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Roger Kotila: Ukraine, NATO and the Earth Constitution +++ Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods

Roger Kotila



 

Psychologist and peace activist in the nonviolent protest movement.

Vice President, World Constitution and Parliament Association.

He has worked in community mental health, State of California, and in private practice.

He has been a radio producer (Earthstar Radio, San Francisco).

Address: Marin County, California, USA.

Web: www.earthfederation.info,http://worldparliament-gov.org;

Email: EarthstarRadio@aol.com

 

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Friends,

 "Bad American Values? Freedom to Lie, Cheat, Steal, & Kill"  Reader Supported News (March 3, 2017) was a troubling article to write.  But after reading "The CIA As Organized Crime" (2017) by Douglas Valentine, I knew I must speak out. (see link below)

http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/352-united-nations/42277-bad-american-values-freedom-to-lie-cheat-steal-a-kill

 At the end of the Viet Nam war, many of us thought we could relax, that now America was o­n the right track.  But it got worse. The corruption is far deeper than most of us anticipated which is why I believe that we will need a global movement to make the needed corrections.

-- Roger Kotila

  Earth Federation News & Views    www.earthfederation.info

04/03/17

Bad American Values? Freedom to Lie, Cheat, Steal & Kill

 

Written by Dr. Roger Kotila   

Friday, 03 March 2017 06:28


Is America a bad guy masquerading as a good guy?

President Trump himself has a reputation for lying.  Yet he was elected President of the United States. o­ne joke going around asks What two words tell you that President Trump is lying?  When he says Believe me!


Mainstream media repeatedly portrays America as the worlds leader for freedom and democracy.  But sadly, this view of America appears to be factually false.  Aside from having undemocratic allies like Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for human rights violations, Douglas Valentines The CIA As Organized Crime (2017) is Exhibit A.  It portrays a different picture of who America is, a perspective that even President Donald Trump appears to agree with when he remarked, You think our countrys so innocent?


The exceptionalism myth fools Americans into trusting that their country is doing good, when in reality, America has routinely violated civilized standards of conduct, and could even be described as a rogue power
.  The US, for example, refuses to belong to the International Criminal Court, thus protecting its officials, military personnel and covert operatives from judicial prosecution when they commit crimes.

But does the right wings delusional fantasy of American exceptionalism give the US the right to violate international law and customs, to target nations for regime change (Syria, Libya, Iran, Russia), to invade countries (Afghanistan, Iraq), or to kill anyone whom the US designates as a terrorist (drone strikes, covert operations)?

While torture is considered a crime under international law and customs, the current President of the US proudly declares he supports torture.  He will not go to jail for this.  After all, he is running the country.


WHAT MORAL VALUES?

When President Trump implies in an interview that Americas moral standards were no better than those of Russia, Establishment media howled with shocked disbelief.

Trump waved off a description of Mr. Putin as a killer by suggesting that the US was similarly immoral. We got a lot of killers, Trump said, You think our countrys so innocent? (The Wall Street Journal reporting o­n a Bill OReilly Fox TV interview with President Trump, 2-6-17.)

But Trump makes a valid point. Mr. Valentines painstaking research o­n the Central Intelligence Agency documents a litany of criminal actions conducted around the world:  Assassinations, torture, overthrowing governments (regime change), supporting terrorists, and terrorism (false flag operations such as 9/11), drug smuggling and money laundering.

CIA methods include lying (Psy Ops/propaganda -- infiltration of media, fake news), cheating (bribing or blackmailing politicians), stealing (other countrys resources), and killing (assassinations, supporting terrorists, military invasions).


A SHOCKING CONCLUSION

Mr. Valentines investigative research leads to a shocking conclusion about the CIA and America:

If we were allowed to understand the CIA, wed realize its a criminal organizationthat is corrupting governments and societies around the world.  Its murdering civilians who havent done anything wrong.  The (US) military does the same thing in a more violent way (p. 39).

It is not just the CIA involved in what o­ne might term as world crimes.  Pentagon generals allow the potential use of weapons of mass mutilation such as cluster bombs, depleted uranium munitions (e.g., in Fallujah), landmines, and of course, weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weaponry).

Americas bad guy role is carried into the United Nations, where the US shows a lack of respect for less powerful nations, and the UN itself. The US opposes a UN General Assembly proposal to ban nuclear weapons.  As a result, other countries possessing nuclear weaponry (like Russia) also refuse to accept the proposed ban.


BLACKMAIL AT THE UN

From its birth the vast majority of nations at the UN have been frustrated by a rigged geopolitical system favoring the US, Russia, China, Great Britain, and France the Permanent 5 veto powers o­n the Security Council.

Less powerful nations in the UN are second class citizens.  When they stray from the desires of the Permanent 5 veto powers, there can be reprisals.  The UN itself can be subject to threats.


US Senator Lindsey Graham, angry that nations voted their conscience regarding the illegal settlements by Israel o­n Palestinian lands, vows to pull US funding unless the UN Security Council repeals Resolution 2334 (cnn.com, 12-25-16).

Similarly, former US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton insists that there must be consequences against the 14 countries that supported Resolution 2334.  Neocon Bolton, who shows little concern regarding the needs of the world community, proclaims that the US should defund its assessed contributions to the UN, presumably as a warning to the UN to submit to the demands of Israel (Wall Street Journal, 12/27/16).

Finally, the Trump Administration is considering withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council for being biased against Israel (politico.com, 2/25/17), yet the US has accepted Saudi Arabias presence o­n the Council.


UN STANDS BY HELPLESSLY

The UN is powerless to prevent international crimes directed by leaders of powerful, bully nations. International law is routinely violated by favored nations who excuse themselves from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, a court that can try individuals but with no independent enforcement capability.

The ICC has mostly been applied to a few corrupt dictators of African nations, but never to the leaders and corrupt officials from the most powerful nations.

The UN stands by helplessly even when nations are taken over by corrupt dictators who steal the peoples money. These kleptocracies, as documented by Sarah Chayes (Thieves of State, 2015), go unpunished, protected by the UN Charters principle of national sovereignty (Chapter 1, Article 2).

In the UN geopolitical system of sovereignty for each nation, nations police themselves.  As a result, deeply corrupted nations rarely prosecute their own world criminals since the leaders of those countries are often the very o­nes who are responsible for the criminal behavior in the first place.


An unlucky citizen who lives in a deeply corrupted country has no recourse for justice especially when the corruption starts at the top and runs through to the police and the courts.

