The US Makes One Too Many Parties to the Spratly Spat

On September 30, a US Navy destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed within 12 miles of the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the South China Sea’s Spratly Islands. Twelve miles being the “territorial waters” limit set by the UN’s 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Decatur was met and warned off by a … Continue reading “The US Makes One Too Many Parties to the Spratly Spat”

The Final Truth of Russia-gate

The conspiracy to overthrow a sitting US President extends far beyond our own “Deep State.” As I’ve been saying in this space for quite some time, it’s been an international team effort from the beginning. Setting aside the British origins of the obscene “dossier” compiled by “ex”-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, we now have further confirmation … Continue reading “The Final Truth of Russia-gate”

The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

Originally posted at TomDispatch. It was May 2017. The Saudis were growing increasingly nervous. For more than two years they had been relying heavily on U.S. military support and bombs to defeat Houthi rebels in Yemen. Now, the Senate was considering a bipartisan resolution to cut off military aid and halt a big sale of … Continue reading “The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut”

Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes

On September 26, the global community celebrated International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day designated by the United Nations (UN) to draw attention to one of its oldest goals: achieving global nuclear disarmament. By unhappy coincidence, September 26 was also the day President Donald Trump addressed the UN Security Council, and … Continue reading “Don’t Arm This President With These Nukes”

Could Trump Take Down the American Empire?

More than any other presidency in modern history, Donald Trump’s has been a veritable sociopolitical wrecking ball, deliberately stoking conflict by playing to xenophobic and racist currents in American society and debasing its political discourse. That fact has been widely discussed. But Trump’s attacks on the system of the global U.S. military presence and commitments … Continue reading “Could Trump Take Down the American Empire?”

Kay Bailey Hutchison Must Resign

How crazy-stupid do you have to be to get up there on the podium and openly threaten Russia with a “preemptive” first strike? You don’t have to be Kay Bailey Hutchison, but it helps. Our “Ambassador” to NATO – as if NATO is an actual country rather than a supra-national parasite – claims that Moscow … Continue reading “Kay Bailey Hutchison Must Resign”