Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
REJECTION TO THE ERRATIC STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE HOMELAND OF BOLÍVAR -BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR FOREIGN RELATIONS STATEMENThggggvgg
REJECTION TO THE ERRATIC STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE HOMELAND OF BOLÍVAR -BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR FOREIGN RELATIONS
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the unbelievable statement published today by the White House on 07/17/2017.
It is a document of a sort that has never been seen before, which, due to its poor level and awful quality, makes it difficult to intellectually understand the intentions of the assailant country.
Without a doubt, the government of the United States is used to humiliating other nations in its international relations and believes that it will receive as a response the subordination to which they are accustomed.
The trench that the government of the United States is digging in its relations with Venezuela makes it difficult to rationally predict its actions for the entire international community.
The government of the United States, unashamedly, shows its absolute bias towards the violent and extremist sectors of Venezuelan politics, which favor the use of terrorism to overthrow a popular and democratic government.
The moral ruin of the Venezuelan opposition has dragged President Trump to commit an open aggression against a Latin American country.
We know not who could have written, let alone authorized, a statement with such a conceptual and moral poverty.
The thin democratic veil of the Venezuelan opposition has fallen, and it reveals the brutal interventionist force of the U.S. government, which has been behind the violence suffered by the Venezuelan people in the last four months.
It is not the first time that we denounce and confront threats as ludicrous as those contained in this unbelievable document.
We call on the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as on the free peoples of the world, to understand the magnitude of the brutal threat contained in this imperial statement and to defend the sovereignty, self-determination, and independence, fundamental principles of international law.
The original constituent power is contemplated in our Constitution and it only concerns the Venezuelan people. The National Constituent Assembly will be elected by the direct, universal, and secret ballot of all Venezuelans, under the authority of the National Electoral Council, as contemplated in our legal framework. It is an act of political sovereignty of the Republic, nothing and no one can stop it. The Constituent Assembly will go on!
Today, Venezuelan people are free and will respond united against the insolent threat posed by a xenophobic and racist empire. The anti-imperialist thought of the Liberator is more valid than ever.
“The United States seems destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty” Simón Bolivar
Posted by nickglais on 7/19/2017 07:04:00 AM
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A sad song about United States atrocities during the Korean War that resonates to this day
Posted by nickglais on 7/18/2017 02:56:00 AM
Monday, July 17, 2017
S. Korean Authorities Should Opt for Repairing Relations with North
The chief executive of south Korea made public his "conception of peace on the Korean peninsula" during his recent junket to Germany.
His "peace conception" seemed fortunate as he pledged to respect and implement the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, unlike his predecessors' stance.
However, its overall contents are run through with an ill intention to escalate confrontation with the compatriots in the north and stifle them with the backing of outsiders.
They are all characterized by nonsensical sophism putting a brake on the efforts for achieving peace on the Korean peninsula and repairing the north-south relations.
As the present chief executive of south Korea uttered, proper beginning is important for everything.
In order to fundamentally improve, as desired by the fellow countrymen, the north-south relations complicated and twisted by festering distrust and antagonism, hostility and confrontation under the pro-U.S. conservative regime, and achieve peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula, it is important to make a good start.
It is necessary to do something badly needed and settle the fundamental issue above all at the starting point.
The intention of all Koreans and aspiration of candlelight demonstrators can never come true if the south Korean regime persists in reading the face of the U.S. displeasing the reconciliation and unity of the Korean nation and the pro-U.S. conservative forces desperately checking the improved north-south relations.
The south Korean authorities should not persistently depend on outsiders, going against the aspiration of all Koreans and the trend of the times, but opt for improving the north-south relations and achieving independent reunification by pooling efforts with the compatriots in the north.
Posted by nickglais on 7/17/2017 11:54:00 AM
Revolutionary Praxis organised a Forum : After the General Election Where Do we go from here ? at which the Corbynistas were invited to state their views Harry Powell and Nickglais challenged the idea of a Parliamentary Road to Socialism on the basis of the theory and practice of the Labour Party for the last 100 years.
Posted by nickglais on 7/17/2017 06:14:00 AM
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Democracy and Class Struggle says it will take the same determination in Korea to defeat US Imperialism as it took the Soviet Union to defeat Hitlerite Nazism and the Sacred War song unites their struggles.
