Tag: NATO

Trudeau’s Anti-Russian Brinkmanship Could End Badly

Canadian military instructors and Ukrainian servicemen take part in a military exercise at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, July 12, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
by Yves Engler
Why is the Trudeau government escalating its belligerence towards Russia?
Yesterday it was confirmed that 200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more […]

Canada should not renew mission to Ukraine

Canadian soldiers of Joint Task Force Ð Ukraine support urban operations training at the International Peacekeeping and Security Centre in Starychi, Ukraine, on August 31, 2016. Photo: Canadian Forces
By David Rennie, Hamilton Spectator
Canada’s military mission to Ukraine expires in March. For several reasons, it shouldn’t be renewed.
First, the present Ukrainian government, installed in a coup […]

NATO buildup in the Black Sea

Brussels (AFP) – NATO will step up naval war games and surveillance in the Black Sea to complement its increased presence of land and air forces near a more assertive Russia, the alliance said Thursday.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the decision taken by alliance defence ministers in Brussels was not designed to be a provocation […]

Kiev’s Bloody War Is Backfiring

By Justin Raimondo
Global Research, February 12, 2015
When Ukrainian army officers came to the Ukrainian village of Velikaya Znamenka to tell the men to prepare to be drafted, they weren’t prepared for what happened next. As the commanding officer was speaking, a woman seized the microphone and proceeded to tell him off: “We’re sick of this […]

The War in Eastern Ukraine and the New Cold War

by Paul S. Graham
In April 2014, the government that had come into power two months earlier in Ukraine launched what it termed an “anti-terrorist operation” against the people of Eastern Ukraine.
The easterners were opposed to the government’s plans for economic association with Western Europe and were demanding a greater voice in central government decisions.
That political […]

Independent probe of Ukraine catastrophe needed

A view of a house destroyed in an air strike carried out by Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Stanitsa Luganskaya , on July 2, 2014. (AFP Photo) RT
OPINION: Civil Society Calls For Impartial Inquiry on Air Crash and Catastrophe in Ukraine
By Alice Slater
NEW YORK, Sep 2 2014 (IPS) – It is ironic that […]

Imperialist powers escalate war in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, Global Research
Amid continuing offensives by French troops in Mali, the imperialist powers are making clear that the assault on Mali is part of a lasting, neo-colonial escalation of military intervention throughout Western Africa and beyond.
“This is a global threat and it will require a global response… that is about years, even decades, […]

Don’t attack Syria

By the Canadian Peace Alliance
As the violence escalates in Syria, there are further calls from Western media and government officials for a foreign intervention into the conflict. The Canadian Peace Alliance stands against any intervention from outside powers and is calling on the government of Canada to refuse participation in any “Friends of Syria” coalition […]

NATO’s Wars & the UN

From the Cold War to NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars” – The Complicity of the United Nations
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, April 4, 2012

Humanitarian wars, especially under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” are a modern form of imperialism. The standard pattern that the United States and its allies use to execute them is […]