Trump is gone; Biden is in. But America is still recognizing the coup leader in Venezuela, is silent on Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara, is continuing Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol while accepting the importance of Israel’s hold on the Golan Heights and is only cautiously correcting course on Cuba. The history of … Continue reading “Coups and Colonialism: Why Does America Do What It Does?”
President Joe Biden’s most important accomplishment so far has been to drain the fetid swamp that was Mike Pompeo’s State Department. Pompeo spent nearly three years swaggering about the globe, a faux diplomat who exuded arrogance and sanctimony while spewing dictates, demands, threats, ultimatums, orders, and insults. America’s image and credibility suffered accordingly. Indeed, his … Continue reading “Biden Administration Should Drop Military Commitment to Saudi Arabia”
The February meeting of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Defense Ministers, the first since President Biden took power, revealed an antiquated, 75-year-old alliance that, despite its military failures in Afghanistan and Libya, is now turning its military madness toward two more formidable, nuclear-armed enemies: Russia and China. This theme was emphasized by U.S. Secretary of … Continue reading “What Planet Is NATO Living On?”
Protests turned deadly in Nasariya.
Eleven people were killed across Iraq.
Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of Chinese “genocide” against the Muslim Uyghur population in Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his … Continue reading “US State Department Accusation of China ‘Genocide’ Relied on Data Abuse and Baseless Claims by Far-Right Ideologue”
"All great powers" want to rule the world, declared Robert Kagan, propagandist for America as imperial power, democratic hegemon, aggressive unipower, and perpetual war machine. However, they typically fail. Wrote Kagan in a new Foreign Affairs article: "Much of the drama of the past century resulted from great powers whose aspirations exceeded their capacity." The … Continue reading “Robert Kagan Diagnosed America’s Biggest Problem: Americans Who Don’t Want To Run the World”
Three people were killed and another was wounded.
On Jan. 12, 2017, former FBI Director James Comey attested to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the now-discredited information from former British spy Christopher Steele regarding Russian collusion had been "verified". Thanks to an FOIA request, we now have documentary evidence showing Comey pressing ahead to validate Steele amid a distinct lack of enthusiasm … Continue reading “Will Comey’s Words Come Back To Haunt Him?”
The U.S. is approaching its 20-year mark in the Afghan civil war. Intervening after 9/11, Washington speedily crippled al-Qaeda and ousted the Taliban. Alas, three successive administrations found it much harder to bring strong central government and Westminster-style democracy to Central Asia. So American military personnel remain on station. Like in the Hotel California, it … Continue reading “President Joe Biden Has a Moral Obligation To Bring America’s Troops Home from Afghanistan”