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Alex Lantier has written extensively for www.wsws.org, a forum for socialist views & the website for the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI). His writings have also appeared on www.globalresearch.ca, www.countercurrents.org, www.inteldaily.com, www.axisoflogic.com & others.
(59 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 9, 2014 Malaysian press charges Ukraine government shot down MH 17
The accusation that Kiev shot down MH17 has the imprimatur of the Malaysian state. The US and European media have buried this remarkable report, which refutes the wave of allegations planted by the CIA in international media claiming that Russian president Vladimir Putin was responsible for the destruction of MH17, without presenting any evidence to back up this charge.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 21, 2013 US threatens war while considering talks with Syria, Iran
Washington and its allies aim to plunder Iran's oil and secure the main goal of the US war in Syria: smashing an incipient Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon axis that it sees as a key obstacle to untrammeled US imperialist domination of the Middle East and a threat to the Israeli state.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 26, 2013 The war drive against Syria
Allegations that Assad used chemical weapons serve only one purpose: to give Washington and its allies a pretext to attack Syria, which they have repeatedly threatened to do if a chemical attack by the regime occurred. If a chemical weapon attack did take place in Ghouta, François Hollande, David Cameron, and Barack Obama know far more about its execution than does Bashar al-Assad.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 24, 2013 US military plans direct intervention in Syria
Powerful sections of the ruling class are pushing for a broad US war to oust Assad and forcibly assert US imperialist hegemony over the Middle East. Anthony Cordesman, an influential strategist from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), made his case for such a war in a Washington Post column yesterday titled "Syria's Ripple Effect."