Trump Betrays Trumpism: Syria in the Crosshairs

President Donald Trump has launched an attack on a Syrian air base in retaliation for the alleged sarin gas attack supposedly carried out by Bashar al-Assad’s government on Islamist rebels in Idlib. The irony is this contradicts every statement he ever made about Syria in the presidential campaign. Furthermore, this attack takes place barely 72 … Continue reading “Trump Betrays Trumpism: Syria in the Crosshairs”

Boomerang: ‘Russia-gate’ Turns Into ‘Spy-gate’

It’s the Boomerang Effect – an investigation that exposes the investigators. That’s what we’re witnessing as the “Russia-gate” probe reveals that the real evildoers at the heart of this ginned-up brouhaha are those who accused President Trump of “treason.” Now we know the real treason — to the Constitution — is that committed by members … Continue reading “Boomerang: ‘Russia-gate’ Turns Into ‘Spy-gate’”

Are We Headed for a Replay of World War I?

Today [Sunday] marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s message to Congress asking for a declaration of war against the Central Powers. Thus the Great War began – a conflict that destroyed European civilization and set the stage for the rise of Bolshevism, Nazism, and the death of millions in World War II. Wilson was … Continue reading “Are We Headed for a Replay of World War I?”

A Cyber-Gulf of Tonkin

The “cyber-security” firm that everyone is depending on to make the case for Russia’s alleged “hacking” of the 2016 presidential election, CrowdStrike, has just retracted a key component of its analysis – but the “mainstream” media continues to chug along, ignoring any facts that contradict their preferred narrative. As Voice of America – hardly an … Continue reading “A Cyber-Gulf of Tonkin”

Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us

They said the election of Donald Trump would usher in an era of political repression in which the First Amendment would come under attack – and they were right, although not in the way they meant it: “Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation … Continue reading “Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us”

Adam Schiff: Grifter, Racketeer, Warmonger

The House Intelligence Committee’s reenactment of the McCarthy hearings dramatized Marx’s famous aphorism that history repeats itself, “the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.” The only thing this circus was lacking was ringmaster Rep. Adam Schiff (D-California”) rising to declares that “I have in my hands a list!” War was on the minds … Continue reading “Adam Schiff: Grifter, Racketeer, Warmonger”

McCain and Montenegro: The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory

Just in case you thought the conspiracy theory that Russia secretly controls the US government is exclusively an affliction affecting the Democratic party, Sen. John McCain’s recent performance on the floor of the US Senate should disabuse you of this optimistic notion. Responding to Sen. Rand Paul’s blocking of a vote in favor of the … Continue reading “McCain and Montenegro: The Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory”