Truck Bombing in Contested Town; 88 Killed in Iraq

More than 800 alleged Islamic State wives and their children were transferred from a remote location in northern Iraq to Baghdad. About 700 remain at the controversial camp in Tal Keif. Kuwait and the United Nations have accepted Iraq’s reparations payment plan. Reparations for the 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait were suspended in 2014 due to … Continue reading “Truck Bombing in Contested Town; 88 Killed in Iraq”

Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea

On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all military options. In the interim, he has ordered mock invasion war games with South Korea on North Korea’s borders and coasts, sent nuclear weapons-capable bombers to fly over the … Continue reading “Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea”

A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel

It’s no secret that there is an occupation happening in and around Israel. Most people agree that the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been occupied since 1967. Much less thought and literature is dedicated to the treatment of Palestinians living inside modern-day Israel proper. I decided to head over there and see for myself. … Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel”

Syria, ‘Experts,’ and George Monbiot

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel’s bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Although the attack on the “nuclear reactor” occurred a decade ago, … Continue reading “Syria, ‘Experts,’ and George Monbiot”

Who’s A ‘Foreign Agent’?

You know life’s become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents. Will the BBC be forced to issue a disclaimer with every broadcast and web posting: “Proceed with caution – British propaganda ahead”? Don’t bet the ranch on it. Such distinctions are reserved for the … Continue reading “Who’s A ‘Foreign Agent’?”

How To Stop a Rogue President From Ordering a Nuclear First Strike

On November 15, US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and US Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced one of the shortest bills in the histories of their two parliamentary bodies. Shorn of the obligatory “be it enacted, blah, blah, blah” boilerplate, the bill’s content comes to 14 words: “It is the policy of the United States to … Continue reading “How To Stop a Rogue President From Ordering a Nuclear First Strike”

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

It’s remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored. A recent Washington Post article purporting to tell us “how things got so bad” explains to us that, “it’s a complicated story” … Continue reading “Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?”

Make Saudi Arabia Great Again!

I stood in front of a mosque in the city of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, interviewing people for a story. Suddenly, two city police cars pulled up. Several minutes later plain clothes officers from the secret police began questioning me. I had entered the country with a journalist visa, but committed the grave crime of practicing … Continue reading “Make Saudi Arabia Great Again!”