Posted by nickglais on 7/13/2017 07:59:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says this film should be a wake up call about the shameless direction of NATO and its revision of history. We agree with Dmitry Rogozin that NATO's insolence has reached its limit with this film.
Several Russian officials and politicians, including the foreign ministry spokesperson, criticized a documentary about the ‘Forest Brothers’ – pro-Nazi guerillas from the Baltic nations – recently released by NATO.
“I remember that 6 months ago the international community, including the leading mass media, was discussing whether Holocaust-themed dance shows should be allowed. I have a strong hope that these same people who claim that they care a lot about the tragic pages of history will also give their appraisal to this appalling stunt by NATO. I also hope that no one needs a reminder concerning mass executions performed by those who later started calling themselves Forest Brothers,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.
The reaction came to the eight-minute reenactment film ‘Forest Brothers – Fight for the Baltics’ which was released by NATO. The film glorifies guerillas who fought against the Soviet regime in the Baltic countries, and depicts an ambush in which some Forest Brothers attacked and killed Soviet soldiers.
Zakharova called upon historians, reporters, and political scientists not to remain indifferent to this new attempt of distorting history. “Don’t remain indifferent, this is a perversion of history that NATO knowingly spreads in order to undermine the outcome of the Nuremberg Tribunal and it must be cut short!” she wrote. She also reminded her readers that many of the Forest Brothers were former Nazi collaborators and members of the Baltic Waffen SS, and that members of these guerilla groups killed thousands of civilians in their raids.
Russian deputy PM and former envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin was even harsher in his reaction to the film: “This reel with Forest Brothers killing our soldiers confirms the fact that when we face NATO we face the heirs to those of Hitler’s collaborators who survived the war,” he tweeted. The official noted that some time ago, when he worked as a plenipotentiary with NATO, such things would not have been allowed, but now “their insolence has reached the limit.”
Speaking to RT, Lower House MP Iosif Kobzon (United Russia) called the NATO film “vandalism and Russophobia,” adding that he was ready to propose the making of a film that would describe the story of the Forest Brothers movement in a more realistic light. He also recommended everyone watch the 1965 documentary ‘Triumph Over Violence’ by Soviet director Mikhail Romm, which describes in detail the atrocities committed by the Nazis and their allies and collaborators.
‘Forest Brothers’ is the unofficial name for guerilla units that offered armed resistance to the Soviet authorities in the three Baltic republics – Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia – from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. These guerilla groups killed at least 25,000 people in Lithuania alone, most of them civilians.
After the Baltic nations declared independence from the Soviet Union in early 1990, nationalist politicians in these countries began frequently using the images of Forest Brothers and Waffen SS veterans in their propaganda, depicting the Nazi collaborators as patriots who fought the Soviet regime. Russia has repeatedly denounced such moves as rewriting history and warned of the possible dire consequences of justifying Nazism.#
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Boris Litvinov, Nueva Rusia. La solidaridad en la lucha por la autodeterminaciоn - Solidarity with Venezuela
Boris Litvinov, president of the Communist Party of Donetsk (RPD)
The story of the history of the eastern regions of Ukraine and the reasons for the rebellion against the aggression of the Kiev junta. The social, political and economic situation in the People's Republic of Donetsk (RPD) and the People's Republic of Lugansk (RPL) - New Russia (Novorossiya).
The story of the history of the eastern regions of Ukraine and the reasons for the rebellion against the aggression of the Kiev junta. The social, political and economic situation in the People's Republic of Donetsk (RPD) and the People's Republic of Lugansk (RPL) - New Russia (Novorossiya).
Posted by nickglais on 7/13/2017 03:24:00 AM
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The UHP was an activist group in the Spanish province of Asturias that took part in the Asturian miners' strike of 1934. When the Spanish Civil War broke out, many UHP members fought on the Republican side. This song, written during the strike, was recorded by Ernst Busch in 1936 while in the Soviet Union
Posted by nickglais on 7/13/2017 01:03:00 AM
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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The Trump Tragic Comedy - The Russian View : Assange: I urged Trump Jr to release emails on Russian lawyer via WikiLeaks
Another View from A Lawyer - everybody seems to need a Lawyer
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with Donald Trump Junior last summer, allegedly to give him damning information about the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the DNC has come forward and said that Donald Trump Junior was absolutely desperate to get any kind of damning information on Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
Now according to the lawyer, she actually did not have any of this information. She had nothing to give Donald Trump Junior, but he basically begged her for it. He was desperate for it. In her own words, "He wanted it so badly." And when we talk about the issue of collusion it doesn't have to mean that he carried it out, that he followed through with it. It was that he attempted to.
