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

NATO Summit Protest

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
January 27, 2022

The world is realizing the price for American hegemony and vanity is criminally insane as the Ukraine debacle demonstrates amply.

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

No War

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by Rivera Sun
Writer, Dandelion Salad
January 26, 2022

The last thing any of us need is a war with Russia over the Ukraine. You don’t need to know much about foreign policy to know that. Let the pundits and talking heads argue about the nuances of NATO and war maneuvers at the border of Russia. For most Americans, there are at least four sensible reasons (beyond the basic horror that is war) to oppose escalating this conflict with Russia.

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

No War

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy
January 25, 2022

Have yall learned absolutely nothing?

The U.S. government’s internal memos said that the only way to get Iraq to use its weapons if it even had any would be to attack it. The U.S. government’s public statements were that Iraq certainly had weapons and therefore must be attacked. The U.S. government itself had every single one of the weapons in question, and knew Iraq used to have some of them because the U.S. had provided them.

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What If U.S., NATO Talks Are Cover for More Aggression Towards Russia? by Finian Cunningham

No New Wars No to NATO - August 30, 2014

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Dec. 27, 2021
December 28, 2021

If there are no prompt responses to Russia’s legitimate security concerns, then the next phase entails a more robust military-technical realm.

It is quite clear that the clock is ticking on how the United States and its NATO allies respond to Russia’s urgent security proposals.

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Chris Hedges: The Spoils of War – Power, Profit and the American War Machine

War is Money (Encourage people to consider how our socio-economic-cultural system incentivizes and rewards aggressions and other harmful behaviors/activities.)

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Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges

RT America on Dec 16, 2021

Chris Hedges discusses with Andrew Cockburn his new book, The Spoils of War – Power, Profit and the American War Machine.

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No U.S. Boots – But Plenty of Arms – on the Ground in Ukraine, by Finian Cunningham

Protests January 25, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation, Dec. 11, 2021
December 13, 2021

By sending massive shipments of offensive weapons to a rabidly Russophobic regime Washington is demonstrating its witting culpability.

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Neoliberal Misery and Its Destabilizing Consequences, Part II, by Rainer Shea

Washington DC Lockdown 27 - National Guard Troops and Capitol

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 23, 2021
December 12, 2021

This article is Part Two in a series on American collapse and the potential for a U.S. civil war. Read part one for a detailed explanation of the ideas I’ll mention here about the U.S. empire’s internal cognitive warfare.

The imperialists are the architects of their own demise. Through reacting to the decline of U.S. hegemony by domestically applying Washington’s tactics abroad—highly militarized policing, exploitative policies, covert CIA propaganda, clampdowns on journalism, paramilitarism—the imperialists are ultimately accelerating this unraveling. This is because when these and other imperialist tactics are used abroad, they have the effect of making the places they target more unstable.

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U.S. Doesn’t Fear “Foreign Meddling,” It Fears Internal Revolt, Part I, by Rainer Shea

_____ Revolt

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Nov. 20, 2021
December 2, 2021

This article is Part One in a series I’m doing on American collapse, and on how this has the potential to lead to a civil war within U.S. borders.

The “imperial boomerang” effect—where the types of violence an empire commits abroad inevitably become directed at that empire’s own people—is caused by the fact that actions have consequences. When a country subjugates other peoples, this has repercussions for those within that country. A society built on exploitation and violence can’t last. Whether that society wants to face it or not, its greed comes at a cost.

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What Can Russia Do About NATO Hostility? by Finian Cunningham

No New Wars No to NATO - August 30, 2014

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Sputnik, Nov. 13, 2021
November 15, 2021

The United States and its NATO allies are ratcheting up hostility towards Russia with unscheduled military drills in the Black Sea. Absurd accusations about Russia planning to invade Ukraine are also part of the provocations winding up dangerous tensions.

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Michael Hudson: The Neoliberal Exploitation Under a Super-Imperialism Lens

Smash US Empire

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
November 8, 2021

An interview on The Zero Hour to discuss the newly-released third edition of the 1971 book, Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire.

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Biden Hasn’t Got a Prayer, by Finian Cunningham

Joe Biden - Caricature

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by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Ireland
Crossposted from Sputnik, Oct. 28, 2021
October 31, 2021

US President Joe Biden is escaping to Europe this weekend leaving behind a domestic scene of political disorder and despair.

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Michael Hudson: Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire

IMF and World Bank Economic Terrorists

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
October 24, 2021

The Grayzone on Oct 19, 2021

Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia.

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David Swanson: We Oppose All Sides of All Wars

No allegiance to war, torture and lies

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, Oct. 8, 2021
October 12, 2021

Yuri muckraker on Oct 8, 2021

On this special episode ONE HUNDRETH/100TH EPISODE OF 1+1 I was rejoined by the brilliant Peace activist, anti-imperialist thinker, journalist, radio show host, NGO critic and wonderful human being David Swanson of World Beyond War, Talk Nation Radio, and Roots Action on to discuss and have him do some much needed mythbusting on “good wars.”

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Coups, Censorship and Propaganda: The U.S. New Cold War Playbook, by Rainer Shea

On the walls of the former American embassy

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by Rainer Shea
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Rainer Shea: Anti-Imperialist Journalist, Sept. 14, 2021
September 16, 2021

“Uncountable are the editorials in every American and European newspaper and magazine of note adding to this vocabulary of gigantism and apocalypse, each use of which is plainly designed not to edify but to inflame the reader’s indignant passion as a member of the “West,” and what we need to do. Churchillian rhetoric is used inappropriately by self-appointed combatants in the West’s, and especially America’s, war against its haters, despoilers, destroyers, with scant attention to complex histories that defy such reductiveness and have seeped from one territory into another, in the process overriding the boundaries that are supposed to separate us all into divided armed camps.” — Edward Said, 2001

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David Swanson: It’s Absolute Hypocrisy

Message to and from Obama

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with David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Let’s Try Democracy, July 26, 2021
July 27, 2021

“There’s no growing threat or shrinking threat or threat of any sort from anywhere on earth to the US military.” — David Swanson

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