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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?

Eric Zuesse On September 24th, Gallup reported that, "A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic...

Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to...

America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President,...

America Is Guilty if Americans Don’t Prosecute Obama

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On Sunday, July 13th, Jason Easley -- at politicsusa.com, which bills itself “Real Liberal Politics” -- bannered, “Top House Republican Admits That There...

Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit

Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit Paul Craig Roberts Having Murdered Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and the US Constitution, Washington is now Murdering Ukraine. Thanks to Op-Ed News contributor Eric Zuesse, I can…

The post Washington Murders Countries, the US Constitution, and the Presstitute Media Makes Americans Complicit — Paul Craig Roberts appeared first on PaulCraigRoberts.org.

Why America Hates and Despises Victims

Eric Zuesse. Dateline: 3 July 2014 RINF Alternative News Here are photos of residents in southeastern Ukraine and of their homes that we bombed yesterday, and you...

Our Handiwork. Hidden from Us, by America’s “News” Media (which have the audacity to...

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News UPDATE: Russian TV did a piece on this on July 3rd: http://rt.com/news/170104-ukraine-lugansk-shelling-airstrike/ Their reporter wasn’t able to find any military explanation for why...

The U.S. Elite Run a Ukrainian Genocide While American Public Are Ignorant of It

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On Wednesday, July 2nd, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko resumed unlimited war against the residents of southeastern Ukraine, whom he calls...

America Seems to Be Losing Ukraine’s War

Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial. Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents...

Pew Poll: America Is Becoming a Nation of Political Enemies

Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News "A threat to the nation's well-being" --- that's what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of...

America Cleanses Southeastern Ukraine of Ethnic Russians

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media...

Illegal NSA Surveillance of Americans: Secret Authorizations Granted by Bush and Obama

Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The May 13th PBS “Frontline” documents that on 4 October 2001, President George W. Bush signed a secret authorization for the...

America on MLK’s Birthday: World Leader of Triple Evils — Racism, Militarism and Extreme...

Glen Ford  RINF Alternative News If you think Dr. Martin Luther King would have mellowed with age, you haven’t been keeping track of the “triple evils”...

Sleepwalking Into World War Three? Why The Independent Media Is Vital

Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF, Counterpunch

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.

Read potential solutions to the sequestration debate.

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U.S. ‘News’ Media & Intel Agencies Blame Moscow for Trump’s Election

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Jill Stein’s Vote-Recounts Aim for a Hillary Clinton Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Prior to the U.S. election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and the Obama White House, were saying that Russia’s President Vladimir...

Trump Allies w. Israel’s Justice Minister Who Advocated Exterminating Palestinians

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Many news-reports indicate that President-Elect Donald Trump’s Israel policy is in accord with that of his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law...

The Lying Washington Post Gets Exposed, And All Major U.S. ‘News’ Media Refuse to...

Eric Zuesse The most important news-story since the U.S. Presidential election has been the blockbuster by Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton at The Intercept, headlining...

Noam Chomsky Favored a U.S. War to Conquer Russia

Eric Zuesse Noam Chomsky, who in a 2005 global poll was voted as the "world’s top public intellectual”, told Qatar’s Al Jazeera television, in a November 24th...

How Trump Knows that Continued Global Warming Will Make Earth Uninhabitable 100 Years From...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org He knows it because his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon — a polymath — was personally involved in proving it. Bannon...

Obama’s Nonexistent Legacy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “Trump did more than any democrat to deflate the neocon/neoliberal agenda that liberals themselves screamed was fascist when Bush...

The Noose that Obama Had Wanted to Hand to President Hillary to Hang...

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION This will be a summary, update, and extension from, a 25,000-word masterpiece of historical writing: the obscure, little-noticed, but...

Rand Paul Heroically Warns Trump Against Hiring Neocons

Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky), who voted against Obama’s TPP and virtually every other Obama sell-out to the international corporations which control the...

Who Will Win the War Between Trump & The Neocons?

Eric Zuesse The first big battle of the Trump transition into the White House is occurring over the fundamental issue that had caused the Establishment...

EU Holds Emergency Meeting to Discuss Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Sunday night, November 13th, the foreign ministers of all the EU nations except Britain and France, met together...

