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 America Targets Yemen’s Children for Death by Starvation

 America Targets Yemen’s Children for Death by Starvation

On its border with Mexico, America is ripping children from their parents’ arms. In Yemen, for the last three years the U.S. and its allies have bombed, starved, and sickened millions of children, forcing tens of thousands of parents to watch them die before their eyes. Now these criminals are deliberately cutting off the meager food aid in Yemen that[Read More…]

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North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.A.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (i.e. North Korea) cannot trust the United States of America.  The US does not keep its promises, honor its treaties and obey international laws.  This is not opinion; it is the history of the US, beginning with the many broken promises and treaties with the Native Americans. The US has broken promises and treaties[Read More…]

An Empire of Exploitation, A World of Misery, And the Revolution Humanity Cries Out For

An Empire of Exploitation, A World of Misery, And the Revolution Humanity Cries Out For

Of all the tyrants, oppressors, and empires in human history, the U.S. has this distinction: None has caused more misery and carried out more screaming injustices against the people of the world. And none has more massively and systematically propagated myths of “greatness” and “exceptionalism”: America the “leader of the free world”… the “shining city on the hill”… the spawning[Read More…]

The West’s real interest in Chechnya isn’t gay rights

The West’s real interest in Chechnya isn’t gay rights

The start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has seen Western media step up its anti-Russia fervor more than ever. Already we are hearing wild exaggerations of corruption behind its successful bid to host the event and witnessing a similarly overblown depiction of its cultural nationalism. It is specifically identity politics that has never been more effectively weaponized by[Read More…]

 The U.S. Has No Right to Threaten Korea (and the World) 

 The U.S. Has No Right to Threaten Korea (and the World) 

The extremely dangerous situation in which the U.S. had been threatening North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) with annihilation unless they dismantled their nuclear weapons and submitted to intrusive inspections throughout the country has temporarily simmered down after the Trump-Kim negotiations.  At the same time, very little is known about what actually was and was not said and/or[Read More…]

Why Venezuela And Syria Can Not Fall

Why Venezuela And Syria Can Not Fall

  Despite tremendous hardship which the Venezuelan people are having to face, despite the sanctions and intimidation from abroad, President Nicolás Maduro has won a second six-year term. Two weeks ago, at the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where I addressed several leaders of East African left-wing opposition, an acting Charge d’ Affaires, Jose Avila Torres, declared: “People of Venezuela[Read More…]

 Negotiations? 3rd World Nations Be Aware! Americans Napalmed & Bombed Out All 38 N.Korean Cities!  

 Negotiations? 3rd World Nations Be Aware! Americans Napalmed & Bombed Out All 38 N.Korean Cities!  

The US Air Force bombed and napalmed cities, towns and villages across the North. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” After running low on urban targets, U.S. bombers destroyed hydroelectric and irrigation dams in the later[Read More…]

Elite Atrocities: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan

Elite Atrocities: Australia’s Special Forces in Afghanistan

“Further into the Afghanistan mission, after multiple deployments, soldiers began to refer to members going ‘up the Congo’.” Chris Masters, The Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 9, 2018 They operate with impunity in areas already deemed lawless by their civilising superiors.  Afghanistan, derided as a country of anarchic sensibilities, was never going to be a place for those abiding by armchair[Read More…]

U.S. Challenges Russia to Nuclear War

U.S. Challenges Russia to Nuclear War

  Now that the United States (with the cooperation of its NATO partners) has turned the former Soviet Union’s states other than Russia into NATO allies, and has likewise turned the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact allies into America’s own military allies in NATO, the United States is finally turning the screws directly against Russia itself, by, in effect, challenging Russia[Read More…]

When Army Became A Four-Letter  Word

When Army Became A Four-Letter  Word

                      “There was a young man who said though, it seems that I know that I know, but what I would like to see is the I that knows me, when I know that I know that I know” …Alan W Watts. Propaganda is a language that deals in fear. Its’ modus operandi is to deliver…in pied piper fashion… misnomer[Read More…]

Putin Asserts: World Imperialism Faces Difficult Times

Putin Asserts: World Imperialism Faces Difficult Times

Putin’s latest assertion signals that the world imperialism is going to face tough days in future. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, said: “Either Russia is a sovereign country, or there is no Russia.” The world imperialism is not habituated to listen to such assertions. It’s also a tough message to hirelings of the world imperialism. The masters and their lackeys[Read More…]

Insane Euphoria over Royal Wedding Celebrates “Inclusion” in Blood-Soaked Monstrosity—the British Empire

Insane Euphoria over Royal Wedding Celebrates “Inclusion” in Blood-Soaked Monstrosity—the British Empire

The May 18 wedding of British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an African-American woman, set loose an astonishing display of euphoria among many progressives and people of color. They were “swept away” by Markle and elements of Black culture—a Black preacher, a gospel choir, a young Black cellist—that broke the mold… that is, the form—of the usually all-white and deadly[Read More…]

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Peace is a cliché: When the West cannot control the world unopposed it means war

  Dedicated to my friend, a philosopher, John Cobb, Jr. The West likes to think of itself as a truly “peace-loving part of the world”. But is it? You hear it everywhere, from Europe to North America, then to Australia, and back to Europe: “Peace, peace, peace!” It has become a cliché, a catchphrase, a recipe to get funding and[Read More…]

Natasha And Boris Badenov: Why Russians Are Upset With Americans- Seen Through The Eyes Of An Iraqi – Part I

Natasha And Boris Badenov: Why Russians Are Upset With Americans- Seen Through The Eyes Of An Iraqi – Part I

Geopolitically, America is an island off the shores of the large landmass of Eurasia, whose resources and population far exceed those of the United States. The domination by a single power of either of Eurasia’s two principal spheres – Europe or Asia – remains a good definition of strategic danger for America, Cold War or no Cold War. . (Henry[Read More…]

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 Saudi Wahabbism Serves Western Imperialism

Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek When the Saudi Crown Prince gave an interview to the Washington Post, declaring that it was actually the West that encouraged his country to spread Wahhabism to all corners of the world, there was a long silence in almost all the mass media outlets in the West, but also in countries such as Egypt and[Read More…]

A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Nickolas A. Daniels at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. According to the Department of Defense, Daniels, 25, of Elmwood Park, Ill., died Nov. 5, 2011 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

What Dead GIs Would Say To the World on Memorial Day About Being Praised As Heroes

If they could speak from their graves, GIs who died shamefully killing, maiming and destroying within innocent populations would appeal to Majority Humanity in the ever targeted for plunder 3rd World to effect the same level of solidarity that the racist neocolonial investment banker driven imperialists of the 1st World of mostly Caucasian population display, and bring their five centuries[Read More…]

The US and CHINA in the Oil and Dollar Game

The US and CHINA in the Oil and Dollar Game

This cartoon depicts the poor mouse (Trump) in a trap and the question (by China) for him to rate his dining experience. Trapped, the US will be in no position to rate the experience. The cheese represents the Chinese bait, not necessarily N. Korea. This article is not about the cancelled Trump-Kim summit. It’s about oil and US dollar domination.[Read More…]

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Iran and Pompeo’s 12-Point Ludicrous Wish List–Empire’s End of the Rope?

When you listen to Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo’s 12-Point wish list, what he calls Plan B to confront Iran – one can but wonder, has this man, or for that matter the entire Trump Administration, truly departed from the realm of common sense? – This is, of course, a question many of us have been asking for quite a[Read More…]

Canada’s adventures in neoliberal imperialism continue

Canada’s adventures in neoliberal imperialism continue

Not a month goes by without Canada demonstrating in many ways that it is a strong supporter of the neoliberal imperial agenda of the – take your choice – one percenters, military-industrial-financial complex, the deep state. Since the last report, many things have lined up with U.S. desires for global hegemony Russia First off was another politically oriented attack against[Read More…]

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 Europe: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

 Europe: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

  Europe now faces its ultimate ideological fork-in-the-road, which it has thus far ignored but can no longer ignore: They need to decide whether they seek a world of nations that each is sovereign over its own territory but over no other (and this would not be a world at war); or whether they seek instead a world in which[Read More…]

Ill-Fated US Foreign Policy: Beyond Iran and North Korea

Ill-Fated US Foreign Policy: Beyond Iran and North Korea

 a) The fallacy of Early Cold War Transformation Policy Assumptions in the early 21st Century In May 2018, the Trump administration’s violation of the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, July 2014) has reawakened the debate about possible end-game scenarios and the degree to which Washington is prepared to unilateral policies in a highly integrated capitalist world and[Read More…]

"The transfer is from public institutions, in which voters have some say, insofar as democracy is functioning, to private tyrannies -- the corporations that dominate the economy -- in which voters have no say at all." (Photo: Andrew Rusk/flickr/cc)

Noam Chomsky Discusses Iraq

Since the start of the Vietnam War, Noam Chomsky, an emeritus Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics at MIT, has become increasingly popular with time. By 1992, the Arts and Humanities Citation Index declared him the most cited living person and the eighth most cited person of all time. Chomsky’s radical views and critiques of U.S. policy are at their[Read More…]

Militarism Mapped

Militarism Mapped

World BEYOND War has just released an updated 2018 mapping of militarism in the world. The map system can be explored and adjusted to display what you’re looking for, as well as display precise data and its sources at http://bit.ly/mappingmilitarism Here are some examples of what it can show:   Where wars are present that directly and violently killed over 1,000[Read More…]

 America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

 America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

The National Priorities Project headlines “U.S. Military Spending vs. the World” and reports: “World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.” But it can’t be believed, because, even if other nations aren’t under-reporting their military expenditures, the U.S. certainly is — under-reporting it by about 50%. The reality is[Read More…]

Iran – Trump’s Broken Deal – Maneuver to War?

Iran – Trump’s Broken Deal – Maneuver to War?

Trump’s “Broken Deal”, his irrational decision to withdraw from the JCPOA, or simply called Iran’s Nuclear Deal, has hardly any other motives than again launching a provocation for war. The decision goes against all reason. Let’s not forget, that deal took 9 years of diplomatic efforts, a negotiation called “5 + 1” for the UN Security Council Members, plus Germany[Read More…]

Who Am I To Say That Regulation Is Shit

Who Am I To Say That Regulation Is Shit

                  The capitalist iceberg that we know as the deep state has been operating under the radar and under the waves for many centuries with the privatisation of the polity as its’ end game. As early as the 18th.century, dark European money began finding ways to exploit and colonise the pristine kingdoms of the unindustrialised world.Wherever Europeans moored their sea[Read More…]

Middle East teeters on brink of region-wide war after US withdrawal from Iran deal

Middle East teeters on brink of region-wide war after US withdrawal from Iran deal

Tuesday’s decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear agreement has pushed the Middle East to the brink of a catastrophic regional conflict that could rapidly draw in the major powers. Within minutes of Trump’s announcement, Israeli fighter jets violated Syrian airspace to launch a missile strike on a government base close to Damascus. The strikes caused[Read More…]

Why is Israel desperate to escalate Syrian conflict?

