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(a) Warren Mosler

Warren B. Mosler #MMT@wbmosler

7 h

It’s my fear as well:

(b) Alfred de Zayas

It is not always the guy who fires the  first shot who is 100% guilty for an armed conflict – it is also the party — or parties — who spend years provoking and refuse to stop the provocations.

2022 api. 17·


The US had a “red line” during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. The Russians have been warning about their own red lines since 2014.  Why did no one in the West care to listen?

2022 api. 27


Putin has been proposing solutions compatible with the UN Charter since 2014, especially considering the “threat” of the use of force by NATO. The rejection of Russia’s December 2021 proposals was a major strategic error by the US and NATO.

2022 api. 30


Alfred de Zayas@Alfreddezayas

api. 30

It is too obvious that Russia cannot be defeated by Ukraine. But if NATO countries fantasize about regime change in Russia and continue escalating, there is an acute danger that nuclear weapons will be used. And then good bye.


Mai. 9

Zelinsky was committed to implementing the Minsk II agreement, which entailed giving the Russian-speaking and the ethnic Russian population in the easternmost part of Ukraine a measure of autonomy. Alas, the far-right in Ukraine did not let him do it, and NATO took over.


mai. 9

At his 9 May address Putin reminded us that: “NATO countries had preparations underway for an attack on Crimea,” and “began military development of the territories adjacent to Russia.” NATO overt and covert involvement since 2014 built up the Ukrainian military.


Alfred de Zayas@Alfreddezayas

api. 28

As UN independent expert on international order, I experienced the same kind of bullying every time I said what had to be said instead of echoing the nonsense we hear every night on CNN


(a) Bill Mitchell



Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 11:30

Dear All

No more political commentary on NATO or the war etc.

Unless it is relation to specific MMT topics.

Thanks for all the interesting commentary to date but this blog is about MMT.

best wishes


(b) Autore batzuk..



Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10:39

@Derek Henry

My point was to emphasize the nature and purpose of NATO and why the Russians have taken such a dim view.

When was the last time a trade arrangement included the agreement that you would take your country to war if a trading partner were attacked? What trade agreement allows for trading partners to deploy armies and weapons along the fence line of those outside the agreement?

I don’t dispute the economic dimension but it is secondary to the simple fact: Russia views the non-stop expansion of NATO toward it’s borders first and foremost as a military-strategic threat everything else comes second to that.

Ukraine’s north-eastern border is a stone’s throw from Moscow. What do you think Russia believes NATO would intend to do there – wave western consumer goods at them over the border to make them jealous? Why do you think they annexed Crimea once the prospect of Ukraine joining NATO appeared to loom ever larger – it has nothing to do with seaside holidays in about the warmest place close to Russia and everything to do with the fact that it would have in one stroke deprived them of the home base of their Black Sea naval fleet at Sebastopol and simultaneously replaced it with a NATO armada not far from Russia’s coastline.

I appreciate the point you are making (and I foresee western arms manufacturers doing handsomely out of this) but I think you have overlooked the point I am making: NATO is a MILITARY alliance that Russia has always felt threatened by and that by marching it ever closer to Russia’s border, refusing to let Russia join it and refusing to give a guarantee that more countries on Russia’s border will not become members and give US-led military forces the privilege to operate there – NATO has finally sparked a military conflict in Eastern Europe.


(a) AOC

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Pavlina Tcherneva, Stephanie Kelton: ekonomia feminista?

(b) @AOC


Michael Tracey@mtracey

Lifestyle brand leftists like AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Cori Bush, etc. are always quick to rattle off the most incendiary rhetoric about various race and gender issues, but on the issue of US military escalation, they’re card-carrying members of the pro-war consensus

2022 mai. 11


Michael Tracey@mtracey

Hey @DemSocialists— all the House members you endorsed in 2020 (@AOC, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Rashida Tlaib) just voted to drastically escalate US military intervention in Ukraine. Is this a “red line,” or do they have to also get caught making an uncouth joke on Twitter

2022 mai. 11


Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald

11 h

AOC voted last night to spend $40 billion more on the war in Ukraine — beyond the $14b Biden already spent and $7b more than Biden wanted. Most of it will go to Raytheon, Lockheed and friends, with a nice pile to CIA for unspecified activities. ✊✊✊✊???

Erakutsi haria


Gonzalo Lira@GonzaloLira1968

2 h

It’s simple: If American and British leftwing parties vote with the warmongers, they will get leverage for other bills and projects that they want. Sometimes the warmongers even preemptively pay them off. That’s why the Establishment Left is pro-warit’s to their advantage.

Txioa aipatu

Glenn Greenwald@ggreenwald

3 h

There’s not even an inkling of this sentiment anywhere on the mainstream American left (meaning the Bernie/AOC “left”). They are — yet again — in pure lockstep unity with the establishment wings of both parties over rapidly escalating a war with a nuclear-armed power.…

Erakutsi haria


Aaron Maté@aaronjmate

1 h

I’ve avoided the term, but “Fraud Squad” feels pretty apt. Challenging the military industrial complex is leftism 101. The Squad just voted to give it another $40 billion1 via the Ukraine proxy war. So, insofar as they claim to be a leftist contingent, how are they not a fraud?

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