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Major Papers Urge Trump to Kill Syrians, Risk World War III

The New York Times (4/9/18) calls Syria “a crucial test for Mr. Trump, who has shirked America’s traditional leadership role.” Western governments accuse the Syrian...

Britain’s ex-MI6 chief thinks Western intervention saves lives, really wants to bomb Syria —...

A former UK intelligence chief appeared on the BBC to push for Western strikes on...

Nigel Farage breaks with ‘friend for life’ Donald Trump over military intervention in Syria...

Nigel Farage has turned his back on US President Donald Trump, as the former UKIP...

Taking the World to the Brink – Consortiumnews

As American drums beat again for war, Rick Sterling steps back to contemplate the possible consequences this time. By Rick Sterling...

Twitter reacts to Trump missile threat — RT US News

President Donald Trump warned Russia to “get ready” for missile strikes on Syria, in an off-the-cuff...

‘Trump is classic embattled leader looking for war to steer public attacks away from...

Donald Trump may launch a bombing campaign in Syria, calling it retaliation for Assad’s alleged poison...

“Why, This Isn’t Cuba”

Back in the 1890s those who believed conquering a continent was killing enough (without taking over Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc.) included...

US will act against ‘monster’ Assad with or without UN ‒ Haley — RT...

The US will act against the Syrian government with or without a UN blessing, US envoy...

Snipers Shooting Unarmed People at 100 Meters Isn’t a ‘Clash’

Despite the Washington Post headline (4/6/18), Palestinians’ burning tires have not been reported to have killed anyone, whereas Israeli live fire has killed 30...

US pulling out of Syria? Won’t happen, too much at stake – Eva Bartlett...

The US should, but likely won’t, pull out of Syria soon, independent journalist Eva Bartlett told...

1st OPCW chief on how John Bolton bullied him before Iraq War — RT...

The first OPCW chief, who tried to bring Iraq and Libya into the organization, told RT...

UK govt admits it ‘likely’ had contact with terrorist group linked to Manchester bomber...

The UK government has admitted it’s “likely” it had communication with members of a violent...
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Video: ‘Gaddafi told me he donated €20mn to Sarkozy campaign’ – top aide

Speaking to RT, a trusted adviser to Muammar Gaddafi shed light on how the late Libyan leader allegedly funneled €20 million to support the...

Afghanistan and Pakistan – Consortiumnews

The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with...

Trump defends Sinclair Broadcasting as ‘news script’ media scandal shakes America — RT US...

President Donald Trump has again defended Sinclair Broadcasting after a video showing over 100 American news...

NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians

NPR‘s headline (3/30/18) employs the passive voice: 16 Palestinians killed by whom? NPR, as FAIR has noted throughout the years (e.g., 8/14/01, 11/01, 2/5/02, 11/15/12,...

Americans Trust ‘Our’ Intelligence Agencies. Should We?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The record is clear that ‘our’ (that is, the ruling Establishment’s) intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, have lied...

Mass Deception and the Prelude to World War

In Libya, NATO bombed a path to Tripoli to help its proxy forces on the ground oust Gaddafi. Tens of thousands lost their lives...

U.S. and Russia Making Preparations for World War III

Eric Zuesse The anti-neoconservative Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who had been the chief aide to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and had opposed America’s invading...

New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Voter-Base

Eric Zuesse The Morning Consult poll released on March 30th headlines "Republicans Drive Biggest Decline in Voter Optimism Since Trump Took Office: Record drop isn't...

Conservatives want to #BoycottNetflix after Obama adviser joins company — RT US News

Netflix’s appointment of Obama-era UN Ambassador Susan Rice to its board has sparked a boycott among...

The Shameful U.S. Media Boycott Against Stephen F. Cohen

Eric Zuesse America’s leading scholar of Russia, Stephen F. Cohen, now retired from both Princeton and NYU, used to be, during the Cold War, regularly...

‘UK makes light sabers, Russia makes Novichok,’ Johnson brags – but what about Saudi...

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson bragged about the UK’s cultural influence, claiming its “arsenals” carried the...

Crime and Punishment? – Consortiumnews

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation for allegedly receiving millions of euros in illegal election campaign funding from Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. This...

Theresa May Playing a Reckless Game of Nuclear Roulette

Back in May 2017, just prior to the British general election, I wrote a piece arguing that a victory for Theresa May would see...

Migrants Are Taking a New Route Through Bosnia

Borna, Defend Europa, 27 March 2018 A new Balkan route through Bosnia has opened up for migrants: from Greece to Albania, then...

Entangling alliances or scoring at home? Why US went out of its way with...

The decision to expel 60 Russian diplomats suggests that President Donald Trump is either following the...

Oops! US government’s ‘global nuclear report’ forgets to mention 6 of 9 nuclear powers...

A report on the ‘Global Nuclear Landscape’ published by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has...

How the Military Controls America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly...

Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again

Photo by backpacker01 | CC BY 2.0 One must marvel at the first few paragraphs of Amnesty International’s recent press release: “The international community’s catastrophic failure...

The Dismal Dems in Stormy Times

Photo by Jamelle Bouie | CC BY 2.0 Beneath the endless madness of the Today in Tangerine Satan (TITS) show, aided and abetted by the...

Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Political Violence

We should be concerned about Jagmeet Singh’s support for political violence. But not the stuff that’s making news. While the media makes much of...

They Lied Us Into War, All of Them

And I don’t just mean Iraq War II. A friend wanted a list, so I whipped one up real quick. Gulf of Tonkin 1967: McNamara knew...

Eton mess? Elite UK private school’s most questionable students — RT UK News

Eton College, alma mater to 19 prime ministers and a king-in-waiting, is one of the...

Why America’s major news-media must change their thinking

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s ‘news’-media possess the mentality that characterizes a dictatorship, not a democracy. This will be documented in the linked-to...

15 years after Iraq War, same old MPs jump on chemical weapons claims in...

Many of the MPs who rushed to judgment over the Iraq War are now asserting...

Corbyn finds a fan in Mail columnist Peter Hitchens over his Russia stance —...

As the Russian spy poisoning saga rages on, Jeremy Corbyn has found an unlikely ally...

The Strategy of Tension Towards Russia and the Push to Nuclear War

The United States has devised on ongoing strategy of tension towards Russia. It has initiated economic sanctions against Moscow, concocted a narrative about ‘Russian aggression’ for...

What Results When U.S. Invades a Country

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker (UPDATED at bottom, as of 15 March 2018) The U.S. Government certainly leads the world in invasions and coups. In...

Corbyn warns against ‘McCarthyite intolerance of dissent’ over Russia accusations — RT UK News

Jeremy Corbyn has fiercely defied his critics, reiterating the need for evidence in the Sergei...

If We Want to Support Refugees, We Need To End the Wars That Create...

The concept of sanctuary, providing refuge and protection to people who are marginalized and oppressed, has a long history in the United States—even when...

Veterans for Peace 162 Supports Direct Talks between USA and North Korea

The East Bay Chapter of Veterans for Peace, Chapter #162 (which includes Oakland and Berkeley) has passed the following resolution...

Trump Is a Dangerous Idiot. So Why Are We Pushing Him Toward War?

There's a big conference going on at the moment in Brussels, where the bipartisan Alliance for Securing Democracy – a group of journos, pols,...

EU Braces for Fresh Migrant Surge

When ‘God Wills It!’: An American Reckoning

America may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began...

Establishment alarmed as Trump threatens to gut US ‘democracy promotion’ racket — RT US...

The foreign policy establishment in Washington is crying foul after the Trump administration proposed to cut...

Media Erase US Role in Syria’s Misery, Call for US to Inflict More Misery

Simon Tisdall argues in the Guardian (2/10/18) that “the West let down Syria”—not by fueling a murderous civil war, but by failing to ensure...

Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at unz.com Journalism — especially about important matters — is not a profession. It’s a calling.  Or else, if it’s not...