Why is Israel desperate to escalate Syrian conflict?

After seven years of utter devastation and bloodletting, a consensus has emerged among all the belligerents of the Syrian war to de-escalate the conflict, except Israel which wants to further escalate the conflict because it has been the only beneficiary of the carnage in Syria. Over the years, Israel has not only provided medical aid and material support to the[Read More…]

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Diagnosing The West With Sadistic Personality Disorder (SPD)

  The Empire Is Obsessed with Perverse Types Of Punishment Western culture is clearly obsessed with rules, guilt, submissiveness and punishment. By now it is clear that the West is the least free society on Earth. In North America and Europe, almost everyone is under constant scrutiny: people are spied on, observed, their personal information is being continually extracted, and[Read More…]

C.I.A. Color Revolutions

C.I.A. Color Revolutions

  CIA color revolutions have rarely succeeded, but they are increasing in frequency nevertheless. A CIA color revolution is when CIA operatives try to agitate local people to incite riots to try to overthrow governments. CIA color revolutions are a cash bonanza to CIA people, criminal beyond any shadow of a doubt, disastrous on the rare occasions they succeed, for[Read More…]

Truth-digging the hottest, most hidden news story – That has the power to stop the U.S. & NATO Lords of War

Truth-digging the hottest, most hidden news story – That has the power to stop the U.S. & NATO Lords of War

  Imagine – front page headlines in the NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian and anchors on MSNBC, Fox News and the BBC hammering away at a factual and true story that could actually reverse the course of this surreal and unremitting US-NATO Reign of Terror over vast and far reaching areas of the Globe for the past 15 years. Imagine –[Read More…]

Syria: Another Victim of U.S.-led Barbarism

Syria: Another Victim of U.S.-led Barbarism

  “I would clarify here that the history of these three states [U.S., Britain and France] is built on using lies and fabricated stories to wage aggressive wars in order to occupy states, seize their resources, and change governments in them by [genocidal] force.” Dr Bashar al-Jaafari, Syrian Ambassador to the U.N. On 14 April 2018, the U.S., France and[Read More…]

The Enabler From Heaven

The Enabler From Heaven

“Like the Platters said so long ago, only you can make the darkness bright.” — Annapurna Tosca Sriramarcel With 105 Cruise missiles costing about $1.4 million each, $147,000,000 was blown away with lots of innocent lives, and the whole shebang turned out to be a lovely payday for Raytheon. Especially in the context of all that hardware having to be replaced… after[Read More…]

US Military-Intelligence Apparatus Presses for Further Strikes on Syria

US Military-Intelligence Apparatus Presses for Further Strikes on Syria

A US military intelligence report leaked to the corporate media makes the claim that the April 14 missile strikes carried out by Washington in conjunction with both the UK and France have failed to destroy the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons capabilities. It makes the implicit case for more extensive and deadly raids that could trigger a military confrontation with[Read More…]

 World’s Greatest Military Has BRAVELY Bombed a Smaller Nation Again – Its 27th Small Nation Bombed

 World’s Greatest Military Has BRAVELY Bombed a Smaller Nation Again – Its 27th Small Nation Bombed

    Americans bombed Syria again just as the its army with the help of Russia, had finally defeated the terrorist groups armed by USA and Saudi Arabia. List of 27 bombed nations show that Millions had to die, murdered right in their homelands, because of the support or indifference of ordinary Americans, with enough of them willing to follow[Read More…]

 Syrian Déjà vu

 Syrian Déjà vu

How many times has the United States bombed Syria to stop the use of chemical weapons?  And how many times has that worked?  A few years ago, when the war drums were beating loudly, I gave 40 interviews in three days, patiently laying out the case for peace.   (Well, someone has to.) For nearly a decade, I have said what[Read More…]

 How U.S. Has Virtually Destroyed U.N.

 How U.S. Has Virtually Destroyed U.N.

Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. has basically eliminated the only real international authority the U.N. used to have. Here is how this was done: The equivalent, in international law, to a domestic-law crime involving murder, rape, and theft, is an international invasion that’s purely for aggressive purposes and not at all authentically a defensive act against an authentic foreign[Read More…]

Behind Theresa May’s ‘Humanitarian Hysterics’: The Ideology of Empire and Conquest

Behind Theresa May’s ‘Humanitarian Hysterics’: The Ideology of Empire and Conquest

Until the 17th century, India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth. Political unity and military security helped evolve a uniform economic system, increased trade and enhanced agricultural productivity. Once the British had colonised India and left, it was a basket case. Indian politician and writer Shashi Kapoor has documented the state the British left[Read More…]

 Trump Condemns Iran, Russia for Being Associated with Mass Murder, Supporting Brutal Tyrants… Yeah, but Who’s No. 1?

 Trump Condemns Iran, Russia for Being Associated with Mass Murder, Supporting Brutal Tyrants… Yeah, but Who’s No. 1?

On Friday, April 13, in justifying the illegitimate U.S., British, and French attack on Syria, Trump warned Syria’s sponsors: “To Iran and to Russia I ask: What kind of a nation wants to be associated with the mass murder of innocent men, women and children? The nations of the world can be judged by the friends they keep. No nation[Read More…]

Robert Fisk’s Douma report rips away excuses for air strike on Syria

Robert Fisk’s Douma report rips away excuses for air strike on Syria

  Nazareth: It seems that many who supported the weekend’s air strikes on Syria are overlooking the significance of Robert Fisk’s report from Douma, the site of a supposed chemical weapons attack last week. Fisk is the first western journalist to reach the area and speak to people there. One is a senior doctor at the clinic that treated victims[Read More…]

Macron’s Syria Game

Macron’s Syria Game

There is a certain bullishness in French circles these days, even if there was an initial attempt, with the Macron government, to calm matters down.  The need to assert Gallic might in the face of brutality has again surfaced; and has a familiar ring to it.  With Syria’s Bashar al-Assad getting more comfortable with military progress, officials in the United[Read More…]

 Why Not Emphasize Assad Had No MOTIVE To Use Gas! He Had Defeated the Terrorists Sent by USA 

 Why Not Emphasize Assad Had No MOTIVE To Use Gas! He Had Defeated the Terrorists Sent by USA 

  Why Not Emphasize That Assad Had No MOTIVE To Use Gas When He Already Defeated the Terrorists Sent and Armed by USA and Saudi Arabia, While Assad’s Enemies Had a Reason to Stage a Gas Attack To Give USA a Pretext To Bomb Yet Again. This short alert is written in dedication to my readers in nations that have[Read More…]

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

“Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George W. Bush’s egregious evocation of the phrase in 2003 to claim an early end[Read More…]

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Striking Syria: The Real Reasons

Striking Syria: The Real Reasons

  The United States government has once again shamelessly violated international law. There was no legal or moral justification for launching more than a 100 missile strikes against so-called chemical weapons’ sites in Syria on the 14th of April 2018. Unlike the last strike targeting a single airfield in April 2017 which was also in retaliation for President Bashar Assad’s[Read More…]

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The Crime of the Tripartite Aggression Against Syria

The Crime of the Tripartite Aggression Against Syria

The American, British, French tripartite aggression against Syria last Friday, April 13th, is a grave international war crime violating article 51 of the United Nation charter, that forbids any state to attack any other sovereign state except in the case of self-defense, or with the consent of a majority of UN members according to chapter seven. Added to this crime[Read More…]

Skripals Poisoning and Syria Strikes

Skripals Poisoning and Syria Strikes

On April 11, one of the “smartest” US presidents ever tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!’ You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!” When Donald Trump’s advisers drew his attention to[Read More…]

Syria in Disarray: Implications of Airstrikes

Syria in Disarray: Implications of Airstrikes

The airstrikes launched by the US, Britain and France in Damascus and nearby areas on Friday night have worsened the already volatile situation in Syria. The ‘precision’ strikes were purported to destroy Bashar Al Assad regime’s alleged chemical weapons capability. The Anglo-French-American attacks were in response to the “chemical weapons attack” in Syria’s Douma.  Curiously, the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) team[Read More…]

Final Gasps Of an Empire in Terminal Decline

Final Gasps Of an Empire in Terminal Decline

There’s a scene from the popular American series Homeland where one of the star characters, a US Special Ops/highly trained CIA hitman named Peter Quinn, is asked by his higher ups how he thought US strategy against the Islamic State was going. His response is instructive: he wants to know if someone can please tell him what that strategy is exactly? Only then, he[Read More…]

 In Classrooms of the Country Which Some in the Mideast Call the Great Beast….

 In Classrooms of the Country Which Some in the Mideast Call the Great Beast….

“In 2016 we allowed 15,479 Syrian refugees into the U.S., in 2017 we reduced that to 3,024, and this year we’ve only permitted 11 to enter. We care a lot about those folks, don’t we? Or should I ask whether or not we’re worried that a parent of one of those kids we’ve blown away will come our way?” —[Read More…]

Blind Assault: Trump Strikes Syria

Blind Assault: Trump Strikes Syria

Feeling that some display of force was needed, US president Donald Trump issued orders on Friday to demonstrate some form of muscle, albeit exercised some thousands of miles away.  “A short time ago, I ordered the United States Armed Forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.”  The United Kingdom[Read More…]

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Imperialism Strikes Syria Again

Imperialism Strikes Syria Again

Imperialism again carries on direct aggression against Syria. And, with its bloody claws, heinous imperialism again asserts its age-old axiom: Everything is and will be dominated; no effort for a peaceful life will be allowed. The US, UK and France – an imperialist alliance – have bombed multiple government targets in Syria in an early Saturday morning operation. And, with[Read More…]

U.S., Britain, France Attack Syria: THIS Is a Crime of Imperialist Monsters!

U.S., Britain, France Attack Syria: THIS Is a Crime of Imperialist Monsters!