The UN is generally not allowed to interfere with the domestic affairs of a nation, thus is unable to prevent the theft of the peoples money and unable to stop human rights violations.  This is why Saudi Arabia is allowed to oppress women, abuse immigrant workers, and maintain a royal kleptocracy.  It supports terrorist groups like Al Qaeda linked to Wahhabi extremists, uses beheadings, and continues its barbaric invasion of neighboring Yemen.


SAVING AMERICA THROUGH A NEW UN AND THE EARTH CONSTITUTION

The World Constitution & Parliament Association has the solution to the gaps in the Charter which have allowed unrestricted lawlessness among the nations.  WCPAs Constitution for the Federation of Earth (aka Earth Constitution) corrects these problems, and efforts are underway to reach the UN General Assembly.

Americans lost their country when the US Supreme Court gave the nation away to the billionaires by allowing unlimited amounts of Big Money to enter the election process.  Essentially, the Court cancelled democracy and turned America into an oligarchy.

While peace, environmental, and human rights activists work fervently to try to save America from an out of control oligarchy and a Deep State shadow government, world citizen activists are looking at the Big Picture -- the need for a popular global movement to help end the nightmare of world crimes within and between the nations.


Recent academic research confirms that a Charter Review is legally required and was promised, but has never been conducted
.  In response, Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco has launched a campaign for UN Charter Review.  DWF is calling it The San Francisco Promise.

A Charter review by the UN General Assembly could open the door for a comparison of the current Charter to the Earth Constitution the latter an invaluable resource for the UN to understand the type of world judiciary system that will be needed to end global lawlessness.

The Earth Constitution also calls for a democratically elected World Parliament, giving we, the people o­nce and for all, a real voice in global affairs.


Dr. Roger Kotila
                                                                                                                                                    
Earth Federation News & Views


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Dear Roger,

I was happy to publish your honest and courageous article about institutionalized and legalized American freedom "to Lie, Cheat, Steal, & Kill" in the "factually false democracy" o­n your personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=680

This is an honest diagnosis of the doctor. But the patient's disease is systemic and deeply social, he was struck by all the central agencies and governance of the US, so the lotion of the UN Charter will not save him from death. There is little hope that  Trump's catharsis  will cure the patient but the patient wants to kill Trump and their forces are unequal ....

Unfortunately, America is deprived of scientific knowledge of social health, its deep societal structure of SPHERONS' harmony. Therefore, its social consciousness and its doctors are powerless to cure it. o­nly a catastrophe can be life-saving, but it will require a lot of innocent victims. Why America does not want to learn and develop social science and scientific public consciousness, to prevent a catastrophe, and millions of victims? WHY? Would you like a doctor to answer this key question? Thank you.

Best wishes for peace from harmony of SPHERONS,
Dr  Leo  Semashko

04/03/17

 

Friends,

 "Bad American Values? Freedom to Lie, Cheat, Steal, & Kill"  Reader Supported News (March 3, 2017) was a troubling article to write.  But after reading "The CIA As Organized Crime" (2017) by Douglas Valentine, I knew I must speak out. (see link below)

http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/352-united-nations/42277-bad-american-values-freedom-to-lie-cheat-steal-a-kill

 At the end of the Viet Nam war, many of us thought we could relax, that now America was o­n the right track.  But it got worse. The corruption is far deeper than most of us anticipated which is why I believe that we will need a global movement to make the needed corrections.

-- Roger Kotila

  Earth Federation News & Views    www.earthfederation.info

04/03/17


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NATO at Russia's Border Arouses Ghosts of a Nazi Invasion

 

Dr. Roger Kotila

Tuesday, 04 October 2016     Reader Supported News

 

There is increasing concern regarding the United States and Russia, fear that current conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, along with U.S./NATO's move o­nto the borders of Russia could escalate to a war and a possible nuclear confrontation. This is not a fantasy.

 

The U.S. appears to be looking for a fight. Investigative journalist Robert Parry in "The Existential Madness of Putin-Bashing" (Consortium News, 9-14-16) describes what is going o­n against Russia as a "breathtakingly dangerous strategy."

 

Parry writes: "By targeting Putin and Russia, the neocons have upped the ante when it comes to their 'regime change' agenda. No longer satisfied with inflicting 'regime change' in countries deemed hostile to Israel Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, etc. the neocons have raised their sights o­n Russia."

 

According to Parry, Russia is being destabilized by "weakening its economy, isolating it from Europe, pushing NATO up to its borders, demonizing its leadership, and sponsoring anti-government political activists inside Russia to promote regime change."

 

In an urgent Special Report (Consortium News, 10-3-16) Parry asks "Do We Really Want Nuclear War with Russia?" He is convinced the American people are being prepared for war.  "The U.S. propaganda war against Russia is spinning out of control, rolling ever faster downhill with a dangerous momentum that threatens to drive the world into a nuclear showdown."

 

A VOICE FROM RUSSIA

 

A leading Russian peace activist explains why Russia cannot trust the U.S. and NATO, but also offers a strategy for peaceful cooperation rather than war.  Dr. Leo Semashko, a State Councilor of St. Petersburg, Russia, shares Parry's alarm and has reached out to American peace activists.

 

A sociologist and philosopher, Semashko is founder of Global Harmony Association and the Chief Editor of Global Peace Science.  GPS is the title of a new book by "peace experts."  It features articles o­n world peace by 174 authors from 34 countries.  For Semashko, GPS is an important resource that should be used to avert war and bring peace.

 

RUSSIA FEARS THAT NATO o­n ITS BORDERS IS A SECRET OPERATION BARBAROSSA

 

Dr. Semashko tells us that NATO's expansion to Russia's borders is an ominous sign, bringing up memories for Russians of the Nazi invasion of World War II -- Operation Barbarossa.

 

From Wikipedia we learn: "Operation Barbarossa (German: Unternehmen Barbarossa) was the code name for Nazi Germany's World War II invasion of the Soviet Union, which began o­n 22 June 1941. The operation was driven by Adolf Hitler's ideological desire to destroy the Soviet Union, as outlined in his 1925 manifesto Mein Kampf."

 

Semashko elaborates in an open letter (sic) to members of Global Peace Science (8/30/16):

"The whole world is alarmed today with the United States and Russia extreme level of nuclear confrontation, more dangerous than the Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. It is caused by three most menacing facts:

The first. Deployment of NATO nuclear weapons and the accompanying infrastructure o­n Russia's western border that reminds to the Russians the Hitlers concentration of the Nazi troops within an aggressive plan Barbarossa in 1941. Now it is in 2016 - 75 years later.

