In a particularly significant speech – on July 1st, republished on Chinese websites, but little reported in the West – Chinese President Xi Jinping baldly stated :
“The world is on the brink of radical changes. We see how the EU is gradually crumbling and the US economy is collapsing. This will end in a new world order. So, in ten years we will have a new world order unlike anything before, in which the key will be the Union of Russia and China…
”We are now witnessing aggressive actions by the United States against Russia and China. I believe that Russia and China may form an alliance before which NATO will be powerless, and it will put an end to the imperialist aspirations of the West….”
Xi went on to state that ”China advocates people of all countries joining together to change pressure into power, risks into opportunities, and replace confrontation with cooperation, and monopolies with win-win deals.”
It is apparent that once ‘elected’, neither Zio-warrior Clinton nor ‘Nuke-em’ Trump can expect anything like a clear run for the stalled military-industrial imperialist agenda.
Things could get very messy indeed….
The Khazarian Global Checkmate Has Been Sealed
“Clinton Cash” is a a well-researched new feature length documentary on the fantastically corrupt ‘Clinton Foundation’ and ‘Clinton Global Initiative.’
Trump is certainly bad enough, but at least what we see is what we get !
Hillary though, to quote Shakespeare, ”may smile, and smile, and be a villain” …
Choosing ‘the lesser of two evils” is, sadly, still choosing Evil.
As Shakespeare also wrote : ” A Plague on both your Houses ! ”
”HISTORICISM is a mode of thinking that assigns major significance to a specific context, such as historical period, geographical place and local culture. As such it is in contrast to individualist theories of knowledge such as empiricism and rationalism, which neglect the role of traditions. Historicism therefore tends to be hermeneutical, because it places great importance on cautious, rigorous and contextualized interpretation of information, or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental and immutable interpretations”.
The Chilcot Inquiry has found that : having lied to Parliament about the threat of WMD, Blair then invaded Iraq before peaceful options had been exhausted, with no plan for the aftermath of regime change, and inadequate military preparation.
179 British soldiers – and at least 150,000 Iraqis – paid the heaviest price for this narcissist’s fatal lack of judgment and his abject servility to the oil- and plunder-hungry US war machine fronted by George W Bush.
Far from being misled by ”flawed” intelligence – (it was actually fabricated to order) – or merely incompetent, Blair’s actions were entirely volitional and frankly criminal. He should, of course, now be arrested to face trial, along with those in MI5 and the intelligence service who were complicit in the deception and lies…..but don’t hold your breath…. The Inquiry was set up in such away that no legal outcome will follow.
Jeremy Corbyn : Chilcot statement in Parliament (video)
‘…the decision to invade Iraq on what was clearly flawed intelligence about weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has led to a fundamental breakdown of trust in politics and in our institutions of government. While the governing classes got it so horrifically wrong, many people got it right….”
….So, enough of this ”with the benefit of hindsight” bullshit from Jack Straw, Alastair Campbell and the rest, please….
Stomach-turning BBC brainwash from April 9, 2003 – the day Baghdad was formally occupied by US/British forces. It is representative of much of the pitiful ”journalism” that surrounded the war.
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.
Gas ! GAS ! Quick, boys !—An ecstasy of fumbling
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,—
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
~ Wilfred Owen : ” Dulce et decorum est ”
The truth is that the #ChickenCoup was staged not because the Blairites think Jeremy Corbyn couldn’t win the next election….
It was because they fear he could.
The campaign to #KeepCorbyn is NOT (or should not be) about him as an individual.
It is an acknowledgement that this attempted coup by a coalition of media pundits and disgruntled MPs is a concerted attack on ALL and ANY who challenge the neoliberal orthodoxy.
The coup coalition of media pundits and disgruntled MPs may yet fail.
The Labour Party should then ditch the Blairites at the earliest opportunity. If they then wish to form their own pro-EU, pro-Austerity party to challenge Labour at the polls – then so be it. Good luck to them – they’ll need it !
Sometimes a photograph can tell you a lot about a person.
This was Jeremy Corbyn last week, not in a Rolls Royce or other fancy car, but rather on a public bus home, looking tired after a long day of campaigning.
He has the lowest expenses of any Parliamentarian and lives by the very principles he talks about, unlike most politicians, including the 172 MPs who stabbed him in the back.
172 knives …. and still standing !
~ (photo by Almar Alam)