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Jeremy R. Hammond is the owner, editor, and principle writer for Foreign Policy Journal, a website dedicated to providing news, critical analysis, and commentary on U.S. foreign policy, particularly with regard to the "war on terrorism" and events in the Middle East, from outside of the standard framework offered by government officials and the mainstream corporate media. He has also written for numerous other online publications.
The American-Israeli War on Gaza
The Palestinian people continue pay the price for the willingness of Americans to allow their government to pursue criminal policies contrary to their own interests and antithetical to the very principles of justice and humanity every American would like to think their country stands for.
Sunday, January 4, 2009(2 comments)
Top 5 Lies About Israel's Assault on Gaza
There are numerous lies being propagated by the Western corporate media about the nature of the present violence being perpetrated against the people of the Gaza Strip by the state of Israel.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008(6 comments)
Americans Should Act to End Violence Against Gaza
Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip was predictable, if not preventable. Israel's crimes against the Palestinians simply could not take place on such a massive scale were it not for US support. The American people, therefore, have a responsibility to act and pressure their government to end its financial, military, and diplomatic support for Israeli violations of international law.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Elements of an Inside Job in Mumbai Attacks
What's clear now, as further developments have come to light, is that there are also elements within India, both in the criminal underworld and the government, that are perfectly willing to see the role in the Mumbai attacks of an even larger shadowy international criminal network whitewashed.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Role of Alleged CIA Asset in Mumbai Attacks Being Downplayed
Recent press reports on developments with regard to last month's attacks in Mumbai, India indicate the role of Dawood Ibrahim, a wanted crime boss, terrorist, and drug trafficker, is being downplayed, possibly to have others involved in the Mumbai attacks turned over while quietly diverting attention from a man who some say could reveal embarrassing secrets about the CIA's involvement in criminal enterprises.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
New York Times Misleads on Taliban Role in Opium Trade
The New York Times and other major U.S. media sources commonly report on the production of opium in Afghanistan as though it were under the control of the Taliban. The facts on the ground, however, tell a different story. Who dominates the Afghan opium trade? Foreign Policy Journal investigates.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
U.S. Would Control Profits from Iraqi Oil Exports Under Agreement
The terms of the status of forces agreement would effectively allow the U.S. to continue to control billions of dollars of proceeds from the sale of exported Iraqi oil held in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It also contains numerous loopholes that could allow the continuing long-term presence of U.S. military forces and would effectively maintain U.S. jurisdiction over crimes committed by American soldiers.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
A Wanted Man in Burma
Writer Antonio Graceffo has become the target of a disinformation campaign by the ruling junta in Burma for opposing the oppressive regime.
Monday, November 3, 2008(1 comments)
Whoever Wins U.S. Election, Policy in 'War on Terror' Unlikely to Change
Whichever leading candidate wins the 2008 election, the there is little indication that U.S. policy will shift away significantly from using military force in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which is increasingly being recognized by international experts not as a solution, but part of the problem.
Monday, November 3, 2008
The Racism of McCain...and Obama...and the Media
The underlying assumption in the argument that association with Rashid Khalidi or his views on the Israel-Palestinian conflict is worthy of criticism is itself, by its own standard, inherently racist.
Iran in the Crosshairs
The IAEA's latest report on Iran's nuclear program was circulated to the Board of Governors this week. It has not been released to the general public, but it is widely being hailed as a damning condemnation of Iran by the mainstream media.
Thursday, September 11, 2008(2 comments)
9/11 and the "War on Terrorism": Facts and Myths
A recent article in the New York Times explains how many Arabs in the Middle East accept rumors about the attacks of 9/11 and the subsequent war on terrorism as conventional wisdom, while at the same time both failing to see that behind many rumors lies at least an element of truth and propagating one of the biggest myths about the war of all -- that the U.S. is waging a "campaign against terrorism".
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Cellphone Images Back Afghan Claims of U.S. Massacre
Video evidence has emerged supporting local villagers' claims that a U.S. airstrike last month killed a great number of civilians, contradicting the Pentagon's claim that it was a legitimate strike resulting in few civilian casualties.
Saturday, August 30, 2008(2 comments)
US Ambassador to UN's Contact with Zardari 'Unauthorized'
Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, gave "advice and help" to Asif Ali Zardari, who recently announced his bid to run for president of Pakistan at a time when the U.S. is maneuvering to retain its influence after Musharraf's resignation.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Russia Recognizes Separatist Regions' Independence from Georgia
Russia cites the U.S.'s similar declared justifications for intervention in Kosovo and subsequent support for Kosovo's independence in explaining his country's decision to support the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, a move condemned by the U.S.
Thursday, August 28, 2008(1 comments)
Agents of Nuclear Black Market Were C.I.A. Assets
At the urging of the U.S., the Swiss government destroyed evidence relating to the Tinner family's dealings with A.Q. Khan's underground network of nuclear proliferation, while government sources acknowledge that the Tinners were paid informants for the C.I.A.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Zardari Announces Bid for President of Pakistan
As the government of Pakistan moves to resettle the political turmoil caused by Musharraf's miscalculated bid to keep his grip on power last year and his recent resignation, the U.S. is scrambling to make the most of the loss of Washington's man in Pakistan.
