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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.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Pumping Up War with Russia

Here is part of the CBS TV 60 Minutes program that ran two weeks ago pumping up the potential for war with Russia.

First they demonize Russia and lie about what really happened in Ukraine and Crimea.

They bring on the show recently retired NATO Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove who is a war hungry joker.  During and after the US coup d'etat in Ukraine Breedlove was repeatedly found by German media to be making highly provocative statements toward Russia.

Yesterday I found two articles reporting that Russia was holding a nuclear evacuation drill involving 40 million people across their country.  Obviously Russia feels they must be prepared as they witness the US camping out along their borders from one end of their country to the other.

This video continues the typical western media speculation where they imagine Russia will do this or that while attempting to appear as though the US is nothing more than an innocent law abiding bystander.

You'd never know watching this TV 'news' report that it is the US which continues to invade, bomb, and destabilize the world.  When a country like Russia reacts with defensive measures to protect themselves they are then demonized in order to prepare the American people for the next steps - which usually means a US 'shock and awe' invasion.

We forget what the US recently has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Syria at our own peril.

I'm not in favor of any nuclear weapons in any country.  But let's be real here for a moment - what incentive does Russia or China have to reduce their nukes when the Pentagon's fist is pounding on their front and back doors?



Blogger Dan Ellis said...

I literally could not watch this video for more than 2 minutes. The false innuendo and outright lies by US "authorities" was appalling.

10/5/16, 5:12 AM  
Blogger Lisa Savage said...

As a child I was taught to hate and fear Russia because they were communist. Now children are taught to hate and fear Russia because of war crimes and "terror" when the real reason they're a U.S. rival is their key location in Eurasia. Now, especially, their Arctic coastline opening up due to global warming.

Sure, let's just run headlong toward WWIII. What could go wrong?

10/6/16, 4:59 AM  

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