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Author and journalist. Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master's graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in newspaper journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 1, 2018 G20 Summit, Top Agenda Item: Bye-Bye American Empire
The days of American empire are over. Its capitalist vigor has dissipated decades ago. What the upheaval and rancor in relations between Washington and Beijing is all about is the American ruling class trying to recreate some fantasy of former vitality. Washington wants China to sacrifice its own development in order to somehow rejuvenate American society. It's not going to happen.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 9, 2018 "Mentally Unfit" Trump Signals Palace Coup Option
Trump's Cabinet may be, for now, defending the president in the wake of Wolff's muckraking book. But if there is any truth to the claims, then one can anticipate that the knives will be drawn at an opportune moment. Unlike the Russia-gate tactic, the attack on Trump's mental state may well have substance upon which to build a case for his defenestration.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 16, 2019 Rubio's Gloating Betrays US Sabotage in Venezuela Power Blitz
The immediate reaction by Washington officials and the US-backed political opposition in Venezuela was to blame the Maduro government for the power disorder. The failure was flagged up as a sign of "incompetence" and "mismanagement" of the oil-rich country by the socialist administration.
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 19, 2017 Is a military coup against Trump in the cards?
What Trump's opponents within the political and military-security establishment are really aiming at is to find some pretext for undermining his office, and ultimately to challenge his presidential authority on the grounds that he is unfit. The public call this week for the US military to disobey Trump's orders is a shot across his bow that a coup is not unthinkable.
(10 comments) SHARE Friday, January 1, 2016 Russia Vindicated by Terrorist Surrenders in Syria
Russia's military intervention to help its Arab ally at the end of September has been the seminal event of the year. After three months of sustained Russian aerial operations in support of the Syrian Arab Army against an array of foreign-backed mercenaries, there is an unmistakable sense that the terrorist backbone has been broken.
(40 comments) SHARE Friday, May 20, 2016 America -- the Most Frightened Nation on Earth
Fear is a powerful lever for control over populations, as English author George Orwell keenly perceived. Get the public to fear for their lives from an external enemy, and they will be easily manipulated into accepting authority, no matter how draconian and illegitimate that authority is. Fear is the key to surrendering democratic rights and submitting to a cage.
(45 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Pentagon, CIA Form Praetorian Guard for Clinton as Warmonger President
The Pentagon-CIA Praetorian Guard that is being formed around Clinton is not only a harbinger of the militarized totalitarian state administered from Washington; it is also a signal that the United States is moving openly to a policy of unabashed, unrestrained permanent war against any foreign country it so deems.
(52 comments) SHARE Friday, December 29, 2017 Putin Foresaw Death of US Global Power
Looking at the necrotic state of US politics and society -- the venal, political infighting and corruption, the lack of respect for its own laws, and the lack of respect for its people's sovereignty and office of the president -- there can be little doubt that the once ambitious superpower is dying a slow death from diseased practices that have turned inward.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 8, 2018 Trump, "Visionary Business Guru," Crashing the Global Economy
The uncharitable characterization of the 45th president seems more than amply substantiated this week as he launched a trade war with China and, further, spooked global oil markets over his belligerent showdown with Iran. Given the dire financial repercussions for the US and, more generally, the international economy from Trump's actions one wonders how he can ever claim to be such a business guru.
(10 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 9, 2017 An Isolated Tyrannical Regime -- Not Pyongyang, It's Washington
Trump has declared that he will not give notice of any military action. That puts the situation on a hair-trigger. What is North Korea to think when the US and its South Korean ally are carrying out massive war drills off the Korean Peninsula premised on a decapitation strike against Kim Jong-un?
(27 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 8, 2018 Washington's "crackpot" nuclear posture endangers the world to an alarming degree
The latest US Nuclear Posture Review presents an alarming deterioration in global security. In stark contrast to the Pentagon's claims of "raising the threshold" for nuclear war, the latest policy formulation entails a reckless lowering of that threshold. The risk of annihilation and the grotesque waste of human resources could easily be solved, if only Washington would engage in peaceful diplomacy with the rest of the world.
(21 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 22, 2016 The Looming US War on Russia
As the US presidential election swings towards Democrat contender Hillary Clinton, that portends ominously for relations with Russia. It was Clinton who as Secretary of State in the first Obama administration in 2009-2013 plunged bilateral relations into the freezer and who set the course for the present geopolitical tensions. An American war on Russia is looming.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 1, 2015 Is Merkel a CIA Asset?
The recent industrial spying scandal on German companies carried out by the US -- with German federal collusion -- and the long-time surveillance of the chancellor's personal life points to Merkel being a compromised leader. Or, in a word: bought.
(10 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 25, 2016 US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria
Using the pretext of fighting terrorism is a risible cover for the fact that Turkish and American military forces are illegally operating on Syrian soil. And as they expand their presence towards the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, what should become apparent is that these two NATO members are involved in an full-on invasion of Syria.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 30, 2018 Trump Ran Scared to Iraq, to Avert Coup Against Him
For nearly two years since his election, President Trump had not visited US troops in any active combat zone, unlike all his predecessors in the White House. His apparent indifference to overseas forces had engendered much consternation from political opponents and the media. In a recent editorial, the New York Times admonished: "Put Down the Golf Clubs, Visit the Troops."
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 24, 2018 Putin Used As Distraction in Shameful US Pardon of Saudi Arabia
Donald Trump shamefully whitewashed this week the Saudi regime in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But rather than dealing with the obvious fact that US foreign power is evidently dependent on Saudi despotism, Trump's critics tried to explain away that scandal by dragging Russia's Vladimir Putin into the frame. A classic case of denial through distraction.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, July 21, 2017 White House Admits Defeat in Syria
President Trump's announcement this week to end the CIA's covert arming of militants in Syria is an admission of defeat. The US has lost its six-year war for regime change in the Arab country. It's time to wrap it up. It's not over yet, of course. It remains to be seen if Trump's decision can in fact be implemented.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 4, 2018 Washington's Ominous Credibility Implosion
For over a year, the provocative and reckless accusations of Russian interference in American democracy, and additionally in European democracy, have run and run without relent. Even though those accusations have no legs of credibility. Just this past week, as noted, the head of US intelligence solemnly reiterated those claims and is warning of more Russian meddling.
(12 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 16, 2015 "Deal or war": Is doomed dollar really behind Obama's Iran warning?
what could really be behind Obama's dire warning of "deal or war" is another scenario -- the collapse of the US dollar, and with that the implosion of the US economy. Speaking in New York on August 11, US Secretary of State John Kerry made the candid admission that failure to seal the nuclear deal could result in the US dollar losing its status as the top international reserve currency.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 17, 2018 US Embassy Baptized With Blood
Under Trump, Washington is now blatantly complicit in the illegal annexation of Palestinian territory by Israel. The role of the US in sponsoring Israeli violations was always present, albeit deceptively disguised with claims of being a mediator and "honest broker" between Palestinians and Israelis.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 18, 2016 US Desperately Pumps "Humanitarian" Smokescreen for Failing Syria Ceasefire
Russia has correctly criticized the US as using a verbal smokescreen to conceal why the ceasefire is failing. The point is that Washington has negligible control over its declared moderate rebels. In fact, there is no control because in practice there is no distinction between the myriad illegally armed insurgents. The conflict is about regime change and deploying terrorist agents to achieve that.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 30, 2019 The Antisemitic Card
It is a ludicrous situation when anyone criticizing Israeli state violations against Palestinians or neighboring countries is then instantly discredited as being "antisemitic."
