Imperialism

Selective Maritime Rules: The United States, Diego Garcia and International Law

Selective Maritime Rules: The United States, Diego Garcia and International Law

There are few more righteous sights than the paunchy US Secretary of State savaging the People’s Republic of China with his next volley on Chinese territorial aspirations.  In July, Mike Pompeo released a statement putting any uncertain minds at ease on where Washington stood on the matter. “We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the[Read More…]

by August 9, 2020 Imperialism
How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars

Some years ago, a newspaper article credited a European visitor with the wry observation that Americans are charming because they have such short memories. When it comes to the nation’s wars, however, he was not entirely on target. Americans embrace military histories of the heroic “band of [American] brothers” sort, especially involving World War II. They possess a seemingly boundless[Read More…]

by July 30, 2020 Imperialism
      Baz Ratner/Reuters US troops in Afghanistan, June 2011

 King Joe and the Round Table: Biden’s America in a Multipolar World 

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies   In an article in Foreign Affairs in March titled, “Why America Must Lead Again,” Joe Biden claimed that “the world doesn’t organize itself,” and promised to “put the U.S. back at the head of the table” among the nations of the world. But the premise that the world can only[Read More…]

by July 22, 2020 Imperialism
The Pentagon Confronts the Pandemic Or How to Make War, American-Style, Possible Again

The Pentagon Confronts the Pandemic Or How to Make War, American-Style, Possible Again

  On March 26th, the coronavirus accomplished what no foreign adversary has been able to do since the end of World War II: it forced an American aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, to suspend patrol operations and shelter in port. By the time that ship reached dock in Guam, hundreds of sailors had been infected with the disease and nearly[Read More…]

by July 20, 2020 Imperialism
Americans Are Guilty of Genocide Right Now in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria    

Americans Are Guilty of Genocide Right Now in Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Syria    

Many tens of thousands of precious Yemeni children have already starved to death, died of cholera, or been blown to bits by US made and managed missiles. It is the American public’s cruel indifference that makes Americans guilty of genocide. As Martin Luther King once said, “comes a time when silence is treason.”   US WARS AND MILITARY ACTION INTERNATIONAL LAW,[Read More…]

by July 20, 2020 Imperialism
Defunding America’s Wars at Home and Abroad

Defunding America’s Wars at Home and Abroad

Think of it as a war system that’s been coming home for years. The murder of George Floyd has finally shone a spotlight on the need to defund local police departments and find alternatives that provide more genuine safety and security. The same sort of spotlight needs soon to be shone on the American military machine and the wildly well-funded[Read More…]

by July 8, 2020 Imperialism
Turn Guaido and grab gold

Turn Guaido and grab gold

Now a days, anyone can take away anyone’s gold. It just needs turning Guaido, and master’s backing. Master’s law is there to help Guaido turn a gold grabber. The United Kingdom’s English High Court (EHC) has ruled that Juan Guaido is Venezuela’s legitimate president.  According to the EHC, Nicolas Maduro is not the country’s president. The discovery of a self-proclaimed[Read More…]

by July 3, 2020 Imperialism
 Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon

 Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has initiated its largest spending binge in history. In the process, you might assume that the unparalleled spread of the disease would have led to a little rethinking when it came to all the trillions of dollars Congress has given the Pentagon in these years that have in no way made us safer from, or[Read More…]

by June 29, 2020 Imperialism
Trump saw Venezuela as ‘part of the U.S.’, and thought of invasion, but backtracked because of Putin, claims Bolton

Trump saw Venezuela as ‘part of the U.S.’, and thought of invasion, but backtracked because of Putin, claims Bolton

U.S. President Donald Trump thought it would be “cool” to invade Venezuela but was persuaded not to by “Soviet-style propaganda” from Moscow, claims Trump’s former U.S. national security adviser John Bolton in book excerpts leaked to the press. Trump said invading Venezuela would be “cool” and described the Latin American country as “really part of the United States,” according to[Read More…]

by June 18, 2020 Imperialism
How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington

How the Saudis, the Qataris, and the Emiratis Took Washington

Co-Written by Morgan Palumbo & Jessica Draper  It was a bare-knuckle brawl of the first order. It took place in Washington, D.C., and it resulted in a KO. The winners? Lobbyists and the defense industry. The losers? Us. And odds on, you didn’t even know that it happened. Few Americans did, which is why it’s worth telling the story of[Read More…]

by June 10, 2020 Imperialism
Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe – Trump’s Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control – Or is it?

Venezuela, Minneapolis, Iran, Europe – Trump’s Last Gasps of Collapsing World Control – Or is it?

There comes a time when shooting around in circles just hits walls, bullets splinter off sidewalks, and shatter a window here and there. But people are in safety. They watch from a distance and with self-assurance. Venezuela has received five tankers from Iran loaded with hydrocarbons – petrol gas, additives – shipped through a totally US-militarized Caribbean Sea, amidst warnings[Read More…]

by June 6, 2020 Imperialism
Sanaa, Yemen. 30th Apr, 2020. A health worker wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant on the hands of people at a market in the old city of Sanaa, amid concerns of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). 
Photo Credit: Hani Al-Ansi/dpa/Alamy Live News.

Our Disaster

Why the United States bears responsibility for Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. An entire generation of Yemeni children has suffered the traumas of war, many of them orphaned, maimed, malnourished, or displaced. The United Nations reports a death toll of 100,000 people in that nation’s ongoing war, with an additional 131,000 people dying from hunger, disease, and a lack of medical care. A report from Save the Children,[Read More…]

by June 1, 2020 Imperialism
 Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

 Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately[Read More…]

by May 29, 2020 Imperialism
 The Future of Forever War, American-Style

 The Future of Forever War, American-Style

  Covid-19, an ongoing global human tragedy, may have at least one silver lining. It has led millions of people to question America’s most malignant policies at home and abroad. Regarding Washington’s war policies abroad, there’s been speculation that the coronavirus might, in the end, put a dent in such conflicts, if not prove an unintended peacemaker — and with good reason,[Read More…]

by May 26, 2020 Imperialism
 Venezuela Can Be Protected by Quoting Martin Luther King and Other Famous Condemners of US Crimes

 Venezuela Can Be Protected by Quoting Martin Luther King and Other Famous Condemners of US Crimes

King cried out “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world is my own government.” Obama’s pastor, “God Bless America? No! God damn America for her crimes against humanity!” Michael Moore, “sick and twisted violent people that we’ve been for hundreds of years, it’s something that’s just in our craw, just in our DNA. Americans kill people, because that’s what[Read More…]

by May 24, 2020 Imperialism
An Invasion In The Midst Of A Pandemic

An Invasion In The Midst Of A Pandemic

In the midst of a massive global pandemic that has killed tens of thousands of people and wrecked economies all over the world leaving millions jobless, some terrorists and mercenaries allegedly backed by certain governments had on 3rd May 2020 attempted to invade the independent, sovereign state of Venezuela. Organised and trained in neighbouring Colombia, they had landed on the[Read More…]

by May 8, 2020 Imperialism
COVID-19: Occupiers US, Australia & Apartheid Israel Grossly Violate  Geneva Convention Re Conquered Subjects

COVID-19: Occupiers US, Australia & Apartheid Israel Grossly Violate  Geneva Convention Re Conquered Subjects

Articles 55 and 56 of the Fourth Geneva Convention state unequivocally that an Occupier must provide its conquered Subjects with life-sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available to it”. However in relation to huge Subject avoidable deaths from deprivation, and ventilator non-provision in  the context of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic,  the US and Australia[Read More…]

by May 7, 2020 Imperialism
Shoot down and destroy all Iranian gunboats that “harass our ships at sea”, Trump instructs US Navy

Shoot down and destroy all Iranian gunboats that “harass our ships at sea”, Trump instructs US Navy

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian gunboats, should they harass American vessels at sea. His declaration comes after a confrontation in the Persian Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” the U.S. president[Read More…]

by April 23, 2020 Imperialism
Why the U.S. is the World’s Leading Perpetrator of Global Terrorism

Why the U.S. is the World’s Leading Perpetrator of Global Terrorism

For nearly a century, the U.S. regime has made it its goal to terrorise (defenceless) nations it deemed geopolitically unfriendly to its imperialist dictates. It is a well-financed and deliberate campaign of unprovoked aggression, heinous war crimes and wanton destruction to dominate the world. Without effective deterrence, every nation is at the mercy of U.S. barbarism. What is terrorism? The[Read More…]

by March 31, 2020 Imperialism
 America’s Commandos Deployed to 141 Countries And “Criminal Misconduct” Followed

 America’s Commandos Deployed to 141 Countries And “Criminal Misconduct” Followed

Last October, a group of eight Apache attack and CH-47 Chinook helicopters carrying U.S. commandos roared out of an airfield in Iraq. They raced through Turkish airspace and across the Syrian border, coming in low as they approached a village just north of Idlib Province where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his bodyguards, and some of his children were spending the[Read More…]

by March 20, 2020 Imperialism
The Thuggish US Imperialism

The Thuggish US Imperialism

Frankly and in summary: recently The United States of America has crossed several lines, committing atrocities, in many parts of the world. In the past, no country could get away with this; such situations would inevitably lead to war. Presently, war is “avoided” only because the world is too frightened of Washington and its mafia-style deeds. Countries on all continents[Read More…]

by March 15, 2020 Imperialism
 Iran And The US Holy Code Book Of Double Standard Morality

 Iran And The US Holy Code Book Of Double Standard Morality

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. military, following President Trump’s orders, killed Major General Qassim Suleimani, respected leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Groups’ Qud Force. I never understood the morality of foreign policy, but I’m getting the hang of it, thanks to the little-known pocket manual “The U.S. Holy Code Book of Double Standard Morality.” According to U.S. Code,[Read More…]

by March 10, 2020 Imperialism
 The Paradox of America’s Endless Wars – They Persist Because They Don’t Exist (For Americans)

 The Paradox of America’s Endless Wars – They Persist Because They Don’t Exist (For Americans)

There is no significant anti-war movement in America because there’s no war to protest. Let me explain. In February 2003, millions of people took to the streets around the world to protest America’s march to war against Iraq. That mass movement failed. The administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had a radical plan for reshaping the Middle East and no protesters, no[Read More…]

by February 26, 2020 Imperialism
Why No Retired Generals Oppose America’s Forever Wars

Why No Retired Generals Oppose America’s Forever Wars

There once lived an odd little man — five feet nine inches tall and barely 140 pounds sopping wet — who rocked the lecture circuit and the nation itself. For all but a few activist insiders and scholars, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Darlington Butler is now lost to history. Yet more than a century ago, this strange contradiction of a[Read More…]

by February 21, 2020 Imperialism
The Perpetual War Scam

The Perpetual War Scam

Years ago the late great historian and author Gore Vidal came up with that phrase ‘Perpetual War’. He knew, that even back to the early days of our republic, we are a nation predicated on Perpetual War. Whether it be war on Native Americans ( who were here way before the Mayflower landed), or war on different people of color[Read More…]

by February 18, 2020 Imperialism
War Addicts, Inc.

War Addicts, Inc.

My first question is simple enough: After 18-plus years of our forever wars, where are all the questions? Almost two decades of failing American wars across a startlingly large part of the planet and I’d like to know, for instance, who’s been fired for them? Who’s been impeached? Who’s even paying attention? I mean, if another great power had been[Read More…]

by February 14, 2020 Imperialism
 The Art of the Deal, Pentagon-Style: Wars Without Victories, Weapons Without End

 The Art of the Deal, Pentagon-Style: Wars Without Victories, Weapons Without End

The expression “self-licking ice cream cone” was first used in 1992 to describe a hidebound bureaucracy at NASA. Yet, as an image, it’s even more apt for America’s military-industrial complex, an institution far vaster than NASA and thoroughly dedicated to working for its own perpetuation and little else. Thinking about that led me to another phrase based on America’s seemingly endless[Read More…]

by February 5, 2020 Imperialism
Teflon Lies and Mowing Lawns: The Afghanistan Papers

Teflon Lies and Mowing Lawns: The Afghanistan Papers

Afghanistan is a famous desert for empires, a burial ground which has consumed those in power who thought that extra fortification and trading most might benefit them.  It remains a great, and somewhat savage reminder about those who suffer hubris, overconfidence and eagerness in pursuing their agendas.  But the country has also served another purpose: a repository for the untruths[Read More…]

by February 4, 2020 Imperialism
 How U.S. and its Allies Enforce Their Lies for Wars and Dictatorships

 How U.S. and its Allies Enforce Their Lies for Wars and Dictatorships

How many Americans know that even in Hindu India, Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani (whom Trump has assassinated) was recognized as having been perhaps the world’s leader of the fight against both ISIS and the Taliban — two fundamentalist-Sunni (that is, pro-jihadist) groups that especially threaten India. Why don’t Americans know this crucial fact? In whose benefit is it that they[Read More…]

by January 30, 2020 Imperialism
How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

How Is Washington ‘Liberating’ Free Countries

There are obviously some serious linguistic issues and disagreements between the West and the rest of the world. Essential terms like “freedom”, “democracy”, “liberation”, even “terrorism”, are all mixed up and confused; they mean something absolutely different in New York, London, Berlin, and in the rest of the world. Before we begin analyzing, let us recall that countries such as[Read More…]

by January 27, 2020 Imperialism
The American Chaos Machine: U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Off the Rails

The American Chaos Machine: U.S. Foreign Policy Goes Off the Rails

In March 1906, on the heels of the U.S. Army’s massacre of some 1,000 men, women, and children in the crater of a volcano in the American-occupied Philippines, humorist Mark Twain took his criticism public. A long-time anti-imperialist, he flippantly suggested that Old Glory should be redesigned “with the white stripes painted black and the stars replaced by the skull and cross-bones.” I got[Read More…]

by January 24, 2020 Imperialism
US, UK,  Australia, Canada & Germany Reject Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq Demand

US, UK,  Australia, Canada & Germany Reject Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq Demand

Following the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Shiite Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport,  the Iraqi PM, the Iraqi Parliament Speaker and the Iraqi Parliament have demanded that the US Alliance forces leave Iraq. The US, UK, Australia, Canada and Germany have rejected the Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq demand,  with the US threatening[Read More…]

by January 16, 2020 Imperialism
How the President Became a Drone Operator

How the President Became a Drone Operator

 From Obama to Trump, the Escalation of Drone Warfare We’re only a few days into the new decade and it’s somehow already a bigger dumpster fire than the last. On January 2nd, President Trump decided to order what one expert called “the most important decapitation strike America has ever launched.” This one took out not some nameless terrorist in a distant land[Read More…]

by January 13, 2020 Imperialism
 Iraq – Why Doesn’t the US Move Out Despite the Iraqi Parliament’s Decision?

