US State Department Accusation of China ‘Genocide’ Relied on Data Abuse and Baseless Claims by Far-Right Ideologue

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”

Biden Administration’s Coercive Iran Policy Threatens a Serious New Regional Crisis

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. A close analysis of recent statements by members of President Joseph Biden’s foreign policy team indicates his administration has already signaled its intention to treat negotiations with Iran as an exercise in diplomatic coercion aimed at forcing major new concessions extending well beyond the 2015 nuclear agreement. … Continue reading “Biden Administration’s Coercive Iran Policy Threatens a Serious New Regional Crisis”

How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie Manufactured an Iran Crisis to Increase His Power

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. During the final two months of the Trump administration, a series of provocative U.S. military moves in the Middle East stirred fears that a war against Iran was being hatched. The atmosphere of crisis was not the result of any threat posed by Tehran, but rather the … Continue reading “How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie Manufactured an Iran Crisis to Increase His Power”

How Israel Deployed an Intelligence Deception to Justify Killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of “Iran’s top nuclear scientist”. In fact, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, … Continue reading “How Israel Deployed an Intelligence Deception to Justify Killing Mohsen Fakhrizadeh”

FBI and DOJ Prepared Takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune Website With Years of Legal Chicanery

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. The US Department of Justice announced on November 4 that it had seized the web domain of the American Herald Tribune (AHT), an alternative media outlet that published editorials criticizing US foreign policy. As The Grayzone previously reported, AHT printed articles primarily written by Americans under their … Continue reading “FBI and DOJ Prepared Takedown of ‘Iranian’ American Herald Tribune Website With Years of Legal Chicanery”

How DHS and FBI Officials Spun a Dubious Russian Election Threat Days Before Voting

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. A Department of Homeland Security election alert spawning new Russia fears was so incoherent and inconsistent with previous findings, it suggested a state of political panic inside the agency. Just days before the 2020 election the bureaucratic forces behind the original claim of Russian hacking of state … Continue reading “How DHS and FBI Officials Spun a Dubious Russian Election Threat Days Before Voting”

How a Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over to Arms Industry and Taiwan Supporters

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. When the United States finalized a set of seven arms sales packages to Taiwan in August, including 66 upgraded F-16 fighter planes and longer-range air-to-ground missiles that could hit sensitive targets on mainland China, it shifted US policy sharply toward a much more aggressive stance on the … Continue reading “How a Key Pentagon Official Turned China Policy Over to Arms Industry and Taiwan Supporters”

Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. A September 1 report in the Moscow daily Kommersant on a “dark web” site offering a database of personal information on millions of registered American voters undermines one of the central themes of the Russia hysteria pervading US politics. Democratic politicians and corporate media pundits have long … Continue reading “Dark Web Voter Database Report Casts New Doubts on Russian Election Hack Narrative”

After Beirut Blast, Israel Revives Tale of Hezbollah Ammonium Nitrate Terror Plots

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. Israeli officials have exploited the massive explosion at the Port of Beirut this August to revive a dormant propaganda campaign that had accused the Lebanese militia and political party Hezbollah of storing ammonium nitrate in several countries to wage terror attacks on Israelis. The Israeli intelligence apparatus … Continue reading “After Beirut Blast, Israel Revives Tale of Hezbollah Ammonium Nitrate Terror Plots”

Don’t Delay Military Withdrawal From the Middle East

Reprinted from Responsible Statecraft with the author’s permission. The Quincy Institute’s “New Paradigm for the Middle East” calling for a definitive end to the disastrous policy the United States has pursued in the region for nearly two decades offers the first coherent analysis of what is wrong with that policy and the first conceptual framework … Continue reading “Don’t Delay Military Withdrawal From the Middle East”