Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside … Continue reading “Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?”

SIGAR: The Boys Who Cry About Actual Wolves

Washingtonian elites have lived out the inverse of the popular Aesop’s Fable since at least 2008. That pivotal year – when power passed from buffoonish Emperor Bush to polite Emperor Obama – Congress formed the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to "provide independent and objective oversight of Afghanistan reconstruction projects and activities." And, … Continue reading “SIGAR: The Boys Who Cry About Actual Wolves”

Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo

This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. "The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and … Continue reading “Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo”

The US Has a Long History of Weaponizing Aid to Other Countries

Reprinted from Truthout with permission. The spread of the coronavirus will not save Iran from sanctions, the U.S. cried. “Our policy of maximum pressure on the regime continues,” US Special Representative for Iranian Affairs Brian Hook said, as the State Department added more sanctions on Iran, one of the countries worst hit by the pandemic. … Continue reading “The US Has a Long History of Weaponizing Aid to Other Countries”

Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family

Israeli media and Zionist apologists everywhere are busy whitewashing Israel’s globally-tattered image using the rare indictment of an Israeli terrorist, Amiram Ben Uliel, who was recently convicted for murdering the Palestinian Dawabsheh family, including an 18-month-old toddler in the town of Duma, south of Nablus. The conviction of Ben Uliel by an Israeli three-judge court … Continue reading “Why Does Israel Celebrate Its Terrorists: Ben Uliel and the Murder of the Dawabsheh Family”

The End of War As We Know It?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Consider it strange. The U.S. has been fighting in Somalia on and off (mostly on) since the early 1990s. (Who, of a certain age, doesn’t remember the "Black Hawk Down" fiasco?) Almost 30 years later, at a time when the U.N. secretary-general, supported by dozens of countries, has reasonably enough called … Continue reading “The End of War As We Know It?”

Trump Wants To Make the New Cold War Hot Before It Even Gets Cold

After nearly 30 years without nuclear test explosions by the United States, the Trump administration is flirting, in 2020, with resuming explosive tests. This follows on the heels of China’s new security bill on Hong Kong and the flurry of Congressional and executive attempts to accelerate our entry into such a pointless conflict, and it’s … Continue reading “Trump Wants To Make the New Cold War Hot Before It Even Gets Cold”

US Interference Gives Beijing Cover To Tighten Its Grip on Hong Kong

One of the more dangerous symptoms of the Covid-19 pandemic is the ever-increasing tensions between Washington and Beijing. The relationship could be the worst it’s been since President Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972. This new Cold War is being played out in many theaters, including Hong Kong, which has served as a stage … Continue reading “US Interference Gives Beijing Cover To Tighten Its Grip on Hong Kong”