 Iraq – Why Doesn’t the US Move Out Despite the Iraqi Parliament’s Decision?

  Why doesn’t the U.S. respect the decision made by the Iraqi Parliament and move out of Iraqi territory? – The short answer is, because the US doesn’t respect anybody’s – any country’s – decision or sovereignty, as long as it doesn’t meet their objectives. Now, the US is steadfast and will not leave the region. Already President Assad has[Read More…]

by January 11, 2020 Imperialism
The Global War of Error – No, That’s Not a Typo

The Global War of Error – No, That’s Not a Typo

Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country’s a nightmare of inequality, and there’s a self-promoting madman in the White House, so isn’t it time to take pride in the rare institutional victories America has had in this century? Arguably, none has been more striking than the triumphal success of the American war system. Oh, you’re going to bring that up immediately?[Read More…]

by January 10, 2020 Imperialism
 Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon

 Trump Threatens Afghan Armageddon

U.S. “Plans” for the Afghan War Might Prove a Crime Against Humanity On February 4, 2002, a Predator drone circled over Afghanistan’s Paktia province, near the city of Khost. Below was al-Qaeda’s founder Osama bin Laden — or at least someone in the CIA thought so — and he was marked for death. As Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld put it later, both awkwardly[Read More…]

by January 6, 2020 Imperialism
Landscape

 Remembering America’s First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists

For a decade and a half, the U.S. Army waged war on fierce tribal Muslims in a remote land. Sound familiar? As it happens, that war unfolded half a world away from the Greater Middle East and more than a century ago in the southernmost islands of the Philippines. Back then, American soldiers fought not the Taliban, but the Moros,[Read More…]

by December 18, 2019 Imperialism
US’ Afghan War: Imperialism’s limit exposed

US’ Afghan War: Imperialism’s limit exposed

US imperialism’s Afghanistan War reveals imperialism’s limit. It’s, as Mao said decades ago, a paper tiger. The war is the evidence. The just published The Washington Post report – “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war, At war with the truth”, (by Craig Whitlock, December 9, 2019) – carries the story of this limit. It’s, to some, a[Read More…]

by December 11, 2019 Imperialism
Fascists, With Help From The US, Are Trying To Take Control Of Latin America

Fascists, With Help From The US, Are Trying To Take Control Of Latin America

Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed William Camacaro, a Venezuelan activist living in New York City who is active with the Solidarity Committee with Venezuela NYC and organizes food sovereignty tours to Venezuela, on the eve of the December 3 Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance (TIAR) meeting in Colombia. This meeting is the next step in[Read More…]

by December 7, 2019 Imperialism
 American Exceptionalism Is Killing the Planet – The Many Abuses of Endless War

 American Exceptionalism Is Killing the Planet – The Many Abuses of Endless War

Ever since 2007, when I first started writing for TomDispatch, I’ve been arguing against America’s forever wars, whether in Afghanistan, Iraq, or elsewhere. Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that, despite my more than 60 articles, American blood is still being spilled in war after war across the Greater Middle East and Africa, even as foreign peoples pay a far higher price in lives lost and cities ruined. And I keep[Read More…]

by December 2, 2019 Imperialism
 Bearing Witness to the Costs of War

 Bearing Witness to the Costs of War

There is some incongruity between my role as an editor of a book about the costs of America’s wars and my identity as a military spouse. I’m deeply disturbed at the scale of human suffering caused by those conflicts and yet I’ve unintentionally contributed to the war effort through the life I’ve chosen. I am the co-editor with Catherine Lutz[Read More…]

by November 25, 2019 Imperialism
America’s Arms Sales Addiction

America’s Arms Sales Addiction

  The 50-Year History of U.S. Dominance of the Middle Eastern Arms Trade It’s no secret that Donald Trump is one of the most aggressive arms salesmen in history. How do we know? Because he tells us so at every conceivable opportunity. It started with his much exaggerated “$110 billion arms deal” with Saudi Arabia, announced on his first foreign trip as[Read More…]

by November 18, 2019 Imperialism
Imperialist imprint in Bolivia coup

Imperialist imprint in Bolivia coup

Imperialist imprint in the just carried out Bolivia coup is visible. Donald Trump, the US President, has said in a statement: “The United States applauds the Bolivian people for demanding freedom and the Bolivian military for abiding by its oath to protect not just a single person, but Bolivia’s constitution.” Who these “people” are? The fascists, the rich, the appropriators,[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 Imperialism
 Now That US GIs Have Been Duly Honored Let Everyone Everywhere Remember Their Invasions Were Criminal

 Now That US GIs Have Been Duly Honored Let Everyone Everywhere Remember Their Invasions Were Criminal

US GIs have been duly honored on Veterans Day. Now let everyone remember 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[Read More…]

by November 12, 2019 Imperialism
Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire

Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire

Patches, pins, medals, and badges are the visible signs of an exclusive military culture, a silent language by which soldiers and officers judge each other’s experiences, accomplishments, and general worth. In July 2001, when I first walked through the gate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point at the ripe young age of 17, the “combat patch” on one’s[Read More…]

by November 8, 2019 Imperialism
Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

Castle Black, the Syrian Withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

They called it Castle Black, an obvious homage to the famed frozen citadel from the HBO series Game of Thrones. In the fantasy world of GoT, it’s the stronghold of the Night’s Watch, the French Foreign Legion-esque guardians of the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms. This Castle Black, however, was all too real and occupied by U.S. Special Operations forces, America’s most elite troops.[Read More…]

by November 5, 2019 Imperialism
How the U.S. Regime ‘Justifies’ the Theft of Syria’s Oil

How the U.S. Regime ‘Justifies’ the Theft of Syria’s Oil

Only starting on 28 October 2019 — after seven years of the U.S. and its allies stealing Syria’s oil — did U.S. ‘news’-media start  to apply the word “theft” or “steal” (or any equivalent term) to what was happening to Syria’s oil; and, even then, the blame for stealing it was focused only against U.S. President Donald Trump, who was[Read More…]

by October 31, 2019 Imperialism
Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria

Stop The Turkish Invasion Of Syria

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance The crisis in Syria has taken a new direction with the Turkish invasion into the Northeast ostensibly to push the Kurdish peoples out. The US has added to this crisis by its green light to Turkey to attack after using the Kurds as a proxy force in the battle against ISIS. The[Read More…]

by October 22, 2019 Imperialism
Nancy Pelosi is wrong. US Democrats  helped to cultivate the barbarism of Isis

Nancy Pelosi is wrong. US Democrats  helped to cultivate the barbarism of Isis

There is something profoundly deceitful in the way the Democratic Party and the corporate media are framing Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to defend Trump’s actions or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the departure of US forces from northern Syria to understand that[Read More…]

by October 21, 2019 Imperialism
Is it the US that has weakened or have countries that resist become stronger?

Is it the US that has weakened or have countries that resist become stronger?

MOSTAFA AFZALZADEH INTERVIEWS ANDRE VLTCHEK FOR FARHIKHTEGAN Q: Do we see an increase in the number of countries resisting the bullying of the United States and its allies? What makes this resistance happen? A: I believe that there are two main factors. The first one is the ‘moral one’: People are more and more aware of the brutality of the[Read More…]

by October 21, 2019 Imperialism
A Careless Bully At The KFC At The End Of Empire

A Careless Bully At The KFC At The End Of Empire

Will Trump go to war with the Iranians or the homeless? Or both? Trump is a coward. The nation of Iran has the means and the will to fight. Do you recall the will displayed by Iranians when repelling foreign invaders when Iraq attempted to invade Iran as a de facto US proxy force? Conversely, the homeless do not possess[Read More…]

by September 24, 2019 Imperialism
A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and Improvised Explosive Devices

A Veteran in a World of Never-Ending Wars and Improvised Explosive Devices

  Recently, on a beautiful Kansas Saturday, I fell asleep early, exhausted by the excitement and ultimate disappointment of the Army football team’s double overtime loss to highly favored Michigan. Having turned against America’s forever wars and the U.S. military as an institution while I was still in it, West Point football, I’m almost ashamed to admit, is my last[Read More…]

by September 23, 2019 Imperialism
 Why Ending the Afghan War Won’t End the Killing

 Why Ending the Afghan War Won’t End the Killing

I’ve never been to Afghanistan, but I am the mother of two young children. So when I imagine what life must be like there after 18 years of war, my mind conjures up the children most vividly — the ones who have been affected by the conflict — and their parents. I think of the 12-year-old boy who was carrying water to[Read More…]

by September 19, 2019 Imperialism
The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter

The Ultra-Costly, Underwhelming F-35 Fighter

How are you with numbers? I can deal with $1.5 million. I think I can even imagine $1.5 billion, a sum a thousand times greater. But how about a million times greater: $1.5 trillion? That happens to be the estimated cost of the Pentagon’s program to build, deploy, and maintain the no-longer-so-new F-35 jet fighter over its lifetime. How can any people invest so[Read More…]

by September 16, 2019 Imperialism
Counter Kremlin: USAID’s strategy in the name of democracy

Counter Kremlin: USAID’s strategy in the name of democracy

An intergovernmental coalition about a new U.S. initiative planned to counter Russia in Europe hosted a presentation on September 12, 2019 in Warsaw. Media reports said: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) describes its initiative – Countering Malign Kremlin Influence – as a framework to help democratic institutions safeguard elections, counter propaganda and misinformation, and avoid dependence on Russian[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 Imperialism
 Reflections on “Peace” in Afghanistan – Leaving a Misguided War and Choosing Not to Look Back

 Reflections on “Peace” in Afghanistan – Leaving a Misguided War and Choosing Not to Look Back

When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Since ARVN’s founding two decades earlier,[Read More…]

by September 10, 2019 Imperialism
Imperial Sentiments: Donald Trump, Greenland and Colonial Real Estate

Imperial Sentiments: Donald Trump, Greenland and Colonial Real Estate

Haven’t the critics worked it out yet?  US President Donald Trump chugs to the coal of nonsense that may come in the wrapping of some sense. Initial mad-cat comments, when cobbled together, might reveal some pattern in time. Take, for instance, the recent offer to purchase Greenland.  Considered laughable, purchasing territories has notable, historical precedent in US foreign policy.  Territorial[Read More…]

by August 23, 2019 Imperialism
Suddenly West Is Failing To Overthrow “Regimes”

Suddenly West Is Failing To Overthrow “Regimes”

It used to be done regularly and it worked: The West identified a country as its enemy, unleashed its professional propaganda against it, then administered a series of sanctions, starving and murdering children, the elderly and other vulnerable groups. If the country did not collapse within months or just couple of years, the bombing would begin. And the nation, totally[Read More…]

by August 23, 2019 Imperialism
Military Strength Is Our National Religion

Military Strength Is Our National Religion

  When I was a teenager in the 1970s, I looked to the heavens: to God and Christianity (as arbitrated by the Catholic Church) and to the soaring warbirds of the U.S. military, which I believed kept us safe. To my mind then, they were classic manifestations of American technological superiority over the godless Communists. With all its scandals, especially[Read More…]

by August 13, 2019 Imperialism
The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the European Union. Even allies who have embarrassed themselves by recognizing the[Read More…]

by August 12, 2019 Imperialism
A Brief History of the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan

A Brief History of the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan

With the CIA’s Dirty War in South Sudan winding down its time to take a brief but comprehensive look at the origins and history of this most secret of Pax Americana crimes in Africa. It is in the national interests of the USA to deprive China of access to African energy resources, with the Sudanese oil fields being the only[Read More…]

by July 29, 2019 Imperialism
A new study from Brown University's Costs of War Project found that the U.S. "War on Terror" has killed half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. (Photo: Spc. Phillip McTaggart/Flickr/cc)

Could Donald Trump End the Afghan War?

