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How the FBI's Judgment Still Damages the Clinton Campaign

Compared to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton presents herself as the well-qualified steady hand to manage U.S. foreign policy over the next four...

Of Lethal Drones and Police Shootings

Demonstrators record a crowd of police officers on hand in New York's Times Square, where a large crowd protested after fatal police...

British govt urged to come clean on ‘links to torture’ after Iraq invasion

“Faulty evidence” extracted by torture and used to justify the US and UK invasion of...

U.S. Intervention in Syria Wouldn’t Be an Issue if the UN Security Council Did...

If the UN Security Council didn’t shirk its duty, we wouldn’t be debating U.S. intervention in Syria. (Photo: Thierry Ehrmann / Flickr Commons ) The...

Bush, Blair and the Lies That Justified the Illegal Iraq War

The Chilcot report, released today by the British government, concluded what most have known for a long time: that Tony Blair took Britain to...

Chilcot’s forgotten witnesses – Britain’s Iraqi diaspora (VIDEO)

The 2003 Iraq invasion and occupation left at least 500,000 dead, scattered refugees to the wind and threw the region into chaos. Yet as...

Obama Drone Casualty Numbers a Fraction of Those Recorded by the Bureau of Investigative...

The US government Friday claimed it has killed between 64 and 116 "non-combatants" in 473 counter-terrorism strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and...

‘She lied to me, then called me a liar on TV’: Mother of slain...

“Please, tell the world what she’s really like,” implored Patricia Smith when recounting Hillary Clinton’s aggressive on-air denial of the facts of their private...

For Obama’s Secret Wars, the Record Suggests a Far Worse Reality

Armed drones became the symbol of US counter-terrorism policy under ObamaTargeted killings or assassinations beyond the battlefield remain a highly charged subject....

Secrecy policy over SAS ops backwards & damaging – report

Britain’s policy of not commenting on Special Forces operations is years behind other Western nations and could harm the UK’s democracy and foreign policy,...

Enraged UK veterans blast ‘war of aggression’ ahead of Chilcot’s Iraq war report (RT...

A UK veterans’ group has blasted the 2003 Iraq conflict as a “war of aggression”...

How Does Corporate Media Manufactures False Narratives?

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - What bothers me is not that we are unable to find the solution to our problems, what bothers me more is...

Obama admin says up to 116 civilians 'accidentally' killed in US drone strikes

The US drone strikes have accidentally killed up to 116 civilians in countries that the US...

How the Occupied Mentality Syndrome Works

by B.J. Sabri / June 28th, 2016 Previously I argued whether Saudi Arabia’s repeated involvements in U.S. interventions and wars stem from free national will...

How Hillary Clinton Ignores Peace

Special Report: Despite neocon-instigated chaos and bloodshed across the Mideast (and now into Europe), Hillary Clinton continues to advocate more...

To Lump Him With Trump, Zakaria Lies About Sanders on Brexit

Fareed Zakaria is the ultimate Serious Person, invited by other Serious People to attend Serious Conferences and give Serious Speeches for Serious Amounts of...

Hillary: Ordinarily Awful or Uncommonly Awful?

Throughout her far too long public life, Hillary Clinton has demonstrated repeatedly how clueless and inept she is; her tenure as Secretary of State...

Mission creep? 250 more British troops sent into Iraq

Britain is ramping up its operations in Iraq by sending a further 250 troops to...

Murder by drone: Obama to announce civilian death toll numbers, but there’s a catch

President Barack Obama is expected to announce the number of civilians killed by "illegal" US drone strikes Friday, but only in countries where the...

The Three Harpies are Back!

Those were the days when Libya (“We came, we saw, he died”) offered to the world a full-blooded humanitarian imperialist spectacle starring Three American...

Whitewashing Hillary

The 800-plus-page report of the House Select Committee on Benghazi was released earlier this week. It slams former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for...

NGOs push for judicial inquiry into UK’s links to post-9/11 rendition & torture

A potent alliance of leading human rights NGOs has called for a full judicial inquiry into Britain’s role in rendition a week ahead of...

From Paris to Istanbul, More ‘War on Terror’ Means More Terrorist Attacks

(Photo: Wikipedia) At least 41 people were killed in the recent bombing of Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. The day before, suicide bombers killed five people in Qaa,...

Social snooping: US border agents want to know about your social media profile

Watch what you say on Facebook and Twitter or you might not be able to enter...

Social snooping: US border agents want to know about your social media profile

Watch what you say on Facebook and Twitter or you might not be able to enter...

An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Here’s an unavoidable fact: we are now in a Brexit world. We are seeing the first signs of a...

NATO and ‘News’ Media Pump for WW III — Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse (updated and expanded from my article at strategic-culture.org) INTRODUCTION America’s announcement that Russia has committed ‘aggression’ against America, is an announcement that America is...

Expect New Wars in the Middle East if Hillary Clinton Is Elected President

Thirteen years of wars in the Middle East, since the illegal and criminal invasion of Iraq by the United States...

Hillary Clinton escapes censure from House Democrats over Benghazi scandal

Following a two-year investigation, House Democrats absolved former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the US military over allegations of security lapses for diplomats...

Did UK govt spend £10mn keeping Jack Straw & MI6 chief out of court...

Keeping Iraq war-era Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and former MI6 boss Mark Allen out of...

Turkey’s Scholars Call Erdogan’s Presidency Fraud

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org One of the Constitutional requirements to be able to serve as Turkey’s President is to have a college diploma,...

The Cold, Cold Monster Strikes Again

I could write a book about the Orlando shooting, its antecedents and its exploitation by the Progressive State of America.  Alas, that won’t be...

Intel Vets Call ‘Dissent Memo’ on Syria ‘Reckless’

MEMORANDUM FOR: Assistant to the President for National Security AffairsFROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for SanitySUBJECT: Beware Foggy Bottom Dissent Dissent and disagreement within the foreign...

Bernie’s “Political Revolution” = Vote for Clinton and the Neocons

Chris Ernesto (RINF) How pathetic. Now that he said he'll vote for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders' idea of "political revolution" has devolved into urging...

The Fraudulent Case for a Syrian Escalation

Exclusive: Washington’s armchair warriors are pounding the drums for a major U.S. military escalation in Syria but a new report...

AFRICOM Clams Up After Commander Peddles Contradictory Statements to Congress

General David M. Rodriguez in Kutschbach, Afghanistan, on November 17, 2010. (Photo: ResoluteSupportMedia) General David Rodriguez might be a modern military celebrity --...

Air Supremacy Isn’t What It Used to Be

Originally posted at TomDispatch. On October 7, 2001, less than a month after the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration launched a...

Trolling for War With Russia

Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus...

The ‘Experts’ Are Wrong in Advocating Escalation in Syria

More than 50 U.S. mid-level diplomats have sent a memo through the State Department’s "dissent channel" to a likely sympathetic Secretary of...

What Is Missing From the Memo 51 US Diplomats Signed Urging Strikes Against Assad...

Despite over 400,000 dead and ongoing ground and air campaigns inside the country by the U.S., Russia and several others, 51 US diplomats are...

‘American ISIS fighter’ releases video praising Orlando shootings

A man identified as an American Islamic State fighter has released a chilling video praising the Orlando nightclub shooting that took place a week...

America’s War on Terror is a Matrix of Lies and Deceit

Christopher Black So how is your war on “terrorism” going? I’m not doing too well at it since I have no idea who the enemy...

Syria: Change the (Dissent) Channel

The US State Department’s “Dissent Channel” is a mechanism through which department personnel may disagree with administration policy without fear...

Hillary Clinton and American Empire

Despite the lack of evidence linking Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen to Daesh (ISIS) in any operational (direct) sense, the first inclination of U.S....

Hate, Terror, and Collectivism Culminate in Orlando

The massacre in Orlando has the usual political narratives all jumbled up. It was gun violence against gays. Therefore, say Hillary Clinton supporters, it validates calls...

The State Department’s Collective Madness

Exclusive: More than 50 U.S. State Department “diplomats” sent a “dissent” memo urging President Obama to launch military strikes against...

State Department ‘Diplomats’ Demand War on Assad (and Russia)

In a move that the New York Times reports is nearly unprecedented, some 51 mid-level State Department employees have signed a letter calling for...

FDNY chief killed in 9/11 WTC collapse gets funeral 15 years on, as Orlando...

The family of deceased FDNY Chief Lawrence Stack waited in vain for his remains to be...

Kathy Kelly: Why Go to Russia?

Since 1983, Sharon Tennison has worked to develop ordinary citizens’ capacities to avert international crises, focusing on relations between the U.S. and Russia. Now,...
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Video: Eritrea in US Crosshairs

Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford says the US is trying to use Ethiopia and the International Criminal Court to do to Eritrea what it...

The FBI ‘Missed’ Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen. What Should We Do?

If I had to choose one phrase to sum up America’s efforts against terrorism since 9/11, it would be that lay definition of mental...

The 2016 Super Bloc Vote Part II Unleashing David vs the Russian Goliath

Voting blocs, smoting blocs, who gives a damn? I got bloc'd in traffic the other day! This is America and everybody has a “voting bloc!” What ya' didn't...

Inept EU plans ENCOURAGE more migrants to flock to the bloc, furious coastguard reveals

Officials from Libya, which is rapidly becoming the chief focus of worried EU leaders, have claimed Operation Sophia, which is designed to...

