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Wishful thinking (Saker rant)

Caveat one: Wishful thinking is considered bad, pollyannish, naïve, deluded, etc. Fine. I will plead “guilty” to all of these and boldly proceeded to express some terminal wishful thinking. I will do that because I do believe that it is sometimes important to set aside such otherwise precious things as realism and the so-called “real world” and to unabashedly proclaim that the world we live in is not the world

I am NOT Charlie

Okay, let’s be clear.  I am not Muslim.  I oppose terrorism.  I don’t even support the death penalty.  I loathe Takfirism.  I oppose violence as a means to make a political or ethical point.  I fully support freedom of speech, including critical speech and humor. But this morning I am most definitely NOT Charlie. In fact, I am disgusted and nauseated by the sick display of collective hypocrisy about the

The illegal arrest of Giulietto Chiesa – yet another example of European hypocrisy

by LeonardoOn December 15, 2014 the Italian reporter Giulietto Chiesa, who had been invited to take part in a conference in Tallinn on Russian-European relations, was detained by the Estonian authorities for a few hours after being declared “persona non grata“. Facts appear to point to a deliberate move on the part of the Estonian authorities meant to prevent the journalist from attending the conference, thus censoring the speech he

War crimes and atrocities in Syria – a common sense approach

According to the BBC, the UN bureaucrats are now trying to implicate Syrian President Assad in war crimes. According to UN Commissioner Navi Pillay “the scale of viciousness of the abuses being perpetrated by elements on both sides almost defies belief” and evidence indicated responsibility “at the highest level of government, including the head of state“.  Notice the nuance?  Both sides have perpetrated atrocities, but the evidence only “points to

Mind blowing hypocrisy – this time by John Kerry

I just read this: US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the militant Lebanese Shia Islamist group Hezbollah and Iran are helping perpetuate President Bashar al-Assad’s “campaign of terror” in Syria. Mr Kerry said thousands of Hezbollah fighters were contributing significantly to the violence. He added that Iran was actively supporting Hezbollah’s involvement. Oh jeez, Mr. Kerry is deploring that foreign elements are involved in the war on Syria. 

Pope thanks CIA war criminal for “protecting the world”

by Jay Janson for “Information Clearing House“ Panetta said the Pope said to him, “Thank you for helping to protect the world.” said he replied, “Pray for me.” Fellow Catholics, can only hope that the Pope said something else that Panetta was reluctant to mention to US foreign policy promoting reporters. One paragraph re Panetta’s crimes, Reagan’s Assist. Sec of Treasury quoted, and the usual plea for a responsible public

Hypocrisy and blasphemy

Hypocrisy: So the French are intervening militarily in Mali.  The rationale behind this intervention is threefold:a) It was requested by the President of Malib) It is to prevent ‘al-Qaeda’ from running over the countryc) It is to protect French citizens in MaliNeedless to say, the Anglosphere fully approves.I can’t help but wonder about another possibility:Assad would request the military assistance of Russia to prevent “al-Qaeda” from running over Syria and

The stupid charade is finally over

The stupid charade is finally over – the Hague tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has cleared the last two Croat generals not in the face of new evidence, but on a technicality: Last year the two men were convicted of murder, persecution and plunder.  Judges at the time ruled that they were part of a criminal conspiracy led by late Croatian President Franjo Tudjman to “permanently and forcibly remove” the

Isareli regime shows its true nature (again)

The Israeli regime has clearly shown its real nature again by awarding its “Presidential Medal” to one of the most evil politicians of our times, the notorious war criminal Henry Kissinger. But then, there is a certain logic to this: a criminal regime whose leaders are all criminals, running a criminal political entity grant a fellow criminal the highest recognition.  Makes sense, doesn’t it? By the way, this Presidential Medal

Saudi woman to be lashed for defying driving ban

The BBC reports that a court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman to 10 lashes for breaking the country’s ban on female drivers. Well, I have always said that Saudi Arabia is the worst hell hole on the planet and that Saudi Wahabism is quasi-demonic religious sect every bit as bad the Ziocon propaganda depicts it to be.  But the brazen arrogance of actually officially enforcing such laws still

SAS teams allegedly on the hunt for Gaddafi

According to the Sydney Morning Herald (dunno how reliable this paper is), UK SAS teams are leading a hunt to capture Gaddafi and a 1.6 million dollar bounty has been put on his head.  According to NPR (aka “Neocon Public Radio” – reliability: zero), an “international effort” (nice euphemism for “intervention”) is underway to capture Gaddafi, and the bounty is at 2 million dollars. I can only suppose that they

Check out the front page of Haaretz today

NICOSIA, Cyprus – Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, the chief adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, emphasized Wednesday in a conversation with Haaretz that Turkey intends to normalize its relations with Israel across the board. “From the return of the ambassador, the renewal of joint military maneuvers, military and civilian cooperation, ministerial visits, and to all other areas, relations will return to how they were before the flotilla incident” of

Three top contenders for the Guinness Book of World Records in the “biggest hypocrites” category

What is happening in Libya makes me sick to my guts and gives a strong desire to scream insults at somebody.  And yet, when I saw these headlines today I really had to laugh.  Here are the headlines, verbatim (typo included): Arab League criticises Western strikes on Libya Russia criticizes Western military intervention in Libya China Criticizes the Allied Attacks against Libya When I read this I just had to

Libyan fatcats turn their coats in the USA

It is kind of disgusting to see how Libyan apparachiks from the Libyan diplomatic corps in the USA going on al-Jazeera and calling for a UN imposed no-fly zone over their country because of the alleged ‘genocide’ taking place there. I have exactly zero love for that crazy buffoon Gadaffi, but his diplomats are even more spineless and hypocritical than him. Still, the worst liars and hypocrites are – who

Kosovo Case in the International Court of Justice: Time to Shed Illusions

by Pyotr Iskenderov for the Strategic Culture Foundation On July 22, the UN International Court of Justice in the Hague will issue its opinion on the status of Kosovo, the breakaway province which unilaterally declared independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. For the first time in its history, the Court is to judge on the legality of the proclamation of independence by a territory of a UN-member country without

West moves in support of Israeli nukes

Press TV reports: The West seeks to protect Israel from nuclear inspections after a major initiative to place Tel Aviv’s nuclear activities on the IAEA agenda. Western nations are reportedly trying to foil the bid in a politically charged vote called no-action motion. A no-action motion may be tabled if a member state believes the subject-matter of a proposed resolution falls outside the competence of a UN body. If successful,

Washington’s Hypocrisy

By Dmitry Rogozin for the International Herald Tribune The U.S. administration is trying to stick the label of “bad guy” on Russia for exceeding the peacekeeping mandate and using “disproportionate force” in the peace-enforcement operation in Georgia. Maybe our American friends have gone blind and deaf at the same time. Mikheil Saakashvili, the president of Georgia, is known as a tough nationalist who didn’t hide his intentions of forcing Ossetians