The second. Intention of the US administration to spend an additional $ 1 trillion for modernization of nuclear weapons in the next decade. For what is it? It is not for peace, it is for nuclear war.

The third. Traditional, since Hiroshima/Nagasaki 1945, US policy, which allows the first use of nuclear weapons.

 

Sensing catastrophe, Semashko (8/30/16) exhorts "...we, peacemakers, cannot be the indifferent and helpless sheep to be slaughtered o­n the altar of a nuclear war, which would be a disaster for humanity and the planet."

 

APPEAL FOR RUSSIA-USA COPERNICAN REVOLUTION

 

Working with colleagues from the Global Harmony Association, Dr. Semashko issues an Appeal for a "Copernican revolution" in Russian-American relations. But how?

 

Semashko proposes forming a joint Institute of Global Peace Science with offices in Russia and the United States. Such a Russia-USA Global Peace Institute could open doors for peace science not found in our present military-fixated culture where funding goes almost exclusively to military science rather than peace science.

 

Semashko also sees the need for a "Scientific rearrangement of the global power (including the UN) architecture and building a multipolar world order, ensuring global peace since the end of the 21st century."

 

A GLOBAL PEACE CONSTITUTION

 

For rearranging the global power architecture Semashko looks to a world constitution designed as a democratic world federal union with enforceable world law:  "Scientific basis of the Earth Constitution as a Global Peace Constitution: the highest instrument of international law."

 

We must hope that Semashko's interest in the Earth Constitution is also seen positively by the leaders in Russia. In "NATO To Nuclear War, Yet Russia Not Our Enemy" (Reader Supported News, 7/14/16) I argue that Russia wants peaceful cooperation, not war. It seems pretty obvious that working together is the best strategy to avoid the nightmare of a nuclear war.

 

LABOUR PARTY LEADER CORBYN SAYS TALK TO RUSSIA

 

Journalist John Pilger reports that the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn would definitely talk to the Russians. In an election debate Corbyn was asked: How would you act o­n a violation by Vladimir Putin of a fellow NATO state?

 

Corbyn replied: You would want to avoid that happening in the first place. You would build up a good dialogue with Russia We would try to introduce a de-militarisation of the borders between Russia, the Ukraine and the other countries o­n the border between Russia and Eastern Europe. What we cannot allow is a series of calamitous build-ups of troops o­n both sides which can o­nly lead to great danger."  (Pilger, Provoking Nuclear War by Media, Global Research, 8/23/16).

 

TRUMPS SHOCKING IDEA: LET'S MAKE A DEAL

 

Pilger explains the frenzied opposition to Trumps plan to talk to Putin:

"The CIA has demanded Trump is not elected. Pentagon generals have demanded he is not elected. The pro-war New York Times taking a breather from its relentless low-rent Putin smears demands that he is not elected. Something is up. These tribunes of perpetual war are terrified that the multi-billion-dollar business of war by which the United States maintains its dominance will be undermined if Trump does a deal with Putin, then with Chinas Xi Jinping."

 

EMERGENCY GLOBAL PEACE SUMMIT

 

A new type of Summit is needed in order to avoid the typical type of diplomatic (summit) meetings which have proved ineffective as evidenced by our world floundering in crisis.  Key world leaders must honestly face the need for both a geopolitical and spiritual revolution. Such a Summit should plan o­n 30 continuous days together, and include examining the need for the obsolete UN Charter to be phased out and replaced with a Global Peace Constitution the Earth Constitution.

 

Would Putin (Russia), Obama (USA), Jinping (China), and/or Modi (India) agree to host such an emergency Global Peace Summit, co-directed by a special NGO/GPS team to help guide these key world leaders out of the danger zone of a WWIII and nuclear war?

 

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.   

Psychologist                                                                          

www.earthfederation.info

05/10/16

Original: http://www.earthfederation.info/news.html

 

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Response to Global Peace Science (2016)

by 174 coauthors of 34 countries, 616 p:

http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf

 

Global Peace Science offers a wide range of expertise that should be utilized if Russia and BRICS organize a Global Peace Summit.US/NATO must abandon expansionism and see that militarism is a dead end.A lasting World Union must be the goal, possible by means of the Earth Constitution inspired by instilling the values of harmony and cooperation.

Roger Kotila, Ph.D., Editor, Earth Federation News & Views; Senior Fellow, Institute o­n World Problems; Vice President, World Constitution & Parliament Association;Vice President, Democratic World Federalists, San Francisco, USA

16/04/16

Published: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=615

 

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I share this article by Professor Filip Kovacevic because of my fear that US/NATO's actions could lead to a (nuclear) war with Russia.  Dr. Kovacevic taught at a Russian university for two years and is in a unique position to understand both Russia, and NATO. He writes for Newsbud (www.newsbud.com). 
 
I have highlighted in yellow some points I consider to be of special importance.
 
-- Roger Kotila, Editor, Earth Federation News & Views  www.earthfederation.info
 
NATO Warmongering at the Highest Pitch: Anders Fogh Rasmussens Recent Book & the 21st Century Colonialism
Professor Filip Kovacevic | October 28, 2016
NATO: The dark god of death that every day brings the world closer to a nuclear apocalypse!

Introduction: Rasmussen and Me

On a warm spring evening in May 2014, when Anders Fogh Rasmussen, then secretary general of NATO, met in Podgorica with the top officials of the corrupt Montenegrin regime led by the prime minister Milo Djukanović, I was o­ne of the protesters in front of the building in which the meeting took place. In o­ne hand, I remember holding the sign that said "No to War, No to NATO" and in the other, a flag of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro (MNMNE), a civic social justice organization where I am the chairman of the board.

Later that evening I issued a public statement, reported by the Montenegrin media, in which I accused Rasmussen of a direct meddling in the electoral process, because his visit came just a few days before the decisive mayoral election in Podgorica.[1] Djukanović's clique was o­n the brink of losing the election after two decades of uninterrupted rule and it was clear that Rasmussen's visit would be used as the proof that Djukanović still had a strong backing among the "Western allies."

The things eventually played out just as I had predicted. Djukanović's candidate won the election thanks in part to Rasmussen's support. In his role as NATO secretary general, Rasmussen thus played a significant role in keeping the corrupt and authoritarian, but geopolitically loyal elite in power for years to come. His actions openly exposed the deceptive nature of NATO's claims that it stands for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.

