Selected Articles: From Libertarian-Liberalism to Securitarian-Liberalism.

The U.S. as National Security StateAmerica’s Transition from a Democracy to a National Security State, in Five Easy Steps

By Robert Abele, December 19 2015

There seems to be a formula for a superpower’s intent to dominate the world: massive surveillance + use of military might in foreign wars and domestic control of citizens…

Canadian-built Light Armoured Vehicles III, pictured above, are equipped with multiple weapons. Source: Government of Canada.We Sold What? Canada Signs Billion-Dollar Weapons Deal with Saudi Arabia

By Jonathan Manthorpe, December 19 2015

Turns out, Saudis to use our military vehicles to protect against dissenters. This much you know: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has sealed a multi-billion-dollar deal to buy light armoured vehicles from Canada.

The United Nations Security Council:  An Organization for InjusticeAnother UN Security Council Resolution on Syria: Hold the Cheers

By Stephen Lendman, December 19 2015

On Friday, Security Council members unanimously adopted SC Res. 2254 on Syria. It calls for a ceasefire and diplomatic settlement to the long-running conflict – launched by Obama in March 2011 for regime change, using ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers..

Many have begun to refer to the Islamic State group as Daesh. | Photo:“ISIS Air Force”: US Airstrike Takes Out Battalion of Iraqi Troops Who Were Battling ISIS

By 21st Century Wire, December 19 2015

ISIS terrorists have often lamented, “if only we had an air force to provide air cover when we are fighting in the field.” Yesterday they got their wish (again). The dubious US-led ‘Anti-ISIL Coalition’ continues to spiral out of control. As Iraqi soldiers closed in on ISIS terrorists on the ground, a US airstrike struck their column – killing approximately 20 Iraqi soldiers and injuring at least 30 more (see full report below). Addition casualty reports could rise over the coming days.

IMF-nameplate-510x287The IMF Changes its Rules to Isolate China and Russia

By Michael Hudson, December 19 2015

The nightmare scenario of U.S. geopolitical strategists seems to be coming true: foreign economic independence from U.S. control. Instead of privatizing and neoliberalizing the world under U.S.-centered financial planning and ownership, the Russian and Chinese governments are investing in neighboring economies on terms that cement Eurasian economic integration on the basis of Russian oil and tax exports and Chinese financing.

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