Friday, April 13, 2018. Tonight the U.S., along with British and French forces, launched bomber and missile strikes on Syrian facilities the Trump/Pence regime claims are linked to chemical weapons production. It’s not known at this writing how many Syrians have been killed or wounded, but there are breaking news reports that at least one strike, on the science institute[Read More…]

Wagging The Dog For Amnesiacs

Wagging The Dog For Amnesiacs

This can’t be real, can it? Doesn’t anyone remember the British Iraq Dossier plagiarized from a US doctoral student thesis? Or what about then US Secretary of State Colin Powell making a fabricated presentation to the United Nations on the case for illegally attacking Iraq for its purported weapons of mass destruction? Fifteen years later Iraq, once a functioning, relatively[Read More…]

Infants Torn From Incubators, Babies Gassed: The Party Has Just Begun!

Infants Torn From Incubators, Babies Gassed: The Party Has Just Begun!

 OF COURSE, the US and their democratic allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel, still don’t know what kind of “chemicals” were used by that “animal” Assad “against his own people.” Thousands more Syrian civilians have been killed by “conventional weapons” used against them by the US, its allies and those militarized groups it finances and arms, but “we won’t[Read More…]

Yankee Go Home – Fuck The USA

Yankee Go Home – Fuck The USA

My knee jerk reaction to Trump’s action tonight: …and Canada is guilty with this war crime…kind of hard to tell you to fuck off home as you are already there. However the Canadian government’s sycophantic support of US imperial foreign policy makes the government culpable in creating a situation that endangers all of the world. The same lies used to[Read More…]

My Pro Latino Papi

My Pro Latino Papi

“More than one in ten Syrians have been killed or wounded since 2011 in the Syrian Civil War, but although the West is responsible for much of that toll, there was a more direct and sinister complicity regarding deaths on the part of the U.S. during the Central American civil wars.” — Richard Martin Oxman Between 1974 and 1996, the[Read More…]

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PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 16, 2007)  American and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) ships transit in formation at the end of ANNUALEX 19G, the maritime component of the U.S.-Japan exercise Keen Sword 08. The exercise is designed to increase interoperability between the United States and JMSDF and increase their ability to effectively and mutually respond to a regional crisis situation. Kitty Hawk operates from Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Stephen W. Rowe (Released)

Momentum Builds Toward US-Led Strike On Syria

The momentum toward a US-led attack on the Assad government in Syria continued to build over the past 24 hours, with American, French and British warships deploying in the eastern Mediterranean and aircraft being primed for operations at various bases in Europe and the Middle East. The military preparations are being accompanied by diplomatic efforts by the Trump administration to[Read More…]

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A Likely Path To Nuclear Annihilation

A Likely Path To Nuclear Annihilation

U.S. President Donald Trump asserted on the morning of April 12th, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” This statement from him is interpreted here as constituting a public promise from him to start the overt phase of America’s invasion of sovereign Syrian territory, no longer just continue the[Read More…]

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Trump, Syria And Russia

Trump, Syria And Russia

  1.   Trump Syrian Foreign Policy and its Consequences The off-the-cuff remarks that Trump usually makes are based partly on his own instincts, partly on intelligence briefings, and partly on the advice and input he receives from multiple sources, in and outside of government. For several years, he has been on record in opposing “regime change” and embracing a rather[Read More…]

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Opposing Forces Mobilise For War In Syria

Opposing Forces Mobilise For War In Syria

The US, France, Britain, Saudi Arabia and other American allies internationally continue to threaten military action against the Assad government in Syria over the unsubstantiated and dubious allegations that its armed forces used chemical weapons last weekend in the now re-captured city of Douma. In response, the Syrian military, backed by Russian and Iranian forces, along with Shiite-based militias from[Read More…]

Poison Gas – Weapon Of Choice For “False News”

Poison Gas – Weapon Of Choice For “False News”

Poison gas is not only deadly, itoften provokes a slow suffocating death. That, perpetrated on innocent children, is particularly cruel. But when such poison gas attacks are mere false flags, or by the new term, “false news”, and are used to provoke war, perhaps an all annihilating war, then humanity has turned to what it never should have become –[Read More…]

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire from Spain in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines; inflicted a near genocidal war[Read More…]

Degeneracy And Fundamentalism Of Western Media Control

Degeneracy And Fundamentalism Of Western Media Control

There is nothing sadder and more pathetic, than a notorious liar shouting, spitting saliva, insulting normal people left and right, whileterrorizing those who are telling the truth. Lately, the West has gone clearly berserk. The more it is scared of losing control over the brains of billions of people in all corners of the world, the more aggressively it is[Read More…]

I’m NOT Responsible & Refuse That Identity Pinned On Me!

I’m NOT Responsible & Refuse That Identity Pinned On Me!

  Let’s be clear here: I have nothing except for respect and admiration for the writer Jay Janson. However, I do feel contentious about the viewpoint that we are all responsible for deplorable conditions, such as war, as exposed in King Held All Americans Including Himself Responsible for US Atrocity Wars NOT His Government . Here’s my rebuttal to that,[Read More…]

King Held All Americans Including Himself Responsible for US Atrocity Wars NOT His Government 

King Held All Americans Including Himself Responsible for US Atrocity Wars NOT His Government 

Click on the link and read and/or listen to King’s sermon that made headlines in bold print on newspapers around the world fifty years ago, and notice it is NOT addressed to the government but to all Americans. (King’s nightmarish sermon came 4 years after “I Have a Dream” at the March on Washington) King spoke to the people to[Read More…]

U.S. And Its Press Lie Americans Into Invasions Routinely

U.S. And Its Press Lie Americans Into Invasions Routinely

  The 2003 invasion of Iraq is the best-known example of America’s Government and press lying to fool its public to invade a foreign country that actually posed no threat to U.S. national security (so that America’s Defense Department was obviously America’s Aggression Department, and even its very name was a lie). However, that fraud and its resulting mega-violence were[Read More…]

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Weapons For Anyone: Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal 

Weapons For Anyone: Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal 

It’s one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25 of the past 26 years, the United States has been theleading arms dealer on the planet, at some moments in near monopolisticfashion. Its major weapons-producers, including Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin, regularly pour the latest in high-tech arms and munitions into the most explosive[Read More…]

Ups And Downs: Iran Heats Up As North Korea Cools

Ups And Downs: Iran Heats Up As North Korea Cools

Kim Jong Un and his sister conclude their visit to China continuing a relationship once described by Chairman Mao as closer than ‘lips and teeth’.  Whatever conclusions political gurus might draw, one thing is certain:  President Xi made public his support of China’s long-term ally. Trump seeing the odds of success at the meeting with Kim lengthen is twisting the[Read More…]

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Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

  “The existent, the body, disappears.  We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity – for Necessity is the condition of the existent.  It is what makes reality real.” – John Berger, “Steps Toward a Small Theory of the Visible” “The real body.  To be real, it must be bodily; and to be a[Read More…]

Endgame in Syria: Trump Signals Withdrawal of US Troops

Endgame in Syria: Trump Signals Withdrawal of US Troops

In a momentous announcement at an event in Ohio on Thursday, Donald Trump said, “We’re knocking the hell out of ISIS. We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.” What lends credence to the statement that the Trump administration will soon be pulling 2,000 US troops out of Syria –[Read More…]

War Preparations

War Preparations

  Déjà vu? Are we correct the feeling of reliving the current geopolitical, economic and military situation being experienced today has already been experienced in the past century? Wars just don’t happen suddenly. Wars are planned. Enemies are studied- physiologically- for their strengths and weaknesses, geographical terrains are observed and enemy strengths and positions are assessed. Wars also require resources.[Read More…]

The Carceral Archipelago Must Go As We Surveil Ourselves

The Carceral Archipelago Must Go As We Surveil Ourselves

  “You can’t reduce violence in the U.S. without being proactive about violence abroad. Not just the continuing catastrophes we bring down on others, but the violence that others inflict on one another… like what some educators in France did to their students on March 24th this year.” — Richard Martin Oxman “Doesn’t it seem strange to anyone that all of those[Read More…]

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How The Military Controls America

How The Military Controls America

Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their own government, which they control — they control their home market, which is the U.S. Government, and they use it to sell to its allied governments,[Read More…]

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Trump’s Past Dominates Media Displacing Iraq War Anniversary

Trump’s Past Dominates Media Displacing Iraq War Anniversary

March 20 went by nearly unnoticed.  It was the 15th anniversary of the Iraq war.  Exactly one week earlier seven marines lost their lives in western Iraq in what was reported as a helicopter crash.  The war has not ended.  The flattening of cities to recapture them from ISIS also flattens civilians.  How many dead?  Who knows?  Or, for that[Read More…]

Death and Impunity: Iraq Fifteen Years After

Death and Impunity: Iraq Fifteen Years After

It might have made a bit more than a whimper had the US political scene not found itself in yet another paroxysm of the drama known as the Trump White House.  Fifteen years before, governments aligning with the dogs of war decided, in defiance of millions of protestors globally, to invade a sovereign state.  Papers cheered with blood lust; propagandists[Read More…]

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Arab Exodus Again And The Global Wickedness

Arab Exodus Again And The Global Wickedness

  Is the UN-Global Community working to Protect the Civilians in War Zones? Increasingly frightening trend of crimes against humanity committed in the Syrian war signal a major shift in prevalent Western world’s tendency to becalmed and bewildered without any action. After the cold blooded massacres of civilians at Aleppo, the cruelty is being repeated on helpless mankind in Eastern[Read More…]

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How Syrian Conflict Sparked New Cold War

How Syrian Conflict Sparked New Cold War

On March 4, Sergei Skripal, a Russian double agent working for the British foreign intelligence service, and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a public bench outside a shopping center in Salisbury. A week later, another Russian exile Nikolai Glushkov was found dead in his London home and police has launched a murder investigation into his death. Skripal was[Read More…]

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The Geopolitics of Targetting  Russia

The Geopolitics of Targetting  Russia

The escalation of tensions between the United States, Britain and France, on the one hand, and Russia, on the other, should not surprise anyone. In the last few years, the US leadership and mainstream British media have presented Russia as a major threat to global peace and the international order. Russian president Vladimir Putin in particular has been demonised as[Read More…]

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The 50-Year Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

The 50-Year Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

50 years ago today, on March 16,1968, a company of green, battle-untested US Army combat soldiers from the Americal Division, swept into the un-defended Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai, rounded up the 500+ unarmed women, children, babies and old men, and efficiently executed almost all of them in cold blood, Nazi-style. No weapons or Viet Cong soldiers were found in[Read More…]

The War Against Life!

The War Against Life!