Could Donald Trump end the Afghan war someday? I don’t know if such a possibility has been on your mind, but it’s certainly been on the mind of this retired U.S. Army major who fought in that land so long ago. And here’s the context in which I’ve been thinking about that very possibility. Back in the previous century, it[Read More…]

by July 29, 2019 Imperialism
U.S. Wars for Israel

U.S. Wars for Israel

Western Zionist media and political establishments are up in arms accusing the Islamic Republic of Iran of “violating” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the “Iran Deal”. This is never about Iran’s non-compliance with that Deal. To the contrary, Iran has consistently and verifiably abided by the Iran Deal since it was signed in 2015 by[Read More…]

by July 28, 2019 Imperialism
Kabul seeks explanation on Trump’s boast: Wiping out Afghanistan off the face of the earth

Kabul seeks explanation on Trump’s boast: Wiping out Afghanistan off the face of the earth

The Afghanistan government requested Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump explain his boast of terminating the Afghan war in 10 days by wiping out Afghanistan and its 10 million residents. “The Afghan nation has not and will never allow any foreign power to determine its fate,” Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesperson for the President of Afghanistan, said in a statement. The statement said: “Given[Read More…]

by July 24, 2019 Imperialism
Exceptionally Insulated: Americans’ unconcern enables wrongdoing abroad

Exceptionally Insulated: Americans’ unconcern enables wrongdoing abroad

If you were Iranian and learned that U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton wanted to attack your country, wouldn’t you feel terrified? But we’re taught to dismiss that. The training begins early: Complete the assignment. Get good grades. Insulate your life. Automate your soul. Don’t worry about U.S. bombs pulverizing Baghdad or U.S.-funded death squads mutilating peasants in Latin America.[Read More…]

by July 23, 2019 Imperialism
Don’t expect justice from the Imperial Criminal Court

Don’t expect justice from the Imperial Criminal Court

The ICC provides no legal counterbalance to the arrogance of an empire’s power. It is the empire’s court. In June, a group of international lawyers sued the European Union for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The lawyers claim that when the EU switched to a policy of deterring refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean in 2014, in particular[Read More…]

by July 12, 2019 Imperialism
If You Provoke The Entire World, Something May Happen

If You Provoke The Entire World, Something May Happen

The United States believes that it is so invincible, exceptional and so frightening that no one would ever dare to protest, let alone defend its people against constant humiliation, economic embargos and military threats. It used to be like this for quite some time. In the past, the West used to bully the world before and after each well-planned assault.Also,[Read More…]

by July 11, 2019 Imperialism
Time to Expose Media Manufactured Uprising CIA Terrorists US-NATO Air Strikes On Wealthy Libya

Time to Expose Media Manufactured Uprising CIA Terrorists US-NATO Air Strikes On Wealthy Libya

Libyans in Tripoli are again under siege, anti-imperialists should be encouraged to use this window of topicality to have the public know the truth about the colonial powers’ annihilation of Africa’s most prosperous nation. Let us look back at a peaceful and prosperous Libya, just five weeks before the UN Security Council voted to bomb it. the UN Quality of[Read More…]

by July 11, 2019 Imperialism
Imperial collaboration: UK, France will send forces to Syria and U.S. will bear the cost  

Imperial collaboration: UK, France will send forces to Syria and U.S. will bear the cost  

Along with other allies, the UK and France will send forces to Syria, and the U.S. will bear the cost, says a new report in Foreign Policy. The U.S. president Donald Trump promised to outsource fighting to allies and pay them to do it. According to the Foreign Policy report, the UK and France are willing to heed calls from[Read More…]

by July 10, 2019 Imperialism
Criminal US Sanctions & Passive Mass Murder Of Venezuelans By State Terrorist Trump America

Criminal US Sanctions & Passive Mass Murder Of Venezuelans By State Terrorist Trump America

Economic experts  have determined that Trump American sanctions on the impoverished state of Venezuela have so far been associated with 5 million refugees and 80,000 excess deaths from deprivation in the last 2 years (alternative estimates are of 45,000 -173,000 such deaths). The Organization of American States predicts 8 million Venezuelan refugees by the end of 2020. Decent Humanity must[Read More…]

by July 10, 2019 Imperialism
The Riptide of American Militarism 

The Riptide of American Militarism 

Put up with me for just a moment while I wax literary. It turns out that, if French novelist Marcel Proust lived today, he might have had to retitle his Remembrance of Things Past as Remembrance of Things Present, or even more sadly, Things Future. As an ex-military man who lived through part of the Cold War in uniform, let me make my point,[Read More…]

by July 9, 2019 Imperialism
Dressed for the Fourth of July: The US Imperium Comes Out

Dressed for the Fourth of July: The US Imperium Comes Out

The United States of Amnesia has occasionally found expression amongst those despairing at the state of historical consciousness in Freedom’s Land.  Gore Vidal remains something of its high priest, his writings a pertinent scolding about what went wrong in the creation of a New Rome in the Americas.  From Pilgrim’s Progress to the National Security State, the US became an[Read More…]

by July 7, 2019 Imperialism
Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action? 

Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action? 

Headlined “U.S. Seeks Other Ways to Stop Iran Shy of War,” the article was tucked away on page A9 of a recent New York Times. Still, it caught my attention. Here’s the first paragraph: “American intelligence and military officers are working on additional clandestine plans to counter Iranian aggression in the Persian Gulf, pushed by the White House to develop new options that[Read More…]

by July 2, 2019 Imperialism
 “What Does War Have to Do With Me?” – Combat Viewed from the Rooftops and Beyond

 “What Does War Have to Do With Me?” – Combat Viewed from the Rooftops and Beyond

TRIPOLI, Libya — Sometimes war sounds like the harsh crack of gunfire and sometimes like the whisper of the wind. This early morning — in al-Yarmouk on the southern edge of Libya’s capital, Tripoli — it was a mix of both. All around, shops were shuttered and homes emptied, except for those in the hands of the militiamen who make[Read More…]

by June 28, 2019 Imperialism
“Too Frail to Even Cry”: The War in Yemen and Its Bounty of Suffering

“Too Frail to Even Cry”: The War in Yemen and Its Bounty of Suffering

Children who die in this way suffer immensely as their vital organ functions slow down and eventually stop. Their immune systems are so weak they are more prone to infections with some too frail to even cry. Parents are having to witness their children wasting away, unable to do anything about it.—Tamer Kirolos, Save the Children’s Country Director in Yemen.[Read More…]

by June 26, 2019 Imperialism
The Pinkerton Effect: The US Marines in Darwin

The Pinkerton Effect: The US Marines in Darwin

Subordinates rarely have a good time of dictating matters to their superiors. In the webbed power relations that pass as realpolitik, Australia is the well behaved child in the front of the room, yearning to be caned and spoilt in equal measure.  Ever since Australia’s Prime Minister John Curtin cast his eye to Washington in an act of desperation during[Read More…]

by June 25, 2019 Imperialism
Last Nation Standing – Iran

Last Nation Standing – Iran

Although the Trump administration has given many reasons for its aggressive attitude toward the Islamic Republic of Iran, the more prominent reasons emerge from Iran failure to assure (1) it will never pursue nuclear weapons, (2) will not supply weapons to Hezbollah and Hamas, and, (3) will not threaten Israel. Only Iranian pursuit of nuclear weapons can affect the security of the[Read More…]

by June 19, 2019 Imperialism
U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration has been sabotaging Iranian oil shipments since May 2, when it announced its intention to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime its[Read More…]

by June 18, 2019 Imperialism
US Foreign Policy Exposed

US Foreign Policy Exposed

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points to a foreign policy that violates international law and standards, perpetrates wars and[Read More…]

by June 18, 2019 Imperialism
VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 16)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 16)

International Community How many times a day is the expression “international community” pronounced on Western Mainstream Media in a dishonest manner? How many times is this expression used by Western MSM to refer only to the US and its Western client states? Too many times. Too often. If one takes the time to compare enough Western news and reports, the conclusion[Read More…]

by June 11, 2019 Imperialism
 Why Freedom Is Ending

 Why Freedom Is Ending

First, the force that is ending freedom will be identified and described; and, then, the force that they fear and hate the most (and are trying to destroy) will be identified and described. THE FORCE THAT IS ENDING FREEDOM Every empire is a dictatorship. No nation can be a democracy that’s either heading an empire, or a vassal-state of one.[Read More…]

by June 7, 2019 Imperialism
North American, European Public: Finally Wake Up, Damn It!

North American, European Public: Finally Wake Up, Damn It!

  Year after year, month after month, I see two sides of the world; two extremes which are getting more and more disconnected: I see great cities like Homs in Syria, reduced to horrifying ruins. I see Kabul and Jalalabad in Afghanistan, fragmented by enormous concrete wallsintended to protect NATO occupation armies and their local puppets. I see monstrous environmental[Read More…]

by June 6, 2019 Imperialism
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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)

 The Navy’s War vs. Bolton’s War – The Pentagon’s Spoiling for a Fight — But With China, Not Iran 

The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have cited suspect intelligence data to justify elaborate[Read More…]

by June 3, 2019 Imperialism
Children in conflict zones and imperialism

Children in conflict zones and imperialism

Children in conflict zones are one of the most affected “parties” in today’s world. They, especially children from the poor-households pay the most. A recently released report – Stop the War on Children (2019) – by the Save the Children, UK highlights many facts related to the children in conflict zones. It’s a commendable effort in defense of children. The[Read More…]

by May 21, 2019 Imperialism
Understanding NATO, Ending War

Understanding NATO, Ending War

On 4 April 2019, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, better known as NATO, marked the 70th anniversary of its existence with a conference attended by the foreign ministers of member nations in Washington DC. This will be complemented by a meeting of the heads of state of member nations in London next December. Coinciding with the anniversary event on 4[Read More…]

by May 21, 2019 Imperialism
How to Lobby Washington to Death :  A Business Model From Hell and the War in Yemen

How to Lobby Washington to Death : A Business Model From Hell and the War in Yemen

Co-Written By Mashal Hashem and James Allen A springtime wedding in Northern Yemen’s Al-Raqah village took place in April 2018, a moment of reprieve from the turmoil and devastation of that war-torn country, a moment to celebrate life, love, and the birth of a new family. From the tents constructed for the event, music flooded into the village and, as at any good wedding,[Read More…]

by May 17, 2019 Imperialism
The Middle East Agenda: Oil, Dollar Hegemony & Islam

The Middle East Agenda: Oil, Dollar Hegemony & Islam

Assalamu’alaikum. Dr. Mahathir, Mrs. Mahathir, distinguished Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. Little has changed in the imperialist tendencies of American foreign policy since the founding of the United States of America in seventeen eighty-nine. The fledgling United States opened the nineteenth century by stealing the continent of North America from the Indians, while in the process ethnically cleansing them and then[Read More…]

by May 8, 2019 Imperialism
 Six Ways to Curb America’s Military Machine | William J. Astore

 Six Ways to Curb America’s Military Machine | William J. Astore

Donald Trump is a con man. Think of Trump University or a juicy Trump steak or can’t-lose casinos (that never won). But as president, one crew he hasn’t conned is the Pentagon. Quite the opposite, they’ve conned him because they’ve been at the game a lot longer and lie (in Trump-speak) in far biglier ways. People condemn President Trump for his incessant lying and his con games — and[Read More…]

by May 1, 2019 Imperialism
No Need to Whisper, AFRICOM Isn’t Listening In

No Need to Whisper, AFRICOM Isn’t Listening In

 If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Or to bring this thought experiment into the modern age — if it happens in the forest, does it stay in the forest? I ask this question because it has a bearing on the article to come. Specifically, what if[Read More…]

by April 22, 2019 Imperialism
US pushing for war with Venezuela -Venezuela ROUNDUP – 16

US pushing for war with Venezuela -Venezuela ROUNDUP – 16

Washington DC meeting to plan war in Venezuela US pushing for war with Venezuela US forces ready to attack Venezuela: Southern Commander Maduro rejects Bolsonaro’s invasion threats Imperialism is moving ahead with its war plan in Venezuela. Meeting to plan war Media reports said: Samuel Moncada, the Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN, denounced an April 10-secret meeting at Washington D.C.’s Center[Read More…]

by April 17, 2019 Imperialism
Tom Engelhardt-American War Is Off the Charts

Tom Engelhardt-American War Is Off the Charts

How the U.S. Military Feeds at the Terror Trough Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I plan to write will send most of you tumbling elsewhere in a universe in[Read More…]

by April 15, 2019 Imperialism
Climate crisis poses a major political challenge to imperialism: John Smith on imperialism

Climate crisis poses a major political challenge to imperialism: John Smith on imperialism

John Smith, former oil rig worker, bus driver, telecommunications engineer, longtime activist in the anti-war and Latin American solidarity movements, and author of Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism’s Final Crisis (Monthly Review Press, January 2016), discusses the question of imperialism in the following interview taken by Farooque Chowdhury during July 2018-February 2019. The interview, in slightly[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 Imperialism
Greens Say ‘No to NATO’ While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO

Greens Say ‘No to NATO’ While War Parties Give Standing Ovations to NATO

Greens are political activists and can be found in every movement for economic, racial andenvironmental justice as well as peace. They do not organize as Greens but as people who are part of the popular movement. The article below about the week of protests against NATO highlights Greens who participated, often as organizers with other peace and justice activists. There were many[Read More…]

by April 10, 2019 Imperialism
NATO – 70th Anniversary of the Most Murderous – and Legal – Organization on our Planet

NATO – 70th Anniversary of the Most Murderous – and Legal – Organization on our Planet