Think of it almost as an undercover sting, right?
You know, you don't always have to commit the crime in order to get busted by the Feds.
Sometimes all you have to do is go along with it, be strung along long enough, admit that you want to do it and that's all it takes for a conviction.
And if this lawyer is telling the truth, and she did not have information for Donald Trump Junior, then that might be what we're looking at at this point.
However, what seems more likely is that she may not have had the information, but perhaps, again pure speculation, perhaps she directed him in the direction to get that particular information that he wanted.
But the bottom line is this: A day, a day after this story broke about Donald Trump Junior's meeting with this lawyer, he hired his own set of lawyers.
That's how bad he understands this story will be for him. He doesn't call it fake news, he's not out there necessarily trying to say it didn't happen. In fact he's on Twitter saying, "Yeah, it happened, but it's not la la la."
He doesn't understand what he's trying to say and that's why he immediately, the next morning after the story broke, had to go out and hire lawyers.
Things are getting bad for the Trump Administration. Really bad. The evidence of collusion or at least attempted collusion attempted treason is becoming overwhelming at this point.
Now we still have the private investigator, Bob Mueller out there doing his thing. Late last week he hired even more lawyers to start working on this case.
So something big is happening there as well.
Unfortunately we won't know that until they release their final report which hopefully will include some criminal charges against people in the Trump Administration.
But until then, until we get firm acknowledgement from those involved, everything is speculation and that is the part we have to keep in perspective here. We know Donald Trump met with the lawyer. She claims he wanted that Clinton information. He hasn't said whether or not that's why he met with her, so again, until a trial or until firm evidence emerges, that part is actually just speculation.
We can hope. We can hope that that is what he did and that is what we will find out from the investigation. But we have to be cautious going forward. We can't necessarily say that it did happen until we have all of the evidence and can say that without any shadow of a doubt.
Posted by nickglais on 7/12/2017 06:04:00 AM
Why did Putin pick "friends" like the Trumps and Marie Le Pen ? because he loves tragic comedies.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN EINSTEIN TO FIGURE THINGS OUT
Posted by nickglais on 7/12/2017 03:56:00 AM
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE TEXT AS YOU LISTEN TO THIS BOOK - TEXT HERE:
Democracy and Class Struggle are pleased that this book has been available on audio on this 100 Anniversary of the Russian Revolution - it has stood the test of time against a multitude of deliberately confused interpretations of the Russian Revolution usually based on Trotsky's lies - it had multiple references and footnotes which we checked out many years ago including references to Russian Fascist Movement in 1930's which has been erased from history by the bourgeoisie.
Colonel Raymond Robins meets Lenin
You may destroy us in Russia. You may destroy the Russian revolution in Russia. You may overthrow me. It will make no difference. A hundred years ago the monarchies of Britain, Prussia, Austria, Russia, overthrew the government of revolutionary France. They restored a monarch, who was called a legitimate monarch, to power in Paris. But they could not stop, and they did not stop, the middle-class political revolution, the revolution of middle class democracy, which had been started at Paris by the men of the French Revolution of 1789. They could not save feudalism.
"Every system of feudal aristocratic social control in Europe was destined to be destroyed by the political democratic social control worked out by the French Revolution. Every system of political democratic social control in the world to-day is destined now to be destroyed by the economic producers' social control worked out by the Russian revolution.
"Colonel Robins, you do not believe it. I have to wait for events to convince you. You may see foreign bayonets parading across Russia.
You may see the Soviets, and all the leaders of the Soviets, killed.
You may see Russia dark again as it was dark before.
But the lightning out of that darkness has destroyed political democracy everywhere.
It has destroyed it not by physically striking it, but simply by one flash of revealment of the future."
Lenin's wife exposes Trotsky's false history
Finnish Bolshevik on Trotsky's lies about "German October"
Video refuting German October
Kostas Mavrakis on Permanent Revolution or Uninterrupted Revolution by Stages ?
