The Ukrainian Influence Peddling Rings – A Microcosm of How Imperial Washington Rolls

Last night we heard some knucklehead on the War Channel (CNN) braying about Ukraine as a vitally important "ally and strategic partner". The implication, of course, was that the Donald’s attempted squeeze play on its new President was dangerously undermining national security. What unadulterated tommyrot! The safety and security of the American homeland has absolutely … Continue reading “The Ukrainian Influence Peddling Rings – A Microcosm of How Imperial Washington Rolls”

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and It’s Feeding the Anti-POTUS Mob

The prepared statement of the latest UkraineGate whistle-blower is well worth the read. It tells you all you need to know about why the Deep State apparatchiks are coming out of the woodwork in a massive assault on America’s duly elected president. They are deathly afraid Trump will begin to dismantle a far-flung Empire which … Continue reading “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and It’s Feeding the Anti-POTUS Mob”

Up In Smoke: The Neocon Assault on Syria Is Finally Over

By a vote of 354-60 last week the U.S. House of Representative proved that Imperial Washington is addicted to war, and that the level of ignorance, bellicosity and mendacity among the people’s representative has reach appalling heights. Having never voted for Washington’s pointless, illegal and destructive fomenting of Syria’s calamitous civil war in the first … Continue reading “Up In Smoke: The Neocon Assault on Syria Is Finally Over”

Wake-Up Call On The Syrian Border: Time To End Washington’s Feckless Regime Change Policy and NATO, Too

Syria has been turned into the most wretched of neighborhoods on the planet by Washington’s neocons and liberal interventionists. From its pre-2011 population of 23 million, more than 6.7 million have fled to countries such as Lebanon (1 million), Jordan (700,000), Turkey (3.6 million), Europe and elsewhere. At the same time, more than 6.5 million … Continue reading “Wake-Up Call On The Syrian Border: Time To End Washington’s Feckless Regime Change Policy and NATO, Too”

Bravo Donald! A War Washington Might Finally Leave

Just when you think the Donald has lost his marbles completely, he pulls a rabbit of rationality out of the hat of Imperial Washington’s Forever Wars madness. We are referring, of course, to his sensible decision to decline the opportunity to put American soldiers in harms’ way in an impending showdown between Turks and Kurds … Continue reading “Bravo Donald! A War Washington Might Finally Leave”

Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First

American democracy and capitalist prosperity are dying on the vine of Empire. And this weekend’s drone attack on the largest oil processing facility on the planet is a graphic case of why. So is the related picture below. The scene is of Yemenis burying a busload of children who were obliterated by American-made bombs delivered … Continue reading “Locked and Loaded on Behalf of Empire First”

Not Mueller Time – At Last!

At his wrap-up press conference in May, Robert Mueller sternly underscored what he called "the central allegation" of the two-year Russia probe. Namely, that the Russian government engaged in "multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election, and that allegation deserves the attention of every American." Today’s gong show on Capitol Hill presented him with … Continue reading “Not Mueller Time – At Last!”

Trump’s Salute: Apotheosis of the Warfare State

Granted. The Donald skipped American history class – along with much else that even modestly educated people still recall. But owing to his late life conversion to flag-hugging patriotism you would think he might have taken time to actually read the Declaration of Independence. Obviously not. We have scoured its 1334 words, and our recollection … Continue reading “Trump’s Salute: Apotheosis of the Warfare State”

The Donald’s Latest Iranian Caper – Sh*t-Faced Stupidity

This is just wanton shit-faced stupidity. We are referring to the Trump Administration’s escalation of sanctions on Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and its foreign minister, and then the Donald’s tweet-storm of bluster, threats and implicit redlines when they didn’t take too kindly to this latest act of aggression by Washington. That last point can’t be emphasized … Continue reading “The Donald’s Latest Iranian Caper – Sh*t-Faced Stupidity”

America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald’s Deplorable Aggression Against Iran

In the present era of 24/7 "breaking news", the journalistic information intermediated by the internet and the cable networks has largely been reduced to noise, devoid of signal. Or at least any historical context beyond the here and now. The currently threatened escalation of Washington’s economic war on Iran into an actual shooting war is … Continue reading “America Last: The Real Meaning of the Donald’s Deplorable Aggression Against Iran”