"If the paeans to McCain by diverse political climbers seems detached from reality, it’s because they reflect the elite view of U.S. military interventions as a chess game, with the millions killed by unprovoked aggression mere statistics..."
"The United States is currently waging economic warfare against one tenth of the world’s countries with cumulative population of nearly 2 billion people and combined gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $15 trillion."
...as we see from the bizarre headline claiming absurdly that “Putin's armed forces ratchet up pressure on the Royal Navy,” there is a strong propaganda movement aimed at convincing British taxpayers that by suffering spoliation of their standard of living they are helping to defend their country against an alleged enemy who is intent on...doing what, exactly?
In a quiet overnight session, the dollar dropped set for its biggest weekly decline since March as traders prepared for a keynote speech by Fed chair Jerome Powell. Global stocks rose despite disappointment from the latest US-China trade talks as Beijing again intervened to prop up markets.
"it’s essential that we strengthen European autonomy by establishing payment channels that are independent of the US, creating a European Monetary Fund and building up an independent Swift system." -German foreign minister Heiko Maas