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The Secret Logistics of America’s Global Deep State

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Why is America’s Baghdad Embassy the world’s largest embassy — and the largest by far? "It's as if the U.S....

Who Was Secretly Behind America’s Invading and Occupying Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The invasion and occupation of Syria by tens of thousands of jihadists who were recruited from around the world...

Americans’ Self-Contradictory Views of Socialized Healthcare

Majorities want single-payer, but not from the government. Eric Zuesse On December 3rd, Gallup bannered “Government Favored to Ensure Healthcare, but Not Deliver It” and reported...

When America’s Press Contradicts America’s President

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 16th, the Washington Post headlined that “CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination” and reported...

How George W. Bush Corrupted America’s ‘News’-Reporting

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In order to understand today’s demonization of Vladimir Putin, one must go back to U.S. President George W. Bush’s...

Only Republicans Don’t Want a Third Major Political Party in America, Finds Gallup.

The National and International Implications of this American Political Finding. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A majority of Democrats want a third major political party...

How the U.N. Joined America’s War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse America has been at war to transfer control of Syria over to the Saud family, who own Saudi Arabia; and America has been...

Is psychopathy needed to reach the top in America?

Eric Zuesse Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is just another tip being displayed of America’s top-level-psychopathy iceberg. On September 16th, the Washington Post...

How Donald Trump Desecrates America’s Founders

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org George Washington’s Farewell Address — one of the most important documents of America’s Founders — warned against any and...

America is today’s Nazi Germany.

Eric Zuesse It’s not against Jews this time; it’s against, especially, Houthis. The U.S. and its allies — in this case mainly the Saud family who...

Why America Is a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse America is a country in which dollars count far more than voters do, and that’s what all of the data shows. And that’s...

How Corrupt America’s Dictators Are

Eric Zuesse Yet another poll confirms that America’s dictatorial clique take advantage of the ignorance and gullibility of the average person so that the clique's...

America’s ‘Boots-On-The-Ground’ Fighters in Syria are Al Qaeda and Kurds

Eric Zuesse, as originally published at The Saker As will be documented here, America’s troops in Syria are not there in order to fight, but...

The Discarded Wisdom of America’s Founders

Eric Zuesse A good example of the discarded wisdom of America’s Founders is George Washington’s Farewell Address to the nation, delivered by him not orally...

America’s Militarized Economy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Unz Review Donald Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350...

Yemen: Fake ‘News’ That’s Mixed Into America’s Mainstream News — And Why

Eric Zuesse On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined “Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen” and reported as if the...

This is the real, Americanized, nazi, Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream U.S. ‘news’media, because U.S. ‘news’media...

America’s Billionaires Battle Each Other for Political Control Over Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A contest for political control of Europe is gearing up between two American teams, one headed by the long-established...

America’s Allies Against Russia & Iran

Main U.S. allies are Saudi Arabia, UAE, Al Qaeda, ISIS, Israel, & Nazis Eric Zuesse The public have been so brainwashed by Big Brother’s lies, so...

The Saudi and American Way

(photo above: 15 August 2016, Yemen, U.S. weapons, Saudi pilots) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S.-Saudi-UAE “Operation Restoring Hope” has become their plan to...

America Bombs, Europe Gets the Refugees. That’s Evil.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government (with France and a few other U.S. allies) bombs Libya, Syria, etc.; and the U.S. regime...

America is one-dollar-one-vote, not really one-person-one vote.

Eric Zuesse The only comprehensive and scientific study which has ever been done of whether the U.S. is a democracy or instead a dictatorship, was...

The Dictatorship Over America: How It Functions

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of...

The Diseased, Lying, Condition, of America’s ‘News’Media

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America’s ‘news’ media to be or to have...

America’s Public Are Foie-Gras Ducks

American Billionaires Farm This Public By Feeding to the Voters the Politicians Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Any animal farm needs to feed, to its...

America’s Genocide in Yemen Starts Tuesday

Eric Zuesse The Houthis in Yemen are expected to start being slaughtered en-masse on June 12th. The U.S.-Saudi-UAE plan is to destroy the Yemenese port...

How the people who control America manufacture our consent to their rule

Eric Zuesse Modern dictatorship, as Walter Lippmann pointed out in 1921 about “the manufacture of consent,” is the “creation of consent” and “is not a...

America’s Big-Brother ‘News’ Media

America’s aristocratically controlled ’news’ media hide the basic reality — that America’s trillion-dollar annual federal military expense is a taxpayer-subsidization of U.S.-headquartered international corporations,...

How can America’s evangelical Christians who favor Trump justify themselves?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at the Greanville Post One of the perhaps half-dozen honest news-sites, the Greanville Post, ran this news-commentary from Jason Holland, on...

Why America’s Torture-Chief Now Runs the CIA

Eric Zuesse On May 17th, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10 to 5 to approve Gina Haspel as America’s new chief of the Cenral...

How can America’s evangelical Christians who favor Trump justify themselves?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at the Greanville Post One of the perhaps half-dozen honest news-sites, the Greanville Post, ran this news-commentary from Jason Holland, on...

America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The National Priorities Project headlines “U.S. Military Spending vs. the World” and reports: “World military spending totaled more...

Russia’s v. America’s Records on Democracy, and on Whistleblowers’ Safety

Eric Zuesse There are multiple quantitative measures for a given nation’s degree of democracy, in comparison with that of other nations, but perhaps the best...

Might Trump Ask Israel to Fund America’s Invasion-Occupation of Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt...

Poll Shows Americans Support the Invasion of Syria

And What Americans Misunderstand About that War Eric Zuesse The first even marginally trustworthy poll of American “registered voters" regarding the April 14th U.S.-and-allied missiles-invasion of...

Private Investigations Find America’s Magnitsky Act to Be Based on Frauds

Eric Zuesse We are now getting closer and closer to what, quite possibly, could turn out to be a war between U.S. and Russia —...

U.S. and its press lie Americans into invasions routinely.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The 2003 invasion of Iraq is the best-known example of America’s Government and press lying to fool its public...

Americans Trust ‘Our’ Intelligence Agencies. Should We?

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

How the Military Controls America

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

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

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

Russian interview with Putin (and others) discusses geopolitics, nationhood, and America

Eric Zuesse https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/15/no-russia-no-world-full-movie-world-order-2018/ discusses and presents a new feature-length, interview-laced, documentary, about the way that Russians, and also Putin, view America, and view the future...

An American: “Why I Don’t Trust My Government, At All”

Eric Zuesse Would you trust your government if it were headed by a President who just now appointed to become the head of the CIA,...

America’s News Media Foment Hate

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Like was shown in the movie 1984, in its two-minute section “Two Minutes of Hate”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WupvCZhKMnM, the U.S.-installed Ukrainian regime on...

Russiagate-Trump Gets Solved by Giant of American Investigative Journalism

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

How Much America’s Gov’t. Has Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse At least six times — in 2006, twice in 2007, in 2008, in 2010, and most recently at the end of 2014 —...

The War in America’s ‘Democratic’ Party

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

Russiagate, Trump, and an American Police-State?

Eric Zuesse Republicans in the U.S. House have made available to all members of the House an allegedly scandalous “memo” that allegedly summarizes the FBI’s...

America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a recent article, I documented that “U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had...

Gallup: Americans Distrust News Media — Especially Online

Eric Zuesse “Can you think of an objective news source?” A January 16th Gallup Poll report, “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy” (it's issued in conjunction...

How to Sell Invasions to Americans

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

Polls Increasingly Confirming that America Is a Dictatorship

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

Americans Are Only Now Beginning to Learn that We Live in a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The first time when it became clear to me that I live in a dictatorship was in 2014 when...

POLL: By 2-to-1, Americans Oppose Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A reliable scientific poll of 2,000 Americans, taken during 1-6 November 2017 — just a month before U.S. President...

America’s Electoral Choices: Liberal Fascism versus Conservative Fascism

Eric Zuesse In U.S. elections between the two political Parties for federal offices — Congress, and the Presidency — the choice that’s offered to the...

Some Recent Reasons to Distrust American-Allied ‘News’Media

Eric Zuesse Only enough of the openings of these articles are included here so as to indicate the gist, about the rape of the public’s...

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

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

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

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

Americans Need a Public Debate Now, For and Against Replacing Trump by Pence

Eric Zuesse Here is an argument for replacing Trump by Pence. Here is an argument against replacing Trump by Pence. The public needs now to become engaged...

Studies Show Republicans Don’t Understand What Produces Wealth in America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Pew poll published on May 2nd was headlined "Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have...

How America’s Corrupt Government Wastes Its Taxpayers’ Money

Eric Zuesse First, just look at these billions of dollars of U.S.-taxpayer-purchased weapons being exploded — simply wasted — in Ukraine, instead of killing people...

American President Trump v. Iranian President Rouhani, at the U.N.

Eric Zuesse On September 19th, America’s President Donald Trump stated his American case to the United Nations General Assembly. On September 20th, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani...

Gallup: 71% of Americans are “Dissatisfied with the way the nation is governed”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, "Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed”, and reported...