Posted by nickglais on 7/11/2017 09:27:00 AM
The Great Co-incidence ? 4.40 pm on the 9th June 2016 following Donald Trump Junior's meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya Donald Trump Senior tweets for first time about Hillary's missing 33,000 E mails
United States politics under Trump can only be addressed as tragic comedy and political insight comes from comedians like Stephen Colbert.
Democracy and Class Struggle has opposed and opposes US interference in the Russian Electoral System and other electoral systems worldwide and hence has little sympathy for the hypocritical whinning of US Political Elite.
However we regard Donald J Trump who is nothing but a mobster from Queens as a particular and unique danger and proto fascist.
The elevation of a President of the United States by a process of corruption is nothing new and Truman the architect of the cold war was elevated by such methods.
This Tragic comedy of Donald J Trump will have a bad ending not only for the people of the United States but also for Russia as we have stated many times.
Fundamentally the problem is not just an individual like Trump but what he represents - a moribund political system of United States Capitalism in the 21st Century - trying to manage and repress contradictions that can only be resolved by transitioning to a post capitalist - socialist system.
Posted by nickglais on 7/11/2017 02:59:00 AM
Monday, July 10, 2017
Democracy and Class Struggle echo's Engels in his essay on the Housing Question who says that capitalism would never solve the Housing Question but just move it around
"How The Bourgeoisie Solves The Housing Question"
Like many of capitalism's ills they are returning in bucketloads in 21st Century - reformism has never tackled the structural prioblems that reproduce the problem - because that means the end of capitalism.
William Morris in the 1890's could see that but we are engaged on the blind reformist merry go round again.
Housing is a right and not a commodity but a common good and we need a system that realises that rational thought.
Posted by nickglais on 7/10/2017 08:21:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says there are some well informed people in the United States about North Korea but like back in the 1950's when anyone who knew about China was marginalised especially the "Old China Hands" we have the same on North Korea today where informed people like Bruce Cumin's or Gregory Erlich or Christine Ahn are all marginalised because they happen to be informed.
Posted by nickglais on 7/10/2017 06:53:00 AM
Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the Lenin Young Communist League of the Russian Federation led by Vladimir Isakov, first secretary of the C.C., the league who is secretary of the C.C., Communist Party of the Russian Federation, visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung.
The members of the delegation visited the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum which houses historic data and relics showing the revolutionary activities of the President and his family members.
Being briefed on the revolutionary career of the President and patriotic life of his family members at the old home, they went round the historic relics.
The delegation also toured the Korean Revolution Museum, Youth Movement Museum, Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace, Natural History Museum, Central Zoo and other places
Posted by nickglais on 7/10/2017 06:47:00 AM
Saturday, July 8, 2017
RECOVERING THE REVOLUTIONARY GRAMSCI
This lecture provides some new information for us - especially the origin of the optimism of the will and pessimism of the intelligence quote.
Also the Southern Question and the question of internal colonialism while being theorised in Italy has truely Global Implications with centre and perifhery
Posted by nickglais on 7/08/2017 08:07:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle says the UN Resolution condemning North Korea seeks to be a cover for United States military attack on North Korea - it seems history is repeating its self with manipulaton of the United Nations once again to give cover for a new Korean War.
The fact that a spurious history of the First Korean War has passed unquestioned for last sixty years despite the existence of the South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission shredding a lot of the western media created myths about the war means the past is present.
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Friday, July 7, 2017
Democracy and Class Struggle says the window of opportunity to prevent a catastrophe on the Korean Peninsula is closing - unless courage is shown there will be a world of regrets - in 1994 catastrophe was averted by Jimmy Carter getting on a plane to Pyongyang - Moon Jae-in return from Hamburg to Pyongyang NOW !
During a speech Thursday ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Moon Jae-in also proposed the two Koreas resume reunions of families separated by war, stop hostile activities along their heavily fortified border and co-operate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
But it's unclear that North Korea would accept any of Moon's overtures as South Korea is working with the United States and others to get the country punished for its ICBM launch Tuesday.
It's not the first time Moon has talked about a summit with Kim, but repeating that idea two days after the North's most successful missile test to date clearly indicates he prefers dialogue to applying more pressure or sanctions on the North.
"The current situation where there is no contact between the relevant officials of the South and the North is highly dangerous," Moon said.
