OLYMPIC INTER-IMPERIALIST 'GAMES'
Geostrategic capitalist politics drive the games: The 2o14 Olympics is a crucial nodal point in US efforts destabilize Russia, one of the two re-born capitalists, which with China, threaten US global dominance, and thus the survival of US finance capital.
The media psywar is also laying the foundations for terrorist attacks it is predicting -- by Chechen terrorists -- with whom the US has long, deep connections, as you'll see.
Olympics bring us all together with pride, passion and patriotism
Is there a more majestic sound than “Bugler’s Dream,” the Olympic theme song, as it heralds television coverage of the games? It’s topped only by the triumphant sound of “The Star Spangled Banner” played at medal ceremonies throughout the games and perhaps a roaring crowd chanting “USA! USA! USA!” ...I love the Olympics and the Summer Games particularly. There’s something about the games that bring people together and renew our collective sense of American pride...Unfortunately, politics or world events sometimes enter the Olympic arena. But at best, the Olympics represent hope, passion, unity, courage, determination and patriotism.
Olympics: torch relay began life as Nazi propaganda
“The Olympic torch is designed to shine through the centuries, a signal of peaceful understanding between nations...arousing more and more enthusiasm for the ideal of humanity.”
In 1936 Nazi Germany hosted both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games...
As Olympics Begin, Russia Experiences a Downturn