[APNFD Nr. 39] Stephen F. Cohen and Jonathan Steele : Two Scholarly Mavericks on Syria Who Warn the U.S. Against Additional Syria Bombings and Against Russia Provocations1
April 13, 2017 by Alfred
This is a sequel to yesterday’s (04/12/2917) Argentum Post News Flash Digest [ APNFD Nr. 38 ]
Those familiar with the Argentum Post content are fully aware that it goes where the mainstream media (aka the Forth Estate), in collusion with the Deep State and the mostly corrupted and dishonest neoliberal and neoconservative pernicious and often dishonest agenda driven politicians, will not go.
This means that the Argentum Post relies on America’s and the world’s outstanding and illustrious progressive independent thinkers whose careers as scholarly mavericks have been solidly established decades ago.
The writer of this Argentum Post is the son of German and Austrian refugees who survived the Nazi crimes against the humanity of not only Jews, but people of all backgrounds who did not fit into the mold established by the fascists which carried out unspeakable violence in their own countries and then went on to attack and invade other countries in a sociopathic quest for hawkish supremacy and hegemony.
Not since this writer’s arrival in the United States, in 1963-1964, after the U.S. supported coup d’etat against the democratically elected President João Goulart of Brazil, which resulted in a 20 year-long fascist military dictatorship, did this writer feel as despondent about the state of affairs in the United States as during the period which started with the 9/11 of 2001 tragedy followed by the opportunistic war of aggression against Iraq by the Bush / Cheney junta which was supported by such neolibs as Hillary Clinton, even as it was quite brazenly seen as a war on false claims.
What ensued this then is the direct result of this imperial aggression, i.e. a war which has now lasted for 14 long years.
The credibility of conservatives and liberals eroded and decayed to the point that the present day neoconservatives, and neoliberal have lost all credibility and this has now been made even worse by the Trump et al. take over by default of a worthy contestant, since Clinton et al. helped sabotage the Sanders nomination, and as a result we now live under power structure which constitutes a direct threat to our constitutional democracy coupled to the threat of a potential war on false claims on Iran, coupled to provocations against Russia and China which could also lead to a major war from which no one would recover.
So, with this preface, this APNFD Nr. 39 is presented to the readers of the Argentum Post as it features again, a superb video interview by Democracy Now of two of the world’s most trustworthy, illustrious scholars, namely Stephen F. Cohen and Jonathan Steele who do not buy into the tendentious falsehoods, prejudices, pernicious agendas, peddled by said corrupt politicians, by the hysterical Third Estate and by the industrial military complex profiteers of the part of the Deep State.
Stephen F. Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at New York University and Princeton University.
Jonathan Steele is a Guardian columnist, roving foreign correspondent and author who went to Cambridge and Yale University and reported from Afghanistan, Russia, and Iraq.
Both, Cohen and Steele cite the lack of evidence that the sarin attacks where carried out by the Syrian government, and warn against U.S. further unilateral action against Syria which would not in any way be a solution to the present crisis.
Both, Cohen and Steele warn us and the world about the insanity of the present U.S. path as relates to its confrontations and provocations abroad, particularly the NATO encirclement of Russia, the macho bravado talk of war on North Korea, as if diplomacy and constructive engagement did not exist, a phenomenon which is most particularly painfully and embarrassingly documented by the bizarre nomination by Trump of Nikki Halley, an incompetent, arrogant and ignorant of fundamental history individual, as she demonstrated embarrassingly when she had the temerity to utter the insulting and non-sensical declaration that the “era of Israel-bashing at the UN is over” , now that there is a “new Sheriff in town”…!