Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?



By Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

Permanent War

Since 1980 the U.S. has engaged in aggressive military action in 14 countries in the Islamic world alone, according to research published in the Washington Post:

Iran (1980, 1987-1988)
Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011)
Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991)
Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-present)
Somalia(1992-1993, 2007-present)
Saudi Arabia(1991, 1996)
Afghanistan (1998, 2001-present)
Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999)
Yemen (2000, 2002-prsent)
Pakistan (2004-present)
and now Syria

In this hemisphere, U.S. military forces invaded Grenada (1983) and Panama (1989) and landed 20,000 military forces in Haiti (1994).

U.S. Global War Machine

The U.S. has 1.3…

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Laurent Brayard: J’Accuse

Original: Novorossiya Today
Translated by Alexander Fedotov / Edited by @GBabeuf


LaurentBrayard: I was in Donetsk and I Accuse the French Government

I was incredibly lucky to visit for a few days Donbass and Donetsk itself. Thus, I have fulfilled the duty which essentially our government should be obliged to fulfill. Being very limited in my means, with the great support of the people of Donetsk (and not only them), I was able to see firsthand what is happening in this part of Europe which everybody is talking about but which no Frenchman is able to find on a map. I travelled thousands of kilometres to get there, and now I can accuse the French government with greater strength and more right. To remain silent would be criminalit would be to disgrace my name as a Frenchman. The French Government, I accuse you that you are…

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Vladimir Putin’s ally issues chilling warning to the West: ‘Tanks don’t need visas’

Global Geopolitics

One of Vladimir Putin‘s closest aides has issued a chilling warning to the West: “Tanks don’t need visas”.

Deputy premier Dmitry Rogozin – seen by some as a future Kremlin president – claimed the West is now scared of Moscow’s military muscle.

His outspoken words come as the West remains at loggerheads with Russia over Putin’s seizure of Crimea, and alleged military strongarm tactics in eastern Ukraine.

Vowing to exploit the vast mineral riches of the Arctic, Rogozin claimed that America and Euorpe “are afraid of Russia”.

The West is “afraid of the fact that we have started looking around, at our enormous territory”, which, he argued, reached far north of existing frontiers in the Arctic.

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“We Can’t Stay Deaf To The Pleas Of The People” – Novorossiya Without Mozgovoy

The Barricade


Alexei Mozgovoy was a leader of principle and of the people.  He fought against the domination of Novorussians and all of Ukraine by the corrupt oligarchy and their puppet warlords. He advocated and fought for a society with universal education and healthcare. Like his forebears he chose to stand against fascism and defend the land of his people.

His death at the hands of those who oppose the people’s freedom was as much a shock as it was a impending catastrophe for the leadership of a free Novorossiya. With this cruel act of murder arises the question much more important than who did this, but rather how the people will react. The future of Novorossiya is now up in the air as oligarchs and puppets on both sides look to take advantage of this situation. In Mozgovoy’s own words, the way forward is torn between fear and revolutionary progress:


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Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy — “It is a gift to die in May…”


It is a gift to die in May…

Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy

It is a gift to die in May—An easy task to dig a grave,

And nightingales will sing their song

Inimitably, like their last.

In May, the thunder of storms supplants

A funerals’ dismal songs and sounds,

And rain that comes instead of tears

Dissolves the memories’ regret.

The shelt’ring barrow of the grave

Beneath the emerald of grass;

A cross is a redundant mark

Among a grove of weary birch.

Beneath the rustling newborn leaves,

With irrepresible thirst for life,

The sun has yet to burn the grass,

And every thing is animate.

It is a gift to die in May,

To stay behind in vernal dew.

And though I could not do it all,

There are no doubts where none remain…

It is a gift, to die in May…

Не плохо в мае умереть,Могильщику копать удобно.

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While Revolutionaries Can Be Murdered, You Cannot Kill Ideas.


It is war that is the greatest injustice. We are not fighting the ones responsible. Those who finance, who stir it up, who through the media set one people against another—it is them whom we must fight.

— Aleksey Borisovich Mozgovoy

By Boris Rozhin / Colonel Cassad
Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov (Subject to Editing)

I first learned of the existence of this man in April 2014, when he began appearing on the TV screens as one of the leaders of the uprising in Lugansk. Very quickly two centres of power emerged in Lugansk—the groups of Bolotov and Mozgovoy, who had systemic disagreements. Starting approximately in April, having completed our humanitarian programme for Sevastopol, and having received a letter of thanks from Aleksey Chaly, we started reorienting our work toward the Donbass. Very quickly it became apparent that we would have to choose who to work with—Bolotov or Mozgovoy…

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Former Spy Chief: Russia could “break” NATO through the Baltics

Global Geopolitics

If the Russian economy collapses and is not capable of opposing the West, the final card left on the table for Russia will be its recently modernized armed forces. If this happens, Russia could attempt to “break” NATO through the Baltics. The expansion of military activities in Ukraine’s East has been a huge mistake, and Russia does not know how to get out of this situation anymore. Resistance by the Ukrainian side was much larger than Russia expected, and this means that if Russia wants to continue its assault on Ukraine, it will have to openly send in its regular forces. This would automatically mean new sanctions imposed by the West. However, Vladimir Putin has cultivated his image to a point where he cannot afford to back down, the current advisor to the Latvian defense minister and former head of the Latvian Constitutional Protection Bureau Jānis Kažociņš points out.

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