(28 comments) SHARE Friday, December 18, 2015 CIA Smoking Gun in Latest Putin Slur
Newspapers and other news outlets tend to publish the same pejorative stories about Putin at the same time. That indicates a centrally manipulating source. Some of the news coverage can be put down to "lazy journalism" or herd mentality, where some outlets just regurgitate what they deem to be "in the news" carried by others.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2015 -- The year Russia exposed Western barbarism
Russia's dramatic intervention in Syria has exposed what can only be described as a charade in which the US, European powers and their regional allies have been involved in trying to destroy a sovereign country through covertly supporting an array of illegally armed mercenary networks.
(12 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 16, 2015 Who's Next for Berlin's Financial Blitzkrieg?
The Western media haven't quite yet specified who the new financial dictators of Europe are. Reports refer blandly to "EU hardliners" and "tough EU leaders," but reading between the lines it is clear that the paymaster calling the tune now for the rest of Europe is Berlin. And the tune is not melodious.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 25, 2017 Ex-British PM Gordon Brown: My Life, My Excuses over Iraq War
Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister who took over from Tony Blair in 2007, made headlines earlier this month when he claimed that Britain had been hoodwinked by the Americans about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and thus duped into joining the war on that country.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, October 24, 2016 US, Allies Massacre at Will, Yet Condemn Russia
In this mayhem and madness, it might seem perhaps counter-intuitive to be optimistic. But good reason for optimism is that Western governments and their servile media are exposing themselves for the criminals and liars that they are. The rogue-state behavior of Washington and its allies has become so rampant it is no longer possible to hide.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 29, 2016 US Outcry over Syria... Tears Followed By NATO Bombs
Hundreds of civilians in the western districts of Aleppo have been killed from indiscriminate shelling and sniping by militants from the eastern side. When do you ever hear or read the Western media reporting on those crimes? You don't, because that would unravel the propaganda narrative aimed at demonizing, criminalizing and delegitimizing the Syrian government and its Russia ally.
(24 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Syria Shows US Under Military Rule
As the ceasefire came into effect on Sept 12, the Pentagon was contemptuously voicing doubts about its success. It was obvious that the US military establishment did not want the ceasefire arrangement with Russia. That dissent was tantamount to subverting Obama's presidential authority and his diplomatic option. The Pentagon has pulled rank on the White House's diplomacy with Russia. And US policy is under military rule.
(86 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 25, 2017 Russophobia -- Symptom of US Implosion
The election of Trump is a symptom of failure and widespread disillusionment among voters towards the two-party train wreck of Republicans and Democrats. That is why the specter of Russian interference in the US political system had to be conjured up, by necessity, as a way of explaining the abject failure and the ensuing popular revolt.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 12, 2017 Rogue state, what rogue state? Burgeoning EU-Iran relations signal US adrift
What's all this American talk about Iran being a rogue state, a scourge of global terrorism? The presence of European officials -- and the absence of American ones -- during the inauguration of President Rouhani was a spectacular demonstration of dissonance and repudiation of American policy.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 18, 2018 The US is Executing a Global War Plan
American imperialism trying to assert hegemony over the international order for the benefit of US capitalism. Three unfolding war scenarios are seen in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine. These are not disparate, disassociated conflicts. They are inter-related expressions of the American war plans. War plans which involve the moving of strategic military power into position.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, August 6, 2018 Russiagate Cover for Real Scandal
Foreign interference in US politics -- in which often nefarious foreign interests are promoted over those of ordinary American citizens -- is conducted on a gargantuan and systematic scale. But this massively illegal interference in flagrant violation of US laws is stupendously ignored by the American media.
(15 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 11, 2018 Russian Spy Poison Attack: Is Nord Stream 2 the Bigger Target?
The campaign to undermine the Russian-EU gas partnership has come with renewed impetus -- as seen in the delegation last week to Washington by the Polish and Baltic government ministers. Of course, they are pushing at an open door. American state interests are wedded to the objective of knocking out Russia as Europe's gas supplier.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, April 21, 2018 Trump Ready to Nix Nikki?
Trump is wary that Haley's grandstanding at the UN is more about advancing her political reputation among the Republican party, with a view to launching a run for the presidency in 2020. There is even talk of Haley teaming up with the current vice president Mike Pence for the presidential ticket. Trump is none too pleased with the conjecture about Haley striving to become the first female president.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 2, 2017 Korea Crisis Exposes Orwellian West
In spite of the heinous shame of its unique criminality, American leaders continually reserve the right to threaten other nations with nuclear annihilation. The oft-repeated phrase "all options on the table" is the Orwellian language used by the US to refer to its self-ordained prerogative to use nuclear weapons, codified in its "first-strike doctrine."
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 28, 2016 Erdogan Plays US and Russia
Erdogan's regime and Turkish military intelligence have been crucial sponsors and facilitators for a myriad of terrorist militias, including the so-called Free Syrian Army, Turkmen and the more overtly Al Qaeda-linked jihadists. They are all part of the covert war for regime change in Syria that Turkey has fomented since 2011 along with the US, Britain, France and regional partners like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 7, 2016 Losing to Russia in Syria, Washington Bombs Libya
As Russian and Syrian forces corner the militants in Aleppo, it becomes evident that Washington and the Western media are caught on a damnable lie, which has been used for the past five years to justify the war in Syria. Furthermore, Russia emerges vindicated in the way it has prosecuted its military campaign in support of the Syrian government.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Peace, Not Russia, Is Real Threat to US Power
When the US installs a new missile system on Russia's doorstep, the impetus for Russia to likewise scale up military commitments is onerous. And that is what Washington is driving at. It is not that Russia is an objective security threat to Washington or its allies. The real threat to Washington is peaceful international relations which would make its military-industrial complex redundant.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 27, 2019 Why Trump is Winding Up Tensions with North Korea
The logic of war profits and strategic conflict with China mean that Trump and the Washington establishment do not want to find a peaceful resolution with North Korea. Hence a return to the hostile wind-up of tensions.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 20, 2015 West's Proxy Jihadist Terror Network Uncovered in Yemen
Given that the United States and Britain are openly supplying the Saudi-led Gulf coalition with fighter jets, bombs and logistics, the array of forces makes for a stark conclusion: the Western states are working in Yemen in direct alliance with jihadist mercenaries. Why this alarming reality is not more readily recognised is simply because Western news media are obfuscating the situation in Yemen.
SHARE Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Erdogan's Treacherous Bluff
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is like the proverbial thief who has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Instead of slinking off in shame, he goes into a fit of rage as if he's the one who is the injured party.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Washington fears Brexit will unravel its anti-Russia policy
The EU's economic sanctions against Moscow and the build-up of NATO military forces are put into serious doubt. Both aspects have been led by Washington, with Britain as a strident advocate of sanctions and NATO militarism. Now that London does not have a vote in Brussels, America's policy of hostility towards Russia is blunted.
