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Sleepwalking Into Disaster: How US Establishment Lost Fear of Escalating Ukraine Crisis — Interviewing Vladimir Golstein

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Censorship betrays weakness.As is the case with all sorts of censorship, political in particular, it reveals the weakness of the censoring side.Replaying the lead-up to WWI.There is a well-known book by Christopher Clark on the history of the First World War called 'The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914'. That’s exactly what we are facing now: sleepwalking politicians….Prof. Goldstein also outlines the no-so-hidden agenda.Unfortunately, militarism remains a very powerful magnet for a lot of people. Demonising Russia pays in all sorts of ways: it pays for the military industrial complex; it pays for the press that loves hysteria and black-and-white stories of the evil Russians and their innocent victims; it pays for the politicians who expect to ride and exploit this war of the

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Censorship betrays weakness.
As is the case with all sorts of censorship, political in particular, it reveals the weakness of the censoring side.
Replaying the lead-up to WWI.
There is a well-known book by Christopher Clark on the history of the First World War called 'The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914'. That’s exactly what we are facing now: sleepwalking politicians….
Prof. Goldstein also outlines the no-so-hidden agenda.
Unfortunately, militarism remains a very powerful magnet for a lot of people. Demonising Russia pays in all sorts of ways: it pays for the military industrial complex; it pays for the press that loves hysteria and black-and-white stories of the evil Russians and their innocent victims; it pays for the politicians who expect to ride and exploit this war of the Slavs for their own benefit; and last, but not least, it pays for the military strategists who know that taking on both Russia and China to reassert American supremacy is a complicated if not an impossible task, whereas starting with weakening Russia and gaining access to its resources is a much more reasonable undertaking. Consequently, too many people with access to power are interested in further escalation, in further expanding this proxy war.….
Sputnik International (Russian state-sponsored media)
Sleepwalking Into Disaster: How US Establishment Lost Fear of Escalating Ukraine Crisis
Sputnik interviews Vladimir Golstein, Associate Professor of Slavic Studies, Brown University
https://sputniknews.com/20220510/sleepwalking-into-disaster-how-us-establishment-lost-fear-of-escalating-ukraine-crisis-1095400659.html

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Mike Norman is an economist and veteran trader whose career has spanned over 30 years on Wall Street. He is a former member and trader on the CME, NYMEX, COMEX and NYFE and he managed money for one of the largest hedge funds and ran a prop trading desk for Credit Suisse.

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