Friday, July 3, 2015(15 comments)
The Pentagon's "2015 Strategy" For Ruling the World
No country wants to fight the United States, but the United States wants to fight them. And the US feels it's justified in launching a war against these countries because, well, because they either control vast resources, have huge industrial capacity, occupy an area of the world that interests the US geopolitically, or because they simply want to maintain their own sovereign independence which, of course, is a crime.
Monday, June 29, 2015(22 comments)
Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam ... Again
Washington destroys everything it touches with its wrecking ball foreign policy; Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria. Now it's destroyed Ukraine. Who'll be next? Putin has done us all a favor by throwing a wrench in Washington's plans and helping to bring the era of imperial overreach to a swift and merciful end. We all owe him a debt of gratitude.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015(2 comments)
The People's Republic of China (PRC) is still committed to "peaceful development." US antagonism is just one of the many hurtles that China will have to overcome to actualize its plan for integrating the Eurasian landmass into the world's largest and most prosperous trading bloc.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015(6 comments)
Seven Days in May?
The objective of the current policy -- to inflict maximum punishment on China without actually triggering a nuclear war. It's a tightrope act that Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter feels he can manage judging by the way he has gradually increased the pressure on China and then watched to see what the reaction is.
Monday, June 8, 2015(2 comments)
The Skirmish in the Spratlys: Beating Uncle Sam at His Own Game
The United States does not want a war with China. What Washington wants is to be the dominant player in this century's most promising and prosperous market, Asia. But China's meteoric growth has put Washington's plan at risk, which is why Obama is wheeling out the heavy artillery.
Sunday, May 31, 2015(2 comments)
Pivot Insanity: Why is Obama Goading China?
The so called pivot is Washington's "top priority," which means that China's unprecedented ascendency must be slowed and its regional influence curtailed. US powerbrokers know that bullying China involves significant risks for themselves and the world. Even so, they have decided to pursue this new policy and force a confrontation.
Saturday, May 9, 2015(1 comments)
The Final Push -- Splitting Up Iraq
The areas now controlled by the Kurds, the Sunnis and the Shia are very close to those projected by Yinon suggesting that the ISIS invasion was part of a broader plan from the very beginning. That's not to say that ISIS leaders take orders directly from Langley or the Pentagon. No. It merely implies that Washington uses the marauding horde for their own purposes.
Saturday, May 2, 2015(8 comments)
If You're Black in America, the Rules are Different
If you're black in America, the rules are just different. Everyone knows that. Just like everyone knows that if you're an unarmed black man who gets shot seven times running away from a cop for "making eye contact," well, guess what: You just died of "natural causes" dude, because that's how it's going to read in the papers the next day. So deal with it.
Friday, May 1, 2015(21 comments)
Obama's "No Growth, No Jobs, No Recovery" Economy Gives Up The Ghost
When workers are unemployed they don't spend, activity drops, and the economy tanks. It's that simple. Today's data just confirms what most people already know, that the economy stinks and that they're being ripped off by a voracious oligarchy that's stacked the deck in their favor.
Monday, April 27, 2015(2 comments)
Why Obama Wants to Lift Sanctions on Iran
This is why Obama wants to ease sanctions; it's because he needs to find an alternate source of gas for Europe while he prosecutes his war on Russia. Defeating Russia has become Washington's top strategic priority. The United States is willing to risk everything -- even nuclear war -- to maintain its stranglehold on global power and to extend its hegemony into the next century.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015(4 comments)
America's Start is Setting Another Idiotic Plan to Hurt Russia
IAEA inspectors have yet to find any indication that Iran has -- or ever had -- a nuclear weapons program." The inspectors were on the ground for three freaking years. They interviewed everyone and went wherever they wanted. They searched every cave and hideaway, every nook and cranny, and they found nothing. Get it? No nukes, not now, not ever. Period.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015(1 comments)
Saudis Face Defeat in Yemen and Instability at Home
Neither the United States nor Saudi Arabia have any right to interfere in Yemen's internal affairs or to install their own political puppets to head the government. That is the right of the Yemeni people. And while the current process of regime change might be messy and violent, the Houthi rebels better represent the interests of the indigenous population than anyone in Riyadh or Washington.
