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The Doctrine of Armed Exceptionalism

War, what is it good for? In America, the answer is that, much of the time, you’ll probably never know what it’s good for –...

Halloween Is Coming, Vladimir Putin Isn’t

Photo by Jedimentat44 | CC BY 2.0 I would not rank Vladimir Putin high on a list of leaders. If I lived in Russia I’d...

Dump Duterte – for Starters

Alliances are transmission belts of war. So our Founding Fathers taught and the 20th century proved. When Britain, allied to France, declared war on Germany in...

Yes, There Will Be Election Fraud, On A Grand Scale

*America’s election system is designed only to give the theater of democracy with none of the substance* (RINF) - It is a virtual certainty that the...

The Unwoke: Sleepwalking into the Nightmare

“The view that Syria is under attack because it isn’t a western puppet state, and that Washington wants Assad to step down to make...

Mosul assault: What role will UK troops play in the battle for the ISIS-held...

As the assault on Mosul begins, UK troops will be involved on a number of...

#Podesta emails: Clinton staffers aimed for ‘moral high ground’ in Benghazi testimony

A leaked email thread from Hillary Clinton’s staff and lawyers reveals that her team disagreed over...

Why Brookings Institution & The Establishment Love Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s recent (at least since 2003) penchant for invasions of countries that haven’t invaded us (such as Iraq in...

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

“We came, we saw…he died” boasted a beaming Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, speaking of the 2011 western overthrow of Libya’s leader Muammar Khadaffi. She...

Media’s Debate Agenda: Push Russia, ISIS, Taxes; Downplay Climate, Poverty, Campaign Finance

In the general election debates, the Supreme Court was mentioned about one-quarter as much as Donald Trump’s tax returns and three-quarters as much as...

Warring with the Warrior Queen

Ding-dong the witch is dead. Take, as evidence, Donald Trump’s profanity-laden celebration of rape, the tape of which has just surfaced (and is already being followed...

Which One Is Less Evil?

Donald Trump seems to be a shady dealer, a blusterer, a prevaricator, an abuser of women — not my choice for president. Yet a...

Tory MP Andrew Mitchell blasts NatWest attempt to close RT’s accounts (VIDEO)

Former Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell MP has criticized the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) for the partly state-owned bank’s attempts to freeze RT’s...

Adam Curtis: Another Manager of Perceptions

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. ...

Hillary Clinton and the Brutal Murder of Qaddafi

Photo by thierry hermann | CC BY 2.0 On October 20, 2011, Libya’s Muammar al-Gaddafi was brutally murdered by a mob of NATO-backed ‘rebels’, after...

Adam Curtis: Another Manager of Perceptions

Adam Curtis’ new, near three-hour documentary HyperNormalisation, showing on BBC iplayer, is being garlanded with predictable praise from liberal commentators. As ever, Curtis joins...

Destroyer of Nations

In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many Iraqis believe left their country in the worst...

Washington’s Global Economic Wars

During most of the past two decades Washington has aggressively launched military and economic wars against at least nine countries, either directly or through...

What to watch for in last Trump-Clinton presidential debate

Ahead of tonight’s presidential debate, polls show over half of American voters are pessimistic about the...

Whether to Go to War Against Russia

Whether to Go to War Against Russia Is Top Issue in U.S. Presidential Race Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States government has already declared...

Files from Clinton confidant found on Romanian server, FBI docs show

New records released from the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server offer more questions than answers. Documents show that files from longtime...

Will “they” really try to kill President Duterte?

Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines, has by now most likely joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of the Empire. The...

FBI releases Clinton probe documents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has published another set of documents from their probe into Hillary...

‘Limited & proportionate’: Obama vows to continue ‘self-defense’ strikes in Yemen

Washington reserves the right to strike targets in Yemen whenever “necessary and appropriate,” President Obama told...

Assets, properties targeted as UK tries to stem flood of dirty money from abroad

Hundreds of properties in Britain suspected of belonging to overseas criminals could be seized under...

President Obama Threatens President Putin with Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse “It’ll be at a time of our choosing,” says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on NBC’’s “Meet the Press,” to be aired on...

Is There Any Hope for Germany?

Germany is smaller than California. Within the last two years, it has allowed in roughly two million Muslim refugees and immigrants, all by fiat....

