It’s easy to be confused about what’s happening between the U.S. and Iran. On July 10, President Trump again accused Iran of violating the Obama-era nuclear deal, in a tweet that he concluded by promising to increase US sanctions “substantially.” Similarly, headlines – such as a recent New York Times article that originally proclaimed, “With … Continue reading “Iran’s Not the Aggressor – The US Is”
Originally posted at TomDispatch. Congratulations to us! Talk about the art of the deal! Whether we know it or not, in the wake of those presidential Fourth of July festivities on the Washington Mall (“the biggest ever fireworks”), we’re all Saudis now. And here’s the good news: it only cost the Pentagon $1.2 million extra … Continue reading “Eisenhower’s Worst Nightmare”
Friday’s surprising report that Robert Mueller had successfully sought an extra week to prepare for his House testimony on Russiagate (now set for July 24) must have come as scary news to those of his fans who can put two and two together. Over the past few weeks, it has become clearer that each of … Continue reading “Mueller, Dems Scramble as Russiagate Falls Apart”
A Turkish soldier was killed in a bombing.
What if George Soros and Charles Koch teamed up to do a thing? Sounds pretty scary so far. What if the project was to build a new antiwar think tank in Washington with the financial backing to make a serious mark? Does that sound even scarier? It shouldn’t. The reasons why are Trita Parsi, Andrew … Continue reading “2¾ Cheers for the New Quincy Institute”
Several bombs exploded in Baghad.
As we remember Justin Raimondo, we present a piece based on a speech he gave to the Palestine Center conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2003. How is it that U.S. policy in the Middle East has essentially nothing to do with vital American interests? How is it that, … Continue reading “Israel’s Amen Corner”
It is undoubtedly my favorite part of every wedding. That awkward, but strangely forthright moment when the preacher asks the crowd for any objections to the couple’s marriage. No one ever objects, of course, but it’s still a raw, if tense, moment. I just love it. I suppose we had that ubiquitous ritual in mind … Continue reading “What Was It All for For: Vets Have Finally Turned on America’s Endless Wars”
Mainstream news coverage of foreign government influence on U.S. elections has been extensive since allegations first surfaced about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. According to a new poll, a solid 60.0% majority of Americans now believe Russia is the single top meddler in US elections, followed by China (16.4%) and the United Kingdom … Continue reading “Only 5.7% of Americans Say Israel Is the Top Meddler in US Elections”
Airstrikes targeting ISIS in remoted parts of Nineveh province were successful.