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The Disaffected Lib: Okay, Canada. Prepare To Be Probed.

What a moment to be stuck with a navy so horribly neglected that it can’t put a single task force to sea.

Now that the Harper government has left us with our pants down in the Arctic, Vlad Putin has placed Russia’s Northern Fleet and paratrooper units on full alert for military exercises in . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Okay, Canada. Prepare To Be Probed.

The Disaffected Lib: Banging the War Drums

If you thought you had heard the last of insanely bellicose Anders Fogh “Foggy” Rasmussen when his term as NATO secretary-general lapsed, you were wrong. He’s back and he’s talking war again.

“This is not about Ukraine. Putin wants to restore Russia to its former position as a great power,” he told The Telegraph.

“There . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Banging the War Drums

The Disaffected Lib: The New Frontier is the Russian Border

Think of it as the new equivalent of the East German-West German border.  It was across that border that NATO (i.e. US) and Warsaw Pact (i.e. Soviet) forces glared at each other, constantly ready to leap into what probably would have been global annihilation.

We’ve moved the line.  It’s now the border of . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: The New Frontier is the Russian Border

The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

We’re all familiar with the ongoing campaign to urge institutions such as universities and churches to divest their shareholdings in fossil fuel companies.

Well, if we believe that these institutions should be walking away from fossil fuels, how do we feel about their investments in the nuclear weapons industry?

A Dutch organization, Don’t Bank . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Does Your Bank Back the Bomb?

The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – US to Spend a Trillion Dollars on Upgrading Nukes

US Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, put it bluntly.  “No other mission we have is more important.“

The mission Hagel was referring to was a trillion-dollar, 30-year programme to upgrade America’s nuclear weapon arsenal.  A trillion dollars.  Even today that’s serious money.

According to the Associated Press, Hagel told the Pentagon on Friday that the . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Arms Race Update – US to Spend a Trillion Dollars on Upgrading Nukes

The Disaffected Lib: It’s Just Another Front in the New Cold War

Let the war begin, the propaganda war.

One of the great battlefields of Cold War is the war of propaganda.  We’ve been waging a propaganda war against Russia for some time.  That’s not to say that Russia hasn’t generously supplied us with plenty of ammunition for us to spin and circulate and fire back.

. . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: It’s Just Another Front in the New Cold War

The Disaffected Lib: Is Syria Cold War II’s First Proxy War?

Another sign that we may have entered a new Cold War is the alignment of major powers behind rival forces in Syria.   The Russians and Chinese tentatively back Assad.   The Americans and their minions (that includes us) oppose Assad and demand his ouster.   And, according to Asia Times, our side is into this war deeper . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Is Syria Cold War II’s First Proxy War?