Hillary Clinton Wants to Do This Again — Now to Syria

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and President Obama — and some NATO partners) did it previously to Libya, and here was...

Syria – What Is the Cost of ‘Victory’?

A deep contradiction lies at the heart of US policy towards the present horrifying conflict in Syria. Which is better? To now...

Stop the Presses

Journalists marched from Galatasaray Square to Taksim Square, demanding the release of arrested colleagues and better protection for press freedom, March 13,2011 in Istanbul,Turkey....

The Truth About the War in Aleppo

This is starting to sound pretty ominous. The Washington War Party is coming unhinged and appears to be leaving no stone unturned...

How the NY Times Commits Its Crimes

…pretends to do investigative reporting. Before the United States permitted a terrifying way of interrogating prisoners, government lawyers and intelligence officials assured themselves of one...

Russkies at the Doorstep

In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and...

Trump and Hillary: The Tragedy of the Great American TV Soap Opera

Colin Todhunter (RINF) - For many onlookers who reside outside the US, the run-up to that country’s presidential election appears to be some kind of...

'You'd be in jail' Trump says to Clinton & other debate zingers

Trump says Hillary Clinton would be in jail if he were in charge of the justice...

Selective Outrage Over Aleppo Bombing

When the U.S. kills civilians while bombing ISIS’s cities in Syria and Iraq, the jihadists are blamed for using “human shields”...

Wikileaks releases over 2,000 emails from Clinton campaign chair

The internet whistleblowing group Wikileaks released over 2,000 emails involving Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta....

U.S. Ponders Whether to Go to War with Russia to Salvage Al Qaeda in...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sources that will be provided here, document the historical narrative now occurring toward all-out war between the U.S. and...

The United States as Destroyer of Nations

Photo by Jordi Bernabeu Farrús | CC By 2.0   In the aftermath of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 – an invasion which many...

5 Insanities of Hillary

Given the strong link between leadership and psychopathy, questioning the sanity of our future leaders might not be so preposterous. One study, for example,...

Public Health as Foreign Policy: Trauma in the Arab World

  Photo of Syrian refugees from Freedom House via Flickr. The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US...

Needed Now: a Peace Movement Against the Clinton Wars to Come

Photo by Nathania Johnson | CC BY 2.0   Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize –for not being George W. Bush. This seemed unseemly...

Reaping the Whirlwind: Kerry, al-Nusra, Russia and Syria

Photo by DonkeyHotey | CC BY 2.0   “I think you’re looking at three people, four people in the administration. I lost the argument. I’ve argued...

The Humanitarian Excuse for Intervention

While the mainstream media focuses on losers and winners in the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a largely unreported debate...

The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder

Photo by thierry hermann | CC BY 2.0 Jean-Paul Pougala’s April 14, 2011 piece in Pambazuka News titled “The Lies Behind the West’s War on...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Aborting the Trump Revolution

In taking that $915 million loss in 1995, and carrying it forward to shelter future income, Donald Trump did nothing wrong. By both his...

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

Bring Back the Cold War

Pundits have declared a “New Cold War.” If only! The Cold War was a time when leaders focused on reducing tensions between nuclear powers....

U.S. Diplomacy: A Dangerous Proposal

Samantha Power (courtesy of US Embassy Kyiv via Flickr) While the mainstream media focuses on losers and winners in the race between Hillary Clinton and...
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Video: African Refugees Fleeing War and Economic Strife on the Rise

Record number of refugee crossings are still taking place along the route from Libya to Italy, says Proactiva Open Arms coordinator Gerard Canals Visit...

I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump

By Eric Zuesse Sometimes, things in politics are the opposite of the way they seem. The Presidential contest between the ‘liberal’ Hillary Clinton’ and the...

Progressive, Heal Thyself

Once again, race riots plague America, this time in Charlotte, a relatively prosperous and quiet city in North Carolina.  Not a good sign.  What...

The Betrayal of Syria: The US, France, and Britain’s UN Ambassadors and the United...

An ambassador is a … gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country. — Attributed to Sir Henry Wotton, 1568-1639 When Vitaly Churkin,...

Other EU countries ‘shunting’ asylum seekers to ‘soft touch’ Britain, claims Archbishop of York

EU nations must offer asylum to refugees in their own countries rather than “shunting” them...

America’s Outdated Special Relationship with Saudi Arabia

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia bids farewell to President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 27, 2015. (Official...

