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5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Comments - Trump Ran S... · 1 reply · +4 points

Why not give Trump credit for doing what he said he would do and bringing troops home? Flying to Iraq gave him an opportunity to meet troops in person and learn at first hand whether they want to stay in Iraq.

5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Comments -  · 6 replies · +1 points

ICFUBAR, you state: 'Assange has said anyone doubting the official 9/11 narrative is a conspiracy theorist'. Can you provide the original source for this assertion? Thank you.

5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Chomsky Warns of the R... · 1 reply · +2 points

Hi, European Dad, thanks for your reply. Of course you're right that it was the armed forces of Nazi Germany that blockaded Leningrad, but the point I was trying to make is that I prefer to compare policies and, even more so, to compare actual actions without resorting to the use of vague pejorative terms such as nazi, or terrorist, or fascist, or racist to refer to policies or actions that you and I may both abhor.

5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Chomsky Warns of the R... · 3 replies · +5 points

As a member of the British Labour Party I would be gagged from using the term 'Nazi' with reference to the current Israeli leadership. As it happens I think this use of the term is emotive and divisive. The term 'Nazi' is in my view better reserved for the political movement which took power in Germany in 1933, and for its direct descendants in lands such as Ukraine. If one wants an analogy for recent Israeli military actions one could compare (as has been done by recently deceased Israeli patriot Uri Avnery) the current blockade of Gaza with the German army's siege (or blockade - Блокада Ленинграда) of Leningrad (now St Petersburg) between 1941 and 1944. In both cases the purpose of the blockade was not to occupy the territory but to make life impossible for its inhabitants.

5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Comments - The Framing... · 0 replies · +3 points

Didn't the French authorities murder a Portuguese Greenpeace worker in New Zealand? Not quite a track record, perhaps, but on the way.

5 years ago @ http://www.information... - Post · 0 replies · +15 points

Thanks, Tom, for just keeping on keeping on. Well done.

6 years ago @ http://www.information... - Russian Scientists Exp... · 1 reply · +6 points

Thank you, MOA, for this excellent series of articles.
I was puzzled by your statement that 'The name 'Novichok' comes from a book written by Vil Mirzanyanov, a 1990s immigrant to the U.S. from the former Soviet Union.' His book was published in 2008. The term 'novichok' was already in use in the public domain much earlier. NYT 25 May 1999 has an article by Judith Miller which contains the following passages:
'Soviet defectors and American officials say the Nukus plant was the major research and testing site for a new class of secret, highly lethal chemical weapons called ''Novichok,'' which in Russian means ''new guy.'''
'American officials agreed, noting that a senior defector from the Soviet chemical weapons program, Vil S. Mirzayanov, who worked for more than 25 years in the Soviet chemical weapons program, has told them and later said publicly that the plant was built to produce batches, for testing, of Novichok binary weapons designed to escape detection by international inspectors.'
No big deal, I agree novichok has never been an official term except in fiction, which the British Govt's story seems to be based on.

6 years ago @ http://www.information... - Russian to Judgment · 0 replies · +3 points

As I understood it, Crimea was until 2014 an autonomous region within Ukraine. Following a foreign supported and financed (and illegal even by Ukrainian law) coup d'etat the local authorities in the autonomous region decided that they had no longer any obligation to take orders from the illegal regime in Kiev and held a referendum in which it was democratically and legitimately decided to leave Ukraine and and apply to rejoin Russia. Russia accepted the application. If this was an illegal move then I'm an alien from Mars.

6 years ago @ Information Clearing H... - \'Ukraine on Fire\': O... · 1 reply · +2 points

Thanks, Jen. Could you let me know where else I can obtain the movie without using Amazon (by whom I have been ripped off in the recent past)?

6 years ago @ Information Clearing H... - Julian Assange Granted... · 4 replies · +30 points

Maybe he could become an Ecuadorian diplomat. With diplomatic immunity he could leave Britain a free man.