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For Putin, Disinformation Is Power - The New York Times
AUG. 5, 2016 | The New York Times | By ARKADY OSTROVSKY.

Vladimir V. Putin told Larry King on CNN that his previous job as a K.G.B. officer had been like that of a journalist. “They have the same purpose of gathering information, synthesizing it and presenting it for the consumption of decision makers,”...During the Cold War, the Kremlin interfered in American politics for decades. The K.G.B.’s so-called active measures — subversion, media manipulations, forgery and the financing of some “peace” organizations — lay at the heart of Soviet intelligence.
disinformation  Vladimir_Putin  history  anti-Americanism  subversion  Donald_Trump  security_&_intelligence  Kremlin  WikiLeaks  propaganda  cyber_warfare  Cold_War  triumphalism  narratives  Dmitri_Medvedev  KGB  information_warfare  destabilization  deception 
august 2016 by jerryking
Europe should forget Google and investigate its own shortcomings —
APRIL 22, 2016 | FT | by Michael Moritz

There’s nothing new about this strain of anti-Americanism running rampant in Brussels. Some of its intellectual roots stretch back 50 years to Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, the French publisher and journalist, who tried to galvanise Europeans into countering the threat from across the Atlantic with the publication, in 1967, of The American Challenge. Its echoes can be heard in this week’s press conferences in Brussels. Forget the fact that American ingenuity and daring has brought to hundreds of millions of Europeans phones cheaper and more powerful than the supercomputers of the 1970s, thousands of films and TV shows that can be streamed at the touch of a button, free text-messaging services, books that are delivered overnight and thousands of comfortable cars that can be summoned at a moment’s notice.

Rather than pointing across the Atlantic and seeking scapegoats, the Commissioners who have just launched another fusillade against one of their favourite American bogeymen may want to start a series of investigations into Europe’s own shortcomings. This may be a more fruitful exercise than reigniting the spent flames of the 1960s.
1967  Michael_Moritz  Google  Facebook  Silicon_Valley  anti-Americanism  monopolies  Europe  EU  shortcomings  Sequoia  ingenuity  daring 
may 2016 by jerryking
Insulting the U.S. with impunity
March 19, 2003 | G&M | John Ibbitson.

Liberal members of Parliament will tell you they aren't anti-American, just anti-Bush. This is only half true.

The Liberal back-bench standing ovation for ...
John_Ibbitson  Liberals  anti-Americanism  Jean_Chrétien 
march 2013 by jerryking
Pitching high and tight to Michael Moore
Michael Moore was getting himself into a lather, which is to say Michael Moore was starting to act like Michael Moore.

"It's a small example of what we, the American people, have to put up with, d...
Michael_Moore  anti-Americanism 
march 2013 by jerryking
Why Canada gets no respect in Washington
Jan. 29 2003 | The Globe and Mail |JEFFREY SIMPSON.

It's not so much that Canada is for or against U.S. policies, although the Americans would obviously prefer that we were with them all the way. It's more that Canada often cannot make up its mind, or delays so long that when a decision is taken it's become irrelevant, or backs the U.S. with what a Canadian diplomat has accurately called "calculating calculation." These habits are layered with that reflexive and, to U.S. ears, intensely irritating and totally groundless blather about Canada's moral superiority.
Jeffrey_Simpson  crossborder  foreign_policy  anti-Americanism  feckless 
march 2013 by jerryking
Why America's hated: all that and more from your teachers union
December 6, 2001 | G&M – Page A25 | Margaret Wente

Doug Little teaches high-school history at Rosedale Heights in Toronto. He's
also the editor of his union newsletter, which goes out to 6,500 t...
Margaret_Wente  unions  anti-Americanism  schools  teachers  anti-Semitism  public_sector 
march 2013 by jerryking
They had it coming?
September 15 | Globe and Mail | By MARGARET WENTE.

"The Americans are reaping the fruits of their crimes against humanity."

That's Saddam Hussein speaking. But you don't have to go to Baghdad to...
Margaret_Wente  anti-Americanism 
march 2013 by jerryking
Celebrating the Misery of 'the head of the snake'
By MARCUS GEE, The Globe and Mail
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
9/11  anti-Americanism  Middle_East  Marcus_Gee 
march 2013 by jerryking
Muslims and the West: The need to speak up | The Economist
Oct 11th 2001

The truth is, America is despised mainly for its success; for the appealing and, critics would say, corrupting alternative it presents to a traditional Islamic way of life; and for the humiliation which many Muslims feel when they consider the comparative failure, in material terms, of their once-mighty civilisation.
tolerance  Islam  anti-Americanism  humiliation  way_of_life 
july 2012 by jerryking
Victim, bully or both?
18 Sep 2001 | The Globe and Mail A.16. |Christopher Levenson.

Once the smoke has cleared from Manhattan, I hope ordinary Americans -- surely among the least politically sophisticated and most insular of major world populations -- will finally begin to ask themselves what is behind the rhetorical smokescreen about the U.S. being the "beacon of liberty" and the "leader of the free world" that could make millions of ordinary people around the world hate them so much. Nothing can ever justify the horrendous loss of innocent lives in last Tuesday's terrorist attacks, but this horror and anger must be accompanied by introspection.