Why Everything You Hear About Aleppo Is Wrong

The mainstream media portrays the fight for Aleppo as one between Syrian President Assad and the people, painting Assad as...

‘Americans are on our side’: Al-Nusra commander says US arming jihadists via 3rd countries

US weapons are being delivered to Jabhat Al-Nusra by governments that Washington supports, a militant commander told the German media, adding that American instructors...

‘Terrorist diaspora’: ISIS-inspired attacks in US to increase as ground is lost overseas –...

As it loses territory in Iraq and Syria, the terror group Islamic State will inspire more...

US Propaganda Goes into Overdrive

Over the weekend the Western press is blasting Russia and Syria for alleged war crimes in their assault on the terrorist controlled part of...

Anti-war artwork condemned by the Sun and ex-military MPs was actually endorsed by veterans

Former British soldiers have responded fiercely to ex-military MPs who attacked their satirical anti-war art...

Killing People, Breaking Things, and America’s Winless Wars

It’s the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let’s start with the conflict in...

George Soros and His False Flag Factories

Global hedge fund tycoon and political provocateur George Soros is leading a war of symbols, namely flags and banners either resurrected or conjured up...

EU army would undermine NATO, says Defence Secretary Fallon

British politicians are intent on killing plans for an EU-wide army, following a Franco-German push for a stronger EU defense policy. The tug-of-war between Europe’s...

Americanism and not globalism will be our credo

Now I lay me down to sleep Citibank1 for my soul to keep Forgive us our debts as we forgive those we bombed after their accounts we froze.2 The globe on his desk on...

Obama implicated in Clinton email scandal – New FBI docs

President Barack Obama used a pseudonym when communicating with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by...

War as a Business Opportunity

A good friend passed along an article at Forbes from a month ago with the pregnant title, “U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within...

Elite’s assault on human rights would strip soldiers of ‘hard-won’ protections – lawyer

Amid allegations of abuse by British soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, a top...

Bid to stem African refugee flow sees PM pledge troops & cash

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged troops and up to £100 million to stop the flow of refugees from war-torn regions of eastern Africa...

Syria as Metaphor

Syrian civil war, courtesy of Wikipedia The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial...

UK commits troops to train Egyptian military in counter-terrorism tactics

British troops will continue to train the Egyptian Armed Forces (EAF) to tackle terrorism and...

The Real Enemy of Both Koreas

Warring hotspots all over the world are flaring up in 2016 in what amounts to preparation for World War III between the military forces...

MI5 lawyer to be grilled by MPs over UK’s role in Guantanamo ‘torture’

MI5’s top lawyer is to answer questions in Parliament over whether the intelligence agency knew...

U.S. Public Don’t Care if Politicians Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Everybody knows that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are inveterate liars; but, do Americans really care? The vast...

15 Years of Crime

The United States and their allies will be commemorating the 15-year anniversary of 9/11. For Thierry Meyssan, it’s the occasion to take an honest...

Apologizing to My Daughter for the Last 15 Years of War

Originally posted at TomDispatch.Let’s start with the basics. In an era when the U.S. seemed to have no great power rivals...

Whadya Gonna Do About Beantown, Mr. Barnicle?

I refer to Mike Barnicle’s now-famous gotcha question of the clueless alleged libertarian candidate Gary Johnson on Morning Joe the other day: “what are...

The Revenge of the Deplorables

With Friends Like These… The Americanism that those who do horrible things can still be good people ties both to the Christian debate over acts...

Britain vows to keep sanctions on Russia… despite its own defense committee finding them...

Britain is determined to push on with sanctions against Russia despite a Defence Committee report...

‘Safer means of escape’: B-2 stealth bombers to receive $14mn ejection seat upgrades

The American Air Force’s flagship B-2 stealth bomber will soon be fitted with new ejector seats...

Tunisia: New Leaders, Old Challenges

Youssef Chahed The current US presidential campaign debate on Middle East policy has focused disproportionately on the US response to the Islamic State (ISIS or...

Assad’s Death Warrant

serkan senturk | Shutterstock.com “Secret cables and reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies indicate that the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, military and...

I Am a Syrian Living in Syria

Two years ago, “Majd” wrote these words in a Facebook posting: “ I am Syrian… living in Syria in the middle of everything. We have seen...