Democrats Caused President Trump; They Caused His Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here’s a video where Carey Wedler explains in her own thoroughly truthful way in just four minutes, how and...

The 47% Who Voted for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton on many occasions and consistently said that as President she would impose a no-fly zone over Syria, as she and President Obama had...

How Salon Gets Away with Deceiving Its Readers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Before I start this condemnation of lies from ‘liberal’ ‘news’ media, I should indicate that I am a former...

Huffington Post Continues Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse See this screen-shot taken at 1:30 in the afternoon on November 9th, after Trump’s win: https://web.archive.org/web/20161109183253/http://www.huffingtonpost.com They pretend Trump’s win is a victory for bigots,...

Trump’s Win Wasn’t Ideological. It Was Brilliant.

Eric Zuesse CNN explained well "5 surprising lessons from Trump's astonishing win”, and the historic crushing failure of traditional Presidential-year American politics, but it really boils down...

Is this person our new President?

Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to be Published Eric Zuesse (update added 8 November 2016) In a previous report, I indicated "Why Hillary Clinton’s...

A Hillary Win Will Be Google’s Win of Everything

Eric Zuesse On November 7th, a Morning Consult and Politico poll of early voters showed Donald Trump to be overwhelmingly viewed by early voters as...

Vote as if your life depended upon it, because it does.

Eric Zuesse Here’s why: Hillary has repeatedly said: “We should also work with the coalition and the neighbors to impose no-fly zones that will stop Assad from slaughtering...

Shocking Questions About the FBI & the ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse At 2:47 in this video about a key moment in the 7 September 2016 “Town Hall” ‘debate’ between Trump and Clinton where Matt Lauer has...

“Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp.” Leaked Email to Podesta.

Eric Zuesse Friendly advice. No mercy. From:[email protected] To: [email protected]  Date: 2016-02-22 00:09 Subject: Friendly advice. No mercy. Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp. We can't start believing our...

Koch Brothers Secretly Allied w. George Soros for Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The leading financiers of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers, were exposed on November 4th by the great investigative journalist Lee Fang, as being solid...

NBC Reports U.S. Prepping Possible False-Flag Cyber-Attack Election Day

NBC Reports U.S. Prepping Possible False-Flag Cyber-attack on Election Day Eric Zuesse The reliability of all of these reports can reasonably be questioned, but here they...

Suspected Bribe Paid to Bill Clinton While Hillary Was Secretary of State

Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND A Reuters report, November 4th, contains the available information regarding the million-dollar payment, which was made in 2011, when the active effort began...

U.S. Near Bottom in Public ‘Confidence in Elections’

Only Mexico Scores Lower Among OECD Countries Eric Zuesse Here are the figures, as emailed by Gallup on November 2nd, and soon to be published as...

Poverty Rose in 96% of U.S. House Districts, During Obama’s Presidency

Eric Zuesse On November 3rd, Morning Consult’s Jon Reid bannered, "Poverty on the Rise in Nearly All House Districts” and he reported that, "A Brookings Institution...

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps

Eric Zuesse Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S-and-fundamentalist-Sunni, versus Russia-and-Shia-and-NON-fundamentalist-Sunni,...

The FBI Can’t Actually Investigate a Candidate Such as Hillary Clinton.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The power above the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the U.S. Attorney General, and, above that person,...

This Is No ‘Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That.

World War III — the first (and final) nuclear war — has never been so likely as it is now. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at...

The Intercept Outs Neocon Democrat’s Smear Against Trump as ‘Putin’s Puppet’

Eric Zuesse On November 1st, The Intercept headlined "HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE STORY CONNECTING RUSSIA TO DONALD TRUMP’S EMAIL SERVER”, and the reporting team of Sam Biddle, Lee...

Here’s how against the Republican Establishment Trump is:

Eric Zuesse The following is a reprint (excluding the footnotes) of the wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_opposing_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign,_2016 List of Republicans opposing Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016 Public officials Former Presidents Former President...

34 Reasons This Bernie Voter Will Vote Trump

Eric Zuesse Here are the 34: “Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes” “Hillary Clinton the hawk, and the Honduran coup” “I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump" “Hillary...

