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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Tensions Heating Up Fast

As would be expected when the US-NATO increase their military operations along Russia's border, Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia must respond.  Imagine if Russia or China were deploying troops, tanks, and missiles in Canada or Mexico.  The already hyper-aggressive Washington political apparatus would go ballistic.

In my mind Moscow has been quite restrained under the current US-NATO push toward what appears to be preparations for war.  Russia is being provoked and surrounded and the same thing is happening to China.  Look at US moves in Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.  Look at US military upgrades in South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Australia.  It's a massive military build-up - and to what end if not war?

Sadly few, including the presidential candidates and vast numbers of their supporters, are paying little to no attention to this Pentagon rush to war.  You would think it would be an issue, as well as its massive costs, at the very time that lead pipes in Flint, closing schools, growing poverty, crumbling roads and bridges, climate change, and health care costs are slamming the people in the face.

The presidential horse race, distracting us from these vital war-peace issues, almost appears to be a key part of this deep state script.


Anonymous denk said...

*It is simply designed that way: concentrate on games, pop and junk, as well as elections, and forget about the big picture - what the Empire is doing to our World.*

2/12/16, 11:31 PM  

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