Forever War: A Peculiar Form of American Zen

As a teenager, I read Joe Haldeman’s book, The Forever War. The title intrigued, as did the interstellar setting. Haldeman’s soldiers are caught up...

Our Post-September 11 Fifteen Years’ War

(Photo: DVIDSHUB / Flickr) On the morning of September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda launched its four-plane air force against the United States. On board were its...

Irredeemable

Sun Tzu famously advised leaving a line of retreat to your enemies even when you have them surrounded. After all, you don’t want...

Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi’s son moving to Scotland to clear father’s name

In a bid to overturn his late father’s 2001 conviction for the bombing of Pan...

Nuclear Hypocrisy

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) conducted another nuclear test on Friday, 9 September. President Barack Obama stated: To be clear, the United States...

Former British PM David Cameron resigns as MP with immediate effect

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned from Parliament with immediate effect. The MP for...

ISIS Fighter Reveals Group’s Plan If Defeated in Syria

Orlok | Shutterstock.com Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told The...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Retaliation: Reality Vs. Pundit Fantasy

The US military shelling Lebanon in response to the April 1983 Beirut embassy bombing did not discourage an even deadlier attack on the US...

William Astore asks: What Did 9/11 Inaugurate?

On this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, we should ask ourselves what those attacks inaugurated. In a word, calamity. The wildly...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Peter Van Buren Says Happy 9/11 Day!

Happy 9/11 Day, our fifteenth anniversary together. If it was a child, she’d be almost ready to drive. They do...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Were the election held today, Hillary Clinton would probably win a clear majority of the Electoral College. Her problem: The election is two months off. Sixty...

Containing the United States

by Edward S. Herman / September 9th, 2016 “Containing the United States” is, of course, a ridiculous and self-contradictory idea in the U.S. and Western...

‘MI6 boss who rendered me claims to be a Christian’ – Gaddafi torture victim

Former MI6 chief Mark Allen is mistaken if he thinks that a recent article he...

Lib Dems recycle discredited claim they opposed Iraq War

Britain’s Liberal Democrat party is still using the discredited claim that it opposed the Iraq...

Huffington Post’s Coverage of Donald Trump

Eric Zuesse After NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on September 7th, Huffington Post’s top of homepage the next day was:  LIAR-IN-CHIEF: TRUMP REPEATS WHOPPER ABOUT IRAQ WAR — AGAIN! Don Previews His...

‘Enemy kills’: 3 former US Air force drone operators back Yemeni victims' lawsuit

Three former military veterans who were once involved in the US drone program are supporting a...

NATO’s Expiration Date

(Photo: Drop of Light / Shutterstock.com) If the number of eager applicants on a waiting list determines the strength of a club, then the North...

Will Hillary Lead Us Deeper Into a Quagmire in Syria?

Unless some unforeseen miracle happens for Donald Trump, Hawkish Hillary (at least as accurate a nickname as Crooked Hillary) is likely to...

Trump’s new plan: Stop defense cuts & military draw-down

Donald Trump is looking to end defense spending cuts and allocate even more funds in the...

Exceptional Nation

If there’s one core belief that has guided and inspired me every step of the way, it is this. The United States is an...

Behind the Russian-Israeli Detente

Even as Official Washington gears up for a lucrative New Cold War with Russia, America’s close “ally” Israel is finding...

Did Trump Just Win the Election?

In accepting the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto to fly to Mexico City, the Donald was taking a major risk. Yet it was a...

Belated Pushback on Saudis’ War on Yemen

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign against Yemen’s Houthi rebels has created a humanitarian crisis, with opposition finally emerging in Congress...

Globe and Mail Continues its Elitist Nationalist Bias

An elitist, nationalist, bias dominates all areas of Canada’s paper of record. On the front of last weekend’s Style section the Globe and Mail profiled...

The New Homestead Act

The practices we now call conservation are, to a large extent, local alleviations of biotic pain. They are necessary, but they must not be...

The Excesses of the Extreme Centre

Donald Trump, in a speech given in Charlotte on Thursday, August 18, cast himself as the truth teller for forgotten Americans and a champion...

Kaepernick Almost Scores a TD

When I heard about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, I jumped up and started cheering him on as if he...

Kaepernick almost scores a TD

Chris Ernesto RINF - When I heard about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem, I jumped up and started cheering him on...