Domestic U.S. Politics of War with Russia

Eric Zuesse First, the context in which the issue of war against Russia is being raised: Syria’s government is allied with Russia’s government, and ‘The West’...

Because of Hillary Clinton, Emergency-Contraception Is Banned In Honduras

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - Of course, one of Hillary Clinton’s proudest claims is that as the U.S. Secretary of State she championed reproductive choice throughout...

Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution Disturbs TARP’s I.G.

Eric Zuesse For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that...

How the 2004 Presidential Election Was Stolen by George W. Bush

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - In 2006, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlined at Rolling Stone “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” and he presented an argument that...

Why Brookings Institution & The Establishment Love Wars

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

An Email From Lynn Forester de Rothschild to Hillary Clinton, Against Elizabeth Warren

Eric Zuesse https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25143 https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8597 ---------- Forwarded message —————  From: Lynn Forester de Rothschild  <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>>  Date: Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM  Subject: FW: Elizabeth Warren To: "Cheryl Mills ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>)"  <[email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>>    I think this...

Clinton Promises to Increase Social Security Tax

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the final Presidential candidates’ debate, on October 19th, Hillary Clinton said that workers’ “social security payroll contribution will go...

Official U.S. Gov’t. Documentation that Saudi Gov’t. Funds Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As Liz Goodwin and Michael Isikoff noted on 11 October 2016 regarding a recent wikileak:  The Clinton email states: "We need to use our diplomatic...

Whether to Go to War Against Russia

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

President Obama Threatens President Putin with Nuclear War

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

Turkey Now Likely to Leave NATO if Clinton Becomes President

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Turkey’s two top leaders have both indicated that, if the U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes elected as the...

Hillary Clinton Wants to Do This Again — Now to Syria

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

Military Blogger Alleges U.S. Now Aids ISIS to Oust Assad

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - A highly informed anonymous military blogger, who goes by the name of “bernhard” and blogs at his widely followed “Moon of...

A Presidential Contest of Deplorables: The Current Status of the U.S. Election

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - This news-report will be short but important: One major-Party U.S. Presidential candidate is so gross that his answer when the radio host...

Chief NATO Lobbyist Urges Trump Be Replaced by Pence

Eric Zuesse (RINF) - As the U.S. hurtles toward nuclear war with Russia over Syria and Crimea, Jon Huntsman, the head of NATO’s lobbying organization the Atlantic Council,...

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

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

Why Are Billionaires Backing Hillary And Icing Trump?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org No U.S. Presidential candidate since William McKinley in 1896 has received as nearly-unanimous financial backing from America’s wealthiest 0.01%...

Why Both Clinton & Trump Are Corrupt

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In order to overcome the partisanship on both sides of this U.S. Presidential contest, the corruption of both of...

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

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

Why Does U.S. Gov’t. Donate $38B to an Enemy Nation?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 13th, the AP headlined "Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years”, and they called...

Red-Light Warning on Now, About Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Hillary Clinton, on September 19th, was endorsed for President, by the most historically important, intelligent, and dangerous, Republican of...

Republicans Issue Good News About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To Republicans, good news about Obamacare (the American President’s ‘legacy’ healthcare-reform program, called officially “The Affordable Care Act”) is...

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

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

FBI’s Fake ‘Investigation’ of Hillary’s Emails

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 17th, U.S. President Barack Obama, the boss of the U.S. Government’s Executive Branch — including of federal...

U.S. Caves to Russia on Syria — Won’t Continue Protecting Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse On Friday, September 9th, America’s Secretary of State John Kerry, and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, came to an agreement on Syria, for...

The Great 9/11 Cover-Up

Eric Zuesse, as originally published in Off-Guardian Did you happen to notice that after more than a decade of the ‘news’ media’s demanding publication of...

Huffington Post’s Coverage of Donald Trump

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

Whether Sauds, in Effect, Own the U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse A bill is expected to come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate on Friday September 9th that could enable Saudis to...

Clinton Plan to Destroy Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Leaked emails are filling in the picture of a Bill-and-Hillary-Clinton plan to destroy Russia — a plan which had...

