Obama Intensifies Wars and Threats

The Obama Administration is expanding its military power and threats against Russia and China as well as increasing its war efforts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria while preparing to restart Washington’s old war in Libya. Most of this has been revealed in the first six weeks of the 2016 election year and President Barack Obama’s … Continue reading “Obama Intensifies Wars and Threats”

Obama Readies To Fight in Libya, Again

Nearly five years after the U.S., Britain and France launched a bombing campaign against the Libyan government to bring about regime change, these same countries are contemplating a resumption of the war they thought was won when rebel forces they supported grotesquely tortured to death the country’s leader, Col. Muammar Gaddafi. The result today in … Continue reading “Obama Readies To Fight in Libya, Again”

Will the Middle East Crisis Worsen in the New Year?

Washington’s extensive military maneuvers in the Middle East since Sept. 11, 2001, have largely failed, creating far worse calamities at great cost to the people and countries of the region – and there is little reason to suspect this will change for the better in New Year 2016. Actually, it could get much worse despite … Continue reading “Will the Middle East Crisis Worsen in the New Year?”

Obama in the Middle East: From Bad to Worse

President Obama’s post-election promise of a "new dawn of American leadership" began in earnest five months into his first term with an important speech in Cairo June 4, 2009, appropriately titled, "A New Beginning." He started his oration by remarking "We meet at a time of great tension between the United States and Muslims around … Continue reading “Obama in the Middle East: From Bad to Worse”

Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us

A quarter century after the Cold War ended, the people of the world are now entering a dangerous era of improved and more accurate nuclear weapons and faster, more precise delivery systems at a time of growing antagonism between Washington and Moscow and potential antipathy between the U.S. and China. All nine nuclear countries are … Continue reading “Bury the Bomb Before It Buries Us”

Why the US Wants To Stay In Afghanistan

The U.S. is supposed to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by the end of this new year. But despite public opinion polls to the contrary, President Obama is seeking to leave several thousand Special Forces troops, military trainers, CIA personnel, "contractors" and surveillance listening posts for 10 more years in Afghanistan until the end … Continue reading “Why the US Wants To Stay In Afghanistan”

US, Syria, Iran: What Just Happened?

In the last month, the U. S. government has reversed course on its intention to attack Syria, and conveyed the impression that it wants to mitigate Washington’s long-term hostility toward Iran. Is a new era of peace and friendship emanating from the Obama Administration? Or is it, perhaps, a move to both spare President Obama … Continue reading “US, Syria, Iran: What Just Happened?”

Afghanistan War May End By 2024 … Maybe

Hamid Karzai has let the Pentagon’s cat out of the bag — to the displeasure of the Obama Administration. The Afghan president revealed inside information about President Obama’s war plans after all U.S. “combat troops” completely withdraw in 17 months at the end of 2014. As was known in recent years, the Obama Administration actually … Continue reading “Afghanistan War May End By 2024 … Maybe”

Behind the US-North Korean Bluster

What’s happening between the U.S. and North Korea to produce such headlines in recent days as “Korean Tensions Escalate,” and “North Korea Threatens U.S.”? The New York Times reported, “This week, North Korea’s young leader, Kim Jung-un, ordered his underlings to prepare for a missile attack on the United States. He appeared at a command … Continue reading “Behind the US-North Korean Bluster”

Obama and Romney Are the Same on Imperial Grand Strategy

Despite the sharp charges and counter-charges about foreign policy there are no important differences on such matters between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. The back and forth between the candidates on international issues is largely about appearance not substance. The Washington Post noted on Sept. 26 that the two candidates “made clear this … Continue reading “Obama and Romney Are the Same on Imperial Grand Strategy”