On the whole, the USA public is a kindly and responsible lot. For example when the New Hampshire governor called people to action to provide help after the last hurricane to hit the island, 60,000 pounds of food, water and other goods were donated in the state that is called “Live free or die” based on early US Revolutionary tendencies.[Read More…]

 What Results When U.S. Invades A Country

 What Results When U.S. Invades A Country

The U.S. Government certainly leads the world in invasions and coups. In recent years, it has invaded and occupied — either by military assault or by coup, but in either case followed by installing (or trying to install) a new regime there — a number of countries, especially Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. U.S. propaganda says that its[Read More…]

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An American: “Why I Don’t Trust My Government, At All”

An American: “Why I Don’t Trust My Government, At All”

  Would you trust your government if it were headed by a President who just now appointed to become the head of the CIA, the very same person who had headed the CIA’s interrogation of a 9/11 suspect whose interrogation consisted of 83 waterboardings (plus other tortures, which blinded his left eye), all in order to get him to say[Read More…]

Washington Imposes Sanctions Against Russia

Washington Imposes Sanctions Against Russia

The Trump administration Thursday announced a new set of punitive sanctions against Russia, targeting 19 individuals and five organizations, including the country’s two main intelligence agencies, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the successor to the KGB, and the GRU, the intelligence arm of Russia’s military. Coming together with a virtually unprecedented joint statement by the heads of the US,[Read More…]

Richard Attenborough’s UK “Gandhi” Movie Ignored UK’s WW2 Bengali Holocaust

Richard Attenborough’s UK “Gandhi” Movie Ignored UK’s WW2 Bengali Holocaust

  Richard Attenborough‘s movie “Gandhi” was released in late 1982 and received many awards for its brilliant portrayal of Gandhi’s life and his wonderful espousal of truth and non-violence. However while quoting Gandhi’s dictum “Poverty is the worst form of violence”, this important movie is remarkable for making no mention of Britain’s WW2 Bengali Holocaust in which 6-7 million Indians[Read More…]

The Devil’s Dynamo

The Devil’s Dynamo

I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that I have written about the way in which military-industrial complexes throughout the world drive and perpetuate the institution of war. A considerable amount of new material has also been added. The book can be freely[Read More…]

Azraq Airforce base

 Why Is NATO Air Forces Moving From Turkey To Jordan

Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek People in the Middle East are joking,cynically: “From Incirlik, Turkey to Al-Azraq, Jordan with love.” That is, if they pay any attention to the movement of NATO troops in this part of the world. They should. At least one substantial part of an incredibly deadly and aggressive force has beengradually relocated, from an ‘uncertain’ and[Read More…]

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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. as Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. listen. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Image via AP, File) ORG XMIT: WX101

Trump/Pence Ratchet Up War Threats—Democrats Second the Motion

From North Korea and Iran, to Russia, China, and beyond, the Trump/Pence regime—largely backed by the Democrats—is belligerently escalating its “America First” military, economic, and political threats. Global tensions are rising as other reactionary powers react and make their own moves. Flashpoints where conflicts could break out are intensifying. The danger of unimaginably cataclysmic war is looming larger and larger,[Read More…]

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

In another milestone in the growing integration between the military-intelligence complex and Silicon Valley, Google’s parent company Alphabet has confirmed that it has provided software to identify targets used in the illegal US government drone murder program. Since initiating its drone assassination program in 2009, the United States claims to have killed close to 3,000 “combatants” in drone strikes. Internal[Read More…]

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Netanyahu and Liberman are trying to drag the US into war with Iran

Netanyahu and Liberman are trying to drag the US into war with Iran

There are still some reasonable people in the US security establishment who have the guts to speak the truth about the real intentions of the Zionist regime. Perhaps President Obama’s most significant achievements were not to be dragged into a war with Iran by Netanyahu and his then time Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Probably under the enormous influence of the[Read More…]

U.S. Mainstream Media: Empire’s Tool

U.S. Mainstream Media: Empire’s Tool

  The U.S. mainstream media has an important role to play as the fourth estate. Sometimes it does an excellent job of informing the public on issues, particularly on many social issues. However, the mainstream media long ago abrogated its responsibility of accurately informing the public about U.S. foreign policy. Instead it has become a tool to advance the interests[Read More…]

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The Imperialist Powers Have To Listen To Russia

The Imperialist Powers Have To Listen To Russia

Nic Robertson, CNN’s international diplomatic editor, writes about Russian president Vladimir Putin’s two-hour annual State of Nation speech: “It is bombastic talk in the extreme: a waggling of military parts in the faces of other nations, most likely right now the United States”. (CNN, “Russia’s ‘invincible’ missile is chilling for everyone”, March 1, 2018) The mainstream media leader primarily searched[Read More…]

Australia’s Subtle Trumpism

Australia’s Subtle Trumpism

  Australians are said to be “appalled” by U.S. President Donald Trump policies, including the banning of Muslim immigrants and refugees from entering the U.S., and his threat of aggression and ongoing wars against weaker nations. But how different are Trump’s policies from Australian policies? Trump was criticised during the election campaign by the Australian political and media (Tabloid culture)[Read More…]

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The Shadow of An Israeli/U.S. Attack Grows Larger By the Day

The Shadow of An Israeli/U.S. Attack Grows Larger By the Day

  Last week I wrote that “all signs point toward an upcoming large-scale Israeli/U.S. attack on Lebanon and Syria, and all the sycophantic mainstream media are in the kitchen prepping for the feast.  Russia and Iran are the main course, with Lebanon and Syria, who will be devoured first, as the hors d’oeuvres.”  Those signs are growing more numerous by[Read More…]

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 Stunted Education Is My Answer

 Stunted Education Is My Answer

  “When someone stops me on the street and hands me a flyer, it’s like they’re saying, ‘Hey, you throw this away for me.’ Well, I feel the same way about signing petitions. Putting one’s John Hancock on a piece of paper is a way of throwing away one’s responsibility for a cause… if that’s all you’re doing.”  — Mitch[Read More…]

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An Interview With Independent Journalist Andre Vltchek

An Interview With Independent Journalist Andre Vltchek

“Those who claim to be objective, like the BBC or The New York Times, are actually the most professional propagandists for the Western Empire.” This week I spoke with philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. Vlchek has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest books are his tribute to “The Great October Socialist Revolution” a revolutionary[Read More…]

World Sees Florida’s 17 as a Tiny Backfire! Invading Armed Americans Kill Millions of Kids   

World Sees Florida’s 17 as a Tiny Backfire! Invading Armed Americans Kill Millions of Kids   

American college kids only asking for stricter gun laws, should instead ask Iraqis, Libyans, Afghanistani, Somali, and Yemeni what to do about Americans killing Americans, and they will answer, stop invading and killing our people; ask Vietnamese, Koreans, Laotians, Cambodians, Panamanians, Dominicans, Cubans & Grenadines, and they will advise to stop praising GIs sent to kill us as heroes even when they[Read More…]

The Three Global Super-Powers

The Three Global Super-Powers

  There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and U.S. After World War II, until recently, the U.S. clearly dominated the world, not only culturally, with more influence over the world’s other cultures than any other single nation possessed, but also economically, with product-dominance throughout the world, and also militarily tied with the[Read More…]

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

Why Washington Struck Russian Contractors In Syria?

On February 7, the US B-52 bombers and Apache helicopters struck a contingent of Syrian government troops and allied forces in Deir al-Zor that reportedly killed and wounded dozens of Russian military contractors working for the Russian private security firm, the Wagner group. In order to understand the reason why the US brazenly attacked the Russian contractors, we need to[Read More…]

 By Hook or By Crook….

 By Hook or By Crook….

“Each chapter I read made me more and more angry.” – Dr. Helen Caldicott, international leader of anti-nuclear and environmental movements, making reference to a book recommended below The new Cold War is different from the original one. Ideological conflict no longer pits Moscow against today’s enlarged “West”… since Russia’s elite unashamedly embraced capitalism after 1991. The Kremlin has ceased to [Read More…]

[Photo:  North Korean cheerleaders wave unification flags during Team Korea's ice hockey game against Sweden at the Gwandong Ice Hockey Center in Gangneung, Monday. / Yonhap, Korean Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2018/02/702_244132.html ]

Olympic Games Make US Regime Paranoid and Unpredictable

Despite all the efforts of a paranoid and unpredictable US regime, the Koreans are making peace not war during the 2018 Winter Olympics. The US is furious and pulling out all the stops to tarnish the Games, and it is trying to put South Korea back on the US colonial leash. South Korea’s democratically elected peace-president Moon Jae-in is showing[Read More…]

The US Need “Eureka!” Moments Re: ‘Vetting’; ‘Displacement’; ‘Discernment’; ‘Integration’!

The US Need “Eureka!” Moments Re: ‘Vetting’; ‘Displacement’; ‘Discernment’; ‘Integration’!

  “Eureka! Eureka! (I have found it!)”      –Archimedes “Having played with fire, one knows inner forms, inner function.”      -–Kijima Hajime Let’s first debunk the “fake news”! Famed scientist and mathematician, Archimedes, probably did not cry out “Eureka! Eureka!” (Greek for “I have found it!”) when he sat in a public bath in Syracuse, Sicily, discovering one of his—and[Read More…]

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Regime Change Fails: Is A Military Coup or Invasion Of Venezuela Next?

Regime Change Fails: Is A Military Coup or Invasion Of Venezuela Next?

Co-Written By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is[Read More…]

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Rex Tillerson And Threat Of A Coup In Venezuela

Rex Tillerson And Threat Of A Coup In Venezuela

 US Sec. of State Tillirson has suggested that the military of Venezuela might, as many militaries in Latin America have done in the past, and overthrow the elected government and President Maduro. Time will soon pass for such murderous gangster talk from a high US official. USA is losing economic hegemony.  This week, the present US Secretary of State, Rex[Read More…]

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How Donald Trump Plans to Enlist Fossil Fuels in the Struggle for Global Dominance 

  The new U.S. energy policy of the Trump era is, in some ways, the oldest energy policy on Earth. Every great power has sought to mobilize the energy resources at its command, whether those be slaves, wind-power, coal, or oil, to further its hegemonic ambitions. What makes the Trumpian variant — the unfettered exploitation of America’s fossil-fuel reserves — unique[Read More…]

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Saudi King Salman presents President Donald Trump with The Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court Palace, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Muslim World Towards Unthinkable Clash of Reason

“Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shiites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of Western control….Muslim disunity has made it possible for Israel to dispossess the Palestinians, for the U.S. to invade Iraq, and for the U.S. to rule much of the region…”(Paul Craig Roberts, “Muslims are their own Worst[Read More…]

 Propaganda! Pardon Me, Is Mine Really Bigger Than Yours?

