"The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said yesterday that the US and Nato could no longer dictate policy to the rest of the world and called for the immediate withdrawal of their troops from Afghanistan.
"Despite threats of Israeli or US attack, the Iranian leader, speaking at a regional conference on Afghanistan in Tajikistan, sounded confident that Iran was not being isolated politically and economically."
-- This is not the Reuters story from yesterday. This is an Independent story from today. And the simple stark message is the new overriding global reality we live in... today.
As we have so accurately described here since January, the United States and Israel have thrown their best shots and failed miserably. U.S. foreign, military and economic policy, all of which is based upon lies, is standing naked, broken and bereft today in global sunlight. And the changes that come now will be fast, furious and permanent.
Nothing has changed about our priorities, which have always been relocalization of food production and the building of small, tight communities. These developments should have a profound impact on the presidential race, giving Ron Paul even more impetus and making Romney and the rest, look as ridiculous as they already are. The United States empire has been broken. It is just a shame that the criminals who rule it still have all those weapons to use. -- MCR