That the three antagonists in this drama — France, the UK and the U.S. — did not even wait for preliminary results from the investigation into the use of chemical weapons must be seen as an admission of guilt… Read More F.U.K.U.S. Strikes Syria. Who Won?
The largest deployments are some of the most surprising… Read More Everywhere Surge: US Middle East Deployments Up 33% in Last Four Months
The failure of the U.S.-Israeli-Saudi “regime change” project in Syria changes the future of the Mideast, possibly ushering in an era of greater secularism and tolerance… Read More How Syria’s Victory Reshapes Mideast
It is essential to pay attention to events on the ground as they take place. The US and Russia are basically cheek-to-jowl on a topsy-turvy battlefield where any miscalculation could have grave consequences… Read More The Syrian Nightmare: No End in Sight
A difficult and embarrassing conversation needs to be had about the fact that there is too much tolerance of extremism – by the British state… Read More This Is How to End Islamic State Terror – And Stop British Foreign Policy Blowback
In Britain, police are expanding their investigation into Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 and left dozens injured. Many of those killed were young girls. While the Manchester story has dominated international headlines, far less attention has been paid to other stories this week involving the deaths of civilians… Read More Scahill & Greenwald: What If All Victims of War Received the Media Attention of Manchester Victims?
Trump conveniently ignored the troves of evidence that show Saudi Arabia directly sponsors the terror groups al-Qaeda and ISIS – two groups the U.S. claims to be at war with — as well as the fact that Saudi Arabia has been directly implicated in the 9/11 terror attacks… Read More Trump’s Islam Speech in Saudi Arabia Paves Way for America’s Next Big War
The parallel measures by the U.S. and Russia signify a very dangerous race to capture as much territory as possible from the Islamic State before the other side is able to do so… Read More Trump Escalates Syrian Proxy War
Media outlets whitewash extremist rebels, which are aligned with al-Qaeda and have been armed and trained by the CIA and U.S. allies, and downplay their crimes. At the same time, these same networks obediently rehash U.S. government talking points and portray Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a mustache-twirling cartoon villain, with the nuance of a Hollywood action movie… Read More A Tale of Two Syrian Cities Under Attack Exposes Western Media’s Pro-War Hypocrisy
These alarming incidents of a US show of force, or the appearance of same, are by no means random… Read More The Not-So-Grand Strategy Behind America’s Warring Around
The mainstream U.S. news media once more reveals itself to be a threat to responsible journalism and to the future of humanity… Read More Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
The war party is back in power and the odds of normal relations with Russia have dropped to zero… Read More McMaster Takes Charge: Trump Relinquishes Control of Foreign Policy