Moscow (AFP) - Russia could reduce to zero its economic dependency on the United States if Washington agreed sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, a Kremlin aide said on Tuesday, warning that the American financial system faced a “crash” if this happened.
A senior intelligence officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China has been wargaming a conflict in the East China Sea that might center around the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu island chain.
This is NOT good. Once Japan is attacked then the US has to get involved as an ally. They actually have a pact together.
like i said, they are “rebels” as long as its US money and weapons they are holding….. but if we need a ghost to chase they all the sudden become terrorists.
"Flying Tigers" aka P40 Warhawk is an all American warplane fought during the World War 2 by Allied forces including US, UK, Soviet Russia, Australia & Taiwan and more.
Its signature Shark head paint on the plane made it iconic figure of the ww2.
It was taken at the Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA.
President Obama returned this kid’s look. The second picture is what happened next.
Taken while the Obamas greeted active duty troops and their families in Hawaii on Christmas day. Via the Whitehouse Flickr
Not pictured: the child being indefinitely detained for daring lay his grimy paws on the God Emperor.
Bro are you seriously going to mar the adorableness of Barack Obama interacting with a toddler? That’s pretty lowbrow.
>Barack Obama interacting with a toddler
You mean like pic related?
"Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed."
— Friedrich Nietzsche
Pictured above is Ronald Reagan meeting with members of the Afghan Mujahideen, even comparing them to who he deemed to be the epitome of heroism, the Founding Fathers and dedicating a space shuttle to them, the latter is Osama Bin Laden plastered on a UK newspaper and labelled a hero.
Only a short twenty something years ago were these individuals regarded by Western political leaders as the beacon of the East and heroic companions in the fight against Soviet-led hegemony. These men were personally trained and bankrolled by CIA personnel for over a decade. Now, in 2014, we see Western superpowers embroiled in a multi-trillion dollar war in East/North Africa, parts of the Middle East and Central/Southern Asia, which has led to hundreds of thousands of innocent deaths, economic decline of various nations and long-term destabilization. Nothing changed about the mujahideen, who later devolved into the Taliban, nor has Al-Qaeda altered in any dramatic capacity. They still retain their core tenets. The only thing different is they no longer serve as accessories to US imperialism in the same capacity.
Too many Americans, too many Westerners and sadly even too many Muslims themselves catch a curious case of historical amnesia relating to this topic.
Its time to stop using Islam as the focal point of discussions relating to post-Cold War deployment of militant insurgency. I’m tired of the dishonesty that’s plagued so many discussions, both to blame and defend Muslims. Its been over 12 years since 9/11 and most still aren’t willing to be honest about the mechanisms that led to the event. When I see conversations about how only a small fraction of Muslims account for the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, all I see is a compromise; people yet again positioning Islam as the epicenter of the discourse, which completely misses the point and even teeters on a dangerous line of scapegoating.
As people who come from these regions deemed terrorist, we need to be wholeheartedly rejecting this line of logic. Instead of stating that only a handful of Muslims are actually terrorists, we need to eliminate Islam from the equation altogether. Because its easy for liberals to relegate and degrade complicated imperial warfare initiated by their government to basic adages about how there are bad apples in each group, but its not easy to state that “terrorism” as its largely defined amongst contemporary neoliberals, is about politics, about the interests of empire, about what there is to gain from keeping geopolitically strategic regions destabilized, about the US capitalizing on internal conflict in Central Asia and members of the mujihadeen, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the mobility and expansion into various regions that they do now. Its about global superpowers exploiting political factions when it can benefit them and employment of degrading propaganda to invade the same regions when it doesn’t. Its about Western hypocrisy. That should be the rebuttal when Islam is put under scrutiny.
This is a creation of the West, nothing more. Don’t forget that and don’t allow others to either.
Also Al Queda was a fictional terrorist group created by CIA.
Remember they allegedly had intricate “underground tunnels with 5+ floors?” which were nowhere to be found [invasion right after the 9/11] in the decades-long-war-torn country Afghanistan?
Until people bought into this bullshit & start forming this terrorist group.
It’s a bullshit fiction turned into a non-fiction reality.
"As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free." - Charlie Chaplin
Everyone should have listened to this at least once by now
Also watch the movie scene on YouTube under the greatest speech ever made. 1 of the most awe inspiring things I’ve ever witnessed in my life for my life long wish which is…
The peaceful coexisting of the humanity in harmony & love.
Also fun facts: It’s the 1st ever Charlie Chaplan movie with his voice featured.
This film came out before WW2 broke out as it heavily mocks Mussolini & Hitler as power hungry dictators.
NOW LET’S NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE! DON’T LET THE HISTORY REPEAT ITSELF.
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I would rather have my taxes go to every single ‘welfare queen’ in the united states twice over than to drone programs and corporate subsidies.
Well fuck aint you? Aren’t u fucking sick of US invading other countries and your friends joining army in the name of to protect liberty and freedom?
I mean what good is out freedom and liberty when people are getting bombed by the drones? is this what u want?
*what is the war good for, absolutely nothing plays in the air.*