Mês: julho 2018


Psychoanalysing NATO   Patrick Armstrong Jul. 3, 2018   “NATO” can be a rather elusive concept: Libya was a NATO operation, even though Germany kept out of it. Somalia was not a NATO operation even though Germany was in it. Canada, a founding NATO member, was in Afghanistan but not in Iraq. Some interventions are NATO, others aren’t. But it doesn’t really mean much because NATO is only a box of spare parts out of which Washington assembles “coalitions of the willing”. So it’s easier for me to write “NATO” than “Washington plus/minus these or those minions”. We are told – incessantly – that Putin is “Winning the Information War“, “We have no counterattack to Russia’s information warfare“. Nonsense. The real information war is being conducted by the British Army’s “77th Brigade“, the soldiers of Fort Bragg, NATO’s Centre of Excellence in Tallinn. Or by the BBC, RFE/RL, Deutsch Welle, AFP et al; each of whose budgets is many multiples of RT’s. They manipulate; they dominate; they predate; Moscow is a minor newcomer. I am not a psychiatrist, psychologist or any other kind of psychist, but I cannot fail to notice the projection and gaslighting practised by Washington and its minions. They accuse Russia of doing things that they actually do – projection – and they manipulate our perception of reality – gaslighting. I will discuss gaslighting in the next essay. Wikipedia defines projection as Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which...

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Trump-Putin Summit

Who’s Afraid of the Trump/Putin Summit?   Ron Paul Jul. 2, 2018   President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Moscow last week organizing what promises to be an historic summit meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bolton, who has for years demanded that the US inflict “pain” on Russia and on Putin specifically, was tasked by Trump to change his tune. He was forced to shed some of his neoconservative skin and get involved in peacemaking. Trump surely deserves some credit for that! As could be expected given the current political climate in the US, the neoconservatives have joined up with the anti-Trump forces on the Left — and US client states overseas — to vigorously oppose any movement toward peace with Russia. The mainstream media is, as also to be expected, amplifying every objection to any step away from a confrontation with Russia. Bolton had hardly left Moscow when the media began its attacks. US allies are “nervous” over the planned summit, reported Reuters. They did not quote any US ally claiming to be nervous, but they did speculate that both the UK and Ukraine would not be happy were the US and Russia to improve relations. But why is that? The current Ukrainian government is only in power because the Obama Administration launched a coup against its democratically-elected president to put...

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Situação Internacional   Seg. 25– LITERATURA : Nicholas Kotar sobre Anna Dostoyevskaya (parte 1, parte 2 e parte 3). . . INVESTIDORES : Bill Bonner, os trade deals de Trump são “pretensões fúteis”. . .   Ter. 26– IMPÉRIO AMERICANO : Finian Cunningham, “O totalitarismo americano e a cultura do fake News”. Somente um quarto das pessoas sabem distinguir o que é fato do que é opinião. . . Bill Bonner e a degenerescência do Império. . . Paul Craig Roberts, “Até quando pode o BC americano conter o inevitável?”. . . ELEIÇÃO NA TURQUIA : Pepe Escobar, Erdogan ganha mais cinco anos de pleno poder como presidente e primeiro ministro, perde maioria no parlamento e, com isso, inclina-se mais para a Eurásia porque a maioria é pela Eurásia. . . COREIA : GASODUTO : Marko Marjanović, “A Coreia do sul paga demais por energia…” A Rússia está numa posição invejável (catbird seat) em relação às Coreias. Se a paz for alcançada na península, essa situação pode mudar com o fornecimento de energia pela Rússia, por gasoduto, a preço muito menor. Pode o Império impedir isso? . . . CÚPULA TRUMP-PUTIN : Tom Luongo pensa que o assunto deverá ser a Síria. . . BLOCKCHAIN : Jack Ma, “Blockchain não é bolha; bitcoin talvez seja”. . . OURO : Jim Rogers, “O preço do ouro em dezembro de 2018”. . . Qua. 27–...

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