SHARE Sunday, November 8, 2015 Russia Wins While West Spins
Russia's military operation in Syria to protect the state and its sovereignty from foreign-orchestrated mercenary terror groups has dealt a devastating blow to Washington's covert military agenda of regime change. Washington and its allies are now being compelled to use a political means to achieve what they couldn't otherwise pull off by covert military means.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 15, 2017 Trump's Media Furore... US Democracy On Thin Ice
Just because the US government does not like unflattering coverage does not legitimize its opprobrium of "fake news." The latter charge is brazenly being used as a pretext to censor discomfiting information. This is an audacious attack on American democratic rights of free media and freedom of speech, as supposedly enshrined in the US Constitution's First Amendment.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 15, 2017 Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince...the Wunderkinds Wreak Havoc
Kushner wants the achievement of pulling off the "deal of the century" and to go down as the "greatest diplomat in modern history." The Middle East region is roused to the brink of war and sectarian conflict -- all at the behest of two wunderkinds and a president who seems to think that pursuing peace and justice is the same as flogging a piece of real estate.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 16, 2016 Kerry's on-off talks go nowhere while Syria, Russia get on with winning the war
Despite all the blustering rhetoric condemning Russia, there was no concealing John Kerry's keenness to re-engage with Lavrov when the pair met up this weekend at Lake Geneva. There is something incongruous, or perhaps disingenuous, in Kerry hosting his Russian counterpart with such relish after a relentless US-orchestrated media campaign over the past three weeks aimed at demonizing Russia as a war criminal over Syria.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 21, 2019 Hubris Before the Fall
If the British apply "laws" on alleged shipping transgressions by Iran, then Tehran has every right to do likewise on suspected British ships in or near its territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. The arrogance of Britain and the US is astounding. Hypocrisy and double standards are tumbling over themselves.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, November 20, 2017 France's Macron Covers for Saudi Aggression
Lebanon's prime minister Saad Hariri was detained by Saudi Arabia and forced to tender his resignation from public office as a matter of ultimatum. Hariri is a Saudi-sponsored Sunni politician who is antagonistic to Hezbollah and by extension, Iran. But apparently, he was not sufficiently hostile, in the view of his Saudi backers. He was summoned to Riyadh and ordered to resign on November 4.
(17 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 10, 2018 Who Gains From Poisoning a Russian Exile in Britain?
The relentless Russophobia serves to condition the British public to be receptive towards more anti-Russian hostility. As we can see this week with the reckless innuendo against Moscow regarding the apparent poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
Given their inveterate anti-Russian agenda, the British authorities have much more vested interest in seeing Skripal poisoned than the Kremlin ever would.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 8, 2017 Multipolar World Arrives: Russia, China Face Down US Bully
Reacting to North Korea's breakthrough ballistic missile launch, Washington deployed its typical conceit, casually threatening to carry out a retaliatory military strike. Trump said he was considering severe options over Pyongyang's very, very dangerous behavior. But Russia and China's stance this time to the Americans had significantly stiffened.
SHARE Sunday, December 24, 2017 EU Militarizes Africa to Halt Migration
Fighting terrorism is now morphing into clamping down on human migration, as far as the European Union is concerned. Such an approach will only worsen humanitarian problems for millions of displaced war-torn and impoverished people. In typical arrogant imperialist fashion, the EU is not addressing root causes of the problem -- its own role in shattering African societies from illegal wars and predatory economics.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, November 11, 2017 Why Saudi Purge Signals War Footing
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the architect behind the Saudi slaughter in Yemen, is positioning himself with total power in order to pursue his obsession of confronting Iran. That's like pushing an open door when it comes to forming an anti-Iran front with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the Trump administration.
SHARE Saturday, April 9, 2016 Putin Smear Backfires on Britain
When news headlines on the so-called Panama Papers were circulated in Western mainstream media earlier this week, the main focus was on speculation that Putin was somehow implicated in scamming millions from tax avoidance. The sensationalist speculations had the hallmark features of another wild-eyed smear-job. All hype and no substance.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 9, 2017 Trump, Putin Up Against US Deep State
Trump is up against very powerful deep forces within the US establishment who do not want a normalization with Russia. The US Deep State depends on confrontation, war and endless militarism for its existence. The US Deep State is not about humanity or understanding. It is about maintaining perceived dominance over other humans, where anyone seen to be an obstacle is disposed of in the most ruthless way.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 14, 2016 Killing Russians -- Ex-CIA Chief Clarifies US Duplicity
Morell's explicit endorsement of Washington-sanctioned murder is a welcome confirmation. Syria and Russia need to wipe out the terrorist remnants in Aleppo in the next three months. Because if Clinton becomes president, with Murder Inc people like Morell in her cabinet, the Syrian conflict may very well escalate into an all-out war with Russia.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 16, 2016 Is Obama "offer" for Russian cooperation in Syria too good to be true?
What Washington wants therefore in its "offer for cooperation" is to insert some form of restraint over what is an otherwise successful Russian-Syrian anti-terror campaign -- a campaign that has salvaged Syria from a foreign-backed covert war for regime change. The unspoken game plan for Washington is to drive a split between Moscow and its longtime ally in Damascus.
SHARE Sunday, May 22, 2016 Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria
Despite his Orwellian title of diplomat and peace-maker, US Secretary of State John Kerry is the public face of a terrorist enterprise. What other world power gives itself the right to threaten nations with "regime change or war"? And yet this same nation considers itself a paragon of democracy, human rights and law-abiding probity.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Russian Red Scare No Longer Works
Rather than facing the music for the widespread discontent across Europe, what Washington and its pro-Atlanticist allies like Britain are trying to do is make Russia the scapegoat. The irony is that Washington and London are seeking to blame the woes and growing disunity in Europe on Russia. When it is Washington and London who are the main reasons for why Europe appears to be coming apart at the seams.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2019 US, UK Hong Kong Hypocrisy
It seems significant that the Hong Kong mayhem comes at a time when the Trump administration is waging a trade war with China and trying to coerce Chinese President Xi Jinping into making onerous concessions for American economic advantage.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 11, 2017 Why Trump Is Targeting Iran
The Washington establishment depends on the Saudi-Israeli axis and its containment of Iran in order to maintain its petrodollar hegemony, upon which its entire economy survives. The symbiotic nature of the US relation with Saudi and Israeli despotism is systematic and immutable regardless of who is occupying the White House.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 7, 2017 US Mideast Axis Reels As Russian-Backed Forces Power Ahead
Russia and its allies in Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are powering ahead to forge a region that will serve first and foremost the interests of its peoples, rather than serving the foreign elite interests of Washington and its client regimes.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Washington Hits Back at Putin's Humiliation
The humiliation is not just in the eyes of the world. The American people can see the true ugly nature of their rulers too. When a giant banner declaring Putin a peacemaker was unfurled off Manhattan bridge in New York City this weekend, the popular enthusiasm went viral. Washington is reeling from Putin's righteous courage to call it out for what it is.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, December 13, 2019 US Weaponizing Space in Bid to Launch Arms Race
While the spats between President Trump and other NATO leaders at the rancorous 70th summit garnered most media attention, barely noticed was the alliance's announcement to make "space an operational domain." The development is explicitly about leveraging new military strike potential.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Saudis Seek Chaos to Cover Terror Tracks
The mayhem unleashed by the Saudi execution of Sheikh Nimr appears to have irked Washington and other Western powers who patronize the Saudi rulers. Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that the Obama administration was "caught by surprise" and "expressed anger at the Saudis" for negligent disregard for how it would inflame the region."