What Brexit and ISIL Have in Common

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons) In January 2013, British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged that if re-elected in 2015 he would hold an in/out referendum on the...

Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot

Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening...

Tell Us Why We’re At War, Candidates

When I was a kid, successive presidents told us we had to fight in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, because if we didn’t fight them...

Clinton ‘bleached’ her private server to permanently wipe emails, says House Oversight member

Thousands of emails were permanently deleted from a private email server for former Secretary of State...

The Financial Times: Megaphone for Mass Murder

The Financial Times editorial page carries a logo that proclaims: “Without fear and without favour”. Indeed the editors have shown no fear...

The Dumbed-Down New York Times

Exclusive: A New York Times columnist writes Americans are so “dumbed-down” that they don’t know that Russia “invaded” Ukraine two...

The Yankee Empire

Every society has a segment of its population that obsesses over totalitarian control of others.  They are called “politicians” or “political activists.”  (There are...

Hillary Clinton is Spreading Islamist Extremism

If the West in general, and the United States in particular, left the Arab and Muslim world alone and in peace, we would most...

Vijay Prashad: Hillary Clinton Shows Dangerous Tendency to Go to War No Matter the...

In our extended interview with scholar Vijay Prashad, he discusses the US presidential election and notes that while President Obama was reticent,...

Just How Dangerous Are the Media?

The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian...

Who Should Have the Nuclear Codes?

The latest attack on Donald Trump from Pravda (the mainstream media) is that we can’t trust him with the nuclear codes. Those who live...

Ron Paul on Kerry In Kenya – Spreading ‘American Exceptionalism’

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Africa earlier this week. He visited Nigeria and promised more US military aid...

The Bogus ‘Humanitarian’ War on Serbia

NATO’s war on Serbia in 1999 was the template for other “humanitarian” wars – in Iraq, Libya and now Syria...

Overtime for 007 as critics slam Britain’s lagging 1,900 spy recruitment drive

Britain’s pledge to deliver 1,900 new spies to protect the country against terrorism is under...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

Can Russia Survive American Aggression?

News services abroad ask me if President Erdogan of Turkey will, as a result of the coup attempt, realign Turkey with Russia. At this...

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

On July 28, London’s Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, aka “the Old Bailey,” announced the conviction of Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on charges of...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that...

Russia Teams Up With Iran To Continue To Bomb Syria

Ho, ho, ho, here’s a scenario no one could have possibly anticipated: some complex thing in the Middle East as a temporary patch to...

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over

“I did it my way,” crooned Sinatra. Donald Trump is echoing Ol’ Blue Eyes with the latest additions to his staff. Should he lose, he...

Could a Russian-Led Coalition Defeat Hillary’s War Plans?

ID1974 | Shutterstock.com   Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC was inveighing against the “ransom” the U.S. supposedly paid to Tehran in return for the release of U.S....

The Hunger To Fix Syria, and the Indifference Towards Yemen

Earlier this week, a young Syrian boy made the news in the worst, most captivating fashion. It often takes one photo of...

ISIS was MADE IN THE USA

Judicial Watch proved it. Under a Freedom of Information Act request, Judicial Watch was able to obtain a (heavily redacted) copy of the Defense...

The West’s Favored Autocrats

ChameleonsEye | Shutterstock.com The United States has been, and continues to be, selective about which foreign strongmen it does and does not support. Among the latter, there...

Today’s gossip, tomorrow’s memories: 10 things we will (and won’t) miss about Gawker

Gawker will be no more. The blog network under the name revolutionized digital journalism and engaged...

HuffPo Goes Haywire Against Russia, For Hillary

Eric Zuesse, commentary on ‘news’ reporting As part of their campaign for Hillary Clinton to become President, Huffington Post bannered their home-page on the night...

The Benefits and Hazards of Trumpism

Donald Trump’s most recent foreign policy speech, in which he explained how he would deal with the Islamic State (ISIL) and the...

Election Meddling: Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by...

The Washington Post (8/10/16) published what has to be one of the most naked examples of projection ever displayed by a major American paper....

ISIS, immigration and ideology: Trump speaks on foreign policy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is announcing his foreign policy vision in a speech in Youngstown,...

America’s Aristocracy Facing Resistance from American Public Regarding Russia

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org The subterranean reality of U.S. foreign policy is that it serves the U.S. aristocracy, the owners of controlling blocs of...