On 4th of April 2019 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)“celebrated” the 70th Anniversary of its murderous existence. Thishorror organization was born sort of as a “Rosemary’s Baby”, signed into life in Washington DC, as the North Atlantic Treaty. Itscreation was absolutely unethical but also absolutely “legal” -meaning what we, the west, have made the law, a man-made law for war,[Read More…]

by April 6, 2019 Imperialism
Imperialist capitalism is heading towards a cataclysmic crisis: John Smith on imperialism

Imperialist capitalism is heading towards a cataclysmic crisis: John Smith on imperialism

John Smith, former oil rig worker, bus driver, telecommunications engineer, longtime activist in the anti-war and Latin American solidarity movements, and author of Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism’s Final Crisis (Monthly Review Press, January 2016), discusses the question of imperialism in the following interview taken by Farooque Chowdhury during July 2018-February 2019. The interview, in slightly[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 Imperialism
Like Libya And Syria, Venezuela Is Not ‘’Just About Oil”

Like Libya And Syria, Venezuela Is Not ‘’Just About Oil”

  Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all ‘about oil’; actually, far from it. Those[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 Imperialism
Imperialism is revealing its character — increasing parasitism: John Smith on imperialism

Imperialism is revealing its character — increasing parasitism: John Smith on imperialism

John Smith, former oil rig worker, bus driver, telecommunications engineer, longtime activist in the anti-war and Latin American solidarity movements, and author of Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation, and Capitalism’s Final Crisis (Monthly Review Press, January 2016), discusses the question of imperialism in the following interview taken by Farooque Chowdhury during July 2018-February 2019. The interview, in slightly[Read More…]

by March 31, 2019 Imperialism
Reining in the Yemen Conflict: The US Congress and War Making Powers

Reining in the Yemen Conflict: The US Congress and War Making Powers

We keep hearing it.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is firm on the view that the Yemen conflict should conclude. “We all want this conflict to end,” he never tires of saying. “We all want to improve the dire humanitarian situation.”  Then comes the nub, poking, irritating and undeniable: “But the Trump administration fundamentally disagrees that curbing assistance to the[Read More…]

by March 23, 2019 Imperialism
Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats

Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and out of the country, leaving us scrambling for ways to get there and[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 Imperialism
Venezuela under Threat of U.S. Aggression

Venezuela under Threat of U.S. Aggression

“As a matter of fact, of the 92 elections that we’ve monitored, I would say the election process in Venezuela is the best in the world.” Former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter. Venezuela has been under U.S.-enforced “medieval siege” designed to terrorise the population and bring Venezuela on its knees. It is a genocidal economic warfare targeting any independent nation that[Read More…]

by March 18, 2019 Imperialism
Classified Memo: Bush Admin knew Iraq invasion would destabilize entire region

Classified Memo: Bush Admin knew Iraq invasion would destabilize entire region

More facts on imperialist aggression on Iraq have come out. The imperialists knew that the aggression would destabilize the entire region. Citing classified memo, media reports said: As U.S. president George W. Bush pressed the case for war in Iraq in the summer of 2002, top State Department officials warned that an invasion to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 Imperialism
Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

Wealth Concentration Drives a New Global Imperialism

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a totalitarian empire of inequality and repression. The global[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 Imperialism
The Divine Right of Dark-hearted Despots (Then and Now)

The Divine Right of Dark-hearted Despots (Then and Now)

This essay was in part, inspired by — and written in memory of — William Blum (1932-2018). Blum was a comrade-in-arms, and himself one of the great keyboard warriors of his time. We all had much to learn from this man about courage, integrity, tenacity, and resilience in the service of truth. His trenchant opposition to the ruthless and relentless exploitation of other countries and their[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 Imperialism
 Is a War With Iran on the Horizon? 

 Is a War With Iran on the Horizon? 

The Trump Administration Is Reckless Enough to Turn the Cold War With Iran Into a Hot One  Here’s the foreign policy question of questions in 2019: Are President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, all severely weakened at home and with few allies abroad, reckless enough to set off a war with[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 Imperialism
The US Must Grow Up And Respect Iranian Independence

The US Must Grow Up And Respect Iranian Independence

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers One of the lessons from our recent visit to Iran as a Peace Delegation is that Iran is a mature country. It is 2,500 years old, ten times as old as the United States and one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilizations with settlements dating back to 7,000 BC. It was an empire that[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 Imperialism
How To Enjoy Dinner Knowing Fellow Americans Have Caused 85,000 Yemeni Kids to Starve to Death?

How To Enjoy Dinner Knowing Fellow Americans Have Caused 85,000 Yemeni Kids to Starve to Death?

The news that one’s compatriots have brought death to 85,000 darling Yemeni children being hard to stomach, the author wonders how other Americans feel or manage not do not feel. I looked down at the food on my plate, and wished I hadn’t just heard PBS’s News anchor Judy Woodruff report that the war in Yemen had already caused 85,000[Read More…]

by March 11, 2019 Imperialism
Iran and North Korea highlight pitfalls of Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ strategy

Iran and North Korea highlight pitfalls of Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ strategy

Donald J. Trump’s hitherto failed ‘maximum pressure’ approach to Iran, as well as for that matter North Korea, begs the question what the US president’s true objectives are and what options he is left with should the policy ultimately fail. In the case of North Korea, it remains to be seen whether the country’s reported rebuilding of a rocket launch[Read More…]

by March 9, 2019 Imperialism
In Washington, Regime Change Is Truly And Urgently Needed

In Washington, Regime Change Is Truly And Urgently Needed

I am surprised that no one else is saying it, writing it, shouting it at each and every corner: It is not Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Iran that are in dire and crucial need of ‘regime change’. It is the United States of America, it is the entire European Union; in fact, the entire West. And the situation is urgent.[Read More…]

by February 27, 2019 Imperialism
US will Retain Hundreds of Troops in Syria despite Withdrawal

US will Retain Hundreds of Troops in Syria despite Withdrawal

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement on Thursday, February 21, “A small peace keeping group of about 200 US troops will remain in Syria for a period of time,” as reported by the CNN [1] on Friday. According to the report: “The 200 troops who will remain will be divided between al-Tanf, an area near[Read More…]

by February 25, 2019 Imperialism
 The International Rogue Nation: America

 The International Rogue Nation: America

In 2003, America (and its lap-dog UK) invaded and destroyed Iraq on the basis of lies to the effect that the U.S. (and UK) regime were certain that Saddam Hussein had and was developing weapons of mass destruction. These U.S. allegations were based on provable falsehoods when they were stated and published, but the regime’s ‘news’-media refused to publish and[Read More…]

by February 21, 2019 Imperialism
 Mapping the American War on Terror – Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn’t Be More Global 

 Mapping the American War on Terror – Now in 80 Countries, It Couldn’t Be More Global 

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.” Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding. When I first set out to map all the places in the world where the United States is still fighting terrorism so many years later, I didn’t think it would be[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 Imperialism
In Countries Destroyed By The West, People Should Stop Admiring The U.S And Europe

In Countries Destroyed By The West, People Should Stop Admiring The U.S And Europe

It may sound incredible, but it is true: in countries that have been damaged, even totally robbed and destroyed by the West, many people are still enamored with Europe and North America. For years, I have been observing this ‘phenomena’, even in the most plundered, devastated war zones and slums. Often I was shocked, other times thoroughly desperate. I did[Read More…]

by February 16, 2019 Imperialism
 Veni, Vidi, Tweeti (I Came, I Saw, I Tweeted)- An Obituary for the Republic

 Veni, Vidi, Tweeti (I Came, I Saw, I Tweeted)- An Obituary for the Republic

What dreamers they were! They imagined a kind of global power that would leave even Rome at its Augustan height in the shade. They imagined a world made for one, a planet that could be swallowed by a single great power. No, not just great, but beyond anything ever seen before — one that would build (as its National Security Strategy put[Read More…]

by February 15, 2019 Imperialism
Syrian Conflict and Beginning of the New Cold War?

Syrian Conflict and Beginning of the New Cold War?

In July 2003, Dr. David Kelly, a British weapons inspector who had disclosed to the media that Tony Blair’s government’s dossier on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction was “sexed up,” was found dead in a public park a mile away from his home. The inquiry into his death concluded that Kelly had committed suicide by slitting his left wrist but[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 Imperialism
Where Will the National Guard Be Sent in 2019?

Where Will the National Guard Be Sent in 2019?

  The Uses of a Well-Regulated Militia by an Unregulated President A young friend is seriously considering joining her state’s National Guard. She’s a world-class athlete, but also a working-class woman from a rural background competing in a rich person’s sport. Between seasons, she works for a local farm and auctioneer to put together the money for equipment and travel.[Read More…]

by February 11, 2019 Imperialism
Kashmir Insurgency: The Legacy of Soviet-Afghan Jihad

Kashmir Insurgency: The Legacy of Soviet-Afghan Jihad

A question would naturally arise in the minds of curious observers of regional geopolitics that why did Pakistan choose to wage Washington’s proxy war against the erstwhile Soviet Union in Afghanistan during the 1980s? Was it to strengthen its defenses against India, the oft-quoted “strategic depth” military doctrine, or the fear that the former Soviet Union might make further advances[Read More…]

by January 30, 2019 Imperialism
Afghanistan Pullout: Culmination of America’s Longest War

Afghanistan Pullout: Culmination of America’s Longest War

On Saturday, January 26, Reuters reported [1] that Taliban officials said the US negotiators agreed on a draft peace pact setting out the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan within 18 months, potentially ending the United States longest war. Confirming the news, New York Times reported [2] on Monday, January 28, that the US chief negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad stated the[Read More…]

by January 29, 2019 Imperialism
The U.S. Military’s Lost Wars

The U.S. Military’s Lost Wars

One of the finest military memoirs of any generation is Defeat Into Victory, British Field Marshal Sir William Slim’s perceptive account of World War II’s torturous Burma campaign, which ended in a resounding victory over Japan. When America’s generals write their memoirs about their never-ending war on terror, they’d do well to choose a different title: Victory Into Defeat. That would certainly be more[Read More…]

by January 28, 2019 Imperialism
Imperialism’s Direct Intervention In Venezuela

Imperialism’s Direct Intervention In Venezuela

First phase of imperialism’s direct intervention in Venezuela has started. The US has “officially” recognized a self-proclaimed president of Venezuela as the country’s president while the rightists are trying to create chaos on Caracas streets. Guaidó, the self-proclaimed president, have been recognized by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru, the countries collaborating with the US[Read More…]

by January 24, 2019 Imperialism
Syrian Holocaust And Syrian Genocide By US Alliance State Terrorism

Syrian Holocaust And Syrian Genocide By US Alliance State Terrorism

US President Trump’s announcement of US withdrawal from its illegal and war criminal occupation of Syrian territory has evoked passionate denunciation from Republicans, Democrats and the US military and intelligence Deep State. However there is no such outcry over the Syrian Holocaust and Syrian Genocide inflicted on this formerly peaceful and religiously tolerant land by jihadi psychopaths variously backed by[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Imperialism
Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Beyond NATO: Time To Break The Silence, End NATO’s Militarism

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Fifty-two years ago on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  gave his most important speech ever, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” King’s conscience drove him to take the unpopular position of publicly criticizing the Vietnam War and putting it in the context of the “giant triplets of racism,[Read More…]

by January 23, 2019 Imperialism
America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

Last Thursday—on January 10—Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela. “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Venezuela.” These two terms—oligarchy and imperialism—define the problems faced[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 Imperialism
Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Another US regime change undertaking is about to begin. Meanwhile, the Syrian misadventure will, hopefully, end soon and Bashar Al Assad’s enduring presence in Damascus is Washington’s failure writ large. But that is not stopping the neoconservatives. Washington is beating the war drums again, this time in Latin America. Venezuela, and its Bolivarian socialist revolution has long irked the United[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 Imperialism
Inside the Beltway: Iran hardliners vs Iran hardliners

Inside the Beltway: Iran hardliners vs Iran hardliners

Alarm bells went off last September in Washington’s corridors of power when John Bolton’s national security council asked the Pentagon for options for military strikes against Iran. The council’s request was in response to three missiles fired by an Iranian-backed militia that landed in an empty lot close to the US embassy in Baghdad and the firing of rockets by[Read More…]

by January 16, 2019 Imperialism
US will Maintain Military Presence in Syria after Withdrawal

US will Maintain Military Presence in Syria after Withdrawal

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered contradictory messages in a speech in Cairo on Thursday, January 18. On the one hand, he said Washington will withdraw American troops from Syria in line with Donald Trump’s momentous announcement on December 19, and on the other, he emphasized the US will continue fighting the Islamic State and will also contain[Read More…]

by January 11, 2019 Imperialism
Good day to you all. Or is it?

Good day to you all. Or is it?

Every time I watch anything to do with Israel on American TV, or listen to a radio report somewhere, or read an article in a newspaper or online, I am always confronted with the same slogan. “We must support our closest ally with whom we share values and a way of life. We must do our utmost to enable them[Read More…]

by January 11, 2019 Imperialism
An American Senator Writes of ISIS “Hellish Filth We’ve Recruited, Armed and Trained for 8 Years!”

An American Senator Writes of ISIS “Hellish Filth We’ve Recruited, Armed and Trained for 8 Years!”