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, January 12, 2018 Danger Lurks from Washington Torpedoing Korea Talks
Trump gave himself credit for his tough rhetoric and policy of "maximum pressure" bringing North Korea to the negotiating table this week. However, another way of looking at it is that North Korea feels ready to talk with adversaries because it has achieved as of late last year the nuclear capability to strike the US. Kim Jong-un declared the capability to hit the American mainland in this New Year address.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 5, 2020 Postmortem Assassination of Iran's General Soleimani
The U.S. under Donald Trump is caught up fatally in its own delusions and web of propaganda lies. A nation whose leader celebrates murder while attending an ecstatic church meeting is a nation that is doomed.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 21, 2017 America's Scramble for Africa
Americans want to have military firepower in place across Africa in the event of a sharp confrontation with China. China is seen as the global rival to failing US economic power. If relations turn really nasty -- as they could over any number of issues, from North Korea to territorial disputes in the South China Sea -- the US wants to have military ways to cut China off in Africa.
SHARE Tuesday, August 20, 2019 How the world learned to stop worrying and ignore Trump
Diplomacy and mediation require respect, historical knowledge, and empathy the latter being the ability to see the perspective of others without necessarily agreeing with them. Trump shows none of these qualities. And with the diplomatic corps having been gutted of personnel during his presidency, there is little recourse for wiser counsel to offset this president's boorish, bullying manner.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 25, 2015 Russia Checks Western Lies on Syria
That US-led regime-change war has involved unleashing thousands of terrorist mercenaries on Syria. It's a well-worn American strategy played time and again in different parts of world down through the decades. Ukraine and Yemen are two other current case studies of Washington's covert state-sponsored terrorism.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 14, 2019 Russia to Salvage US Mess
It's going to be a precarious balancing act, but only one nation can possibly help bring stability to the chaos unleashed in Syria by US President Donald Trump. That's Russia. Reports of a deal brokered over the weekend by Russia between Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia are a prelude to a wider effort by Moscow to achieve full peace in the war-torn country.
(8 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 8, 2017 US Deep State in Deep Trouble
The Deep State intel chiefs may have been fawned over by Obama, Congress and the media in their outlandish claims of Russian subversion. But growing numbers of ordinary people in the US and around the world can see through the lies and blatant agenda of hostility towards Russia -- an insane hostility that only serves the elite interests of the Deep State.
(9 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 21, 2019 Canada's furore over Trudeau's racist problems is only skin deep
Canada's political class looks ridiculous for the superficial condemnations it is leveling against Pseudo-Trudeau. The Canadian state has plenty of racist blood on its hands both from national and international foreign policy conduct. These far bigger crimes and malfeasance is what Canada should be really red-faced about.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 22, 2018 US needs to kick Cold War habit and end its addiction to militarism
The Cold War mindset dominating Washington is the inevitable expression of the US' destructive addiction to militarism. More than a quarter century after the official end of the Cold War between the US and the former Soviet Union, Washington has the cheek to label both Russia and China as "revisionist powers."
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, May 27, 2019 Trump's US Sadomasochist, or Just Plain Stupid?
It is nonsensical and self-defeating for the Trump administration to think that it can simply shut China out from US trade. With an annual trade deficit with China of $350 billion, the US economy depends on Chinese exports for its existence. Cutting off China as Trump is doing is tantamount to cutting your nose off to spite your face.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2019 UK's May Takes Parting Shot at Putin in Desperate Diversion From Failure
In what was billed as her last major speech before quitting Downing Street, Britain's outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May focused her concerns on Russian President Vladimir Putin, lashing out at his "cynical falsehoods" and admonishing her successor "to stand up to" the Russian leader.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 23, 2017 Enter the Dragon, Exit the Turkey (Formerly American Eagle)
The emphasis from the Chinese leader is on global cooperation and multilateralism. In short, a peaceful and prosperous world.
Contrast that to Trump's tirade before the UN General Assembly last month when he rhetorically swaggered and threatened nations with "total destruction."
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 26, 2016 Europe Revolts Against Russian Sanctions
As Europe's economic crisis deepens, the policy of anti-Russian sanctions is tantamount to the EU cutting off its nose to spite its face. The growing public disaffection is also fueling the electoral rise of anti-EU political parties in Germany, France, Britain, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and other member states.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 3, 2020 Sick West Goes Viral
The US media surmised that the Russian response to the US request for aid was "to push efforts for relief from sanctions" imposed by Washington. The cynical inference is that supposed Russian conniving and deceit knows no bounds in the black art of manipulation.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 9, 2016 J'Accuse -- French Condemnations of Russia in Syria Beyond Cynical
What French minister Ayrault is calling for in a renewed ceasefire this week is merely a repeat of the previous one -- this time without even a pretense that the terrorists might separate into moderates and extremists. If the Syrian and Russian forces manage to vanquish this bastion for the militants then the six-year war in Syria will be over.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Trump and Those Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Russians
The slander against Russia is only afforded a semblance of credibility because it is piled on a heap of previous slander, in which Moscow is accused of annexing and invading Ukrainian territory, posing a threat to Eastern Europe, assassinating political opponents, shooting down civilian airliners and sponsoring illicit drugs in Olympic sports.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 4, 2019 Pompeo "Happy" to Pontificate in Tehran, Revealing US Tyranny of Arrogance
Last week, Pompeo told US media he was willing to go to Iran despite the Americans having no diplomatic relations with Tehran. Pompeo was not intending to suddenly meet with Iranian officials. Instead he wants a putative visit to Tehran to be an occasion to get on state media and address the Iranian people "directly."
(11 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 1, 2017 Putin's Bear to Obama's Turkey
The latest US-led media campaign to demonize Russia concerning the alleged hacking of the presidential election is transparently mendacious. The American political establishment including the dominant news media are shooting themselves in the foot by piling up what is a fake narrative impugning Russia.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 28, 2018 Europe Standing Up to Trump at Davos?
The corporate and political oligarchs assembled at Davos have much more in common with Trump than what purportedly divides them. Any difference is more to do with rhetorical style, rather than substance. Trump is just more boorish in his manner, while the other elites are more adept at concealing their oligarchic affiliations with palatable rhetoric.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 13, 2016 Trump U-Turns... Russia Beware
It is hilarious to see the American political establishment disconcerted by The Donald, as he makes a mockery of the system. Last week, US President Barack Obama castigated Trump's presidential ambitions by affecting a pose of seriousness and gravitas, saying that being Commander-in-Chief was "not a reality-TV show."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 1, 2017 Germany and Russia's Bond of War & Peace
Death, disease, destitution and mass starvation scarred both nations. More than any other country, Russia and Germany know the full horror and suffering of war. Therefore, it is incumbent on both to do everything to ensure that such violence should never be repeated. American unilateralism is pushing the world towards more conflict.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 16, 2016 NATO at War... on the World
NATO is a warmongering machine that promotes Western hegemony in the world. It has got nothing to do with security unless you mean security for US-led capitalism. It craves a unipolar world of dominance where all countries must prostrate themselves before the masters.NATO is merely the official club formed by the Western capitalist powers to give themselves a veneer of legality and morality.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 5, 2016 US Hypocrisy Over "Draft Dodger" Trump
rump's ambition has caused him to cross red lines in the eyes of the establishment. Calling political rivals like Clinton "crooked" and rubbishing the supposed democratic process as "rigged" are intolerable disclosures. For the ruling "one percent," Trump's iconoclasm of American myths is too destabilizing. He is a risk to the entire power structure and pretense of US democracy.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Trump Relishes Annihilation Like a Hors D'Oeuvre
Russia and China have a crucial role to play in order to make the US come to its senses and scale back from a catastrophic war. But given the American hubris and self-righteousness to wage criminal wars, and given the twittery state of mind of its Commander-in-Chief, the task of making the US behave like a normal law-abiding nation is foreboding.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 11, 2015 Tell Washington to Get Lost
Slowly, painfully, the precise truth is emerging about Syria. Washington and its supposedly virtuous allies have been destroying Syria for nearly five years with a criminal covert war for regime change, involving the dispatch of mercenary terror groups to do the dirty work. Now that Russia has moved decisively to put an end to this criminal conspiracy, the West is up in arms over its regime-change investment being obliterated.
