Freedom for Me But Not for Assange (or Thee): The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has some strange ideas about democracy and journalism, believing her colleagues to be above elected officials – but only if they have the correct politics and serve the right masters, obviously. “We need to guard against leaders delegitimizing the press,” Amanpour exhorted her colleagues on Wednesday, speaking at the Royal Television … Continue reading “Freedom for Me But Not for Assange (or Thee): The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of CNN’s Christiane Amanpour”

Biden in Belgrade: A Trip Down NATO-Invasion Memory Lane

Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Serbia was intended to send a message that the US stood by its policies, essentially promoting Hillary Clinton’s campaign. All it managed to do, however, was dredge up the bitter memories of the 1999 NATO invasion. Before jetting off to Belgrade on August 16, Biden gave a fiery speech … Continue reading “Biden in Belgrade: A Trip Down NATO-Invasion Memory Lane”

NATO in Montenegro: Securing the Rear Before Barbarossa II?

The strategic importance of Montenegro is inversely proportional to its size. With it, NATO will have full control of the Adriatic Sea, finish the encirclement of Serbia, and be emboldened to pursue a more aggressive stance towards Russia. Last week, the government of Montenegro signed a protocol on joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. If … Continue reading “NATO in Montenegro: Securing the Rear Before Barbarossa II?”

Kosovo: An Evil Little War (Almost) All US Candidates Liked

Although the 2016 presidential election is still in the primaries phase, contenders have already brought up America’s failed foreign wars. Hillary Clinton is taking flak over Libya, and Donald Trump has irked the GOP by bringing up Iraq. But what of Kosovo? The US-led NATO operation that began on March 24, 1999 was launched under … Continue reading “Kosovo: An Evil Little War (Almost) All US Candidates Liked”

From Sarajevo to Madaya: Starvation as Propaganda

The sudden interest of Western media and diplomats in the Syrian city of Madaya has very little to do with the thousands of purportedly starving civilians — and everything to do with propaganda in a war that is not going the way Western capitals wanted. For the past two weeks, first the Western-backed Syrian “activists” and then the mainstream … Continue reading “From Sarajevo to Madaya: Starvation as Propaganda”

The Dayton Miracle: Bosnia Armistice, Still Alive at 20

Twenty years after it stopped the bloodshed, the historic agreement reached in Dayton, Ohio still survives in Bosnia. More of an armistice than a peace treaty, it is under attack by the very powers sworn to uphold it. The General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina was initialed on November 21, 1995 at … Continue reading “The Dayton Miracle: Bosnia Armistice, Still Alive at 20”

America’s ‘Junkyard Dogs’: Operation Storm, 20 Years On

‘Operation Storm’ in August 1995, when Croatia overran the Serb-inhabited territory of Krajina, was the biggest single instance of ethnic cleansing in the Yugoslav Wars, Because the attack was backed by the US, however, it was never treated as a crime. Between August 4 and August 7, up to 2,000 people were killed and over … Continue reading “America’s ‘Junkyard Dogs’: Operation Storm, 20 Years On”

How Srebrenica Tragedy Became Excuse for Atrocities Around the World

Politicians and cameras will converge on Srebrenica this weekend and talk endlessly of “genocide.” Not only is that an inappropriate description of the tragic events in 1995, its misuse has resulted in many more “humanitarian” deaths worldwide. To this day, however, neither the ad-hoc court established by the UN to prosecute war crimes in the … Continue reading “How Srebrenica Tragedy Became Excuse for Atrocities Around the World”

MSM Spins Theory That Putin Hijacked MH370 and Landed It in Kazakhstan

Anti-Russia propaganda over Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was bad enough. Now one CNN aviation analyst is blaming Russia for the missing MH370 plane as well – and the Western press is eating it up. Malaysia Airlines MH370 vanished in March last year, shortly after departing from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing. Efforts to find … Continue reading “MSM Spins Theory That Putin Hijacked MH370 and Landed It in Kazakhstan”