Exposing Canadian Imperialism

As hard as it is to admit for a former junior hockey player who spends many hours writing at the neighbourhood Tim Hortons, some...

Of Hajah Zainab – Is Palestine Still the Central Issue for Arabs?

Palestine is increasingly absent from Arab consciousness, at least at the official and media levels. For years, the discussion has veered elsewhere,...

The Most Dangerous Candidate

U.S. Conducts Airstrikes Against ISIS in Libya reads The New York Times’ August 1 headline, capturing virtually everything wrong with US foreign interventionism. Tracing...

Team Refugee and the Normalization of Mass Displacement

Team Refugee (Photo: IOC / Olympic.org) It was after midnight when the small refugee Olympic team strode into the stadium in Rio, the very last...

Military Dissent Is Not an Oxymoron: Freeing Democracy From Perpetual War

Two US Army helicopters blow up dust around a soldier pointing a gun in Samarra, Iraq, on March 3, 2007. (Photo: US...

Media’s Mix-Up of ISIS Branches Fuels ISIS’s Terrorism

The global string of terrorist attacks linked to the Islamic State has broadened the War on Terror’s debate over the...

Britain Not Officially At War But Fully Engaged On The Front-line Of Deadly War...

By Graham Vanbergen – “We do not disclose details of all ongoing operations, (says the MoD), as disclosure would prejudice the security of the...

Was report on bad guy Russia’s military superiority deliberately leaked to score MoD funding?

A leaked report suggests British military leaders are deeply concerned about Russia’s military capabilities, but...

We Live in Dangerous Times

We are sitting atop a volcano that could erupt at any moment. Indeed, the only question is not whether it will explode,...

Why Neocons Are Now Supporting Hillary Clinton

What’s a Neocon To Do? Bill Kristol is downright despondent after his failed search for an alternative to Donald Trump. Max...

The Goldwater Girl and the Wall Street Girl

They are one and the same in Hillary. The Goldwater girl is the one who rooted for Goldwater’s racism and is also now the...

Why Neocons Can’t Stomach Trump

Neocons are jumping off the Republican ship for Hillary Clinton even though Donald Trump has shifted their way on Israel...

The Road to Victory

At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives. Hence, Republicans have the...

Ex-CIA head endorsement of ‘prepared, detailed-oriented’ Hillary Clinton sparks Twitter mockery

Michael Morell, the former head of the CIA, endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and said that...

Saddam’s Mosul palace-turned-ISIS training camp bombed by British jets

Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets have bombed a major Islamic State training center housed...

War or Peace

For reasons of Hillary’s past record of ill-considered adventurism abroad and for reasons of the mad advisers from the Neocon camp whom she has...

Obama at Pentagon: Syria Mess Is All Assad’s Fault

Some presidents grow in office and some presidents grow once out of office (Jimmy Carter comes to mind). But some presidents seem...

The Sacrifice Captain Khan Shouldn’t Have Had To Make

It was impossible not to be moved as Khizr and Ghazala Khan, two Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, stood before the Democratic National...

Trump calls Hillary Clinton 'founder of ISIS,’ crowd cheers ‘lock her up’

Donald Trump said Wednesday Hillary Clinton “should get an award” from Islamists for founding Islamic State,...

Firms peddling surveillance tech to spy on public exposed in new database

Corporations that develop technology used to spy on citizens are being added to a new searchable database compiled by human rights NGO Privacy International...

The Myth of Trump’s Alternative Worldview

Donald Trump may be a bigot and a bully, but it’s hard not to applaud when he pisses off the stuff shirts at the...

The Sacrifice Muslim Soldier Khan Shouldn’t Have Had To Make

It was impossible not to be moved as Khizr and Ghazala Khan, two Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, stood before the Democratic National Convention and...

Why the DC-Wall Street Axis Hates Trump

With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the...

Khizr Khan’s Son Sacrificed His Life for a War That Never Should’ve Happened

Khizr and Ghazala Khan. (Photo: VOA Urdu / Wikimedia Commons) It was impossible not to be moved as Khizr and Ghazala Khan, two Muslim immigrants...

DC Metro Transit cop arrested for trying to help ISIS

A Metro Transit police officer in the Washington, DC area has been arrested and charged with...

Hillary in Charge

America is a warrior nation, Hillary its most despicable exponent, her rage for war humanity’s greatest threat, WW III too serious a risk to...