SHARE Monday, October 7, 2019 Ball in Trump's Court for North Korea Success
If Donald Trump wants to boost his re-election chances in 2020, then he has to stop the grandstanding politics with North Korea and actually get down to the nitty-gritty of peace negotiations. The ball is in his court. If he pulls off a deal with Kim Jung Un, it could be a decisive voter-winner. But any deal must be based on substance.
SHARE Saturday, October 26, 2019 Trump and NY Times Admit US Imperialist War in Syria
Many astute observers of the eight-years in Syria always knew that Washington's agenda was regime change and that its anti-terror claims were a fraudulent pretext. Now we have the US president and America's leading newspaper owning up to the criminal occupation of Syrian territory and a land grab for oil.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 16, 2016 WADA in another case of shooting the alleged Russian messenger
WADA revelations are a classic case of double standards and denial. The 2016 Olympic Games were sabotaged out of duplicity and political scheming against Russia. The emerging files on Western athletes having been given "exemptions" for use of banned substances demonstrates this duplicity. Smearing Russia as the messenger only shows how desperate the wrongdoers are.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 26, 2017 America's War Addiction
American military spending consumes over half of the annual $1.1 trillion discretionary budget. That allocation represents about 10 times what the US federal government spends on either education or healthcare out of its annual discretionary budget.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, January 31, 2020 US Returns to Ashes of 1945
The American national myth, evolved over recent decades since 1945, views itself as "exceptional" from all other nations. That translates as the US presuming to be "superior" and "above the law that others are bound by." Mike Pence's menacing words and attitude at the Holocaust memorial showed a disturbing and pernicious disconnect with the need for preventing war and genocide.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, February 26, 2018 Western Lies about Lies over Syria's East Ghouta
Western media will never tell the full story of how past US administrations in league with their NATO allies, Israel and other regional client regimes were plotting for years to destroy Syria as part of a wider war plan to control the oil-rich Middle East. It is precisely because of Western governments intervening in Syria for regime change that has resulted in the present devastation and suffering of the country.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 5, 2016 Turkey Falls Under Boot of Dictatorship
Brutal, chaotic scenes at the offices of Zaman newspaper in Istanbul and its related publications this weekend prove beyond doubt that Erdogan's regime has now openly embraced dictatorship. This in a country which has a long history of military coups and genocidal authoritarianism. Turkey can no longer pretend to be a democratic state.
(23 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Trump's transgender ban and the Pentagon's politically correct absurdity
At a time when Trump is under fire for sympathies with the racist and bigoted, it seems strange that he should give opponents another cause for condemnation, namely banning transgenders in the military, especially since the numbers show the matter to be a very marginal one. The number of transgender people in the US military is around 1,300. Out of a total of 1.3 million US forces that amounts to a minority of 0.1 percent.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Who Really Gains from the Gulf Ship "Sabotage"
American criminal aggression is, incredibly, again being laundered with a moral license by lying corporate mass media which have the gall to call their blatant war propaganda a "news service." Indeed, the world is being lied into a potentially catastrophic war by a congenitally criminal US regime.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, September 22, 2017 Barbarism and Shame: Why the US Refuses a Korea Peace Treaty
For reasons of political self-preservation, Washington must live in denial of historical reality. US leaders out of necessity have to construct an alternative, fictional narrative for their nation's conduct. Because if historical reality were acknowledged, the rulers in Washington, and the whole edifice of presumed American greatness, would implode from the endemic moral corruption.
SHARE Saturday, November 17, 2018 US, Britain Push Yemen Ceasefire as Tactic to Defeat Houthis
American, British and French military support for the murderous operations in Yemen should have stopped months, even years ago, if official humanitarian concerns were genuine. The question is: why the sudden effort by Washington and London, as well as Paris, to call for a ceasefire and follow-on political talks?
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, January 15, 2018 Because Mr Trump...Your Country Caused These "Shitholes"
The global indignation over Trump's foul denigration continues to mount days after he uttered it. The African Union representing 55 nations has demanded an apology from the president. He is now trying to walk back his incendiary comments in a blatant attempt to lie, which is only fueling more anger.
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 11, 2020 Question Over "Shoot-Down" Video
A mobile phone video supposedly taken by an amateur bystander in Tehran purports to show the moment an Iranian air-defense missile hits the doomed civilian airliner.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 22, 2016 Handle with care: American psycho system a "co-worker of God"
In virtually every conflict cited by Obama it can be factually counterposed that US intervention has played a critical role in unleashing hostilities and tensions with a death toll exceeding millions of victims. Yet all he would admit, with astounding understatement, was that the US has "made our share of mistakes" over the past 25 years since the end of the Cold War.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, September 14, 2015 Bad Omen for Blood-Soaked Saudi Rulers
Washington and the other Western powers, including the Israeli regime, are fully supportive of the House of Saud and the related Gulf monarchies in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. These family-run oil-rich entities are armed to the teeth by the US, Britain, France and Germany -- making them among the most repressive autocrats on earth.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 19, 2020 UK Shoots Itself In The Foot for Uncle Sam
In a dramatic U-turn, the British government is scrapping Chinese telecom giant Huawei's involvement in modernizing its internet infrastructure. And the Trump White House is crowing with glee.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Macron's Dangerous Trump Bromance
What the encounter between Trump and Macron shows this week is that the French president is nothing more than a lapdog. He may have been regaled with pomp and ceremony, and with florid rhetoric about representing "America's oldest ally." But in practice, all the show of two strong leaders standing side-by-side is corny public imaging.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 7, 2018 Iran "Ground Zero" for US Regime Change
The recent turmoil in Iran seemed to follow a well-worn US formula for regime change, including political statements of condemnation; biased media coverage to undermine the legitimacy of the target government; and the apparent hijacking of peaceful protests by violent provocateurs. Such a formula has been used by Washington and its allies in dozens of countries over the decades, including more recently in Syria.
(13 comments) SHARE Friday, November 23, 2018 Russophobia, It's Child's Play
British media this week ran reports claiming that a Russian-made cartoon for children was being stealthily used by the Kremlin to indoctrinate young minds. The Moscow-based producer of the cartoon said it was difficult to muster a serious comment, but with a touch of irony, thanked the British media for free advertising given to their show which will no doubt boost its worldwide following even more.
(12 comments) SHARE Friday, December 21, 2018 Why Trump's peace signal in Syria could see US clash with Russia in Ukraine
The stunned reaction from Democrat and Republican lawmakers, as well as NATO allies, who all deprecated the troop withdrawal plan, shows that Trump is acting impetuously, looking for a political bounce among his supporters, especially after his signature Mexican wall project hitting a funding dead-end in Congress.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 9, 2017 Trump Pushes War with Iran
The Trump administration has been coordinating its hostile rhetoric towards Iran for several months now, along with Saudi Arabia and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu. All three allies have been using virtually the same talking-points, making hollow accusations against Iran of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East region.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, July 24, 2015 West Flirts With Fascism -- Again
"Disloyal Americans" is a dangerously mutable notion. Any citizen who criticizes Washington's foreign militarism, oligarchic economic policy or its increasingly police state practices could be liable for detention without trial.