“The Syrian War had … much to do with clandestine actions of CIA, MI-6, Mossad, Turkish MIT, French DGSE, Saudi GID and others. “would never have occurred without American planning and execution.” (and CBS NBC ABC CNN FOX PBS fake news) “The Syrian War had … much to do with clandestine actions of CIA, MI-6, Mossad, Turkish MIT, French DGSE,[Read More…]

by January 9, 2019 Imperialism
Bases, Bases, Everywhere…  Except in the Pentagon’s Report 

Bases, Bases, Everywhere…  Except in the Pentagon’s Report 

The U.S. military is finally withdrawing (or not) from its base at al-Tanf. You know, the place that the Syrian government long claimed was a training ground for Islamic State (ISIS) fighters; the land corridor just inside Syria, near both the Iraqi and Jordanian borders, that Russia has called a terrorist hotbed (while floating the idea of jointly administering it with the United States); the location of a camp where hundreds of U.S. Marines joined Special[Read More…]

by January 8, 2019 Imperialism
Young people of Damascus - confident, optimistic and kind

Seven Gates of Damascus And Concrete Walls of Kabul

Text and Photos by Andre Vltchek Syria and Afghanistan. Two terrible wars, two mighty destructions, but two absolutelyopposite outcomes. In Syria, it may be autumn now, but almost the entire country is blossoming again, literally rising from ashes. Two thousand miles east from there, Afghanistan is smashed against its ancient rocks, bleeding and broken. There, it does not really matter[Read More…]

by January 5, 2019 Imperialism
 Peace for Syria and a New Kurdistan as Regional Stabilizing Factor?

 Peace for Syria and a New Kurdistan as Regional Stabilizing Factor?

The US will withdraw her troops from Syria. Will they really? – Let’s take Trump at his word, just for argument’s sake. Though in the meantime, RT reports that the withdrawal may be slower than anticipated, to allow Erdogan making his own “strategic arrangements”, while US troops depart. During his flash visit to the US troops in Iraq on Christmas[Read More…]

by January 5, 2019 Imperialism
USA abandoning the Terrorist-ISIS-Kurdish colonization of Syria, really?

USA abandoning the Terrorist-ISIS-Kurdish colonization of Syria, really?

First things first: by now, anyone with a tiny bit of brain, honesty and knowledge, should be 100% sure of the fact that ISIS is a US creation and that, when John Kerry mentioned the need for a Plan B, he was not joking. Let’s talk about Plan B and the Plan A. Let’s also talk about the confusing Plan[Read More…]

by December 27, 2018 Imperialism
Who Was Secretly Behind America’s Invading and Occupying Syria?

Who Was Secretly Behind America’s Invading and Occupying Syria?

The invasion and occupation of Syria by tens of thousands of jihadists who were recruited from around the world to overthrow Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, was financed mainly by U.S. taxpayers and by the world’s wealthiest family, the Sauds, who own Saudi Arabia and the world’s largest oil company, Aramco. America’s international oil companies and major think tanks and ‘charitable’[Read More…]

by December 27, 2018 Imperialism
Eduardo Galleano

Prescient Eduardo!

 I noticed the other day — a Eduardo Galleano’s book got me started — that not only did Che, Sandino and Zapata each die before they reached their 40th birthday, Malcolm X and MLK were both assassinated at the age of 39; Malcolm and Sandino both bought the farm on February 21st, believe it or not. The powers that be[Read More…]

by December 26, 2018 Imperialism
Afghanistan Drawdown: End of American Interventionism

Afghanistan Drawdown: End of American Interventionism

After Donald Trump’s surprise announcement in a tweet on December 19 to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria after a telephonic conversation with the Turkish President Erdogan on December 14, the decision to scale back American presence in Afghanistan by 7000 troops has also reportedly been made and the announcement is imminent. It would be pertinent to note here that[Read More…]

by December 25, 2018 Imperialism
When the American Hitler and His War Criminal Defense Chief Battle It Out…

When the American Hitler and His War Criminal Defense Chief Battle It Out…

A war criminal and a fascist walk into an oval office… this could be the beginning of a joke, but the consequences for humanity are anything but. Trump and his regime’s raison d’être—the reason that they are in power—is to upend what have been the prevailing norms of how the most powerful country in history is ruled and how it[Read More…]

by December 25, 2018 Imperialism
Trump Pulling Out

Trump Pulling Out

It is significant that US President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw his troops from Syria. The 14th December decision was followed immediately by another announcement by the President to pull out a sizeable number of soldiers from Afghanistan where the US has been involved in a war for the last 17 years — the longest war in its history.[Read More…]

by December 25, 2018 Imperialism
We Can End The US War On Syria

We Can End The US War On Syria

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The US war against Syria was one that people almost stopped. President Obama was unable to get Congress to authorize the war in 2013, but the Pentagon and foreign policy establishment, who have long wanted to control Syria, pushed forward with war anyway. It has been a disaster. The war has resulted in hundreds of[Read More…]

by December 24, 2018 Imperialism
 During Christmas USA Christian Americans Killing Jesus’ Brethren Goes On In Many Lands 

 During Christmas USA Christian Americans Killing Jesus’ Brethren Goes On In Many Lands 

If commensurate responsibility of Christian Americans for the death from starvation and bombing of increasingly more than 85 thousand darling Yemeni children has no sobering effect on Christian Americans enjoying Christmas, then there is no Jesus Christ in USA CHRISTmas nor in the CHRISTian religion as practiced by the great majority of Americans who call themselves CHRISTians. No wonder Rev.[Read More…]

by December 23, 2018 Imperialism
Trump’s Midterm Electoral Defeat and Syria Withdrawal

Trump’s Midterm Electoral Defeat and Syria Withdrawal

Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American troops from Syria was reportedly made during a telephonic conversation with the Turkish President Erdogan on December 14, before President Trump made the momentous announcement in a Tweet on Wednesday, December 19. The decision was so sudden that even the Turkish president was caught off-guard, according to a December 22 Associated Press report[Read More…]

by December 22, 2018 Imperialism
Leaving Syria: President Trump’s Withdrawal

Leaving Syria: President Trump’s Withdrawal

“The President announced an apparently impulsive decision that shook the world, showed little sign of nuanced consideration, confounded top advisers and by the end of the day left Washington in chaos and confusion.”  So goes a typical contribution from CNN, this time by Stephen Collinson, pooh-poohing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out some 2,000 US troops based in Syria.[Read More…]

by December 21, 2018 Imperialism
Khashoggi’s Murder and Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

Khashoggi’s Murder and Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

In a momentous policy decision on Wednesday, the Trump administration has decided to pull out the US troops from Syria. Although the current redeployment of American troops will be limited only to northern Syria to appease the US-ally Turkey where it has been a longstanding demand of the Turkish President Erdogan that Turkey will not tolerate the presence of the[Read More…]

by December 20, 2018 Imperialism
 Which Nations Are State Sponsors of Terrorism?

 Which Nations Are State Sponsors of Terrorism?

On 30 December 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a cable (subsequently released to the public by WikiLeaks) to America’s Ambassadors in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, and Pakistan, headlined, “Terrorist Finance: Action Request for Senior Level Engagement on Terrorism Finance.” — “Terrorism finance” is what’s generally referred-to by the official phrase “state sponsorship of terrorism.” This cable from[Read More…]

by December 20, 2018 Imperialism
Treatment of Vietnamese women by the French

What Happens If The French Yellow Vests Win? A View From Vietnam

What if protesters in Paris win, and the French government gives in to all their demands? What if taxes are reduced, wages increased, President Macron steps down? I am not talking only about the fuel tax; attempts to impose it have been already abandoned. I am not talking about increase of the minimum wage – the government already agreed to[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 Imperialism
The war on Yemen has to end to prevent the near-death of the Yemeni people. (Photo: Felton Davis/flickr/cc)

Yemen Remains on the Precipice of a Large-Scale Famine

On December 14, Martin Griffiths—the UN Special Envoy for Yemen—briefed the UN Security Council about the talks that had just concluded in Sweden the previous day. Griffiths, sitting before a large UN logo from Jordan, spoke by video to a Council that had not been able to move an effective agenda to end the brutal war on this impoverished country.[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 Imperialism
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of War

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of War

There could be no more consequential decision than launching atomic weapons and possibly triggering a nuclear holocaust. President John F. Kennedy faced just such a moment during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and, after envisioning the catastrophic outcome of a U.S.-Soviet nuclear exchange, he came to the conclusion that the atomic powers should impose tough barriers on the precipitous use of[Read More…]

by December 19, 2018 Imperialism
Bombings kill 62 in Somalia amid escalating US scramble for Africa

Bombings kill 62 in Somalia amid escalating US scramble for Africa

The US military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) claimed on Monday to have killed 62 members of the al-Shabab Islamist militia in a series of six airstrikes over the weekend in a coastal region south of Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu. The bombings were only the latest in a steadily escalating US air war in Somalia. They follow a pair of air strikes[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 Imperialism
Britain Robbed India Of $45 Trillion & Thence 1.8 Billion Indians Died From Deprivation

Britain Robbed India Of $45 Trillion & Thence 1.8 Billion Indians Died From Deprivation

Eminent Indian economist Professor Utsa Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University) has estimated that Britain robbed India of $45 trillion between 1765 and 1938, However it is estimated that if India had remained free with  24% of world GDP  as in 1700 then its cumulative GDP would have been $232 trillion greater (1700-2003) and $44 trillion greater (1700-1950). Deprivation kills and it[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 Imperialism
Canada serves the empire…again…and again….

Canada serves the empire…again…and again….

Once again Canada clearly signals its vassal status in relations with the U.S. The recent arrest and detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, demonstrates fully Canadian compliance with U.S. desires. Canadian authorities, notably Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and PM Justin Trudeau provide two defenses for Canada’s actions: the first is the tried and not so true[Read More…]

by December 18, 2018 Imperialism
U.S. Demands Europe to Join Its War Against Russia

U.S. Demands Europe to Join Its War Against Russia

  On December 16th, the Russian Senator, Konstantin Kosachev, who heads that body’s foreign-affairs committee, went public accusing the U.S. Government of coercing German corporations to abandon their investments in the key Russia-EU gas-pipeline project, which is now nearing completion. It’s a joint project of Russia and of corporations in some EU countries. He called this U.S. pressure against European[Read More…]

by December 17, 2018 Imperialism
The Nostalgia for George H. W. Bush and the Dream of a Kinder, Gentler Imperialism

The Nostalgia for George H. W. Bush and the Dream of a Kinder, Gentler Imperialism

In the week just past, the treatment of the death of George H. W. Bush called forth the hope of a “kinder, gentler America.” But do the facts back up those hopes? Let’s start with this: In 1988, an Iranian commercial airliner, flying its normal route in Iranian airspace, was shot down by a U.S. Navy ship, illegally operating in[Read More…]

by December 13, 2018 Imperialism
The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

The US Wants to Bring Back the Shah of Iran

The US had a great deal going from 1953 to 1979 with the Shah of Iran.  For 25 years Iran was a cornerstone of the US usurping the British Empire in the Middle East, following World War Two.  Iran was a base for projecting US power in the region, and strategically it bordered the Soviet Union during the Cold War.[Read More…]

by December 12, 2018 Imperialism
How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

On November 29th, Gallup headlined “Democrats Lead Surge in Belief U.S. Should Be World Leader” and reported that “Three-fourths (75%) of Americans today think the United States has ‘a special responsibility to be the leading nation in world affairs,’ up from 66% in 2010. The surge is driven by Democrats, whose belief in this idea has increased from 61% eight[Read More…]

by December 10, 2018 Imperialism
Manufacturing “Islamic Extremism”

Manufacturing “Islamic Extremism”

“Hate is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”. Saint. Augustine The so-called “Islamic extremism” has become synonymous with the Western definition of “terrorism” to conceal the West’s ongoing war on Islam and Muslims. It is invented and sensationalised by anti-Muslim Anglo-Zionist mass media and the Anglo-Zionist political establishments. Its intention is to demonise Muslims and[Read More…]

by December 3, 2018 Imperialism
Argentina and France –Opponents of IMF versus Yellow Vests – Where is the Correlation?

Argentina and France –Opponents of IMF versus Yellow Vests – Where is the Correlation?

