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.
Craig Murray: Fascistic Judges
The jailing of three U.K. climate activists should provide another warning to anyone expecting judges to defend liberties. The current legal establishment will adapt itself to whatever legal framework is ordained by the rulers.
Why Putin Went to War — One Year Later
On Feb. 24, 2022 Vladimir Putin explained his country’s intentions in Ukraine in a televised speech. How has what he said then measured up to today? Joe Lauria reports.
SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History
In deciding to supply Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine, Olaf Scholtz breaks the self-imposed constraints on the military’s role in German foreign policy that had been in place since the end of WWII.
SCOTT RITTER: The Nightmare of NATO Arms to Ukraine
The West’s recent approval of more military assistance for Kiev risks nuclear nightmare, fails Ukrainian expectations and rebukes the World War II history enshrined in a prominent Soviet war memorial in Berlin.
Ukraine Parliament Cheers Nazi Collaborator
Even neighboring Poland, a staunch ally of Kiev in the ongoing war with Russia, has criticized the Verkhovna Rada’s Jan. 1 celebration of the birthday of Stepan Bandera.
For a Different Angle on Ukraine
Starting with Robert Parry’s groundbreaking reporting on the 2014 Maidan coup, through the Russian intervention this year, Consortium News has been a leading source of analysis on Ukraine that defies the ‘psyopcracy.’
On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine
A short history of neo-Nazism in Ukraine in response to NewsGuard’s charge that Consortium News published false content about its extent.
SCOTT RITTER: The Onus Is on Biden & Putin
We are, literally, on the eve of destruction. Now is the time for the kind of political maturity leaders rarely demonstrate.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: The Specter of Germany Is Rising
To meet the imaginary Russian threat to Western Europe, Germany will lead an expanded, militarized EU.