Ineluctably, it seems, Western powers are moving more and more to adopt authoritarian measures against their populations.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 28, 2017 Global Flashpoints Test Trump's "America First" Presidency
Since its founding in 1776, out of 241 years of existence, the country has been at war for almost 90 percent of that time, according to several historical accounts. Not a decade has gone by when the US was not involved in some kind of war, coup, counter-coup or proxy conflict. War is a fundamental function of American capitalism.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, March 22, 2019 US-Germany Rift Set To Blow
Of all the countries in the European Union, it is Germany that's been mostly on the receiving end of Trump's wrath since he entered the White House. In two years, the bilateral relation between Washington and Berlin has plummeted under the weight of Trump's withering verbal attacks.
SHARE Friday, June 16, 2017 Britain's Gambling Tories Now Risk Irish Peace
Like a crazed gambler who bet the house -- and lost -- Theresa May's Conservative (Tory) government is now doubling down to risk peace in Ireland so that she might cling on to power. May is gambling with peace in Ireland to recoup her disastrous losses.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 27, 2016 Europe's Egocentric Terror Grief
Listening to French and British leaders in particular talking about "fighting terrorism" and sympathy for victims is stomach-turning. This is because France, Britain and the European Union as a whole have played a nefarious role in creating the very terrorism that is rebounding on European civilians.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 11, 2018 What's really behind America's objections to Trump's military parade
The real reason why Trump's plan for a military parade is causing such discomfort among the political class is this: they know the spectacle will only serve to illustrate starkly to the American public and the rest of the world that the United States is a rogue military regime.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Greece's Downfall and Redemption
The reality is that austerity is only driving the Greek economy into further depression and debt. That inevitably means more and more of the Greek people's sovereign rights whittled away to the point of becoming a vassal state dictated to by foreign governments and finance capital.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 11, 2016 US Wants Respite, Not Ceasefire in Syria
A reasonable conjecture is that the Pentagon and CIA war planners -- Kerry's ultimate bosses -- want a holding and reorganizing position until Hillary Clinton is elected as the new president. Lame-duck Obama has been too much of a ditherer and not sufficiently gung-ho about regime change in Syria. Clinton, on the other hand, has vowed to step up American military intervention in Syria.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 19, 2017 Flynn's Head Rolls. Is Trump's Next?
Persistently the US media did not give up on the charges against Flynn, which shows that their confidence on the subject was underwritten by intelligence sources. Or put another way, this was an intelligence-led witch-hunt which was based on the illegal disclosure of private information. There seems little doubt that Flynn was set up in a sting operation. The only wonder is that he seemed to walk right into the trap.
SHARE Friday, June 12, 2020 Trump's Touted Troop Pullout From Germany Is More Rift Than Gift
President Donald Trump's reported order to withdraw nearly 10,000 US troops from bases in Germany has engendered frissons of angst about the future of NATO, the transatlantic relationship, and European security. The most preposterous reaction came from American and European security officials who called the move a "gift to Putin".
SHARE Thursday, November 30, 2017 Brexit Underscores Case for a United Ireland
As Britain stumbles towards its eventual departure from the EU scheduled for March 2019, the historic break raises special problems for Ireland. Northern Ireland, which is under British jurisdiction, will be obliged to follow the Brexit path of quitting the EU, while the Republic of Ireland will of course remain an EU member. That potentially creates the unique scenario of an EU border being imposed on the island.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 28, 2018 A Bolton from the blue ... Trump's scary war-hawk adviser is so yesterday's man
For "mad hatter" Bolton to have the ear of the president in matters of international security is indeed a cause for a foreboding apprehension. Especially given also that President Trump already seems riven with a confused foreign policy and a worrying impetuousness in dealing with the rest of the world.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 25, 2018 Europe's pandering to Trump risks killing Iran nuclear deal
Trump is motivated by an irrational Iranophobia and obsequious kowtowing to the Israeli government. He wants to throttle the JCPOA signed by his predecessor Obama regardless of international legal obligations. Trump's boorish business practice of bullying other parties is evidently working on softening up the Europeans towards his demands.
SHARE Sunday, January 19, 2020 Cowardly EU Backstabs Iran
With the US already well out of the JCPOA and the Europeans undermining it further, it looks like the treaty will inevitably collapse and be discarded. The collapse of this accord which involved years of painstaking negotiations to formulate is entirely due to the bad faith and deceit of the Americans and Europeans.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 2, 2015 European Police "Scarier Than ISIS Terrorists"
Twenty-five years after the Iron Curtain came down across Europe, a steel razor-wire curtain is going up. This is not the supposedly despotic Soviet Union -- it is in the European Union. The organization that declares human rights to be its foundation and for which it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.
SHARE Sunday, August 21, 2016 Western Value... Making a Killing in Yemen
The so-called coalition waging war on the Arab region's poorest country received, from the outset, diplomatic and military support from Western governments, even though the legal grounds were highly dubious. Arguably, what is happening to Yemen is out-and-out foreign aggression -- a Nuremberg standard supreme crime -- which Western countries are fully complicit in.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 15, 2018 Trump Defects to Russia?
Satire: Helsinki was always famed for its Cold War intrigues and secret exchanges between Americans and Soviets. But no-one imagined the 45th president of the United States handed himself over to the care of Mother Russia, renouncing American citizenship and seeking asylum. While Trump has gone into hiding somewhere in Russia, the US and its European allies are in uproar over the "sellout of the century."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 2, 2015 Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners
In the deluge of Western media reportage on the Greek debt crisis, one key aspect remains strangely hidden. That is, the fact that Greece's debt burden of $320 billion has largely been incurred from decades of exorbitant militarism. Some estimates put at least half of the total Greek debt pile -- more than $150 billion -- down to military spending.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 11, 2017 Corbyn's Labour Triumph Despite UK Election Defeat
Against all the odds, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scored a landmark victory of sorts in the British general election. Under his leadership, he has brought the party back as a major political force with future momentum. Labour under Corbyn has soared with the voters. He has ignited a new political energy across Britain, especially among younger voters, to give socialist ideals a renaissance.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Britain's Toxic Agenda for Russian Media
Britain seems to be using the latest debacle as a way to further damage European relations with Russia, demanding that Germany and France show "solidarity" by condemning Moscow. This could be related to European energy geopolitics in which London and Washington have a shared interest in sabotaging the soon-to-be-completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2020 U.S. Concocting Intel to Frame China for COVID-19 Crisis
China's communist leaders have blood on their hands, so say U.S. hawks. Chinaphobes in Congress and a battalion of media pundits are demanding compensation from Beijing for the spiraling death toll and economic destruction incurred by the United States.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Russophobia a futile bid to conceal US, European demise
The endless, criminal wars that the US and its European NATO allies have been waging across the planet over the past two decades is one cogent reason why the public has lost faith in grandiose official claims about respecting democracy and international law.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Trump's Talk of Isolating Iran Speaks More to US Global Isolation
The American president is in danger of recklessly overplaying his hand. His truculent demands that the rest of the world join in US efforts to isolate Iran economically are likely to backfire badly. Both China and India -- Iran's biggest export markets for its oil industry -- have said they are not going to defer to Trump's sanctions.