US Military Pivots to Africa and the News Is Grim

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Someday, someone will write a history of the U.S. national security state in the twenty-first century and, if the...

British MPs slam EU’s ‘lamentable’ response to refugee crisis

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‘American ISIS fighter’ releases video praising Orlando shootings

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Syria: Change the (Dissent) Channel

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Video: Eritrea in US Crosshairs

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A Tale of Two Terrorists

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NATO Begins Encirclement of Russia

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North Sea oil workers must wage unified struggle

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

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How Corrupt America Is

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

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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

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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

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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

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Geopolitics and the Psychopath

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Obama Hands Corrupt Ukraine Another Billion US Dollars

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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,...

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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

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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...

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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?

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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)...

Oppose imperialist war! Join the International May Day Online Rally!

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. This coming Sunday, on May 1 at 1:00 pm US Eastern...

Is Hillary Clinton ‘Honest’?

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s defenders object to the widespread public view that she is a liar by noting she scores reasonably...

PROPAGANDA AS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Denis A Conroy If "the medium is the message"...a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan...existentialism could be the means of delivering grist to the psychic mill...

Evaluate Hillary Clinton by her Results, not her Words

(Since the first version of this article, under a headline that insulted Hillary Clinton's voters, was rejected by all but three news-sites — rinf.com,...

Victims of brutal CIA interrogation win landmark ruling to sue black site psychologists

A court ruling will allow CIA torture victims to sue two psychologists who designed and operated...

Why Anyone Who Votes for Hillary Is Ignorant, Stupid, and/or Psychopathic

Eric Zuesse This is the result of her action: https://theintercept.com/2016/03/11/drugs-dams-and-power-the-murder-of-honduran-activist-berta-caceres/ This is how she did it: http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clintons-six-foreign-policy-catastrophes/5509543?print=1 And this is what she says about it, in retrospect: http://www.salon.com/2016/04/15/hillary_clinton_is_lying_about_the_criminal_u_s_backed_coup_in_honduras_it_should_be_as_scandalous_as_libya/ If the Democratic...

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...

Refugee deaths in the Mediterranean: An imperialist crime

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The deaths of hundreds of refugees in the Mediterranean on Monday...

This Industry is Literally Making a Killing

The 2016 presidential elections are proving historic, and not just because of the surprising success of self-proclaimed socialist Bernie Sanders, the lively debate among...
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Video: Hillary Clinton’s Interventionist Tendencies

Former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell Col. Larry Wilkerson says that regime change in Libya was pushed by then-Secretary of...

Obama flies to Saudi Arabia amid rising tensions

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Bill Van Auken US President Barack Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia today...

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

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Carl Bronski In the latest example of the unbridled hypocrisy and prevarication...

Democratic debate ‘constrains’ British military – Fallon

Too much democratic debate would “constrain” the UK from deploying troops, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon...

Democratic debate: Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton face off in New York

Tonight's raucous Democratic presidential debate was glittered with cheers and boos, and dealt with a wide...

Yes, Hillary Clinton Is a Neocon

Exclusive: The argument over whether Hillary Clinton is a neocon may have been settled by her hawkish debate performance on...

Hillary Clinton's Favorite Mouthpiece: The New York Times

Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at Industry City in the Brooklyn borough of New York, April 9, 2016. (Hilary Swift...

Duping Progressives into Wars

The online advocacy group, Avaaz, has pulled progressives into support of U.S. “humanitarian” wars in Libya and Syria by promoting sweet-sounding...

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

A speech by the American president at the CIA’s HQ has focused on big gains made...

The Children’s Crusade

Children of the Omo Valley in Ethiopia In 1954, a single book destroyed the popular notion that children are innocent souls. In that book, a...

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....

NATO as a War-Racket

NATO Causes Refugees, Then Uses Them As Excuse for More Invasions Eric Zuesse NATO is the anti-Russia military club of nations, even after the communist Soviet...

American photographer missing since 2012 released by Syrian government

An American freelance photographer who was abducted in Syria back in 2012 has now been released...

Why the Vilest Republicans Have Come to Love Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The 1964 “Goldwater Girl” Hillary Rodham (Clinton) is now viewed as a possible savior by the same Republicans that loathed her husband: she’s...