"I am ready to meet with Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea at any time at any place, if the conditions are met and if it will provide an opportunity to transform the tension and confrontation on the Korean Peninsula."
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Thursday, July 6, 2017
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The Battle of the US Empire for Venezuela is underway - whatever differences we may have with aspects of the Venezuelan Government we must not play US and Exxonmobil's game.
Solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Venezuela in their struggle against the US Empire
Posted by nickglais on 7/06/2017 03:09:00 PM
Democracy and Class Struggle has been studying Kurdish Leader Abdullah Ocalan and his Roots of Civilisation which continues and expands the arguments of Martin Bernal and shows not only the legacy of Egypt and Africa but also of Sumeria and Phoenicia and the Middle East to Greek Culture...
A timely revisit to a film first produced in 1991, exploring the debate around Prof. Martin Bernal's book “Black Athena” on the African origins of Greek culture.
Leading classicists and Egyptologists discuss Bernal's indictment that 19th century scholars systematically denied the connections between Greece and the non-European cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The culture of ancient Greece had its origins in Africa and the East and that the West should recognize what it owes to Black and Eastern cultures.
Posted by nickglais on 7/06/2017 02:38:00 PM
Hiroshima before the dropping of the Atomic Bomb - A Reminder from the Past of normality turned into horror
Democracy and Class Struggle says with battlefield nuclear weapons lowering the threshold of nuclear weapon use nuclear horror is back on the agenda in 21st Century and normality can quickly end.
The presence of battlefield nuclear weapons in South Korea under United States control does nor augur well for the future - now that a US President Trump believes why have these weapons if you do not use them and has already dropped the largest non nuclear mother of all bombs in Afghanistan.
We are very near to midnight on the nuclear clock - wake up !
Wilfred Burchett one of the first Western Reporters in Hiroshima has lessons for today not only about Hiroshima but also about the Korean War - the Korean War has been a never ending War and it is time that a peace treaty is concluded in 2017.
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You do not fight the Tiger at the Front door by letting the wolf in at the back door :The Vietnamese and American navies have begun their eighth annual Naval Engagement Activity
Democracy and Class Struggle says you do not fight the Tiger at the front door buy letting the wolf in at the back door. The wolf Tillerson has already eyed the Oil for Exxon Mobil in the South China Sea. There will be no resolution of the problems in the South China Sea with involvement of the United States who has a deep interest in conflict from the South China Sea through to Taiwan to Korea Peninsular and Japan in an arc of containment of China to justify its "indispensible presence".
The Vietnamese and American navies have begun their eighth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) in the coastal Khanh Hoa Province, days after a US vessel sailed past a disputed island in the South China Sea.
The NEA officially began on Wednesday when the USS Coronado and USNS Salvor ships docked at Cam Ranh International Port. Over the course of five days, crews from the two countries will practice diving, salvage, ship handling, medical evacuations, and the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES).
Ashore, skill exchanges will be held focusing on shipboard damage control, shipboard medicine, and law. According to an official press release, there will also be “formal office calls, band concerts, community relations events, and team sports.”
“The United States values our comprehensive partnership with Vietnam and we look forward to deepening our relationship and people-to-people ties through engagements like NEA,” Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson said in a statement. “By working and interacting together regularly we foster meaningful relationships and trust between our nations that contribute to the peace and prosperity of the region.”
Held annually since 2010, this is the first time the event is being held in Khanh Hoa Province. Previous NEA exercises took place in Da Nang, 300 miles to the north.
U.S. NavyChina dispatches military vessels & fighter jets to warn off US warship sailing near disputed island
As well as the USS Coronado and USNS Salvor, US personnel from Task Force 73, Destroyer Squadron 7, and the 7th Fleet Band will also be present.
“These naval activities underscore the deepening and diverse relationship between the United States and Vietnam. Our security cooperation was an important discussion point during the recent meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc,” said US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius.
2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of the normalization of ties between the United States and Vietnam. The former Cold War enemies have grown closer since rapprochement began in the 1990s with greater military and economic co-operation, as well as mutual concern about China’s role in the South China Sea.
On Sunday, the US Navy provoked Beijing’s ire when a guided-missile destroyer sailed past Triton, an island in the South China Sea claimed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. The warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of the island, a US Defense Department official told Reuters.
