I am pleased to present two important posts by Stephen Lendman this Thanksgiving Day. Stephen is writing from his hospital room and we wish him a speedy recovery.—Thomas Baldwin
“A personal note. I’m not writing from my usual location, comfortably at home on my desktop – currently hospitalized, hopefully released soon. I’ll be briefer than usual, conserving strength – thankful to maintain daily communication with readers, best as able when less than par.
Let’s not mince words. Washington is no Russian partner. It policy is adversarially hostile, notably during the Cold War, especially throughout Putin’s leadership years – a preeminent world leader/peace champion polar opposite rogues running America, perhaps one day able to turn the tide against their hegemonic agenda. Saving humanity from the scourge of another devastating global war – potential nuclear armageddon – depends on his efforts to prevent it.
Washington’s rage for endless wars threatens world peace, security and humanity’s survival. Bipartisan US policymakers tolerate no independent countries, especially Russia, China and resource rich ones like Iraq, Libya, Iran and Venezuela – two down, two to go plus others.”
by Stephen Lendman
“He’s a despotic loose cannon, a close US imperial ally, one of 28 NATO members – part of its killing machine war on humanity.
Downing Russia’s aircraft was an act of war – Washington the likely orchestrator, both nations acting conspiratorially – part of longstanding US-led Putin-bashing, the one world leader above all others challenging America’s imperial agenda forthrightly, deserving universal praise and support.
On Thursday, Erdogan brashly, recklessly and defiantly said he’ll continue downing Russian aircraft on the phony pretext of Turkish airspace violations – bluster without proof.
“If another violation of our aerial border happens, we(‘ll) respond in the same way,” he raved – lying by claiming Russia’s plane was shot down “within the rules of engagement announced earlier.”