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by Stephen Lendman
Leaders from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden arrived in Washington to kiss Obama’s ring.
In a joint statement with their host, they recited the deplorable script handed them, pledging support for US-dominated NATO’s killing machine, its endless wars of aggression, its provocations against Russia and China risking direct confrontation.
They stressed the importance of upholding international law, breaching it in partnership with America. They condemned nonexistent Russian “aggression” and attempts to destabilize Ukraine – ignoring Moscow’s leading peacemaking role.
They shamelessly called Crimeans’ self-determination right to rejoin Russia an “illegal occupation and attempted annexation.”
They reaffirmed support for Ukraine’s US-installed, Nazi-infested putschist regime. They back maintaining illegal sanctions on Russia, blaming it irresponsibly for US/Ukrainian efforts to undermine Minsk conflict resolution principles.
They expressed concern for “Russia’s growing military presence” on its own territory – ignoring provocative US-led NATO’s buildup on its borders, its activated missile shield in Romania, intended solely for offense, targeting Russia, breaching the 1987 INF Treaty.
They hyped nonexistent threats instead of debunking them. They pledged subservience to Washington instead of asserting their sovereign independence.
They called terrorism and violent extremism major challenges, while failing to explain they’re US creations. They endorsed Middle East peace and stability while continuing support for endless US wars of aggression.
Stressing a “commitment to freedom, democracy, universal human rights and peace,” their policies flout them.
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.