Key US Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme

When President Clinton dropped 23,000 bombs on what was left of Yugoslavia in 1999 and NATO invaded and occupied the Yugoslav province of Kosovo, U.S. officials presented the war to the American public as a "humanitarian intervention" to protect Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanian population from genocide at the hands of Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic. That … Continue reading “Key US Ally Indicted for Organ Trade Murder Scheme”

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts, and Broken Promises

On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, "We are ending the era of endless wars." That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the "endless" wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush or Barack Obama did in their first terms, … Continue reading “Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts, and Broken Promises”

Defund the Police? Let’s Defund the Military!

On June 1, President Trump threatened to deploy active-duty U.S. military forces against peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in cities across America. Trump and state governors eventually deployed at least 17,000 National Guard troops across the country. In the nation’s capital, Trump deployed nine Blackhawk assault helicopters, thousands of National Guard troops from six states … Continue reading “Defund the Police? Let’s Defund the Military!”

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump’s "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside … Continue reading “Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?”

Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars

As President Trump has complained, the U.S. does not win wars anymore. In fact, since 1945, the only 4 wars it has won were over the small neocolonial outposts of Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Americans across the political spectrum refer to the wars the US has launched since 2001 as "endless" or “unwinnable” wars. … Continue reading “Trump Must Choose Between a Global Ceasefire and America’s Long Lost Wars”

UN Ceasefire Defines War as a Non-Essential Activity

At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, war is a luxury that the Secretary General says we must manage without for a while. After U.S. leaders have told Americans for … Continue reading “UN Ceasefire Defines War as a Non-Essential Activity”

12 Ways the US Invasion of Iraq Lives On in Infamy

While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a US base near Baghdad on March 11, the US military carried out retaliatory strikes … Continue reading “12 Ways the US Invasion of Iraq Lives On in Infamy”

Afghan Troops Say Taliban Are Brothers and War Is ‘Not Really Our Fight.”

The world is waiting anxiously to see whether the U.S. and Afghan governments and the Taliban will agree to a one-week truce that could set the stage for a “permanent and comprehensive” ceasefire and a withdrawal of US and other foreign occupation forces from Afghanistan. Could the talks be for real this time, or will … Continue reading “Afghan Troops Say Taliban Are Brothers and War Is ‘Not Really Our Fight.””

The US Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran

Sixteen years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, most Americans understand that it was an illegal war based on lies about nonexistent"weapons of mass destruction." But our government is now threatening to drag us into a war on Iran with a nearly identical "big lie" about a nonexistent nuclear weapons program, based on politicized intelligence … Continue reading “The US Is Recycling Its Big Lie About Iraq To Target Iran”

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

It’s a new year, and the U.S. has found a new enemy – an Iraqi militia called Kata’ib Hezbollah. How tragically predictable was that? So who or what is Kata’ib Hezbollah? Why are US forces attacking it? And where will this lead? Kata’ib Hezbollah is one of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) that were recruited … Continue reading “A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq”