Der er ikke sket så meget de sidste par måneder hér på bloggen, og det beklager jeg. Forklaringen er den at jeg har været helt inde i hjemmeside-teknologiens mysterier og skabt en ny, omfattende, brugervenlig hjemmeside for Den Transnationale Stiftelse for Freds- og Fremtidsforskning, TFF, som jeg har ledt siden 1986. Den hedder The Transnational og har magasin- eller […]
Jan Oberg Comment A US war game/scenario being reported by The Intercept is pretty revealing for the lack of even the slightest re-thinking of what the Global War On Terror (GWOT) is really all about. The US military’s game is about violence-for-violence, tit-for-tat. The main result from this – anti-intellectual – attitude and policy is that there are about 80 […]
Why is the UN still so important – in spite of having had its Charter violated repeatedly during the last 25 years? Why should we not – cynically – side with the cynical and powerful countries that want to undermine and marginalise the world’s finest organisation with the most Gandhian-like document ever signed by governments? What is the real UN and what does its Charter really say? Here I try to cover some of the answers in this 6 min video produced as Facebook Live on October 24, 2017.
Here is the background article. Funnily, or perhaps not so strange, there is some denial of this story too. Perhaps it wasn’t intended that it should end up in the public domain? And here my comments to this ill-considered escalation.
With his speech today – half an hour ago – U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. (Here on video). One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks who have brought the world only a series of failed wars and unspeakable human misery since the invasion of Afghanistan. Third, the Military-Industrial-Media-Academic Complex, MIMAC, that is outside real democratic control and pushes relentlessly for ever-increasing armament and wars and serves the public all kinds of weird, fake images of what threatens the US. Further, pro-Israeli and pro-Saudi lobby organisations and extremely wealthy individuals who buy political influence and thereby destroy the very foundations of democracy and free opinion formation. • Against these numerically tiny elites stand virtually the rest of the world, including NATO allies and the EU.
Commenting on the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN
Udenrigsminister Anders Samuelsen er langt dygtigere i rollen som USAs udenrigsambassadør end som dansk udenrigsminister. Citaterne i denne artikel vidner om omfattende uvidenhed om Nordkorea, historien om Nord og Syd, Ikkespredningsaftalen, konfliktløsning – herunder diplomatisk samtale – og atomvåben. Mødet kan kun have bidraget til at cementere Nordkoreas oplevelse af at være trængt og få en uretfærdig behandling. Man må […]