Orlando and the Future of Terrorism

Those who commit atrocities in the name of ISIS should be considered criminals and nothing more. Their desire to elevate their crimes should not...

The Candidates on Orlando: A Study in Contrasts

As reactions to the Orlando massacre pour in, every political faction is eager to impose its own narrative on the tragedy: if...

NYT Dismisses Social Programs, Routine in Much of the World, as ‘Unsustainable’

Photo of the “unkempt and impatient, often angry” Bernie Sanders accompanying a New York Times editorial (photo: Sam Hodgson/NYT) In the latter stages of the...

A Tale of Two Terrorists

Nearly 15 years since its fiery debut, Bush’s “War on Terror” has somehow (and for some time now, too) been banalized into the humdrum...

NATO Begins Encirclement of Russia

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2016/06/13/deutsche-soldaten-nach-litauen-nato-beginnt-einkreisung-von-russland/ NATO begins encirclement of Russia: German troops to Lithuania German Economic News  |  Published:13:06:16 17:21 Clock (Translation by Eric Zuesse) NATO prepares a veritable military buildup in Eastern Europe:...

North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Steve James Sharp class tensions are emerging in both the British and...

Clinton at War with Islam She Claims She Won’t Demonize

Clinton at War with Islam She Claims She Won’t Demonize by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - As first lady, US senator and secretary of state, Clinton waged...

French government threatens to crush strikes

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Alex Lantier President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls made unprecedented...

How Corrupt America Is

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The best reporting on the depth of America’s dictatorship is probably that being done by Atlanta Georgia’s NBC-affiliated, Gannett-owned,...

Alleged people-smuggling ‘king-pin’ snatched in joint Italian-British operation

One of the world’s most notorious alleged people-smugglers, believed to be responsible for the deaths...

Op-Edge: Muhammed Ali was the people’s champ – not No 10's or the White...

On Friday, the world says farewell to the Greatest. Muhammed Ali, who died last week,...

Muhammad Ali Understood the Racist Roots of War and Militarism

With all the discussion and debate these days about intersectionality and the need for progressives to link our movements against racism and...

How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West

One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history – and continuation – of Western...

Muhammad Ali Belongs Right Up There with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Howard...

(Photo: Youtube) With all the discussion and debate these days about intersectionality and the need for progressives to link our movements against racism and against...

Scaremonger alert! Brexit could ‘fragment the Western world’ – William Hague

A British exit from the EU could lead to a broad fragmentation of the Western world, former-Euroskeptic and ex-foreign secretary William Hague has warned. Hague,...

Google involved with Clinton campaign, controls information flow – Assange

American tech giant Google is closely cooperating with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to promote the candidate,...

The Gathering Storm

“The next Fourth Turning is due to begin shortly after the new millennium, midway through the Oh-Oh decade. Around the year 2005, a sudden...

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox

The assassination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour: Washington plays with fire in Eurasia’s geopolitical tinderbox Thomas Gaist The assassination of Taliban Emir Mullah Akhtar Mansour, carried out...

Ms. Armageddon

“Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order.” Thus, did page one of Thursday’s New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton’s big San...

Geopolitics and the Psychopath

In the aftermath of the Paris massacre I found myself pondering the surreal state of the world and the myriad humanitarian disasters and violations...

Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars

Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars Daniel McAdams, June 04, 2016 One of the downsides of the US “regime...

"I Refuse to Serve as an Empire Chaplain": US Army Minister Resigns Over Drone...

An unlikely voice has emerged challenging the drone warfare program: former US Army Reserve Chaplain Captain Chris Antal, who spent time based...

Media Trumpwash Clinton’s Reckless Foreign Record

Hillary Clinton’s support for regime change in countries like Iraq, Libya, Syria and Honduras is seldom recalled when comparing her foreign policy to Donald...

Scottish councils making millions from global arms trade

Nine Scottish local authorities are directly invested in some of the world’s leading arms manufacturers,...

Drone wars undermine 'checks and balances' – Army chaplain resigning over strikes

The Obama administration's drone strike policies around the world have "blown accountability and oversight and checks...

Lessons From Tina, RAF Reaper Drone Operator Who Likens ISIS to the Nazis

I have been meaning to discuss an article from the 4 May 2016 edition of The Sun for almost a month, but I have...

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Major Foreign Policy Address’ Was Anything But

(Photo: Marc Nozell / Flickr) In the last days before the California primary, where Democratic primary polls showed her neck-and-neck with Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton...

Rosario Dawson Destroys Clinton’s Accomplishments

The 37-year-old actress — a known Bernie Sanders supporter — was prompted by one of her Twitter followers to list Clinton’s accomplishments on Thursday. “Her...

Hillary Comes Out as the War Party Candidate

On June 2, a few days before the California primary, Hillary Clinton gave up trying to compete with Bernie Sanders on domestic policy. Instead,...

British Army training of Turkish & Saudi troops condemned by human rights groups

Britain’s habit of sending UK troops to train and mentor authoritarian regimes such as Turkey and Saudi Arabia are “deeply concerning” and need to...

Trump, Trade and War

Exclusive: Neoliberal dogma holds that “free trade” brings peace and thus Donald Trump’s criticism of trade deals presages war. But...

Waiting for California and the FBI

Exclusive: Some Democratic leaders are privately scouting around for someone to replace Hillary Clinton if she stumbles again in California...

The Lazy Pundit’s Guide to Which Candidate’s Lies You Shouldn’t Care About

Thomas Friedman can’t believe he gets paid for this. (cc photo: Charles Haynes) Thomas Friedman kicks off the summer punditry season with a column (New...

Europe’s War on Refugees is Repeating the Mistakes of the War on Drugs

Ververidis Vasilis | Shutterstock.com   The EU’s “war on people smuggling”, escalated last week by David Cameron, appears to be modelled on the failed “war on drugs” –...

Preparing for the Next Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend was replete with parades, American flags, and tributes to our war dead, but little reflection on war, particularly the...

Europe’s War on Refugees is Repeated the Mistakes of the War on Drugs

Ververidis Vasilis | Shutterstock.com The EU’s “war on people smuggling”, escalated last week by David Cameron, appears to be modelled on the failed “war on drugs” –...

Can We Expect the End of the World

The Saker reports that Russia is preparing for World War III, not because Russia intends to initiate aggression but because Russia is alarmed by...

Is Obama’s Entire Foreign Policy Going Down in Flames?

(To see that 3-minute video of the Syrian war, click here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org LIBYA On May 19th, the Washington Post headlined "Agreement that could lead...

Memorial Day Should Make Us Rethink Platitudes About the US Military

As the nation once again honors American war dead on Memorial Day, instead of spouting the usual nationalistic platitudes that U.S. soldiers...

Milestones

Slobodan Milosevic was jolly old St. Nicholas next to Bubba Clinton and his drop down the chimneys of Serbia Saddam Hussein was St. Theresa of the Roses next to Dubya...

Memorializing the Horrors of War With 10 Must-See War Films

“The horror… the horror…” – Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore....

Memorializing the Horrors of War

“The horror… the horror…”—Apocalypse Now (1979) “You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it...

Silencing America as It Prepares for War

Orlok | Shutterstock.com   Returning to the United States in an election year, I am struck by the silence. I have covered four presidential campaigns, starting with 1968;...

Britain must come clean on special forces’ dirty war in Middle East – Tory...

British citizens are fully aware of the UK’s not-so-secret special forces shadow war in the...

Al-Qaeda-linked extremists could use Syria to launch attacks on West – UK general

A senior British military commander has warned of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists’ “ambitions” in Syria, saying they...

How Obama and Clinton Are Endangering All of Us

Eric Zuesse I am a lifelong FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) Democrat and therefore am anything other than prejudiced against the Democratic Party. But, that Party...

The Empire’s Reach Is Galactic

If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino,...

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Colonel Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), recently made a startling disclosure to Voice of America...

Kosovo: Hillary Clinton’s Legacy of Terror

Kosovo is Clinton Country: a 10-foot-high statue of Bill overlooks “Bill Clinton Boulevard” in the capital city of Pristina. Hillary...

No ‘yellow card’ for Ahrar Al-Sham in Syria despite massacre reports – State Dept.

Washington will continue to back a rebel group that reportedly committed a massacre in Syria, because...

Fallon Syria statement: Defeating ISIS will be ‘complex’

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told Parliament on Tuesday the Syrian civil war, the persistence of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Russia’s intervention have...

Tony Blair: Western troops need to fight a ‘proper’ war with ISIS

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) will not be...

Britain is training the armed forces of brutal regimes on its own human rights...

British soldiers are training troops for regimes on the UK’s own human rights watchlist, including...

Trump’s Five Questions on US Foreign Policy

Along with his self-congratulatory bombast, Donald Trump has offered a rare critique of Official Washington’s “group think” about foreign policy,...

Leave EU or face greater terror threat, Brexiteers warn

Unless Britain votes to leave the EU it will face a greater risk of terror...

The West’s Needless Aggression

Last week at the United Nations, Russian President Vladimir Putin made another futile appeal for sanity in international relations. He commented that the recent...

Still ruling the waves? UK’s biggest ever warship nears completion, amid claims it’s obsolete

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the first of two massive aircraft carriers, is approaching completion ahead of...

‘World praying for Remain,’ says US diplomat, as Canada’s Trudeau warns against Brexit

A senior US diplomat warned of ‘ramifications’ if Britain votes to leave the EU, while...

