• The Democratic Party needs to die.
    Am trying to decide whether it makes more sense to vote Republican to accelerate this or third party.

    It’s quite a dilemma. On one hand, third party votes (unless it’s the party which thinks lax immigration laws are a wonderful, “just” concept) are worthwhile. On the other hand, the sooner Republicans hold the majority, the sooner R’s figure out just how bad our government really is. Betrayed, disenchanted, and angry R’s might will their voices to the angry mob.
    What to do….What to do…..

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Daily Kos/Democratic Party Asks Where is the Antiwar Movement? by Big Al .

    2014-09-25 15:15:27View | Delete

    Recommended. Well done!

  • lefttown commented on the blog post US Begins Bombing Syria

    2014-09-23 08:01:32View | Delete

    No doubt it’s chest thumping on Russia’s part, but then again Russia, China, and Iran can keep their powder dry and their gold secure.

  • lefttown commented on the blog post US Begins Bombing Syria

    2014-09-23 07:36:33View | Delete

    They might want to be careful around the Russian embassy.

    Russia just held a military exercise consisting of 155,000 troops, 4,000 tanks, 632 aircraft, and 84 ships. Yikes.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-23/russia-holds-massive-military-drill-155000-troops-4000-tanks-632-aircraft-84-ships

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-17 04:27:53View | Delete

    There is an interesting opinion piece in Ria Novosti this morning, especially this paragraph concerning the monetary aspect of an independent Scotland:

    By a rather predictable but extreme piece of hypocrisy, outgoing EC chief Manuel Barroso, whose Commission has endlessly pleaded with oil-rich Norway to join the Union, has curtly said Scotland would not be welcome [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Independence Yea or Nay? by Elliott.

    2014-09-16 13:18:16View | Delete

    the UK, the main US Trojan horse in the EU, is one of the most powerful states in the EU, and would become weaker if Scotland left it. Thus, a breakup of the UK would weaken the Empire, and hence bring us closer to a multipolar world. Agreed. Not to mention how contagious independence could [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Why I’m blogging so little these days by David Seaton.

    2014-09-14 12:44:20View | Delete

    Yes.

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Why I’m blogging so little these days by David Seaton.

    2014-09-14 04:58:43View | Delete

    I notice that the “day to day” of world affairs is getting very repetitive

    What about the topic of the Catalan independence movement? I can’t see how that topic could be considered repetitive, and since you’re geographically in a position to observe what’s going on, I would think you’d have some definite opinions.

  • lefttown commented on the blog post Allow me to …

    2014-09-12 05:10:18View | Delete

    What currency is Scotland going to use?

    http://rt.com/uk/182804-scottish-independence-final-debate/

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance by codepink.

    2014-09-10 03:52:09View | Delete

    I’m not even sure NATO wants war; the key figures just want reasons for NATO to thrive, and the Cold War/Hot War scenarios help that immensely. I absolutely agree with you. I still can’t figure out why European politicians are backing U.S. plans against their countries’ best interests. I suppose the bankers in Brussels are [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance by codepink.

    2014-09-09 10:08:29View | Delete

    Yeah, but Googling Putin’s net worth gives one answers written by American news outlets. I have no doubt he’s very rich. I just question the word “oligarch” and a personal wealth of 70 billion. Looking at some of those slides, I can only think that it’s a nasty business the U.S. and its NATO puppets [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance by codepink.

    2014-09-09 06:30:54View | Delete

    @ leftown: I dunno, that one’s a tough one. In some ways he is that, but in the end, he’s definitely an oligarchic, and a bastard in many ways. Wendy, I just don’t see how people can brand him as oligarchic. Perhaps he is a bastard in his personal life, but his response to U.S. [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance by codepink.

    2014-09-09 04:10:43View | Delete

    Pussy Riot off to a gulag – literally – for their protests against him. Please show me where I can read about Pussy Riot members being sent to a gulag. Actually, Pussy Riot was supported by the State Department

    The US State Department-backed so-called “punk band” going by the name of “Pussy Riot,” stormed into a [...]

