Chris Hedges: There is a Stoking of this Fear and Demonization of Russia by the Biden Administration

22-02-05 13 No War with Russia

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Dandelion Salad

Note: replaced video Feb. 26, 2022

with Chris Hedges

The Big Picture RT on Feb 18, 2022

While mainstream news outlets insist the situation in Ukraine is about to boil over, are war-hungry pundits to blame for stirring the pot? And just what is to be gained from escalating tensions in the region?

“On Contact” host Chris Hedges reflects on his time as a war correspondent, reinforcing the industry standard of “If it bleeds, it leads.”

[Hedges’ segment is from 2:07 to 12:03 minutes]

Watch on Portable TV. Title is “Cable News Warhawks Fanning Flames In Ukraine”

From the archives:

War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda, by John Pilger + John Pilger: An Enemy is Essential for US and Its Vassals

American Overlord Demands Europe Sign Suicide Note, by Finian Cunningham

America’s Real Adversaries are its European and other Allies, by Michael Hudson

The Warmongers Miscalculated, by David Swanson

Melinda Butterfield: No War! U.S./NATO hands off Russia and Donbass

Cracks Open Up In America’s Fragile Leadership Over Ukraine Crisis, by Finian Cunningham

4 Big Reasons Not To Go To War In Ukraine, by Rivera Sun

To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden, by David Swanson

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  7. The initial basis of the Western Alliance was the Atlantic Charter initially roughly drafted on a scrap of paper just over eighty years ago by Churchill and Roosevelt in Newfoundland; principles of coexistence that were formally codified as an eightfold declaration, endorsed the following year by 26 nations and from which the ‘United Nations’ was forged after the war.

    “The President of the United States of America and the Prime Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom, being met together, deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national policies of their respective countries on which they base their hopes for a better future for the world.

    First, their countries seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other;
    Second, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned;

    Third, they respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self government restored to those who have been forcibly deprived of them;

    Fourth, they will endeavor, with due respect for their existing obligations, to further the enjoyment by all States, great or small, victor or vanquished, of access, on equal terms, to the trade and to the raw materials of the world which are needed for their economic prosperity;

    Fifth, they desire to bring about the fullest collaboration between all nations in the economic field with the object of securing, for all, improved labor standards, economic advancement and social security;

    Sixth, after the final destruction of the Nazi tyranny, they hope to see established a peace which will afford to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries, and which will afford assurance that all the men in all lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want;

    Seventh, such a peace should enable all men to traverse the high seas and oceans without hindrance;

    Eighth, they believe that all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons must come to the abandonment of the use of force. Since no future peace can be maintained if land, sea or air armaments continue to be employed by nations which threaten, or may threaten, aggression outside of their frontiers, they believe, pending the establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential. They will likewise aid and encourage all other practicable measure which will lighten for peace-loving peoples the crushing burden of armaments.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Winston S. Churchill”

    We would do well to revisit these principles and see to it that they are robustly endorsed and applied intelligently, in an apocalyptic world dominated by excessive greed, filth and pollution, juvenile egotism, ecosystemic ignorance and biospheric alienation.

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