U.S. Gov’t. Says It’s No Longer Against Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org "We're not focused on the former al-Nusra Front . We're focused on Daesh . And that's what we're fighting...

Turkey’s New Relationship with Russia — and Assad

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Until the July 15th U.S.-backed (or so the Turkish government alleges) coup-attempt to overthrow Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan...

U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

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

More About a U.S.-and-Allied Hoax Against Assad

UPDATE OF: U.S. Gov’t. Refused U.S. Entry to Jihadist It Employs for Overthrowing Assad Eric Zuesse, updated from his original post at strategic-culture.org On August 18th,...

AP Smears Trump

Eric Zuesse The Associated Press issued, on Wednesday August 17th, a news story of possible corruption implicating both the campaign manager of the Trump campaign...

HuffPo Goes Haywire Against Russia, For Hillary

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

U.S. Gov’t. Refused U.S. Entry to Jihadist It Employs for Overthrowing Assad

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A four-minute video that was posted to youtube on April 29th documents that the U.S. government has been lying about an...

Turkey Says Obama Lies — U.S. Was Behind Failed Coup

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Barack Obama has been resisting the demands of the Turkish government to extradite the person that Turkey...

Summarizing ‘The Missing 28 Pages’: Who Was Behind 9/11?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The following summary consists of quotations from the suppressed 29 pages (previously miscalled ’28 pages’) themselves, so that the...

Why Hillary Clinton Squashed Sanders-Supporter Nina Turner

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday night July 26th, when Nina Turner was supposed to be onstage delivering the nominating speech for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s people...

The Central Issue in the U.S. Presidential Campaign

Eric Zuesse, originally published by The Saker The central issue in the U.S. Presidential campaign can’t even be discussed in U.S. newsmedia, because America’s media...

The Kochs Want Hillary Clinton to Become President

Eric Zuesse The signs are now clear and unmistakable: On July 25th, CNN headlined "Mike Pence to skip Koch brothers event” and reported that, "GOP vice presidential nominee Mike...

Armageddon Approaches

The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports...

Koch Brothers Now Supporting Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse On July 20th, a Republican U.S. Senator lost his main financial backers for having urged Republicans to vote for Donald Trump instead of...

9/11: Bush’s Guilt, And the ’28 Pages’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday July15th, as the national newsmedia were either on vacation or preparing for the opening of the Trump...

How Britain’s Aristocracy Are Playing the Brexit Thing

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org on July 6th; now updated in this version’s closing paragraphs HISTORICAL PRELIMINARY The European Union, and opposition to Brexit (or...

Wall Street Angry that Trump Says Restore Glass-Steagall

Eric Zuesse On July 18th, Rob Nichols, the President of the American Bankers’ Association, which is controlled by the mega-banks, struck back against Republican Presidential...

Robert Reich’s Fraud

Eric Zuesse Robert Reich, the proud friend of Hillary Clinton since she was 19 years old, says, "there has never been any finding that Hillary...

Why Hillary Clinton’s Email Case Is Still Not Closed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Normally, when the head of the FBI under one President says something like “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a...

Trump Writes Himself Off by Choosing Pence

Eric Zuesse Donald Trump, the Republican Presidential nominee-to-be, has effectively ended his chances to become U.S. President, by his choice of the idiot Mike Pence to be...

TPP: Top Lobbyist Says TPP Will Probably Become Law Soon After Nov. 8th

Eric Zuesse Rufus Yerxa, the top lobbyist for the National Foreign Trade Council, told World Trade Online, on July 12th, that he believes "there is enough...

How Government Officials Deceive Themselves, To Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Especially the foreign services and the military of any country are being paid like lawyers are standardly paid: they’re...

What Is NATO — Really?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When NATO was founded, that was done in the broader context of the U.S. Marshall Plan, and the entire U.S. operation...

NATO Summit Closes By Condemning Russia

Eric Zuesse The issues that were discussed at this year’s NATO Summit were mainly preparations for a possible war against Russia. The two-day Summit in Warsaw...

NATO Summit Meeting, on July 8-9

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org All NATO leaders are meeting together at a crucial July 8th-9th Summit in Warsaw, to agree regarding what to...