Ron Paul: Improved Relations with Cuba and Iran Are ‘Best Things that Obama Ever...

Ron Paul: Improved Relations with Cuba and Iran Are ‘Best Things that Obama Ever Did’ Adam Dick, May 20, 2016 Speaking...

Hillary Clinton’s Neocon Resumé

Liberal Democratic Hillary Clinton supporters get defensive when they hear that Mrs. Clinton is favored over Donald Trump by right-wing billionaires like Charles Koch...

Hillary Clinton and Political Violence

Joseph Sohm | Shutterstock.com   In broader understanding, the German philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey developed the ‘telos of becoming’ to describe life-purpose as it unfolds historically. In contrast to...

Cheerleader for US Aggression, Pushing the World to the Nuclear Brink: Britain’s Defence Secretary...

Michael Fallon is British Defence Secretary. He is adept at making the types of statements that epitomise the pro-neoliberal, militaristic rhetoric that people in...

Obama Plays a Dove in NPR’s Historical Fiction

NPR‘s listicle on Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy distorts recent history. The second thing NPR wants you to know about Hillary Clinton and foreign policy—after “she’s...

Why Not Hillary?

a katz | Shutterstock.com   For those who have had enough of the neoliberal turn and of liberal imperialism, and who have no liking for endless wars and...

Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability

Headline: “Obama Embraces Special Operations Forces” Headline: “Did U.S. Forces Commit Atrocities in a Key...

The Vote Bremain Camp goes into Hysterical Hyper Drive

The last fortnight has seen the gloves come off as the Bremain camp engages in increasingly desperate scaremongering. Vote Bremain headed by that doyen...

The Techniques of Modern Military Propaganda

Propaganda is a military technique which should be distinguished from strategic subterfuge. The former seeks to trick one’s own side, generally in order to...

The Scope for Parallel Diplomacy Has Never Been Greater

Wikipedia. One of the great diplomatic breakthroughs for which the Obama presidency will undoubtedly be remembered is the re-establishment of relations with Cuba. A Cold War...

America’s & NATO’s Outrageous Behavior, Greatest Threat that Exists

Eric Zuesse On May 18th, two top people at NATO, one being its current Secretary General — the very top person — laid out in preliminary...

US Media as Conduits of Propaganda

Exclusive: The “group think” about the Syrian government crossing President Obama’s “red line” in a 2013 sarin attack has collapsed, but...

NATO & the Humanitarian Dismemberment of Yugoslavia

On March 24th, 1999, NATO launched its 78-day round the clock aerial assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia without the approval of the...

The Danger of Demonization

Exclusive: As the West is sucked deeper into the Syrian conflict and starts a new Cold War with Russia, the...

Hillary and the Corporate Elite

“Mainstream” U.S. media is struck by the “strange bedfellows” phenomenon whereby a number of right wing foreign policy neoconservatives and top business elites –...

Our Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security

As President Obama visits still-communist Vietnam, a former American rival, in his "pivot to Asia" to recruit more countries to shelter against...

North Korea, Following China and India, Pledges No-First-Use of Nuclear Weapons–So Could Obama

Astrelok | Shutterstock.com North Korea’s May 7 declaration that it would not be first to use nuclear weapons was met with official derision instead of relief and...

Who Is the More Vicious Liar: Trump, or Obama?

Eric Zuesse There was a drastic refocus by U.S. President Barack Obama away from being anti-jihadist and toward being anti-Russian, after his first Presidential term...

The Coming Democratic Crackup

Exclusive: Though the mainstream media is focused on Republican divisions, a more important story could be the coming Democratic crackup,...

Kurd Fighter in Iraq Destroys US-Made Turkish Helo With Russian-Model Missile

Kurd Fighter in Iraq Destroys US-Made Turkish Helo With Russian-Model Missile Peter Van Buren, May 16, 2016 There’s no past in...

Those Who Dwell Amongst the Rocks: an Extremely Brief History of the Tunisian Revolution

Tunisian soldiers serving as gendarmes. Photograph by Habib M’henni, distributed under a CC-BY 2.0 license.   Tunisia has received honorable mention in the international press as...

Barack Obama and a quarter-century of US wars

In a front-page article published on May 15, the New York Times calls attention to a significant milestone in the presidency of Barack Obama:...

U.S. Hypocrisy: Front and Center, as Always

Orlok | Shutterstock.com In its never-ending need to flex military muscle around the world, the United States, not content with creating chaos in the Middle East, has...

Ex-RAF gunner admits he tried to join ISIS

Former RAF regiment gunner Stephen Gray admitted in court to having tried on two separate...

The Donald’s Foreign Policy

Coming off a string of victories in the so-called Acela state primaries two weeks ago, GOP presidential candidate presumptive Donald J. Trump made what...

The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Can we face it in this election season? America is a weapons factory, the White House a war room, and the president the manager...

ISIS “Most Popular in Finland”

Nonwhite invaders living in Finland are the most likely to join ISIS, according to a new analysis of Islamist recruits from Europe....

Toldja So: Does Being Right Count Anymore?

How do we account for the fact that the pundits and media outlets who have been wrong about everything are still considered...

Washington’s Military Addiction

Originally posted at TomDispatch. There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could write...

In Washington, Why Is Militarism the Only Option?

There are the news stories that genuinely surprise you, and then there are the ones that you could write in your sleep...

Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz

We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction...

The Term “War Crime “ Is Obsolete

Tough not to call it a war crime when the U.S. dropped more bombs during the Vietnam War than it had on Germany during...

Seymour Hersh Says He Doesn’t Know Whether Hillary Clinton Knew About the Sarin

Eric Zuesse I spoke by phone with Seymour Hersh on May 9th to ask him whether he would say publicly, that Hillary Clinton knew that...

Brazil’s post-Rousseff cabinet to include advocate of police repression

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Miguel Andrade Brazilian vice-President Michel Temer has invited São Paulo State’s Public...

A further eruption of US militarism in the Middle East

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. This week’s admission by the Pentagon that dozens of American troops...

Australian government boasts of helping US kill its own citizens in Middle East

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Mike Head Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his senior ministers this week...

Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Dr. Christina Lin, a leading young scholar on jihadist groups, opened her April 8th commentary at Asia Times: In a blunder...

Ken Again: Livingstone calls creation of Israel a ‘great catastrophe’ during Arabic TV interview

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone is on the defensive again after the broadcast of an...

A Need to Clear Up Clinton Questions

Exclusive: As the Democrats glumly line up for Hillary Clinton’s belated coronation, the risk remains of potential criminal charges over...

Russia Accuses Obama of Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse On May 4th, Russia’s Sputnik news agency headlined "Lavrov: US Tried to Include Al-Nusra Front Positions in 'Silent’ Period”, and reported that Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, speaking in Moscow about the lengthy negotiations...

Dodging parliamentary summons could be a crime, say MPs – but will it apply...

MPs are considering whether to make dodging a select committee summons a crime, a day...

‘Death sentence’: Climate crisis driving global conflict, poverty & racism – Naomi Klein

Climate change is driving inequality, conflict, racism and intolerance while corroding core democratic principles many...

America’s Biggest of All Big Lies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 26th, Reuters headlined from Romania, “‘We’re Not Here to Provoke,’ Say U.S. Pilots on Putin’s Doorstep”, and...

Blood money: How Britain’s ex-diplomats are profiting from global conflict zones

Former UK diplomats are cashing in on their contacts and experience and advising despots, venture capitalists and Gulf regimes, according to a new investigation. Britain’s...

White House correspondents dinner: A degrading spectacle of conformism

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Patrick Martin Saturday night was the eighth appearance by President Barack Obama...

NATO’s Dangerous Game: Bear-Baiting Russia

Since March 2105 there have been over 60 incidents that could have triggered a major crisis between Russia and the United States. Pictured: artist’s...

Hillary Clinton’s Damning Emails

Exclusive: Before the Democrats lock in their choice for President, they might want to know if Hillary Clinton broke the...

She Loves a Man in a Uniform

Hillary Clinton has a genuine fondness for our troops. (Photo: incom.korea.army.mil / Flickr Commons) Many think Hillary Clinton’s willingness to use force overseas — most...

ISIS using female jihadists for frontline combat, Europol chief warns

As the number of European women joining terror group Islamic State soars, many of them are being trained to fight on the frontlines for...

Big Money in Politics Doesn’t Just Drive Inequality. It Drives War.

Khalil Bendib / OtherWords.org The 2016 presidential elections are proving historic, and not just because of the surprising success of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, the...

Federal judge allows lawsuit to proceed against CIA contractors involved in torture

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Tom Carter On Friday, a US federal district judge denied a motion...

‘Problem with the Middle East is not enough Western intervention’ – William Hague

The problems of the Middle East and North Africa are being compounded by a lack...

SAS, US troops reportedly team up against ISIS amid whispers of Mosul mass assault

US and UK special forces will team up to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)...

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Hillary Clinton's wealthy donors revealed in Panama Papers

Names in the Panama Papers link Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off a big win...

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Video: Hillary Clinton’s Interventionist Tendencies

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Obama flies to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions

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Canada’s Liberal government finalizes $15 billion Saudi arms deal

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Obama praises US-led coalition for crushing ISIS, fails to mention Russian, Syrian victories

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In the ISIS War, Congress Surrendered the Last of Its Authority to Regulate U.S....