Is it really true that America’s richest 1% are ‘overwhelmingly Jewish’?

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker (where the author’s responses to reader-comments challenging this report, can also be seen) On September 8th, an article...

What America’s Aristocracy Want

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

Should Mike Pence Become America’s President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that...

OECD: Americans Are World’s Fattest People

Eric Zuesse http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2017.pdf ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of...

America Declares Economic War Against Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday night, July 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign into law the increased economic...

Obama Economic Recovery Was America’s Weakest

Eric Zuesse The following graph of “Non-farm Payroll Jobs in United States" shows America’s economic recoveries from recession, in numbers of jobs, and indicates very...

America’s Invasion of Syria

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

The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

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

The Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Russia has long been the chief seller of energy — mainly gas and oil — in the world’s largest...

American Samizdat

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

Gallup Finds Stunning Decline in Americans’ Respect for U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 9th, Gallup’s Editor-In-Chief, Frank Newport, headlined "Americans Want More Than Just Budget Cuts” and reported that, “Gallup's latest update...

Why Americans Distrust the Press More Than They Distrust Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Morning Consult poll published on April 28th showed that “roughly half (51 percent) of Americans said the national...

America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is to Conquer Russia

Eric Zuesse The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a study, on 1 March 2017, which opened: The US nuclear forces modernization program has been portrayed...

Bigoted Americans Far More Supportive of War Against Syria

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

America’s Rapacious Aristocracy and WW3

Eric Zuesse The disenchanted Reagan Administration official and much-honored economist and political scientist, Paul Craig Roberts, headlined on April 27th, "Washington Plans to Nuke Russia...

POLL: Americans Support Military-Industrial Complex Above All Else

Eric Zuesse A new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey, published on 26 April, indicates that most American voters support the military-industrial complex more than they support any...

Americans Start to See Through Obama CIA (Etc.) Lies Against Russia

I post here a normal, terrific, news-report from ‘Tyler Durden’ at zerohedge, but I add the link to its source (i.e., to John Harwood’s...

Situation with Russia proves America is an oligarchy

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - The U.S. government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon a belief in, and the fundamental plan to establish, “Nuclear Primacy”...

U.S. Government Is Secretly Allied with America’s Enemies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org — Everyone knows that jihadists, and people who fund their terrorism against the United States and against other (non-fundamentalist-Islamic) nations,...

German Economist & Politician: “Stop Copying America’s Decline! Leave NATO!”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sahra Wagenknecht, Vice President of the German parliament’s Leftist Party, said in Parliament on Wednesday November 23rd, that Germany’s...

America’s Psychopathic Establishment

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s not only the right-wing think tanks (such as the Hudson Institute and the Rand Corporation) that urge America...

Three Big Lies that Pervade America’s ‘News’ Media

(This news-report was submitted to virtually all U.S. national ‘news’ media, almost all of which are the very same ‘news’ media that hide these...

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...

America’s Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

Eric Zuesse The results are already in, even before the official campaign-finance final figures will become available after the election. Though a large percentage of the...

America’s Recent Achievements in the Middle East

America’s Recent Achievements in the Middle East Eric Zuesse Here are before-and-after pictures, at https://twitter.com/MAL0mt/status/701077438525263873/photo/1, of what the U.S. government has achieved, in the Middle East: What’s especially interesting...

How America’s Press Are Covering the Trump Campaign

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s press cover the Trump campaign with barely concealed hostility toward it, and with an obsessive emphasis upon the...

American Samizdat — Publication Forbidden in U.S.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org PART ONE Here’s an example: Ron Unz has called this article that he published in his magazine, The American Conservative, in...

America’s One-Party Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION Today’s United States is a more realistic version of the type of society that George Orwell fictionally described in...

America Trashes NATO Founding Act

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The NATO Founding Act was agreed to between the U.S. and Russia in 1997 in order to provide to...

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,...

Gallup: Americans’ Trust of Elections Has Plunged

Eric Zuesse Among Americans who lean toward the Democratic Party, trust in their nation’s elections plunged from 71% on 10-13 January 2008, down to 31%...

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...

Gallup: Americans Want Socialized Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Most Americans want Obamacare to be replaced by what Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proposes and what both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump oppose:...

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...

The American Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Even for the post of U.S. President, the preferences of the American people have only a marginal, if any, impact upon the selection...

America Now Preparing for World War III

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Because this article states so many things that might be likely to contradict what most people in Western countries...

Another Way ‘Democracy’ Is Rigged in America

Eric Zuesse Did you know that if a given political party already has an incumbent in a particular political post, it’s standard practice in the...

America’s Laughable ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As of Friday March 4th, democracy ended in Turkey, but you’d hardly have known it by reading the international ‘news’...

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...

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...

How Corruption Cripples America’s Military

Eric Zuesse America’s military budget is roughly 7.2 times that of Russia ($610 billion compared to $84.5 billion), but even Western news-accounts are saying that...

An American Big Lie About ‘Terrorism’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Micah Zenko is a blogger who posts on a main site of America’s foreign-policy establishment, the Council on Foreign...

America’s Arab Allies Debate Need for Genocide Against ‘Infidels’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two key allies of the United States are the fundamentalist-Sunni governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia – two fundamentalist...

America’s Subservience to the Saud Family

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Saud royal family are by far the world’s largest buyers of U.S. weapons. The King of Saudi Arabia...

How America’s Corrupt Press Are Destroying the Country

Eric Zuesse Even the best of America’s major mainstream and alternative-news media understate enormously the degree to which America’s government is corrupt; and, as a...

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...

America’s Vampire Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse On January 2nd, America’s NBC News bannered “Arab Spring Cleric Nimr al-Nimr Among 47 Executed by Saudi Arabia,” and, one-third of the way...

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...

Inequality in America, the Fish that Rots from the Head

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Inequality of wealth is inequality of power. A study just released finds that "America’s 20 wealthiest people – a group that...

Gallup Finds Americans Are Ideological Suckers About Healthcare

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on November 23rd, “In U.S., 51% Say Government Should Ensure Healthcare Coverage,” and reported that, when asked “Do you think it is the...

America’s Awesome Corruption – Especially in the Military

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On November 16th, the great journalist on international strategic and military issues, F. William Engdahl, headlined at journal-neo, “Do We...

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,...

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...

AP/GfK Poll: Americans Want Gov’t. Shutdown Unless Federal Spending Is Cut

Eric Zuesse According to the AP/GfK Poll published on October 27th, 50% of Americans agree with the statement, "Congress should ONLY increase the debt ceiling if...

Gallup: 60% of Americans Want a New Political Party. But, Why?

Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: "A majority of Americans,...

America’s News Is Heavily Censored

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 7 September 2002, U.S. President George W. Bush blatantly lied to concoct a “new report” by the IAEA...

How America Double-Crossed Russia and Shamed the West

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY (to be documented below) The conditionality of the Soviet Union’s agreement to allow East Germany to be taken by...

OPINION: Why Every American Should Vote for Bernie Sanders

Eric Zuesse, commenting about Thad Beversdorf’s article about Sanders’s record On August 19th, the brilliant Thad Beversdorf opened by posting a five-minute-long 2003 video of...

America’s U.N. Ambassador Continues Standing Up for Nazis

Eric Zuesse Recently, President Barack Obama’s friend whom he appointed to represent this country at the United Nations visited Ukraine and used the Ukrainian-language translation...

The Top 1% of America’s Top 1%

The 15 Peak Years for Top-End Income-Shares in U.S., 1913-2013  Eric Zuesse DATA-SOURCE: http://topincomes.g-mond.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/#Database: Top 0.01% income share including capital gains, United States, the 15 peak years 1915: 4.36% 1916:...

European Citizens Much Better Informed About Obama’s Trade Deals than Americans

Eric Zuesse Whereas in the United States the ‘debate’ about Obama’s ‘trade’ deals is about the effect they’ll have in lowering U.S. wages, versus the...

OPINION: Is Israel America’s Friend? Or America’s Enemy?

Eric Zuesse Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he...

Here’s How Your Senators Voted, in the Key Senate Vote to End American Democracy

Eric Zuesse The key vote, in the U.S. Senate, to transfer to international corporate panels America’s democratic national sovereignty over the laws and regulations on...

How America’s ‘News’ Media Killed America’s Democracy: TPP & TTIP

Eric Zuesse As I reported on Wednesday, a deal was worked out in the U.S. Senate on the early afternoon of May 13th to "Fast-Track" through...

Non-Religious Population Is Soaring in America

Eric Zuesse The Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life is reporting, in their poll of 35,000 Americans, that during the seven years from...

What America’s Media Get Very Wrong About ‘Socialism’ — And About Senator Sanders

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - On April 30th, Jonathan Cohn at Huffington Post provided a perfect example of what America's media get wrong about the meaning...

How America’s Aristocracy Extends Its Global Control

Eric Zuesse As has been well documented even by the BBC, in their 1992 classic documentary about the CIA’s (still-ongoing) Gladio Operation, America’s CIA basically took...

