Archive for March 23rd, 2016

23/03/2016

‘This is what happens when you get into bed with extremists’

Human Wrongs Watch

23 March, 2016 (RT)* – The West has brought terrorists attacks on their own people by supporting for decades Islamist terrorists trying to achieve geostrategic objectives, said the editor of Politics First Marcus Papadopoulos, commenting on the Brussels blasts.

The roots of these terrorist attacks are Western foreign policy. For the last 30 years or so America in particular, but also Britain and France have been working with Islamist terrorists to try and achieve geostrategic objectives. And this is what happens when you get into bed with repugnant dangerous extremist people – it comes back to haunt you,” he told RT.

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23/03/2016

USA, What Next?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Johan Galtung*

Washington, DC, 22 March 2016 – TRANSCEND Media Service – Nobody knows. But under US presidentialism presidents matter; close to a dictatorship for one administration.

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Johan Galtung

That is where democracy–for, by if not of the delegates, it seems–enters; with a painstaking nomination process, like nothing in the rest of the world. And then the elections in November, after party conventions in July.

There are three parties in the USA: Democrats, Republicans; and Democrats in the South, loyal to the party leadership DNC and vice versa, Southern Baptist conservative, traditionally for blacks, women, working class, minorities (Southern Republicans are white Anglo men).  Very different from Yankee democrats up in the North producing Bernie.

So we get a South-North gradient Hillary-Bernie, with exceptions. However, there is also an age gradient for both genders even if more for men: the older the more Hillary, the younger the more Bernie.

If, likely, Hillary is nominated, Bernie will leave an imprint on US politics and many states in the North, and more so as time passes.  But socialism, age and vague foreign policy rule him out as president.

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