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When the blood is a lie

On December 26 the UK Independent revealed that five people had been arrested in Egypt for faking footage of civilian suffering in east Aleppo. But suppose instead of being presented to us as a proven and clumsy fake this image had been in the Indy or on our Facebook feed as a genuine example of child-suffering? How would that red paint look then?

French General Calls for NATO’s Liquidation

Sputnik NATO’s present format and the alliance’s continuing expansion eastward is beneficial only to the United States, which seeks to keep Russia and Europe at odds, says retired French Army General Jean-Bernard Pinatel. Accordingly, he suggests the alliance be liquidated or ‘Europeanized’, and the creation of a European-Russian alliance against terror. Interviewed by Le Figaro, Pinatel, a retired officer who now works as an expert in geopolitics and economic intelligence, recalled that if Russia and the European countries had succeeded in forming an alliance in the 1990s, following the collapse of the Soviet Union, they would have been able to effectively challenge US pretentions to global hegemony. Now, the retired general emphasized, the threat of radical Islamist terrorism has once against opened a discussion on global leadership, and whether the US truly deserves its hegemonic position in Europe. According to Pinatel, the spate of attacks in Europe has clearly demonstrated to the French, and to other NATO members, that the US-led alliance is helpless in the struggle against the terrorist threat. Moreover, against the background …

Romano Prodi warns NATO about creating irreversible tensions

by Vaska In a wide-ranging interview with Corriere della Sera, Romano Prodi, former EU Commisioner and Prime Minister of Italy, echoes in a stronger form Zbigniew Brzezinski’s March 9 advice that Ukraine should be kept out of NATO. “Isolating Russia is counterproductive. The problem is to have a clear idea of what point you need to get to. If you want Ukraine not as a member of NATO or the EU but as a European-friendly country and a bridge to Russia, you should pursue policies consistent with this goal. If the goal is to bring Ukraine into NATO, then you create irreversible tensions.” Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski’s earlier statement has not been carried by any English-language MSM and can only be found cited in a March 10 article by SputnikNews: “We [the United States] should also indicate to Russia that we favor… and expect that Ukraine’s eventual place as a genuine European country, democracy, member of the EU, will not entail membership in NATO,” Brzezinski said. Brzezinski argued that the United States should make the arrangement with Moscow in order to “cool …