Gallup: Americans Say Gov’t. Must Protect Environment More; Republicans Say ‘No!’

Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on April 13th headlines “Americans Choose the Environment Over Energy Development,” and on April 9th another report from Gallup was titled “About Half in...

Even America’s ‘Media Watchdogs’ Hide U.S.’s Ukrainian Nazification & Ethnic Cleansing

Eric Zuesse The U.S. ’news’ media are so censored and controlled, so that even America’s ‘media watchdog’ organizations – mediamatters.org and fair.org on the left; and aim.org and...

America’s Global Dominance (Since WW II) Has Just Ended

Eric Zuesse On March 22nd, I headlined “Why the Western Alliance Is Ending,” and I listed the recent events which indicate that the Western Alliance doesn’t have...

The American Government’s Biggest Lie Now Is About Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The American Government’s biggest lie in 2002-2003 was about Saddam Hussein and Iraq. We’ve already seen what that lie produced. It cost the...

Gallup: Americans’ Fear of Russia Soars

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on February 16th, "Americans Increasingly See Russia as Threat, Top U.S. Enemy,” and reported that whereas back in 2011 only 3% of Americans...

New Video Evidence of America’s Coup in Ukraine — and What It Means

Eric Zuesse New video evidence has been added to the already-conclusive video evidence which shows that the U.S. Government was the controlling power behind the extremely violent  and illegal 18-27 February 2014 Ukrainian...

U.S. Congress Now Virtually 100% All-In on Ukraine’s War Against Russia; Americans Are at...

Eric Zuesse Last night, December 11th, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously as the U.S. House had previously voted 98%: to join Ukraine’s war against Russia...

The Biggest Scandal in America Is Its Controlled Press

Eric Zuesse How many Americans know that the current regime in Ukraine was installed in a very bloody February 2014 coup d’etat, that was planned...

What America’s Democratic Party Must Do in Order to Deserve to Win

Eric Zuesse The Democratic Party is at a crisis of its basic values, of its basic reason for existing; it is at an existential crisis...

List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

Eric Zuesse The world's richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to...

How America Changed from Being the World’s Leading Democratic Nation under FDR, to Being...

Eric Zuesse America has changed fundamentally since -- and away from -- the values that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt represented both in his words, and...

Gallup: 58% of Americans Want a Third Party. Maybe Senator Sanders?

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NATO countries are to all intents and purposes at war with Russia. The US knows it and Russia knows it too. Unfortunately, most of those living in NATO countries remain blissfully ignorant of this fact.


The US initiated economic sanctions against Russia, has attacked its currency and has manipulated oil prices to devastate the Russian economy. It was behind the coup in Ukraine and is now escalating tensions by placing troops in Europe and supporting a bunch of neo-fascists that it brought to power. Yet the bought and paid for corporate media in the West keeps the majority of the Western public in ignorance by depicting Russia as the aggressor.


If the current situation continues, the outcome could be a devastating nuclear conflict. Washington poured five billion dollars into Ukraine with the aim of eventually instigating a coup on Russia’s doorstep. Washington and NATO are supporting proxy forces on the ground to kill and drive out those who are demanding autonomy from the US puppet regime in Kiev. Hundreds of thousands have fled across the border into Russia.

Yet it is Washington that accuses Moscow of invading Ukraine, of having had a hand in the downing of a commercial airliner and of ‘invading’ Ukraine based on no evidence at all – trial by media courtesy of Washington’s PR machine. As a result of this Russian ‘aggression’, Washington slapped sanctions on Moscow. 


The ultimate aim is to de-link Europe’s economy from Russia and weaken Russia's energy dependent economy by denying it export markets. The ultimate aim is to also ensure Europe remains integrated with/dependent on Washington, not least via the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and in the long term via US gas and Middle East oil (sold in dollars, thereby boosting the strength of the currency upon which US global hegemony rests).

The mainstream corporate media in the West parrots the accusations against Moscow as fact, despite Washington having cooked up evidence or invented baseless pretexts. As with Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and other ‘interventions’ that have left a trail of death and devastation in their wake, the Western corporate media’s role is to act as cheerleader for official policies and US-led wars of terror.

The reality is that the US has around 800 military bases in over 100 countries and military personnel in almost 150 countries. US spending on its military dwarfs what the rest of the world spends together. It outspends China by a ratio of 6:1.

What does the corporate media say about this? That the US is a ‘force for good’ and constitutes the ‘world’s policeman’ - not a calculating empire underpinned by militarism.

By the 1980s, Washington’s wars, death squads and covert operations were responsible for six million deaths in the ‘developing’ world. An updated figure suggests that figure is closer to ten million.

Breaking previous agreements made with Russia/the USSR, over the past two decades the US and NATO has moved into Eastern Europe and continues to encircle Russia and install missile systems aimed at it. It has also surrounded Iran with military bases. It is destabilising Pakistan and ‘intervening’ in countries across Africa to weaken Chinese trade and investment links and influence. It intends to eventually militarily ‘pivot’ towards Asia to encircle China.

William Blum has presented a long list of Washington’s crimes across the planet since 1945 in terms of its numerous bombings of countries, assassinations of elected leaders and destabilisations. No other country comes close to matching the scale of such criminality. Under the smokescreen of exporting ‘freedom and democracy’, the US has deemed it necessary to ignore international laws and carry out atrocities to further its geo-political interests across the globe.


Writing on AlterNet.org, Nicolas JS Davies says of William Blum’s book Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II: if you're looking for historical context for what you are reading or watching on TV about the coup in Ukraine, ‘Killing Hope’ will provide it.

Davies argues that the title has never been more apt as we watch the hopes of people from all regions of Ukraine being sacrificed on the same altar as those of people in Iran (1953); Guatemala(1954); Thailand (1957); Laos (1958-60); the Congo (1960); Turkey (1960, 1971 & 1980); Ecuador (1961 & 1963); South Vietnam (1963); Brazil (1964); the Dominican Republic (1963); Argentina (1963); Honduras (1963 & 2009); Iraq (1963 & 2003); Bolivia (1964, 1971 & 1980); Indonesia (1965); Ghana (1966); Greece (1967); Panama (1968 & 1989); Cambodia (1970); Chile (1973); Bangladesh (1975); Pakistan (1977); Grenada (1983); Mauritania (1984); Guinea (1984); Burkina Faso (1987); Paraguay (1989); Haiti (1991 & 2004); Russia (1993); Uganda (1996);and Libya (2011).


Davies goes on to say that the list above does not include a roughly equal number of failed coups, nor coups in Africa and elsewhere in which a US role is suspected but unproven.

The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) is a recipe for more of the same. The ultimate goal, based on the ‘Wolfowitz Doctrine, is to prevent any rival emerging to challenge Washington’s global hegemony and to secure dominance over the entire planet. Washington’s game plan for Russia is to destroy is as a functioning state or to permanently weaken it so it submits to US hegemony. While the mainstream media in the West set out to revive the Cold War mentality and demonise Russia, Washington believes it can actually win a nuclear conflict with Russia. It no longer regards nuclear weapons as a last resort but part of a conventional theatre of war and is willing to use them for pre-emptive strikes.

Washington is accusing Russia of violating Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty, while the US has its military, mercenary and intelligence personnel inside Ukraine. It is moreover putting troops in Poland, engaging in ‘war games’ close to Russia and has pushed through a ‘Russian anti-aggression’ act that portrays Russia as an aggressor in order to give Ukraine de facto membership of NATO and thus full military support, advice and assistance.

Washington presses ahead regardless as Russia begins to undermine dollar hegemony by trading oil and gas and goods in rubles and other currencies. And history shows that whenever a country threatens the dollar, the US does not idly stand by.

Unfortunately, most members of the Western public believe the lies being fed to them. This results from the corporate media amounting to little more than an extension of Washington’s propaganda arm. The PNAC, under the pretext of some bogus ‘war on terror’, is partly built on gullible, easily led public opinion, which is fanned by emotive outbursts from politicians and the media. We have a Pavlov’s dog public and media, which respond on cue to the moralistic bleating of politicians who rely on the public’s ignorance to facilitate war and conflict.

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst has spoken about the merits of the Kiev coup and the installation of an illegitimate government in Ukraine. Last year, he called the violent removal of Ukraine’s democratically elected government as enhancing democracy. Herbst displayed all of the arrogance associated with the ideology of US ‘exceptionalism’. He also displayed complete contempt for the public by spouting falsehoods and misleading claims about events taking place in Ukraine.


And now in Britain, the public is being subjected to the same kind of propaganda by the likes of Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond with his made-for-media sound bites about Russia being a threat to world peace:


"We are now faced with a Russian leader bent not on joining the international rules-based system which keeps the peace between nations, but on subverting it… We are in familiar territory for anyone over the age of about 50, with Russia's aggressive behaviour a stark reminder it has the potential to pose the single greatest threat to our security... Russia's aggressive behaviour a stark reminder it has the potential to pose the single greatest threat to our security." 