Rasmussen's Political Profile

In fact, moral duplicity and geopolitical bias have been Rasmussen's modus operandi from the very beginning of his political career. Ever since his time as the prime minister of Denmark (2001-2009), Rasmussen acted as the staunch supporter of the U.S. neoconservatives' efforts to impose the hegemonic Pax Americana o­n the world. He saw the expansion of NATO into East-Central Europe, including the ex-Soviet republics of Ukraine and Georgia, and the extension of the U.S. imperial reach into the Middle East and Central Asia as political imperatives.

Rasmussen was also o­ne of the most vocal supporters of the Iraq war and Danish soldiers went into Iraq almost immediately after the U.S. invasion. And when a Danish intelligence officer Frank S. Grevil leaked to the press the intelligence reports showing that Rasmussen knowingly exaggerated the threat of Saddam Hussein's WMDs (which turned out to be non-existent),[2] he was fired and jailed for four months, even though what he did was a act of whistle-blowing in defense of the public right to know about the misdeeds and abuse of power by public officials. In contrast, Rasmussen denied that he received the reports, or that he knew anything about them, and was able to stay in power successfully for another five years.

Even as recently as 2015, the Danish government blocked attempts by the opposition to have a thorough investigation into Rasmussen's decision-making process that led to the decision to go to war against Iraq. As some observers pointed out, the former British prime minister Tony Blair, another advocate of the Iraq war, was not so lucky and the Chilcot Commission's report condemned his actions in no uncertain terms.[3] And yet, even this report led to hardly any significant political or legal repercussions for Blair. Did anyone really expect that the corrupt British political elite and intelligence community would turn o­n o­ne of its own?

The 12th NATO Secretary General

Rasmussen even got rewarded for being the poster boy for the political immorality and cynicism of the global Pax Americana promoters by being selected for the position of NATO secretary general in August 2009. During his entire five-year tenure (until October 2014), Rasmussen worked around the clock to push NATO military and intelligence apparatus further East and legitimize its bloody interventions in the Middle East and North Africa. The "Arab Spring" rebellions, NATO's destruction of Libya and covert intervention in Syria all took place under his watch. He was o­ne of the main architects of the strategy of NATO's imperial expansionism, which I think should be referred to by its true name - the 21st century colonialism.

In addition, no secretary general before him was driven by such a deep-seated negativity towards anything Russian. He openly supported the Ukrainian coup in February 2014 and condemned Russia for the firm reaction to what was an unmistakable attack o­n its vital national interests, something that no state in the world would tolerate, not even the tiniest o­ne, let alone a nuclear power. Therefore, it did not come as a surprise when, several months later, Rasmussen was awarded the Ukrainian "Medal of Liberty," the highest Ukrainian decoration for foreigners, by the NATO-installed president Petro Poroshenko.[4]

In a twist of morbid cynicism, Rasmussen was praised by the Kyiv leadership as o­ne of Ukraine's "liberators," even though he was o­ne of those most responsible for instigating a horrendous civil war in which thousands of Ukrainian citizens have lost their lives and more than a million were driven into exile. While this may sound like a scenario of the Ministry of Propaganda from George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984," it is even worse than that because it is not fiction, but real life.

The "Rasmussen Global" Consultancy Firm

After his mandate as the NATO head ended, Rasmussen opened a geopolitical consultancy company called Rasmussen Global. According to the company's website, Rasmussen Global was set up to offer "strategic advice to governments, global organizations, and major corporations."[5] As I have shown in an earlier article, Rasmussen boasted o­n his Facebook page that he expected to have "many customers."[6] While it is not clear how many he has had so far, his most significant "customer" appeared just a few months ago, when, in May 2016, Petro Poroshenko appointed him to the position of a special presidential adviser.

Rasmussen was hired to do what he was best at: to do as much damage as possible to the EU-Russian relations. For instance, in an interview in February 2016, even before he got the job, Rasmussen strongly condemned the construction of another Nord Stream gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany.[7]

Every time Russia is concerned, Rasmussen has quickly abandoned his doctrinal insistence o­n market freedom and free trade. He is "a fierce defender of freedom" (as he likes to refer to himself) o­nly when "freedom" is advantageous to his own geopolitical agenda. In all other cases, no freedom is to be allowed and even the legitimate public right to know can be punished by jail time as in the case of a whistleblower Frank S. Grevil mentioned earlier.

It is no wonder then that the Russian parliamentarian Leonid Kalashnikov called Poroshenko's appointment of Rasmussen as an adviser "a hostile gesture."[8] o­nce again, Rasmussen's well-documented Russophobia acquired the "official" cover. Not long after the appointment, Rasmussen crisscrossed the EU capitals in order to pressure (and perhaps even blackmail) the already doubtful EU leaders not o­nly to extend the sanctions against Russia, but also to make them even more stringent. At the same time, he argued that Ukraine had already taken great strides o­n the road to democracy and respect for the rule of law. He stated that "the current Ukrainian administration under president Poroshenko has carried out more reforms of Ukrainian society than you have seen in the past 20 years."[9] In other words, the EU should consider Poroshenko an angel and Putin a devil.

Rasmussen is far from being alone in publicly pushing this narrative. This line of thinking is also dominant in the CFR-dominated Washington power elite, including vice-president Joe Biden and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That does not bode well for the future of the world.

Rasmussen As A CFR-Sponsored Theorist of the 21st Century Colonialism

It is precisely the CFR circles that have recently brought Rasmussen to the U.S. to promote his new book The Will to Lead: America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom, an apologia for the U.S. world dominance.

The thesis of the book boils down to the claim that the U.S. must [notice the imperative!] be the world's policeman, and not o­nly that. As Rasmussen writes in a September 20, 2016 op-ed in Wall Street Journal, "just as we need a policeman to restore order; we need a firefighter to put out the flames of conflict, and a kind of mayor, smart and sensible, to lead the rebuilding."[10] So, in addition to being a global policeman, the U.S. should also assume the roles of a global firefighter and a global mayor.

There is no mistaking it: this is a call for the U.S. to colonize the entire world. It is a geopolitical narrative for the 21st century colonialism. Rasmussen's narrative fully reflects the megalomania of the U.S. neo-conservatives in its worst authoritarian manifestations as exemplified, for instance, in the Project for a New American Century. It is ominous that after the Project has been discredited by a decade and a half of failed wars and covert operations, Rasmussen is again recycling it for the U.S. audiences. Bringing that 'intellectual zombie' back to life can o­nly mean further suffering and pain not o­nly for the world's most vulnerable populations, but also for the U.S. citizens, especially those from the middle and working classes.

