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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, March 01, 2018

Poking the Russian bear - not a good plan



This video is based on the analysis of the Saker “Escalation in Syria – how far can the Russians be pushed?“.

Saker is one of my favorite analysts - I've learned much from him since finding his site in 2014.

I saw one post on Fazebook today that read:

Russia and the USA are not at war. The United States of ExxonMobil is in a fierce competition with the Russian oil industry over the control of resources and infrastructure in the Middle East. That's all that this is about. It's not about democracy. It is not in our national security interests to be in the ME. It is in the interest of weapons industry, the intelligence industry, and the oil industry to be there. It's that simple. If the US gets out of there, it will seriously depress the stock market. Russia will block the Sunni pipeline and the Shi'ite pipeline will go through. Russia, China, Iran and Venezuela will join forces to become the new economic superpower. The US and Europe will be economic backwaters. (Hey, but at least we won't be going broke paying for war all the time. We can start a domestic economy recovery.) That's what this is about. That's why a politician [Hillary Clinton yesterday in a tweet], who is pretending to be on the left, is goading Donald Trump to wage more war. If you can't see how crazy that is...

This whole Russia recycled red-baiting is getting old - increasingly dangerous and is essentially being led in Washington by the Democrats.  My, how things do change - and still remain the same.

Bruce

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