In a speech that could have come straight from the pen of some war mongering US neocon, the US’s toy monkey Hammond beats on cue the drum that signals Britain’s willingness to fall in line and verbally attack Putin for not acquiescing to US global hegemonic aims.


The anti-Russia propaganda in Britain is gathering pace. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said that Putin could repeat the tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in the Baltic states. He said that NATO must be ready for Russian aggression in “whatever form it takes.” He added that Russia is a “real and present danger.” Prior to this, PM David Cameron called on Europe to make clear to Russia that it faces economic and financial consequences for “many years to come” if it does not stop destabilising Ukraine. 


Members of the current administration are clearly on board with US policy and are towing the line, as did Blair before. And we know that his policy on Iraq was based on a pack of lies too.


If Putin is reacting in a certain way, it is worth wondering what the US response would be if Russia had put its missiles in Canada near the US border, had destabilised Mexico and was talking of putting missiles there too. To top it off, imagine if Russia were applying sanctions on the US for all of this ‘aggression’. 


What Russia is really guilty of is calling for a multi-polar world, not one dominated by the US. It’s a goal that most of humanity is guilty of. It is a world the US will not tolerate.


Herbst and his ilk would do well to contemplate their country’s record of wars and destabilisations, its global surveillance network that illegally spies on individuals and governments alike and its ongoing plundering of resources and countries supported by militarism, ‘free trade’ or the outright manipulation of every major market. Hammond, Fallon and Cameron would do well to remember this too. But like their US masters, their role is to feign amnesia and twist reality.


The media is dutifully playing its part well by keeping the public ignorant and misinformed.  A public that is encouraged to regard what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Libya, etc, as a confusing, disconnected array of events in need of Western intervention based on bogus notions of ‘humanitarianism’ or a ‘war on terror’, rather than the planned machinations of empire which includes a global energy war and the associated preservation and strengthening of the petro-dollar system.


Eric Zuesse has been writing extensively on events in Ukraine for the last year. His articles have been published on various sites like Countercurrents, Global Research and RINF, but despite his attempts to get his numerous informative and well-researched pieces published in the mainstream media, he has by and large hit a brick wall (he describes this here). 


This is because the corporate media have a narrative and the truth does not fit into it. If this tells us anything it is that sites like the one you are reading this particular article on are essential for informing the public about the reality of the aggression that could be sleepwalking the world towards humanity’s final war. And while the mainstream media might still be 'main', in as much as that is where most people still turn to for information, there is nothing to keep the alternative web-based media from becoming 'mainstream'. 


Whether it involves Eric's virtually daily pieces or articles by other writers, the strategy must be to tweet, share and repost! Or as Binu Mathew from the India-based Countercurrents website says:


"It is for those who want to nurture these alternative communication channels to spread the word to tell the world about these avenues. 'Each one reach one, each one teach one' can be a good way to sum up."



This Year’s Subsidy to Wall Street is Equal to the Amount of This Year’s...

Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

Since we’ve bailed out the 10 largest banks $83 billion this year alone, should they give it back to us by paying into the U.S. Treasury the amount of this year’s sequester? After all, it’s the same amount.

On February 20th, Bloomberg News editors headlined, “Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year?” and issued the first-ever thorough and current analysis of the taxpayer-subsidy to the Wall Street mega-banks. They found that this subsidy is $83 billion this year, but they made no note of the fact that this amount is only $2 billion less than this year’s sequester cuts are estimated to be, so that all that would need to be done, in order to avoid those cuts, would be to have those mega-banks that we bail out every year forego their subsidy from taxpayers, for just one year. Unfortunately, this would be easier said than done.

That $83 billion subsidy this year is, according to Bloomberg’s, also approximately the amount of profits that those banks are “earning” this year. So, if the mega-banks wouldn’t refund it out of what we gave them last year, then they could just refund it by paying to us – who, after all, bailed out their stockholders enormously in 2009 – the “profits” that they made this year.

The editors at Bloomberg News (hardly a bunch of populists) calculated this $83 billion figure based upon their analysis of the figures in a sadly ignored but rigorous study that had been done by IMF economists, a study that had been issued months back, in May 2012, and which was titled “Quantifying Structural Subsidy Values for Systemically Important Financial Institutions.” As Bloomberg’s editors summarized the reason for this ongoing federal subsidy: “The banks that are potentially the most dangerous can borrow at lower rates, because creditors perceive them as too big to fail,” due to the special Government backing for too-big-to-fail (TBTF) institutions.

The taxpayer-funded annual subsidy to these TBTF banks has never before been calculated as to its actual annual dollar-value, but this rigorous IMF study finally provided the means for doing that. Bloomberg’s summarizes: “What if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?”

“The top five banks – JP Morgan, Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc., Wells Fargo & Co. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – account for $64 billion of the total subsidy, an amount roughly equal to their typical annual profits.”

This $83 billion, in other words, is the current value of the annual subsidy received by America’s 10 mega-banks, from our Government’s special treatment of them as “Systemically Important Financial Institutions” (i.e., fully guaranteed by U.S. taxpayers, irrespective of the normal $250,000-per-account limit in savings and checking accounts), or TBTF institutions, which the other 7,053 (out of the total 7,063 FDIC-insured) banks are not – other banks can fail without destroying the U.S. economy. In a certain sense, these are the banks where the super-rich can enjoy FDIC protection without that $250,000-per-account limit, and can even gamble under the protection of that comforting umbrella.

The Dallas Federal Reserve has issued a superb study showing that even at the peak of the crash, when the highest percentage of loans were in arrears, which had occurred around January 2010, only around 3% of loans were in arrears at banks that had “less than $1 billion” in assets, whereas banks that had “over $250 billion” (and only 12 banks are in that august category) were experiencing around 12% of loans in arrears. The following chart on page 7 of the Dallas Fed’s study showed that the 2008 crash was virtually entirely a Wall Street (or mega-bank) phenomenon:

The big-ten banks are the ones that benefited from that $83 billion handout this year, and, as was noted, they did so because they are TBTF. Because these banks (basically the top line there) are TBTF, their top executives can have them engage in, essentially, high-risk gambling (such as “no-doc” or “liars” loans) with the vast sums that are under their command, since the people who buy stock in these banks know in advance that if these high-risk bets fail, then U.S. taxpayers (we) will eat their losses. Consequently, the only incentive for CEOs of these banks is to increase their bank’s size even more, so as to increase their bonuses even bigger, since these executives don’t really need to worry about risk (except as a PR issue, perhaps, but they hire PR people – including politicians – to deal with that).

When Wall Street got bailed out to the tune of trillions of dollars by the U.S. Treasury, and the Federal Reserve (and with Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac serving as a conduit between them and Wall Street), this left very little remaining for the Government to spend on the rest of the economy, such as infrastructure and education (the kinds of things that we supposedly pay taxes for), which might be why the recovery has been so slow, from the 2008 crash that was caused by Wall Street’s federally-insured gambling with the trillions that they control of everybody else’s money. If so, then this sequester is a result of Wall Street’s failed bets: instead of cutting back on the subsidy to Wall Street, the politicians in Washington have chosen to cut back on government services to the public. Politicians like Barack Obama and his team, and the George W. Bush team before them, and all of the supporters of TBTF in Congress, made the basic choice to subsidize the mega-banks instead of the needy or the deserving, and this is also why the “Top 1% Got 93% of Income Growth as Rich-Poor Gap Widened” under Obama. It really is a plutocracy; that’s precisely the way today’s USA is functioning – no doubt about it.

There were other possible ways of dealing with the 2008 crash than to continue to throw trillions of dollars at Wall Street, but that is what “our” Government did, and continues to do, because, essentially, this is what the super-rich pay them to do.

Bloomberg’s $83 billion/year finding here is so vast that it suggests that the U.S. is a crony-capitalism, hardly an authentic capitalism. The “cronies” are these giant Wall Street firms and their “counterparties” (namely, each other, plus Fannie & Freddie and the government officials and lobbyists, who all serve Wall Street), and also the stockholders and bondholders in these huge financial institutions: the mega-banks that would otherwise be “cleaned out” but for the TBTF backing they receive from U.S. taxpayers. We’re getting reamed by Wall Street and K Street, and this is the first estimate of the actual circumference of that reaming. The Dallas Fed’s study says that this reaming must stop, and that, despite what the Federal Reserve itself says, the mega-banks must be broken up. The easiest way to do that might be for Congress to pass a law that prohibits the largest ten banks from participating in the FDIC. That would transform the entire financial system, but Wall Street would hate it because it would yank their honey-pot.

Because Wall Street’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his roughly $20 billion fortune by serving the mega-banks, this editorial from Bloomberg News constituted remarkable news, in and of itself.