Thursday, March 19, 2015(3 comments)
Washington's War on Russia
The United States cannot allow Russia reap the benefits of its own vast resources. Oh, no. It has to be chastised, it has to be bullied, it has to be sanctioned, isolated, threatened and intimidated. That's how the system really works. The free market stuff is just horsecrap for the sheeple. Russia is going to have to deal with chaotic, fratricidal wars on its borders and color-coded regime change turbulence in its capital.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015(8 comments)
Splitting the Atlantic Alliance -- NATO Lies and Provocations
Europe's security requirements cannot be met by a belligerent, warmongering US-controlled entity that acts solely in Washington's interests. At present, NATO gets 75% of its funding from the US, which is why the alliance is less interested in peacemaking and security than it is in internationalizing its imperial war of aggression across the planet.
Friday, March 6, 2015(33 comments)
Get Vlad! ... How Putin Blocked the U.S. Pivot to Asia
Putin appears to be a decent person who has made great strides in restoring Russia's economy after it was looted by agents of the US following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He has lifted living standards, increased pensions, reduced poverty, and improved education and health care which is why his public approval ratings are currently hovering at an eye-watering 86 percent.
Saturday, February 28, 2015(1 comments)
Showdown in Athens
Varoufakis either doesn't understand what he signed or thinks he can implement his own plan without too much interference from the Eurogroup. Either way, there's probably going to be a confrontation given the vast disparity in the way the agreement is being interpreted. He will not have a four-month grace period to experiment with his pro-growth, anti-austerity economic policies. He'll be expected to toe the line from Day 1.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015(1 comments)
Varoufakis Keeps Greece in the Eurozone, by its Fingernails
If a deal hadn't been struck on Friday, the ECB would have pulled the plug on its liquidity assistance program and blown the whole system to kingdom come. That's how the Eurocrats planned to say goodbye to their long-struggling member, Greece, by giving them a sharp jolt to the groin before razing their economy to the ground. That tells you everything you need to know about the Eurogroup.
Thursday, February 19, 2015(8 comments)
Ironman Varoufakis's Revolutionary Plan for Europe (Don't Tell Anyone in Berlin)
The freaking Eurogroup tried to pull the old switcheroo on Varoufakis to get him to sign something that was different than the original. Can you believe it? And it's only because Varoufakis studiously combed through the new memo that he was able to notice the discrepancy and jam on the brakes. As it happens, the final copy was just a rehash of the same agreement that Varoufakis has rejected from the onset.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015(6 comments)
Crunch Time in Minsk: Will the German Chancellor Bring Peace to Ukraine?
Merkel must see the danger or she wouldn't have rushed off to Moscow last Friday. But seeing isn't enough. Something has to be done. What's she going to do about it? Will she use her influence to muscle through a peace deal that will keep events from spinning out of control or will she sit on her hands and let the opportunity pass her by?
Friday, February 6, 2015(1 comments)
The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine
The heavy losses sustained by Ukraine's inexperienced army and the terrible suffering of the civilians in Lugansk and Donetsk are of no interest to US war-planners. Their job is to make sure that peace is avoided at all cost because peace would derail US plans to pivot to Asia and remain the world's only superpower.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015(26 comments)
Is Putin Creating a New World Order? ... Oil Price Blowback
Washington's plan to push down oil prices (to hurt the Russian economy) might have made sense on a short-term basis (to shock Putin into submission) but as a long-term strategy, it's nuts. And what's even crazier, is that Obama has decided to double-down on the same wacky plan even though Putin hasn't given an inch.
Monday, December 29, 2014 Irreversible Decline?
As always, Putin takes the most moderate position, that is, that Washington and the Saudis may be in cahoots, but that droopy prices might simply be a sign of over-supply and weakening demand. In other words, there could be a plot, but then again, maybe not. Putin is a man who avoids passing judgment without sufficient evidence.
Friday, December 19, 2014(34 comments)
Barbarossa 2 -- Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin's Defense
the media has pinned the blame for Tuesday's ruble fiasco on Putin who, of course, has nothing to do with monetary policy. That said, the ruble rout helps to draw attention to the fact that Moscow is clearly losing its war with the US and needs to radically adjust its approach if it hopes to succeed. First of all, Putin might be a great chess player, but he's got a lot to learn about finance.
