Last week the US and its allies were busy. Both the G7, an exclusive club for Western industrialized states, and NATO, whose 30 members include military midgets like Montenegro, met in Europe. Both gatherings included ostentatious promises of continuing robust military support for Ukraine. Indeed, taken at their word, there is nothing America and Europe … Continue reading “The Russo-Ukrainian War Continues to Kill, Maim, and Destroy: Is the Biden Administration Fueling the Conflict?”
Human rights advocates on Monday derided the Biden administration’s assertion that Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was “likely” – but unintentionally – killed by an Israeli soldier, with one group accusing the US State Department of complicity in a “whitewash” of the reporter’s death. In a statement released on the July 4 holiday, US State … Continue reading “‘Organized Whitewash’: US Claims Israeli Military’s Murder of Journalist Not Intentional”
The US has had an illegal military presence in Syria for at least the last seven years, and U.S. forces continue to operate in and above Syria without legal authorization. There is no discernible US security interest in keeping troops at the Tanf base in southeastern Syria, but the Biden administration has not removed them … Continue reading “Get Out of Syria”
Another six were wounded.
It’s easy to see why, according to a new Harris poll, 71 percent of Americans said they do not want Joe Biden to run for re-election. As Americans face record gas prices and the highest inflation in 40 years, President Biden admits he could not care less. His Administration is committed to fight a proxy … Continue reading “Foreign Policy Fail: Biden’s Sanctions Are a Windfall For Russia!”
Only weeks before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Chinese President XI Jinping said that the relationship between Russia and China "even exceeds an alliance in its closeness and effectiveness." And yet, since the Russian invasion, China has seemed remarkably quiet and restrained. Has the relationship proven to be a paper relationship whose words are stronger … Continue reading “The State of Russia-China Relations”
Russia and Ukraine are at war, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have spent more than seven years attempting to subject Yemen, Syria continues to smolder, and Iraq remains a sectarian powder keg. The US is deeply involved militarily in all these conflicts. Yet worse could come. China is threatening Taiwan, which enjoys an informal … Continue reading “What if Washington Can’t Attract the Men (and Women) Necessary To Police the Globe?”
Another nine were wounded as well.
One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing. Ignorance might be bliss, arguably in some situations, but … Continue reading “‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia Ukraine War”
A couple of years ago, I was corresponding with Daniel Ellsberg, the elder statesman of whistleblowers and the author of The Doomsday Machine. I had never had the pleasure of talking to him before, so I introduced myself as a columnist at Antiwar.com. He told me that Antiwar.com is his "go-to site every morning!" The … Continue reading “Antiwar.com: Now More Than Ever”