One other study of “Valuation in Systemic Risk at U.S. Banks During 1974-2010” found that the taxpayer-subsidy was $300 billion in 2008 but supposedly near zero after 2009. Matt Levine linked to that study on 7 May 2012 under the optimistic headline “Markets Are Telling Us That Too Big To Fail Is All Better.” The editors at Bloomberg ignored that study. The financial expert Yves Smith, when I called to her attention that that study, which she had relied upon, zeroed-out the megabanks’ systemic risk after 2009, wrote in reply, “I didn’t realize they were doing this using bank equity volatility as the proxy. He did not make clear how he was going to do about it in the talk. Methodologically, that’s crap.”  So, Bloomberg’s editors have issued the only reliable study that has ever been done on the size of this important subsidy.

Bloomberg’s editors were courageous to do this, and they are already getting flak for having done it. On February 24th, they issued a follow-up, “Remember That $83 Billion Bank Subsidy? We Weren’t Kidding,” and explained in more detail how they had calculated this $83 billion sum. They explained why the $83 billion estimate was far likelier an underestimate than an overestimate.

Anyway, this subsidy is a major problem, probably at least as big as the sequester, which it might have helped to cause.

On February 28th, Yves Smith posted at her “Naked Capitalism” website, “Occupy the SEC, Frustrated With Regulatory Defiance of Volcker Rule Implementation Requirements, Sues Fed, SEC, CFTC, FDIC and Treasury,” and she linked to a new legal filing in the Eastern District of New York “over the failure of the relevant financial regulators to issue a Final Rulemaking as stipulated in Dodd Frank.” She summarized what the evidence clearly showed: “Not only are the[y] out of compliance [with the Dodd-Frank Act’s Volcker Rule provision for these regulators to draft rules restricting the mega-banks from gambling with investors’ money], they [the regulatory agencies over the mega-banks] appear to have no intent of finalizing the Volcker Rule.” She went on to say: “Much of the public still fails to understand the degree to which the ruling classes no longer represent their interests. Oh, they may resent the banks, and they may also hate Congress, but most people deeply need to believe they live in a system that is fair and where business and political leaders (some if not all) still deserve respect and admiration.”

Meanwhile, click here to find out why Republicans want the sequester, even though economists, the International Monetary Fund, and even the Congress’s own research service (the Congressional Research Service), have amply warned that it will be destructive to the nation.

Comment by Washington’s Blog:  President Obama says that sequestration is the GOP’s fault. But Bob Woodward and YouTube reveal that Obama supported sequestration from day one.

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Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker There's plenty of proof that the U.S. Government protects Al Qaeda in Syria. Right now, America is protecting...

Prelude to World War III

Eric Zuesse Unless Syria will simply hand its most heavily pro-jihadist province, Idlib, to adjoining Turkey, which claims to have 30,000 troops there and is...

How the U.S. Does Propaganda

Eric Zuesse A typical example was on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday,” on September 8th, when the program-host Scott Simon interviewed the Obama Administration’s diplomat Robert...

Syria & Russia Accuse U.S. Coalition, ‘White Helmets’, of Preparing Chemical Weapons Attacks in...

Eric Zuesse, originally reported at Off-Guardian The Governments of Syria and Russia claim to have proofs that the U.S. coalition that has invaded and now...

Donald Trump Comes Out in Support of Islamic Terrorists

Eric Zuesse On September 4th, U.S. President Donald Trump came out publicly in support of Islamic terrorists. He clearly stated that he is against eliminating the...

How U.S. Government Relies on Lying Media

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, August 31st, the neoconservative U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “The 3 million Syrians who have...

The Global Alliance for Evil

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker The global alliance for evil is the system that’s behind the current reality, which some call “permanent...

Russia Squelches Trump’s New Plan to Invade Syria

Eric Zuesse On Friday, August 31st, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that Russia has handed to the OPCW (Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons),...

RT Says U.S. Prepares New Bombing Raid to Topple Assad in Syria

Eric Zuesse A report from Russian Television asserts that the U.S. Government is positioning weaponry for yet another bombing-raid to punish Syria for having Bashar...

Israel an Enemy of Freedom-Loving People Everywhere

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Israel is fighting constantly not only against Gazans, and against Palestinians generally; it is fighting constantly against freedom-loving...

How a Free Market Inevitably Produces Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Who rules the land? A deeper and truer version of this question is: What rules the land? Is it...

Trump Lied About His Intentions Toward Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally published by The Saker On August 20th, Gallup headlined "More in U.S. Favor Diplomacy Over Sanctions for Russia” and reported that, “Americans...

Neocons hate Russia even more than they hate any other nation.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Neoconservatism started in 1953 with Henry “Scoop” Jackson, the Democratic Party U.S. Senator from the state of Washington (1953-1983),...

All sanctions against Russia are based on lies.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org All of the sanctions (economic, diplomatic, and otherwise) against Russia are based on clearly demonstrable intentional falsehoods; and the...

Are the mainstream U.S. ‘news’media evil?

Eric Zuesse, published originally by The Saker William Binney, the U.S. National Security Agency’s former technical director for global analysis, has, for the past year,...

Trump to Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Be Completely Conquered

Eric Zuesse The Washington correspondent of Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Amir Tibon, headlined on the night of Tuesday, August 14, "Trump Administration Wants to See a...

Swalwell a Major Contender for U.S. Presidency in 2020

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org One of the most gifted politicians in the Democratic Party — and fastest-rising — is the 37-year-old Eric Swalwell,...

Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The following is entirely from open online sources that I have been finding to be trustworthy on these matters...

A Deeper Exploration of the Supremacist Origin of Our Common Culture

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The AP headlined on July 27th "#MeToo reaches Vatican as nuns denounce abuse from priests” and reported that the...

Agents at AP & Hudson Institute Collaborate with Impeach-Trump Effort

Eric Zuesse The core of the neoconservatives’ impeach-Trump argument — the core of the campaign for Vice President Mike Pence to replace President Donald Trump...

Neocons hate Russia more than they hate any other nation.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Neoconservatism started in 1953 with Henry “Scoop” Jackson, the Democratic Party U.S. Senator from the state of Washington (1953-1983),...

The Democratic Party’s Pitch to Billionaires

Eric Zuesse The wing of the Democratic Party that looks for the dollars instead of the votes is called “The Third Way” and it presents...

Should Alex Ward be fired by vox.com?

Eric Zuesse The neocon ‘journalist’ Alex Ward, at the neocon ‘news’-site vox.com, criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for having supposedly allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin...

Conclusive Proof: Hitler Intended Exterminating All the World’s Jews

First Annotated Web-Publication of the Complete Official Record of Hitler’s Meeting with, and Promises to, the Mufti of Jerusalem Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Adolf...

Trump’s and Putin’s Responses to Mueller’s Russiagate Indictments

Eric Zuesse In the July 16th joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the question arose of U.S. Special...

Assad Rejects Trump’s ‘Peace’ Terms

Eric Zuesse Elijah Magnier, one of the world’s most respected reporters in and about the Middle East, reported on Sunday, July 15th, that Syria’s President,...

How Current Medicine Is Rigged to Win Government-Approval

Eric Zuesse A libertarian, Pam Barker, called to my attention this scam (which she blames entirely on “regulatory agencies” and not on the entire corrupt...

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Says U.S. News-Media Still as Bad as 2003 &...

Eric Zuesse On July 6th, Jack Matlock, who had been the U.S. Ambassador to Moscow working with Mikheil Gorbachev to end the Cold War in...

Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Vladimir Putin’s basic view has been expressed so many times, in so many different contexts, and it’s always...

Interim OPCW Report on Alleged April 7th Gas Attack in Syria

Indicates No Evidence Yet of Any Such Attack Eric Zuesse On Friday July 6th, the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which is tasked...

Has the U.S. Government Been Lying About Syria & Ukraine?

Eric Zuesse From the moment it took power in the U.S. in 2009, the Barack Obama Administration was angling to overthrow Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad....

U.S. Crushes Europe

Eric Zuesse On June 28th, PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) came out with their listing of “Global Top 100 companies (2018): Ranking of the top 100 global companies...

Did the U.S. Supreme Court Just Nullify the U.S. Constitution?

On June 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 majority decision in the landmark case of “Trump v. Hawaii”, about President Trump’s commonly...

U.S. Government Continues Trying to Seize Syrian Territory

Eric Zuesse On June 25th, U.S.-aided fighters in southern Syria were fleeing from the Syrian Government’s Army, southward toward U.S.-allied Israeli-controlled areas in the Golan...

How the U.S., Under Obama, Created Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The current U.S. President, Donald Trump, claimed on June 18th, that Germany’s leadership, and the leadership in other EU...

How the New York Times Lies About Lies: Obama v. Trump as Example

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Although the New York Times says that President Donald Trump lies vastly more than did President Barack Obama, the...

Against David Irving’s View of Hitler

Eric Zuesse, as posted originally at The Unz Review In response to Ron Unz’s “The Remarkable Historiography of David Irving”, this note will pick up...

Did Hillary Clinton Violate Any of These 6 Criminal Statutes?

(The U.S. Government still refuses to present any of these 6 criminal cases, against her, to a grand jury.) Eric Zuesse On 14 June 2018, the...

The Geostrategy that Guides Trump’s Foreign Policies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According to Alastair Crooke, writing at Strategic Culture, on June 5th: "Trump’s US aims for ‘domination’, not through the...

