invade Iraq on March 19, 2003 was based on an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war, when there was nothing to preempt.