With lawmakers consigned to the role of observers, presidents pretty much wake war whenever, wherever, and for however long they see fit. (Photo: U.S....

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Europe’s Terror Blowback

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Has Russia Now Salvaged Europe?

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War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

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Iraq Ranks In Ten Most Corrupt Countries In World, Again

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Terrorism: From the Irish Dynamite War to the Islamic State

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‘Why not Albright?’: 8 reasons why folks want the US diplomat in the Hague

The 40 year sentence slapped on Radovan Karadžić for war crimes by a Hague court this...

Clooneys to host $353k-a-head Hillary Clinton fundraiser

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Hillary’s Hate Crime

Recently the New York Times produced another propaganda gem. This article, entitled “A New Libya, With Very Little Time Left,” led with the “grisly” description of...

A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rebellion

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US airstrike kills 40 in Yemen – but you won’t heard that on the...

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Ex-Blackwater ‘no sh*t’ mercenary Erik Prince feels wrath of US justice dept, reports The...

Erik Prince, the notorious former chief of the mercenary company Blackwater, is facing possible charges in...

Americans ‘have died because of Gitmo detainees’ says Pentagon official in charge of closing...

A senior Pentagon official told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that releasing Guantanamo Bay detainees has...

Understanding Obama’s Foreign Policy

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"Around the World" Fight Against Terrorism Urged by Obama Administration After Brussels Bombings

In a photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama and National Security Advisor Susan Rice talk listen to Homeland Security...

Cruz Tries to Have It Both Ways With His Foreign-Policy Advisors

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What Sanders Would Have Told AIPAC… In Which He Talked About Palestinian Rights

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From regime change to ISIS: 5 years of US meddling in Syria

The Syrian civil war began as protesters toppled governments across North Africa in the so-called “Arab...

Feeding the Bank Balance or Feeding the World: GMOs, Development and the Politics of...

Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and...

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Money, missiles & Guantanamo: Senate hears from US admirals

Commanders of US forces in the Americas told the Senate they needed more funding to counter...

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Hillary Clinton’s Support for the Iraq War Was No Fluke  

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Obama chides UK & Saudi Arabia, says conflict with China is possible

US President Barack Obama says there is “the potential for conflict with China,” while also criticizing...

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Bullying as US Foreign Policy

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‘Evil Russia’ works for any issue: Moscow rejects Hammond’s claim it wants UK to...

Russia is concerned about the British government’s attempts to make it a “scapegoat” in the...

The Electoral Choice from Hell

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On Killer Bipartisanship

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Hillary Clinton: the Queen of Chaos and the Threat of World War III

a katz / Shutterstock.com Maidhc Ó Cathail: In your latest book, you dub Hillary Clinton the “Queen of Chaos”. Can you explain why you chose...

US airstrike massacres 150 at al-Shabaab training camp in Somalia

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Trump Will Make His Peace with the War Party

Many promoters of peace, while not necessarily supporting him, do hope that a Donald Trump presidency would curb or maybe even end the hyper-active...

The Hillary Clinton emails: A record of imperialist crimes

Last Monday, the US State Department published the last batch of declassified emails from a private, unsecured server used by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary...

What Is Really At Stake In The Oddest American Election Season Of A Lifetime

John Chuckman (RINF) - I keep reading stuff in British papers about what America’s Left must do in an election where Donald Trump “has thrown...

US government ‘silent’ as UAE tortures my family: US citizen

An American citizen whose father and brother are being detained in the United Arab Emirates has accused the Obama administration of keeping silent as...

Pink-Slipping Hillary: On Remembering the Victims of the Iraq War

The following is an excerpt from False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Clinton , edited by Liza Featherstone and forthcoming June 14 of this year. In March...
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Video: Tunisia deadly clashes: Security forces battle jihadists, dozens killed

At least 45 people were killed after Islamist militants launched an attack on Tunisian forces in the town of Ben Guerdan, close to the...

U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, on...

Murder Is Washington’s Foreign Policy

Paul Craig Roberts Washington has a long history of massacring people, for example, the destruction of the Plains Indians by the Union war criminals Sherman...

U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

Eric Zuesse On Friday, March 4th, the leading opposition newspaper in Turkey, Zaman, was taken over by the Government; and, today, March 5th, one of...

‘Plan B’ – Not an Enigma: Why the West Is Keen on Dividing the...

When Arab streets exploded with fury, from Tunis to Sanaa, pan-Arabism seemed, then, like a nominal notion. Neither did the so-called “Jasmine Revolution” use slogans that...

Warmonger Hearts Hillary

Prominent neocon Robert Kagan has endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, saying she represents the best hope for saving the United States from populist...

Hillary’s Secret Letter And The Whole Matter Of Endless War And The Almost Complete...

John Chuckman (RINF) - An almost perfect measure of the decay of democratic values in American politics is found in a letter from Hillary Clinton to Haim...

UK troops to fight Daesh infiltration into Tunisia: MoD

Britain says it will send troops to Tunisia to help fight any Daesh (ISIL) infiltration from neighboring Libya. The British defense minister has said, "A...

A Coherent Explanation of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse Foreign policy is both economic and military. An interpretation of U.S. President Barack Obama’s foreign policy will be presented here that explains both...

Tunisia on Fire (Part 1)

If not for repeated intervention by its youth, civil rights organizations, and labor unions, Tunisia would be in even worse shape than it already...

Neocon Kagan Endorses Hillary Clinton

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s cozy ties to Washington’s powerful neocons have paid off with the endorsement of Robert Kagan, one of the most influential neocons....

Military Victories Are Counterproductive If They Leave a Political Vacuum

The Iraqi army was only able to recapture Ramadi with the help of heavy American bombing, leaving the city became a barren landscape. (Photo:...

War, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing

  It may be hard to believe now, but in 1970 the protest song “War,” sung by Edwin Starr, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart....

People Die (from Drone Strikes) While Hayden Lies

In a New York Times op-ed published on February 21, former CIA director, Air Force general, and “Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in...

Gallup Poll Shows Americans Prefer Terrorist Nations Over Iran. Why?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A February 17th Gallup Poll showed that Americans prefer the chief nation that sponsors international terrorism, when given a choice...
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Video: Second intervention? Pentagon confirms airstrikes on ‘ISIS camp’

The Pentagon has confirmed that US fighter jets carried out air strikes on ISIS base in Libya, killing dozens. The attack targeted the mastermind...

Who is Khalifa Hifter?

Who is the American citizen leading one side of the civil war in Libya, and why did he spend 20 years in suburban Virginia,...

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

Eric Zuesse Many commentators have mentioned (such as here and here and here and here) that Hillary Clinton left behind no major achievement as the U.S. Secretary of State;...

Kosovo Chaos Undercuts Clinton ‘Success’

Exclusive: President Bill Clinton’s Kosovo war of 1999 was loved by neocons and liberal hawks – the forerunner for Iraq, Libya, Syria and other...

Saudi Arabia’s Dictator Demands Regime-Change in Syria — Otherwise WW III

Eric Zuesse As has been recently reported, many experts on international relations are saying that the danger of a nuclear war between NATO and Russia is greater...

Fearing Sanders as ‘Closet Realist’

Exclusive: To Washington’s neocons like David Ignatius, Sen. Sanders should be disqualified for being a “closet realist” who doesn’t accept their forced “regime change” in...

Hillary Clinton and the Dogs of War

Former Secretary of State Clinton grudgingly admits her Iraq War vote was a “mistake,” but it was not a one-off misjudgment. Clinton has consistently stood...

Former UK Ambassador to Syria: U.S./UK Policy on Syria Is Doomed, Even Corrupt

Eric Zuesse Peter Ford, who was the UK’s Ambassador in Syria during 2003-2006, was asked by the BBC in their “The Big Questions” interview on February...
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‘US tied to global security role’ – shameless and blatant BBC propaganda

Mark Urban is the diplomatic and defence editor of BBC’s Newsnight that goes by the strap-line “This is where the global struggle for peace...
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Video: Putin, Orban meet in Moscow, discuss sanctions & refugee crisis

The solution to the refugee crisis lies in the political settlement of conflicts, particularly in Syria and Libya, President Vladimir Putin said following a...

Kissinger? Kissinger Who?

Photo in The Nation (2/5/16) illustrating Henry Kissinger’s close relationship to Hillary Clinton. (photo: Alex Brandon/AP) Last week, presidential challenger Bernie Sanders attacked his rival...

Why Are Neocons So Desperate To Rescue al-Qaeda in Syria?

Reading Dennis Ross and David Ignatius is a good reminder that the neocons live in a different world than the rest of us. They...

On Hillary Clinton, Sexism, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at CSIS. (Photo: Flickr/CSIS) After the strong early primary showings by Senator Bernie Sanders, a few high-profile supporters of...

How Crimeans See Ukraine Crisis

Two years ago, the Maidan uprising ousted Ukraine’s elected president, prompting resistance in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, with Crimeans voting overwhelmingly to reunify with Russia,...

All US presidential candidates to continue policy of perpetual war

All of the US presidential candidates from both major political parties will continue the policy of perpetual war and mass destruction unleashed by the...

4,000 people calling for trial of ‘war criminal’ Obama

More than 4,000 people have so far signed an online petition on the White House website, demanding the prosecution of US President Barack Obama...

UK deports child refugees to war zones

New figures reveal that Britain has returned more than 2,700 young asylum seekers to war-torn countries in the Middle East over the past nine...