U.S. Challenges Russia to Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Now that the United States (with the cooperation of its NATO partners) has turned the former Soviet Union’s states...

The Evilness of Today’s U.S. Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse This isn’t about the Republican Party, which has been controlled by its super-rich ever since Abraham Lincoln was shot in 1865; it’s focusing...

A Normal Example of ‘News’Media Embargoing Unwanted Truths

How the Washington Post rejects submitted news and opinion articles which reveal things the editors want to hide from, instead of to report to,...

How and why the U.S. Government Perpetrated the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will document that the ‘new Cold War’ between the U.S. and Russia did not start, as the Western...

Credible Report Alleges U.S. Relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Katehon, a think-tank dedicated to the protection of nations’ sovereignty against invasions and coups from abroad, headlined, on May...

More About Wikipedia’s Corruption

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The latest report about Wikipedia’s corruption comes from the great investigative journalist Craig Murray, who had been in the...

Stephen Cohen’s Misrepresentations About the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The restoration of the Cold War now, between Russia and the United States, is based on frauds by the United States, as will...

The U.S. Government’s Missing $21 Trillion — Where It Went

How $65,000 Was Stolen From You (& From Each American) Eric Zuesse Here are key excerpts from the most concise, accurate, and clearest, news-reports about something...

Will Israel Be Expelled from U.N.?

Eric Zuesse The conditions of membership in the U.N. are specified in the U.N. Charter. Specifically, “Articles 5 and 6 of the Charter of the...

Trump-Pompeo’s 12 Idiotic-Insulting Demands Upon Iran

Eric Zuesse On Monday, May 21st, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a dozen demands upon Iran’s Government — demands which insult the...

How Democracy Ended

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What killed democracy was constant lying to the public, by politicians whose only way to win national public office...

Europe: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Europe now faces its ultimate ideological fork-in-the-road, which it has thus far ignored but can no longer ignore: They...

Taxpayer-Funded Mercenaries Serving Both U.S. & Foreign Aristocracies

Eric Zuesse The U.S. military is by far the most-respected of all institutions in America. But the U.S. military of today is actually not only...

Israel, Ukraine, and U.S., Crack Down Against Press

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, May 16th, Russian Television reported recent crackdowns against the press, on the part of both Ukraine’s Government and Israel’s Government. One...

Which side lies about Israel’s May 9th missiles-invasion of Syria?

Eric Zuesse On the night of May 9th, Ynetnews, which is the online English-language website of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s most-widely read newspaper, headlined an “Analysis”...

Where Syria’s Government Sends Conquered Terrorists

Eric Zuesse On May 8th, Syria’s Government bannered, “6th batch of terrorists leave southern Damascus for northern Syria” and reported that “During the past five...

Willing Slaves

Eric Zuesse Willing believers in lies are willing slaves, because lies are coercion of the mind, as opposed to coercion of the body (slavery by...

Systematic News-Suppression in Today’s U.S.

Eric Zuesse Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, and in the 1980s chaired the National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President's...

Major ‘News’ Media Pretend to Be Honest

Eric Zuesse Here is a passage from the interview that Germany’s Das Bild  published on 11 January 2016 of Russian President Vladimir Putin: BILD: In your...

Are Michael Isikoff and David Corn CIA Agents?

Eric Zuesse Michael Isikoff and David Corn lie so many times in their new book, so that the motive would be puzzling, except that it’s...

GALLUP: Job-Satisfaction Is Highest in UAE, Russia, and U.S.

Eric Zuesse The Gallup World Poll, released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that the three nations...

How Facebook, Etc., Suppress Key Truths

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 23rd, the great independent investigative journalist, Craig Murray — a former British diplomat — headlined at his...

Israel’s Legislature Votes War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse The key decision now will be made by Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. On May 1st, Al Masdar News headlined "Netanyahu is granted the...

Why the U.S. Regime Hates Vladimir Putin

Eric Zuesse Here is Putin in extemporaneous discussion and interview (translated into English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBTBBNOtbhM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjrlTMvirVo The second of those videos shows Putin offering Russia’s billionaires the choice...

What was the success-rate of the April 14th missiles against Syria?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. and Russia provide diametrically opposite accounts of the percentages of U.S.-and-allied missiles that hit their targets in Syria on the night...

U.S.: No Restitution to Syria

Eric Zuesse On April 22nd, an anonymous U.S. “Senior Administration Official” told a press conference in Toronto, that the only possible circumstance under which the...

Which ‘News’ Is Fake?

Eric Zuesse Regarding the war in Syria: Is this fake?: https://www.sott.net/article/383252-A-Look-Inside-The-White-Helmets-Headquarters-in-Aleppo The video in it was terminated by youtube. Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il7I1FTRSwY Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAoGsPNWMvU Is this fake?:...

How Wikipedia Lies

Eric Zuesse Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during...

How the Guardian newspaper fulfills George Orwell’s prediction of ‘Newspeak’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered "OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended...

How U.S. Has Virtually Destroyed U.N.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. has basically eliminated the only real international authority the U.N. used to have....

Why the April 14th Missiles-Invasion of Syria Was a Historic Turning-Point

Eric Zuesse The April 14th invasion was the apogee, the turning-point downward, for American hegemony, the end of the mono-polar world or U.S. dictatorship that...

What Just Happened

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What happened right after the second direct U.S.-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April...

Russia Claims to Have Located Witnesses to Staged ‘Chemical’ Event in Douma

Eric Zuesse Russia’s Tass news agency claimed early on April 13th, that Russian investigators have located and spoken with persons in the Syrian city of...

Public Furious at ‘Our’ Government’s Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse The American public — even the strongest supporters of Donald Trump — is outraged that Trump of America, and Macron of France, and...

A Likely Path to Nuclear Annihilation

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump asserted on the morning of April 12th, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be...

Strategy of U.S. Anti-Russia Sanctions Becomes Clearer

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, April 6th, Reuters headlined “Russian businessmen, officials on new U.S. sanctions list”, and opened: “The United States...

The Most Important U.N. Security Council Vote Ever?

Eric Zuesse It could well turn out to have been the vote on whether or not World War III starts now. On Tuesday, April 10th, the...

Credible Possibility Now for Nuclear War, Russia-v.-U.S.

Eric Zuesse Although Russia has warned the U.S. that another U.S. missile-assault against sovereign Syrian territory will be answered not only by Syria’s military but...

Skripal-Novichok Case: Hiding UK-U.S. Lies Gets Top Priority

Eric Zuesse The U.S. and its allies have been successful in hiding the basis on which Russian diplomats were expelled from their countries — expelled...

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

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

New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Voter-Base

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

John Brennan Voted Communist in 1976, Then Entered CIA in 1980

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September...

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

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

Trump’s End-Game Could Become Ours, Too.

Eric Zuesse On March 28th, CNN headlined “An unheard-of problem: The President can't find a lawyer" and reported that: Five large law firms are...

The Unsung Virtues of Regulation, The Clear Foolishness of Libertarianism

Eric Zuesse Libertarianism opposes all economic regulations. Robert A. Levy, of the libertarian Koch brothers’ Cato Institute, has written that, “Libertarians are not opposed to...

Trump’s Base Abandoning Him

Eric Zuesse The most reliable online real-time measure of Donald Trump’s base voters’ ongoing support for him is at Breitbart News, the reader-comments to their...

Russia Says U.S. Trains Jihadists to Do Chemical Attacks Blamed Against Assad

Eric Zuesse On March 17th, Russia’s Minister of Defense (equivalent to America’s Secretary of Defense) announced, through Russian General Staff spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy: “We...

What Results When U.S. Invades a Country

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

Why At Least Two Nuclear Super-Powers Are Essential

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org My distinguished colleague at Strategic Culture Foundation, Federico Pieraccini, has recently argued that “nuclear-armed powers decrease the likelihood of...

9/11: Israel Didn’t Do It; The Plan Was Co-Led by U.S. & Saud Governments

Eric Zuesse To judge by articles and reader-comments about 9/11, many Americans who think that the 9/11 attacks weren’t done by the Sauds working in...

Why Super-Rich Rush to Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The rush amongst the super-rich started after the key event of 2014; this single stunning event suddenly sparked that...

Putin Explains Why Russia’s New Weapons Can’t Be Stopped by ABMs

Eric Zuesse In a “Russia Insight” TV interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin that was uploaded to youtube with English subtitles on March 10th, NBC’s...

Trust in China Remains Top; Trust in U.S. Plunges

Eric Zuesse The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer survey, which is the latest in the annual Edelman series taken in 28 countries, shows that the people...

Trump Seeks Congressional Funding for 60,000-Man Army to Overthrow Assad

Eric Zuesse ISIS, or ISIL, or Islamic State, has been almost completely defeated in Syria, but the U.S. Department of Defense is requesting an increase...

Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

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

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

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

How the U.S. Establishment lies through its teeth, for war against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are...