Clinton Backs Monsanto’s Case

That to Be Anti Monsanto Is to Be Pro Global-Warming Eric Zuesse On June 27th, I reported Hillary Clinton’s having privately told GMO industry lobbyists, on...

In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws

Eric Zuesse When the Obama Administration, on July 5th, ruled that in regard to Hillary Clinton’s privatized email system while she was Secretary of State,...

“If the FBI doesn’t recommend charges, then she [Clinton] didn’t break any law.”

Eric Zuesse That seems to be the opinion of the majority of reader-comments at reddit. In response to an article that presented six U.S. criminal laws which clearly...

Hillary Clinton’s Email Operation Violated At Least Six Criminal Laws

Eric Zuesse This is not an exclusive list, nor does it relate to charges that might possibly be made against Ms. Clinton on grounds other...

Why There Will Probably Be a Second Referendum on Brexit

Opinion, by Eric Zuesse PRELIMINARY Brexit (British exit from the European Union) would be a ferocious kidney-blow to the international aristocracy, the people (and their agents)...

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

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

Turkey’s Scholars Call Erdogan’s Presidency Fraud

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

Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to be Published

Eric Zuesse (update added 8 November 2016) In a previous report, I indicated "Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant”, but not what they contained. The...

Please Join Me in Supporting RFK Jr. for U.S. President

Eric Zuesse TO: http://www.robertfkennedyjr.com/contact.html Hearing that Sanders will vote for Clinton removes all hope. Unless you declare your candidacy for the U.S. Presidency as a...

U.N.’s Legal Expert Calls Proposed Trade Deals Illegal

Eric Zuesse Alfred de Zayas, the U.N.’s Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order, is assigned the task to apply the standards of international law...

U.S. Study Finds Immigrants Imprisoned to Boost Prison-Corporation Profits

Eric Zuesse 93% of the people who are locked up in the U.S. in order to meet the minimum legal requirements for the number of...

Crimeans Recount Their Experiences When The West Took Ukraine

Eric Zuesse This news-report consists of a compilation of accounts that Crimeans have given to human rights groups or directly posted to the internet, regarding...

DANGER: Obama Ignores Russia’s Valid National Security Worries

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When the democratically elected President of Ukraine was violently overthrown in February 2014 and replaced by a rabidly anti-Russian...

Markos Moulitsas Is a Fake, His DailyKos a Fraud

Eric Zuesse Markos Moulitsas is a CIA asset whose service to the organization, certainly after he started his popular Democratic-Party propaganda-site “Daily Kos” in 2002, has been to...

NATO Says It Might Now Have Grounds to Attack Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker On Tuesday, June 14th, NATO announced that if a NATO member country becomes the victim of a cyber attack by...

NATO Begins Encirclement of Russia

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

German Intelligence Service to Become Branch of U.S. CIA

Eric Zuesse (NOTE: The following news report was offered on the morning of June 7th as an exclusive, to the following newsmedia, all of whom...

Germany Preparing for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to...

No Trump!

Eric Zuesse Forward forever with Clinton-Bush! Just kidding. End the dynasties! But should that include the new one?: Is there any realistic alternative? ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the...

Obama Slams Door in Putin’s Face

Says if Putin doesn’t want Russia’s retaliatory forces eliminated, he’ll need to be the one to press the nuclear button first. Eric Zuesse, originally published...

Obama Tries to Ram His TTIP Down Europeans’ Throats

Eric Zuesse Like the foie gras producer ramming food down ducks’ throats in order to create diseased super-fatty livers that some humans find acceptable to...

What Most Syrians See of Their War

Eric Zuesse Here is a video of what most Syrians are seeing and experiencing of the war, and it’s titled “Living in the crosshairs, May...

G7 Boldly Displays Its Lies Regarding Anti-Russia Sanctions

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The official statement from the G7 group, of leading industrialized countries, publicly exposes the entire G7 group, by...

The End of M.A.D. — The Beginning of Madness

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker John Helmer, who explains military-strategic matters better and more knowledgeably than just about anyone, headlined on May 30th, “The...