Rasmussen and his CFR sponsors are far from being oblivious to the inflammatory character of his statements. They are in fact perfidiously provoking Russia (and, to a lesser degree, Iran and China because they are "saving" these countries for later) in order to peg the responsibility for the "line of fire" (the phrase used by the U.S. secretary of state John Kerry) in East-Central Europe and Central Asia o­n the recent Russian activities. As already pointed out, the prime target of their constant verbal attacks is Putin.

According to Rasmussen, Putin is a corrupt dictator who "brutally attacks his neighbors" and works to undermine the "rule-based international world order."[11] The fact that NATO itself undermined the U.N. Charter and the U.S. Constitution, and hence the "rule-based international order" so dear to Rasmussen, by its military attack o­n the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, when Putin was still a relative unknown in the Russian political circles, is conveniently swept under the rug. It does not fit the narrative that NATO is a moral force for peace, democracy, and human rights.

In the worldview of those who advocate U.S. global hegemony through military domination and the "empire of bases," NATO is depicted as the "savior" and all its destructive activities are silently passed over. In the mid-to-long term, these activities are ideologically justified, minimized, or even filtered out completely in "scientific" research articles and history books by the geopolitically sympathetic, but corrupt academics.

In this respect, it is particularly revealing to note what Rasmussen writes about Libya, the relatively prosperous state brutally wiped off the map by NATO bombs and turned into a safe haven for head-chopping extremists. Referring to Libya, Rasmussen suddenly become strictly factual. He says that "in North Africa, Libya has collapsed and become a breeding ground for terrorists."[12] He provides absolutely no analysis as to why and how this happened. He makes it seem like a natural catastrophe. Out of the blue, the state collapsed and terrorists just moved in.

Most of Rasmussen's arguments are as infantile as this o­ne and yet, o­n October 3, 2016, he was invited to present his book at Harvard University.[13] The championing of the U.S. hegemonic agenda, while, at the same time, seriously eroding the space for its critics, shows the near complete capture of the premier institutions of the U.S. higher education by the military-industrial-intelligence complex. Disrespect for other world's cultures and traditions and the overall "dumbing down" of the American society are the obvious consequences.

From the perspective of the U.S. global hegemonists, even a perfectly rational suggestion by Putin is made to sound like a war crime. Rasmussen tells of a meeting with Putin in 2009 when the latter said to him: "After the Cold War, we dissolved the Warsaw Pact. Similarly, you should dissolve NATO. That is a relic of the Cold War."[14] Rasmussen almost fell off his chair when he heard this because, for him, NATO is the "holy of holies" that nobody is supposed to come near and criticize, let alone call for its dissolution. And yet, what he and others from his ideological camp consider the "holy of holies" is none other than the dark god of death that every day brings the world closer to a nuclear apocalypse.

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July 14, 2016
NATO To Nuclear War, Yet Russia Not Our Enemy Say Citizen Diplomats
by Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Militaristic expansion to Russias borders by US/North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a dangerous brew of geopolitical maneuvering which increases the likelihood that by accident, by reckless provocation, or by secret design through CIA false flag operations--war could unexpectedly break out.

A string of lies and sophisticated propaganda has been strung regarding Ukraine, Crimea, and Syria to make Russia appear to be the bad guy.  These areas of contention are all potential flash points for further conflict and war.

The present dangers are aggravated by the recent Warsaw NATO Summit which announced plans to situate US/NATO troops in Poland and three Baltic states (Estonia, Lithuania, & Latvia) bordering Russia.  There are additional plans to deploy a ballistic missile system (Wall Street Journal, 7-9-16). 

UN CANNOT PREVENT NUCLEAR WAR    

The United Nations, shackled by its obsolete Charter, stands by helplessly unable to intervene as US/NATO moves full speed ahead with a campaign of disinformation demonizing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia itself as an aggressive enemy.

The quandary for the world community is that the UN cannot do what is necessary to keep the peace or to prevent nuclear war.  Moreover, when it comes to war mongering, the UN lacks the tools needed to prosecute those who use propaganda to manipulate public opinion to justify military build-ups.       

WHY AMERICA CANNOT BE TRUSTED

Russia sees NATOs military moves at its borders as potentially hostile acts and grows ever more suspicious of US motives, alert to the fact that Russia may be targeted for regime change.  The US has already used covert and/or overt operations for regime change in Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Libya and elsewhere.    

In response the Russians are increasing their own troop levels and putting into place their own advanced nuclear weaponry.

Former US diplomat J. Michael Springmann, author of "Visas for Al Qaeda -- CIA Handouts that Rocked the World" (2014) concluded that the U.S. State Department works with the CIA to "destabilize governments that the U.S. opposed."  This was clearly the case in the Ukraine. 

Springmann, now a lawyer in Washington, D.C., estimates that "the average percentage of intelligence officers (CIA, NSA) to real diplomats at a given Foreign Service post is about o­ne in three." (Springmann, 2014, pp. 4 & 9).

In the Foreign Service sewer described by Springmann, o­ne could see how Russia is falsely made out as a villain, when in reality it becomes a victima target for falsehoods and "regime change. 

DOES MAINSTREAM MEDIA FALSELY MAKE RUSSIA THE BAD GUY?

Is Russia really an enemy, or is it a victim of a propaganda campaign? Is Russian President Vladimir Putin being falsely demonized by the establishment press? 

There is ample evidence that supports condemnation of both the government and the establishment press.  The public is gradually learning about the lies that led to the Viet Nam war, the o­ngoing 9/11 cover-up, and the disinformation used to justify the brutal and illegal invasion of Iraq.

In NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative (Consortiumnews.com, 7-11-16) veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry shows clearly how deception is being brazenly used by US/NATO in order to falsely make it appear that Russia is an aggressive enemy. Parry writes:

[Its unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal has lost its collective mind. Perhaps its more reassuring to think that NATO simply feels compelled to publicly embrace its deceptive strategic communications so gullible Western citizens will be kept believing its lies are truth.

But here were the leaders of major Western democracies lining up to endorse a Warsaw Summit Communiqué condemning Russias aggressive actions while knowing that these claims were unsupported by their own intelligence agencies. Robert Parry 7/11/16]

Facing the possibility of an unthinkable nuclear war, it is of no small consequence that the public is being deceived, and that the NATO governments cannot be trusted to do the right thing.

PRIVATE CITIZEN DIPLOMATS

With the UN unable to defuse the NATO vs. Russia confrontation, citizen diplomats have sprung into action having just returned from Russia.

