A Ceasefire Is a Good Thing

The US negotiated a five-day ceasefire between Turkey and Kurds in Syria last week which has, for the most part, held up through four days. This is very positive and encouraging news for the people of that region, and for those of us who feel partially responsible for the disaster in Syria. But since both … Continue reading “A Ceasefire Is a Good Thing”

Did the US Cause the Blackout in Venezuela?

As all U.S. diplomats were ordered home from Venezuela, about 70% of Venezuelans have been without electricity and water since last Thursday evening. As of Monday the blackout had killed 21 people (including 6 babies), according to opposition leaders . Reuters reported that according to witnesses and social media, some of the country had power … Continue reading “Did the US Cause the Blackout in Venezuela?”

A Bad Couple Weeks for Venezuelan Coup-Plotters

The past couple weeks have not gone as planned for the U.S. and Juan Guaido in their attempt to overthrow Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. The manufactured clash on Feb. 23 for ‘humanitarian aid’ on the border of Venezuela and Colombia was designed to be a victory for the coup-leading opposition leader Guaido and his American … Continue reading “A Bad Couple Weeks for Venezuelan Coup-Plotters”

Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries

US president Donald Trump sounded sincere when he described how he felt after seeing pictures of "beautiful little babies" allegedly killed by a Syrian government chemical weapons attack on April 4. “These heinous actions by the Assad regime cannot be tolerated," said Trump, and hours later, the US launched nearly 60 tomahawk missiles in response … Continue reading “Trump Has Killed Beautiful Babies in Four Countries”

Who Is Khalifa Hifter?

In 1991, the New York Times reported that 350 exiled "Libyan soldiers were trained by American intelligence officials in sabotage and other guerrilla skills. The plan to use the exiles fit neatly into the Reagan Administration’s eagerness to topple Colonel [Muammar] Qaddafi." Former Libyan General Khalifa Hifter was the leader of that group, the Libyan … Continue reading “Who Is Khalifa Hifter?”

Bernie Hysteria and Liberal Hypocrisy

The primary purpose of this article isn’t to make any of Bernie Sanders’ Democratic or Republican competition look comparatively good – regardless of who’s elected the next president of the United States, the builders of the American Empire, particularly weapon manufacturers, will be happy. The intent of this piece is to call out Democrats, liberals … Continue reading “Bernie Hysteria and Liberal Hypocrisy”

Bernie, War, and the Empire’s Pie

As candidates prepare for Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, it will be interesting to see how Bernie Sanders continues the ruse of promoting himself as a peace candidate.  It will be even more interesting to see if Sanders supporters continue to give him a free pass on foreign policy issues simply because they align … Continue reading “Bernie, War, and the Empire’s Pie”

Saudi Atrocities Go Unnoticed

In December 2011, the United States sold $30 billion worth of weapons to the monarchy of Saudi Arabia. Included in the sale were 84 F-15 fighter jets, which are now “at the core” of the Saudi war in Yemen. This fact, and numerous others about the Kingdom have received scant attention from proponents of the … Continue reading “Saudi Atrocities Go Unnoticed”

US Announces Support of Neo-Nazis

Pentagon officials confirmed last week that US troops will deploy to Ukraine in the spring to help build the Ukrainian National Guard. In addition to sending US troops, Washington has already sent heavy military equipment and has earmarked $19 million for Ukrainian forces. In its announcement, the Pentagon failed to mention that the Ukrainian National … Continue reading “US Announces Support of Neo-Nazis”

Thank You, President Obama. Love, Israel

Dear President Obama, We must confess, when you became President, some of us were a little worried that America’s "special relationship" with Israel would come to an end. We were concerned that the United States would no longer provide money, weapons, and most importantly, diplomatic cover to Israel. After all, Jimmy Carter – a former … Continue reading “Thank You, President Obama. Love, Israel”