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

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

Putin Warns Romania and Poland Against Installing ABM Missiles

Eric Zuesse On Friday, May 27th, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin again asserted that American President Barack Obama lies when saying that the reason America’s anti-ballistic...

Feel the Hate

a katz | Shutterstock.com   Many Bernie Sanders activists and supporters are understandably disgusted by the contemptuous mistreatment they and their candidate have received from the corporate-Clintonite Democratic...

Sweden Joins NATO’s Emerging War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Sweden, which historically has been a ‘neutral’ country between the U.S. and Russia, is joining the NATO buildup against Russia, allowing NATO to...

Sanders Probably Will Campaign For President Till Election Day

Eric Zuesse Ever since the start of 2016 — and this means throughout the entire period while primary elections and caucuses have been held —...

First Deposition Released on Clinton Email Case

Eric Zuesse U.S. Ambassador Lewis Lukens’s sworn testimony in the case of Hillary Clinton’s privatization of the U.S. Secretary of State’s email is the first...

How Obama and Clinton Are Endangering All of Us

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

Bernie Sanders Is No Ralph Nader

Why the Argument Against Nader’s 2000 Candidacy Isn’t an Argument Against Sanders’s 2016 Candidacy Eric Zuesse On May 23rd, Amanda Marcotte, at Salon, argued against Bernie Sanders’s Presidential...

Democratic Party Is Hardening Over Clinton/Sanders Split

Eric Zuesse One of the best-ever news reports I’ve seen on the Democratic Party Presidential contest was Tierney McAffee’s “ BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters...

U.S., UK, and EU, Are Now Dictatorships

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org How can it be that in virtually all of the U.S. Presidential-candidate head-to-head Democratic versus Republican polling that was done...

U.S. NPR & OSCE: Russia Bombs Syria to Force Refugees into Europe

Eric Zuesse The “Morning Edition” program of the U.S. National Public Radio network — which is America’s most-trusted American source of news as measured by “the...

Did She Really Choose to Die Now,

To Avoid Voting this November 8th? Eric Zuesse http://www.richmond.com/obituaries/article_c21b60bc-1153-5abd-b3c8-268cfd32eb57.html http://www.blileyfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Mary-Anne-Alfriend-Noland/Richmond-VA/1619230 On 22 September 1776, Nathan Hale, right before being hanged by the Redcoats during the Revolutionary War, was...

NATO Announces War Policy Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On May 18th, Britain’s Guardian headlined “West and Russia on course for war, says ex-Nato deputy commander” and reported that the former deputy commander of NATO,...

Obama Ratchets-Up to Invade Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org An article published May 7th by Andrei Akulov brings together mainly Western news sources, all solid, to make the case...

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

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

How Obama Aims to Conquer Crimea

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When U.S. President Barack Obama perpetrated his coup d’etat in Ukraine in February 2014, and even had his agent Victoria Nuland...

Why Sanders Continues Campaigning

Eric Zuesse There are two realistic scenarios for Bernie Sanders to win the U.S. Presidency. One depends upon his receiving the Democratic Party’s nomination. The other...

Trump Would Beat Clinton; Sanders Would Beat Trump

Eric Zuesse A Reuters/Ipsos poll was released on the evening of Wednesday May 11th and headlined, "Trump draws even with Clinton in national White House poll”. It opened:...

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

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

U.S. & Russia Reaffirm Commitment to U.N. Peace Process in Syria, Despite Obama’s Opposition

Eric Zuesse On May 9th, the U.S. and Russia issued a "Joint Statement of the Russian Federation and the United States on Syria”, saying that, "The Russian...

Arianna Huffington as Agent for the Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse At Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington is the top person, and her site is so blatantly hostile to the Republican Party as to have...

Obama: TTIP Necessary So As to Protect Megabanks From Prosecution

Eric Zuesse On May 7th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or German Economic News, headlined, "USA planen mit TTIP Frontal-Angriff auf Gerichte in Europa” or “U.S. Plans Frontal Attack...

Why Obama Prioritizes Ousting Assad Over Defeating Syria’s Jihadists

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

Russia Accuses Obama of Supporting Al Qaeda in Syria

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

Why the Syrian Peace Talks Broke Down

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the negotiations that had led to the Syrian peace talks, a key question was whether Russia and the...