Friday, December 5, 2014(9 comments)
Talking Turkey: Putin Gobsmacks Obama and Euro-Leaders with Surprise Gas Deal
Let's face it, Putin has really knocked it out of the park this time. Team Obama is clearly out of its league and has no idea of what's going on. If Turkey turns eastward and joins the growing Russian bloc, US policymakers are going to have to scrap the better part of their strategic plans for the coming century and go back to Square 1. What a headache.
Monday, December 1, 2014(13 comments)
Ukraine War Driven by Gas-Dollar Link -- Defending Dollar Imperialism
Now Obama is completely surrounded by rabid warmongering imbeciles, all of whom ascribe to the same fairy tale that the US is going to dust-off Russia, remove Assad, redraw the map of the Middle East, control the flow of gas and oil from the ME to markets in the EU, and establish myriad beachheads across Asia where they can keep a tight grip on China's growth.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014(8 comments)
Does the Name "Strauss-Kahn" Ring a Bell? -- Trotsky at the IMF
What's so disingenuous about the IMF's apology, is that the bank knew exactly what the effects of its policy would be, but stuck with its recommendations to reward its constituents. That's what really happened. The only reason it's trying to distance itself from those decisions now, is to make the public think it was all just a big mistake.
Saturday, November 22, 2014(14 comments)
Vox Populi: Readers Comments Show anti-Putin Propaganda Not Working
There's a reason why, according to Gallup, Trust in Media (is at an) All-Time Low. It's because the corporate media is the most perfidious, double-dealing, hypocritical institution in the country today. That's why the anti-Putin propaganda has fallen on deaf ears. It's because most people know you can't believe anything you read in the news.
Saturday, November 15, 2014(2 comments)
It's No Accident -- Afghan Opium Production Hits All-Time High
Afghanistan presently produces 80 percent of the world's heroin which provides billions of dollars in illicit profits for the powerful drug Mafia. Heroin trafficking and production have flourished under US military occupation and transformed Afghanistan into a dysfunctional narco-colony.
Saturday, November 8, 2014(12 comments)
President Flim-Flam Leads Dems to Midterm Massacre
Among young voters (aged 18-29) only 13 percent cast ballots on Tuesday. There's your ringing endorsement of capitalism in one dazzling data-point: 13 freaking percent. That's a system that has out-lived its shelf-life if you ask me. The system is broken. Deal with it. Organize. Grab a pitchfork. Do something!
Thursday, October 30, 2014(1 comments)
Risky Business: "Easy Money" Mel Watt Loosens Lending on Mortgages
Regulations are bad because regulations stipulate that loans must be of a certain quality, which reduces the volume of loans and shrinks profits. Therefore, the banks must use their money to hand-pick their own regulators and ferociously lobby against any rules that limit their ability to issue credit to anyone who can fog a mirror. Now you understand how modern-day banking works.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014(9 comments)
The Fix Is In -- Fed Stops Stock Slide with Talk of QE Extension
The Fed is driving the markets. The whole "free market" trope is baloney. No one is loading up on stocks because they're a good deal or because they think the economy is going gangbusters. Investors are buying stocks because they still believe in the power of money.
Thursday, October 16, 2014(4 comments)
In the Blink of an Eye -- Stocks Plunge 460 Points on QE Exit
The proximate cause of Wednesday's bloodbath was weaker than expected economic data from Europe -- which is sliding towards its third recession in five years -- droopy retail sales in the US, and a report from Department of Labor showing that wholesale prices for producers are edging closer towards deflation, the opposite of what the Fed is trying to achieve via its aggressive monetary policy.
Friday, October 10, 2014(2 comments)
"Don't Do Stupid sh*t" -- Has Obama Changed His Mind About Syria?
While the connection between ISIS and Turkish Intelligence remains murky, there is a connection which makes Turkey an unreliable partner in a prospective war against the same group. So why is Erdogan so eager to lead the charge into Syria? Because Erdogan thinks he can use ISIS as cover for his real objective, which is seize Damascus, topple Assad and replace him with a Sunni stooge who will tilt in Ankara's direction.
Monday, October 6, 2014(1 comments)
The University of Al-Qaeda? America's "Terrorist Academy" in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders
This is a major region-shaping operation that the Turks, the Saudis, the Qataris, the Americans etc., are in on. Sure, maybe some of the jihadis went off the reservation and started doing their own thing, but even that's not certain. We are still in the early rounds of the emerging crisis. Things could backfire quite badly, and probably will.