 Propaganda! Pardon Me, Is Mine Really Bigger Than Yours?

Andre Vltchek They say Propaganda! In the West, both the mainstream media and even some of the so-called progressive outlets are shouting: “Those Russians and Chinese and the others like them, they are at it again! Their vicious propaganda is infiltrating our democratic, freedom-loving countries, spreading confusion and chaos!” Yes, ban or at least curb RT, contain TeleSur, and if[Read More…]

Outing The US Empire: Trump’s Military Parade

Outing The US Empire: Trump’s Military Parade

You only had to see him goggle eyed and enthusiastic beside France’s President Emmanuel Macron last Bastille Day.  The tricolours were fluttering, the jets booming above in the manner usual for a lapsed empire, and the President of the United States was thrilled to bits, delighted at the spectacle.  “It was one of the greatest parades I’ve ever seen.  We’re[Read More…]

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Not President Trump Is A Threat To Democracy But The Deep State

Not President Trump Is A Threat To Democracy But The Deep State

The Americans want the world to believe that their democracy is “exceptional,” which indeed it is for real believers, but the US political system is also second to none in its political criminality, corruption and aggressiveness against states that don’t follow its orders. In this respect, there hasn’t been any difference between Democratic or Republican presidents. Since Trump became the[Read More…]

Why It’s Loving To Be Anti-American(s) & Pro Law Not Just Anti-US Gov & Anti-Wall St.

Why It’s Loving To Be Anti-American(s) & Pro Law Not Just Anti-US Gov & Anti-Wall St.

Anyone able to imagine one’s own child in a pool of its own blood would have to be against a society that writes off millions of dead children as collateral damage. US military action in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Iraq alone, brought death to 5 million dead kids! If one is a normal human being and loves all children[Read More…]

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

Ever since 1948, the U.S. Government’s foreign policies have been consistently focused upon breaking up the Soviet Union and turning its Warsaw Pact allies against the Soviet Union; and, then, once that would be (and was) accomplished, turning any remaining allies of Russia against Russia; and, then, once that will have been accomplished, conquering Russia. Since at least 2006, U.S.[Read More…]

New Defense Strategy: War With Great Nations And Arms Race

New Defense Strategy: War With Great Nations And Arms Race

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers This week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development. The United States’ military is spread across the world, including several dangerous conflict areas that could develop into an all-out[Read More…]

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Expanding and Strengthening the Imperial Death Machine

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Expanding and Strengthening the Imperial Death Machine

  A draft “Nuclear Posture Review” (NPR), prepared under the direction of James Mattis, secretary of “defense” in the Trump/Pence fascist regime, has been posted on the Huffington Post website (Jan. 11). The NPR, which will be finalized in February, is a strategic document that lays out the direction for the development and use of nuclear weapons. It regards nuclear[Read More…]

The American Empire And Its Media

The American Empire And Its Media

Largely unbeknownst to the general public, many media executives and top journalists of almost all major US news outlets have long been members of the influential Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  Established in 1921 as a private, bipartisan organization to “awaken America to its worldwide responsibilities”, the CFR and its close to 5000 elite members have for decades shaped U.S. foreign policy[Read More…]

Struggle For democracy: Problems With Plunderocracy And Imperialist Intervention

Struggle For democracy: Problems With Plunderocracy And Imperialist Intervention

  The problems mentioned in this article are in view of recent developments in a number of countries including Iran. The questions appeared stark during the days imperialism was preparing ground for invasions/interventions in Iraq, Libya, Syria and a group of progressives from these countries effectively or indirectly lent support to imperial interventionists (2i). All the banner bearers: Rightists, ultra-rightists,[Read More…]

U.S – War Dog Wants To Bite, But What And How?

U.S – War Dog Wants To Bite, But What And How?

  It could be truly comical, if it were not to be so dangerous for millions of people living all over the world. The Empire, once mighty, ruthless and frightening is now jumping around like a dog infected with rabies; it is salivating, barking loudly, its tale is stiff between its legs. It snaps left and right, and periodically it[Read More…]

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The War In America’s ‘Democratic’ Party Over Whether To Go To War Against Russia

The War In America’s ‘Democratic’ Party Over Whether To Go To War Against Russia

  On January 23rd, Joe Biden virtually threw his hat into the 2020 U.S. Presidential contest, by producing for the neoconservative-neoliberal Council on Foreign Relations, a speech, and an accompanying article in their influential journal Foreign Affairs, titled, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies”. He made clear that no one in American politics is[Read More…]

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 Trump Officially Restores Cold War

 Trump Officially Restores Cold War

On January 20th, CBS News bannered “Terrorism no longer the military’s top priority, Mattis says” and opened: “There is a major change in U.S. military strategy. On Friday, more than 16 years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said terrorism is no longer the No. 1 priority.” The report said, “Maintaining a military advantage over China and[Read More…]

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A Brief Analysis of the Turkish Invasion of Syria

A Brief Analysis of the Turkish Invasion of Syria

Behind the Headlines: Turkish F-16s attack the Kurdish held city of Afrin in Syria  All the news today is about Turkey attacking Afrin, a Kurdish governed city in northern Syria and threatening another Kurdish run city named Manbj.    This is a very dangerous situation and another devastating assault on the Syrian people who have already suffered so much from[Read More…]

Palestinian kids in Gaza / Photo/Andre Vltchek

Palestine, Israel, The US And How The South Pacific Countries Are Selling Their Votes

  Here it goes again! Several countries of Oceania (also known as South Pacific Nations), or however you want to call that vast, beautiful but thoroughly devastated part of the world, have voted “for Israel”, “for the United States’ proposed resolution at the United Nations”, and therefore, “against Palestine”. As reported on December 22, 2017 by Al Jazeera: “The United[Read More…]

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Afrin Offensive: Erdogan’s Madness Continues

Afrin Offensive: Erdogan’s Madness Continues

During the last 24 hours, 72 Turkish jets have reportedly struck 150 targets inside the Kurdish-controlled Afrin district in north-western Syria in which six civilians and three Kurdish militiamen have lost their lives. And today, Turkish ground troops in armoured vehicles have intruded five kilometres inside Afrin from Syria’s northern border with Turkey. In addition, Turkey has also mobilised the[Read More…]

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Redrawing The Map Of Syria

Redrawing The Map Of Syria

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States “does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders”, accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones. Speaking at an annual press conference in Moscow to review the past year’s diplomatic activities on Monday Jan 13, Lavrov said:[Read More…]

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 America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

 America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

In a recent article, I documented that “U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had documented that since 2012 the U.S. Government has cooperated with the Sauds’ plan to install in Syria a fundamentalist-Sunni government to replace Syria’s existing secular Government, and that the fundamentalist-Sunni organization Al Qaeda has been the U.S. Government’s chief organization[Read More…]

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Canada’s Propaganda Machine – The CBC

Canada’s Propaganda Machine – The CBC

It is always sadly amusing to listen to the CBC to discuss foreign propaganda – usually Russian – while assuming that all they report is simply accurate news that has neither been censored or vetted by anyone, but is simply the gospel. RT “lies” This response stems from a short clip I caught of CBC’s Wendy Mesley (”The Weekly” January[Read More…]

Petro-Islam: The Nexus Between Oil And Terrorism

Petro-Islam: The Nexus Between Oil And Terrorism

Inquisitive observers of the Middle Eastern politics would naturally wonder why do Western powers prop up the Gulf’s petro-monarchies, knowing fully well that they are the ones responsible for nurturing Islamic extremism? Does this not run counter to their professed goal of eliminating Islamic radicalism and terrorism? Seemingly, the Western powers support the Gulf’s autocrats because it has been a[Read More…]

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US AFRICOM Blacklists Reporter Nick Turse As “Not A Legitimate Journalist”

US AFRICOM Blacklists Reporter Nick Turse As “Not A Legitimate Journalist”

Journalist Nick Turse, who has reported extensively on US military operations in Africa, was recently told that he has been deemed “not a legitimate journalist” by AFRICOM, the US military command which oversees operations across the continent. The move is of a piece with the US government’s drive to silence critical reporting by alternative news outlets and comes amid the[Read More…]

Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War In Africa

Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War In Africa

There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia and a rising China. The outcome of the war is likely to define the future of the continent and its global outlook. It is easy to pin the blame on US President Donald Trump,[Read More…]

How Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post Became The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex’s Chief Propagandist

How Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post Became The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex’s Chief Propagandist

  It used to be that the New York Times and the Washington Post competed against each other to be the chief propagandist for the hundred or so top firms who sell to the U.S. federal government — the 100 top “federal contractors,” almost all of which are Pentagon contractors — mainly these are weapons-manufacturing firms, such as the biggest,[Read More…]

 Why The ‘Progressive’ Historian Stephen Cohen Refuses to Call a U.S. Coup a “Coup” 

 Why The ‘Progressive’ Historian Stephen Cohen Refuses to Call a U.S. Coup a “Coup” 

  The most important historical event of recent times was a coup that occurred in 2014 and caused what’s now called ‘the new Cold War’, which is even worse than the original one was; and, yet, Western ‘news’media never reported the coup as being anything like what it was, when it happened; and, it still isn’t being recognized by Western[Read More…]

Who Will Pay The $250+ Billion Reconstruction Cost In Syria?

Who Will Pay The $250+ Billion Reconstruction Cost In Syria?

  The United States Government says that Syria’s Government caused the U.N.-estimated “at least $250 billion” cost to restore Syria from the destruction that Syria’s war produced, and so Syria’s Government should pay those reconstruction costs. That link is to a New York Times article, which explicitly blames Syrian “President Bashar al-Assad’s ruthless triumph” — which was won against all[Read More…]

Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea In 2017

Continued Unjust Sanctions Against Eritrea In 2017

Western Imperialism continues to use UN to demonize Eritrea with no substantial and valid arguments. With sanctions in the Security Council(UNSC) the masters of the universe and their fellow-travellers hope to cripple this proud and independent nation. But in vain. On the 14 Nov 2017 the UNSC again voted to continue the sanction regime. 11 affirmative and 4 abstained( Bolivia,[Read More…]

Why Are Trump’s Troops Training ISIS Terrorists?

Why Are Trump’s Troops Training ISIS Terrorists?