(13 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 6, 2016 A Digital 9/11 If Trump Wins
The Clinton campaign has for months been accusing Trump of being a "pro-Russian stooge." Her campaign has also claimed that Russian hackers have colluded with the whistleblower organization Wikileaks to release thousands of private emails damaging Clinton with the intention of swaying the election in favor of Trump.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 28, 2020 China Right on Nukes
As Chinese officials have pointed out, it is up to the US and Russia to dismantle their huge arsenals to levels comparable to China's before the latter can participate in further disarmament. Moscow has said it respects the Chinese position.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 22, 2018 America... Its Own Worst Enemy
There is a vicious cycle at work. That cycle can only be broken by a thorough democratization of the economy and by American citizens waking up from propaganda myths about the supposed virtues of US militarism and the supposed evil of foreign enemies.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Kerry's Bleeding Heart -- Give Us a Break!
What Russia and Iran should do is defeat the Washington-led axis politically, as they are doing militarily. Peace in Syria will be achieved when Washington, principally, desists from its criminal scheming and finally abides by international law.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 26, 2016 Why "Brexit" Would Be Good News for Russia
British inclusion in Europe is of paramount geopolitical advantage to Washington. Britain is crucial for driving the American wedge between Europe -- especially Germany -- and Russia. Perhaps the most expedient way forward is for Britain to leave the EU. From Russia's point of view, a Brexit could be a lucky break.
SHARE Sunday, March 26, 2017 Erdogan's War of Words Inciting Terror in Europe
Erdogan's chilling warnings against European citizens are grossly insensitive. Apart from the carnage in London, on the very day that he issued his grim forecast of violence, the date was also the first anniversary of the terror attacks in Brussels when more than 30 people were killed by suicide bombers in the Belgian capital on March 22 last year.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Putin/Trump: A Tale of Two New Year Addresses
In his New Year speech, Trump was a demagogue on steroids who evidently had not the decorum to aspire for the greater good and peace. His speech was all "me, me, me" and more "me." Bragging, self-indulgent, militaristic, divisive and bitter. And to cap it all, barely articulate.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, February 6, 2017 Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat
The European presidents and prime ministers were scheduled to deal with migration from North Africa as a threat to the bloc's stability. But instead, their summit was dominated by the issue of US President Donald Trump and the shared perception that the new occupant of the White House poses an urgent challenge to the EU.
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 30, 2019 Why There'll Be No US-Russia Reset Post-Mueller
The fundamental issue for Washington is that Russia is not a vassal for American imperialism. That's why there will be no reset. There will only be reset when American imperialism is replaced by a law-abiding, genuinely democratic US government. Until then, expect more US hostility, confrontation and even war towards Russia.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 26, 2018 Trump Sells Peace Like a Dodgy Dealer
Ripping up accords is a specialty of the US rulers from the time that Native Americans were driven off their lands into oblivion. Washington's credibility or integrity has never been too reliable. But now under Trump's "dealership," the American vehicle has no wheels, no brakes, no warranty, faulty airbags, and is liable to run over a cliff edge.
SHARE Monday, February 20, 2017 Trump turmoil proves NATO & Western order is so yesterday
Trump is adamant, with hallmark brusqueness, that he's running a finely-tuned machine. However, unofficial news seeping out of the White House tells a different story. A NPR correspondent this week quoted an insider in the West Wing as saying that the administration was a "train wreck." Empty desks, disenchanted staffers, lack of leadership were said to be taking a toll on efficient running of Trump's administration.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 31, 2020 CIA's Addiction to Afghanistan War
It is America's longest overseas war and shows no clear sign of ending despite a shaky peace deal underway between the Trump administration and Taliban militants.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 21, 2016 Pentagon mercenaries: Blackwater, Al-Qaeda ... what's in a name?
Washington and Britain have supplied warplanes and missiles, as well as logistics, in the Saudi-led campaign, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths. The involvement of Blackwater-type mercenaries -- closely associated with the Pentagon -- can also be seen as another form of American contribution to the Saudi-led campaign.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, July 6, 2018 Poisoning Trump-Putin Summit
Political enemies of Trump in the US and in Britain have been rebuking the president for going ahead with his summit with Putin on July 16. Trump has been upbraided for "talking with a dictator," and all sorts of other unhinged smears against Russia.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 3, 2020 Why the US is Doomed
The fatal trouble with the US is that it has a chronic political disease. But none of the political class, including "populist" President Donald Trump, have a diagnosis to offer. And any remedial action always requires accurate diagnosis.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Trump's Soft Cop-Hard Cop Routine on Iran
The latest move by the US president appears to be a stark rebuke to his national security adviser John Bolton, who only last week threatened Tehran with "unrelenting force" over vague intelligence claims that Iran was about to attack American interests in the Middle East. Bolton had announced the dispatch of an aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf in show of muscle-flexing towards Iran.
SHARE Monday, February 27, 2017 Trump's "obsolete NATO" means Europe paying for US militarism
President Trump delivered a barnstorming jingoistic speech to CPAC in which he declared he would oversee the "biggest military build-up in American history. No-one is ever going to mess with us," he announced to chest-thumping cheers from the audience of "USA! USA!"
Trump also gave notice he was prepared to launch a new global nuclear arms race. He vowed the US must always be "top of the pack" in having nuclear supremacy.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 30, 2018 Damascus -- the Sarajevo of 21st Century?
In Syria today, we have American, French and British forces operating on the ground and in the air. A US aircraft-carrier battle group has now arrived in the Mediterranean within striking distance from Syria. All of these NATO forces, including Turkey, it should be said, are illegally threatening Syria.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, April 13, 2018 France's Macron shamelessly peddling war opportunities over Syria
Macron has previously said that not implementing "red lines on chemical weapons" is a sign of "weakness" which he will certainly not balk at. Given his categorical claim about chemical weapons being used by the Assad forces, that can only mean one outcome -- military action.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 10, 2016 Bazooka Joe Biden goes ballistic... with hypocrisy
Joe Biden speaking in a state this week that continues to illegally occupy Palestinian land in defiance of countless UN resolutions, a state which possesses nuclear weapons outside of any international control, and yet Biden chooses to focus his admonishment on Iran based on spurious complaints.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 1, 2016 "Supreme Leader" Trump and the Wall Street Mullahs
Trump is only able to take a run at becoming US president because of his supposed vast individual wealth. His fortune was made from the kind of wheeler-dealer property capitalism that has bankrupted millions of American families and made Wall Street banks and financiers obscenely rich. The United States is for all intents and purposes a plutocracy, run by the money-mullahs of finance capitalism.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 14, 2015 The Illusion of Western News
The media censorship is correlated with specific sources of commercial advertising income, which is over-riding the Western public interest in knowing what is really going on in Yemen and how their governments are involved in violations of international law, including state-sponsored terrorism.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 20, 2016 Terror in Turkey: Is Erdogan playing Washington?
