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.
Tag: Henry Kissinger
A Sane Voice Amidst the Madness
Former Australian PM Paul Keating has eviscerated Australia’s deal to buy nuclear submarines from the U.K. and U.S., saying there is no Chinese threat to defend against, despite the war hysteria stirring in Australia, writes Joe Lauria.
WATCH: The Vietnam Peace Movement & Ukraine Today
Historian Carolyn Woods Eisenberg speaks on “Ending the ‘American War’ in Vietnam: Impact of the U.S. Antiwar Movement and Lessons for the Present.”
JOHN KIRIAKOU: The Arms-Swapper
Antony Blinken has been foraging around for Russian weapons for Ukraine. He even asked Cyprus.
War Is No Answer to Insecurity
Old habits continue to dominate in Washington, which has long sought nuclear primacy to negate the theory of détente, writes Vijay Prashad.
When Gorbachev’s Luck Ran Out
There is an almost Shakespearean tragic quality about the late Soviet leader’s 1985-90 time in power, writes Tony Kevin. But Russian historians of the future may have reason to treat him kindly.
Caitlin Johnstone: Making Kissinger Look Sane
This blood-soaked empire manager is not warning about Washington’s pursuit of planetary hegemony because he has gotten saner. It’s because the war machine has gotten crazier.
Craig Murray: US Prolongs Ukraine War
With no hope of a ceasefire soon, Turkey has turned to the more limited goal of ensuring that grain supplies can be shipped out from the Black Sea through the Bosphorus.
LISTEN: American Dissent on Ukraine Dying in Darkness
Robert Scheer, former Los Angeles Times columnist and editor of ScheerPost, interviews Prof. Michael Brenner on Scheer’s podcast Scheer Intelligence. (With full transcript).
Chris Hedges: The Lie of American Innocence
U.S. hypocrisy on war crimes makes a rules-based world, one that abides by international law, impossible.