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Hillary Clinton: The Major and Deadly Dangers to Come

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  • Journalist John Pilger tells Paul Jay that the very real prospect of another World War is not being taken seriously by the American media. 
  • Nothing can stop the drive to war except the mobilization of the international working class.
  • Part 1: John Pilger | Hillary Clinton May Well Turn Out To Be One Of The More Dangerous Presidents
  • Part 2: The “major and deadly” wars to come
  • Related: Why American Military Doctrine Is Doomed for Failure

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

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Part 1: John Pilger | Hillary Clinton May Well Turn Out To Be One Of The More Dangerous Presidents

Journalist John Pilger tells Paul Jay that the very real prospect of another World War is not being taken seriously by the American media. 

John Pilger, Dandelion Salad

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/US%20Aircraft%20Carrier%20Fleet%20at%20Sea.jpg02 Nov 2016 | Whether Clinton or Trump, tensions will escalate with China and Russia.

John Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. One of only two to win Britain's Journalist of the Year Award twice, his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US. Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: "Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job, who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour."

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Part 2: The “major and deadly” wars to come

Nothing can stop the drive to war except the mobilization of the international working class.

Andre Damon, World Socialist Web Site

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg

https://riseuptimes.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/if-war-is-the-answer.jpg?w=540 3 October 2016 | The Atlantic Council, a leading US geopolitical strategy think tank, published a report on September 20 titled The Future of the Army. The document outlines the far-reaching preparations that are underway for the United States, in the report’s own words, to fight “major and deadly” wars between “great powers,” which will entail “heavy casualties” and “high levels of death and destruction.”

The report confirms the warnings made by the World Socialist Web Site and the candidates of the Socialist Equality Party in the 2016 US elections that the world stands closer to war than at any time since 1939.

Andre Damon: national secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (US)

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Related:

Why American Military Doctrine Is Doomed for Failure, Federico Pieraccini, Straight Line Logic

  • Notwithstanding the rather odd use of the word “Fail” in the title, this is a very good article about America’s military shortcomings, which do not in any way stem from a failure to spend money.
  • Related: You Must Be Kidding! 

Why American Military Doctrine Is Doomed for Failure

  • Notwithstanding the rather odd use of the word “Fail” in the title, this is a very good article about America’s military shortcomings, which do not in any way stem from a failure to spend money.
  • Related: You Must Be Kidding! 

Federico Pieraccini, Straight Line Logic

http://www.strategic-culture.org/images/news/2016/10/02/or-37982.jpg October 3, 2016 | An analysis of US generals’ growing dissatisfaction with the political leadership in Washington sheds new light on the direction in which the American military machine is heading. In particular, it is interesting to observe the military planning for the future of the sea, air, space, cyberspace, and land forces.

At the end of the Cold War, the US armed forces found themselves without any real peer, causing them to gradually alter their strategy and investments in war and conflicts. They transitioned from being a large numerical force geared toward fighting opponents of a similar caliber (the USSR) in accordance with a specific military strategy, to a force focused on hybrid adversaries (regular or militia forces) or foes that were not their equal (Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, and Libya). The US military accordingly proceeded to change its planning and tactics to satisfy the demands of the new tenants in the White House, the notorious Neoconservatives. What resulted was a military doctrine centered on the concept of a unipolar world and aimed at global domination.

Federico Pieraccini: Independent freelance writer specialized in international affairs, conflicts, politics and strategies

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You Must Be Kidding! Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch

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Breaking Free of the NRA

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Some Republicans in purple states are now backing gun safety laws to advance their political careers.

 

 

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, US News

 

 

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http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/a0e1d48/2147483647/resize/1200x%3E/format/png/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2Fdb%2F94%2F0c8d1fa2421dbdc5061b151d94ec%2F20160708edwas-a.tifOct. 21, 2016 | When we look back at this election season, we will no doubt remember it as the one that broke all the political rules. The reasons for that characterization are too varied to recite, but there's one more historians should add to the list: 2016 is the year that the politics changed on guns.

It's long been an article of faith in our political system – especially for Republicans – that crossing the National Rifle Association is the quickest ticket out of office. Politicians in red and purple states have lived under constant threat of facing debilitating electoral attacks if they did not pledge 100 percent loyalty to the NRA. And this looming threat stymied progress at the federal level even on reasonable gun laws that 9 in 10 Americans support, like keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists.

Lanae Erickson Hatalsky, Contributor, is vice president for social policy and politics for Third Way, a centrist think tank that offers fresh thinking and modern solutions to the most challenging problems in U.S. public policy

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