Many, especially in the Third World, have every justification for hating America because of its economic imperialism. This is not just a matter of overt military intervention, as in Chile, Nicaragua or El Salvador. It is also a matter of inaction: failure to adequately fund UN agencies, failure to support the ABM treaty and the refusal to sign on to the Kyoto agreement.

Until Americans realize that, in virtually all eyes except their own, they are an imperialist power in a world that is crying out for co-operation and long-term people-to-people assistance, we can only expect the hatred, and with it the terrorism, to get even worse.
letters_to_the_editor  anti-Americanism  ProQuest  Margaret_Wente  9/11  U.S.foreign_policy  moral_equivalencies 
july 2012 by jerryking
Please don't blame the American victims -
19 Sep 2001| The Globe and Mail A.14 |editorial

"The towers of the World Trade Center had barely settled into the ground before Canadian critics began suggesting that the Americans may have brought this disaster on themselves. In letters to the editor, opinion columns and talk shows, these critics have leaped to explain why U.S. foreign policy laid the ground for last week's attacks. "..."Anti-American sentiment is hardly new in Canada. There has always been a camp that considers the United States to be the root of all evil. But to see it emerge now, when Americans are still in the depths of their grief, is disturbing. Have these people no sense of decency? What sort of person kicks a neighbour when he is down? How would we feel if Americans began lecturing us on the error of our ways so soon after a national tragedy? "..."Of course, the anti-Americans are always careful to hide their barbs in a cloak of sympathy. Terrorism, they intone, is wrong, and the attacks on New York and Washington were a tragedy. But remember, they go on, the Americans have done some nasty things too. What about My Lai and other U.S. atrocities in the Vietnam war? What about the U.S. bombing of Cambodia? What about CIA support for the Pinochet regime in Chile?

Funny, but that is just what the terrorists say. It is a staple of militant rhetoric to argue that the United States is the real terrorist on the world stage. In the terrorist view, the United States is so evil, so destructive, that any attack on Americans is justified -- even an attack that kills thousands of innocent civilians.

This should go without saying, but there is no parallel -- no moral equivalence -- between what the terrorists did last week and what the United States may have done in the past. Whatever mistakes, and even crimes, that Washington may have committed in its role as a global superpower, these do not begin to explain, much less excuse, what was done last week. Even a schoolboy knows that two wrongs don't make a right, and these wrongs were of entirely different orders. Yet the anti-Americans drone on, telling us that we must see Sept. 11 "in context" -- the context of U.S. hegemony, U.S. imperialism, U.S.-led globalization. "
ProQuest  editorials  anti-Americanism  9/11  U.S.foreign_policy  root_cause  moral_equivalencies  world_stage 
july 2012 by jerryking
Editorial Cartoon_Sept 11, 2001
September 17, 2001 | The Globe and Mail | Brian Gable.

They had it coming?
There is no excuse for terrorism and, instead of holier-than-thou Canadians heaping blame. I would like to see some constructive policy to make terrorism less possible.
cartoons  funnies  editorials  anti-Americanism  9/11  root_cause  letters_to_the_editor 
july 2012 by jerryking
Very well, then, alone
09/22/2001 | The Spectator (U.K.) | Mark Steyn
Mark_Steyn  anti-Americanism 
june 2012 by jerryking
The causes: The roots of hatred
September 20th, 2001| The Economist

America defends its interests, sometimes skilfully, sometimes clumsily, just as other countries do. Since power, like nature, abhors a vacuum, it steps into places where disorder reigns. On the whole, it should do so more, not less, often. Of all the great powers in history, it is probably the least territorial, the most idealistic. Muslims in particular should note that the armed interventions in Bosnia and Kosovo, both led by America, were attacks on Christian regimes in support of Muslim victims. In neither did the United States stand to make any material gain; in neither were its vital interests, conventionally defined, at stake. Those who criticise America's leadership of the world's capitalist system—a far from perfect affair—should remember that it has brought more wealth and better living standards to more people than any other in history. And those who regret America's triumph in the cold war should stop to think how the world would look if the Soviet Union had won. America's policies may have earned it enemies. But in truth, it is difficult to find plausible explanations for the virulence of last week's attacks, except in the envy, hatred and moral confusion of those who plotted and perpetrated them.
cold_war  root_cause  anti-Americanism  disorder  international_system  national_interests  superpowers  leadership  U.S.  virulence 
june 2012 by jerryking
Manufacturing dissent
Jun 8th, 2002 | The National Post | by Matt Welch
anti-Americanism  conspiracies  Daniel_Pearl 
june 2012 by jerryking
Vote France Off the Island - New York Times
Published: February 09, 2003

The French position is utterly incoherent. The inspections have not worked yet, says Mr. de Villepin, because Saddam has not fully cooperated, and, therefore, we should triple the number of inspectors. But the inspections have failed not because of a shortage of inspectors. They have failed because of a shortage of compliance on Saddam's part, as the French know. The way you get that compliance out of a thug like Saddam is not by tripling the inspectors, but by tripling the threat that if he does not comply he will be faced with a U.N.-approved war.
France  anti-Americanism  feckless 
january 2012 by jerryking
Pop-Tarts Or Freedom? - Op-Ed -
January 16, 2005 | NYT | By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN;

In the wake of U.S. aid to help Muslim and other victims of the recent tsunami, Colin Powell suggested that maybe, now that the Muslim world had seen ''American generosity'' and ''American values in action,'' it wouldn't be so hostile to America.

