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It is ten seconds to midnight

By   /  April 14, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  71 Comments

As predicted by many, Trump has not waited for an investigative team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to carry out it’s work. This despite an OPCW team having already landed in Damascus to conduct it’s investigation.

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One minute to midnight?

By   /  April 13, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  74 Comments

At the time of this blogpost being written, the US has not initiated a military response in Syria. As at midnight of 12 April, a little blue marble called Planet Earth is still in one piece…

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Russia: An Alternative View

By   /  April 6, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  108 Comments

BEFORE CRITICISING THOSE who continue to treat Russia as an “evil empire”, I should first explain why I don’t. It’s not only because I know that without the extraordinary sacrifices of the Russian people during the Second World War (twenty million dead!) the United States and British Empire losses would have been much, much higher.

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Afghanistan, Russia, and US hypocrisy on a breath-taking, cosmic-scale

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

When did the US worry about violating international law when it supplied $3 billion worth of weapons and other support for Afghan rebels to over-throw the Soviet-aligned government in Kabul?

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Must hear radio: Radio NZ interviews a neo-con Hawk

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Washington neo-con hawk, Ambassador Dan Fried, promoting the American imperial hegemonic efforts against Russia and Syria and why expansion of NATO into former Soviet states is a “good thing”.

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Trumpwatch: The Drum(pf)s of War

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

Not since Bush launched a propaganda war against three nations (Iran, Iraq, and North Korea) with his jingoistic “Axis of Evil” rhetoric in 2002, has a U.S. president so successfully instigated Cold War II on so many fronts.

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‪Just because the Russians were glad Hillary lost doesn’t mean Iraq has WMDs – deny that drum beat for war at every step

By   /  January 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I watched my generation get conned into the bullshit war in Iraq over weapons of mass destruction that never existed, we should resist this latest drum beat for war with Russia. I say that as someone who recognises that Putin is a thug and Russia an authoritarian regime, but conning us into declaring some proxy war based on fake intelligence is not a way forward.

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Trump escalates, Putin congratulates

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

With 115 characters, Donald Trump declared a return to a global nuclear arms race.

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Protestors condemn Russian involvement in atrocities in Aleppo

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  58 Comments

Wellington, NZ, 16 December – About three dozen people attended a rapidly organised protest outside the Russian Federation’s sprawling embassy in Messines Rd, Wellington.

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The Sweet’n’Sour Deliciousness of Irony: Russia accused of meddling in US Election

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

It is unsurprising that most of the world looks upon American grievances of (alleged) Russian “meddling” with risable scorn. Whether true or not – and most probably harbour a secret hope that it is true – the Americans richly deserve what they have been meting out to other nations throughout the 20th, and first decade of, the 21st century.

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Bear-Baiting: What Ukraine can learn from Guatemala.

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

THE US SECRETARY OF STATE, John Kerry, has condemned the turmoil currently gripping eastern Ukraine as the work of Russian agents provocateurs.

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