ISIS video of Niger ambush puts spotlight back on US mission in Africa —...

The US military mission in Niger is under renewed scrutiny after ISIS released a video of...

How Liars in U.S. ‘News’-Media Build on Lies in U.S. ‘News’

Eric Zuesse (originally published abridged by Strategic Culture Foundation) The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s...

Aggression – LewRockwell

Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress — RT US...

The US is seeking to contain Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and fend off...

Boris Johnson swerves questions on Saudi links to Syrian militants during car crash interview...

Boris Johnson failed to answer questions on Saudi Arabia’s alleged links to the Islamist militia...

‘Clinton lost as incompetent candidate, but Trump tweets breathe life into Russia collusion claims’...

Donald Trump must move on from the Mueller investigation, as he is merely fueling it by...

Trump vows to hold ‘reasonably’ cheap parade with ‘lots of flyovers’ — RT US...

President Trump is relentless in his dream of boosting his country’s “spirit” with a grand military...

Britain Officially Prepares Now for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing...

‘The United States Is Driving a Wedge Between the Two Koreas’

Janine Jackson interviewed Christine Hong about United States/Korean history for the February 16, 2018, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Julian Assange and His Doppelgänger

Walking along Hans Crescent every morning on my way to work, I stop briefly to look up at the balcony fronting the room which...

Democracy promotion is ‘US policy’, TV panel concludes — RT US News

Citing dozens of well-documented cases of direct US interference in foreign lands is just Russian whataboutism...

Russiagate-Trump Gets Solved by Giant of American Investigative Journalism

Eric Zuesse Lucy Komisar, who is perhaps the greatest living investigative journalist, has discovered — and has documented in detail — that the source of...

Treating North Korea Rough

Photo by John Pavelka | CC BY 2.0 Since entering office, the Trump administration has directed a reckless and dangerous pressure campaign against North Korea...

Something for Everyone (in the Military-Industrial Complex)

Think of it as the chicken-or-the-egg question for the ages: Do very real threats to the United States inadvertently benefit the military-industrial complex or...

The Three Global Super-Powers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and U.S. After World War II,...

Russian ‘meddling’ as bad as Pearl Harbor attack, some US pundits claim — RT...

Following the underwhelming indictment of ‘Russian trolls’ for alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections, some...

Leaked chats reveal Assange’s extreme disdain for Hillary Clinton — RT US News

WikiLeaks has never concealed its feelings about Hillary Clinton, but leaked chats obtained by The Intercept...

Banned News: Rapid Movement Now Toward Global Nuclear War

U.S. Preparations to Conquer Soon Donbass, N. Korea, & Syria world news compiled by Eric Zuesse —— https://freeukrainenow.org/2018/01/19/fearing-peace-the-u-s-humiliates-south-korea-threatens-north-korea-japanese-and-u-s-historical-aggression-against-korea/#more-6950 Fearing peace, the U.S. humiliates South Korea, threatens North Korea....

Ex-CIA operative says US has long meddled in elections, but it’s OK since they...

As Democrats indict Russians over "election meddling," former CIA officers say the US has been interfering...
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Video: ‘Area destroyed, ISIS might return any moment’ – Sirte locals over a year...

More than a year has passed since the Libyan city of Sirte was liberated from ISIS, but locals still fear for their lives. The...

Your guide to top anti-Russia think tanks in US & who funds them —...

Countering Russia has become a lucrative industry in Washington. In recent years, the think tank business...

Rand Paul & the art of filibustering — RT US News

The US government shut down for a few hours after Senator Rand Paul made the lawmakers...

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Ever since 1948, the U.S. Government’s foreign policies have been consistently focused upon breaking up the Soviet Union and...

Korea: What the Generals Aren’t Telling You

The retired Generals on the talk-show circuit look grim.  They say if the US attacks North Korea, it will retaliate and bomb Seoul, South...

Another Warmonger Rewarded for Being Wrong on Iraq War

Max Boot: How many blow-everything-up pundits does one paper need? How many war-boosters does the Washington Post need? Tuesday, the capital’s most influential paper announced...

Why Democrats Love Bush Now – Consortiumnews

The renewed popularity of George W. Bush among Democrats may reflect a growing tolerance of war among American voters, notes...

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Just One of Many US Policies That Legalize Discrimination Against...

People take part in a protest against President Trump's travel ban in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2017. (Photo: Ronen Tivony / NurPhoto...

Tillerson’s Promise of More War in Syria Gets Warm Reception From Corporate Media

Washington Post (1/22/18): Tillerson will break with Obama’s Syria policies by maintaining the occupation of Syria started by Obama. In a speech at Stanford this...

Refugees from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries to face tougher US anti-terrorist screening — RT US...

Washington announced it will limit entry of asylum seekers from 11 countries, reported to be Muslim-majority...

4 times US military sites were exposed online — RT US News

Fitness tracking apps have inadvertently revealed the locations of secret US military sites in the world’s...

The War in America’s ‘Democratic’ Party

Over Whether to Go to War Against Russia Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 23rd, Joe Biden virtually threw his hat into the 2020...

Donald Trump would apologize over retweet of far-right Britain First (if asked) — RT...

US President Donald Trump said he would apologize for retweeting Islamophobic videos by far-right group...

Kissinger & elder statesmen take on modern challenges — RT US News

In testimony before the Senate, national security strategists from the Nixon, Reagan and Bush administrations identified...

WaPo Editor Blames Lack of US Leadership for Famine Caused by US Leadership

Washington Post‘s Jackson Diehl (1/21/18): “It’s getting easier for regimes to commit — and get away with — crimes against humanity.” “American leadership” is one...

Puerto Rico to privatize crippled power utility PREPA — RT US News

As Puerto Rico continues its recovery from Hurricane Maria’s devastation, the island’s government plans to sell...

Regime Change and Globalization Fuel Europe’s Refugee and Migrant Crisis – Consortiumnews

Right-wing populists are exploiting the migration issue in both the United States and Europe, but dismissing their arguments would be...

‘Assad Must Go!’ – Antiwar.com Blog

Confirming that the US military presence inside Syria had little to do with fighting ISIS, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson unveiled in detail...

Peace Should Be Integral to the Women’s March

There is one thing missing from the upcoming Women’s March publicity and philosophy: the urgent need for Peace not War! The March will speak out...

The Whole World Is Sick and Tired

Media Lies About Fake News

Eric Zuesse A major new Gallup report that was issued on January 16th headlined “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy” (it’s issued in conjunction with...

‘Very possible’ that N. Korea crisis can’t be resolved peacefully – Trump — RT...

It's “very possible” that the standoff with North Korea might not be resolved peacefully, Donald Trump...

Uncle ‘kidnapped, raped niece before hiding her body in freezer,’ court hears — RT...

An “obsessed” man kidnapped, raped and slit his niece’s throat before hiding her body in...

Chelsea Manning Challenges Anti-Russia Fanatic Ben Cardin – Antiwar.com Blog

In a typical foray into reckless hyperbole, Cardin told a public forum in November: “When you use cyber in an affirmative way to compromise...

France to offer UK Brexit olive branch… in exchange for migrants & money —...

Britain could be backed into a corner and forced to take on more migrants and...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on False Hawaii Missile Alert, and Calls for Accountability and...

Washington, DC – In an interview today on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) called on the State of Hawai‘i...

U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to the most reliable reporter on the war in Syria, who anonymously blogs at his “Moon of Alabama” site, the United States...

The Problem Isn’t Just That Trump’s a Racist. It’s That He Keeps Acting On...

I am the daughter of two immigrants who moved our family to the United States for a better life and richer opportunities. I am an...

Walking Down the Legislative Path To Overthrowing the Iran Government – Antiwar.com Blog

On Tuesday, there was a United States House of Representatives floor vote on H.Res 676, a resolution praising recent...

In Defense of Charlie Chaplin

January 11, 2018 by Arturo Desimone by “The Little Tramp and the Refugees who Loved, then Loathed...