The Case Against Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The case against Hillary Clinton (click onto it at that link) seems to me to be so strong (and I’ve checked the soundness of...

TPP & TTIP Harmful, Economic Studies Find

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Presently, three supposed ‘trade’ deals are being proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama, to be signed by major trading...

TTIP Leaked Documents Show Obama Demands

Killing Paris Accord Against Climate Change Eric Zuesse "248 pages of leaked Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiating texts” show that the American negotiating position, as...

When Putin Called-Out Obama on a Big Lie, Press Ignored It

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “In 2009, US President Obama said that the missile defense only serves as protection from Iranian nuclear missiles. But now...

Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books (“Whose Sarin?” and...

More Steps Toward WW III

Eric Zuesse On April 27th, NATO member-state Turkey, which on 24 November 2015 had shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter jet near the Syria-Turkey border,...

International Corporations Know — and Know How — They’re Raping Us

Eric Zuesse On April 26th, Britain’s Guardian headlined "TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as 'environmental deterrent’,” and allowed the public to see, in a more-raw fashion...

Obama Requests Support for Possible War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse According to Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News), on April 23rd, U.S. President Barack Obama is “demanding the active deployment of the Bundeswehr...

Evaluate Hillary Clinton by her Results, not her Words

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

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

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

Is Hillary Clinton the Democrats’ Richard Nixon?

Eric Zuesse Richard Nixon’s similarities to Hillary Clinton are remarkable: 1: Both were highly successful politicians who had exceptionally negative net-approval ratings from the U.S. public,...

Hillary Clinton Agrees with the Citizens United Decision

Eric Zuesse On April 14th, Glenn Greenwald, a brilliant U.S. Constitutional lawyer, documented that Hillary Clinton actually agrees with the Citizens United decision by the five...

Saudi King & Princes Blackmail U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse Saudi Arabia, owned by the Saud family, are telling the U.S. Government, they’ll wreck the U.S. economy, if a bill in the U.S....

British Conservative Breaks Ranks, Opposes TTIP

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s as if, say, during the Republican Administration of U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, the person who had...

The 3 U.S. Criminal Laws Hillary Broke with Her Email

Why Are ‘News’ Media Hiding Them from the Public? Eric Zuesse When I submitted on April 9th to virtually all U.S. news-media a news-report headlined "Two Ways...

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Is Now Ousted, as I Had Predicted on Jan. 15th

Eric Zuesse On Sunday, April 10th, Arseniy Yatseyuk, finally, officially resigned, though his actual service as Ukraine’s Prime Minister ended in the very closing days...

Two Ways Hillary Clinton’s Email Operation Was Obviously Criminal

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As I noted on March 10th, Hillary Clinton, and her aides who cooperated with her privatization of information from...

NATO as a War-Racket

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

Why the Vilest Republicans Have Come to Love Hillary Clinton

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

Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On the fake-‘progressive’ (actually conservative-Democratic-Party) website that’s run by a longtime CIA asset Markos Moulitsas, “Daily Kos,” there was...

Why Do Virtually All ‘News’ Media Hide an Exposé of CNN’s Lies?

Eric Zuesse  On April 3rd, a news report was submitted to virtually all news-media, concerning the falsehood of a certain CNN story that allegedly explained...

Clinton Opposes Transferring Government’s Costs More Onto Rich People

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton opposes fixing Social Security by taxing rich people more; she wants it to be done by cutting benefits to the recipients. In...

Who Would Be Stronger Against the Republican: Clinton, or Sanders?

What the Key Data Show: Eric Zuesse NET FAVORABILITY Black line is "Favorable" http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/hillary-clinton-favorable-rating http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/pollster/bernie-sanders-favorable-rating GENERAL ELECTION MATCH-UPS http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_presidential_race.html — Clinton beats Trump by 10.8% Sanders beats Trump by 16.0% — Clinton beats Cruz by 3.1% Sanders beats...

German Economic News Reports Obama Has Abandoned His ‘Neocons’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the most reliable news-source on geostrategic matters, reported, on March 31st, that U.S....