China sent military vessels and warplanes to “warn off” the USS Stethem, and a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman called the operation “provocative,” adding that such actions “violate China’s sovereignty and threaten China’s security
Posted by nickglais on 7/06/2017 10:38:00 AM
Democracy and Class Struggle Salutes Protestors at G20 Hamburg and may Trump speed to Hell
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Democracy and Class Struggle says Tim Shorrock still has faith in Moon Jae-in the South Korean President - Democracy and Class Struggle have seen nothing concrete from Moon Jae-in and our hope for a new peace initiative from him has not been realised
The current weakness of Moon Jae-in is contributing to possible pre emptive attack by United States on North Korea - the Trump /Moon meeting saw none of the backbone that he was advised to show by the South Korean Times.
Our view is that he is that Moon Jae-in is currently contributing to the deeping of the crisis and not its solution by his fawning and triangulating before Trump who will treat him as just another South Korean running dog.
Like Tim Shorrock we would like to see Moon Jae-in bite back and open a new initiative but we do not hold our breath in these dangerous times.
Posted by nickglais on 7/06/2017 03:40:00 AM
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Christine Ahn, the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing for peace in Korea.
Christine Ahn a real and rational voice of the Women Across the DMZ on Korea
Posted by nickglais on 7/05/2017 02:24:00 PM
The newest draft of next year’s National Defense Authorization Act will give Israel hundreds of millions of dollars to develop missile defense systems against the non-existent nuclear threat of Iran while Israel points over 200 nukes at the Islamic Republic. Israel currently stands as the largest recipient of U.S. military and economic aid, receiving nearly $10 million daily.
Some have argued that Israel’s huge missile defense system is overkill, given the type of rockets that have targeted Israel in the past. For example, rockets launched by Hamas – which are mostly homemade and by no means military-grade – have caused minimal casualties compared to the repeated bombings of Gaza conducted by the Israeli Defense Forces over the years.
U.S. funding for the Israeli missile defense program is nothing new. In 2016, the U.S. spent $487.5 million on the program, which increased to more than $600 million in 2017. The millions of dollars the NDAA draft allocates to Israeli missile defense represents only a fraction of the military aid Israel receives annually from U.S. taxpayers. The amount of aid is so massive that current figures place the amount of U.S. military aid given to Israel on a daily basis at $9.8 million. It has been the largest recipient of U.S. economic and military aid since 1976.
This already enormous amount of military aid received a huge boost in 2016, when the Obama administration pledged $38 billion to the Israeli military over the next ten years. It was – and still is – the largest military assistance deal the U.S. has ever made with another nation. Allegedly, Israel agreed not to ask Congress for additional funds outside of the deal. However, the latest 2018 NDAA draft shows this apparent concession on Israel’s part was not meant to last, likely due to the Trump administration’s close ties to Israel.
In addition, Israel has long maintained that the development of state-of-the-art missile systems is essential in defending itself against Iran, citing concerns about Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon despite the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. However, U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies are well aware that Iran has never had a nuclear weapons development program and that all of the nation’s nuclear activity has been used for civilian purposes.
Israel, by contrast, is widely known to have several hundred nuclear warheads in its arsenal, many of which are presumed to be exceedingly powerful and possess sophisticated delivery capabilities. According to leaked emails from former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israel has hundreds of nuclear weapons pointed at Iran. In addition, despite being the only nuclear power in the Middle East, Israel is the only country in the region that has refused to sign the nuclear weapon non-proliferation treaty.
SOURCE: MINT NEWS
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Inter-continental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 final gateway to self reliant defense in English and French
July 4th marks the final gateway to defense self reliance of DPRK
Posted by nickglais on 7/04/2017 10:35:00 AM
Moscow and Beijing have agreed that North Korea should freeze its nuclear and missile programs, while the US and South Korea should abstain from holding war games in the region
Democracy and Class Struggle the Moscow and Beijing proposal is not new and has been on the table from North Korea for sometime but hardly got a mention in the Western Media echo chamber.
The wording of the statement reflects the fact that North Korea has genuine concerns not least are the US and South Korean covert operations against North Korea upto and including assassination.
This statement makes it more difficult for a military assault on North Korea by the United States and it our view that both Russia and China would render assistance to North Korea if such hostilities commenced despite so called expert opinion to the contrary.