What do Argentinian protesters have in common with French protesters? – They both strongly dislike their governments, and their leaders (sic). The protests in Argentina against the upcoming G20 meeting and around the IMF are just a pretext for an overall malaise – which is an understatement – vis-à-vis President Mauricio Macri and his debt-driven austerity program, that has left[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 Imperialism
Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatari efforts to benefit from the kingdom’s predicament. The Saudi campaign is producing predictably mixed results. It is[Read More…]

by November 28, 2018 Imperialism
To Build a Fire in the Heart of Our Country

To Build a Fire in the Heart of Our Country

But for most of us, the movement was a life-giving force. To join a hundred thousand others in marches and rallies, to know that even if you felt helpless against the power of government you were not alone in your feelings—that people all over the country, of all ages, black and white, working people and middle-class people, were with you—was[Read More…]

by November 27, 2018 Imperialism
US Trade War With China: Desperate Move To Save Western Empire

US Trade War With China: Desperate Move To Save Western Empire

  Most of those who have had a chance to witness Chinese internationalist mega-projects, clearly understand that the West is near to collapsing; it will never be able to compete with tremendous enthusiasm and progressive spirit of the most populous country on earth, which on top of it, is built on socialist principles (with Chinese characteristics). Writing this essay in[Read More…]

by November 26, 2018 Imperialism
 Dissecting (and Revealing the Truth in) Trump’s Cold-Blooded Statement on Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

 Dissecting (and Revealing the Truth in) Trump’s Cold-Blooded Statement on Murder of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

“America First!” That’s how Donald Trump began and ended his November 20 statement addressing Saudi Arabia’s gruesome murder and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2. Khashoggi’s murder had sparked a global furor and created what the Washington Post called a “foreign policy crisis” for the U.S. Trump had dodged and double-talked around the issue of[Read More…]

by November 26, 2018 Imperialism
At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

At least 85,000 child deaths in Yemen highlight Saudi-US war crimes

A new estimate by the aid agency Save the Children that 85,000 children have died of hunger since in Yemen since Saudi Arabia’s US-backed bombings of the country began in 2015 underscores the criminal character of Washington’s sponsorship of this horrific slaughter. The charity said 85,000 was a conservative estimate of how many children under the age of five had[Read More…]

by November 23, 2018 Imperialism
 The World Order that’s Now Emerging

 The World Order that’s Now Emerging

The Post-World-War-II world order was dominated by the one WW II major combatant that had only 0.32% of its population (the lowest percentage) killed by the war: the United States. The Soviet Union’s comparable number killed by the war was the highest — it was 13.7% — 42 .8.times higher than America’s. The U.S. was the main force that defeated[Read More…]

by November 21, 2018 Imperialism
US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

US has spent almost $6 trillion on wars since 2001

A report released by the Watson Institute of International & Public Affairs at Brown University indicates the total sum spent on the “war on terror” is much larger than previously suggested. Professor Neta C. Crawford, the author of the study, revealed that the US government is set to spend nearly $6 trillion on post-9/11 wars by the end of the 2019 fiscal[Read More…]

by November 18, 2018 Imperialism
Canada’s “Sunny ways”:  $160,000 per Yemeni death

Canada’s “Sunny ways”: $160,000 per Yemeni death

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who declared “sunny ways” were back after the last election, continues to waffle on what is to be done about the Khashoggi killing in Turkey by the Saudi Arabians. The problem is being “investigated” and more consultation is to be held. The real problem as presented by CBC news tonight (Monday, November 12, 2018) is[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 Imperialism
Who is Afraid of American Sanctions?

Who is Afraid of American Sanctions?

The American administration under Trump has become so addicted to waging economic sanctions; a new form of war, against other countries to a point where it does not hesitate to break international laws, to impose sanctions against its strategic allies, and to face the risk of international condemnation and isolation as a result. Since his election (selection) as president, Trump[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 Imperialism
A new study from Brown University's Costs of War Project found that the U.S. "War on Terror" has killed half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. (Photo: Spc. Phillip McTaggart/Flickr/cc)

Half Million Killed by America’s Global War on Terror ‘Just Scratches the Surface’ of Human Destruction

The United States’ so-called War on Terror has killed about half a million people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, according to a new estimate from the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute. “This new body count signals that, far from diminishing, the war is only intensifying,” Stephanie Savell, co-director of the project, pointed out in a piece for Axios. The[Read More…]

by November 10, 2018 Imperialism
Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Trump Bullying Will Hurt Millions of Iranians

Iranian government officials want to know how the Trump administration can get away with punishing Iran and other countries for complying with the internationally recognized nuclear deal signed in 2015. “The US is, in effect, threatening states who seek to abide by Resolution 2231 with punitive measures,” said President Rouhani. “This constitutes a mockery of international decisions and the blackmailing[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 Imperialism
Yemen is Another US Dirty War

Yemen is Another US Dirty War

On October 31st the US Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called for a cease fire and a negotiated settlementto the war against Yemen.  This was more than an obvious publicity stunt.  It was a cruel Halloween prank? It is the US that is leading from behind the Saudi and other[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 Imperialism
Iran Nuclear Deal was Meant to Give US Face-saving in Syria

Iran Nuclear Deal was Meant to Give US Face-saving in Syria

Recently, the Trump administration has announced the most stringent set of sanctions against Iran to appease Benjamin Netanyahu. Donald Trump has repeatedly said during the last two years that the Iran nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration in 2015 was an “unfair deal” that gave concessions to Iran without giving anything in return to the US. Unfortunately, there is[Read More…]

by November 6, 2018 Imperialism
Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Europe and America clash over Washington’s economic war on Iran

Washington’s imposition of sweeping new sanctions on Iran—aimed at strangling its economy and precipitating “regime change” in Tehran—is roiling world geopolitics. As of today, the US is embargoing all Iranian energy exports and freezing Iran out of the US-dominated world financial system,so as to cripple the remainder of its trade and deny it access to machinery, spare parts and even[Read More…]

by November 5, 2018 Imperialism
Mexico – Is The End of ‘Magic Imperialism’ Approaching?

Mexico – Is The End of ‘Magic Imperialism’ Approaching?

 Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek You all know how the saying goes: “Poor Mexico – too far from God, too close to the United States”. This proud, beautiful and deep part of the world has been plundered, ravished and humiliated for many centuries, first by the Europeans (both the Spaniards and French), then by the Norteamericanos. The vulgarity and brutality[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 Imperialism
Saudi Crimes: Khashoggi Murder, Yemeni Genocide & Complicity In US-imposed Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide

Saudi Crimes: Khashoggi Murder, Yemeni Genocide & Complicity In US-imposed Muslim Holocaust & Muslim Genocide

Mass murderer Joseph Stalin notoriously observed: “A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic”. This aptly applies to justified Western outrage over the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi Arabian Islamofascist regime as compared to resolute Western ignoring of the over 30 million Muslim deaths from violence or deprivation in the Saudi-complicit[Read More…]

by November 1, 2018 Imperialism
A Not-So-Splendid Caste:  The Hypocrisy of the Bono-rati

A Not-So-Splendid Caste:  The Hypocrisy of the Bono-rati

  On the advice of loved ones—and against my better instincts- I attended an event at Seattle University, October 27th, featuring noted author Khaled Hosseini.  He was accompanied by Razia Jan, founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope. On the surface, such an event would seem not only worthwhile but uplifting.  After all, both of the speakers are of Afghan origin,[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 Imperialism
An American Team Won a World Series Another American Team Helps Saudis Slay Yemeni Children for $

An American Team Won a World Series Another American Team Helps Saudis Slay Yemeni Children for $

For three and half years, the Saudi’s have waged a horrendous war on Yemen. They have slaughtered tens of thousands of Yemenis – according to the UN Human Rights Commission more than 50,000 children died by Saudi air raids with UK supplied bombs, and US supplied war planes – through lack of sanitation and drinking water induced diseases, like cholera[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 Imperialism
Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

Khashoggi versus 50,000 Slaughtered Yemeni Children

The European Parliament has asked yesterday (25 October) for an immediate embargo on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, hence sanctioning the Kingdom of rogue Saudi Arabia which is joining the United States and Israel as the main purveyor of crime throughout the Middle East and the world. France still said they will apply sanctions only if it is[Read More…]

by October 27, 2018 Imperialism
West Is Losing And So It Is Bashing China And Russia ‘Left And Right’ Literally

West Is Losing And So It Is Bashing China And Russia ‘Left And Right’ Literally

  The insanity and vileness of Western anti-Chinese propaganda used to make some of my Chinese friends cry late at night. But things are changing. The lunacy of what is said and written about China (and Russia, of course), in the US and Europe, is now clearly reflecting frustration and the bad manners of sore losers. One could almost be[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 Imperialism
The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

The US-Led Genocide and Destruction of Yemen

Photo: WhatsuPic, “Expanded War, Hunger, Disease, Death i n Yemen, No Big DEal to US” “Only God can save our children”, say Yemeni fathers and mothers as they can do nothing but watch their children die, try to comfort them in their final agonizing hours, and pray for God to spare them from death. The fathers and mothers watch and pray, as one[Read More…]

by October 15, 2018 Imperialism
Did U.S. and Allies Commit War Crime by Bombing Syria on April 14th?

Did U.S. and Allies Commit War Crime by Bombing Syria on April 14th?

INTRODUCTION Bombardment (or other military invasion) of a country that has not invaded nor threatened to invade the attacking country(s) is “aggression” under international law, and is the chief crime that the Nazis were hanged for at Nuremberg after World War II. The U.S. and its allies have routinely committed aggression, in places such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.[Read More…]

by October 14, 2018 Imperialism
Yemenis eat leaves to stave off famine

How Saudi Money Keeps Washington at War in Yemen 

It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying heavily on U.S. military support and bombs to defeat Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Senate was considering a bipartisan resolution to cut off military aid and halt a big sale of American-made bombs to Saudi Arabia. Fortunately for them, despite mounting evidence that the U.S.-backed,[Read More…]

by October 5, 2018 Imperialism
Film on the CIA “On Company Business”

Film on the CIA “On Company Business”

There is a new version of a 1980 film on the CIA called “On Company Business” that is now posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyRUlnSayQE . It is a history of the CIA told by men and one woman who have worked for the CIA, and later turned against the CIA. There is a lot of amazing real-time video included. I have heard[Read More…]

by September 30, 2018 Imperialism
Washington amplifies war threats against Iran, bullies the world

Washington amplifies war threats against Iran, bullies the world

US President Donald Trump used his second day of high-profile appearances at the United Nations Wednesday to amplify Washington’s war-threats against Iran and bully countries around the world. At a UN Security Council session ostensibly devoted to preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, Trump put the world on notice: the US—acting in flagrant violation[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 Imperialism
Bolton’s Red Sky Worldview: ICC, International Law, and Iran

Bolton’s Red Sky Worldview: ICC, International Law, and Iran

Bolton’s Game: Not Sovereignty, Not International Law—Clearing the Path for U.S., Geopolitical Primacy To be sure, on September 10thJohn Bolton, Trump’s National Security Advisor, pushed all the thematic buttons that might beexpected of a luncheon speaker invitedto address the Federalist Society, long known asthe ideological home of rabid advocates of the so-called ‘new sovereignty.’ The hallmark of this pre-Trump neocon[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 Imperialism
Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

Feeding Militarism: The US Imperial Consensus

The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the sale that the imperium needs more ruddy cash and indulgent expenditure to cope with all manner of evils.  Empire must be without equal. The dissenters to this program have been pitiably small,[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 Imperialism
All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?

All Wars Are Illegal, So What Do We Do About It?

Co-Written by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Every war being fought today is illegal. Every action taken to carry out these wars is a war crime. In 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact or Pact of Paris was signed and ratified by the United States and other major nations that renounced war as a way to resolve conflicts, calling instead for peaceful[Read More…]

by September 24, 2018 Imperialism
The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

The United States of America – the Real Reason Why They Are Never Winning Their Wars

This essay is inspired by Professor James Petras’ article, describing that the US never wins wars despite trillions of investments in her war budget and obvious military superiority https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-us-the-century-of-lost-wars/5653844 Professor Petras is of course right, the United States is currently engaged in seven bloody wars around the globe (Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya) and has not been winning[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 Imperialism
Excellent vivid images of flags for you. With the texture of fabric at 100 percent view.

Iran: “Snapping Back” Sanctions and the Threat of War

Since the overthrow of the Shah in 1979 when the Islamic Republic of Iran was established, Iran has been a target of US destabilization efforts in the form of sanctions and support for armed opposition groups seeking regime change. (One such group—Mujahedeen Khalq, or MEK, a known terrorist group—has the blessings and backing of John Bolton, the recently appointed National[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 Imperialism
Iran Hawks in Washington

Iran Hawks in Washington

  No doubt, anti-Iran propaganda out of Washington abounds. There are numerous Zionist-run think-tanks (sic) that make US Foreign Policy – and are ratcheting up anti-Iran anger in the US, but targeting especially the Iranian population at home, in Iran. The notorious chief-villain of these agencies, by the way, highly subsidized by the US State Department, and perhaps even more[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 Imperialism
Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American War of Terror

Yemen’s Descent into Hell: A Saudi-American War of Terror

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore. It’s got everything. Dead children in the dozens, a never-ending air campaign that pays scant heed[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 Imperialism
Photo: Andre Vltchek

Syria or Southeast Asia: The West Lied, Lies And Always Will

 I’m sitting at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine. I’m watching and then filming and photographing several old Malaysian newspapers dating back from October 1965. These reports were published right after the horrible 1965 military coup in Indonesia, which basically overthrew the progressive President Sukarno and liquidated then[Read More…]

by September 18, 2018 Imperialism
Yemen and Spain – Destruction and Death – versus Spanish Unemployment

Yemen and Spain – Destruction and Death – versus Spanish Unemployment

   Spain’s President, socialist Pedro Sanchez, canceled a week ago the sale of 400 laser-guided missiles to the Saudis for humanitarian reasons (value of the missile contract € 9.2 million –US$ 10.7 million). A couple of days ago, he reversed that noble decision, reinstating the sale, because the Saudis threatened cancelling their contract for 5 “Corvette” warships to be built[Read More…]

by September 16, 2018 Imperialism
Denouncing Obama at the University of Illinois

Denouncing Obama at the University of Illinois

  University of Illinois College of Law, Before the Foellinger Auditorium, September 7, 2018 (Transcript revised) I am Francis Boyle, Professor of Law here at the College of Law. I’m the Senior Professor at the College of Law. I’ve taught here 41 years in a row without a break. I know Obama. He was behind me at Harvard Law School.[Read More…]

by September 14, 2018 Imperialism
Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

