In classic form, Kerry Issues Ultimatum: Russia Has Until Monday to Abandon Crimea — News from Antiwar.com: either we will have a very stupid WWIII or the US will look stupid after giving up. The morality of all this is obvious: the double standard under which the US operates has come full circle. Our utterly illegal invasion of Iraq after forcing Saddam to disarm was never prosecuted.
Kissinger, Cheney and Bush Jr. were not hauled into the international war crimes court which tries only losers who are beaten up by NATO. Now, the US wants to invoke laws that we don’t obey ourselves. Worse, the US and EU just recognized a province of the former Yugoslavia, Kosovo. While telling the people of Crimea, they don’t have the legal right to split with the coup government of Kiev.
The US is in convulsions right now due to wanting to control the planet, be #1 in everything while running out of money to do any of this. So, wild spending on war games, supporting distant diplomacy via selling off US interests to foreign entities, subsidizing half of the planet via free trade deals that kill US jobs, etc., in our country that wants to dominate the world, we see continuing decline even as debates about how to teach our children rage onwards: U.S. Students Slide In Global Ranking On Math, Reading, Science : The Two-Way : NPR
The top overall scores came from Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Macao and Japan, followed by Lichtenstein, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Estonia.
The math scores of students in Shanghai showed that they are “the equivalent of over two years of formal schooling ahead of those observed in Massachusetts, itself a strong-performing U.S. state,” according to the study.
The U.S. was slotted between the Slovak Republic and Lithuania in the overall results, two spots behind Russia. But the PISA assessment notes that there are few statistical differences between the scores of the U.S. and those countries.
The excuse that tiny countries do better ignores the fact that China, overall, with a billion people, did much better than the US in these tests. Right now there is a huge debate about ‘common core tests’ which would be considered silly in Asia where the children ace these tests. The fact is, our leaders are insincere about fixing America’s problems. They want world domination which is why they also allow gross violation of US borders that let in a flood of illegal aliens who make the school situation even worse.
The US moved NATO right into the lap of Russia in total violation of all sorts of earlier deals where the US promised to not do this: USS Truxtun is currently engaged with Romania and Bulgaria in the Black Sea right next door to Crimea. Since most NATO spending is by the US, this game has cost US taxpayers a fortune.
Ukraine: Kerry and Lavrov to meet in London for talks even as Kerry issues this ultimatum. Ultimatums are ‘throwing down the gauntlet’ and the US and Israel use this against the tortured, abused Palestinians all the time. Kiev’s protesters: Ukraine uprising was no neo-Nazi power-grab
Tarasenko denied his organisation was antisemitic. “I met with the Israeli ambassador. We had absolutely normal relations. We want to trade with Israel,” he said. What would happen if Russia went to war with Ukraine, an increasingly likely prospect? “We’re ready to fight for our land,” he replied. Nearby, on the hotel’s fifth floor, a couple of recruits were waiting to join up at a “mobilisation” point.
This is a very poor understanding of fascism. The writer, Harding, points out to one dead protestor in Kiev who was a violent insurrectionist, not a protestor, and claims that since the guy was Jewish and IDF, he can’t be a ‘fascist’. Here is an interesting video: I’d Dump the Israelis Tomorrow –Ex-CIA Michael Scheuer Tells Congress – YouTube while his Congressional AIPAC interrogators howl at him about how dare he separate Israel from its beast of burden, the US taxpayers. Doesn’t he know that our #1 job is to protect and fund Israel’s aggressions?
This is what really irritates me a lot. The presumption that fascism=anti-semitism is a tool used by Zionists to hide their true ideological leanings. They invented fascism! Israel is extremely fascist. Fascism is all about ethnic cleansing, religious intolerance and violent seizure of other’s assets in the name of ‘the People’. The right winger being interviewed claims he is fighting for ‘OUR land’ against fellow citizens who are Orthodox Russians.
All fascists are exclusionary. The article above doesn’t mention how the coup working with a rump Parliament, immediately forbade the use of the Russian language in Eastern Ukraine and now has put off the air any Russian media. Meanwhile, the Israel/Kiev coup connection grows clearer and clearer. An alliance of the Catholics with the Jews isn’t impossible, it is typical.
Obama Orders More Humane Immigration Law Enforcement shows what happens when citizens cease having any power in their own government. The US has millions and millions of illegal aliens here and they should be all deported. Now, we are supposed to not call them ‘illegal aliens’ as our rulers who imposed the destructive anti-citizen laws allowing dual citizenship now want to hand this over to people who came with no permission.
The liberal plan to flood the voting registers with mainly Catholic dual citizens will badly backfire because Catholics are, for the most part, led by very reactionary leaders who hate women’s rights. So they are a natural ally, eventually, with the Protestant born again Christians who also want women to have fewer rights.
The issue of ‘what is a country?’ is divided due to two polar opposites. A ‘citizen’ in the liberal side is someone who is born in a country and who has no divided loyalties. Something the US insisted on until AIPAC demanded the right to ‘dual citizenship’ which they won and now anyone can be anything here and this is causing a huge social internal collapse that is just beginning to be detected in the open.
The fascists believe in ethnic/religious identity. If the Catholics attack the Orthodox or the Sunnis attack Shi’ites, this is fascism, not liberalism. For the US or UK public to be told that a Jewish infiltration (of dual citizens, no less!) of the government put up in a coup is OK because Jews aren’t fascist even when operating openly in a military fashion with fascists…is pure propaganda.
Decline and fall of the Catholic Church: this site gives a lot of statistics of the collapse of the Catholic Church in Europe, despite the New Pope being Better than the Old Pope, the church is in collapse as are other religious institutions. In Israel, most are agnostic with the Hassid radical religious fanatics making it look like Judaism isn’t dying. But it is dying. Muslims are less, not more, religious. But this incites fanatics even more, not less. And it this collapse has nothing to do with ethnic warfare, on the contrary, it makes it worse, not better. Sort of like rabies, the dying animal runs around biting everyone.
Now off to the other coup the US engineered and supports with huge financial arrangements: Egypt ex-PM: presidential poll will be fixed: he was the temporary puppet of the military regime in Egypt and has made a daring interview, telling the truth. He told the public he supports Sisi’s seizure of power via a farce election but called this looming event ‘a farce’ now puts him in grave danger. The US, of course, will look the other way when Sisi imprisons Shafik just like he keeps al Jazeera reporters in prison.
Another candidate, intimidated by Sisi’s strong arm antics, has also withdrawn.
And another rabid animal, the US elites who want to control us by ripping up the Constitution: Edward Snowden is no hero: Bill Gates: the guy who secretly cooperated with the NSA to spy on all of us all the time, hates Snowden. That is funny. He thinks Snowden has compromised US spying by telling us how Gates is helping Uncle Sam to spy on us illegally. Wow. Further, this man who spied on all of us wants us to have a ‘general notion of a debate’ which he also claims, is ‘incoherent’ due to us being all emotional and misinformed.
So, we get better information for this looming ‘debate’ that hasn’t even begun yet, by having less information. Keeping us in the dark means…we can’t debate this issue since he and his fellow Bilderberg gang members (yes, he belongs to this) can run wild and know everything while we are supposed to know nothing. Then, they win the debate by announcing that we are wrong with the facts.
Only now, we have some of the details and are outraged. But not Bill! He wants this spying, it is useful to him. Microsoft helped the NSA bypass encryption, new Snowden leak reveals — RT USA which is, Russian TV. HAHAHA. Always, if you want to know what is really going on, one has to go to foreign media. Just as Russians need to know means reading US and EU media.