A Tempestuous Decision by the American Presidency

“This decision about Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan. It’s about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries.” The American Presidency, as represented by Joe Biden, has, as of August 31, potentially shut the door on more than three decades of post-1989 trans-Atlantic triumphalism by the Project for a New American Century (PNAC); by Bush #41 Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney’s neocon 1990 “5/20 Committee;” by Margaret Thatcher’s and George Bush’s 1990-1991 “Desert Shield/Desert Storm” Gulf War; by Tony Blair’s 1999 Chicago “responsibility to protect” speech; and by the "forever wars of the post September 11, 2001 period.

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The End of an Era

 

President Biden declared yesterday that the decision to leave Afghanistan is about "ending an era of military operations to remake other countries."  This raises the obvious question, what will replace this era, which has been characterized by "endless wars"?  Will the U.S. and NATO continue to pursue, unilaterally, an arbitrary Rules-Based Order, demanding submission to the failed neoliberal policies insisted upon by globalist financial and corporate cartels?  Or will civilization advance to policies based on economic cooperation among sovereign nations, committed to mutual benefit?

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Is The U.S. Being Transformed Into A Parliamentary System?

by: Harley Schlanger
August 27 -- Even before the bloody ISIS-K terror attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 26, there was a proliferation of calls for President Biden to resign, be removed under the 25th Amendment, or be impeached. Leading the charge in the U.S. are war hawks and neoconservatives, including supporters of former President Trump, such as Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who said, "I think Joe Biden deserves to be impeached" for leaving behind Americans and Afghans who worked with U.S. forces. Graham seems to have missed Biden's pledge to evacuate as many as possible by the August 31 deadline, and the effective evacuation underway by the U.S. military of more than 100,000 since the Taliban marched into Kabul on August 15. Joining Graham is Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, and the unhinged Congresswoman from "Q-Anon", Marjorie Taylor Greene, who announced that she will file impeachment charges on August 27. Sen. Rick Scott, a Florida Republican, was among the first to suggest that the 25th Amendment be used to remove Biden; the amendment calls for removal when a President is incapable of conducting his duties, and was previously promoted by anti-Trumpers such as Nancy Pelosi and the London Spectator.

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It Was Not the U.S. Military Which Failed in Afghanistan, But the Neoliberal System They Were Sent to Defend!

Most of those involved in dissections of "What Went Wrong in Afghanistan?" are missing the obvious point.  What was wrong is the system, which placed the American military in a series on no-win wars, in defense of a "unipolar" world order which benefitted the few, i.e., those who run the global central banks and financial institutions on behalf of City of London and Wall Street interests.  That system should be buried, and replaced by a new system, which can bring lasting peace through economic development.  The era of "endless wars", of "Color Revolutions" to conduct "regime change", has been exposed on a global stage by the western military withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Good Riddance to that system -- we can now enter the era in which Development Is the Name of Peace.

 

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Celebrated American Actor Ed Asner Has Died

Obituary by Harley Schlanger


Ed Asner, with Harley Schlanger, following a performance of “FDR” in Galveston, Texas in 2012.

August 30 -- Ed Asner, a much-honored American actor, who was a civil rights and anti-war activist, passed away yesterday at 91 years old. He won multiple Emmys for his performances in two popular tv series, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Lou Grant." Later, as President of the Screen Actors Guild in the mid-1980s, his role in leading the fight to expose the "Iran-Contra affair", the dirty war in Nicaragua directed by then-Vice President Bush, likely led to his blacklisting in Hollywood in the mid-to-late 1980s, which did not deter him from continuing to speak out boldly on many issues. In later years, he re-emerged as a character actor, with many film and television credits.

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Fake ‘Investigation’ of Covid Origins Finds Nothing

The massive hype by the war parties in the U.S. and the U.K. that China covered up the “fact” that the COVID-19 virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology has taken a hit, as the 90-day investigation by the U.S. intelligence community, mandated by the Biden Administration, found no evidence that the virus had any source other than through nature. The idea that an intelligence community could determine such a thing was an absurdity from the beginning, but apparently the claims against China were so lacking in evidence that the intelligence agencies did not wish to risk being exposed for carrying out a purely political witch hunt, as happened with their fake “proof” of Russian collusion with Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

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End of One ‘Endless War’ Is Near—Will All ‘Regime Change’ Wars End?

The final flights bringing foreigners and Afghan refugees out of Kabul are now in process, with President Biden sticking to the Aug. 31 deadline. A second U.S. drone attack today, in Kabul, claimed to take out a car with several intended suicide bombers inside who were heading to the airport. The profound issue facing the world today is whether or not the U.S. will join with China, Russia and the countries in the region to begin an economic development process for this war-torn nation, to become the prosperous crossroad of Eastern and Western civilizations, or to become again an impoverished center of terrorism and drug production. If the former, such a transformation would serve as a model for the development of the other nations destroyed by the Anglo-American regime change wars over the past 20 years, establishing the notion of “peace through development” as the necessary new paradigm to replace the failed geopolitics of British imperialism.

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"Global Britain" Dies In Afghanistan: Time for The LaRouche Doctrine

Join us live on Saturday at 2pm EDT. Now that the United States has irrevocably committed to withdrawing its military from Afghanistan, finally recognizing the intrinsic failure of the use of military force of any magnitude to address that circumstance, is the trans-Atlantic world ready to change its axioms?

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Was British Intelligence Behind the ISIS-K Terror Bombings at Hamid Karzai Airport on August 26?

 

Many questions were raised by viewers about our coverage this week of the hysterical British reaction to the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, and Biden standing firm in that commitment, despite the attacks on him.  Would the British unleash a terror attack to change the policy?  Could they?  It has happened before!  Whether that happened yesterday, it is interesting that several viewers stated that there should be an investigation of whether the British played a role in the attack, noting that if they were so sure an attack was coming, why could they not prevent it?
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A Renaissance for Mankind, or a Descent into the Maelstrom

Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, “A Descent into the Maelstrom,” a scientific investigation of the changes in geometric relations which take place during a phase change in nature, and the role of human cognition in recognizing and investigating those changes, provides the necessary guide to reflecting on the historic phase change taking place in the world today. Poe’s characters are two brothers whose ship is caught in a great whirlpool off the Norwegian coast. As the ship is pulled ever downward towards destruction, one brother recognizes the changed geometry which exists within this vortex, different from existed in the previous space, and creatively discovers the laws of this new paradigm, saving himself, while his brother, terrified, his mind in a haze, clings to the old paradigm and plunges to his death.

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