U.S. Appparanoia

U.S. Appparanoia

ūüÜė ūüáļūüáł The US spends US$ 720 billion - that is 720 000 000 000 - on its conventional and nuclear military. In reality much more but we drop that here. You may see how much that is of all the world: Despite this fact, the world's militarily strongest power feels weak and vulnerable. Mr [...]

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

‚Źį Eastern Aleppo’s liberation

Photo - Girl in the Jibrin reception center in Aleppo, December 2016 ¬© Oberg PhotoGraphics ‚Źį WAKE-UP CALL Eastern Aleppo was liberated four years ago, in mid-December 2016. Silence today. Denial today. I was one of the few witnesses on the ground, the only person from Scandinavia. My photos and some of my many texts [...]

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Do US media provoke post-election chaos for Biden who also offers no hope?

Yesterday I wrote a longer analysis of the election process in the United States for my foundation's homepage, The Transnational. I do not think this process is worthy of a democracy. But, sadly, the media decision has become "the result" and all of European politicians and media have followed suit - as they can't wait [...]

ūüďĆ Gr√łnland i Danmarks amerikanske marionetteater

ūüďĆ Gr√łnland i Danmarks amerikanske marionetteater

24. april 2020 Med udenrigsminister Jeppe Kofod i spidsen er Danmark nu p√• vej ud i sin st√łrste udenrigspolitiske skandale - det siger en del - siden bes√¶ttelsen af Irak. If√łlge denne artikel p√• DR.dk er hverken Udenrigspolitisk N√¶vn eller Gr√łnlandsudvalget blevet orienteret om USA's "offer you can't refuse" til Gr√łnland - som fremstillet af [...]

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

It’s something about the U.S. Trumps

December 26, 2019 It's something about their eyes - and not only that they are reading. It's something about the main celebration - the longest sequence - of the military, armed forces, police and all in law enforcement, all in uniform and all around the world. It's something about soldiers being shown when the word [...]

Open letter to Nordea Bank concerning the sanctions on Iran

Open letter to Nordea Bank concerning the sanctions on Iran

September 29, 2019 By Jan Oberg IntroBelow please find a letter I wrote more than 3 months ago to the Nordic bank, Nordea - present in roughly 20 countries around the world.Since then, I have been waiting for an answer, but none has arrived. I believe it should have been possible for Chairman of the [...]

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

The West has done a Jeffrey Epstein on Syria – and it continues…

September 3, 2019 Its all so easy...so very easy... perhaps so easy that only criminals get it? And get away with it? About rape at different levels - and how we relate to them Kurds violently carve out their own state on sovereign Syria's territory. Turkey hates Kurds and is itself a main destroyer of [...]

USA – den skaml√łse kriger

USA – den skaml√łse kriger

28. august 2019 Den amerikanske ambassad√łr i Danmark, Carla Sands, tweetede den 22. august at ‚ÄĚdet er en forn√łjelse at v√¶re v√¶rt for amerikanske og danske krigsveteraner til en barbecue og for at √¶re #WounderWarrior‚ÄĚ-ugen. Disse forsamlinger minder os om de dybe b√•nd mellem vore to lande - @USAmbDenmark.‚ÄĚ Den ledsagedes af fire billeder hvor [...]

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

War without remorse: A callous tweet about a tasteless celebration

August 23, 2019 Yesterday, the US Ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/USAmbDenmark/status/1164505164201517056 As will be seen below, there were four photos from an event in Copenhagen. The first shows all the people present, including former Danish Prime minister Fogh Rasmussen (also on the 4th photo with the ambassador), the present Danish defence [...]

Risikoen for krig mod Iran

Risikoen for krig mod Iran

16. juli 2019 Arbejderen er tilsyneladende den eneste danske avis, der er interesseret i "andre" synspunkter p√• denne konflikt end de g√¶ngse mainstream, styret af amerikanske interesser og nyhedsbureauer. Det er jeg selvsagt taknemmelig for. H√©r kan du l√¶se hvordan jeg ser p√• hele historien og bed√łmmer risikoen for at en krig bryder ud - [...]

Time to stop visiting the United States

Time to stop visiting the United States

June 1, 2019 I've never been "anti-American." I work with (North) Americans every day at the Transnational Foundation and much of my academic training in both sociology and peace and conflict research has been heavily influenced by American scholarship. I am a great admirer of American culture and arts - from the Abstract Impressionists to [...]

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

Why the Kim-Trump Summit was a – predictable – fiasco

February 28, 2019 Peace can never be achieved this way a) The issue is about peace, not only nuclear weapons. The US has not been willing to sign a peace agreement after all these years. After some kind of peace process and treaty has been achieved, you can turn to the specific issue of nuclear [...]

Of course, they deceive you

Of course, they deceive you

Because of ignorance, lack of honouring basic journalistic standards and political correctness vis-a-vis owners and governments. February 23, 2019 Of course, the freedom of the free Western mainstream media means the freedom to deceive, use fake and omission as much as they like. Here is a well-informed article by Marc Cook in the media-analytical, critical [...]

Peace illiteracy

Peace illiteracy

And why I am switching balances from the most noble and important - but momentarily meaningless - job to something more rewarding... February 1, 2019 Just yesterday, I posted this extremely important and modest appeal - the Basel Appeal - on our foundation's homepage, The Transnational, here. It was disseminated to social media, among others, [...]

DR næsten ikke til at bære РIran og terroren

Den 24. november bragte DR.dk denne artikel om hvorledes danske myndigheder beskytter et m√łde i K√łbenhavn af en bev√¶gelse, der √łnsker at l√łsrive en del af Iran for at skabe en egen stat. Den hedder ASMLA og du kan l√¶se mere om den p√• Wikipedia og i en artikel af den iransk-f√łdte TFF Associate, Oxford-professor [...]

Vestverdens vendepunkt – Civil ulydighed over for USA

  Det er nu tid at USAs venner og allierede indf√łrer en politik af gandhiansk civil ulydighed i forhold til USA. USA har gentagne gange i de tre √•rtier siden den F√łrste Kolde Krigs afslutning forbrudt sig mod folkeretten, tr√•dt menneskerettigheder under fode, de facto √łdelagt lande og gamle kulturer, bedraget verden med bevidst falske [...]

Why is the UN still so important – while it must also be reformed?

Why is the UN still so important - in spite of having had its Charter violated repeatedly during the last 25 years? https://www.facebook.com/obergpeace.artphotographics/videos/287165988441422/ 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 [...]

Readying B-52 bombers – for what?

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.

President Trump moves towards war on Iran

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. ‚Ä® Secondly, neo-conservative individuals and think tanks [...]

Why NATO is obsolete – some arguments

Jan Oberg comments on NATO and the need for a much larger citizens-taxpayers movement against militarism since, for almost 70 years since 1949, NATO has failed miserably in creating the peace it says it aims at. In addition it is systematically violating its Treaty.