New York Times vents recriminations over Syria debacle

Bill Van Auken The offensive of Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes, has cut off the main supply route for Western-backed “rebels” and...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in January focused on the worsening crisis in relations between the United States and Russia, the danger of a...

How Bamboozled the American Public Are About Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Responses at reddit.com to an article about Syria demonstrate that Americans have massive misconceptions about the war in Syria.  Their...

Bernie Hysteria & Liberal Hypocrisy

Chris Ernesto (RINF) - The primary purpose of this article isn't to make any of Bernie Sanders' Democratic or Republican competition look comparatively good -...

Behind the North Korean Nuke Crisis

Exclusive: One fallout from the Hillary Clinton-led “regime change” in Libya – after Muammar Gaddafi gave up his WMD deterrence – is that North...

U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of U.S. ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple...

Hillary Is the Candidate of the War Machine

Jeffrey D. Sachs There's no doubt that Hillary is the candidate of Wall Street. Even more dangerous, though, is that she is the candidate of...
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Video: CrossTalk: Costs of War

NATO's violent overthrow of the Libyan regime in 2011 created a failed state and provided an opening for such groups as ISIL. Five years...

Giving Peace Very Little Chance

Exclusive: What the next U.S. president can do to bring endless warfare to an end is one of the most important issues of Campaign...

Let’s Talk About Bernie Sanders and the Middle East

(Photo: Peter Stevens / Flickr) Foreign policy has taken a backseat to domestic issues in the Democratic primary thus far. There are two explanations for this. One is...

Britain top dog in unregulated shadow world of mercenaries – report

Britain has become the world’s post-9/11 “mercenary kingpin” with hundreds of firms employing thousands of ex-military freebooters in a shadowy industry worth billions, a...

Geneva talks begin as US-backed war in Syria expands

Bill Van Auken Talks opened in Geneva, Switzerland Monday on the four-year-old war that has killed over 260,000 Syrians and turned millions more into refugees....

Hillary Clinton’s Hawkish Record

Surviving Iowa in a dead heat with Sen. Bernie Sanders, ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now hopes her establishment-backed campaign will grind down her opposition and pave the...

Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Hillary Clinton’s Your Choice

Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly her experience as secretary of state. She attaches herself to Barack Obama’s coattails, pledging...

Adding Up the Costs of Hillary Clinton’s Wars

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Hidden corruption in Britain is an international scandal

Latest corruption index does not reveal Britain’s real place in global crime wave

Transparency International (TI) releases its latest report entitled the Corruption Perceptions Index and continues to find that corruption is rife globally and remains a...

Hillary Clinton’s Iraq War Albatross

George W. Bush’s Iraq invasion may rank as the worst foreign policy disaster in U.S. history – spreading chaos across the Mideast and now...

An American Big Lie About ‘Terrorism’

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Hillary Clinton’s Own Petard

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If Ramadi Is What ‘Victory’ Against ISIS Looks Like, We’re in Trouble

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US Foreign Policy Needs To Regain Some Old-Fashioned Subtlety

In the Republican and Democratic presidential debates, President Barack Obama’s ultimate rejection of using force against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, for using chemical weapons against his...

A Crazy Establishment Demands ‘Sanity’

Exclusive: As support grows for anti-Establishment candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, a frantic Establishment is demanding that Americans “stay sane” and vote for...

George Soros Finally Suspends His Lifelong War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 21st, George Soros, who has throughout his life been passionately opposed not just to communism but also...

France gives €1 billion aid to Tunisia in bid to halt mass protests over...

By Kumaran Ira After last week’s mass protests against unemployment and poverty throughout Tunisia, the French government has announced €1 billion aid over the next five...

Bernie Sanders is the Realist We Should Elect

As the Iowa caucuses near, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have released TV ads that together echo a popular theme in the...

Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack May Not Have Been Organized by Islamic Extremists

Pictured: The Grand Marché in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. (Photo: Wikipedia) Cross-posted from View from the Left Bank. 1. As elsewhere, they come in, seemingly from nowhere,...

Hillary Clinton Seeks Neocon Shelter

Special Report: Stunned by falling poll numbers, Hillary Clinton is hoping that Democrats will rally to her neocon-oriented foreign policy and break with Bernie...

“Staggering” violence in Iraq: The legacy of US war and occupation

By Bill Van Auken Describing current levels of killing and mayhem in Iraq as “staggering” and “obscene,” two United Nations agencies released a report Tuesday that...

Were French intelligence forces complicit in the Charlie Hebdo attacks?

by Anthony Torres New revelations on the intensive surveillance of the Kouachi brothers and of Amedy Coulibaly carried out by French intelligence before they launched terror...

Turning Change into Chaos

Early U.S. presidents warned that foreign entanglements could endanger the Republic, but it turns out that modern U.S. interventions are hazardous to the rest...

‘13 Hours’: Benghazi movie makes for a political show

Michael Bay’s patriotic spectacle about the Benghazi attack may well be the opening act of the 2016 campaign. Hitting movie theaters just ahead of...

The U.S. Should Not Accompany Saudi Arabia Over the Cliff

Like other totalitarian regimes that have no legitimacy and no base of support, the Saudis are wrapping themselves in religion. Saddam Hussein in the...

The 21st Century: An Era Of Fraud – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - In the last years of the 20th century fraud entered...

A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

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German Economic News Interviews Seymour Hersh on Obama’s Syria Policy

Eric Zuesse, summary translation from the German: On January 14th, German Economic News interviewed the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh regarding Obama’s war against Syrian President...

Ex-CIA director claims Daesh support growing faster than Al Qaeda’s did

Groups allying themselves with Islamic State are breeding faster than Al Qaeda affiliates ever did, a former CIA boss told Congress following the latest...

American Foreign Policy Oxymorons

Oxymoron: a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect, as in “cruel kindness” or “to make haste slowly.”...

The Hypocrisy of Obama’s Gun Control Crusade

Garry Leech President Barack Obama took to the stage last week to announce the latest initiative in his crusade to make it more difficult for...

German government votes to expand military interventions in Mali and Iraq

By Gustav Kemper and Johannes Stern The German government voted last Tuesday to expand the German army’s intervention in Mali within the framework of the United...

What Clinton’s latest emails say about Benghazi, White House, private accounts

While the US public may be bored of Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails,” as her rival Bernie Sanders put it, the latest batch of messages...

Obama, the Crocodile Tears of a Cold Hearted Killer

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Gaddafi accused Blair of ‘supporting Al-Qaeda,’ unseen phone transcripts reveal

Transcripts of two phone calls between Tony Blair and Colonel Muammar Gaddafi reveal the Libyan dictator forced the former prime minister to confirm he...

America’s Now-Aggressive War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s aristocracy is determined to take over Russia. Ever since the end of the Soviet Union and of its...

Mideast’s ‘Regime Change’ Madness

Hillary Clinton’s “regime change” policies as Secretary of State helped spread the chaos that has turned the Middle East into a killing field and...

US ‘Regime Change’ Madness in the Middle East

Seymour Hersh’s recent revelations about an effort by the US military leadership in 2013 to bolster the Syrian army against jihadist forces in Syria...

What Are the Chances for Peace in 2016?

Each year more than one trillion dollars goes up in smoke. More accurately, it is stolen from the middle and working classes and shipped off...

Vladimir Putin: Sweetheart

Authoritarian leaders often meet ignominious ends. (Photo: Jamestown.org) The London Review of Books has published another piece by Seymour Hersh that is controversial (though not...
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In modern societies people nowadays regard the notion of a holy war as nothing more than a contradiction. The deliberate slaughter and wholesale destruction...

Two Mainstream U.S. ‘Journalists’ Provide Stenographic ‘News’ Report – U.S. Anti-Russia Propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This is the story of an ordinary article by two well-known American ‘journalists’ who market the aristocracy’s lies as...

US military to expand global operations in 2016

  The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of expanding global warfare and militarism. It began with discussions of the possibility of “total...

How the Aristocracy Revs Up Its Suckers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A standard technique by the aristocracy and its agents is to pretend that the existing government is too progressive,...

New World Disorder

“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. will clamor for such laws if their...

Inside the U.S. Drone War on the Islamic State

(Photo of the Boeing X-48B unmanned – despite apparent windows in front – aerial vehicle: NASA / Wikimedia Commons) On October 7th, at an “undisclosed...

Terrorism and Trump: New Challenges for Social Justice Organizations

Donald Trump courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr The wake-up call is right there in the front page headline of the Dec. 11 New York Times:...

For Democrats, Debate Night Means Being Quizzed From the Right by Corporate Media

ABC‘s John Muir and Martha Raddatz, questioning Democrats on behalf of the 36 percent of Americans who agree with Donald Trump. The Democratic and Republican...

US military provided Assad with intel on extremists via Russia, Israel & Germany –...

The Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff has been indirectly providing Syrian military with intelligence on Islamic extremists fearing the Obama administration’s agenda to oust...

How the Islamic State Is Like a Multinational Corporation

The Islamic State is aligning itself with affiliates in Asia and Africa. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Many in the United States have failed to see the...

Is the EU Breaking Up? Sanctions Against Russia Are Extended.

Eric Zuesse Not only is there dissension within the European Union on account of the Polish President of the European Commission’s having rammed through on...

Fear-mongering and war dominate third Democratic presidential debate

By Andre Damon The third Democratic Party debate of the 2016 presidential election campaign was a spectacle of militarism and right-wing fear-mongering, with all three Democratic...

