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Scott Ritter served as a former Marine Corps officer from 1984 until 1991, and as a UN weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 until 1998. He is the author of several books, including "Iraq Confidential" (Nation Books, 2005) and "Target Iran" (Nation Books, 2006).

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Steadfast Javelin II proves NATO strong, ready, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Biden Wants NATO to Project the Strength It Doesn't Have The NATO Summit was not so much about fixing the myriad of problems facing NATO but rather creating the impression that NATO was united in the face of Russian aggression.
Afghanistan patrol, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 16, 2021
US to Withdraw from Afghanistan after Two Decades of War Leaving Behind Tortured Wasteland Having Accomplished Nothing The 20-year conflict in Afghanistan accomplished nothing other than killing more than 2,000 Americans, wasting trillions of dollars of American treasure and slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Afghans while leaving their country little more than a tortured wasteland.
Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 2, 2021
The Pending Collapse of the 'Rules-Based International Order' Is an Existential Threat to the United States For decades America styled itself the 'indispensable nation' that led the world and it's now seeking to sustain that role by emphasizing a new Cold War-style battle against 'authoritarianism' but it's a dangerous fantasy.
Biden Taking Vice Presidential Oath of Office, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 26, 2021
Biden and Blinken Unprovoked Attacks on Russia and China Backfire Because if You Live in a Glass House In attacking the moral character of Russia's president and China's human rights record the Biden administration opened the door for a critical examination of America's own troubled history.
President Joe Biden visits Walter Reed %2804%29., From WikimediaPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2021
Biden's Tough-guy Flexing at 'Soulless Killer' Putin Would be Funny if the Consequences Weren't So Serious Joe Biden's effort to label Vladimir Putin as a "soulless killer" is the latest in a series of fact-free allegations that define US-Russian relations today. The real aim is to make Biden look like the strong leader he isn't.
A Rare Look Inside the World's Most Efficient Pilot's Cockpit, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Continued Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Are Testing Moscow Patience, Jerusalem Would Do Well Not to Poke the Russian Bear How Russia responds to Israel's attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over into full-scale war or continues to simmer at its current, already dangerous level.
RAF Typhoon Aircraft Carrying Meteor Missiles, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 23, 2021
NATO's Expanding Role Hides the Reality of a US Empire in Decline NATO's willingness to underwrite US military deployment in Europe and expand its reach to include the Pacific demonstrates that its current purpose is more about propping up America than securing peace.
U.S. Supreme Court, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 11, 2021
Tearing Down the Edifice of American Democracy The joists & beams that hold U.S. democracy are not as flexible as they appear, writes Scott Ritter. They are the byproduct of societal passion of two political parties and are on the brink of failure.
By killing Fakhrizadeh Israel is doing its best to ensure that for Biden that military action is the only viable option available, From Uploaded
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Israel's Gift to Joe Biden 52 Days Before He Even Takes Office - War with Iran The assassination of Tehran's top nuclear scientist is a ploy by Israel to compel the likely US president-elect to reject diplomacy and choose military action to deal with Iran's nuclear ambition.
While Biden has not finalized his foreign policy and national security team there is a consensus among experienced political observers about who the top contenders might be for the 'big four' foreign and national security policy positions in his administr, From Uploaded
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 16, 2020
The Return of the Obama 'Adults' in a Joe Biden Administration Is Likely to Spell Ruin for America The US establishment and the world has spent the last four years trying to adapt to the disruptive policies of a childish president. Now the Democrats' 'adult' leadership team will return. Watch out folks.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump's fiery first debate., From YouTubeVideos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Trump-Biden debate put US democracy on display - world's laughing stock armed with nukes America and the rest of the world tuned in to watch the first of three televised presidential debates last night. What they got was an embarrassing partisan wrestling match that sowed the seeds of the US' ensuing self-destruction.
Every syllable uttered exuded the subliminal message
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 24, 2020
Biden's Speech Stirs Up Sense of De'jà Vu.. One speech, well written and read well, does not a president make. At the end of the day the Democrats are putting forward a wolf in sheep's clothes who is peddling the same worn-out lies disguised as new promises.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, EU High Representative Mogherini, and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Stand for a Group Photo After EU, P5+1 Reached Iran Nuclear Agreement in Austria, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
US is Willing to Dismantle the UN Security Council to Put Pressure on Iran Trump has been singularly focused on one outcome-to bring the Islamic Republic back to the negotiation table for the purpose of producing a "better deal" than the one done by his predecessor, Barack Obama, in July 2015. For the former New York realtor and reality television star-turned Chief Executive, it does not get any simpler than that-he is, after all, the consummate (if self-proclaimed) "deal maker."
The withdrawal of US troops from Germany are more the byproduct of a dysfunctional US-German relationship that has been devolving for decades than they are of any grand NATO realignment against Russia or personal animosity between Trump and Angela Merkel, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 7, 2020
US-German Relations Are Beyond Repair as Result of Decades-long Clash of Views & Ideas - Troop Pullout Is Only a Symptom While the Trump administration sells the decision to withdraw US troops from Germany as a strengthening of NATO force alignment the reality is it's merely the latest manifestation of a relationship on the decline for decades.
U.S. Marines stand guard during a ceremony in Helmand province Afghanistan, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2020
New York Times Takes Anti-Russian Hysteria to New Level with Report on Russian 'Bounty' for US Troops in Afghanistan The New York Times published an article claiming that Russia was paying out monetary bounties to the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan. There's just one problem - none of what they reported was true.
IAEA meeting on proposed Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Middle East. Vienna, Austria, 21-22 November 2011., From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 29, 2020
The Escalating Crisis Over Iran's Nuclear Inspections An IAEA resolution based on questionable Israeli intelligence has sparked a crisis with Iran that could spin out of control, warns Scott Ritter.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Good Riddance to a Bad Cop Scott Ritter did some research on Major Travis Yates and the Tulsa Police Department.
This enhanced interaction is for NATO and Ukraine to develop operational capabilities and interoperability through military exercises, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 15, 2020
NATO's Colonization of Ukraine Under Guise of Partnership NATO has extended yet another in a long line of "incentives" designed to tease Ukraine with the prospects of joining the transatlantic alliance while stopping short of actual membership.
With the expansion of China's economic reach comes a similar expansion in military power projection, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2020
NATO's Call on 'Like-minded Nations' to Stand Up to the Rise of China Is Just a Desperate Bid for Global Relevance As the influence of the US and Europe wanes in the face of a new geopolitical reality, their Cold War progeny, NATO, seeks to redefine itself as a global player. The problem is NATO is not capable of even stepping onto the field.
Shawn Henry presenting at the International Security Forum in Vancouver, 2009., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 16, 2020
As Another Perjury Trap is Exposed the FBI's Case Against Trump Collapses Scott Ritter analyzes the recently released responses of Shawn Henry, a private security consultant, to Adam Schiff's questions about data exfiltrated from the DNC.

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