The Most Important Country the US Military Has Conquered – Antiwar.com Blog

Yes, the U.S. military is involved throughout the world. But even smart maps like this one neglect the one country truly conquered by...

How to Sell Invasions to Americans

Eric Zuesse Here’s an automated email that I received on January 9th from the neoconservative Foreign Policy magazine’s publicity department, pumping the magazine’s five top...

How Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post Became the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex’s Chief Propagandist

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It used to be that the New York Times and the Washington Post competed against each other to be...

Happy New Year! | Dissident Voice

2018 is going to be a fun fun year. And to better prepare yourself for all the merrymaking here is a calendar of some...

Who will pay the $250+ billion reconstruction cost in Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States Government says that Syria’s Government caused the U.N.-estimated "at least $250 billion" cost to restore Syria...

What Makes Muslim Ban 3.0 So Dangerous

This article is a joint publication of Foreign Policy in Focus and In These Times. Two years ago this December, Donald Trump issued his now infamous statement: "Donald...

Notes From Europe’s African Border

Photo by BRQ Network | CC BY 2.0 Refugees do not show up in the Mediterranean Sea as if from nowhere. By the time they...
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Video: Italy sending almost 500 troops to fight migrant flows in Africa

Italy's to send almost 500 troops to the border between Niger and Libya, saying it wants to control human trafficking and the smuggling of...

Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was...

Rex Tillerson is ‘proud’ of US diplomacy, but should he? — RT US News

In an op-ed published in the New York Times, the US Secretary of State writes he...

Tory minister says Syrians are suffering because Britain didn’t invade… despite ghosts of Iraq...

Britain stood back and allowed President Bashar Assad to kill civilians and cause a humanitarian...

US evangelical Christians ‘uncritically supporting’ Trump, says Bishop of Liverpool — RT UK News

English Bishop Paul Bayes has condemned US religious heads who support Donald Trump, saying they...

King Donald’s First Christmas, and America Has No Room At the Inn | By...

‘Twas the night before the night before Christmas — no better time for King Donald I to bask in newfound adulation amid his members-only...

Polls Increasingly Confirming that America Is a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on December 18th, “Americans View Government as Nation's Top Problem in 2017”. Their report made clear that though this finding was...

When the Unthinkable Becomes Quotidian: Thermic Runaway and Strangelovian Palaver | By Phil Rockstroh

The effects of humankind created Climate Chaos are proving to be more devastating than even the most grim predictions. Wealth inequity is worse than...

The Voice of America as Trojan Horse

...or Democracy as American franchise. The Voice of America has always been a ploy to coerce the people into believing that state corporatism is the...

The Two Main Ways Corporate Media Will Whitewash McCain’s Legacy

“McCain has never wavered in his support for democracy and human rights,” the Washington Post‘s Fred Hiatt declares (12/17/17)–which will be news to...

Uber driver ‘admits murder’ of British diplomat found dead in Beirut — RT UK...

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 09:09 Edited time: 18 Dec, 2017 11:41 An Uber driver...

Trump’s new security strategy to keep Russia & China as main competitors — RT...

Published time: 18 Dec, 2017 10:55 Edited time: 18 Dec, 2017 12:03 Trump’s new national security...

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

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Video: Saved at sea: More than 100 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters

More than 130 migrants were rescued from choppy waters in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday after they were found floating off the coast of...

The Entire US-Middle East Political Framework Just Collapsed – Antiwar.com Blog

Now that US President Donald Trump has fully adopted the Israeli rightwing political discourse on Palestine, the Palestinian Authority is in a very tough...

The Evil Freak – LewRockwell

Trump’s expanded travel ban goes into full effect – State Department — RT US...

The US State Department announced that it is fully implementing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban,...

We the Sheeple: the Blind Reading the Blind

Shortly after the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, made a candid...

Boris Johnson wants Britain back in the Middle East to fight terrorism — RT...

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 14:25 Boris Johnson has called the war in Iraq a...

Details emerge of Downing Street terrorist bomb plan — RT UK News

Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 12:23 British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to be...

Supreme Court Allows Trump’s Travel Ban 3.0 To Go Into Effect

President Donald Trump’s third iteration of the travel ban can go into effect while lower courts review its merits, the Supreme Court...

As Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Muslim Ban, Civil Rights Attorneys Vow to...

The Supreme Court handed a victory to President Donald Trump Monday, when it allowed his latest travel ban to go into effect even as...

MI5 could have ‘avoided’ Manchester Arena terrorist bombing, official report finds — RT UK...

The attack on the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people in March could have been...

Allowing Muslim Ban to Go into Effect, US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of...

This a breaking news development and will be updated... "Shameful... Another stain added to our nation's history." —Faiza N. Ali, social justice activist In 7-2 ruling...

US deployment of drones in Niger is a ‘big problem for Africa’ — RT...

The Niger government’s recent decision to allow American drones over its territory will accomplish little in...

The Key Reason Why the USA Keeps Losing Wars – Antiwar.com Blog

In a word, dishonesty. That’s the key reason why America keeps losing its wars of choice, whether in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, or elsewhere. Dishonesty...

Armed US drones to start flying combat missions over Niger – reports — RT...

Armed American drones will soon begin flying over Niger following approval of their use by the...

WikiLeaks’ Assange to ‘fake news’ CNN — RT US News

Julian Assange fired back at CNN after the network ran a story repeating claims by former...

USAF aerobatics team ‘Thunderbirds’ commander axed over ‘leadership & risk management style’ — RT...

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 10:14 The US Air Force has dismissed the leader of its...

Benghazi attack ‘mastermind’ acquitted of murder, convicted of terrorism — RT US News

The man accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the US diplomatic compound...

Warmongering Neocons Have Opened Pandora’s Box

Photo by DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 To some on the geopolitical stage, “stability” is something like a sacred word. Of course, the devil is...

The U.S. Aristocracy’s Smear-Russia Campaign: Big Brother at Work

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Billionaires, both liberal and conservative ones, own, and their corporations advertise in and their ‘charities’ donate to, America’s mainstream...

If Clinton won we would be at war – Susan Sarandon — RT US...

Actress and activist Susan Sarandon believes that had Hillary Clinton won the election, “we would be...
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Video: ‘EU must recognize they are part of modern slavery problem’ – African analyst

Protesters in Paris and Rome are blaming EU policies for the emergence of modern-day slavery and human trafficking coming from Libya. France blames the...

How Iran Came to Be Called ‘The Top State Sponsor of Terrorism’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org While I happened to be researching another subject, a central question in the investigation came to be how Iran...

Trump condemns Sinai mosque attack — RT US News

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 20:30 Edited time: 25 Nov, 2017 00:47 Condemning the attack on...

Why Everyone Uses the US Dollar

South Korea deports American caught wandering near DMZ — RT US News

South Korean authorities have deported an American man who was caught wandering near the highly fortified...

Trump Continues Obama’s Support of Nazism

Eric Zuesse On November 16th, U.S. President Donald Trump, acting through an agent of his agent U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, voted at the U.N. against...

US ready to ‘fight for justice’ in Syria without UN approval – Haley —...

The US does not consider itself constrained by the United Nations Security Council and might seek...

Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup confess

Eric Zuesse The overthrow of the democratically elected President of Ukraine in February 2014 was one of the most important geostrategic occurrences during the past...

America’s Renegade Warfare – Consortiumnews

Exclusive: Claiming the right to launch preemptive wars and fighting an ill-defined “global war on terror,” the U.S. government has...

Primary Victims of the Canadian State echo Foreign Policy Mythology

The power of foreign policy nationalism is immense. Even the primary victims of the Canadian state have been drawn into this country’s mythology. Dispossessed of...

The Biggest Threat to World Peace Is NATO

Eric Zuesse On November 8th, Britain’s Daily Mail bannered “NATO tells Europe to prepare for 'rapid deployment’:” and sub-headed “Defence chiefs say roads, bridges and...
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Video: Crime of compassion? People helping refugees are considered criminals by EU – UK...