Ashton Carter’s Plan to Expand U.S. Military Presence Across the Globe Even Further

Also stationed on these bases are Special Operations forces that carry out hit-and-run raids and assassinations. (Photo: Master Sgt. Donald Sparks / U.S. Army...

A GOP Split on Neocon Orthodoxy

The mainstream U.S. media remains focused on the acrimony of the GOP presidential race while less noticed is a growing split among top candidates over...

Historic New Harpers Article Exposes Who Controls America

Eric Zuesse There can be little doubt now: America’s decades-long catastrophic failures to make significant progress in eliminating even a single one of the numerous...

‘Thriving off conflict’: UK is world’s second largest arms seller

Britain continues to sell arms to countries that commit human rights abuses and is now ranked second in the world for weapons sales, a...

Yemen: Saudi Arabia’s Vietnam

The war on Yemen has left thousands dead and created hundreds of thousands exiles. Pictured: Yemen capital Sanaa. (Photo: Richard Messenger / Flickr Commons) Cross-posted...

Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

Eric Zuesse (NOTE: Some news-media have made clear to me flat-out that they won’t publish anything that criticizes the Saudi royal family, especially not as...

9/11 Whistleblower Rowley on Visas and Mideast War Root Causes

WASHINGTON - COLEEN ROWLEY, rowleyclan at earthlink.net,[email protected] Rowley, a former FBI special agent and division counsel whose May 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of...

U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory for Jihadists: How & Why

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Britain’s Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in...

How U.S. Interventions Dismembered the Middle East

 (Photo: U.S. Army / Flickr) For the last few decades in the Middle East, the policy of western powers – led by the United States...

Have Yourself Some Anti-Refugee Hysteria

As holiday shoppers empty their wallets to buy presents for family and friends, there’s been an outbreak of miserliness among our politicians – directed...

The Saud Family to Select West’s ‘Moderate’ Jihadists Who Will Take Over Syria

Eric Zuesse The Saud family, Saudi Arabia’s royals, have called together a meeting on December 15th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, of their fellow fundamentalist Sunnis...

Real Questions for President Obama

Part of Official Washington’s problem is that most journalists — at least those called on at presidential news conferences — represent the same “group think”...

PBS Joins the MSM’s Syria-Russia Bias

Mainstream U.S. media systematically excludes points of view on world affairs that deviate from Official Washington’s “group think.” With no lessons learned from the Iraq-WMD debacle, the MSM only...

Beyond ISIS: The Folly of World War IV

Assume that the hawks get their way - that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what? Answering...

An Invitation to Collective Suicide: From ISIS to War World IV

Assume that the hawks get their way -- that the United States does whatever it takes militarily to confront and destroy ISIS. Then what? Answering...

The Russian Bomber Shot Down by Turkey: Challenging the Accepted Narrative (Part 1)

Russian will likely put an end to Turkey President Erdogan’s goal of toppling Syria’s Assad regime. Pictured: a SU-24 Russian bomber. (Photo: Wikipedia) 1. A few...

David Cameron Confirms ISIL Is Defeating Democracy In The West

David Cameron told MPs that bombing so-called Islamic State in Syria will “keep the British people safe” as MPs debated the case for military...

Syria: Mission Possible

(DonkeyHotey / Flickr) Imagine this new TV series coming to HBO in 2016. The planet faces an unprecedented peril. The international community brings together a...

The War on Terror Is Creating More Terror

The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us. The...

Imprisoned Al Qaeda Fighters Freed by U.S. Allies to Rejoin Fight Against Assad

Eric Zuesse Some of the world’s top Al Qaeda operatives were freed from a Lebanese prison on Tuesday December 1st, to rejoin the U.S.-led war...

Government attempts to avoid court hearing into UK complicity in rendition

By Mark Blackwood British government lawyers are seeking to suppress claims that former Labour Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and the then director of MI6 counterterrorism, Sir...

How Gaddafi’s Ouster Unleashed Terror

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton still sees the 2011 Libyan “regime change” as a feather in her cap as Secretary of State, but the violent ouster...

Avoiding the Trap of Retaliation

The Paris terror attacks brought demands for retaliation against the Islamic State, which claimed responsibility, but by lashing out against the group in Syria...

Class, War and David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said it is time for Britain to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria (ISIS). After the...

America’s Empire of African Bases Spreads

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent,” a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that...

ISIS and Washington’s War Mongers Need Each Other

(Photo: Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | Flickr) Honestly, I don’t know whether to rant or weep, neither of which are usual impulses for me. In the wake...

The Unfolding European Housing Crisis

Property prices across almost all the 28 EU member states have increased and have grown faster than incomes. The price correction of the post...

As Cameron Bangs War Drum, Voices for Peace Rally Around Corbyn

'Another destructive bombing campaign is no solution whatsoever,' anti-war campaigners warn. 'It risks intensifying and widening what is already a catastrophic war.' by Lauren McCauley As British...

The Left and Right Must Stop the Establishment’s Perpetual War Machine

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, some of us tried to raise questions of U.S. foreign policy. I got my mic cut on O’Reilly’s show....

Parliament to question Blair over Gaddafi ties

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will be questioned on the nature of his relationship with deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi by a Parliamentary Committee...

Francois Hollande – The World’s Most Powerful Person This Week

Eric Zuesse French President Francois Hollande this week possesses more power than anyone else in the world, because he will be the key decision-maker shaping...

Ducking the Issue of ‘Perpetual War’

During last week’s Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders had an opening to reshape the campaign by offering a thoughtful critique of “perpetual war”...

America’s Great Lie. Europe’s Great Shame. Russia’s Great Case.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology,...

Friday The Thirteenth In Paris And The Ugly Truth Of State Terror

John Chuckman   (RINF) - Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking.   Isn’t...

America’s Empire of African Bases

In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that...

Australian establishment seizes on Paris attacks to justify war and police state measures

By James Cogan The alleged Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacks in Paris last Friday have been seized upon by the Australian political...

Politico Reports Bush Knew 2001 Terror-Attack Was Imminent and Wanted It

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A stunning news-report at Politico on November 12th, titled “The Attacks Will Be Spectacular,” reveals that the then CIA Director George...

Falling into the ISIS Trap

Special Report: The Islamic State has entered into “phase two” of its plan. After establishing a rudimentary “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq (phase one),...

German media brays for war and dictatorship after Paris attacks

By Johannes Stern Anyone reading the editorials in Germany’s two major Sunday newspapers would find it difficult to avoid the conclusion that the horrific terrorist attacks...

After the Paris terror attacks: A drumbeat for military escalation and internal repression

In the days following the horrific terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of 129 innocent civilians in Paris, the response from within the US...

Terrorism is the Price of Imperialism

Chris Ernesto What happened in Paris is not right, just inevitable (RINF) - Since 2011, France has been militarily involved in five countries — four of...

On Veterans Day, Who Should Thank Whom?

“You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. (…) You don’t want the truth because deep down in places...

Fresh Twists in the Lockerbie Case

Exclusive: The near-three-decade-old Pan Am 103 case – a plane bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland – shows how a dubious “group think” of Official Washington...

Why Rand Paul Called Hillary Clinton a Neocon

Photo: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Right before the November 7 Democratic Presidential Forum, Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul went on MSNBC and said Hillary Clinton...

Waging Endless War From Vietnam to Syria

As October ended, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest announced that the U.S. would be sending “less than 50” boots-on-the-ground Special Operations forces into northern Syria...

No Matter How Well Russian Media Expose Western Lies …

Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p54hHhlLjRk * Western ‘news’ media simply refuse to report the lying that’s done by Western ‘news’ media and their governments. Western media didn’t even report...

Washington prepares for World War III

The US military-intelligence complex is engaged in systematic preparations for World War III. As far as the Pentagon is concerned, a military conflict with...

The Mistress of Deception

The self-inflicted wounds of Hillary Rodham Clinton just keep manifesting themselves. She has two serious issues that have arisen in the past week; one is...

The New Yorker Doesn’t Factcheck What ‘Everyone Knows’ Is True

Detail from a New Yorker photo illustration accompanying Dexter Filkins’ article “Death of a Prosecutor” (7/20/15). (illustration: Alex Williamson) Dexter Filkins has been one of...

EU and NATO Set to Destabilize Russia by Anti-Putin Propaganda Operation

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News  |  Published:10/31/15 01:23Clock |  http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/10/31/eu-und-nato-wollen-russland-mit-unterwanderung-der-medien-destablisieren/ (Translated here by – and then with closing commentary from – Eric Zuesse) EU, US and NATO are...

Twice in One Day, Ban Ki-Moon Condemned Obama’s Actions on Syria

Eric Zuesse I earlier reported that in an interview with Spanish newspapers published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s...

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Learned a Thing from Iraq

As the first Democratic presidential debate drew to a close, moderator Anderson Cooper posed a question to Hillary Clinton: How might her presidency differ from Barack...

Save the Apologies, Just Stop Promoting War!

Usually when politicians apologize it’s because they have been caught doing something wrong, or they are about to be caught. Such was likely the case with...

Ban Ki-Moon Condemns the American Stand on Syria, Endorses Putin’s

Eric Zuesse In an interview with Spanish newspapers that was published October 31st, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s demand that...

Ron Paul: The Benghazi Tragedy Is a Result of Bad Ideology

The tragedy of Benghazi can be attributed to stupidity and bad ideology. The much talked about Hillary Clinton testimony does not challenge the ideology...