  When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism”; but, on December 27th, the Russian Government publicly accused Trump’s military of backing ISIS terrorists to fight against Syria’s Government (which is allied with Russia). Russia’s RT international television network headlined “US lets militants train,[Read More…]

Author at Goma war zone, Congo (DRC)

New Year’s Message And Warning From A War Correspondent

  Sometimes it is useful to take a break from news bulletins and newspapers, and even from ‘friendly’ Internet publications. Occasionally it is good to realize that there are actually two parallel realities that are constantly competing for the ‘hearts and minds’ of people living all over the world. There is real life and ‘fake life’. There is reality and[Read More…]

Panic Of Boris Johnson In Moscow: Agony Of Rotting Empire

Panic Of Boris Johnson In Moscow: Agony Of Rotting Empire

It has been all very ugly, aggressive and often distinctly vulgar: the way the British Foreign Secretary has behaved before and during his official visit to Moscow. Mr. Johnson described Russia as “closed, nasty, militaristic and anti-democratic” concluding that it could not be “business as usual”. He did not define what the UK has become, and the Russian hosts were[Read More…]

 Clout And Prestige On The Wane For The U.S.?

 Clout And Prestige On The Wane For The U.S.?

  Delegates to the UN are generally referred to as diplomats.  But, in the wake of the vote condemning the U.S. decision on Jerusalem, one has to wonder.  The permanently scowling U.S. representative, Nikki Haley, threatened reprisals — “We will be taking names” — against those who did not support the U.S. position. The vote was 128-9.  Aside from the[Read More…]

Russia Signs Two Billion Deal To Supply Turkey S-400 Missile System  As Duma Ratifies Expanding Russian Naval Base In Syria

Russia Signs Two Billion Deal To Supply Turkey S-400 Missile System As Duma Ratifies Expanding Russian Naval Base In Syria

  Apparently, in a reconfiguration of positions in the geopolitics, Turkey, a NATO-member, has signed a $2 billion deal to buy the S-400 Russian air defense missile system while Russian Duma voted on Thursday (Dec. 21) to extend Russia’s lease of a naval base in Syria for 49 years, Vladimir Kozhin, a presidential aide who oversees Russia’s matters of military cooperation,[Read More…]

A Total Horror Show”: The New Plan For Yemen

A Total Horror Show”: The New Plan For Yemen

Presenting themselves as shocked bystanders to the growing famine in Yemen, the US and UK are in fact prime movers in a new strategy that will massively escalate it. The protagonists of the war on Yemen – the US, UK, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – have been beset by problems ever since they launched the operation in[Read More…]

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Trump’s National Security Strategy : More Unlimited Imperialism!

Trump’s National Security Strategy : More Unlimited Imperialism!

It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the line of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy… Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican[Read More…]

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The Voice -Of -America As Trojan Horse (or democracy as American franchise)

The Voice -Of -America As Trojan Horse (or democracy as American franchise)

The Voice of America has always been a ploy to coerce the people into believing that state corporatism is the only legitimate voice to be listened to. The American people have been captive to Corporate Capitalism’s branding of language by means of linguistic chicanery for many decades. As capitalism has no charter, it’s modus operandi merely entailsexpediency. American power elites[Read More…]

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US President Unveils New National Security Strategy –World Can Move In A New Trajectory

US President Unveils New National Security Strategy –World Can Move In A New Trajectory

US President Donald Trump has unveiled new National Security Strategy in which he has emphasized to protect the American interests. US President has specifically mentioned the major problem area confronting the nation- terming these as the rouge state North Korea and the dictatorship in Iran. Major focus of the new National Security Strategy is to advance the US interests and[Read More…]

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AFRICOM Envisions Two Years Of Open-Ended Warfare In Somalia

AFRICOM Envisions Two Years Of Open-Ended Warfare In Somalia

The Pentagon has submitted operational plans to the White House which outline at least two years of combat operations in Somalia against the militant group Al-Shabaab. The plans coincide with AFRICOM’s ramped-up campaign of airstrikes in Somalia, carrying out 32 so far in 2017, more than twice the number conducted the previous year. In November, AFRICOM bombed an alleged Al-Shabaab[Read More…]

A Wider World of War: Under Donald Trump, U.S. Special Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

A Wider World of War: Under Donald Trump, U.S. Special Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” saidSenator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment,[Read More…]

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Cambodia Keeps Perverting Its Own History For Cash

  I have already written a lot about Cambodia, but each time I return to this ancient and scarred country, I get so outraged by the cynicism that confronts me there, at every corner, that I have to start writing again, re-addressing the same essential issues that I have already been covering for years and decades. One question always comes[Read More…]

Genocidal U.S Thanksgiving Celebrated Even In Cambodia

Genocidal U.S Thanksgiving Celebrated Even In Cambodia

In Siem Reap: A table was set up for two, an advertisement table,a table with a photo of a giant turkey, two elegant plates, and a U.S. flag sticking out into the air. “Thanksgiving at Angkor Royal Cafe”, a flier read. And: “23rd November… Join us for a traditional Thanksgiving Feast”. This was at one of the international hotels inSiem[Read More…]

Does The Israeli-Saudi Alliance Plans A War Against Iran?

Does The Israeli-Saudi Alliance Plans A War Against Iran?

Israel, the USA, and Saudi Arabia are doing everything to lay the foundations for war against Iran. That is why Iran and its people must be demonized and dehumanized. The Israeli governments have been doing this since the Shah of Iran was overthrown by the Iranian people. In general, all Sunni Muslim countries get along very well with Iran, except[Read More…]

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Trump; Merchant of Death

  The American economy is basically a war economy. The American military industrial complex with its associated other industries and corporations; banking and finance, intelligent technologies, telecommunication, military research, spying and surveillance departments, mercenary terrorist groups and proxy wars around the whole globe, are the major contributing factors to the revenues of the American mega-corporations, that are covertly controlled and[Read More…]

 Holocaust Survivors Quiet Allies Of A Wall St. That Once Invested In Nazi War On Russia & Jews 

 Holocaust Survivors Quiet Allies Of A Wall St. That Once Invested In Nazi War On Russia & Jews 

  That WW II was a ‘good war,’ ‘good’ triumphing over ‘evil’ a madman had brought about, has been a gargantuan deception solidified in Wall St owned media & movies ominously conditioning us to tolerate profitable genocide ad infinitum! Criminally insane Hitler was used by wealthy capitalists to invade the USSR. Even Jewish Holocaust survivors quietly support new genocides by[Read More…]

The Biggest Threat To World Peace Is NATO

The Biggest Threat To World Peace Is NATO

  On November 8th, Britain’s Daily Mail bannered “NATO tells Europe to prepare for ‘rapid deployment’:” and sub-headed “Defence chiefs say roads, bridges and rail links must be improved in case tanks and heavy vehicles need to be quickly mobilised” (to invade Russia, but the newspaper’s slant was instead that this must be done purely defensively: “In October, NATO accused[Read More…]

Armistice Day & Remembrance Day: Finding and Keeping Hold of Always Elusive Peace in the World

Armistice Day & Remembrance Day: Finding and Keeping Hold of Always Elusive Peace in the World

  THE ANGUISH OF A MOTHER OVER HER CHILDREN AND THEIR LOST DREAMS GONE FOREVER The world has just honored yet another Armistice Day – Remembrance Day – Veterans Day for all those who lost their lives in armed defense of their nation’s right to exist and remain a free people. Nation’s like the United States, Canada and Israel pay[Read More…]

Canada’s Magnitsky Distraction From The Real World

Canada’s Magnitsky Distraction From The Real World

Canada unfortunately is not just a follower of the U.S. but a strong forward carrier of the British Imperial system as well. Strong racial biases, pro-Zionism, acceptance of colonial settler practices are and were well advanced in Canada without U.S. assistance. Within the current globalized world, Canada still pretends to be a ‘peacekeeper’, a thin disguise for the maintenance of[Read More…]

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Castle Romeo (yield 11 Mt) - an atmospheric nuclear test carried out by the U.S. on 1 March 1954 at Bikini Atoll, Marshal Islands. (Photo: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization/cc/flickr)

 Massive Overkill : Brought To You By The Nuclear-Industrial Complex 

[This piece has been updated and adapted from William D. Hartung’s “Nuclear Politics” in Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation, edited by Helen Caldicott and just published by the New Press.] Until recently, few of us woke up worrying about the threat of nuclear war. Such dangers seemed like Cold War relics, associated with outmoded practices like building fallout shelters[Read More…]

Every GI Who Invaded Vietnam, Iraq, etc. Was a Criminal By International Law & US Army’s Own Law

Every GI Who Invaded Vietnam, Iraq, etc. Was a Criminal By International Law & US Army’s Own Law

Regarding any order to invade and or kill in another country: “An order which is unlawful not only does not need to be obeyed but obeying such an order can result in criminal prosecution of the one who obeys it. Military courts have long held that military members are accountable for their actions even while following orders — if the[Read More…]

 We’re Doing Worse Than Dropping Bombs As A Matter Of Course

 We’re Doing Worse Than Dropping Bombs As A Matter Of Course

by Richard Martin Oxman “What’s the difference between our enabling the Saudis to blockade Yemen and making it possible for Stalin, Mao and Hitler to commit their atrocities?” — Question asked by one of the authors home schooled teenage charges The Saudi-led coalition has not allowed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) flights into Yemen for the past few days, directly hindering[Read More…]

Reining in the Ubiquitous Use of U.S. Military Force

Reining in the Ubiquitous Use of U.S. Military Force

Four US soldiers died in Niger on October 4, and the president’s insensitive phone call to the widow of one has brought the subject of the military in every corner of the world back in the news. The UN has 193 members. The US has over 240,000 troops in at least 172 of them, some of which are embroiled in[Read More…]

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Long Live Great October Revolution! 100 Years Of Screwing Imperialism

  The world is in ruins. It is literally burning, covered by slums, by refugee camps, and its great majority is ‘controlled by markets’, as was the dream and design of individuals such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich von Hayek, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. Führers like Kissinger and Brzezinski, sacrificed tens of millions of human lives all over our planet,[Read More…]

Trumps Foreign Policy And Legal Woes

Trumps Foreign Policy And Legal Woes

  Tales of exaggeration and outright lies by this president are not new.  In 1974, the New York Times did a profile on the young Trump.  He claimed he was worth $200 million when his taxable income then was $2,200 a week; that he was of Swedish heritage; that he had graduated at the top of his class at Wharton!  [Read More…]

Arab World:  Rescuing People From Insanity Of Wars To Future-Building

Arab World:  Rescuing People From Insanity Of Wars To Future-Building

  Arab Masses Victims of the Modern Warfare Truth is One, not many.  The Western leaders propelled by the ambiguous animosity of ‘the clash of civilizations’ are using sectarian violence as the engine of sophisticated warfare to destroy the Arab Middle East. Syria is destroyed, Iraq dismantled, Libya gone, Yemen ruptured and according to Robert Fisk, House of Saud comes[Read More…]