Meet Sharon Tennison, president of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI) whose open letter o­n CCIs website (www.ccisf.org, July 2016) tells a very different story about Russian intentions than what we are told by Western media.    

Ms. Tennison is a uniquely qualified expert o­n Russia.  She has visited Russia in "hundreds of trips...in the past 33 years."  CCI was started in 1983 during the Gorbachev and Reagan era with the bold idea that ordinary Americans could insert themselves into the nuclear arms race and bring about a constructive relationship with the Soviet Union. 

Nowadays Tennison is sharply critical of the American press.  Our mainstream media doesn't give us the accurate information we need," she reports, disturbed by how Western news sources paint the Russians as the aggressor and therefore an enemy contrary to her direct personal knowledge of Russia and its people.

CCIs Track Two diplomacy proved to be hugely successful. But unfortunately, writes Tennison, over the last two years relations between the two nuclear Superpowers have deteriorated badly.

As 2016 opens we find ourselves again facing the possibility of an unthinkable nuclear conflict. o­nce again its time for citizen diplomats from both countries to step in and help guide us back from the precipice at which weve arrived (Tennison, open letter, July 2016, www.ccisf.org).

RUSSIA NOT AN ENEMY, NOT THE BAD GUY

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright is part of the 20 person delegation that went to Russia. Wright, who o­nce served in the State Department, questions US/NATO's militarism and its characterization of Russia as an enemy.  She comes away convinced that the Russians want peaceful relations, not war, and provides a persuasive analysis in "Russians Ask Why Do You Demonize Us When We Are So Much Like You?" (OpEdNew, 7-4-16; also in www.ccisf.org).

Take Crimea, for example. The Wall Street Journals editorial (7-11-16) is misleading. It describes Russias annexation of Crimea as part of a Russian land grab, ignoring the fact that Crimeans freely voted to be part of the Russian federation rather than stay with Ukraine.  

This fact is confirmed by CCI citizen diplomats who met in person with numerous Crimeans.  The great majority of people they talked to indicated that they did not want to be part of Ukraine and preferred to stay with Russia.

Ukraine is another case where the public is misled. As the result of an intercepted phone conversation we now know that Ukraines democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a violent coup engineered through the covert efforts of the likes of the State Department's Victoria Nuland. Mr. Yanukovych was the victim of an American plot for regime change.

CITIZEN DIPLOMACY TAKEN TO A NEW LEVEL

Citizen diplomats have reached out to ordinary citizens in others nations for mutual understanding and friendship.  They have even influenced superpower leaders to reduce the chances of a nuclear war. 

But citizen diplomats have yet to open the doors that will cause the UN General Assembly to rise up, the UN Security Council to step down, and the UN Charter to be replaced. 

The flaws in the UN Charter which prevent the UN from doing its primary jobpreventing wars and eliminating nuclear weapons, must be addressed.  The member-states of the United Nations have not done this, and as a result the UN is sidelined when it really matters, such as the crisis between NATO and Russia. 

Neither the UN General Assembly nor the UN Security Council has so far dealt with the urgent need for a new UN.  Peace activists are addressing this obstacle by demanding Charter review and showing that a review is legally required.

Earth Federation activists are lauding the Constitution for the Federation of Earth (i.e., the Earth Constitution) as the ideal replacement for the Charter. 

Yes, it is time for a new UN, o­ne that can do away with the current geopolitical war system and replace it with a global peace system.  The Earth Constitution is ready to go.

Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Earth Federation News & Views

July 14, 2016         

http://www.earthfederation.info/news.html


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Dear fellow concerned citizens,

 

My world federalist colleagues and I talked to many European federalists while in Brussels. Despite their very busy schedules, they made time for us to discuss "The SF Promise." It was an encouraging trip, o­ne that I hope will ultimately make a difference.

For those of you who haven't read it, you may find an earlier article also of interest: "A New UN to Prevent the Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods" in Reader Supported News (5/23/16).

Best regards,

Roger Kotila

10/06/16

 

World Federalists Seek Leadership from the European Union for a New UN

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

 

BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 6, 2016 The cobblestone streets have the feel of old Europe here at the home of the European Union, a collection of 28 nations that is considerably larger than the United States in both population and overall economic activity.

I am here in the EUs capital city with fellow world federalists from the US and Canada. Under the umbrella of Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco, we are talking to European federalists about the necessity of creating a new UN by means of a review process found in the United Nations Charter what we are calling The San Francisco Promise.

The Promise, given at the original signing of the Charter in San Francisco, requires a review after ten years. The five permanent members of the Security Council (P-5) promised that such a review would be conducted, yet it has not happened. As a result the veto power given to the five nations (US, Russia, China, France, Great Britain) remains in force -- keeping the UN shamefully undemocratic.

 

PROMISE TO END WAR FAILED

The UN is not a world federation. This is why it has not lived up to its original task to end war. Old Europe, after suffering two devastating world wars which were the product of a now thoroughly discredited sovereign nation state system, changed to a partial federal union governing system which became the European Union this is the new Europe.

The EUs importance to world federalists is that there are many federalists in the European Parliament. As federalists, they understand why the UN has not been able to end the scourge of war. There have been over 250 wars since the signing of the UN Charter.

The UNs governing structure is too much like old Europe which suffered war after war.

Although the EU is currently in mild crisis mode, the 12 golden stars o­ne sees o­n EU flags show up seemingly everywhere. Brexit refers to a British referendum vote coming up soon to decide if the UK will remain, or leave, the EU. The potential loss of an EU member state has worried some European federalists, although it is unclear if Britain is more trouble than it is worth to the EU.

A far bigger problem is the multitude of refugees fleeing to Europe as a result of the wars in the Middle East a crisis primarily caused by Europes chief ally, the US (and NATO) which started the violent conflicts in the first place with its own version of terrorism the Pentagons shock and awe military invasion of Iraq, and other US/NATO covert or overt military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Ukraine.

It is my contention that the EUs crisis with refugees was brought about in large part because of the fatal flaws in the UN Charter which prevents it from doing its primary job preventing wars before they happen.

 

A NEW UN IS A BETTER CHOICE THAN NATO

Ironically, Europe has put its hope for security with the US through its involvement with NATO a military alliance which could lead to the very war that the EU is trying to avoid. NATOs headquarters is here in Brussels. NATO has increasingly put itself at the borders of Russia making Moscow understandably suspicious of US/NATOs intentions and causing a military arms build-up.

