And in other developments you might have missed, all indicative of a pattern:
-several weeks ago, Marine la Pen, leader of the far-right nationalist party in France (no socialist or communist) flatly claimed that Washington was trying to start a war in Europe. By mistakes, hypocrisy, and overreach the US has "lost all credibility."
-several days ago the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) denounced the recent actions by Obama to declare Venezuela a threat to national security. The members of UNASUR stand united with the Venezuelan government. It is also known that , like in the Philippine fiasco, the US funded and assisted the assassination of Reys in Ecuador as a peace negotiation with FARC was being finalized.
Rouhani and Khamenei should take note: The only peace that is authorized by the New American Century is the peace of death. It will allow no cessation of hostilities.
-Angela Merkel said she would rather the UK leave the EU than allow it to renege on free migration of workers between citizens of EU nations. Why, for heaven's sake, are there so many epilogues to Fukiyama's End of History?
-Violent attacks were carried out in Greece protesting the existence of high security prisons established prior to Syriza, and which Syriza has promised to close. Now, if anyone here thinks this action against Syriza is what it is meant to look on the surface, may I direct you to my personal web site where you can get in on the ground floor of my new perpetual motion machine.
Have a nice day!