[ Ed. note – Despite a seemingly cordial meeting Wednesday between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, tensions between the two countries remain high. Reports have come out in recent weeks (see here for instance) that Russian military officials are now convinced the US is planning a nuclear first strike against Russia. The ramifications of this are discussed in three articles below. One of the writers, Paul Craig Roberts, takes it to the personal level: if you’ve reached the conclusion that someone, despite your best efforts at making peace with them, is plotting to kill you, what do you do?
[ Ed. note – perhaps one day some of the Palestinian children shown in this video will grow up and have the opportunity to use their newly-learned techniques on the Israeli soldiers occupying their land. One can always wish. By the way, Saturday, January 28, will mark the beginning of the Year of the Rooster. According to this source, “Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029…Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits. ]
It looks like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of America. The following is from the L.A. Times:
[Ed. note – The author of the following piece provides an excellent analysis of a joint statement issued June 25 by the presidents of Russia and China during their meeting in Beijing. The two countries have formed an alliance aimed at counteracting what appear to be efforts by US neocons to ignite World War III. And those efforts seem to be continuing as we speak. As evidence, see the video below, or simply consider the fact that Hillary Clinton has compared President Putin to Hitler and that certain neocons such as Robert Kagan are in effect pulling out all the stops to get her elected.
[ Ed. note – “All options are on the table.” It’s an annoyingly trite, overused expression, but of course contained within it is an explicit threat, so that’s why it has been so popular with US officials, who of course are fond of making threats despite the “Russian aggression” they love so to banter about.
Those presently running America have wrecked the country for their own ends, and in the process they have turned us into a nation widely feared and despised in the view of a large portion of the world’s population. The videos I’m posting here offer a sobering view of the extent to which this now seems to be the case.
Would it not be ironic if the Nobel Peace Prize president turned out to be the man responsible for starting World War III? The “alien anthropologists” spoken of by Roger Waters in his song “Amused to Death” would certainly scratch their heads over that one.