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Global Affairs – The American Empire of Chaos

Submitted by Pachamama

As Obama steps up his concentration on the part of government where he still holds relative influence, he and his allies are taking a beating in Ukraine. As commodity prices leap into a deflationary death spiral, American internal pressures mount on the Venezuelan government to curb its influence in the region, with a serious threat to the Maduro regime. With the ’empire of chaos’ becoming more and more unpredictable, by the day, foreign policy thinkers are seeking to make sense of what appears to be a monumental nonsense – they must come to see it as characteristic of empire’s end. With the rise of Syreza, in Greece, Europhiles are waiting for an anti-austerity backlash that could change the political landscape of the community and deliver a mixture of socialists and far right elements into the seat of several governments.

This represents but a snapshot of the global political-economic-military environment. It is an environment in which interests, not friendship nor sentimentality, inform national decision making in a largely callous manner. There is no loyalty amongst nation states as there is none amongst thieves. So the ‘peace’ president has traveled to Indian where he signed significant agreements with Narendra Modi, an ultra right wing, Hindu, zealot. Those agreements included the transfer of nuclear technology in a potentially volatile arena. The trade dimensions would suggest to observers that Indian is now being groomed to challenge or create a rift in relations with China. It is however remarkable that at the military parade, of which Obama was invited to observe, nearly 100% of the equipment on display was Russian.

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Dateline Ukraine – The NEW Cold War, The Grand Chess Board

Submitted by Pachamama The schizophrenia of Western leaders and policymakers reminds us of their ‘illustrious’ forebears in Ancient Rome, particularly Nero and Caligula. For it was Caligula (37AD – 41AD) who named his horse as pro-counsel and Nero (54AD – 68AD) whose location of extreme madness at the centre of world governance remains infamous, even […]

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Obama’s America is Hitler’s Germany of 2013

Submitted by Pachamama Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive – (Sir) Walter Scott Even in the face of clear evidence that the Syrian government had nothing to do with the alleged use of chemical weapons (CW) in Ghouta around the 21th August 2013, the war party advances. Indeed, […]

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The National Security State of Barack Obama and the End of ‘Free’ Speech in the Caribbean

Submitted by Pachamama Just over six years ago Black people in the Caribbean and elsewhere welcomed the elevation of Barrack Obama to the presidency of the United States. He came in with all types of grandiose promises of change. Expectations were high. Large numbers of misguided Blacks generally proclaimed all manner of transformational and transcendental […]

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Some Logic, Please!

Submitted by Charles Knighton The enigmatic intellectual acrobatics of Mr. Paul Kokoski (The right to life, Jan. 27 Advocate) always bemuse. If he is so positive in his belief that life is not only given by God but made in his image as well, what then are we to make of his visceral disgust, so […]

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The Uselessness of Elections for the 99 Percent Everywhere

Submitted by Pachamama Bajans can’t wait to wade into the election euphoria now in its Christmas season in the United States and elsewhere. Not all Bajans though, for there are some of us who, in fact about 50% of us, have consistently NOT voted for either one of the two dominate parties in what are […]

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Political Spin Masters: Barbados Advocate and Nation Unite

By way of an example yesterday I listened to the U.S anticipated Republican nominee Mitt Romney speak to Virginia voters on CNN, in the speech he stated that President Obama has weakened the U.S Navy and cited that the US Navy today has the same “number” of ships as it did in 1917 as why.  […]

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Zimbabwe: Spirited Back To Colonial Slavery

Reproduced from The Herald Africa has haplessly watched the insanity of NATO in Libya, the AU has passively watched French and English military jets being used as the air force for the rag tag rebels in Libya, and today Africa listens attentively as Westerners say they want to bring humanitarian aid to Libya, a country […]

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The Politics Of “Never Again”: The White Backlash In Post-Racial “OBAMA’S America” – How the Evils Of Structural And Institutional Racism Is At The Foundations of Modern Socio-Geopolitics

Submitted by Terence Blackett “If man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King’s Speech in Detroit 23rd June 1963   On June 14th, 2001, George W. Bush in what was meant to be a snide remark to Swedish PM Goran Perrson (though unaware of television […]

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Christianophobia v Islamophobia: Two Sides of the Same Coin – The Misguided Indoctrination of Domineering Fascists Christian Zionism and the Fractious Nature of Islamic Fundamentalists in Stymieing Religious Freedom

Submitted by Terence Blackett The planet earth is under siege. The ravages of war and conflict precipitate. The colossus of negative political and religious spin ferments as the hearts and minds of men suffers from information fallout fatigue. The time honoured traditions of decadent, myopic socio-religious politics continues to meander through a maze of fractiousness, […]

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Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama Poised In History – Avoiding World War III At All Cost

There has been much debate regarding the role of Israel in initiating an attack against Iran. Israel is part of a military alliance. Tel Aviv is not a prime mover. It does not have a separate and distinct military agenda. Israel is integrated into the “war plan for major combat operations” against Iran formulated in […]

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US Poll: Many Still See Obama As Muslim

Submitted by Austin A recent poll in the US reported that 43% of Americans when asked “What is Obama’s religion?” still are unsure, with many still thinking he is a Muslim.  Let me keep it real for a moment, I’m not a betting man but it would not surprised me if we discovered that many […]

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Thompson, Obama And The Dealing Of Bad Hands

Dear Madame Secretary of State, welcome to my beautiful island home. Please convey to your distinguished President our very best wishes for continued good health, wisdom and success in his endeavors to improve the lot of the American people. In Barbados we have a saying that “So and So like they kill a priest”. What […]

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A Question Of Rebalancing The Barbados Economy

President Barack Obama has set tongues wagging by ordering federal agencies to zero in on export promotion, expanding trade-finance opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses, and moving to overhaul an outdated export-control system. The US economy remains the world’s largest but the global recession which was engineered by the stupidity on Wall Street continues to […]

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Former President Jimmy Carter Fingers The USA For Racism

Less than one year after the world basked in the euphoria of the USA electing a Black President, it now confronts the spectre of racism rearing its head across the country. BU has read with interest the Obama taunts of the cartoonists, Rush Limbaugh and his wide right wing buffoons et al vitriolic behaviour. What […]

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So Much Like America!!

News top lines on leading United States television networks this past week brought home quite forcibly the similarities of the latter day Barbados and America experience. Take for example, the fight by Democrats to upgrade and modernize national health services. It is costing a pretty penny and there are questions as to whether the timing […]

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The Race Card

Barbados Underground (BU) is thankful for all the complaining we hear about our blog because it means we have freedom of speech. Thanks to Nancie .J Carmody who made the following quote famous: “I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.” The evergreen […]

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Barack Obama On: African-American Parents Taking Responsibility For Their Children

Submitted by Yardbroom “No one has written your destiny for you.  Your destiny is in your hands, and don’t forget that.  That’s what we have to teach our children.  No excuses,” he said.  “We need a new mindset, a new set of attitudes-because one of the most durable and destructive legacies of discrimination is …how […]

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