The EU's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and return them to “horrific” prisons in Libya is “inhuman,”...

How the U.S. Aristocracy Deceive the U.S. Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The progressive former Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman wrote at Forbes, on 22 July 2014: Another year has passed with...

Someone in Russia sent some tweets, Theresa May warns the entire Western world may...

Theresa May deployed two methods of distraction at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech in London:...

US court allows Trump’s travel ban to take partial effect — RT US News

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:37 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:41 The 9th Circuit Court...

Just How Broke – LewRockwell

Why Robert Mueller Was Selected to Be the Special Prosecutor

Eric Zuesse It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S....

Khan & Corbyn call for Boris Johnson to be sacked over diplomatic gaffes —...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined calls for Boris Johnson to be sacked as UK...

What Craziness Is Going On in Saudi Arabia? | By Eric Margolis

What’s going on in Saudi Arabia? Over 200 bigwigs detained and billions of ‘illegal profits’ of some $800 billion confiscated. The kingdom is in an...

Ever Hear of a Place Called Azawad? How About Timbuktu?

Photo by Emilio Labrador | CC BY 2.0 It may not be the heart of Africa but it is the key to Africa. Forget about...

Iranian media says Boris Johnson’s gaffe was proof of ‘cover-up’ over jailed British woman...

Boris Johnson has had quite a week. But, unlike his fellow cabinet ministers, the foreign...

Why a Special Counsel Should Be Appointed to Investigate Robert Mueller

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Some of the finest investigative journalists have recently documented different parts of what constitutes, in its totality, a single...

America’s Trump, w. 37% Favorable Rating, Seeks Overthrow of Iran’s Rouhani, w. 62% Favorable...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The investigative journalist Gareth Porter says that  U.S. President Donald Trump, whose favorable-rating among Americans is 37%, is determined...

MI6 ‘doesn’t trust’ Boris Johnson enough to share information with him, claims report —...

Published time: 2 Nov, 2017 09:29 Edited time: 2 Nov, 2017 10:28 British spy agency...

Manhattan attacker was likely radicalized inside US – retired army general — RT US...

The New York terrorist may have been a “lone wolf” but his attack is part of...

Chrystia Freeland: Canada doesn’t engage in “regime change”

A huge surprise to the people of Libya, Haiti, Honduras, Chile, Democratic Rep. Congo, Ghana, Uganda, Guatemala, and ... It may walk and quack like...

US issues travel warning to Niger amid calls for drone strikes in the country...

The US State Department issued a travel warning for the West African country of Niger and...

Hillary Clinton Keeps Pointing Fingers – Consortiumnews

Hillary Clinton blames others for last year’s electoral defeat, never recognizing that many Americans — both Democrats and Republicans —...

Does Russia Produce ‘Fake News’? Or Does America? Or Both?

Eric Zuesse The biggest difference between American and Russian news-reporting has been a simple factual issue between the two sides, on what incident started the...

US judiciary has no say over Trump’s wars, DoJ argues in court — RT...

The US Justice Department believes that courts should not have a say over how the administration...

There’s Only One Party in DC

Niger, Niger Burning Bright

Photo by Homini:) | CC by 2.0 Nobody knows anything. Trump can’t recall the names of the slain soldiers. Mad Dog Mattis can’t explain what...

‘Main creator of terrorism is US war on terror, not terrorists’ — RT US...

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 13:55 The US’ only answer to terrorism is violence against violence,...

Afghan-style West Africa invasion played out in US war college drill — RT US...

A simulation game for US war-college students prepared participants for an invasion of West Africa in...

Pentagon justifies military expansion in Africa as key to ‘global strategy’ — RT US...

The Pentagon is calling for an increase in the US military footprint in Africa, where there...

Far-right ‘Identitarian’ movement aiming to launch UK branch, but who are they? — RT...

A far-right movement which has united young nationalists from Canada, the US and across the...

US restarts visa processing for 6 countries after ‘dangerously flawed’ travel ban ruling —...

The White House has described Tuesday’s ruling by a Hawaiian judge, blocking Donald Trump’s controversial travel...

Black Is White, White Is Black, in the Washington Post

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Washington Post presents a shockingly imaginary Syria, in which the U.S. Government has been the friend of the...

British banks possibly ‘conduits for laundered money’ in South African corruption scandal — RT...

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 09:31 Edited time: 20 Oct, 2017 08:15 It has emerged...

France requests more US troops to fight ISIS in West Africa — RT America

The US must step up support for French troops fighting Islamic State in West Africa, the...

RT reports from Moria — RT UK

British aid money is propping up a European migrant camp routinely likened to a prison....

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth – Consortiumnews

Australia’s public broadcasting network gave Hillary Clinton an open mike to defame WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange as “a tool of Russian...

Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth

Photo by Kyle Taylor | CC by 2.0 On 16 October, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation aired an interview with Hillary Clinton: one of many to...

Boycott Israel & you won’t get aid donations, Hurricane Harvey victims told — RT...

Published time: 20 Oct, 2017 15:13 Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated...

McCain threatens White House with subpoena for info on Niger attacks — RT America

Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) says that he will subpoena the White House for information regarding the...

Is UK’s demonization of Russia the geopolitical blunder of a generation? – MP asks...

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 13:16 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 17:48 Britain cannot pinpoint...

Hawaii judge blocks Trump’s travel ban — RT America

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 18:57 Edited time: 17 Oct, 2017 19:44 A federal judge in...

Trump, Iran and the US drive for world hegemony

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William Astore on the Myths We Tell Ourselves – Antiwar.com Blog

John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff and a retired Marine Corps general, held a press conference on Thursday to deny he’s quitting or...
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Video: Seeking Justice: Victim appeals to EU court claiming NATO killed his entire family

A Libyan humanitarian peace activist will take his case to the European Court of Appeal on Thursday. Khaled El-Hamedi is seeking justice after his...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court has vacated a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

The Rising of Britain’s “New Politics”

As the Tories plot to get rid of Prime Minister Theresa May, John Pilger analyses the alternative Labour Party, specifically its foreign policy, which...

U.S. Public Don’t Care if ‘News’Media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To say that the U.S. public don’t care if ‘news’media lie, is shocking, but I shall here present evidence...

The Rise of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

As more Britons turn toward Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, the British establishment is upping the pressure on the “radical”...

The Rising of Britain’s ‘New Politics’

Photo by DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside town of Brighton seemed not to...

Boris Johnson goes Caracas

Shame people with no knowledge or understanding of Libya want to play politics with the appallingly dangerous reality in Sirte. — Boris Johnson, Twitter, October...

Trump wants cash-strapped NATO ally Britain to send more troops to Afghanistan

More British soldiers could be asked to return to the ‘graveyard of empires’ to take...

Tony Blair tipped to become mediator between Catalonia & Madrid

Despite Tony Blair’s failure to secure peace in the Middle East and his launching of...

PM May or President Bartlett: Are UK leader’s words stolen from TV show ‘West...

Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 10:58 Edited time: 4 Oct, 2017 12:08 Often accused of...

Trump and ‘His Generals’ on Collision Course Over Iran

With President Trump again facing the requirement to certify whether Iran is complying with the P5+1 nuclear deal this month, it looks like a...

Trial underway of alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack

Published time: 2 Oct, 2017 23:47 The trial of the man accused of planning the attack...

Britain doesn’t have clout to influence Yemen crisis, ex-defense attaché to Saudi tells RT

Fifty years since it abandoned its imperial foothold in Aden, Britain is again involved in...

Trump adds Chad to renewed travel ban

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Wars Are Not Fought To ‘Protect Your Freedoms’

A number of years ago I was at an antiwar protest in St. Petersburg, FL where one of my fellow protesters was holding a...

Wars Are Not Fought To ‘Protect Your Freedoms’

A number of years ago I was at an antiwar protest in St. Petersburg, FL where one of my fellow protesters was holding a...