We still do not rule out such US hostilities because Moon Jae-in the new President of South Korea has proved to lack the backbone and will to call a spade a spade and stand up to Trump as he was advised to do by the Korean Times and he has emboldened the White House bloodlust
Moscow and Beijing have agreed that North Korea should freeze its nuclear and missile programs, while the US and South Korea should abstain from holding war games in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
“We’ve agreed to promote our joint initiative, based on Russian step-by-step Korean settlement plan and Chinese ideas to simultaneously freeze North Korean nuclear and missile activities, and US and South Korean joint military drills,” Putin said at a press conference after meeting with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, in Moscow.
Moscow and Beijing stressed the importance of taking North Korea’s concerns over its safety into consideration, calling them “justified.”
“The two sides stress that justified North Korean concerns should be respected,” a joint statement by Russia’s and China’s foreign ministers reads. “Other countries should make certain moves to resume the negotiations, creating a peaceful disposition and mutual trust.”
“A possibility of the use of military measures to solve the problems of the Korean Peninsula must be ruled out,” the joint statement stressed.
While condemning Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile tests as violating UN Security Council resolutions, Moscow and Beijing urged the United States to immediately halt its deployment of THAAD anti-missile systems to South Korea.
Posted by nickglais on 7/04/2017 07:02:00 AM
The constitutional lawyer Hermann Escarrá stressed that the citizens support the call to the National Constituent Assembly because it has understood its function with greater clarity. "I have toured several of the States and the enthusiasm is impressive, growing stronger.
The presidential departure of the convocation of the National Constituent Assembly for peace and for a different superior dialogue has now been understood more clearly; And the people arebacking that, giving it a lot of legitimacy," he said in an interview on the Sunday show, José Vicente Hoy, broadcast by Televen.
In his opinion, the Constituent Power was activated to go to a superior dialogue, after the opposition rejected in different opportunities the approach to a political dialogue with the Executive.
"What would be that superior dialogue?
A situation where the dialogues are not chosen by the government or the Democratic roundtable Unity (MUD), but directly by the people.
That is, a constituent process, "he said. The professor said that he has received information that some "intermediate leaders" of the opposition registered in the Constituent Assembly, whose election of candidates will be made this July 30.
"In such a way that we are going to have an opposition presence but with different faces, without a doubt, and that is good, it is plausible," he said.
Escarrá believes that in the opposition there are several sectors: an eschatological one, which wants to get rid of the president Nicolás Maduro at any cost; another that tends to be radical, and one, which in his opinion is majority, is sensible, serious and has the disposition, desire and longing "that we understand each other from differences."
The constitutionalist lawyer maintains the importance of some sectors adverse to the government joining the Constituent assembly to work for the national good.
"We do not have to go to hand-to-hand combat between brothers, families; we have to call for peace," he added.
He pointed out that the constituent process is being convened, not only in Venezuela, when there are serious political situations.
He said that in the country has had throughout its history 16 constituent processes, 12 constitutional reforms and two amendments.
He rejected the threats of a sector so that the people do not go to vote on July 30 and stressed that, according to what he perceives, citizens will not be intimidated and will go to the polls for peace and dialogue
Posted by nickglais on 7/04/2017 03:10:00 AM
Monday, July 3, 2017
Democracy and Class Struggle says The United States in search of running dogs in Europe - some barking heard !
Posted by nickglais on 7/03/2017 12:30:00 PM
PRIMITIVE COMMUNISM IN INDONESIA
Posted by nickglais on 7/03/2017 11:09:00 AM
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Posted by nickglais on 7/02/2017 03:50:00 AM
Posted by nickglais on 7/02/2017 03:32:00 AM
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Democracy and Class Struggle says the Western Media echo chamber repeat daily that North Korea does not want negotiations while at the same time ignoring the North Korean proposals for a freeze on annual US/ South Korean Military nuclear and conventional military war games on North Korea in exchange for a temporary North Korean Nuclear Freeze.
North Korea wants recognition that it is a nuclear power by South Korea and United States.
The United States does not want to recognise this and wants to continue with its monopoly of nuclear weapons approximately 1000 of which are based in South Korea.
The reality is that North Korea is a nuclear power and any de- nuclearisation talks on the Korean Peninsular will have to start with the removal of the US Nuclear Weapons from the Korean Theatre.
Posted by nickglais on 7/01/2017 04:45:00 AM