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Brzezinski suggests Obama shoot down Israeli jets

Tuesday, September 22, 2009
'They have to choice of turning back or not'
The national security adviser during President Jimmy Carter's administration says the U.S. should confront Israeli jets if that nation chooses to take military action against Iran's nuclear threat.   Zbigniew Brzezinski, in an interview with the Daily Beast website, declared, "We are not exactly impotent little babies. >>more...

Georgia and the Missile Shield

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This so-called “Missile Shield” is a tactical device set up to guard Europe and Israel against a rocket attack by Iran or other rouge state, according to Washington. For Warsaw and Prague, however, the Shield is of strategic significance. Its unheralded role is to protect the former Soviet satellites from a new Russian aggression. It is also the first step to achieve US military presence in those countries modeled after the South Korean paradigm. That is precisely how Moscow views the defense installation. 

Minority Rights and Imperial Reintegration

Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Russia is a revisionist power. The objective of Russian foreign policy remains expansion. Its aim is to reassemble all the lands that used to belong to the USSR. It is now strong enough militarily to achieve a reintegration. However, the Kremlin leadership is aware that crude military power is insufficient to execute the task successfully. As yet, Russia has not elucidated a universal ideological narrative to attract other nationalities back into its fold or, more precisely, to make its future aggression appear plausibly legitimate for the West. Paradoxically, the Kremlin may employ to this end the rhetoric of human rights or, more precisely, minority rights. Moscow can become their self-styled protector to achieve its nationalist and imperialist goals.
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