Seymour Hersh’s News Report Banned in U.S., Is Finally Confirmed in Turkey

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The news-report that the famed investigative journalist Seymour Hersh could not find an American publisher for, and that was...

Deciphering Ideological Labels

Eric Zuesse On October 29th, France24 bannered “Sarkozy to meet Putin as French right looks to Russia,” and promulgated, as is often done, a widespread...

Tony Blair, imperialist war and the Labour Party

By Chris Marsden Tony Blair’s role in waging war against Iraq in 2003 has returned to haunt the ruling elite in Britain–nowhere more so than in...
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Video: Gaddafi son speaks from jail: solitary confinement, windowless cell, abuses & violations

Human Rights Watch has revealed they were allowed access to Saadi Gaddafi, the jailed son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. He's been in...

Bowing to Silly US Propaganda

The U.S. government and mainstream media are so lost in their own propaganda that U.S. foreign policy lurches around the globe like a dangerous half-blind giant....

Is Tony Blair a Liar, or Is He Actually Stupid?

Eric Zuesse On Sunday October 25th, CNN headlined "Tony Blair says he's sorry for Iraq War 'mistakes,' but not for ousting Saddam” and reported: "I can say that I apologize for...

Donald Trump Says the U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraqis’ Oil After Destroying their Country

Eric Zuesse On Sunday the 25th of October, Republican U.S. Presidential aspirant Donald Trump was interviewed on CNN’s “State of the Union” show, and was asked...

No Shame for U.S./UK Invasion of Iraq? The Meaning of This.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Germany was ashamed of having invaded Poland under a false pretext, etc.; but the U.S. is not ashamed of...

Back to Benghazi: How Not to Have a Debate About US Foreign Policy

Mitt Romney debating Benghazi with Barack Obama in a 2012 presidential debate. In the 2012 presidential election, the biggest foreign policy issue was the killing...

The More Complex Truth of Benghazi

By Paul R. Pillar (Originally published on Dec. 30, 2013) David Kirkpatrick’s investigative piece in the New York Times about the Sept. 11, 2012 lethal...

Britain’s Tightens Grip In Suffocation Of Free Speech

‘Freedom of Press’ is published by the US-based Freedom House, an NGO established in 1941 that has been ranking countries worldwide since 1980 in...

Will Obama Succumb to Pro-War Baiting?

By Rick Sterling Recently Counterpunch published an article “Obama’s Legacy: An Abyss Gazing Backwards” by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad. It exemplifies the faulty analysis and conclusions...

Could This Be The Turning Point For Syria?

As war between President Bashar al-Assad and various rebel forces raged across Syria, as the Obama administration and the CIA armed rebel factions of...

The Reckless Guns of October

By Daniel Lazare Reports that U.S. and Russian warplanes came within 10 to 20 miles of one another — just a few seconds at supersonic speeds —...

The Saudi Dynasty, Key U.S. Ally, Tops the World in Barbarism

Eric Zuesse The richest person in the world isn’t anyone in the Forbes list, which excludes calculations for any heads-of-state, but is instead King Salman...

The strange death of the antiwar movement

  After over 14 years of unending US wars of aggression waged in the name of fighting terrorism, humanitarian intervention and promoting “democracy,” the threat...

Defense Spending Bill: $600 Million More to Train ‘Moderates’ in Syria

Last year’s National Defense Authorization Act allocated half a billion dollars to train “vetted,” “moderate” rebels to attack ISIS in Syria and also to...

Recognizing Neocon Failure Shows Obama Has Come To His Senses – Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge and others are misinterpreting Steve...

On Building Armies (and Watching Them Fail)

First came Fallujah, then Mosul, and later Ramadi in Iraq. Now, there is Kunduz, a provincial capital in northern Afghanistan. In all four places,...

Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview and the crisis of US policy in Syria

By Barry Grey In an extraordinary interview Sunday evening on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” program, President Barack Obama sought to defend his policy in Syria against...
Is Washington cheering on ISIS in Syria?

Is Washington Cheering on ISIS?

Chris Ernesto (RINF) - The old adage, "desperate times call for desperate measures" appears to be the theme of U.S. officials these days. With Russia entering...

Russia Supplants U.S. in Global War Against Jihadists

Eric Zuesse A meeting between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman (son of King Salman) ended on early Monday,...

How Do-Gooders Can Do Bad

“Human rights” organizations have become purveyors of bloody chaos as they advocate Western big-power military attacks on weak countries in the name of “responsibility...

Obama’s Two-Timing Foreign Policy

By Robert Parry The mystery of the Obama administration’s foreign policy has always been whether President Barack Obama has two separate strategies: one “above the...

Russia Is #1 in the World Now; U.S. Still Fights to Win Long-Term

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On October 7th, Reuters headlined, “Iraq Leans Toward Russia in War on Islamic State,” and reported, from Baghdad, that,...

A crisis of global dimensions

In a Perspective column published at the beginning of 2015, the World Socialist Web Site commented on the frequency of crises convulsing the global...

Talking Govt. Lies, Wars, & 9/11 with Denver’s Peter Boyles

Denver KNUS host Peter Boyles and I had another rattlin’ good chat today about the continuing cover-up of 9/11. Boyles has made himself an...

European Publishers Pretend that Obama Is Right and Putin Is Wrong

Eric Zuesse A typical example is Christophe Leclercq’s Euractiv website, news for Europeans. (Leclercq “was EU Commission official with DG Competition (coordinator for Information Society)....

How Syrians View Russia v. U.S.

Eric Zuesse British TV Interviews Syrians About Russia’s Airstrikes Polls Show Syrians Overwhelmingly Blame U.S. for ISIS CONCLUSION U.S. President Obama’s chief aim in Syria is not to defeat the...

Empire or Humanity?

[Note from TomDispatch editor Tom Engelhardt: Here’s how I described Howard Zinn in 2005 when I met him for a TomDispatch interview: “He's tall and...

Malala Yousefzai Aims to Be Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, October 3rd, the India Today TV channel telecast an interview with the Pakistani 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who...

The Western Alliance Is Crumbling

EU Is Abandoning U.S. on Overthrowing Assad Obama Cannot Defeat Assad without EU’s Help EU Also Rejects Obama’s TTIP & TISA Demands Obama’s Presidential ‘Legacy’ Heads to...

HISTORIC NEWS: Finally, EU and U.S. Are Breaking Apart

Eric Zuesse German Economic News headlined on October 2nd, “US wants to exclude EU from peace talks on Syria,” and reported that, “The US government...

Obama v. Putin: Their Debate on Crimea

The Source of the ‘New Cold War’: The Basic Disagreement Between Obama and Putin Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION The basic disagreement between U.S. President...

German court clears the way for military deployments without parliamentary approval

By Sonja Bach With last Wednesday’s decision, the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe, Germany further weakened the requirement of parliamentary approval for foreign deployments of the...

Obama Lied When He Said This

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad...

Obama Deifies American Hegemony

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Today is the 70th anniversary of the UN. It is...

Irresponsible Putin Bashing Following His UN Address

  by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - It’s always open season on irresponsibly bashing him - instead of embracing his sensible solutions to major world problems. Western media...

The Superpower as Victim: Three Exceptional Facts About America

Why it’s safe to be paranoid in the U.S. Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment...

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Wicked’ Syrian Choice

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton bought into the neocon/liberal-hawk agenda which spread the chaos of Iraq across Libya, Syria and now into Europe. How Clinton...

Obama’s True Foreign-Policy ‘Weakness’

From the Archive:  Official Washington considers President Obama “weak” because he doesn’t bomb every country that the neocons want bombed, so Obama talks “tough”...

Decline of Western Ethnic States

The neocon-driven wars in the Middle East have unleashed a demographic tidal wave on Europe, the arrival of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya...

FBI seeks to re-open Lockerbie bombing case after new evidence emerges

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is trying to re-open the case of Pan Am Flight 103, which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988...

Dirty bomb material goes missing from Texas A&M

A package of highly radioactive material that could have been used by a terrorist organization or a drug cartel to construct a so-called "dirty...

UK to send warship to take part in second phase of EU naval operation

The UK government will send a Royal Navy frigate to take part in the second phase of an EU blockaded-style naval operation aimed at...

Yemen: A war crime made in America

Niles Williamson On Sunday, a Saudi-led coalition air strike ripped through a market in Sanaa, Yemen, killing 69 civilians and injuring dozens of others. People...

UN Condemns Ukrainian Government Cover-Ups

Eric Zuesse On September 18th, the UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights headlined “Statement of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof...
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Video: US says anti-ISIS campaign effective, Iraq invasion a success

US State Department spokesman claims that Middle East countries, including Iraq and Libya, are better off after America's intervention. Hans-Christof von ... Via Youtube

‘Military Intervention in the Middle East Started This Crisis in the First Place’

Janine Jackson interviewed Raed Jarrar on coverage of the refugee crisis for the September 11 CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson:...

The Crisis of ‘Regime Change Refugees’

The West’s dominant prescription toward the crisis of war-torn regions and the destabilizing refugee flow that has followed is to have more “regime change,”...

Is war criminal Tony Blair up shit-creek without a paddle?

RINF Alternative News In the light of the recent Labour leadership victory by Jeremy Corbyn, the current migrant crisis and growing threat of ISIS, it...

