Anyone believing that U.S. money and military supplies helped Afghans bleed Soviet Union economically or that the collapse of the Soviet Union confirmed the success of capitalist economy over controlled economy should consider whose money and arms helped Afghans and Iraqis bleed the US and turn it into one of the most indebted nations in history
As with politics and social reality and actually just about everything else perception - about America's military spending, capabilities and relative strength - is often more important than knowing the underlying facts involved. The facts are indeed sobering: America has spent about 40% of the total, annual global expenditures on defense
Given that US President Obama has blessed the new Kiev government with legitimacy, America now seeks to stabilize the country with infusions of cash, arms and advisors. Former special operations soldiers-now defense contractors-are on the ground in Ukraine, and so are active duty special operators/advisors perhaps out of US Special Operations...
Washington has lost Crimea. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels. Russia, China, and Iran are in the way of Washington's hegemony and are targeted for attack. The attack on Russia is mounting
How does Washington get away with the claim that the country it rules is a democracy and has freedom? This absurd claim ranks as one of the most unsubstantiated claims in history. There is no democracy whatsoever. The US media consistently lies for the government. Not even Washington's stooges in Kiev believe that
The current US administration is not all together stupid, they can read public felling and sentiment. American people are tired of war and multitudes of wars. No other country in the world has been at war constantly since WWII, other than the US. When asked if Americans supported a US intervention in Ukraine - almost 60% opposed such a move
April 4th marks the 65th anniversary since the creation of the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) that was established to counter the "Soviet threat" after the Second World War. Today, the alliance consists of 28 countries, although only two or three states have combat-capable armies. Does the alliance have a future?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held an emergency meeting in Paris, during which they discussed the critical situation in Ukraine. Lavrov said after the four-hour meeting that Russia and the United States agreed to work with the Ukrainian government and the people to resolve the crisis in the country
Why did the U.S. have such a strong reaction to the historically conditioned annexation of Crimea to Russia? Among other things, this fact of global significance means the end of its quarter-century-long dictatorship in the international politics. The world is becoming freer. The U.S. is more noticeable because its actions are better publicized
Russia's BRICS partners expressed understanding of Russia's position in Crimea and rejected sanctions against Russia. If the position of the people of China and India was mentioned by Vladimir Putin in his speech on March 18, Brazil and South Africa were in the background for a while. What do Brazil and Pretoria say in Russia's support?
Having triggered the "start" button for the Balkanization and breakup of Ukraine - creating a new problem for Russia at its borders that Putin is facing resolutely - the attention of the fundamentalist right and the "establishment" military and "intelligence" of the United States are turning to Venezuela.
The Obama Administration has suspended the work of the Syrian diplomatic missions in the United States and withdrew its ambassador from Syria. Obama's inconsistency with the Syrian conflict never ceases to amaze. Recently, Washington negotiated with the government of Bashar Assad at the Chemical Weapons Convention, recognized it was legitimate at...
The U.S. State Department has not left the comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin about the situation in Ukraine without attention. US officials demonstrated their excellent knowledge of Russian literature. "The world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote," the response for the Russian president ran