Trump administration threatens sanctions against International Criminal Court

The Trump administration announced Monday that it would retaliate against the International Criminal Court (ICC), a judicial panel established under the auspices of the United Nations, if the ICC took any action against US military or civilian officials over charges of war crimes in Afghanistan. The announcement was made by National Security Advisor John Bolton in a speech to the[Read More…]

by September 11, 2018 Imperialism
Tankers at Strait of Malacca

Indonesia ‘Proudly’ Joins US Led Exercises To Antagonize China

  Indonesia (RI), the 4th most populous nation on Earth and the country with the largest Muslim population is, and since the 1965 US-orchestrated anti-Communist coup has been, the most radically pro-Western and anti-socialist place in Asia. This is where you could end up in prison for publicly declaring that you are a Communist, or just an atheist. And this[Read More…]

by September 11, 2018 Imperialism
Iran, sanctions and moral authority

Iran, sanctions and moral authority

For over two decades, US neo-cons have been pushing for an attack on Iran on the pretext that it was developing nuclear weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been a key player in this effort, exerting as much pressure as he and the Israeli lobby can for an US attack. Netanyahu also often threatens that Israel might attack Iran. Note[Read More…]

by September 4, 2018 Imperialism
Poor John McCain Bombed Women and Children and “I Was Following Orders” Is Not a Legal Defense

Poor John McCain Bombed Women and Children and “I Was Following Orders” Is Not a Legal Defense

Majority Humanity, especially people whose 3rd World countries have suffered bombing by Americans, as did Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Syria, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Panama, Grenada should take carful note of the adulation awarded a pilot, like McCain, who dutifully bombed cities with women and children in a non-Caucasian nation, for some time soon there will[Read More…]

by September 3, 2018 Imperialism
Children in Damascus taking summer programme

Bizarre Israeli Analyses of Syrian Curriculum Circulate In The Middle East

My friend, a senior UN official based in Amman, Jordan, recently received a newsletter from an Israeli institution – “IMPACT-se”. Their report was called, ‘modestly’, “Reformulating School Textbooks During the Civil War”. It is full of analyses of the Syrian curriculum. Interesting stuff, without any doubt:Manipulative, negative, but interesting. It made it to many other places in the Middle East;[Read More…]

by September 3, 2018 Imperialism
Seeds of Misery: Unfolding the Chronicles of Colonialism in West Asia

Seeds of Misery: Unfolding the Chronicles of Colonialism in West Asia

A cradle of civilizations like Mesopotamia and Egyptian, a region which saw the rise and fall of some of the illustrious empires like Assyrian, Neo-Assyrian, Achaemenid, Macedonian, Parthian, Sassanid, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman, the birthplace of three Semitic religions – West Asia – is at present an arena for social, religious, political, cultural and ethnic conflicts and where perpetual peace[Read More…]

by September 3, 2018 Imperialism
Looking Back at the Vietnam War

Looking Back at the Vietnam War

Last year marked 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War. At least that’s what it’s called in the United States, the Vietnam War. In Vietnam, it’s called the American War to distinguish the phase involving the United States from those involving other aggressors and colonizers — China, France and Japan most notably. The occasion has been marked by[Read More…]

by September 1, 2018 Imperialism
Rohingya Refugee near Bangladesh-Myanmar border, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Rohingya run and imperialism

The long Rohingya run is passing more than a year in its current phase – a huge number of the Rohingyaas in Bangladesh. Amidst diplomatic dialogues, and imperialist intrigues the Rohingyas staying in Bangladesh are passing difficult days. The Rohingyaas’ days are harsh and hard, very difficult to bear. Their days are uncertain and undignified also. Living on doles is[Read More…]

by September 1, 2018 Imperialism
Syria: A False Flag Operation Thwarted?

Syria: A False Flag Operation Thwarted?

An organised expose by the Syrian and Russian governments over a 3 day period starting 27th August may have thwarted a British backed plan to stage a “false flag” chemical weapons attack in Idlib province that would have forced the US to launch a missile and air assault on Syria. According to Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, a militant[Read More…]

by September 1, 2018 Imperialism
Dead `Yemeni Kids? Murdering Children By the Millions For Money and Power Is An American Way of Life 

Dead `Yemeni Kids? Murdering Children By the Millions For Money and Power Is An American Way of Life 

3rd World must demand justice for her kids!  Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s, cry “God bless America? No, no, God damn America for her crimes against humanity!” And American film maker Michael Moore’s “sick and twisted violent people that we’ve been for hundreds of years, it’s something that’s just in our craw, just in our DNA. Americans kill people, because that’s what[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Imperialism
 Credit Suisse Freezes $5 billion of Russian Money due to U.S. Sanctions – A Recipe for Accelerated De-Linking from the Dollar Economy 

 Credit Suisse Freezes $5 billion of Russian Money due to U.S. Sanctions – A Recipe for Accelerated De-Linking from the Dollar Economy 

A few days ago, Reuter reported that Switzerland’s second largest bank, Crédit Suisse, has ‘frozen’ about 5 billion Swiss francs of Russian money, or about the same in US-dollars, for fear of falling out of favors with Washington – and being ‘sanctioned’ in one way or another. Crédit Suisse, like her bigger sister, UBS, have been amply punished already by[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 Imperialism
John McCain’s Imperial Complex

John McCain’s Imperial Complex

Obituaries are not the best places to identify faults unless they assume the form of a hatchet job.  The opposite is more often the case: worshipful and respectful to the point of being cloying.  As the tears dry, and the sobs of reflection pass, the figure transmogrifies.  For a politician, aspects of the hero are sketched out, crumples and creases[Read More…]

by August 30, 2018 Imperialism
A Chinese propaganda poster during the Korean War. It blares, “American Imperialism, get out of South Korea”. Up top, it says, “Korea’s 3,000-mile Jiangshan must be unified”, harking back to a 16th century war to drive Japan out of Korea. The Ming armies won back then. Unfortunately, the peninsula is again occupied by imperial forces, 500 years later.

The Dirty Secret of the Korean War

The Korean War has been called “America’s forgotten war”. The heavily weaponized US Army was fought to a draw by Soviet-equipped North Korean and Chinese armies. For the very first time in its storied legacy of military campaigns dating back to American Independence, the US Army did not prevail in war. In its next colonial war against communism in Asia[Read More…]

by August 25, 2018 Imperialism
Murdering of Herero by Germans

European Holocaust Had Roots In Africa, Now Namibia Is Suing Germany

Without understanding what happened to the Herero and Nama people, it is impossible to understand what occurred right before and during World War II Text and Photos: Andre Vltchek In 2014, after I published my report about Namibia, exposing the German ‘semi-denial’that it had committed a Holocaust in its former Southwest African colony; a renowned German university sent me a[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Imperialism
The “Brennan Affair” : Sharp Infighting at the Top as Trump Moves to Forge Full Fascist Control

The “Brennan Affair” : Sharp Infighting at the Top as Trump Moves to Forge Full Fascist Control

   In a Nutshell: Donald Trump’s move to revoke security clearances of former high-level CIA and other “intelligence agency” officials is a major move to consolidate a fully fascist regime able to wield compliant repressive institutions of the capitalist-imperialist state against its foes. Sharp struggle has erupted over this involving other ruling class—that is, imperialist—forces that fear Trump’s approach could[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Imperialism
Sheer Hypocrisy: How America and Americans Interfered in The Election of Boris Yeltsin – An Addendum

Sheer Hypocrisy: How America and Americans Interfered in The Election of Boris Yeltsin – An Addendum

Communism in the Soviet Union did not, as anti-communist propaganda would have us believe, fail because it was inhumane, impracticalor unworkable.  It failed because it was not allowed to grow in a world dominated by American capitalism.  It was assaulted from without by American armed forces, and from within by spies and agents provocateurs.  It existed under the constant threat[Read More…]

by August 22, 2018 Imperialism
 Trump’s Threat of New Tariffs on Chinese Imports – and Possible Consequences

 Trump’s Threat of New Tariffs on Chinese Imports – and Possible Consequences

PressTV Interview – Transcript Introduction The US Chamber of Commerce warns against the consequences of new tariffs on Chinese imports proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump. The top business lobbying group said the tariffs dramatically expand the harm to American consumers, workers, businesses, and the US economy. It said the Trump administration lacks a coherent strategy to address[Read More…]

by August 21, 2018 Imperialism
Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia

Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia

  On August 20th, Gallup headlined “More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia” and reported that, “Americans believe it is more important to try to continue efforts to improve relations between the countries (58%), rather than taking strong diplomatic and economic steps against Russia (36%).” And yet, all of the sanctions against Russia have passed in Congess by[Read More…]

by August 21, 2018 Imperialism
Military Parade Cancelled, How Does Peace Movement Build On This Victory?

Military Parade Cancelled, How Does Peace Movement Build On This Victory?

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers This week, the Trump military parade, planned for November 10, was canceled for 2018. In February, a coalition of groups went public, announcing we would organize to stop the military parade and, if it went forward, to mobilize more people at the parade calling for peace and an end to war than supporting militarism. The coalition[Read More…]

by August 20, 2018 Imperialism
Sheer Hypocricy:  How America and Americans Interfered in the Election of Boris Yeltsin

Sheer Hypocricy:  How America and Americans Interfered in the Election of Boris Yeltsin

PT 2 – The Gentlemen From Harvard Russia has been invaded, but it has never been conquered.  When the Mongols invaded her Ivan responded first by becoming their agent and collecting tribute from the other princes, then later by refusing to pay them their tribute and finally by uniting the princes against the invaders.  The Nazis tried, but they faced[Read More…]

by August 20, 2018 Imperialism
Dangerous Confrontation in The Middle East

Dangerous Confrontation in The Middle East

The Zionist Khazarian mafia; the shadow government, has been gradually taking control of the American government system since the mid-1940s until it gained total control in our present day. Presidency has been a bought commodity granted to the presidential candidate, who would play as the complete puppet in their hands following their sinister agendas. President Donald Trump represents the ultimate[Read More…]

by August 19, 2018 Imperialism
AMERICAN DOLLAR BILLS BURNING

 Sanctions, Sanctions, Sanctions – the Final Demise of the Dollar Hegemony?

Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating – exponentially, as if there was a deadline[Read More…]

by August 18, 2018 Imperialism
All sanctions against Russia are based on lies

All sanctions against Russia are based on lies

All of the sanctions (economic, diplomatic, and otherwise) against Russia are based on clearly demonstrable intentional falsehoods; and the sanctions which were announced on August 8th are just the latest example of this consistent tragic fact — a fact which will be proven here, with links to the evidence, so that anyone who reads here can easily see that all[Read More…]

by August 18, 2018 Imperialism
Serotonin In The Service Of American Aggression And My Formative Years

Serotonin In The Service Of American Aggression And My Formative Years

                   From the age of nine (1942) I was allowed to attend the Saturday afternoon matinee at the Killester cinema in Dublin where we children were exposed to the diet of Hollywood junk projections spreading throughout the world at that time. At the mesmerising vanguard of American ethnological assumptions, the cowboy-and- indian genre…Hollywood’s nest egg…became the flagship of the film[Read More…]

by August 18, 2018 Imperialism
Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017 in Caracas.
Violence erupted for a third straight day at protests against the government, escalating tension over moves to keep the leftist leader in power. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

What Really Happens to Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador

Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors. The war drums start beating. The populace wants foreign imposed order, they want[Read More…]

by August 15, 2018 Imperialism
America’s Militarized Economy

America’s Militarized Economy

Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. This sale alone is big enough to be called Trump’s “jobs plan” for Americans. It is also the biggest weapons-sale[Read More…]

by August 14, 2018 Imperialism
Impact of Colonization in Twentieth Century West Asia

Impact of Colonization in Twentieth Century West Asia

Even from the dawn of the recorded history of mankind, West Asia was one of the centre stages of human activity. This region has seen many sorts of people of different heritage, culture, religion etc. West Asia over the course of human interference was exposed to many conquests and was part of several kingdoms and empires. The West Asian region[Read More…]

by August 14, 2018 Imperialism
Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

Yemen war challenges Saudi moral authority

Saudi conduct of its ill-fated war in Yemen coupled with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s alignment with the Trump administration and Israel, and his often coercive approach to diplomatic relations, has opened the door to challenges of the kingdom’s moral leadership of the Sunni Muslim world, a legitimizing pillar of the ruling Al Saud family’s grip on power. The cracks[Read More…]

by August 12, 2018 Imperialism
Impressions from the Dump-Trump Protest in London

Impressions from the Dump-Trump Protest in London

American President Donald Trump has a lot to take back home from Londoners than to what he had come to say in the UK during his first official visit. Potus left unhappy and angry. He even said that he felt unwelcome because of the protest against him. During the trip preparation, Trump and his staff were asked to avoid facing[Read More…]

by August 12, 2018 Imperialism
U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen

U.S. Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen

  On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational trip. According to the Sa’ada health department, the attack killed at least forty-three people. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, at least twenty-nine of those[Read More…]

by August 11, 2018 Imperialism
 Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed Into America’s Mainstream News — And Why

 Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed Into America’s Mainstream News — And Why

On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined “Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen” and reported as if the United States doesn’t have any important role to play in targeting and supplying the bombs and missiles for what the news-report refers to as “the Saudi-led coalition.” It even says at 0:15 in the video, “Saudi Arabia,[Read More…]

by August 11, 2018 Imperialism
Trump menaces the world over Iran sanctions

Trump menaces the world over Iran sanctions

As US sanctions on Iran “snapped back” into force, US President Donald Trump yesterday issued a blunt warning to countries and corporations around the world: “Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” The punitive measures follow the Trump administration’s decision in May to abrogate the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the[Read More…]

by August 8, 2018 Imperialism
New US Sanctions on Iran – and their Impact

New US Sanctions on Iran – and their Impact

Transcript (slightly expanded) of a PressTV Skype Interview PressTV – referring to the New Sanctions regime imposed by the US, as of 7 August 2018. PressTV question: How do you see this? Reply PK First off – this is just another flagrant violation of international law, even of US law, after having ratified the Nuclear Deal. Any interference in another[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Imperialism
Can Afghans convince us that the method of war isn’t effective?