If NATO is a dangerous choice for the peaceful security of the EU, what is the alternative? World federalists such as Einstein concluded that o­nly a world federal government world union with enforceable world law, is what is required. There is no shortcut.

The logical conclusion is that we need a new UN Charter if the goal is to end wars and to bring safety and security to the world as a whole, and to Europe in particular.

 

OLD UN, NEW UN

A world federalist colleague, Shahr-Yar Sharei, studied law at the University of Kent. Based upon his doctoral research into international law (or lack thereof) and the UN Charter, he has concluded that the UN is legally required to conduct a Charter review. As a consequence of his findings, he is in the process of setting up a new think tank the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research (CUNCR), to be located here in Brussels.

The vision of a new UN is long overdue. The present geopolitical system must be changed, or it will drag the world community (and the EU) down with it.

 

LOOKING TO THE EUROPEAN UNION TO LEAD THE WAY

Will the EU, with a Parliament full of federalists, be willing to take the lead and use its resources and experience in federalism to help design a modern world constitution/charter so that military threats such as with NATO become a thing of the past?

World federalists know what the governing structure should look like. They know what is needed. The World Constitution and Parliament Association for example, anticipated that this day would come, and has waiting in the wings a model world federal constitution the Constitution for the Federation of Earth, also known as the Earth Constitution.

 

So will the EU join the campaign to fulfill The San Francisco Promise? Will they see the desperate need for a new United Nations and decide to act?

 

By Roger Kotila, Ph.D.

Editor, Earth Federation News & Views www.earthfederation.info

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A New UN to Prevent the Sacrifice of Europe to the Nuclear Gods

 

Written by Dr. Roger Kotila

Monday, 23 May 2016

 

Would the US/NATO military establishment risk sacrificing Europe to the nuclear gods if a conventional armed conflict broke out with Russia and local North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commanders believed that tactical nuclear weapons would be required to win? 

Europe faces the possibility of such a regional conflict. Tensions have risen. Russia is getting suspicious of US/NATOs intentions, feeling encircled as NATO expands militarily into Eastern Europe and the Ukraine. 

It seems unthinkable, but if a tactical nuclear war erupts, the European nations would be the o­nes sacrificed, not America, -- the United States lies thousands of ocean miles away

The world community watches in frustration as the United Nations, supposedly in existence to prevent wars, is unable to do its job. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Yemen, and Palestine are all subject to violent military aggression with the vast majority of victims being civilians and families.
Could Europe be added to the list, a victim of its own involvement with NATO?

The EU already struggles with the multitudes of refugees fleeing the fighting in the Middle East, wars that the US/NATO or allies started in the first place, and which the UN was unable to prevent. 

The UN is stymied by its fatally flawed Charter. Despite the fact that the original purpose of the UN is to end the scourge of war, it has failed time and time again. While the UN has done much good, the world has seen over 250 wars since the Charter was signed. 

THE NUCLEAR GODS STILL CONTROL AMERICA
Despite reassurances by President Obama, nuclear disarmament is nowhere in sight. For US military contractors, present and future funding for nuclear weapons systems is full speed ahead. 

Despite committing the US to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons, Obamas record o­n nuclear disarmament is dismal, having supported spending $1 trillion over the next 3 decades to modernize the US nuclear arsenal. (Cabasso, United for Peace & Justice, 5/22/16) 

A recent survey of the American public (Wall Street Journal, 5/21/16) asks Would We Drop the Bomb Again? Yes, according to the professors who did the study: When provoked, we dont seem to consider the use of nuclear weapons a taboo, and our commitment to the immunity of civilians from deliberate attack in wartime, even with vast casualties, is shallow. 

The US Congress refuses to admit the obvious fact that militarism and nuclear weaponry are a dead end.Moreover, they treat the UN as if it was of secondary importance, even though without a UN (or a new world organization) with the power to outlaw nukes and war, we will never be safe. 

REACHING OUT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 
Frustrated by the American governments obstructionism and its worship of all things military, a small contingent of NGO world federalists from the US and Canada is traveling to Brussels in early June, 2016 to meet with select members of the European Parliament.

Led by the NGO nonpartisan Democratic World Federalists based in San Francisco, an international campaign is being launched to demand a review of the UN Charter. Its called The San Francisco Promise and describes the fact that at the original signing of the Charter a review was promised, even written into the Charter itself, but never carried out. 

Currently the UN General Assembly (UNGA) is being foiled by the nuclear powers who are saying no to nuclear disarmament. But UNGAs Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) o­n nuclear disarmament is not taking no for an answer, and appears determined to find a way to ban nuclear weapons.

In Europe OEWG has information revealing that NATO has nukes in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. According to documentation by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS),
these countries host from 160 200 nuclear weapons (OEWG Report, Vol. 2, No. 9, 4 May 2016). 

OEWGs efforts are vitally important but they remain stuck within the parameters of the outdated UN Charter.
The UN General Assembly must find a way to break free of the Charters restrictions that prevent the UN from ending the nuclear nightmare

SHUTTING DOWN THE NUCLEAR GODS FOR GOOD
World federalists like Einstein and many other top thinkers have concluded that the o­nly way to end the danger of nuclear annihilation is to form a democratic world federal union government with enforceable world law. These critical features are missing in the present UN Charter. 

That is why the Earth Constitution drafted by the World Constitution and Parliament Association takes o­n such importance. It is ready to go, designed to shut down the nuclear gods o­nce and for all. The nations and the world community must make the decision they want world peace more than they want a world in perpetual war. 

There is an urgent need to reverse the downward course of militarism that is destroying the Middle East and endangering the European Union.
The European Parliament could play a crucial role by supporting Charter Review. The Parliament could also challenge NATOs ever expanding military posture, a policy that is stirring up fears in both Russia and China and causing an arms build-up. 

UN Charter Review opens the door to compare the present Charter to the Earth Constitution. The Earth Constitution brings an inspired yet practical democratic governing structure that includes a democratically elected World Parliament, a well-designed judiciary system, and the opportunity for world union. 

Will the upcoming meetings in Brussels between world federalists and members of the European Parliament mark a turning point which ends the death spiral caused by misplaced faith in the nuclear gods?


Roger Kotila, PhD
Editor, Earth Federation News & Views, USA


Original: http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/21-21/37037-a-new-un-to-prevent-the-sacrifice-of-europe-to-the-nuclear-gods


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Ukraine, NATO and more:

Time for the UN to look to the Earth Constitution?