American Commandos in Baltics to Help NATO Allies against Russia

 U.S. Commandos Are A “Persistent Presence” On Russia’s Doorstep 

“They are very concerned about their adversary next door,” said General Raymond Thomas, the head of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), at a national security conference in Aspen, Colorado, in July.  “They make no bones about it.” The “they” in question were various Eastern European and Baltic nations.  “Their adversary”?  Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Thomas, the commander of America’s most elite troops —[Read More…]

Terse Turse Take

Terse Turse Take

  “Oh no, you don’t call people from Niger and Nigeria by the same name!” — the author’s home schooled youngest in 2006 I have reservations about Democracy Now!, but often Amy Goodman & Co. provide a highly instructive segment. A recent exchange with Nick Turse is a good example of that. It’s a telegraphic treatment, of course, of the[Read More…]

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Trump Wrestles With The Middle East – A Difficult Week For U.S Adventurism

Trump Wrestles With The Middle East – A Difficult Week For U.S Adventurism

  It has been a week of repeated insults to U.S. adventurism and Donald Trump’s ill-defined Middle East policy.  In Iraq, thanks to Iranian backing and astute negotiation, Kirkuk province is back in the hands of the Shia government in Baghdad halving the Kurds’ oil revenues.  Iran now has a land bridge through Syria to the Mediterranean improving the accessibility[Read More…]

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When The Nuclear Violator Becomes The Accuser

When The Nuclear Violator Becomes The Accuser

There is a  necessity to change Western political literature in relation to Iran In recent years, all references by the West in relation to Iran’s peaceful nuclear programme, have been constantly and invariably accusatory, using terms such as “nuclear threat” or “nuclear danger”.  The signing of the nuclear accord or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) too has not[Read More…]

To Deduce or Not To…. Existential Observation And The Deep State

To Deduce or Not To…. Existential Observation And The Deep State

  On the one hand, people will deduce that their best interests are served by investing in productive activities that ameliorate deprivation of one kind or another. On the other hand, people will always try to legitimize the means they use as acceptable practice when faced with competition for access to valuable resources. It’s also the case that…like Endymion…people tend[Read More…]

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Washington’s Face-Saving By Shifting Goalposts In Syria

Washington’s Face-Saving By Shifting Goalposts In Syria

In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones of influence: that are, the Syrian government-controlled areas, the regions administered by the Syrian Kurds and the areas occupied by the Syrian opposition. Excluding Idlib in northwestern Syria, which has been occupied by the Syrian opposition, all the major population[Read More…]

Trump’s Iran Deal

Trump’s Iran Deal

Bad deals. Very bad – unless, of course, they are minted in the United States, with Make America Great Again credentials.  Hardly the stuff of presidential clout and oratorical flair, but the US president is making good his word to rain on the Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with an overbearing enthusiasm.[Read More…]

America to Rethink of its Role in Global Affairs

America to Rethink of its Role in Global Affairs

America under President Trump continues to foster an agenda of extreme perplexity, triviality and confusion in dealing with urgent global affairs. If the administration were to learn from the history, it must be candid, focused and redirect its strengths and weaknesses from the past and usher a new strategic direction of change and adaptability to the present and futuristic challenges[Read More…]

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Finding Our Way Back To Truth by Following A String of Facts

Finding Our Way Back To Truth by Following A String of Facts

  “To lead you to an overwhelming question…/Oh do not ask, “What is it?”/Let us go and make our visit.” – T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock   If you find yourself lost and confused in a dark wood, then perhaps following this network of knots strung on a long string of dates listed below will help[Read More…]

Could USA Do Worse To Korea Than Last Time?

Could USA Do Worse To Korea Than Last Time?

History of genocidal crimes against Koreans in their own beloved country by the USA before and after it became the sole world superpower as a result of the Second World War, which could not have happened without mega enormous investment in, and joint venturing by US corporations and banks in building impoverished Nazi Germany up to world #1 military force.[Read More…]

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting? 

Autopilot Wars: Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting? 

  Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, but at least seven.  Second, the vast majority of the American people could not care less. Nor can it be said that we don’t care because we don’t know.  True, government authorities withhold certain[Read More…]

Why Are Washington’s Allies Getting Cozy To Moscow?

Why Are Washington’s Allies Getting Cozy To Moscow?

Turkey, which has the second largest army in NATO, has been cooperating with Russia in Syria against Washington’s interests since last year and has recently placed an order for the Russian-made S-400 missile system. Similarly, the Saudi King Salman, who is on a landmark state visit to Moscow, has signed several cooperation agreements with Kremlin and has also expressed his[Read More…]

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The Trump Presidency (or How to Further Enrich “The Masters of the Universe”)

[Editor’s note: This interview has been excerpted from Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy, the new book by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian to be published this December.]  David Barsamian: You have spoken about the difference between Trump’s buffoonery, which gets endlessly covered by the media, and the actual policies he is striving to enact, which receive less attention.[Read More…]

"The deep disillusionment and anger that led to Donald Trump’s election—a reaction to the corporate coup d’état and the poverty afflicting at least half of the country—have destroyed the myth of a functioning democracy."(Photo: Mr. Fish)

The End of Empire

The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe. It is burdened by growing deficits, along with the devastating effects of deindustrialization and global trade agreements. Our democracy has been captured and destroyed by corporations that steadily demand more tax cuts, more deregulation and[Read More…]

American Rape of Vietnamese Women Was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

American Rape of Vietnamese Women Was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a “widespread”, “everyday occurrence” that was essentially “condoned”, even encouraged, by the military, and had its foundation in military training and US culture. [Read More…]

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Flop

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Flop

The first comprehensive study of anti-Russia sanctions shows they hit EU much more than Russia. Did U.S. President Barack Obama create the anti-Russia sanctions in order to weaken the EU in its competition against America? If so, the policy has been a huge success — it has enormously damaged the EU’s economy. But, if Russia was the actual target —[Read More…]

Trump Makes Another Reckless Threat Against North Korea

Trump Makes Another Reckless Threat Against North Korea

In another act of utter recklessness, US President Donald Trump yesterday again threatened North Korea with destruction if it failed to totally capitulate to Washington’s demands. By declaring that military action is not only an option but could be imminent, he is relentlessly pushing the Korean Peninsula, Asia and the world toward the precipice of a calamitous war. Speaking at[Read More…]

 Poroshenko And Trudeau

 Poroshenko And Trudeau

  “We continue to stand with Ukraine against the illegal illegitimate incursion of Russia into Ukrainian territorial sovereignty and their attempts to destabilize Ukraine economically and many other ways,” Trudeau said. CBC, September 22, 2017. Donbas The Canadian government operates under as many double standards as that of the U.S. and its other NATO allies. Russia did not invade Donbas,[Read More…]

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

  Peace Teach-In, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, September 23, 2017 It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the line of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy… Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by[Read More…]

What Are Washington’s Stakes In The Syrian Conflict?

What Are Washington’s Stakes In The Syrian Conflict?

Washington’s interest in the Syrian civil war is partly about ensuring Israel’s regional security and partly it is about doing the bidding of America’s regional Sunni allies: Turkey, Jordan and the Gulf Arab States. Saudi Arabia, which has been vying for power as the leader of the Sunni bloc against the Shi’a-dominated Iran in the regional geopolitics, was staunchly against[Read More…]

Trump At The UN: Lies, Historical Amnesia, Bombast And Double Standards

Trump At The UN: Lies, Historical Amnesia, Bombast And Double Standards

Trump’s speech at the UN this morning is one of the best speeches I have heard aimed at an ignorant uninformed audience, essentially his Make America Great Again (MAGA) followers, and his political state handlers. Staying on script from the teleprompters, it was obvious that while many of these ideas were his, most of the writing, indeed probably all of[Read More…]

Afghanistan Again? The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex

Afghanistan Again? The American Military’s Repetition-Compulsion Complex

  Here we go again! Years after most Americans forgot about the longest warthis country ever fought, American soldiers are again being deployed to Afghanistan. For almost 16 years now, at the command of three presidents and a sadly forgettable succession of generals, they have gone round and round like so many motorists trapped on a rotary with no exit. This time their[Read More…]

Global Politics Is Not About The Safeguard of Humanity And Peace But of Special Interest And Wars

Global Politics Is Not About The Safeguard of Humanity And Peace But of Special Interest And Wars

We, the People are at Loss in Global Affairs We the People of the Globe, We the conscientious Humanity are not the focal point of global political agenda for peace, security and future-making. The contemporary global leadership is obsessed with its own pitfalls of failing accountability to the global mankind.  The corporate managed global media networks view the people as[Read More…]

 The American Military Uncontained , Out Everywhere And Winning Nowhere 

 The American Military Uncontained , Out Everywhere And Winning Nowhere 

When it comes to the “world’s greatest military,” the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life.  An Air Force that has been in the air continuously for years and yet doesn’t have enough pilots to fly its combat jets.  Ground troops who find themselves fighting “rebels” in Syria previously armed and trained by[Read More…]

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The People of Afghanistan Have Had Truly Enough of Western Imperialist Barbarism

Interview with ANDRE VLTCHEK by ALESSANDRO BIANCCHI, Chief Editor of Anti-Diplomatico 1) AB: The geographic location of Afghanistan has always occupied a central role. The April peace talks between Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Russia and China seemed to have put an end to the persistent and dominant American presence in the country. What’s your opinion? AV: What you have mentioned is extremely important,[Read More…]

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A Tactical Error

A Tactical Error

That’s what they called it— a technical error, a “mistake,” the bombs that went astray during an attack in Sanaa, capital of Yemen. They were targeting rebels in a crowded neighborhood when they dropped their load on the house where Buthaina lived with her parents and siblings. A child of 4 or 5 now homeless and alone, her face profoundly[Read More…]

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The Paradox Of Cyclical Ingenuity And Virtual Democracy

The Paradox Of Cyclical Ingenuity And Virtual Democracy

In Hellenic times, theatre was regarded as the institution that held all other institutions up to public examination and scrutiny. Its’ function was to focus on the limits of drama as a shared physical experience monitoring social and political responses to the order of the time. Those who attended theatre may have presupposed that ideas had the power to act[Read More…]

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Russia, US, Iran And Israel War For Syria

