Month: February 2022

War Propaganda About Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless

First casualty of war is truth ? Amazing how Covid is retreating from front pages. Onto a new war to bolster Biden ratings. This is a provocative essay.  Walter Karp and Smedley Butler would approve.  While I have zero reason to like Putin or practically any world leader for that matter, the media tone of …

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Pentagon Calls Russia’s Heightened Nuclear Force Posture ‘Escalatory’ & ‘Unnecessary’

Update (1517ET): The State Department is now warning all US nationals inside Russia to consider leaving the country immediately as more and more European airspace around Russia is being closed by the orders of Western allied governments as part of severe sanctions measures aimed at isolating Russia and its economy. “US citizens should consider departing Russia …

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Keep US Out of War

Events in Ukraine are happening very fast, and if I tried to predict what will happen there, my prediction would soon be overtaken by events. But one thing is certain. We need to understand the background of the crisis, and we also need to remember the basic principles that should guide American policy. To understand …

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Geopolitics and Degrowth

The Geopolitics of Degrowth holds that real power flows not from waste, centralization and coercion but from decentralization, relocalization and the free flow of value. Conventional geopolitics is all about more: more military power, more sanctions, more coercion, more influence. The Geopolitics of Degrowth is all about the the power of less: wasting less, consuming less, needing less from other nations, …

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From the Black Sea to the East Med, Don’t Poke the Russian Bear

This is what happens when a bunch of ragged hyenas, jackals and tiny rodents poke The Bear: a new geopolitical order is born at breathtaking speed. From a dramatic meeting of the Russian Security Council to a UN history lesson delivered by Russian President Vladimir Putin and the subsequent birth of the Baby Twins – the People’s …

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