The notion that IS or some other Al Qaeda-linked network would carry out the latest attack in Ankara does not seem plausible. The Erdogan government may publicly claim to be part of the US-led coalition fighting against Islamist terrorism, but, as noted, there is more evidence to implicate the Ankara authorities in covertly liaising with the very same terrorists.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 13, 2020 America's Sick Priorities
The US Congress is pushing through another record-breaking military budget while tens of millions of Americans are staring into the abyss of Christmas misery from poverty and disease. The twisted priorities of Washington's politicians show the American political system is sick beyond words.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Another Barking Mad Anti-Russian Story
Russia is unfairly and unscientifically being singled out by a Western media campaign, a self-serving campaign from start to finish. It is patently following a political agenda set by Washington and its Western allies to go after Russia, to discredit and vilify, and then suitably slap sanctions on. The Western media are acting like a pack of well-trained, obedient hounds.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 9, 2018 French Lessons
Capitalism is an irrational, anti-democratic system that always has a tendency towards oligarchy, militarism and fascism. When the economy is doing relatively well, then the system tolerates forms of "liberal democracy". But when the system is running on empty, then more extreme powers are exercised to control the restless masses.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 14, 2016 Russian Spies and America's Reality TV Election
During their fireside meeting in the White House, the billionaire property tycoon called Obama a "very good man" and said that he would seek his counsel in the future. This is the same "very good man" whom Trump had earlier accused of being the "creator of the ISIS [Daesh] terror group."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 16, 2017 Erdogan and EU Go Off Rails -- a Plague on Both Their Houses
Erdogan is fast turning Turkey into a one-party state ruled with an iron fist. In a referendum to be held next month, on April 16, his ruling party is pushing for a constitutional change to give greater powers to the presidency. It is part of a drift towards Erdogan assuming dictatorial powers. So for the staunch Islamist and autocratic Erdogan to label the EU as fascist is like the pot calling the kettle black.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 11, 2016 Gut-Wrenching US Hypocrisy at Hiroshima
The horrific deaths at Hiroshima and Nagasaki continue to reverberate and manifest to this day in the Middle East and elsewhere from American rogue-state terrorism. Laying down a wreath is so easy. But when will the American people demand their rulers to lay down their weapons of mass destruction -- once and for all?
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, March 1, 2021 US' Futile Containment of China
State planners in Washington seem to think that a Cold War policy towards China will deliver the same kind of victory that America claimed against the Soviet Union. The objective is to make the United States the sole global hegemonic power with no other competitor.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, March 22, 2021 Putin's Killer Response
US President Joe Biden's attempted slander against Russian leader Vladimir Putin -- calling him a "killer" -- was not only disgraceful. It was also very stupid.
SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2018 Trump Gives Thumbs-Up to Korea Peace Moves... So Far
Trump says he welcomes North Korea's offer of engaging in talks for "denuclearization" -- that is, to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. But North Korea will want proper exchange for such a momentous move. A full peace treaty over the Korean War is one such reasonable demand.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Smelling EU fear, Turkey moves in for $6.6bn kill
The refugee pathway into Europe has thus been blockaded with this latest EU-Turkish deal, even though there are serious ethical and legal implications over such a drastic measure. Under EU law, all refugees have the right to seek asylum. That is no longer guaranteed but any refugee boat intercepted in the Aegean will be forced back to Turkey by NATO warships.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 24, 2016 "Liberal" Trudeau joins blood-soaked race for arms deals with Mideast despots
Massive arms sales to tyrannical regimes give the real meaning to hackneyed euphemisms spouted by the likes of Obama, Cameron, Hollande and Trudeau, when they cite "regional partners for stability." What they mean by stability is uninterrupted orders for weapons. What is new, though, is the lack of discretion in how the West now pursues arms deals in the Mideast.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 2, 2015 EU Rewards Turkish State Terrorism
This crass move by Brussels will serve to embolden the Ankara regime in its criminal policy of fuelling regime change in Syria. It will also deepen the EU's complicity in a criminal war of aggression on Syria. While European citizens are suffering economic austerity, soaring poverty and unemployment their governments see fit to indulge the Ankara regime with 3 billion ($3.4 billion).
SHARE Friday, June 3, 2016 US Media Fears Civilian Casualties in Iraqi City Coalition Crushed in 2004
When the Americans and British were torching Fallujah and indiscriminately mowing down women and children, there was scarcely any expression of concern in the Western media about civilian casualties. It was justified as "collateral damage" in a "necessary war." The question is: is this duplicitous Western focus on Fallujah, then and now a reflection of mere hypocrisy or double-think?
SHARE Saturday, December 26, 2020 Navalny Case Is Naked Admission of Spooks and Media Collaboration
The latest twist in the Navalny saga claims that the blogger-activist -- whom Russia accuses of being a CIA asset -- was somehow poisoned with highly toxic Novichok laced in his underpants. The story does not pass the whiff test. In fact, it reeks like, well, a pair of old underpants.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 23, 2015 US-French Anti-Terror Coalition with Russia?
French President Francois Hollande is pushing for a grand coalition to defeat the self-styled Islamic State terror group. Hollande wants the United States and Russia to join forces in a united fight. Russian President Vladimir Putin was quick to welcome the French proposal, saying that such a grand alliance is what Moscow has been advocating for months.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 23, 2020 NATO Chickens Home to Roost
Many of these so-called jihadists came from European states and there is evidence that the state intelligence agencies permitted these radicals to travel clandestinely to Syria in order to do the dirty work of regime change against the Syrian government. That regime-change objective involved unleashing a campaign of unspeakable terrorism against civilians with the deliberate intention of terrorizing Syria into submission.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Capitalism the Real Disease
It's hard not to agree with American professor Richard Wolff when he says the real disease facing the world is not Covid-19 but rather the failed economics of capitalism. Wolff's analysis is more cogent than ever.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 14, 2016 Why the Syria ceasefire is a long shot
The Western powers and their regional partners, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar in particular, are insisting -- explicitly or implicitly -- on their objective of ousting Assad. This premise of unlawful interference in the affairs of a sovereign state is the crux of the problem, and why the latest seeming agreement for a nationwide truce is as thin as the paper it is written on.
SHARE Thursday, January 21, 2016 Why the US anti-terror coalition is failing
there is substantial reason why the US-led anti-terror coalition in Iraq and Syria has not delivered decisive results. It is the same reason why Carter was joined by only six other countries in Paris this week and why there was a glaring absence of Saudi Arabia and other Arab members. These despotic regimes--whom Washington claims as "allies"--are part of the terrorist problem.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 16, 2021 Pompeo's Desperado Vandalism
What an ignominious end to the Trump administration. Apart from the president being impeached for the second time, Trump's top diplomat Mike Pompeo has been frantically sabotaging as many foreign relations as possible.
SHARE Thursday, February 4, 2016 US Regime Change Talks on Syria hit blind alley
The negotiations in the Swiss city were only into their second day -- having opened on Monday, and that after a week-long delay -- when UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura announced that the talks would be adjourned until February 25. Take it as read: it's over. The peace process charade has been upended.
SHARE Monday, March 15, 2021 West's Cynical Concern for Myanmar
The three Western powers on the United Nations Security Council have been highlighting concern for human rights violations in Myanmar. But their "concern" seems to have cynical motivation to make problems for China.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 11, 2016 Russia, North Korea, terrorism... fear as currency of Western tyranny
History has long shown that fear is the currency of rule by tyrants. Get the people to fear some external enemy and then you can command their submission to any form of control -- because it's for their "protection." That is why alternative new outlets are so vilified by Western powers because they dispel the fiction in a way that exposes the fiction-tellers as the dupes, liars and charlatans that they are.
SHARE Thursday, January 14, 2021 Don't Dismiss US Coup
Many commentators are dismissing the extraordinary events at the US Capitol as something much less serious than an attempted coup. Some have even joked about it as if it were a carnival of crazies high on Trumpism.
SHARE Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Russia's Latest Move in Syria Serves to Reinforce the Diplomatic Track
The Syrian government's position of rejecting preconditions is in fact consistent with Russia's position, which in turn complies with United Nations Resolution 2254 mandating the Geneva diplomatic process. The fate of Assad or the presidency is for the Syrian nation to decide alone, at some future date, without external interference.