Tag Archives: US foreign politics

President Trump Beats War Drums for Iran

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of nation-building overseas. Once in office he pursued policies exactly the opposite of what he campaigned on. Unfortunately Iran is one of the few areas where the president has been very consistent. And consistently wrong.

South Korea | Punishing a Nation: How the Trump Administration is waging a merciless economic war on North Korea

By Gregory Elich

Diplomacy never had a chance. It was not long after President Trump took office that he signed a directive establishing a North Korea policy based on overtly hostile measures. The Treasury Department was told to implement a series of sanctions against North Korea and those who traded with it. U.S. diplomats were instructed to exhort foreign officials in nearly every meeting to break off contacts with North Korea. That program has been accelerating in recent weeks, with far reaching consequences.

USA | The Story of Charlottesville Was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA or can it also be the assurance by Lindsay Graham that an attack against North Korea would result in thousands of lives lost…. but those lives will be “over there”? What about the recent unanimous resolution by both houses of Congress in support of Israel and criticism of the United Nations for its alleged anti-Israeli bias? Would that qualify as racist and right-wing, since it appears that the ongoing suffering of the Palestinians is of no concern? And what about the vote by the U.S. House of Representatives to go even beyond the obscene proposal of the Trump administration to increase the military budget by $54 billion dollars and instead add a whopping $74 billion to the Pentagon budget?

USA | Senator McCain made friends with Nazis

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona once met with a well-known right-wing nationalist party in Ukraine during mass protests of 2013-2014, Robert Donachie, The Daily Caller reporter, wrote recently.

His visit to Kiev “was reportedly to show U.S. support for the protesters, but his trip to Ukraine was notable for another reason. McCain was repeatedly photographed standing next to and meeting with Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of the right-wing nationalist Svoboda Party, Business Insider reported.

Julian Assange demande pourquoi les États-Unis n’ont rien dit lorsque Obama a soutenu les néo-nazis ukrainiens

Bonne Question et elle ne devrait pas se limiter à la seule Ukraine? C’est toute la politique des Etats-Unis et de leurs alliés, toute la manière dont notre presse en rend compte.

Le fondateur de Wikileaks, Julian Assange, a envoyé une série de Tweets très pertinents au sujet de la récente manifestation de droite contre les protestations de gauche à Charlottesville qui ont entraîné une mort et des blessures multiples. Il demande pourquoi il y aurait deux poids et deux mesures face à l’extrême-droite quand elle défile à Charlotteville ou en Ukraine et que les Etats-Unis la soutienne. la même très pertinente question pourrait être posée à nos belles âmes de la presse française, des politiciens et de tous ceux qui continuent à feindre de ne rien voir pour soutenir les menées de l’OTAN. Ou pire encore qui ont choisi de présenter les mêmes au Venezuela comme l’image d’un peuple se révoltant contre un tyran…