Can Afghans convince us that the method of war isn’t effective?

Can Afghans convince us that the method of war doesn’t work? If we’re still quietly hoping that wars would end and people all over the world would get along peacefully, the dreams and demands of the Helmand Peace Convoy would give us courage and evidence. When Amanullah Khateb joined the Convoy, now called the People’s Peace Movement (PPM), he didn’t[Read More…]

by August 7, 2018 Imperialism
The Legacy of Infinite War 

The Legacy of Infinite War 

Raids by U.S. commandos in Afghanistan. (I could be talking about 2001 or 2018.) A U.S. drone strike in Yemen. (I could be talking about 2002 or 2018.) Missions by Green Berets in Iraq. (I could be talking about 2003 or 2018.) While so much about the War on Terror turned Global War on Terrorismturned World War IV turned the Long War turned “generational struggle” turned “infinite war” seems repetitious, the troops most associated with this[Read More…]

by August 6, 2018 Imperialism
Newsweek Headline: Turkey’s Erdogan Wants To Crush The Kurds And Recreate The Ottoman World

Newsweek Headline: Turkey’s Erdogan Wants To Crush The Kurds And Recreate The Ottoman World

It’s true, with Western propagandistic headlines like this, who needs NATO, who really needs them as even friends. Perhaps the barrage of such vitriol has caused two vital allies of Washington, Ankara and Islamabad, to be fare more cautious from here on out. It was bad before in previous decades, but headlines like this – NOT in right wing cheerleaders[Read More…]

by August 5, 2018 Imperialism
The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

The West Has Performed ‘Philosophical Coup’ Against The Left

It has been happening for quite some time, but no one has been paying much attention: Western academia, mainstream media, and the most visible propagandists, were trying to convince the world that 1) ideology has died, or at least became irrelevant 2) in case it did not die, the Left is actually… hold your breath…right-wing! Especially the Left that is[Read More…]

by August 3, 2018 Imperialism
India’s Emerging Role in the Indo-Pacific: Rise of Sub-imperialism?

India’s Emerging Role in the Indo-Pacific: Rise of Sub-imperialism?

Is India sliding itself into the world capitalist centre as a ‘sub-imperialist’ country fulfilling the ‘responsibilities’ of the imperialist core? Going beyond the conventional Leninist conceptualisation, India, an emerging economy with a credo of neoliberal aspirations and militarism, appears to be exercising a particular form of imperialism over its partners in the Global South, by fulfilling the role of a[Read More…]

by August 2, 2018 Imperialism
Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House.  Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations.  Mortal enemies become amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for their defence. For all that swirling chaos, the one constant since the 2016 election[Read More…]

by July 31, 2018 Imperialism
It Is Time for The Government and Military to Be Held Accountable

It Is Time for The Government and Military to Be Held Accountable

The conduct of our military and CIA has become more than questionable. They have become a law unto themselves with no regard for the Constitutional restrictions that have been placed upon them. I am not a crusader; I work at my responsibilities to solve problems based on a true analysis of the situation and not with any preconceived notions or[Read More…]

by July 31, 2018 Imperialism
America’s Allies Against Russia & Iran:  Main U.S. allies are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Israel, & Nazis

America’s Allies Against Russia & Iran:  Main U.S. allies are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Israel, & Nazis

The public have been so brainwashed by Big Brother’s lies, so that many people won’t believe this article unless they click onto the link wherever they happen to think that what it is alleging is false. Then, they will see the evidence, for themselves, and will recognize that they’ve been fooled about that matter, and those readers will learn something[Read More…]

by July 28, 2018 Imperialism
A Nationalist Faction on Wall St. Challenges the War Faction Which Owns the CIA and Media  

A Nationalist Faction on Wall St. Challenges the War Faction Which Owns the CIA and Media  

The handwriting is on the wall that reads ‘pale skin folks will not keep power over six times as many folks of color toned skin for all that much longer.’ Realizing this, a block of important investors within the 1/10th of 1%, who rule USA have been in fraternal confrontation with the war establishment & its CIA-fed media pushing for[Read More…]

by July 28, 2018 Imperialism
Iran:  US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal

Iran:  US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal

“We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” (US General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO) Contemptuous of international law, the US makes no secret of its plots to overthrow the leaders of internationally recognized governments that reject the neoliberal New World Order.Iran[Read More…]

by July 25, 2018 Imperialism
U.S. Ratchets Up War Threats Against Iran

U.S. Ratchets Up War Threats Against Iran

On Sunday night, July 22, the Trump/Pence regime ratcheted up its gangster threats against Iran to new, even more dangerous levels. In response to the Iranian regime’s warning against the U.S.’s moves toward war, Trump tweeted out that Iran would “SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.” Trump was threatening Iran and its 80[Read More…]

by July 24, 2018 Imperialism
American Democracy And ‘So Say I’ Genres

American Democracy And ‘So Say I’ Genres

In America, where a union of bankers run a system promoting private initiative ahead of public interest, the President has adopted a ‘so say I’ approach to trade and worldly issues that would not be out of place in the British sitcom Fawlty Towers. What can be observed in his approach as ‘leader of the free world’…a very American delusion…[Read More…]

by July 18, 2018 Imperialism
The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces

The Global Growth of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Early last month, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms fire began to ring out as mortar shells crashed down. When the attack was over, one Somali soldier had been wounded — and had that been the extent of the casualties, you undoubtedly would never have heard about it. As it happened, however, American commandos were[Read More…]

by July 18, 2018 Imperialism
Delusions of U.S Hegemony: Trump Visits Europe

Delusions of U.S Hegemony: Trump Visits Europe

To say that US foreign policy is delusional is not an exaggeration.  It seeks political hegemony and a relationship with China and Russia akin to what it has had with Japan and Germany, that is, go ahead and develop in the economic sphere but don’t try to flex political or military muscle. There are at least two problems with this[Read More…]

by July 14, 2018 Imperialism
 America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil!

 America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil!

The U.S. Government (with France and a few other U.S. allies) bombs Libya, Syria, etc.; and the U.S. regime refuses to accept any of the resulting refugees — the burdens from which are now breaking the EU, and the EU is sinking in economic competition against America’s international corporations. America’s corporations remain blithely unscathed by not only the refugees that[Read More…]

by July 9, 2018 Imperialism
Has the U.S. Government Been Lying About Syria & About Ukraine?

Has the U.S. Government Been Lying About Syria & About Ukraine?

  From the moment it took power in the U.S. in 2009, the Barack Obama Administration was angling to overthrow Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad. And then, by the time of December of 2012, Obama’s team were relying mainly on Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch to lead the tens of thousands of the U.S.-Saudi alliance’s boots-on-the ground ‘moderate rebels’ in this overthrow-Assad[Read More…]

by July 7, 2018 Imperialism
Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017 in Caracas.
Violence erupted for a third straight day at protests against the government, escalating tension over moves to keep the leftist leader in power. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

The Balkanization of South America – and the Role of Fifth Columns Throughout the World

During the recent meeting in Caracas of the Venezuelan Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, in mid-June 2018, President Maduro said something extremely interesting, but also extremely disturbing – nonetheless highly important for the region to be aware of. Mr. Maduro mentioned Yugoslavia, the foreign induced local conflicts, the breakup and dismemberment of Yugoslavia, starting with the “Ten Days War” on Slovenia[Read More…]

by July 6, 2018 Imperialism
Celebrate July 4! Missiles in Silos Subs and Bombers Set To Obliterate Rest of the World

Celebrate July 4! Missiles in Silos Subs and Bombers Set To Obliterate Rest of the World

Majority humanity must not wait for Americans to free themselves from the deception, egoism, ignorance and violence that is seeded and psyoped into the minds of Americans as children to justify killing of tens of millions of poor to ‘protect US interests overseas,’ Wall Street’s criminal interests, the predatory investments of the powerfully wealthy. Genocides began 1776 – African Slaves,[Read More…]

by July 4, 2018 Imperialism
Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off

Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off

It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran.  What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests. Without cause or justification, Mr. Trump  pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), striking a hard blow to America’s European allies – and its[Read More…]

by June 30, 2018 Imperialism
I heard the news today, oh boy….

I heard the news today, oh boy….

Two international items in the news this week highlight, by its absence, an underlying feature of reporting events in ‘troubled’ areas of the world.  That absence is simply the historical background of each event. Canada in Mali Canada is maintaining its superficial idealism of peacekeeping as it commits 250 military personnel to Mali, relying on “faith” (rather than respect), operating[Read More…]

by June 28, 2018 Imperialism
War Against Civilians:  The US in Libya and Yemen

War Against Civilians:  The US in Libya and Yemen

  During the Vietnam War, American historian Howard Zin wrote: all wars are wars against civilians, and are therefore inherently immoral” and “political leaders all over the world should not be trusted when they urge their people to war claiming superior knowledge and expertise.” This holds true just as true today as in the Vietnam War era. While the Western[Read More…]

by June 28, 2018 Imperialism
America’s Jaws Drip with the Blood of Yemen’s Children

America’s Jaws Drip with the Blood of Yemen’s Children

As we write, troops commanded by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), backed by Saudi Arabian warplanes, are fighting to take control of the port city of Al Hudaydah on Yemen’s western coast, now held by Yemen’s Houthi movement. Aid flowing through Al Hudaydah is the only thing standing between 22 million Yemenis and starvation. And now it’s being threatened by[Read More…]

by June 26, 2018 Imperialism
 How the U.S., Under Obama, Created Europe’s Refugee Crisis

 How the U.S., Under Obama, Created Europe’s Refugee Crisis

The current U.S. President, Donald Trump, claimed on June 18th, that Germany’s leadership, and the leadership in other EU nations, caused the refugee-crisis that Europe is facing: “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition. Crime in Germany is way up. Big mistake made all over Europe in allowing millions[Read More…]

by June 25, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by June 19, 2018 Imperialism
[Photo:  U.S. Air Force Museum.com]

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…]

by June 19, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 18, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 17, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by June 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 13, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by June 12, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 10, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 9, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 8, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 7, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 4, 2018 Imperialism
Officially not a war - Intifada Gaza

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…]

by June 3, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by June 2, 2018 Imperialism
Destroyed Aleppo

 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…]

by May 27, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 27, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 25, 2018 Imperialism
Excellent vivid images of flags for you. With the texture of fabric at 100 percent view.

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…]

by May 24, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 22, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by May 19, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 18, 2018 Imperialism
"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…]

by May 17, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 16, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by May 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 12, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 11, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 10, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by May 2, 2018 Imperialism
Flogging Punjabi man by British colonialist

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…]

by April 25, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 23, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 23, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 21, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 21, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 20, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 20, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 18, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 18, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 18, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 18, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 17, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 17, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 17, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 16, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 16, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 16, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 15, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by April 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 14, 2018 Imperialism
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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…]

by April 13, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 13, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 13, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 12, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 12, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 11, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 9, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 5, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 4, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 4, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 2, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by April 1, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 31, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 30, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 30, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 27, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 26, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 25, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 23, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 20, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 20, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 20, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 19, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 19, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by March 17, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 17, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 16, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 10, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 8, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 7, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 3, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 2, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 2, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by March 2, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by March 2, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 23, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 22, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 20, 2018 Imperialism
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 February 20, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by February 16, 2018 Imperialism
[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…]

by February 16, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 14, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 14, 2018 Imperialism
Pic credit: www.enincon.com

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…]

by February 12, 2018 Imperialism, Resource Crisis
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…]

by February 12, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by February 9, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 8, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 6, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 6, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 5, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 5, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 4, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 3, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by February 2, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 31, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 31, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by January 26, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 24, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 22, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 22, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 22, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by January 22, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 22, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 21, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 15, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 10, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 10, 2018 Imperialism
 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…]

by January 8, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by January 6, 2018 Imperialism
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…]

by December 31, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 31, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 30, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 27, 2017 Imperialism
 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…]

by December 26, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 23, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 21, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 20, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 20, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 19, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 16, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 14, 2017 Imperialism
US tourists are told what they pay to hear

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…]

by December 5, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by December 1, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 29, 2017 Imperialism
(Photo: Mr. Fish / Truthdig)

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…]

by November 21, 2017 Imperialism
 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…]

by November 18, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 17, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 16, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 15, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 15, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 13, 2017 Imperialism
 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…]

by November 10, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 8, 2017 Imperialism
Aurora

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…]

by November 7, 2017 Imperialism
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…]

by November 4, 2017 Imperialism