Stuck in Area A: Disowning the Palestinians

Are you surprised that there has been little mobilization to help Yarmouk, the Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, which is overrun by militants, and besieged by the Syrian army? Palestinians – and Syrians – there are killed in a myriad of ways, including starvation. As we stand and watch in horror and […]

46 Killed in Iraq, including Army Division Commander

Iraqis have the Golden Brigade to thank for recent advances by security forces, but they only number about 5,000 men and are already stretched too thin to be counted on for long-term stability, particularly in Anbar province. Meanwhile, the Kataib Hezbollah group is threatening to withdraw from the Fallujah region over what they say is […]

The Clintons, Crony Capitalism, and American Foreign Policy

The income stream of the Clinton Foundation, which includes many millions of dollars from foreign governments and individuals with close links to foreign governments, has created a firestorm of controversy. A forthcoming book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer, […]

The Scandal of the DEA

On Tuesday, it was widely reported that the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is projected to resign in the wake up an agency sex scandal. Michele Leonhart herself was not involved in the hiring of Colombian prostitutes, but as is tradition, someone has to go down for a scandal. Usually it’s an underdog, […]

Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran

As the Saudi bombing campaign against Houthi targets in Yemen continues, notwithstanding a temporary pause, the corporate media narrative about the conflict in Yemen is organized decisively around the idea that it is a proxy war between Iran on one side and the Saudis and United States on the other. USA Today responded like Pavlov’s […]

Why Is Yemen Our War?

For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh. The Saudis have hit airfields, armor and arms depots, and caused a humanitarian catastrophe. Nearly 1,000 dead, […]

52 Killed in Iraq Bombings and Executions

At least 52 were killed and 15 were wounded. Most of the victims were executed. One bomb attack, however, targeted pilgrims.

US Foreign Policymakers Cannot Be Trusted

The megalomaniacs of the Washington power elite actually think they can mold the Middle East to their specifications. No calamity resulting from their clumsy machinations ever causes them to rethink this preposterous conceit. Look at some of their more recent handiwork. In 2003, on the basis of shoddy intelligence if not conscious lies, President George […]

Not Your Grandfather’s FBI

Does the FBI manifest fidelity, bravery and integrity, or does it cut constitutional corners in order to incriminate? Can the FBI cut the cable television lines to your house and then show up pretending to be the cable guy and install listening devices? Can FBI agents and technicians testify falsely and cause the innocent to […]

Hillary the Hawk

Announcing her latest campaign for the presidency, Hillary Clinton declared she was entering the race to be the champion for “everyday Americans.” As a lawmaker and diplomat, however, Clinton has long championed military campaigns that have killed scores of “everyday” people abroad, from Iraq to Yemen. As commander-in-chief, there’s no reason to believe she’d be […]