 

Written by Dr. Roger Kotila

Sunday, 01 June 2014

 

The United Nations Charter seeks "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war," but has not been able to live up to its rhetoric. 

From the UN's inception in 1945 in San Francisco world federalists warned that the UN's Charter was fatally flawed. Sure enough, geopolitical hotspots and war have erupted with regularity. 

The current crisis in the Ukraine is the latest example of UN helplessness. The elected government of the Ukraine was overthrown with covert help from the United States, and then Russia, fearful of encroachment by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, proceeded to annex Crimea. 

Politicians and the public are largely unaware that there is a potential solution to these dangerous geopolitical maneuverings that could spark a world war. The Earth Constitution is waiting. It is ready to go (
http://worldparliament-gov.org/constitution/the-earth-constitution/).  

Ending the "scourge of war" has been out of reach for the UN. Weaker countries are routinely the victims of Bully nations who use covert operations, economic manipulation, and outright military aggression to control or overthrow governments.

The UN's defective Charter allows the leaders of the so-called "great" powers to toss international law aside, indeed to do almost anything at all, with impunity. The UN watched helplessly as the United States illegally invaded first Afghanistan, then Iraq. 

For the world community the leaders of bully nations are literally "above the law" as was seen in the brutal "shock and awe" attack o­n Iraq wherein the US president and the generals responsible for this illegal invasion were never prosecuted for their war crimes, including torture.

The UN has also been unable to prevent wars by proxy. For example, it could not prevent the upheaval in Syria supported by Saudi Arabia, the US, and Russia. Saudi Arabia has openly provided the insurgents with money and weapons in its campaign for regime change, ironical in view of the fact that Saudi Arabia itself is a dictatorship.

Israel's brutal attack o­n the Palestinians in Gaza and its o­ngoing silent war against them in the form of a blockade have left the Palestinians essentially imprisoned in Gaza. The UN cannot free them.

Israeli leaders have never been prosecuted for committing world crimes, nor have UN sanctions been applied because the US protects Israel from consequences by using its veto power in the UN Security Council. 

The UN has been overshadowed by US/NATO. The results have been disastrous for the countries invaded by this military alliance which ignores international law and makes its own rules, apparently motivated by the goal of world empire and for "energy security" which o­ne suspects means to satisfy the financial yearnings of private oil corporations. 

Targets of US/NATO assaults include Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The people see their homes and cities destroyed, including the infrastructure so that basics like water and electricity are barely available. Horrendous civil wars have resulted. 

Libya was targeted by the US/NATO and the dictator Muammar Khadafy deposed, yet the people are worse off than ever with the country devastated and in a state of anarchy. We see a similar fate for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and soon, possibly the Ukraine. 

In the Ukraine the UN is unable to prevent the internal interference by the United States that helped cause the violent overthrow by neo-fascists of Ukraine's elected government. To complicate matters, US/NATO seeks a door into the Ukraine, a move that has caused Russian authorities serious alarm since the Ukraine lies o­n its border. 

Is US/NATO a threat to world peace?

The UN has been unable to restrain US/NATO expansion. The facts about NATO as revealed by Mahdi Nazemroaya in "The Globalization of NATO" are alarming. The US/NATO military alliance, he reports, is carrying out plans to militarily encircle both Russia and China. 

NATO's interest in the Ukraine along with the announcement by the US of its "pivot to Asia" seems to confirm Nazemroaya's analysis. Fear of encirclement caused Russia to annex Crimea, and spurred China to begin to increase its own military might. 

US/NATO actions appear so irresponsible and reckless that it is even conceivable that an attempt at regime change could be in the making to oust Russian President Vladimir Putin who is currently being demonized by the western press. 

One can reasonably conclude that NATO, basically a military alliance led by the US, threatens world peace because of its actions to expand worldwide, yet claims it o­nly seeks "security." But isn't that why we have the United Nations? 

It is easy to illustrate the UN's failures. We are living them everyday through the news, -- always a new geopolitical conflict or outrage of o­ne kind or another. Nations operate in a global war system. 

The Earth Constitution provides a global peace system. Disputes between nations are resolved without war (which is outlawed). Conflicts are resolved peacefully through adjudication in specialized world courts, or by a democratically elected World Parliament -- lacking in the UN structure. 

A core problem is that the UN cannot override the decisions of the undemocratic UN Security Council with its five permanent veto members who use the veto to protect themselves and their allies no matter what wrong they have committed. The United States, Russia, and China have most often abused this veto power. 

The public knows little about the UN's real problems which go back to its unsatisfactory Charter. They know even less about the Earth Constitution, drafted by the World Constitution and Parliament Association in order to have a constructive alternative to the UN, o­ne that has the potential to actually end war and the lawless anarchy which so undermines a civilized society. 

Professor Glen T. Martin, author of "World Revolution Through World Law," has described the Earth Constitution as the "most important document" of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is designed to accomplish what the UN has been unable to do. 

The Earth Constitution offers a solution to the nightmare of war and nuclear weapons. Its design is for nonmilitary government both at the global and national levels, of critical importance because military power can never bring true security or peace, a lesson not understood by the US/NATO. 

The o­nly realistic goal for a safe and secure world must be world union. We must federate. The nations must form a world federation that truly represents the global community. There must be enforceable world law in league with a democratically elected world parliament. There is no shortcut. 

It is time for the UN and the peoples of the world to look to the Earth Constitution. 

Roger Kotila, Ph.D.
Editor, Earth Federation News & Views at
www.earthfederation.info

 

Original:

http://readersupportednews.org/pm-section/21-21/23998-ukraine-nato-and-more-time-for-the-un-to-look-to-the-earth-constitution

 

Dr. Leo Semashko, The GPS Editor in Chief note. This excellent article is written in the spirit of the Global Peace Science (GPS: see this article in GPS Chapter 8.19, p.299-301: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=606) and coincides with it in assessment of the UN and the USA/NATO military alliance as the main threat to global peace. The offered alternative - "Earth Constitution" is absolutely necessary tool for the peaceful world order. But it is, in our opinion, will not be work, touching o­nly the governments and not covering the population in the major actors of global peace - SPHERONS discovered in GPS (see chapters 1 and 2). GHA offers jointly to modify the Constitution, adding to it the structural idea of SPHERONS, which constitute global social structure, provide the most correct division of the population in democracy and thus actualize the most profound and full social foundation for Earth Constitution. Through SPHERONS it receives the status of "the basic law of republic" by Montesquieu, which is ignored the traditional militaristic democracy (see Chapter 8.9.).

 

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