Why the Empire Never Sleeps: War Finance Made Easy, Part 3

Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Woodrow Wilson’s Folly gave rise to more than the 1,000 year flood of Nazi and Soviet totalitarianism and their state orchestrated campaigns of mass murder. It also opened the door to massive, cheap war finance. And that baleful innovation has sustained the Empire long after Hitler and Stalin met … Continue reading “Why the Empire Never Sleeps: War Finance Made Easy, Part 3”

The Korean Massacre the US Needs To Apologize For

Singapore has been chosen to host the unlikely summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early June. The choice for the summit venue went against Trump’s preference for the meeting to take place at the Peace House in Panmunjeom, where the world had been captivated just weeks before by … Continue reading “The Korean Massacre the US Needs To Apologize For”

A Trump Doctrine for Singapore and Beyond

After Pyongyang railed this week that the U.S.-South Korean Max Thunder military drills were a rehearsal for an invasion of the North, and imperiled the Singapore summit, the Pentagon dialed them back. The B-52 exercises alongside F-22 stealth fighters were canceled. But Pyongyang had other objections. Sunday, NSC adviser John Bolton spoke of a "Libyan … Continue reading “A Trump Doctrine for Singapore and Beyond”

Unwarranted Hysteria: The Iranian Threat Is Inflated and Regional War Would Be a Disaster

"The declared policy of the United States should be the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime in Tehran. The behavior and the objectives of the [Iranian] regime are not going to change and, therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself. And that’s why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!" ~ National … Continue reading “Unwarranted Hysteria: The Iranian Threat Is Inflated and Regional War Would Be a Disaster”

The Korea Story: Why Is the Media Getting It So Wrong?

As news of the statement by the North Korean vice minister for foreign affairs Kim Kye Gwan spread, the usual suspects could hardly contain their glee: Trump’s vaunted Korean peace initiative had been a fraud all along! The summit was off! The North Koreans had been faking it, and Mr. Art of the Deal had … Continue reading “The Korea Story: Why Is the Media Getting It So Wrong?”

West’s Failure to Act Will Be Cause of the Next Gaza Massacre

The contrasting images coming out of Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories on Monday could not have been starker – or more disturbing. Faced with protests at the perimeter fence in Gaza, Israeli snipers killed dozens of unarmed Palestinians and wounded more than 2,000 others, including children, women, journalists and paramedics, in a hail of … Continue reading “West’s Failure to Act Will Be Cause of the Next Gaza Massacre”