Britain Officially Prepares Now for War Against Russia

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

Is the CIA so bad that even when it tells the truth it adds-in...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Sunday, February 17th, I was surprised to see in the reliably neoconservative newspaper, New York Times, an opinion-article...

Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and author of...

U.S. propaganda cites NATO’s PR agency’s confirmation that “evidence is overwhelming” Russia manipulated U.S....

Eric Zuesse “There’s no possible way you can say that didn’t happen,” says Ben Nimmon, of the Atlantic Council, which was set up by...

The Three Global Super-Powers

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

Banned News: Rapid Movement Now Toward Global Nuclear War

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

Indictments by Mueller Very Embarrassing for Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse The AP reported on Saturday, February 17th, that the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, achieved on Friday, indictments of Russian-Government or affiliated organizations that...

The Washington Post’s Shoddy Defense of the Russiagate Investigation

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org An editorial in the February 2nd Washington Post headlined “The Nunes memo shows the opposite of what Trump hoped...

What U.S. News Reports on Syria’s War Hide

Eric Zuesse What’s being hidden from the public by the U.S. news-media’s reports on Syria’s war is that, ever since 2012, the U.S. Government has...

Why is U.S. not globally condemned for its military occupation of Syria?

Eric Zuesse On February 8th, at the U.N., the Russian Government, through its U.N. Representative Vasily Nebenzia, said against the U.S. Government’s forces in Syria,...

What ‘News’Media in U.S. and Allied Countries Never Report

Eric Zuesse Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia — even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide. The ‘news’media in...

Last-Minute Modifications Improved Trump’s Nuclear-Weapons Strategy

(This is the most important article I have ever written.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a key nuclear-strategy document...

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

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

U.S-Armed Jihadist in Syria Shoots Down Russian Plane, Kills Pilot

Eric Zuesse A U.S.-armed jihadist shot down, on February 3rd, in the Idlib area of Syria, a Russian Su-25 jet, and killed its pilot. In a...

U.S. Invasion/Occupation of Syria Includes 14 U.S. Military Bases There

Eric Zuesse Differing reports have been published regarding where in Syria the U.S. military occupation of that country are based; however, recent reports indicate that...

How the Democratic Party’s Hack THE ATLANTIC Tries to Dismiss the Nunes Memo

Eric Zuesse Immediately after the release on Friday February 2nd of the Republican Devin Nunes Memo that accuses the Democratic-Party-headed (Obama-run) FBI of having hidden...

A Scandal of The West’s News-Suppression, to ‘Justify’ U.S.-v.-Russia War

Eric Zuesse An accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, was employed by a wealthy American investor, William Browder, and died in a Russian prison on 16 November 2006....

Is it really true that Switzerland is the #1 most-corrupt nation, & U.S. #2?

Eric Zuesse The Tax Justice Network produces a Financial Secrecy Index, ranking countries for the assistance their legal systems provide, to money-launderers, and to all...

Trump’s Announced Strategy for Occupying Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “The President has committed, as a matter of strategy, that we will not leave Syria. We are not going...

Trump Now Increases ‘Defense’ Budget 37% Above Obama’s

Eric Zuesse The Washington Post headlined on January 26th, "Trump plans to ask for $716 billion for national defense in 2019 — a major increase”,...

Trump Officially Restores Cold War

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 20th, CBS News bannered “Terrorism no longer the military's top priority, Mattis says” and opened: “There is...

Gallup: Global Disapproval of U.S. Leadership Has Soared Under Trump

Eric Zuesse Gallup surveyed in 134 countries in 2017, and on January 18th reported that: Median approval of U.S. leadership across the 134 countries surveyed in...

Media Lies About Fake News

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

Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for the Poor

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S....

U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria

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

Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for the Poor

Eric Zuesse On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S. (the others pertained only...

Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with...

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

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

Why the ‘Progressive’ Historian Stephen Cohen Refuses to Call a U.S. Coup a “Coup”

Eric Zuesse The most important historical event of recent times was a coup that occurred in 2014 and caused what’s now called ‘the new Cold...

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

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

Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?

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

Is the buildup to World War I being repeated for WW III?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The great scholar of Turkish history, Taner Akçam, has described today’s geopolitics — the alliances and hostilities toward possibly...

‘Russiagate’ Is Actually Israelgate — Trump as Agent of Israel, Not of Russia

Eric Zuesse The Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s main evidence thus far in his “Russiagate” probe is not actually about possible Russian collusion with Trump to...

U.S. Swindled Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Due to a historic data-dump on December 10th, the biggest swindle that occurred in the 20th Century (or perhaps...

Why Did the News-Media Hide This Important Fact?

Eric Zuesse On December 13th, the following news-story was distributed for publication to virtually all U.S.-and-allied major (and many minor) newsmedia, but it was published...

Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Trump’s bold support for the apartheid dictatorship of Israel against that theocratic-racist nation’s non-Jews, fits into a...

The Problem Is NOT Sexual ‘Harassment’

Eric Zuesse The U.S. press is now a uniform chorus shouting against America’s widespread ‘sexual harassment’ by men in power, but the press misrepresents fundamentally...

Trump’s Leadership Style

Eric Zuesse Not much has been written about Donald Trump’s leadership-style, but his style of leadership is essential to understand, in order to be able...

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Explains Why Nuclear Holocaust Is Now Likely

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Explains Why Nuclear Holocaust Is Now Likely Eric Zuesse The Stanford mathematician William J. Perry was a strategic nuclear advisor to U.S....

Google ‘Ministry of Truth’ intensifies suppressing ‘fake news’ (such as this)

Eric Zuesse On November 18th, Google's CEO Eric Schmidt spoke about how Google will help to defeat Russia. He said that Google helps in this...

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

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

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

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

Why James Mattis Should Be Fired and Court-Martialed

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a secret decision to place the safety and welfare of some foreigners higher than...

Trump Continues Obama’s Support of Nazism

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

Top NSA Whistleblower Claims ‘Russiagate’ a Fake to Increase War-Spending

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org William Binney is the mathematician and Russia-specialist, who quit the NSA in 2001 as its global Technical Director for...

Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup confess

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

The Biggest Threat to World Peace Is NATO

Eric Zuesse On November 8th, Britain’s Daily Mail bannered “NATO tells Europe to prepare for 'rapid deployment’:” and sub-headed “Defence chiefs say roads, bridges and...

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

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

How Runaway Inequality Creates Runaway Global Warming

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The bottom half of humans own next to nothing, but they own as much as the world’s richest 80 individuals...

Why Robert Mueller Was Selected to Be the Special Prosecutor

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

Post-Coup Ukraine Hands Orthodox Churches to Non-Orthodox Clergy

Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian Government is trying to pass a law which will allow Russian Orthodox churches to be taken over by other faiths, but...

Why a Special Counsel Should Be Appointed to Investigate Robert Mueller

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

Was Trump Really This Honest?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org After all of the trumpeting against Donald Trump by the ‘news’media and by all Democratic politicians and many Republican...

Pentagon Think-Tank Praises Al Qaeda as ‘Moderate’ Islamists

Eric Zuesse An October 24th article by Colin P. Clarke of the Rand Corporation — the main think-tank for the Pentagon — is headlined "The...

Letters from the Leader of Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse   Since there's no decent presentation on the Web of Ayman al-Zawahiri's lengthy 9 July 2005 letter to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, I'm here posting...

NATO Criticism of Russia’s Ukraine Policy Is Answered by Putin

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A NATO supporter criticized Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for Russia’s Ukraine policy, on October 19th, at the Valdai Discussion...

Trump’s Hate-Iran Campaign

Eric Zuesse On October 19th, the far-right Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD) held a “National Security Summit” which featured as speakers both Donald Trump’s...

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

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

Should Mike Pence Become the President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that...

Russian TV Says U.S. Breaks Peace Treaty

Eric Zuesse Headlining "'More US troops at our borders' - Russian Defense Ministry”, Russian Television (whose U.S. broadcasts the U.S. Government is considering to ban)...

NYT: $100,000 Russian Facebook Political Ads Prove Censorship Need

Eric Zuesse A front-page news-story in the New York Times on Friday, October 13th, says that Silicon Valley has been so very discredited by around...

NATO “Concerned by Russia’s Military Buildup Close to Our Borders”

Eric Zuesse The Secretary-General of NATO said this on October 9th, speaking in NATO member Romania, right across the Black Sea from Russia’s region of...

Wall Street Bailout: Latest Updated Report

Eric Zuesse The latest of the U.S. Government’s updates on the status of the Wall Street bailout is 151 pages long, and highlights from it...

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

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

The Meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

Eric Zuesse The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written into the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in 1787 as the replacement-Constitution for...

Las Vegas Massacre Proves 2nd Amendment Must Be Abolished

Eric Zuesse The Las Vegas gunman wasn’t operating merely as a gunman but as a sniper, and yet the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment makes no...

Gallup: Trump Has Record-Low Approval Ratings

What are the implications, nationally and internationally? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest job-approval rating in Gallup’s latest poll (which was...

Trump’s Support for ISIS Angers Readers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A September 26th news-report at the most reliable news-site that specializes on the war in Syria, Almasdar News, headlined...

