Hillary Rodham Clinton was nominated last night by the Democratic Party as its candidate for the U.S. Presidency. She may well win on November 8. What a tragedy for Western democracy that the leader of what is still called the free, democratic world cannot produce better candidates than Trump and Clinton through a disgustingly commercialized and corrupt political process where […]
“Greater NATO, Why?” Some people do not understand why the crisis and war in Ukraine is the result of a long long process of counterproductive, foolish NATO expansion decisions. Neither do they understand why I have the views on it I happen to have. Instead of decent arguments they have called me all kinds of things – being paid by Putin as one of the nicer ones. No less than 17 years ago I warned against NATO’s expansion – 3 years after Ms. Clinton’s husband had begun what is among the largest blunders of triumphalism in modern times. That is why this PressInfo ends with the prediction of “souring the relations with Russia.” And this is one among many articles I wrote at the same time, arguing also that NATO ought to close down when the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union had been dissolved.
Omfattende interview med RÆSON per 1. august 2014: Om situationen i Gaza, om mægling og fred, om Irak, krigen mod terror, Ukrain, en ny kold krig, om hvordan verdensordnen er under forandring, USA på vej ned og hvorfor danske udenrigspolitik må begynde at stille om… Tryk på forsidebilledet:
Responsibility for wars and killing A number of Western/NATO politicians – Hillary Clinton foremost among them – and media people have recently introduced a new ethical principle in international affairs: When A delivers weapons to B, A is responsible for what B does with these weapons. The former Secretary of State and perhaps future U.S. President presents this new ethical principle here on CNN. This makes a lot of sense to me. Look at it this way: Here is a young confused boy who has little to look forward to – and less to lose – because his country is falling apart in nasty civil war. He’s been told by some commander, or by his President, that he must hate the enemy; he gets paid for killing off as many as he can. And so he does.
☮ ☮ Where Is The Passion for Peace? Yes, indeed – where is that passion? Today those of us who struggle for the UN norm of peace by peaceful means are often treated as dangerous or as pariahs. A brilliant, searching argument by professor Walter G. Moss who reminds us that (Western) statesmen of earlier times had values and faith […]