‘How can you look away?’ British lifeguard describes true horror of Mediterranean migrant crisis

British lifeguard Austin Wainwright has been on the front line of the migrant crisis in...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in August focused on Official Washington’s growing hostility toward dissent, the Trump administration’s drift toward...

Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0 Is Still Unconstitutional

Donald Trump attends the 9/11 Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, September 11, 2017. (Photo: Jim Mattis) After federal courts struck down Donald...

Trump adds N. Korea & Venezuela to new travel ban, removes Sudan

Published time: 25 Sep, 2017 00:00 Edited time: 25 Sep, 2017 01:28 A new extended travel...

N Korea, Venezuela added to Trump’s banned states, Sudan removed

Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will face new restrictions in travelling to the United States based on...

American Propagandist Warns of Russian Propaganda

After President Donald Trump’s detestable performance at the United Nations General Assembly last week, the New York Times had an opportunity to counter the...

Charity rents out Trump’s childhood home to refugees in publicity stunt

The international charity Oxfam rented out President Trump’s childhood home in Queens, New York, letting four...

Wing and a prayer? US Air Force may ground aging 100 A-10s

The US Air Force may ground around 100 of its A-10 Warthog jets already in 2018...

Trump Pushes US Closer to War

Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday moved the world closer to war. The speech was Hitlerian in tone and content, filled...

Trump’s UN Speech

I listened to part of Trump’s UN speech this morning. I was so embarrassed for him and for my country that I had to...

Chip off the old block: Trump’s threats at UNGA echo those of his predecessors

Words of a US president should not be taken lightly, as they can be followed by...

Eurocrats Demand More African ‘Refugees’ for Norway

The EU Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, has sent a letter to the Norwegian Minister of Migration, Sylvi Listhaug, urging the country to “increase...

‘I'll always be indebted’: DOJ demands more of Barrett Brown's money

Journalist Barrett Brown is having another row with the Department of Justice. He has received a...

White House Pushes Stricter Travel Ban, Pointing to London Attack

While no information has been released about the nationalities of two suspects in Friday's subway bombing in London, national security advisor H.R. McMaster indicated...

Year of terror: Timeline of ISIS attacks in Great Britain

Published time: 16 Sep, 2017 07:54 Edited time: 16 Sep, 2017 09:48 The Parsons Green...

Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses —...

Behold a Pale Horse

Anti-war argument 'winning' despite setback in Congress – Ron Paul to RT

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) fight to repeal post-9/11 Authorizations for Use of Military Force (AUMF) went...

Supreme Court blocks 9th Circuit restrictions on Trump's refugee ban

Published time: 11 Sep, 2017 18:27 Edited time: 11 Sep, 2017 18:48 The US Supreme Court...

Trump’s Continuing Refusal to Prosecute the 9/11 Funders

Eric Zuesse By now, it has been well documented that, as I documented on January 29th, "Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents”....

What America’s Aristocracy Want

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top...

U.N. Enablers of ‘Aggressive War’

Special Report: U.N. investigative reports, like a new one condemning Syria for alleged sarin use, are received as impartial and...

Grandkids, cousins among relatives exempt from Trump travel ban – US appeals court

Published time: 8 Sep, 2017 00:16 Edited time: 8 Sep, 2017 01:34 A US appeals court...

Facebook post calling for death of all British Muslims ends in jail sentence

An internet troll who called for all British Muslims to be killed has been jailed...
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Video: Putin: Military hysteria over N. Korea may lead to planetary catastrophe, heavy loss...

The examples of Iraq and Libya have convinced the North Korean leadership that only nuclear deterrence can protect them, so no sanctions can dissuade...

How ‘Regime Change’ Wars Led to Korea Crisis

Exclusive: The U.S.-led aggressions against Iraq and Libya are two war crimes that keep on costing, with their grim examples...

Gallup: Only Republicans’ Trust in Newsmedia Plunged After 2003

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 25th, Gallup headlined "Republicans', Democrats' Views of Media Accuracy Diverge”, and reported that ever since America's newsmedia...

Number of Islamic radicals feared to be in UK revealed by EU counter-terrorism chief

Published time: 1 Sep, 2017 10:05 Edited time: 1 Sep, 2017 13:54 The UK has...

US warns citizens of terrorist attacks threat at European tourist hotspots

The US has extended a European travel alert for its citizens, warning that terrorists continue to...

‘This Has Always Been a Failed and Failing War’

Janine Jackson interviewed Phyllis Bennis about Trump’s Afghan War escalation for the August 25, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...

Trump Continues Invasions that Can’t Succeed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Do you remember the Vietnam War, which produced somewhere between 1,450,000 and 3,595,000 deaths? What good did America’s invasion...

Boris bashing: Foreign Sec ridiculed as ‘joke’ by Trump team, EU diplomats & UK...

Published time: 29 Aug, 2017 13:06 US President Donald Trump’s team does not want to...

Afghanistan and the Collapse of American Governance

For years Donald Trump called for an end to America’s war in Afghanistan. Yet as president he has quickly decided to expand the war....
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Video: Refugee hate preacher receives $620K in social benefits in Switzerland

A Libyan immigrant who called on Allah to “destroy” non-Muslims during his prayer in a Swiss mosque claimed $620000 in social benefits for over...

Mapping the World’s Most Liveable Cities

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge August 24, 2017 If you want to move to one of the world’s most liveable cities, pack your bags and book flights...

Lessons on North Korea from the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nearly 55 years ago, in October 1962, I was a college student who’d just turned 20. The Cuban Missile Crisis began the day after my...

The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government leads a global operation to make racist fascism ‘respectable’ again. On 21 November 2014, in a vote...

A Personal Message from Daniel Ellsberg

When the folks at Antiwar.com asked me to write a note to help them raise funds I immediately accepted for...

Trump and the Geopolitics of Crazy

The United States has beaten its head against the wall of North Korea for more than 70 years, and that wall has changed little...

Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism...

Tillerson calls out Turkey, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Iran over religious freedom

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has singled out several Muslim-majority countries for violating religious freedoms....

How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence

As white nationalism and the so-called “alt-Right” have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies.  But...

Europe: Migrant Crisis Reaches Spain

The Agony of ‘Regime Change’ Refugees

Exclusive: There are positive signs of Syrians returning to Aleppo after the ouster of Al Qaeda’s militants. But the legacy...

Cultural Marxism

What are blind spots? They are lacunae in the minds of excellent analysts.  My stock in trade is political economics, so I will confine...

Kim vs. Trump, “Behavior” vs. “Misbehavior”, Who are the Lunatics? Bringing a Peaceful End...

United States president Donald Trump said of North Korea: “We want to talk about a country that has misbehaved for many, many years, decades…”...

Tony Blair bankrolled by wealthy Arab state while Middle East peace envoy – leaked...

Published time: 14 Aug, 2017 10:22 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was funded by...

The Fire and Fury of Nuclear War

The latest terroristic bombast out of Donald Trump about unleashing “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea is very...

Only Morons Believe the US Empire

Usually foreign analysts of the American political scene are either sycophantic or just annoying, but no one would dare say that about Aussie observer Caitlin...

US can 'tolerate' nuclear North Korea, says Obama adviser blasting Trump

Susan Rice, former US ambassador to the UN and national security adviser to Barack Obama, has...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in July focused on the first meeting between Presidents Trump and Putin, the growing chaos...

U.S. Government and Press Lie Constantly, with Total Impunity

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. press don’t report this fact, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The following will document its...

Liberating Europe from Russian Gas

Photo by cea + | CC BY 2.0 Congress has responded to the president’s apparent intention to improve ties with Moscow with a bill imposing...

Insouciance or Respect for Human Life?

What is the level of respect for the sanctity of human life? A respect for the sanctity of all human life has seemingly not evolved...

Ron Paul Says War Drums Beating: North Korea Tops the List

Last weekend’s UN Security Council Resolution imposing sanctions on North Korea for testing missiles opens the door to a US...

