Why Is AP Still Protecting the Source Behind its False Russia-Bombed-Poland Story?

On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that a “senior U.S. intelligence official says Russian missiles crossed into NATO member Poland, killing two people.” This story ripped through big media outlets which blared “BREAKING NEWS” – see from CBS: It tore through Twitter. There would be a series of followups, see how the story morphed on … Continue reading “Why Is AP Still Protecting the Source Behind its False Russia-Bombed-Poland Story?”

Signs of Diplomacy in Ukraine? Finding a Faint Pulse.

As the intense combat and missile strikes show, peace is still a distant hope in Ukraine. But, for the first time in a long time, a faint diplomatic pulse has been found. In early November, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and privately pushed him to "signal an openness to … Continue reading “Signs of Diplomacy in Ukraine? Finding a Faint Pulse.”

The FBI and Zero-Click

During the Trump administration, the FBI paid $5 million to an Israeli software company for a license to use its "zero-click" surveillance software called Pegasus. Zero-click refers to software that can download the contents of a target’s computer or mobile device without the need for tricking the target into clicking on it. The FBI operated … Continue reading “The FBI and Zero-Click”

Is this the Time for Peace?

For months, the US refused to hold any diplomatic talks with Russia. Then, suddenly, on November 6, it was revealed that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan "has been in contact with Yuri Ushakov, a foreign-policy adviser to Mr. Putin" and with Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev. Sullivan then went to Kiev for talks with … Continue reading “Is this the Time for Peace?”

Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia

If the powerful leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Jack Reed (D) and Jim Inhofe (R), have their way, Congress will soon invoke wartime emergency powers to build up even greater stockpiles of Pentagon weapons. The amendment is supposedly designed to facilitate replenishing the weapons the United States has sent to Ukraine, but … Continue reading “Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia”

Checking In On China-Russia Relations

Xi Xinping and Vladimir Putin have said that their "relationship even exceeds an alliance in its closeness and effectiveness." They have said that the "friendship between the two States has no limits" and that it is "a relationship that probably cannot be compared with anything in the world." But China has seemed very restrained in … Continue reading “Checking In On China-Russia Relations”

WaPo Neocon Josh Rogin: Republicans Responsible for Ukraine Loss

Every time a neocon/warmonger policy produces a disaster – and they always do – the neocon authors of said policy begin canvassing for someone, anyone but them, to blame. So it was with Vietnam, which they are still fighting. It wasn’t that it was an idiotic idea to kill a million Vietnamese civilians in the … Continue readingWaPo Neocon Josh Rogin: Republicans Responsible for Ukraine Loss”