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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TROUBLE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA – A MATTER FOR NEGOTIATION? – AMERICA’S ROLE USING PHILIPPINES AS STALKING HORSE – DANGER OF AMERICA’S PUSHING IN FUTURE FOR WAR WITH CHINA   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO AN EDITORIAL IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Mmm, I wonder why the Globe doesn’t advocate this approach to the United States?

After all, not a year goes by the US isn’t ready to start a new war.

And all it does in places like the Middle East is supply weapons and threats against any nation Israel chooses to frown at.

And while China is not a free society, it does not have killer drones patrolling its skies and those of a half dozen others to kill people without charges or judicial procedure of any kind.

And, please remember, for about two centuries, the United States has arrogantly asserted its right to the entire hemisphere to be free of all foreign influences.

What China is doing is no more than – and indeed perhaps a good deal less than – the US would do in a heartbeat were anyone else’s ships to enter the Gulf of Mexico or Gulf of California or the St Lawrence without their approval.

Your editorials in almost all matters anymore too much resemble the Stephen Harper influence – that is, the influence of the Republican right wing.
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Truly, the Globe either needs to upgrade the quality of its editorials or give up the practice of publishing them.

This one, as a number of readers note, not only reflects ignorance of the area and its history, but an attitude of willful ignorance as to what the US is doing in Asia today.

One can only guess that harridan Hillary’s State Department is using the Philippines as stalking horse here.

The United States has long implicitly (in public) claimed the Pacific Ocean as its lake.

That’s what was behind so many events from their constant provocations of rising Japan to the Vietnamese Holocaust.

And Obama’s recent policy assertions about Asia are more of the same.

I’m genuinely concerned that the United States will keep pushing China to the point of war.

That really is how brutally stupid Washington is.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: AMERICAN GENERAL SAYS MISSION IN LIBYA ALMOST DONE – THE WORLD-CLASS STUPITY OF BOMBING LIBYA – NOTES ON WHO DID THE FIGHTING   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Not too many targets left, in other words.

What a bloody world-class stupidity this operation has been.

America kills and destroys for “anti-Gaddafi” in Libya while it also kills and destroys anti-tyrants themselves in Yemen and Bahrain.

(I wonder how many readers know that the government of Bahrain is actually charging doctors for treating patients because the patients were rebels? Some friend of democracy and human rights that is.)

The only thing which matters in deciding which side to bomb is whether the tyrants toe the American line or not.

And, oh, having substantial oil reserves helps.
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“Again, Congratulations to the Canadian Airforce and Navy. Their contribution was outstanding in imposing an embargo by sea and air as this conflict took place.”

Oh boy, let’s hear it for a useless contribution to American blood-drenched global imperialism.

I’d say the boys and girls deserve medals.

American medals, that is.
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“…you ignore the obvious fact that Libyans liberated themselves in this conflict.

“It is all about who has the most ground forces.”

Why do you insist on advertising your ignorance?

The bombardment has been horrific.

At one point Britain actually was running short of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

America used fleets of cruise missiles, B-52s, fighter-jets, and B-2 stealth bombers sent from the United States.

America has destroyed gigantic amounts of infrastructure from airfields to roads to portions of cities.

America has killed thousands of civilians with the bombardment.

Every concentration of the government’s troops was subject to fierce assault plus any civilians nearby.

America has also surreptitiously supplied the rebels with substantial weaponry, and significant special forces – hundreds of murderous thugs – were secreted in to do as many dirty deeds as they could.

The rebels – whatever it is they represent, about which we literally know nothing – basically followed a wall of fire and destruction to claim their prizes.

Even then, the rebels clearly are such a minority they have often failed and close to failed.

I simply cannot conceive how any thinking person can describe the whole ugly effort as the work of the rebels.

Indeed, it is precisely the pattern adopted in Afghanistan where America blew the crap out of anything in doubt while the Northern Alliance advanced on the ground.

Does any sane person doubt that America conquered Afghanistan, or much of it, in this fashion? Or that the existing government figures in Afghanistan serve at America’s pleasure?

What you mistake for arrogance is in fact despair over the lying and cheating and ugliness which dominate world affairs, always pasted over with cheap slogans about freedom and democracy.

Neither of which exists in dozens of places the United States supports and embraces – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, and occupied Palestine just for starters.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: U.S. NAVAL FORCES IN EXERCISES OFF EASTERN CHINA   Leave a comment

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY FRANK CHING IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Someone who thought a little more deeply than Frank Ching would know that the United States has absolutely no business in these waters and that over time its presence can only be dangerous.

Much like its continued presence in Korea, this is nothing more than an expression of global imperialism and, in a very real sense, an insult to the peoples of this part of the world who are perfectly capable of settling their own international affairs.

The United States, time and time again, has pushed the limits there in Cold War fashion.

Recall the American spy plane under the great idiot Bush that was brought down in China.

The previous new government of Japan was elected wanting to remove America’s ugly presence in Okinawa – ugly because it includes nuclear weapons aboard ship – but American pressure brought the new leader down.

And readers should know that there is no definitive proof that that South Korean ship was sunk by the North Koreans. It may have been nothing but an accident aboard the ship, afterwards used to stoke up feelings a la “Remember the Maine!”

Indeed, many of North Korea’s extreme behaviors are responses to American provocations never admitted.