Revisiting Russia-US NATO led- Ukraine War through a Geopolitical Lens: with Mike Whitney
We are socialized informationally outside our awareness, as six corporations control 90% of the (non-internet) information made available to us. “This meant that 232 media executives were calling the shots for 90% of the informational media made available to us. Information is power and like wealth in our nation and throughout the world, it is grossly and disproportionally owned by an elite few. We are taught and constantly messaged to believe we might not be a perfect nation but we a re the land of the free and primarily seek to bring democracy to other nations of the world.
I can remember as an upper middle class kid there was a board game called RISK. And the objective was simple. In order to win you had to wipe everyone else off the map. You had to take over the whole world. In other words, become that unipolar power. RISK is a game of aggression in which if and when I win you lose. I believe a proper reading and understanding of non-revisionist history reveals that the world and the US position in it with its geopolitical motivations since WWII can be seen in the same manner. (5:44) We do not promote democracy rather we promote as imperial powers before us have, empire. However this fact is camouflaged by enormous public relations campaign led by our government leaders and the media that serve them.
We replay an excerpt of Amy Goodman interview of General Wesley Clark of March 2007 in which four star general Clark indicates according to his Pentagon sources at the time, the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq:
“ So I came back to see him a few weeks later, and by that time we were bombing in Afghanistan. I said, “Are we still going to war with Iraq?” And he said, “Oh, it’s worse than that.” He reached over on his desk. He picked up a piece of paper. And he said, “I just got this down from upstairs” — meaning the Secretary of Defense’s office — “today.” And he said, “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Mike Whitney investigative journalist joins BLID and brings his geopolitical analysis expertise to the world of war and conflict we find ourselves in the middle of today in Ukraine. We examine what led us to this war and that when you look at the world from a geopolitical model of winner take all (RISK) rather than one in which all nations, not just a select few, deserve their sovereign rights to make choices without fear of reprisal through sanctions or armed conflict, there seems to be some internal logic behind US foreign policy. But is it to promote democracy that drives our geopolitical interests or is it to promote the US as a the world’s hegemon as a unipolar unchallenged economic and military force that essentially rules the world.?