Don't hold your breath waiting for a thank-you card. If the fact that American soldiers have risked their lives to save the Muslims of Bosnia, the Muslims of Kuwait, the Muslims of Somalia, the Muslims of Afghanistan and the Muslims of Iraq has earned the U.S. only the false accusation of being ''anti-Muslim,'' trust me, U.S. troops passing out bottled water and Pop-Tarts in Indonesia are not going to erase that lie. It is not an exaggeration to say that, if you throw in the Oslo peace process, U.S. foreign policy for the last 15 years has been dominated by an effort to save Muslims -- not from tsunamis, but from tyrannies, mostly their own theocratic or autocratic regimes.
U.S.foreign_policy  Arab-Muslim_world  Arab_Spring  autocrats  op-eds  Tom_Friedman  anti-Americanism  tyrants  tsunamis  Muslim  Colin_Powell 
january 2012 by jerryking
Stephens: From Chomsky to bin Laden -
MAY 10, 2011

From Chomsky to bin Laden
The professor dons the militant's cap: It fits.

Like this columnist
Noam_Chomsky  Bret_Stephens  OBL  Pakistan  anti-Americanism 
may 2011 by jerryking
Bret Stephens: What Ahmadinejad Knows -
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By BRET STEPHENS.
What Ahmadinejad Knows
Iran's president appeals to 9/11 Truthers. What Ahmadinejad knows is
that there will always be a political place for what Michel Foucault
called "the sovereign enterprise of Unreason." This is an enterprise
whose domain encompasses the politics of identity, of religious zeal, of
race or class or national resentment, of victimization, of cheek and
self-assertion. It is the politics that uses conspiracy theory not just
because it sells, which it surely does, or because it manipulates and
controls, which it does also, but because it offends. It is politics as a
revolt against empiricism, logic, utility, pragmatism. It is the
proverbial rage against the machine.
Bret_Stephens  Ahmadinejad  conspiracies  anti-Americanism  empiricism  grievances  resentment  victimization  identity_politics 
september 2010 by jerryking
America vs. The Narrative
November 28, 2009 | - | By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN. It
seems that Major Hasan was just another angry jihadist spurred to
action by “The Narrative,.” which is the cocktail of half-truths,
propaganda and outright lies about America that have taken hold in the
Arab-Muslim world since 9/11. Propagated by jihadist Web sites, mosque
preachers, Arab intellectuals, satellite news stations and books — and
tacitly endorsed by some Arab regimes — this narrative posits that
America has declared war on Islam, as part of a grand
“American-Crusader-Zionist conspiracy” to keep Muslims down. Yes, after
two decades in which U.S. foreign policy has been largely dedicated to
rescuing Muslims or trying to help free them from tyranny — in Bosnia,
Darfur, Kuwait, Somalia, Lebanon, Kurdistan, post-earthquake Pakistan,
post-tsunami Indonesia, Iraq and Afghanistan — a narrative that says
America is dedicated to keeping Muslims down is thriving.
anti-Americanism  Tom_Friedman  U.S.foreign_policy  Arab-Muslim_world  counternarratives 
november 2009 by jerryking
Bret Stephens: The Carter Ricochet Effect -
NOVEMBER 23, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by BRET STEPHENS.
Takeaway message? Even the purest of motives can lead to the most
disastrous results.
Bret_Stephens  Obama  U.S.foreign_policy  Islam  takeaways  Arab-Muslim_world  anti-Americanism  Saudis 
november 2009 by jerryking
Keeping up with the Chavezes
February 1, 2007 | WSJ | op-ed by Francis Fukuyama. It points
out that Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah and
Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez all have activist social agendas. The NGOs in
this group run schools and clinics directly. Chávez opened clinics
staffed with Cuban doctors in poor barrios throughout Venezuela;
Hezbollah has provided social services for years and is now in the
business of using Iranian money to rebuild homes in the devastated south
of Lebanon.
Hezbollah  USAID  anti-Americanism  social_policy  Iran  Ahmadinejad  Hugo_Chávez 
march 2009 by jerryking
When Columnists Collide
Letters to the editor appearing in the Oct. 1, 2008 G&M in reaction to Heather Mallick's CBC column on Sarah Palin.
CBC_Radio  Globe_&_Mail  letters_to_the_editor  anti-Americanism 
january 2009 by jerryking
Bin Laden is not to be trivialized
Rex Murphy op-ed piece in September 2007 looking at the way Bin
Laden's crime has been trivialized or downplayed amidst growing
conspiracy-mongering by various obsessional Bush-haters, rabid
anti-Americans, and assorted monomaniacs.
Bush_hatred  Rex_Murphy  OBL  anti-Americanism 
january 2009 by jerryking

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