Fake Newsarama

APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA APPIP ERROR:nodata[ (0) NO DATA The American media specializes in fake news. Indeed, since...

Polls: U.S. Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the U.S. is viewed by peoples around the world...

You Cannot Begin a Crime in Good Faith

This morning we handed out flyers on Kellogg Boulevard in St. Paul. We encountered very few who knew why it is called that. Frank...

Civil groups sue State Department for refusing to process visas of lottery winners

A quartet of civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the State Department for refusing...

What is the British govt really hiding in its secret archives?

As Britain’s love affair with state secrecy collides yet again with public demands for transparency,...

Rationalism and Nuclear Lunancy

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is ramping up its nuclear deterrence, and this is causing consternation and wild proclamations from western officials...

Jordan: Seize Opportunity to End Impunity for Rape

AMMAN - Jordanian lawmakers will decide on August 1, 2017 whether to remove or amend an infamous provision in the country’s 1960 penal code...

Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

Eric Zuesse Results have recently been published from surveys of 68,759 people in 69 countries around the world during 2016 by WIN/Gallup International, which organization...

Never Give Up Your Nukes

THE MEDIA IS NOW filled with headlines about North Korea’s missile test on Friday, which demonstrated that its ICBMs may be able to reach the continental U.S....

Just How Evil Is John McCain?

As soon as John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer, a bipartisan chorus of praise for the career politician emerged. Whether McCain is the good...

Urgent Warning: Time to Hit the Reset Button on US-Korean Policy

Touching down in Washington DC Friday night after a peace delegation to South Korea organized by the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea...

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

The Washington Post urges “Washington and the world beyond…to absorb the example that Mr. McCain sets every day.” In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar...

WaPo Worships Principled, Humanitarian McCain That’s Never Existed

In a fawning editorial Saturday (7/22/17), pillar of the national security establishment Washington Post fell over itself to commend a John McCain that never...

Trump and the Christian Fascists

Donald Trump's ideological vacuum, the more he is isolated and attacked, is being filled by the Christian right. This Christianized fascism, with its network...

The Bloody ‘Liberation’ of Mosul

Official Washington deemed Syria’s defeat of jihadists occupying Aleppo a “war crime” but called the U.S.-backed defeat of ISIS in...

State Dept. bans American travel to North Korea

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 16:56 Edited time: 22 Jul, 2017 11:51 The Trump administration will...

Dismantling McCain’s Distastrous Legacy

It is hard to estimate how much influence over U.S. domestic and foreign policy John McCain had. With his illness upgraded to a glioblastoma...

Europe’s Shameful Refugee Policy

This time of year Mediterranean beaches are the destinations of choice for many European holidaymakers; it’s also the beginning of the busiest time of...

Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Is Unaccounted-For

Eric Zuesse Now, and for many decades past, the American public has displayed far higher confidence and trust in “The Military” than in any other...

America’s Invasion of Syria

Will it finally end now? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. government has invaded and occupies Syria to overthrow its President, Bashar al-Assad and...

Empire of Destruction: Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh

You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of taking out a carefully identified and...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in June dealt with the seemingly endless Russia-gate frenzy, President Trump’s stumbling debut on the...

EU Civil War: Austria Threatens to send Army to Italy Border in 24 Hours...

Austria has warned it will send soldiers to close the border with Italy in 24 hours if Rome decides to take the...

Afghan girls win courage medal at robot competition

An all-girl team from Afghanistan was awarded a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international...

Auguries of Innocence & Navel-Gazing

Does our understanding of freedom depend on how we respond to two contra cosmological paradigms…namely the interaction between the ‘particular’ and the ‘universal’ …or...
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Video: Operation Sophia: Migrant rescue op ‘lunacy’ & ‘shame of Europe’ – Belgian Minister

Europe's main maritime operation against people trafficking from Libya has been branded 'lunacy' and 'a shame on Europe' by Belgium's migration minister. Via Youtube

Obama’s AWOL Anti-War Protesters

Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 as a peace candidate. He signaled that he would...

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

An interview with F. William Engdahl The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and...

How Trump's Travel Ban Imposes White Supremacist Definitions of Kinship on Muslim Immigrants

Trump's revised travel ban is a reminder that the state has long been in the business of defining who counts as kin, with many...

The Logic in North Korean ‘Madness’

North Korea’s nuclear deterrent is a logical – not crazy – reaction to U.S. “regime change” wars in Iraq and...

Trump intervenes to get visas for Afghan robotics girls' team

A team of Afghan girls will be allowed into the US to participate in an international...

Tough vetting for new refugees entering US after 50,000 yearly limit reached

Published time: 14 Jul, 2017 00:02 Edited time: 14 Jul, 2017 19:51 President Donald Trump’s administration...

US Experts Say North Korean Leadership May Be Ruthless and Reckless, But They Are...

Despite the rhetoric from the Trump administration about military confrontation with North Korea, the common theme of many U.S. experts on North Korea is...

The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Alliances between nations are military. Without being military, they would be nothing. Trade agreements don’t require any alliances at...

‘We failed completely to break people smuggling in the Mediterranean’ – UK Lords’ inquiry...

Published time: 13 Jul, 2017 21:53 Edited time: 13 Jul, 2017 21:54 While the EU...

The US Just Liberated Mosul

The mainstream media appears to be celebrating ISIS’ recent defeat in Mosul, albeit with some reservations. The media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the...

‘There Is Myopia in Western Media Covering the Refugee Crisis’

Janine Jackson interviewed Vijay Prashad about displaced people for the July 7, 2017, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. ...
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Video: Fierce clashes erupt outside Tripoli, at least 4 dead, dozens injured

Violent clashes have erupted outside the Libyan capital. According to the country's health ministry, the shooting left at least 4 people dead, civilians among...
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Video: Questioning the police update on Manchester Arena terror attack: BBC’s Nick Garnett (06Jul2017)

BBC's Nick Garnett delivers police update on the Manchester Arena terror attack; Islamists being funded by the West; links between Manchester and Libyan ... Via...

Back To Benghazi – Are More US Troops the Answer?, asks Ron Paul

The Obama Administration’s lies (crafted mostly by Hillary Clinton) to “justify” a US attack on Libya were grotesque and the...

Cozy relationship between Blair govt & Gaddafi regime uncovered in secret files

Published time: 11 Jul, 2017 15:04 Secret Libyan files uncovered by lawyers and presented as...

Royal Saud Family Seek Trump’s Support Against Qatar’s Royal Thani Family

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s now war between the fundamentalist Sunni Sauds who own the world’s most oil-rich nation Saudi Arabia, versus the...

Civilian death toll rises to over 600 in US-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in...

A new Operation Inherent Resolve report has confirmed a total of 603 civilian deaths in the...

Benghazi, DNC Lawsuit, & Mysterious Deaths

If you didn’t already know, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was sued by Bernie Sanders supporters last year for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, deceptive conduct, unjust...

Vijay Prashad on Displaced People

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Manchester Arena suicide bomber may not have acted alone – police

Published time: 6 Jul, 2017 11:28 Edited time: 6 Jul, 2017 11:36 British police are...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on North Korea’s ICBM Test

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) released the following statement after North Korea’s recent successful Intercontinental Ballistic Missile test: “North Korea’s latest successful...

As Deathtoll Rises, EU Condemned for 'Failing Policies' on Refugee Crisis

As the European Union called on member countries to contribute more to the effort to resettle refugees, Amnesty International released a blistering report on...

Moral Injury of War: The Invisible Wound of Empire

With the failure of the Democratic establishment, the crisis of liberal democracy is now seized by a new rise of power. The US empire...

Most Americans still support Trump’s limited travel ban – new poll

Six in ten American voters support the Trump administration’s new policy of denying entry into the...

Whom Do You Trust?

The answer will tell your politics. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 27th, Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, headlined "Latest Example of Media Recklessness...