#HillarySoQualified backfires after hijack by Clinton critics

A social media hashtag aimed at underscoring Hillary Clinton’s presidential credentials has backfired spectacularly, after Bernie...

Putin intelligent strategist, Russia played constructive role in Syria, Iran – Kerry on Charlie...

Just as the Pentagon ranked Russia as its No.1 threat, Secretary of State John Kerry lauded...

The Challenge After ISIS

The Islamic State’s recent setbacks in Iraq and Syria may portend the group’s eventual collapse, but the chaos left behind...

Trump sparks NATO debate: ‘Obsolete’ or ‘tripwire that could lead to World War III’?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump slammed NATO on the campaign trail this week, saying he can...

Europe’s Terror Blowback

The Paris and Brussels attacks are blowback from what Islamic State terrorists see as betrayal by Western benefactors who thought using...

Has Russia Now Salvaged Europe?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States cooked up the idea of using fundamentalist-Sunni, Saudi-led-and-inspired mujahideen, or “Taliban,” as cheap fanatics to fight...

‘No doubt’ US drone strikes killed civilians, Obama says

US President Barack Obama has said there is “no doubt” that innocent civilians have been killed...

War: The great unmentionable in the 2016 US elections

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. The most striking feature of the 2016 US election campaign is...

Iraq Ranks In Ten Most Corrupt Countries In World, Again

Iraq, the failed state that over 4,600 (and counting…) Americans died to free from some evil tyrant 13 years ago, is still ranking high...

Canadian Liberal government to implement military spending hikes

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Roger Jordan In presenting its first budget last week, Canada’s Liberal government...

Terrorism: From the Irish Dynamite War to the Islamic State

How many Western leaders are honestly interested in terrorists’ motives? Pictured: bombing in the Irish Civil War. (Photo: Public Domain) The year 2016 is the...

‘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

Hollywood star and activist George Clooney is under fire for being out of touch with his...

Hillary Clinton’s Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy

Eric Zuesse Newly released Hillary Clinton emails clarify the depth of her foreign-policy neo-conservatism, and the closeness of her views to the views of the...

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

99th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, April 2015. (Photo: Irish Defense Forces / Flickr) This commentary is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In...

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

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Gabriel Black Three US airstrikes killed over 40 alleged Al Qaida affiliated...

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

Eric Zuesse On 28 May 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the West Point Military Academy class of graduating cadets, future leaders of America’s armed...

"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

Ted Cruz would allow Islamophobe Frank Gaffney into the henhouse. (Photo: Matt Johnson / Flickr) Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced his team of foreign-policy...

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

"To be successful, we have also got to be a friend not only to Israel, but to the Palestinian people," declared Sanders in a...

Misunderstanding the Terror Threat

By jumping into wars wherever some group calls itself “Islamic State,” the U.S. government misunderstands the threat and feeds the...

Will We Miss President Obama?

Exclusive: President Obama doesn’t take on Official Washington’s powerful neocons head-on, but he does drag his heels on some of their crazy...

A Case for Demilitarizing the Military

General Lloyd Austin, the outgoing head of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), recently testified before Congress, suggesting that Washington needed to up its troop levels...

States With Aging and Youthful Demographics Can Complement Each Other

Developing states are full to bursting with unemployed young people. (Photo: Greek Reporter) Many believe that, with contraception spreading among developing nations, overpopulation has been...

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...

The International Socialist Organization agitates for war with Russia over Syria

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Alex Lantier Major crises of the global capitalist order unmask the character...

Money, missiles & Guantanamo: Senate hears from US admirals

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

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in February focused on the early U.S. presidential race, the continuing U.S.-Russian tensions, and the...

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

(Photo: Zimbio) In March 2003, just before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, about 100 CODEPINK women dressed in pink slips weaved in and out of...

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...

To End No Wars

(Photo: Ivana Vasilj / Flickr Commons) Jason Smith was both very unlucky and very lucky. His bad luck began on February 20, 2015, when he was...

Bullying as US Foreign Policy

American exceptionalism presents an election made in hell If the American presidential election winds up with Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump, and my passport is...

‘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

The prospect of a Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump general election is nightmarish for Americans who see Clinton as a...

On Killer Bipartisanship

One grim party game for election 2016 involves the question, which candidate will be the least bloodthirsty? There is no answer to be found, just...

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

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. Joseph Kishore US military airstrikes launched in Somalia over the weekend killed...

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...