Friday, September 12, 2014(21 comments)
Obama Declares War on Syria: Why the Real Target is Assad Not ISIS
Invoking the same ominous language as his predecessor, Barack Obama used a prime time presidential address on Wednesday to announce the beginning of a war on Syria. And while there's no doubt that many Americans will be confused by Obama's misleading focus on the terrorist organization named ISIL, the real purpose of the speech was to garner support for another decade of homicidal conflicts in the Middle East.
Thursday, September 11, 2014(4 comments)
Uncle Sam Does Ukraine
What the Obama administration is trying to do, is draw Russia into a costly and protracted conflagration in Ukraine to prove to its European allies that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a dangerous aggressor and a serious threat to global security. The US needs this justification to move ahead with its plan of establishing NATO forward-bases on Russia's western border.
Friday, September 5, 2014(27 comments)
Obama Begs for More War -- Did Putin Just Bring Peace to Ukraine?
while Obama is busy trying to ramp up the violence by rallying NATO to expand the wars around the world, international peacekeepers will begin the thorny task of implementing a seven-point peace plan put forward by none-other-than Vladimir Putin. The difference between the peacemakers and the warmongers has rarely been as stark as it is today.
Friday, August 29, 2014(11 comments)
Obama's "Catastrophic Defeat" in Ukraine
here is no Russian invasion any more than there were WMD, mobile weapons labs, aluminum tubes, Sarin gas, etc. It's all BS concocted by a servile media pursuing the agenda of a warmongering political establishment that wants to escalate the conflagration in east Ukraine at all cost. Even if it leads to a Third World War.
Saturday, August 23, 2014(2 comments)
The Sergei Glaziev Interview -- Understanding Ukraine in 15 Minutes
We are now moving from the American cycle of capital accumulation to an Asian cycle. This is another crisis that is challenging US hegemony. To maintain their leading position in the face of competition with a rising China and other Asian countries, Americans are starting a war in Europe. They want to weaken Europe, break up Russia, and subjugate the entire Eurasian continent.
Monday, August 18, 2014(14 comments)
Et Tu, Mullah? ...Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back?
Here's what's really happened: Washington agreed to ease up on the sanctions if Iran caved in on the gas deal, which it did. Now the US-backed Nabucco pipeline is back in business, while Russia's South Stream is on the rocks. The only way Washington would do a deal with arch-enemy Iran, is if there was some other country they hated even more. That would be Russia.
Saturday, August 16, 2014(9 comments)
Why Obama Wants Maliki Removed
Obama wants to create a pretext for boosting troop levels in the country. What better way to redeploy thousands of US combat troops to Iraq, then to scare Iraqi policymakers into submission with visions of bloodthirsty terrorists (ISIS) lopping off heads and slitting throats at every opportunity.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014(12 comments)
The Latest in the New Cold War -- My Money's on Putin
It's clear that Washington's aggression in Ukraine has focused Moscow's attention on retaliation. But rather than confront the US militarily, as Obama and Co. would prefer, Putin is taking aim at the vulnerabilities within the monetary system.
Saturday, August 2, 2014(44 comments)
Something Sinister Going On? The Unanswered Questions of MH17
If Washington is unable to achieve its objectives in Ukraine--create a chokepoint for resources flowing from Russia to the EU, establish NATO bases in the heart of Eurasia, and drive a wedge between Moscow and Brussels--then the plan to maintain US global hegemony for the next century will fail. Then China will become the world's biggest and most powerful economy and the US will slide into irreversible decline.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014(16 comments)
Putin Knows What Happened to MH17, But He's Not Saying -- Yet ...
The reason Putin hasn't deployed Russian troops to stop the violence in east Ukraine is because the EU is his biggest trading partner and he doesn't want to do anything that will put the kibosh on their business dealings. Russia needs Europe just like Europe needs Russia.
Thursday, July 10, 2014(13 comments)
Troublemaking Washington: Pushing Ukraine to the Brink
Afghanistan, which is central to Washington's pivot strategy, is going to be used for military bases, resource extraction and transportation. That's it. There's not going to be any reconstruction or nation building. The US doesn't do that anymore. This is the stripped-down, no-frills, 21st century imperialism. "No nation for you, buddy. Just give us your gas and off we'll go."