  • lefttown commented on the diary post Ukraine Conflict: Red Meat for Anemic NATO Alliance by codepink.

    2014-09-08 13:01:20View | Delete

    “Putin’s oligarchic authoritarianism”

    Seriously? Putin has an approval rating of over 80%. He has imprisoned oligarchs. Russia has universal health care and does not allow GMO’s. I think “oligarchic authoritarianism” is an extremely poor choice of words.

  • lefttown commented on the diary post So, I Asked the Russian Ambassador What He Thinks of NATO by David Swanson.

    2014-08-27 07:01:51View | Delete

    Thank you for the information. It’s nice to hear that people asked good, sane questions of the Russian Ambassador. Your question was particularly good. The U.S. and the UK–geographically far removed from the action, should any action arise–are all for NATO expansion into Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. France, Spain, Italy, and other countries are [...]

  • Kinetic military action: no ground troops, therefore, no need for Congressional approval. Certainly no need for public approval. Ever.
    Samantha Power must be salivating, and so must Netanyahu. Israel and Kurdistan have good relations, and the balkanization of Iraq is the Zionists’ wet dream.

  • lefttown commented on the blog post The Roundup for August 7th, 2014

    2014-08-08 07:46:02View | Delete

    There’s a good opinion piece at Ria Novosti. Brussels bankers will have some explaining to do when farmers, whose goods are banned by Russia, can’t pay their loans:

    http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140808/191843329/Russian-Sanctions-Are-Political-Nightmare-for-Brussels.html

    I wonder when European politicians will finally get a clue that it’s harmful to support U.S. hegemony. Hopefully, they’ll get it before winter. Ukraine seems to have decided to stop Russian oil transit through Ukraine to Europe. Russia says there are workarounds, but the price of oil will rise for European customers. Judging by the past few months, the U.S. is making the decisions for Ukraine, so I can only assume it had a hand in this policy, too. Note to European politicians: Nuland wasn’t kidding when she said: “Fuck the EU.”

  • lefttown commented on the blog post NATO Claims Russia May Be On Verge Of Entering Ukraine

    2014-08-07 08:27:55View | Delete

    I don’t see how he could do it, but then he managed to stop war in Syria.

    Yes, and like onitgoes wrote, the best of good luck to Putin.

  • lefttown commented on the blog post NATO Claims Russia May Be On Verge Of Entering Ukraine

    2014-08-07 07:41:24View | Delete

    Where are the photos or videos of the 20,000 Russian troops amassed at the border or are we just supposed to take NATO’s word for it? The OSCE mission head, Paul Picard, said there is no such troop movement:

    During his press conference, Picard was asked to comment on Western claims that Russia is shelling Ukrainian territory and has starting deployment troops to the country.

    “In these two border crossings we haven’t seen such happenings,” he replied.

    http://rt.com/news/178668-osce-russia-ukraine-border/

    U.S., EU, and NATO politicians better start worrying about the economic well-being of their citizens rather than spitting out war propaganda. I think the agricultural sanctions are just the tip of the iceberg and more sanctions will follow. Russia can produce most of its own food (plus there are alternative markets just waiting to trade with Russia), and Russia hasn’t outsourced all its manufacturing, unlike some countries we know, so they can actually manufacture to make up for the lack of imported goods.

  • lefttown commented on the blog post The Roundup for August 5th, 2014

    2014-08-06 07:11:38View | Delete

    Journalists from the U.S. corporate media ignored Russia’s invitation to visit the tent camp and interview the Ukrainian troops who fled to Russia. Only Bloomberg accepted the invitation. I guess Obama must have told the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and New York Times correspondents they did not have his permission to go. Perhaps he’ll okay a trip to Disney World at some point in time.

    http://en.itar-tass.com/opinions/1856

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