Central Mediterranean: Death toll Soars as EU Turns its Back on Refugees and Migrants

WASHINGTON - The soaring death toll in the central Mediterranean and the horrific abuses faced by thousands of refugees and migrants in Libyan detention...

EU asks Britain to take 1,000s more refugees

Britain could be forced to accept thousands more refugees as the number crossing the Mediterranean...

For the US and Its Allies, the Road to Tehran Runs Through Damascus and...

When Trump’s UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, asserts  – as she did recently – that the US is sending “not only Assad” but also “Russia and Iran...

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air

A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in...

US Raqqa offensive killing more civilians than claimed – airstrike monitor

As coalition airstrikes assault the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, Syria, a monitoring group insists UN...

Project Mayhem

In the brilliant but flawed David Fincher film Fight Club, based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, Tyler Durden’s (Brad Pitt) underground boxing club...

Rockets’ Red Glare and Bombs Bursting in Air

A June 27 Pew Research Center poll says world opinion of the United States has plummeted since Donald Trump took office. Surveying people in...

What To Do About Korea

“The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly.” So President Trump...

Trump travel ban enforcement begins, Hawaii challenges exemption rule

Published time: 30 Jun, 2017 00:22 Edited time: 30 Jun, 2017 08:22 President Donald Trump's travel...

"I Saw Pieces of Bodies": Afghan Civilians Describe Terrorization by US Drones

Predator drone with Hellfire missiles on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Edney-Browne) The Trump administration's "drone policy,"...
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Video: At least 24 migrants drowned in Mediterranean trying to reach Europe (GRAPHIC)

The Libyan Red Crescent recovered the dead bodies of at least 24 migrants, who lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a...

William J. Astore on The Ecology of War in Afghanistan

There are many ways of looking at war: as a continuation of politics by violent means, as a biological imperative, as the extreme end...

Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?

For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing...

Grandparents Not Terrorists: Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses of Bona...

  From the first ban attempt in January, still true. Amidst the uproar about repugnant tweets, let's not forget other crimes underway - to wit, Thursday...

Corbyn Defied Media Rules by Linking UK Wars to Terrorism

When a terrorist killed 22 at a May 22 concert filled with young people in England’s Manchester, most journalists—especially US ones—assumed it would help...

American Samizdat

What happens when America’s top investigative journalist reports what its media-owners don’t want the public to know? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This isn’t only...

Foreign terrorists exploit human rights law to escape deportation – report

Up to 40 foreign terrorists have exploited UK human rights laws to escape deportation to...

God-Emperor Trump’s Travel Ban Partly Reinstated

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six...

Trump Has Been Continuing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump, who during the election-campaign ferociously condemned Barack Obama’s foreign policies, while asserting nothing concrete of his own, has, as...

Four Neighboring Countries Demand That Qatar Shut Down Al-Jazeera

In a bid completely to return the Middle East to the old system of strict government media censorship, four countries have demanded that Qatar...
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Video: ‘Assad’s removal isn’t pre-condition for everything’ – Macron on Syrian crisis

New French President Emmanuel Macron has cautioned that his country may be repeating the same mistakes in Syria, that it did intervening in Libya...

Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

A recent headline in The Atlantic (6/9/17) earnestly pondered if the US was “Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria.” “Even as Washington potentially...

The Reason Behind the U.S. Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The reason for the U.S. government’s hostility — at least since 4 February 2014 — toward Europeans, has been...

Resist This: the United States is at War With Syria

Photo by Debra Sweet | CC BY 2.0 The United States is at war with Syria. Though few Americans wanted to face it, this has...

The Politics of Terror Mirrors the Politics of Heroin 

“The White House is not just doubling the bet in Iraq…..It’s doubling the bet across the region . This could get very complicated. Everything...

The Mouse That Roared

Tiny Qatar, the mouse that roared, has now managed to enrage the larger part of the Arab world and defy the newly-minted Mideast expert,...

Liars Lying About Nearly Everything

The United States has been using lies to go to war since 1846, when Americans who believed in manifest destiny sought to expand to...

“Forgive Us Our Trespasses, as We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us”

Photo by Jim Mattis | CC BY 2.0 Clergy of all faiths should strongly condemn Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s attempt to prostitute them in...

An Interesting View of Foreign Politics

Eric Zuesse For many years, I have been reading — but not yet citing as documentation for my own articles regarding U.S. international policies —...

Trump offers to help Qatar resolve Gulf crisis

Published time: 7 Jun, 2017 20:41 Edited time: 8 Jun, 2017 13:31 US President Donald Trump...

U.K.’s Corbyn Told Truth about Terrorism

Analysts credit the Labour Party’s strong showing in the U.K. election to economic issues, but its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also...

The Resurrection of Jeremy Corbyn: Truth Can Be an Effective Political Weapon

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, has made a remarkable comeback after his political obituary had been written and widely accepted as...

The Plight of the “Other”: Immigrants and Refugees in America’s Heartland

Photo by Rick Obst | CC BY 2.0 Amy Rowell is the Director of World Relief for the Quad Cities (Rock Island and Moline in...

Trump’s World Order

Photo by Antti T. Nissinen | CC BY 2.0 President Donald Trump has failed to reassure members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) that...

Nostalgia and British Politics

Three days before the British election, The Independent’s headline title read: “Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn’s claim UK foreign policy increases the risk...

All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis,

Except Terrorism Against Israel Eric Zuesse My examination of 54 prominent international examples of what U.S. President Donald Trump is presumably referring to when he uses...

Pay Attention: the Police State is Here

Photo by katesheets | CC BY 2.0 “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and the realities of the universe, the...

Britain Ponders (Again) the Benefits of Concentration Camps

So in the Libyan fable, it is told,That once an eagle, stricken with a dart,Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,“With our...

Corporate Media Hope Labour’s Corbyn Loses Election—and Badly

Millions of people across the United Kingdom are voting in an early general election on June 8. For the first time in several decades, voters...
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Video: ‘What did the Prime Minister Know?’ – John Pilger on terror in Britain

'Going Underground' speaks to legendary filmmaker and journalist, John Pilger about MI6's connection to the Libya-Manchester atrocity ahead of tomorrow's ... Via Youtube

‘I’m going to be a terrorist,’ 3rd London Bridge attacker told authorities

The Moroccan-Italian man identified as the third London attacker told Italian authorities “I’m going to be a terrorist” when he was stopped at Bologna...

London Bridge attacker appeared in Channel 4 doc on ‘British jihadis’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:15 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 19:52 Khuram Shazad Butt,...

Police name 2 London Bridge attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt & Rachid Redouane, release...

Published time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:14 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2017 17:59 Metropolitan Police have...

Did Home Secretary Rudd ‘censor’ rival’s speech about Saudi arms sales? (VIDEO)

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been accused of shutting down a speech by an opponent...

Design Fault: Counterterrorism’s Egregious Failures Don’t Trouble Our Leaders at All

I think anyone who takes an objective view of the abysmal record of failure on the part of the official who as Home Secretary...

Pulp Friction

Do the righteous amongst us choose formulaic thinking over science-based deductive observation? Pulp Fiction, released in 1994 as an American black comedy neo-noir crime film...

Police detain 17th person in connection with Manchester Arena suicide bombing

Published time: 3 Jun, 2017 20:12 A man has been arrested in connection with the...

5 Facts That Prove a Western Liberal/Jihadist Alliance

The internet is full of theories about just who controls ISIS and like-minded groups and why. Many are based only on circumstantial evidence though...

Terror in Britain: What did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

The Trump Administration is Asking the Supreme Court to Reinstate its Travel Ban

Two executive orders banning people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. have been blocked by lower courts. The Trump administration...

Trump asks US Supreme Court to uphold travel ban

President Donald Trump has asked the US Supreme Court to uphold his temporary travel ban, currently...

Manchester attacker Salman Abedi bought most bomb components alone – police

Salman Abedi shopped alone for most of the components used to build the suicide bomb...

Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?

The unsayable in Britain’s general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by...

Manchester councils refuse to bury or cremate suicide bomber Salman Abedi

Suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and injured over a hundred more in the Manchester Arena attack last week, will never be...
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Video: ‘I want to be told the truth’ – Mother of slain Benghazi attack...

The mother of a US State Department officer killed in the 2012 attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya told RT she is determined...

We Can’t Let Britain Become a Vast ISIS Recruiting Station

Photo by KeithJustKeith | CC BY 2.0 The massacre in Manchester is a horrific event born out of the violence raging in a vast area...

WaPo’s Laziest Columnist Calls Protesters ‘Fascists,’ Equates Them to Manchester Bomber

For the Washington Post‘s Richard Cohen (5/29/17), students who protested eugenics–the pseudo-science used by the Nazis to justify the Holocaust–are the real fascists. Washington Post...

Terrorists will ‘always get through the net,’ ex-security chief tells RT

Published time: 30 May, 2017 16:01 Terrorist...

Terrorist suspects should be locked up in internment camps, says ex-police chief

Thousands of suspected terrorists should be placed in internment camps, as the threat of terrorism...
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Video: Dozens killed, more than 120 injured as rival fractions clash in Tripoli

At least 28 people have been killed and over 120 wounded in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where rival factions vying for control in...

Iran and the 9/11 Attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America....
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Video: Manchester Terror Attack contradictions: Kerry Cassidy Project Camelot Tony Gosling

'Sorted' by MI5: How UK government sent British-Libyans to fight Gaddafi #LibyaCrisis Fighters say government operated 'open door' policy allowing them to ... Via Youtube

Members of Manchester bomber network may still be on the loose – UK home...

Members of the Manchester suicide bomber’s network may still be on the loose, UK Interior...

Manchester suicide bomber named by police

Greater Manchester Police have named the suicide bomb suspect as Salman Abedi, 22. ...

‘It’s clear we’re investigating a network,’ say Manchester police after concert suicide bombing

Published time: 24 May, 2017 09:37 Edited time: 25 May, 2017 12:56 A sixth person...

Home Secretary condemns US for leaks over Manchester suicide bomber

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has criticized US authorities after confidential details about the Manchester terror...

Manchester bomber Salman Abedi ‘trained in Syria’

Published time: 24 May, 2017 11:15 Edited time: 25 May, 2017 12:57 Manchester suicide bomber...

MI5 failed to stop Manchester bomber despite ‘warnings from friends’ – report

A relative of the Manchester bomber warned British authorities he was “dangerous” and that he...

UK police release photo of Manchester bomber on attack night, find device ‘assembly place’

Published time: 27 May, 2017 21:29 Edited time: 27 May, 2017 21:50 British police have...

23,000 potential terrorists live in Britain, intelligence shows – UK media

Around 23,000 jihadist extremists currently living in the UK have been identified by intelligence services...

Believing the Russian ‘Hacking’ Claim

Government lies are common when seducing a population to support a war, but the Russian “hacking” claims are unusual in...

How Manchester Became Al-Qaeda Town UK

Those who claim that Israel is opposed to Donald Trump’s now openly warm relations with Saudi Arabia are missing the actual point. On the...

8 arrests are ‘significant’ to Manchester terrorist attack probe – police

Greater Manchester Police say eight arrests made in relation to the terrorist attack in Manchester...

Manchester Bombing: 'Refugee'-Terrorist Family Arrested

Predictably, a Third World invader family pretending to be refugees in Britain are among the eight nonwhites who have been arrested so...

Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0, "Dripping With Intolerance," Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump's revised Muslim Ban, issued in March and lambasted by rights groups, is unconstitutional.  The full Fourth...

The U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org With America’s record-shattering $350 billion ten-year weapons-sale to the Saud family, the U.S. government’s alliance with the main family who funded and...

Terrorist attacks caused by foreign wars & police budget cuts – Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will go on the offensive on Friday, connecting terrorist attacks at...

Manchester Proves War on Terror a Flop

Given that the Manchester terrorist was a product of the interventions in Libya and Syria, it’s time to have an adult discussion about what...

Manchester suicide attacker may have made his own bomb – source

Published time: 25 May, 2017 15:55 Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi may have made his...

Blowback? Manchester bomber linked to terrorist group which UK allegedly backed

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi and his father, Ramadan, had long-standing links to a violent...

UK ‘furious’ over US leaks to media, ends intel sharing – reports

Published time: 25 May, 2017 08:44 UK police have stopped sharing information about the Manchester...

Independent Journalists Reveal America’s Sinister War in Syria

Syria is not experiencing a “civil war.” It is being targeted by both proxy and direct military force organized by the United States and...

Ron Paul asks: Was Manchester Blowback?

Western intervention in Libya opened the country up to radical Islamist gangs which had been suppressed under Gaddafi. Just as...

UK police make 7th arrest, seize ‘suspicious package’ in widening Manchester bombing probe

Published time: 24 May, 2017 22:39 Edited time: 24 May, 2017 22:43 British police are...

Manchester bomber’s father and brother arrested in Tripoli

The father and a brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested...

Footage of anti-terrorist police raid on Manchester bomber’s house surfaces online (VIDEO)

Video footage has captured the moment counterterrorism officers raided and carried out a controlled explosion...

UK PM: Terrorism threat level raised to critical, new attack ‘imminent’

The terror attack threat level in the UK has shifted from severe to critical, Prime Minister Theresa May said following a second emergency Cobra...

What does the Tory manifesto pledge on foreign policy? Not much, say critics

Brexit, soft power, redefined aid and warship-backed free trade – all of these featured in...

Pentagon signs new defense deal with UAE over US troop presense

Published time: 16 May, 2017 22:56 The US and the United Arab Emirates have signed a...

How Trump Builds Up More ‘Bad Karma’

The U.S. government – and now President Trump – have a long record of palling around with oppressors, such as...

Mosul, Thomas Friedman, and the Globalization of Misery

The closest I ever got to Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, was 1,720.7 miles away -- or so the Internet assures me.  Although I’ve...

The War on Terror Is a War of Chaos

Here’s a footnote to America’s present wars that’s worth pondering for a few moments. The U.S. Air Force is running out of ordinary bombs,...

Rights group sues Trump admin for legal explanation of Syria missile strike

Government watchdog United to Protect Democracy has launched a legal complaint to force the Trump administration...

McCain Hammers Tillerson On Human Rights: Why The Panic?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) published an op-ed in the New York Times yesterday taking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to task for Tillerson’s recent...

How the United States Ultimately Talks with Its “Enemies”

Enemies of the United States come and go, but the longer they espouse revolutionary ideals and thus defy the United States, the longer they...

Court orders State Dept to release Clinton emails on Benghazi attack

A Washington DC federal court judge has ordered the State Department to turn over Hillary Clinton’s...

A Victory for Theresa May Will See Britain Dragged Further Towards War with Russia

British Prime Minister Theresa May has been warned by various political leaders in Britain not to rush to attack Syrian government forces if she...

Dennis Kucinich asks: War or Peace?

There is a dangerous condition in Washington, DC where people in positions of influence and great power are, at this very moment, pushing this...

Trump’s British adviser Gorka to ‘quit White House’ amid claims of neo-Nazi links

Published time: 2 May, 2017 14:33 The British-born senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, Sebastian...

Refugee killed by electric bolt while attempting to smuggle aboard Eurostar train

A refugee has died after being electrocuted while attempting to climb onto the roof of...

Bigoted Americans Far More Supportive of War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org —— On April 23rd, the U.S. mega-corporate and government-funded National Public Radio network, NPR, interviewed voters about their views on...

The Only Way To Win America’s Wars Is To End Them

Today, I saw another article on why America is losing its wars in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. The gist of this and...

Who Benefits From Prolonged Warfare?

In The Art of War the Chinese General Sun Tzu asserted that “There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare” and many of...