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Posts on Jan 31, 2015

Stalin and Greece, Post-WWII

(Harry Papasotiriou, Greece, 01/31/15 12:10 pm) When commenting on Leo Goldberger's post of 31 January, John E asked why Stalin deserted the Greek communists after World War II. In the so-called percentages agreement between Stalin and Ch ...

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Sergio Mattarella, Italy`s New President

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/31/15 7:43 am) Sergio Mattarella, 74, is the new President of the Italian Republic. He was born in Palermo in 1941 from a prominent Sicilian family.  His father Bernardo Mattarella was an anti-fascist who was h ...

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Where`s America`s Commitment to Seek a World Without Nuclear Weapons? David Krieger in The Hill

(David Krieger, USA, 01/31/15 7:31 am) Here is a link to a recent Op-Ed I wrote that was published in The Hill, a Washington newspaper that I'm told is widely read by members of Congress and their staffs. The article is title ...

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Further Thoughts on Greek Elections; Merkel will Not Allow Debt Reduction

(Nigel Jones, UK, 01/31/15 4:41 am) I agree with what most of José Ignacio Soler says in this post of 30 January--except he still appears to labour under the delusion, common to continental Europeans, that the EU is a good thing ...

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Greece will Not Lift Russia Sanctions

(Leo Goldberger, USA, 01/31/15 4:15 am) According to news from yesterday, the Greeks have gone along with the EU's sanctions against Russia. The Russian connection seems thinner than Eugenio Battaglia's comment of 30 January sugges ...

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Economics of Keystone XL Pipeline

(Randy Black, USA, 01/31/15 3:48 am) In his comments to Tor Guimaraes's 30 January post about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, John Eipper asked if the Keystone XL pipeline is economically viable with $45, or even with $50 or $60 oil. ...

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Posts on Jan 30, 2015

Further Thoughts on Greek Elections

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/30/15 5:09 pm) I have been following with interest the recent WAIS posts and comments about Greece, and I noticed with concern a consensual trend towards giving the newcomers on the Greek political scenario an oppor ...

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Death of Ambassador Robert White

(Francisco Wong-Diaz, USA, 01/30/15 2:15 pm) The late Ambassador Robert White was an honorable and courageous man who displayed the highest diplomatic virtues during his service in El Salvador. Latin Americanists should hold him as the best exam ...

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(John Heelan, UK, 01/30/15 1:53 pm) About the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Tor Guimaraes wrote on 30 January: "Despite (or I should say because of) its huge benefits to the corporations, the TPP is still shrouded in secrecy. The leak ...

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EU, Greece, and the Trojan Horse

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/30/15 10:25 am) The man on the UE wall asks: "What the f--- is that?" The other man replies: "A gift from the Greeks." JE comments:  What did they say about Greeks with gifts ...

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