Obama’s war crimes in Yemen

By Niles Williamson  Speaking before the Human’s Rights Council in Geneva, the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, called for...

Elites Want More Refugees: Why?

  Robert J. Burrowes There is much being written about the refugee crisis in Europe at the moment but none of what I have read explains...

Obama’s Legacy Will Not Be One of Peace

The Financial Times recently reported that Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama has conducted ten times more drone strikes than his predecessor George W....

Can Jeremy Corbyn Stem the Tide of Neoliberalism and Militarism?

Jeremy Corbyn has won the British Labour Party’s leadership election by a landslide. Corbyn comes from the left of the party, a party that...

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Says Refugee Crisis Is Putin’s Scheme. The Backstory

Eric Zuesse The show aired on September 5th, and interviewed their contracted expert: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4466018186001/european-union-leaders-struggle-to-deal-with-migrant-crisis/?#sp=show-clips https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=2&v=8-RyOaFwcEw TRANSCRIPT, starting at 4:45: 4:45, Interviewer: The other place that nobody seems to want to...

How America Double-Crossed Russia and Shamed the West

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The conditionality of the Soviet Union’s agreement to allow East Germany to be taken by West Germany and for...

Britain’s Extra Judicial Assassinations Bring Democracy Into Question

Propaganda takes many forms along with twists and turns depending on a narrative of convenience. This is none more demonstrated than by David Cameron...

American and NATO Wars to Blame for Invasion Crisis, says Austria's Freedom Party Leader

From: newobserveronline.com The military intervention in Iraq, Libya, and Syria by the United States and the NATO Western military alliance is responsible for...
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Video: From 2011 military intervention to 2015 refugee crisis

In 2011 from watching western military powers join forces to bomb Libya, Syria and Iraq — RT knew the refugee cost would be massive...

Engineered Refugee Crisis to Justify “Safe Havens” in Syria

Tony Cartalucci (RINF, Land Destroyer) - While the Western media attempts to portray the sudden influx of refugees suddenly appearing out of no where at...

U.S. Drops Bombs; EU Gets Refugees & Blame. This is insane.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Starting in 2011 in Libya, the United States dropped bombs on Libya in order to replace its pro-Russian dictator,...
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Video: From Turkey to Germany for $12K: Illegal human trafficking booms amid refugee and...

High demand for asylum in Europe has created a smuggling boom in the people-trafficking industry. A place in a boat from Libya to Italy...

The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the ‘Do Something’ Lie

Photo of Syrian refugees coming ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos that accompanied the Guardian‘s editorial (9/3/15) condemning “the refusal to intervene against...

Top aides to Hillary Clinton testify before Benghazi committee

By Patrick Martin The former chief of staff to Hillary Clinton during her four years as secretary of state, Cheryl Mills, testified behind closed doors Thursday...

False Reports of Russian Military Intervention in Syria

by Stephen Lendman (RINF) - After numerous US-led Western reports of nonexistent “Russian aggression” in Ukraine, how could anyone believe its military intervened in Syria...

Europe’s Refugee Crisis and the Warped Morality of David Cameron

UK Prime Minister David Cameron this week said "as a father I felt deeply moved" by the image of a Syrian boy dead on...

Action Alert: NYT Gives a False Pass to US on Cluster Bomb Sales

Part of a US-made cluster bomb found in Yemen. (photo: Human Rights Watch) See “Update” below. The New York Times‘ Rick Gladstone (9/3/15) has an article...

Who Is Listening to Dick Cheney?

Dick Cheney is a former vice president who had an enormous effect on public policy, and therefore on history. He should be interviewed by media outlets....

Exodus to Europe: Who’s to Blame?

As thousands of refugees wash up on the shores of Europe — over 107,000 in the last month — it is a scene of horror...

Over 270 Refugees Dead In One Day; Why Is the US Doing Nothing?

It has been an especially grim time for refugees fleeing unrest and terror in the Middle East and Africa, and seeking to enter Europe. On...

German interior minister plans further attacks on refugees

By Marianne Arens After a number of fires at refugee camps over recent weeks, and the intimidation of asylum seekers by neo-Nazis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Will Peace Find a 2016 Advocate?

Exclusive: Campaign 2016 has offered few useful ideas about worsening global crises. On the Republican side, it’s been mostly the same-old tough talk while Democrats Hillary...

Sanders’s Screwy Mideast Strategy

Out of fear of offending the power centers of Official Washington, Democrats won’t or can’t formulate a coherent foreign policy. Even Sen. Bernie Sanders says the solution...

Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) -The British Labour Party no longer represents the working class. Under...

Everything Western Media Report About Russia Is a Big Fat Lie

Stephen Lendman (RINF) - Vital truths are systematically suppressed. Willful disinformation, distortions and bald-faced lies substitute - why Western media are called presstitutes, making street...

The Riddle of Obama’s Foreign Policy

Exclusive: For nearly seven years of his presidency, Barack Obama has zigzagged from military interventionist to pragmatic negotiator, leaving little sense of what he...

The War Criminal Who Won The Nobel Peace Prize: Barack Obama

As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds....

Is the New ‘Law of War Manual’ Actually ‘Hitlerian’?

Eric Zuesse The Obama U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has quietly issued its important Law of War Manual, and, unlike its predecessor, the 1956 U.S. Army...

Another Big Lie About Ukraine’s War

Eric Zuesse What follows here, about the current U.S. government's lying, is banned by all major news sites in the United States, and by most...

Meet the ‘Moderates’ the U.S. Is Supporting in Syria: They’re al-Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, as originally published by Strategic-Culture.org Increasing evidence is coming in that the groups the U.S. is trying to install into power in Syria...

Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III

In an extraordinary speech delivered Wednesday, US President Barack Obama went public with a warning that powerful factions within Congress and the state apparatus...

One year of Obama’s Iraq-Syria war

Bill Van Auken This week marks the first anniversary of the initiation of air strikes in Iraq and launching of yet another US war in...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in July dealt with the failures of U.S. strategy in the Mideast, the Greek financial crisis, the unsavory fighters...

The U.S. Is Destroying Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and other countries at the periphery or edges of Europe, U.S. President Barack Obama has...
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Video: Gaddafi’s son torture video guarantees ‘maximum mistreatment’ — lawyer to RT

A video apparently showing the torture of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son during interrogation in prison has been condemned by both HRW, and...

The Soft Power Hoax

U.S. officials love the idea of “soft power,” a concept that applies non-violent means — from propaganda to culture — to induce foreign countries to...

Tomi Lahren- It’s Not the Muslims Stupid!

  @TomiLahren's rant heard round' the world was the first I've ever heard of her. I listened to it a couple of times and a...

Obama’s Egypt Policy Breeds Terrorism

Exclusive: President Obama has gotten in line behind the Israeli-Saudi preference in Egypt for the brutal dictatorship of Gen. al-Sisi over the elected (but...
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Video: Gaddafi’s son trial run by militia, court under pressure – lawyer

So four years since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, the country is falling apart with violence being the order of the day. Before the...
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Video: BREAKING: Gaddafi’s son, 8 officials sentenced to death by Tripoli court

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the surviving son of Libya's slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death in the country along with several other...

Obama Prosecutes No Mega-Crooks. Hillary Also Wouldn’t. Would Sanders?

Eric Zuesse The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like...

UK defence secretary admits flouting parliamentary ban on military involvement in Syrian war

By Chris Marsden It should have been an occasion of high political drama of national import. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon had been forced to answer opposition...

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in June focused on the bloody crises in Ukraine, Syria, Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East – and...

‘UK’s RAF training foreign states to counter militant missiles’

A new report says staff from the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) are training foreign governments to prevent airliners being shot down by militant...
Chattanooga: A Crime or an Act of War

Chattanooga: A Crime or an Act of War

Thursday's attack by Mohammod Abdulazeez in Chattanooga, Tennessee that killed 4 U.S. Marines was either a criminal act or it was an act of...

North Africa about to be hit by USA drone programme

By Thomas Gaist The US military’s Africa Command (AFRICOM) is preparing to develop at least one new US drone and Special Forces base in North Africa,...

7/7 led to wars abroad and loss of freedoms at home… but do we...

For the London media 7/7 is 'done and dusted', but for Tony Gosling, who helped cover the IRA London bombing campaign for the BBC,...

Nuclear Agreement With Iran

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - Washington’s issue with Iran has never been Iran’s nuclear energy...

ISIS Crisis Exegesis

David Swanson (RINF) - Talking with Iran has made the war profiteers and their servants sad and the rest of the world happy. Perhaps the...

No Lone Rangers in Drone Warfare

  Since November 2002, when a CIA drone strike destroyed the SUV of “al-Qaeda’s chief operative in Yemen,” Qaed Salim Sinan al-Harethi (“U.S. kills al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen”),...

The APA torture scandal and the Nuremberg doctors’ trial

By Tom Carter A 542-page independent report made public by the New York Times on Friday implicates the American Psychological Association (APA) in the CIA torture...

Iraq-Syria war could fragment both countries, top US general says

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Thomas Gaist The US war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

Are Human Rights Violations Already Being Trumped By Corporate Trade Deal?

AP, Reuters report that Obama administration about to upgrade Malaysia's human trafficking status, seen as move merely 'for political expediency' by Andrea Germanos  (Common Dreams) - The Obama...
An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington (Reuters / Jason Reed)

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World

Paul Craig Roberts (RINF) - The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the...