NIST Releases Long-Awaited Report on WTC7
NIST has finally released the long-awaited report explaining the collapse of WTC 7. While rejecting the theory that explosives were used to implode the building, it also confirms a number of arguments used by conspiracy theorists.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008(1 comments)
U.S. Allegations against Pakistani Intelligence Represent Shift in Policy
The US has publicly alleged that intercepts show that Pakistani intelligence was responsible for the July 7 bombing of India's embassy in Afghanistan, representing a shift in policy designed to pressure the democratically elected Pakistani government to fall in line and take marching orders from Washington.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Threats of War Against Iran Continue to Escalate
The threat of military attack against Iran has continued to escalate as the European Union this week conceded to pressure from the US to implement stricter sanctions against Iran for refusing to cease from enriching uranium for its nuclear program.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008(9 comments)
Bush Didn't Lie? If Only It Weren't That Simple.
The Washington Post had an editorial yesterday suggesting that it is difficult to say whether President George W. Bush "lied" about Iraq's possession of WMD, which has become "an article of faith" among many Americans. The author, Fred Hiatt, limits his criticism of Cheney and others in the administration to the sever understatement that they "spoke with too much certainty at times".
Sunday, June 8, 2008(1 comments)
Connecting the Dots on Rising Oil Prices
There is continuing talk that the cause of ever-increasing oil prices is the result of a speculative investment "bubble". But it's a dubious assumption. Certainly, it might play some role in driving prices higher, but it's doubtful to be all that significant a factor when there's a much simpler and more obvious explanation--indeed, it's hard to miss, the proverbial elephant in the room.
IAEA on Iran's Nuclear Program: Reality vs. US media myth
When the International Atomic Energy Agency sent its latest report to the UN Security Council, the US media presented it as a damning case that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon. But the report actually says there is no evidence that Iran has such a weapons program.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Pakistan in the US "war on terrorism"
US policies in its "war on terrorism" are increasing the risk of destabilization in nuclear-armed Pakistan, increasing the threat of international terrorism, and reducing the likelihood that Pakistan could make real steps towards democracy, which is the real solution to the existing crisis in the country.
Lessons From the U.S. Stance Towards Iran
"It's understandable that nobody likes to look in the mirror and see a monster. But it's unjustifiable for a nation of people to see what they want to see instead of facing up to reality when the consequences of such self-imposed delusion are so real, so profound, and so deadly to other people of other nations."
Wednesday, March 28, 2007(2 comments)
Truth and Lies in Media Reports on Iran
One must be careful of what one reads these days in the media regarding Iran. Outright lying has become an accepted standard in a propaganda campaign to demonize the country not dissimilar to what we saw prior to the invasion of Iraq.
Thursday, February 15, 2007(2 comments)
The US Propaganda Campaign Against Iran
The US government has stepped up its propaganda campaign against Iran, but, as was the case prior to the invasion of Iraq, has no real evidence to support its claims.
Wednesday, December 6, 2006(1 comments)
Iran and the Violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
While the media has tended to parrot the official government line that Iran is in violation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty by refusing to cease from uranium enrichment activities, the truth of the matter is that, under the treaty, Iran's right to engage in such activities is explicitly protected, and neither the IAEA nor the UN Security Council may take any action which would prejudice Iran's right under the treaty.
The "Option" of Military Force
The Bush administration at times pays lip service to the principle that the use of force should be a last resort, but in practice demonstrates rejection of diplomacy in favor of the threat of military violence.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006(5 comments)
Our "Enemy" Islam
A recent New York Times op-ed, while purporting to confront widespread ignorance of Islam, manages to describe Muslims as our "enemy". Common misconceptions about Islam are rampant, and particularly among Christians, it seems. No doubt many would be surprised to discover some of the realities about Islam and what the Quran actually says.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006(3 comments)
An Open Letter to Senator Carl Levin
An open letter to Senator Carl Levin, requesting clarification of what he means when he presumes to speak on behalf of the American people in saying that Americans are "proud" of the servicemen and women in Iraq and "back them one hundred percent."
Thursday, October 5, 2006
Testing the Definition of "Terrorism": Luis Posada Carriles and the U.S.
Luis Posada Carriles, a terrorist wanted by both Cuba and Venezuela for bombing a Cubana Airlines flight 30 years ago, received training in the Army and was a CIA asset. Declassified documents show that it was known in the U.S. that Cuban exiles were planning to blow up a Cubana Airlines flight. Posada is now in the U.S., which so far has refused to extradite him to be tried on charges of terrorism.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006
Escalating Terrorism: U.S. policy and the Israel-Hezbollah war
The U.S. invasion of Iraq, as predicted, has resulted in an increased threat of terrorism, intelligence analysts have once again reiterated. Escalating the threat of terrorism follows a convention of U.S. foreign policy, exemplified by U.S. support for the recent Israeli aggression against Lebanon.
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
An Unpredicted "Disaster"?
Contrary to a recent Washington Post article, that the Iraq war would result in an increased threat of terrorism was both predictable and widely predicted.