Saturday, June 28, 2014(9 comments)
Central Bank Stock Buying Binge
Why would anyone in their right mind bestow such extraordinary powers ("independence") on a group of voracious, cutthroat bankers who have repeatedly shown that they can't be trusted? Huh? It's insanity. This latest outrage just proves that the central bank system needs to be either reformed or terminated. Preferably, terminated.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq?
The division of Iraq is already a done deal, just as long as al Maliki doesn't gum up the works by deploying his army to retake the parts of the country that are now occupied by ISIS. But the Obama team probably won't allow that to happen, mainly because the bigshots in Washington like things the way they are now.
Sunday, June 22, 2014(7 comments)
Splitting up Iraq -- It's all for Israel
Iraq poses no national security threat to the US. US war planners already got what they want. There's no reason to go back and cause more trouble, to restart the war, to tear the country apart, and to split it into pieces. The only reason to dissolve Iraq, is Israel. Israel does not want a unified Iraq. Israel does not want an Iraq that can stand on its own two feet.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014(30 comments)
The ISIS Fiasco: It's Really an Attack on Iran
What's important as far as Obama is concerned, is that the strategic objectives of Isis and those of the United States coincide. Both entities seek greater political representation for Sunnis, both want to minimize Iranian influence in Iraq, and both support a soft partition plan. The US benefits from these developments.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 The Latest Regional Slugfest: On to Baghdad
Iran, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the US -- are all deeply involved and are looking for ways to shape the outcome. All four of these countries are up to their axels in the bloody game of geopolitics, and are using Iraq as a staging ground for the own hegemonic ambitions. We know who the losers will be in this latest regional slugfest -- the Iraqi people.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014(2 comments)
Dispatching B-2 Stealth Bombers to Europe: Obama's Attempt at Intimidating Russia
Western elites want to control the flow of gas and oil from East to West. This is why they've installed their puppet in Kiev, threatened to levy more sanctions on Moscow, and moved B-2 stealth bombers into the European theater. They are determined to succeed in their plan even if it triggers a Third World War.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014(3 comments)
Madness, I Tell You: Saber Rattling at West Point
The United States will do whatever the hell it wants to and if you don't like it: "Too bad." This is the Bush Doctrine verbatim. The West Point oration proves that the new administration has simply modified the Bush credo to suit Obama's pretentious speaking style.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014(15 comments)
Showdown in Ukraine: Putin vs. Comrade Wolf
Putin doesn't want this war and neither do most Ukrainians. The whole thing was conjured up by Uncle Sam and his minions to stop the flow of Russian gas to Europe, to push NATO further eastward, and to break the Russian Federation into little pieces. That's what it's really all about. And these madmen are willing to raze Ukraine to the ground and kill every living organism within a 3,000 mile radius of Kiev to get their way.
Monday, May 12, 2014(23 comments)
News Blackout -- U.S. Media Ignores Putin's Peace Plan
Putin is a plain-speaking guy who shoots from the hip and says what he means. He's not a bullshitter. People know that, which is why the media won't publish what he says. It's because they're afraid that people will believe him and all their jingoistic, pro-war propaganda will be for naught.
Saturday, May 3, 2014(23 comments)
Obama's New Ukraine: A Russophobic, Failed State Ruled by Fascists
Putin didn't topple the Ukrainian government. The US State Department did. Nor did Putin deploy the military to surround cities, cut off their water supplies and deploy helicopter gunships to fire missiles at civilian infrastructure and terrorize the local population. That was the work of Obama's fascist junta in Kiev. It's all part of the US plan to control Central Asia and rule the world.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014(26 comments)
Why is Putin in Washington's Crosshairs?
Washington sees Russia as a growing threat to its plans for regional dominance. The problem is, Moscow has only gotten stronger as it has expanded its network of oil and gas pipelines across Central Asia into Europe. Washington wants a weak Russia that won't challenge US presence in Central Asia or its plan to control vital energy resources.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014(2 comments)
Putin's Dilemma: Fending Off the United State's Imperial Hand
This is Putin's dilemma, to choose the path that is least likely to exacerbate the situation and plunge Ukraine deeper into the abyss. For now, the choice seems obvious, that is, he should simply sit-tight, resist the temptation to get involved, and avoid doing anything rash. Eventually, his restraint will be seen as strength not weakness. But, for now, he must be patient and wait.