How the BBC Spreads Lies: How to read propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Propaganda frequently masquerades as ‘news’. A ‘news’ narrative’s relevant background needs to be understood, in order for the...

Economic Sanctions Against Russia Flop

The first comprehensive study of anti-Russia sanctions shows they hit EU much more than Russia. Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Did U.S. President Barack...

“Bernie is the most honest person in the Senate” Says Senator Lindsey Graham

Eric Zuesse In the CNN Town Hall debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham (plus Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bill Cassidy) that was telecast...

People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within...

U.S. Near Bottom in Public Trust of Newsmedia

Eric Zuesse According to the most extensive study ever done of the public’s usages of, and trust in, the newsmedia in their country — a...

Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

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

Julian Assange Offers U.S. Gov’t. Proof Russia Wasn’t Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says...

Eric Zuesse According to the Wall Street Journal, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California spoke by phone on September 13th with U.S. President Donald Trump’s...

Bill in Congress to Fund CIA and NSA Outlaws Wikileaks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The bill in Congress to fund U.S. intelligence services includes a provision, Sec. 623, which states: SEC. 623. SENSE OF...

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

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

U.S. Congress and Media Push for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, September 6th, Reuters bannered "Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message”, and reported: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday...

Typical Deception by the New York Times

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here’s a common example of authentically fake-news journalism, the type that’s pervasive in the U.S. — not something like...

Gallup: Only Republicans’ Trust in Newsmedia Plunged After 2003

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

Russian TV Reports U.S. Secretly Backing ISIS in Syria

Eric Zuesse Russian television headlined on September 1st, "Syrian rebel defector says his US-trained unit sold arms to ISIS”, and reported statements by a defector...

Trump Continues Invasions that Can’t Succeed

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

Netanyahu Now Intends to Assassinate Assad; Will U.S. Allow It?

Eric Zuesse On the basis of reports in Jerusalem Post, Wall Street Journal, and other sources, the Zero Hedge news site not only documents and...

Understanding Trump’s Foreign Policies

Eric Zuesse According to both the Washington Post and Politico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now in the thrall of the U.S. military-industrial complex, because...

The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

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

U.S. Reneges on Its Deal w. China about N. Korea

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday afternoon, August 22nd, China’s Embassy in Washington urged the Trump Administration to “correct its mistake” of issuing, earlier on the 22nd,...

Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

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

The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two of the U.S. government’s supposed allies are supposedly not allies of each other but enemies of each other,...

Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which...

Netanyahu’s Pro-Nazi Lie: ‘Hitler Wanted to Expel the Jews’

Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dadgep_e0Hc “Netanyahu: Hitler didn't want to exterminate Jews” RT published Oct 21, 2015 Netanyahu (0:25-): “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time ;...

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

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

‘Russiagate’ — The Most Trustworthy Current Information

Eric Zuesse This summary is up-to-date as of August 6th, but it will start with a leak from a phone-conversation on August 1st, in which...

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

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

How Mainstream U.S. ‘News’ Media Pump their Government’s Lies to Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Now that finally the U.S. government has officially terminated its arming and training of the jihadist gangs that are...

Seymour Hersh Cracks ‘RussiaGate’ as CIA-Planted Lie — Revenge Against Trump

Eric Zuesse This report has now been updated to August 6th: During the later portion of a phone-call, by the world’s greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh,...

Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

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

Which do you trust: CNN, or Tass?

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday July 25th, Russia’s official Tass News Agency bannered "Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to Taliban: The...

OPINION: The Current Big Lie Is —

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history...

Democratic Party ‘Better Deal’ Puts Lipstick on Its Pig

Eric Zuesse I write this as a Democrat who rejects the Party as it has become — controlled by and representing the Party’s billionaire donors,...

What Trump Is Learning From His Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It is now clear that Donald Trump had never cared about public policy except to the extent it affected...

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

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

Russiagate Exposed: It’s a Fraud

The Truth that's Being Hidden from the Public Eric Zuesse It has now been incontrovertibly proven that the time-stamps and other data in the Democratic National...

U.S. Bombs with White Phosphorous While Blaming Assad for Using ‘Sarin’

Eric Zuesse On June 14th, Human Rights Watch headlined “Danger From US White Phosphorous”, and linked to far more evidence of America’s firebombings in Syria and Iraq,...

Impeachment of President Trump Now Much More Likely

The Trump-Qatar Scandal that Could End His Presidency Eric Zuesse On the morning of Monday July 10th, broke online from three reporters at The Intercept —...

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

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

Whom Do You Trust?

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

Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin over Syria

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear “chicken” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, regarding Putin’s threat on June 19th to...

Trump Has Now Committed Himself to Reversing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Right after the U.S. government shot down a Syrian government plane in Syria, the Russian government broke off the...

Trump Has Been Continuing Obama’s Syria-Policy

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

How and Why U.S. Honors and Aids Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker This will present a typical example in which the U.S. promotes Al Qaeda and other jihadists, and then...

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

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

Putin: U.S. Routinely Meddles in Russian and Other Nations’ Elections

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Showtime interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by American film-maker Oliver Stone, which started airing on June...

Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. There

Eric Zuesse Late on Monday the 19th, was reported by Russia’s Sputnik: "In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies,...

Why is Trump protecting ISIS?

Eric Zuesse On June 12th, Al Masdar News — the go-to site for the honest latest news regarding the war in Syria — reported that...

An Interesting View of Foreign Politics

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

How I know that the Sauds did the 9/11 attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As a historian, I recognize that everything we know about history is from sources, and depends upon the reliability...

Is Google’s search-engine now appallingly corrupt?

Eric Zuesse Here is the evidence I’ve come across which indicates to me that the Google search-engine is now appallingly corrupt, and for which reason...

All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis,

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

ZeroHedge Crushes Mainstream ‘News’ Media on June 8th

Eric Zuesse Just look: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-08/obstruction-justice-case-totally-dismantled-senator-risch I think that any news-report of today’s U.S. Senate hearing on James Comey, that won’t be linking to this one from Zero...

Shoddy Alt-News ‘Journalism’ Boosts Mainstream ‘Journalism’ (Propaganda)

Eric Zuesse, originally posted in two parts at strategic-culture.org Part One: INTRODUCTION Whereas mainstream ‘journalism’ about international affairs is thoroughly controlled by (and usually owned by) the...

The Intercept Trumpets Time-Wasting News

Eric Zuesse The Intercept headlined on June 5th, "TOP-SECRET NSA REPORT DETAILS RUSSIAN HACKING EFFORT DAYS BEFORE 2016 ELECTION” and devoted 3,811 words to saying...

Boycott U.S. Firms Till Trump Signs to 195-Nation Paris Climate Agreement

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump announced, on Thursday, June 1st, that “We’re getting out” of the global agreement on limiting the amount of greenhouse...

Iran and the 9/11 Attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America....

The U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

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

Which government dominates U.S.-Saud alliance?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org With America’s sale of $350 billion of its weapons to Saudi Arabia during the next ten years, which side...

Does the Washington Post Have Fake News?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are two kinds of fake news: One is a report of something that actually didn’t happen, which for...

U.S. $350 Billion Arms-Sale to Sauds Cements U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, May 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Saud family inked an all-time record-high $350 billion ten-year arms-deal that not only...

Pence Begins Presidential Campaign Unofficially

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, May 17th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has built his political career as both a fundamentalist Christian, and a client...

Trump’s Plan Finally Becomes Clear

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to restore America’s former dominance as a manufacturing country will...

Major Media Organize to Rig Web-Search Results

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The New York Times, as Robert Parry has pointed out, “Cheers the Rise of Censorship”, but only of censorship...

Trump Mocks His Voters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It usually comes from his actions, instead of from his words, but sometimes Trump mocks his voters verbally too,...

How Obama and Erdogan Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad

Eric Zuesse Chris Tomson of Al Masdar News headlined on Monday May 1st, “Syrian Army tank takes direct hit from ISIS guided missile in Deir...

Democratic Voters Have Been Duped to Hate Putin

Eric Zuesse The campaign by the Obama-Clinton Democratic Party establishment to blame their electoral failures upon Russian leader Vladimir Putin is shown in a recent...

Mad-Dog Mattis Going Rabid

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Monday, April 25th, the AP headlined, "US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban” and reported that...

Why Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Shows US Intel Needs a Ground-Up...

So, let's begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and...

More Proof that Trump’s Attack on Syria Was a War Crime

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - America’s top expert on analyzing intelligence of the types that were involved in determining the cause of the April 4th gas-attack...

Google’s Censorship Of Independent News – RINF Becomes Latest Victim

Mick Meaney (RINF) - 'Fake news' is a term designed to fool the weak minded into believing the corporate media are the only reliable sources of...

Donald Trump’s Deepest Fraud

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of corruption, and to restore the American...

Issues at Stake in Syria’s Peace Talks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Syria’s peace-talks are about settling a horrific six-year-long war, but this is more of an international war that’s being...