Fighting the Islamic State on social media by shutting down their accounts is useless, terrorism analyst Max Abrahms told RT. The group’s violent propaganda is counterproductive and will eventually turn people against them, he added.
The Republican-controlled Senate has failed by five votes to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The override had required a two-thirds majority.
Israeli PM Netanyahu’s visit to the US for a controversial speech to Congress may further damage relations with Washington, but will also bring him points at the upcoming elections, Alon Liel, former Israeli Foreign Ministry Director General told RT.
A study by the International Monetary Fund tracked three decades of income and found that as unionization declined, the wealth of the richest 10 percent in advanced countries showed a continuous increase.
The situation in Ukraine arose from the developments in the 80’s when the US saw a long-term threat to their economic interests from Russia tying up with Europe, Lt Cdr Martin Packard, former NATO intelligence analyst told RT’s In The Now.
From Phoenix to Flagstaff, residents couldn’t get cash from the ATM, 911 systems were disrupted and credit card purchases couldn’t be processed because a cut fiber-optic internet cable buried in the desert disabled internet service for hours.
Despite the US’ bottomless PR budget to influence overseas, people are not attracted by what’s on offer as they are tired of US interventionism, exceptionalism, and the bombing of their countries, Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute told RT.
The US sees no homeland security threat from Iran and is not willing to undertake military action against Tehran, especially after the trauma of Iraq and Afghanistan, Prof. Zachi Shalom, from the Institute for National Security Studies, Israel, told RT.
The US has bases in 100 countries around the world, is escalating its involvement in the Mid-East and meddling in Ukraine’s affairs yet taking a moral stand against Russia trying to influence other countries, the Answer Coalition’s Richard Becker told RT.
The world seems more volatile, dangerous, and chaotic than it was even a year ago. The smoldering embers of a potential holocaust are nearly everywhere. With the America-EU-Russia divide, potential EU-Russia integration has been rethought by the West.
A fifth of Germans are in favor of revolution and they are either left-wing romantics or right-wingers who recall the peaceful revolution of 1989, says Dr. Werner Patzelt, Head of the Institute of Political Science from Dresden University of Technology.
Western states are trumpeting ISIS as the latest threat to civilisation, claiming total commitment to their defeat, and using the group’s conquests in Syria and Iraq as a pretext for deepening their own military involvement in the Middle East.