Secretary of State Blinken Throws Down the Gauntlet to China and Russia… Again

America began a new week with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. One might forgive a traveler from another land or time forming the impression that almost all U.S. television news, cable and network alike, consisted of different channels of Voice of the White House. (Or the … Continue reading “Secretary of State Blinken Throws Down the Gauntlet to China and Russia… Again”

Push Saudi Arabia To End the Assault on Yemen

More than six years ago Saudi Arabia attacked Yemen. The goal was to reinstall a friendly president to do Riyadh’s bidding. The royal regime assumed the campaign would be over in six weeks. Yet again the gods punished hubris and made the vainglorious pay a terrible price. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was merely the … Continue reading “Push Saudi Arabia To End the Assault on Yemen”

Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with missiles to hit Chinese ships in a US-China conflict. So they initiated an aggressive campaign to lobby … Continue reading “Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy”

Hunting in Yemen: The War Must End

Since March 29th, in Washington, D.C., Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a hunger strike to demand an end to the war in Yemen. She is joined by five others from her group, The Yemeni Liberation Movement. The hunger strikers point out that enforcement of the Saudi Coalition led blockade relies substantially on U.S. … Continue reading “Hunting in Yemen: The War Must End”

It Began With Twelve, How Will It End? – Mozambique: AFRICOM’s Newest Adventure

White faces in fatigues – I’m sure that’s just what most Mozambicans were hoping to see upon their shores. After all, it certainly isn’t the first time. Ever since the Portuguese started planting trading posts and forts on what was known as the Swahili Coast around the year 1500, an arrival of armed whites has never … Continue reading “It Began With Twelve, How Will It End? – Mozambique: AFRICOM’s Newest Adventure”

The Cold War, Rebooted and Rebranded

Originally posted at TomDispatch. When it comes to future conflicts or present-day war games, they have all the advantages and we have none! Or as Eric Edelman, a former undersecretary of defense for policy, told CNN recently, “Russia and China are playing a home game, we are playing an away game.” And mind you, we’re … Continue reading “The Cold War, Rebooted and Rebranded”

The US War on Drugs Is Driving the Displacement Crisis

We are torn by images of unaccompanied minors and overcrowded facilities at our southern border, but few in the United States are asking why so many Central American families are so desperate to escape their own countries that they are willing to risk everything – including family separation. These migrants are not fleeing some Act … Continue reading “The US War on Drugs Is Driving the Displacement Crisis”