Russia, US, Iran And Israel War For Syria

Editor’s Note: The University of Oxford Interviews Professor Franklin Lamb about the Future of Syria. Interview conducted by graduate students from Oxford Universities Middle East Center, St Anthony’s College, UK. August, 2017. Franklin Lamb is Oxford University Research Fellow, Oxford, UK Franklin Lamb is a Doctor of Philosophy in international law and is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford,[Read More…]

Trump Continues Invasions That Can’t Succeed

Trump Continues Invasions That Can’t Succeed

  Do you remember the Vietnam War, which produced somewhere between 1,450,000 and 3,595,000 deaths? What good did America’s invasion do? If America had won instead of lost, would the invasion have been good? Is any invasion, by any country, ever good? World War II was different — and not only because it was global, and not only because our[Read More…]

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Aggression “Isn’t” A Crime

Aggression “Isn’t” A Crime

Only about 11 years ago, Saddam Hussein was sitting in a Baghdad court and facing trial. His crimes were defined and dissected by the world-masters. And, Saddam, shackled and subdued, was delivered the masters’ judgment: face a knotted rope from gallows. Only about 14 years ago, smoke was billowing up from Saddam’s presidential palace compound in Baghdad. An invading force[Read More…]

“We are Killing Terrorists” And “Attack We Will”- Trump’s Most Vicious Racist Rant

“We are Killing Terrorists” And “Attack We Will”- Trump’s Most Vicious Racist Rant

  On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new strategies and ill-defined new metrics to measure success, President Trump[Read More…]

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As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters A Quagmire

As US Empire Fails, Trump Enters A Quagmire

A quagmire is defined as a complex or unpleasant position that is difficult to escape. President Trump’s recently announced war plans in Afghanistan maintain that quagmire. They come at a time when US Empire is failing and its leadership in the world is weakening. The US will learn what other empires have learned, “Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.” During the presidential campaign, some became convinced[Read More…]

American-killing Trump’s Afghanistan Speech Threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan, India And Humanity

American-killing Trump’s Afghanistan Speech Threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan, India And Humanity

  A mendacious, bullying, serial war criminal, exceptionalist and American-killing Trump has delivered a bellicose  Afghanistan Speech in which he promises endless war in war-devastated Afghanistan, threatens nuclear armed Pakistan, demands further Hindu-majority Indian involvement as a US agent in Muslim Afghanistan, and advises the world that “no place is beyond the reach of American might”.  The US-imposed, 4-decade Afghan[Read More…]

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US Massacring Hundreds Of Syrian Civilians Every Week In Raqqa

The US-backed onslaught on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa is claiming hundreds of civilian lives every week, including dozens of women and children. US aircraft and troops on the ground are deploying indiscriminate force on a civilian center where an estimated 25,000 people remained trapped and a further 270,000 have already fled. According to Airwars, which monitors air strikes by[Read More…]

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

US Air Strike Slaughters Over 40 Civilians In Syria

An air strike launched by the United States on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa in northeastern Syria Monday claimed the lives of 42 civilians, 19 of whom were children. It is the bloodiest incident thus far in a ramped-up series of strikes over the past eight days that have killed at least 167 civilians, including 59 children. The air assault[Read More…]

The Long, Long Story: “Principled Realism”, Trump And Afghanistan

The Long, Long Story: “Principled Realism”, Trump And Afghanistan

The story continues with dispiriting relentlessness.  The remark by Samuel Beckett in The Unnamable comes to mind: “I can’t go on.  I’ll go on.”  With the sense of incapacity about going on, yet doing so with a drone’s dedicated commitment, President Donald Trump did what US Presidents have done since George W. Bush: commit.  Commit, that is, to the mission;[Read More…]

Trump Gives Military Green Light To Escalate Afghanistan War

Trump Gives Military Green Light To Escalate Afghanistan War

President Donald Trump announced a major escalation of the US war in Afghanistan in a nationally televised speech Monday night, although he gave no details either about the number of additional troops that will be sent or the extent or duration of the military commitment. Trump also made menacing threats against Pakistan in remarks clearly crafted in close coordination with[Read More…]

Propaganda On Venezuela Busted

Propaganda On Venezuela Busted

There is a full scale propaganda war going on against Venezuela. Speaking at a press conference in Cartagena, Columbia with Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, US Vice President Mike Pence said that “Venezuela is sliding into dictatorship” and that “the United States will not stand by” as democracy “crumbles”. “That once rich nation’s collapse into authoritarianism has pushed it into[Read More…]

 There’s Blood On Your Hands, Mr Trump!

 There’s Blood On Your Hands, Mr Trump!

  Since almost all US presidents from Truman to Obama – with the exceptions of Ford, Carter and Clinton – had blood on their hands, one possibly can’t single out Donald Trump for not being the exception. One may possibly disagree with me for including Kennedy and Obama in my list of US Presidents as war criminals. I wish I[Read More…]

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat

Whether he holds good on it is beside the point.  President Donald J. Trump’s great value to US foreign policy is its lack of artifice and sophistication, a bullying force of nature that alters with the next burst of adolescent acne and the breaking of the voice.  Even less than the traditional stereotype of the American behaving badly, he is[Read More…]

Truman Put Nukes In Guam And Gave The Order To Nuke North Korea

Truman Put Nukes In Guam And Gave The Order To Nuke North Korea

In 1951, the US placed nuclear weapons in Guam, and Truman gave the order to use them on North Korea. That order was not sent – literally, by accident. The reason: Truman was in the process of removing General MacArthur “because he wanted a reliable commander on the scene” in case he “decide[d] to use nuclear weapons”. … “In the[Read More…]

When All the World’s a War…  And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 

When All the World’s a War…  And All the Men and Women Merely Soldiers 

  Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been fighting a “war on terror.” Real soldiers have been deployed to distant lands; real cluster bombs and white phosphorus have been used; real cruise missiles have been launched; the first MOAB, the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal, has been dropped; and real cities have been reduced to rubble. In revenge[Read More…]

Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

  The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which connects them together, into a broader narrative — the actual history of our time. History makes sense, even if news-reports about these events don’t. Propagandistic motivations cause such essential facts to be reported little (if at all) in the news, so[Read More…]

What’s The Real Plan Behind Trump’s Fire And Fury For North Korea?

What’s The Real Plan Behind Trump’s Fire And Fury For North Korea?

It has been a week of barking out military options, a week of ‘everything is on the table’,  a week of threats no longer veiled.  Not an example of ‘cool as a cucumber’, rather a red-face turning to purple with the intensity of the phrasing. What brought on this apoplexy, the ‘fire and fury’ to be unleashed not just at[Read More…]

Canada’s Right Wing Militarism

Canada’s Right Wing Militarism

North Korea A few days ago I heard a short clip from former Federal Cabinet Minister Peter Mackay discussing the issue of missile defense. It was his reaction to the unproven statements that North Korea has ICBMs that can deliver nuclear warheads to North America. While this may be within their reach, and while the rhetoric is extremely hostile, there[Read More…]

Heinz Alfred ‘Henry’ Kissinger Was A courtier To Atrocity

Heinz Alfred ‘Henry’ Kissinger Was A courtier To Atrocity

  Introduction Sometime towards the end of 2016 the Nobel Institute and the University of Oslo decided to initiate the activity of a Nobel Peace Prize Forum. The organisers thought that Dr. Henry Kissinger and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski would the appropriate persons to invite. It was a well considered choice, prof. Olav Njölstad, a distinguished historian at the University, serving both[Read More…]

Insane Policy Towards North Korea

Insane Policy Towards North Korea

  This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the unjustifiable US use of nuclear weapons against civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those two attacks demonstrated the horrific power of the atomic bomb, a bomb that is tiny in comparison to the nuclear weapons available today. Here are a few quotes that are worth pondering as we now face an[Read More…]

Wreckage of Soviet tank

Afghanistan Is Right Here! Lies, Myths And Legends

Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek It often appears that “true Afghanistan” is not here in Kabuland not in Jalalabad or Heart either; not in the ancient villages, which anxiously cling to the steep mountainsides. Many foreigners and even Afghans are now convinced that the “true” Afghanistan is only what is being shown on the television screens,depicted in magazines, or what[Read More…]

New Campaign: Close All US Military Bases On Foreign Soil

New Campaign: Close All US Military Bases On Foreign Soil

The Coalition Against Foreign Military Bases is a new campaign focused on closing all US military bases abroad. This campaign strikes at the foundation of US empire, confronting its militarism, corporatism and imperialism. We urge you to endorse this campaign.

 Burning Raqqa :The U.S. War Against Civilians In Syria 

 Burning Raqqa :The U.S. War Against Civilians In Syria 

It was midday on Sunday, May 7th, when the U.S.-led coalition warplanes again began bombing the neighborhood of Wassim Abdo’s family. They lived in Tabqa, a small city on the banks of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. Then occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS, also known as Daesh), Tabqa was also under siege by U.S.-backed troops and being hit[Read More…]

The Disinformation Campaign On Venezuela

The Disinformation Campaign On Venezuela

Venezuela, it seems, is a riddle to the audience of the mainstream media. Yet the riddle conceals a fact. A conflict between opposing interests is roaring in Venezuela, and attempts to stoke that conflict are being intensified by the imperialist-interventionist quarter as the day for a vote on the proposed Constituent Assembly—July 30—is nearing. Every day the mainstream media showers[Read More…]

“The Beauty of Our Weapons”(and the War in Yemen)

“The Beauty of Our Weapons”(and the War in Yemen)

O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane[Read More…]

Mosul Massacre Latest In Iraqi Genocide –  US Alliance War Crimes Demand ICC & BDS

Mosul Massacre Latest In Iraqi Genocide –  US Alliance War Crimes Demand ICC & BDS

  It is estimated that 40,000 people died in the US Alliance’s Mosul Massacre involving the explosive demolition of a huge city of 2 million inhabitants. This is but the latest atrocity in an Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide. Iraqi deaths from Western violence and imposed deprivation total 9 million  since the British invasion in 1914. The post-tsunami peaceful settlement[Read More…]

 Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh 

 Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh 

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and tracked human being just about anywhere on Earth; special operations raids so pinpoint-accurate that they would represent a triumph of modern military science.  Everything “networked.”  It was to be a glorious dream of limited destruction combined[Read More…]

An Interview With William Engdahl

An Interview With William Engdahl

The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the[Read More…]

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Islamic Radicalism: A Product of Western Imperialism

Peaceful, or not, Islam is only a religion just like any other cosmopolitan religion whether it’s Christianity, Buddhism or Hinduism. Instead of taking an essentialist approach, which lays emphasis on essences, we need to look at the evolution of social phenomena in its proper historical context. For instance: to assert that human beings