Unlimited Propagandistic Lying from CNN

Eric Zuesse On Saturday April 2nd, CNN headlined, “U.S. F-15s Deployed to Iceland,” and Zachary Cohen opened:  Demonstrating its commitment to a ‘free' and ‘secure' Europe, the...

Has Russia Now Salvaged Europe?

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

Gallup Finds: ‘Clinton Preferred for Experience; Sanders for Care’

Eric Zuesse On March 31st, Gallup headlined, "Clinton Preferred for Experience; Sanders for Care,” and reported that, overwhelmingly, the top-listed reason that Hillary Clinton voters give...

Judge Rules Clinton Exhibited ‘Wrong-Doing and Bad Faith’

Eric Zuesse A U.S. District Court Judge ruled, on Tuesday March 29th, that in the civil matter of Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, “there is evidence of...

Obama’s Fakery, ‘News’ Media’s Suckery

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org How can it be that the same news-medium that reported, on 22 April 2015, that the Obama Administration allows...

U.S. Still Demands Assad’s Removal in Syria

Eric Zuesse A news report from Russia’s Interfax News Service quotes “the press-secretary of the US embassy in Moscow,” whom it identifies as “William Stevens,”...

The Owner of Rolling Stone Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Eric Zuesse His name is Jann Wenner, and he says he endorses her because, "Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified candidates for the...

U.S. Leaders Are Hucksters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here is Bill Clinton, the U.S. President who served Wall Street by removing all regulations on derivatives-trading and by ending...

Putin & Assad Have Liberated Syria from the U.S.-&-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse It has been an alliance between the leaderships of U.S., Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and UAE; but, regardless of whether it’s called “the...

Hillary Clinton’s Neo-Conservative Foreign Policy

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

Russian Documentary Shows ISIS Documents of Turkey’s Assistance

Eric Zuesse Russian Television is starting a series of documentaries showing captured ISIS documents, and Turkish-border-stamped passports of ISIS fighters. The initial news-report also refers to a...

Understanding Obama’s Foreign Policy

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

NAFTA and Obama’s Proposed ‘Trade’ Deals Are UnConstitutional

Eric Zuesse NAFTA and other mega-‘trade’ deals are actually about lots more than merely ‘trade’; they’re about sovereignty — the ability of each of the participating nations...

Clinton: “Coal will be part of the energy mix for years to come, both...

Eric Zuesse The “Down with Tyranny” blog quotes Hillary Clinton’s statement in a recent letter to Democratic U.S. Senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, assuring him that...

Soros-Obama-Merkel-Erdogan Win Control of Europe

Eric Zuesse On Friday, March 18th, a combined effort by George Soros, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and Tayyip Erdogan, has arranged to get the EU...

How Obama and Congressional Republicans Intend to Pass TPP Into Law —

After the November Elections Eric Zuesse Back on 10 December 2015, the head of the U.S. Senate, the pro-Obama-trade-deals Republican Mitch McConnell, said that Obama shouldn’t try to...

NATO Firms Equip Field Hospital for Saudi Jihadists in Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This is news whose source is one that has long been reporting on the Syrian war, from a standpoint...

Senator Orrin Hatch Reverses Himself on Merrick Garland Nomination

Eric Zuesse On March 13th, Republican U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch said of Obama’s process to nominate a replacement for the deceased former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin...

U.S. Government Blames 9/11 on Iran, Fines Iran $10.5B; Iran Refuses to Pay

Eric Zuesse On March 14th, Iran announced that it will never pay the $10.5B that a U.S. court demanded it pay for the 9/11 attacks. The...

Where Was Sanders?

Not there — he doesn’t mix in those circles. ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic...

Proof that Ignorance Drives Clinton Voters

Eric Zuesse Although no organization that predictively polls the Democratic Presidential primaries has sampled the question (or its equivalent) “What is the most important reason...

Are Both Trump and Sanders Falling for a Dirty Trick from Clinton?

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, I provided a transcript of a remarkable allegation by a gifted private investigator who has a background not only as a crackerjack reporter...

Credible Account Says Clinton Is Behind Violent Protesters at Trump Rallies

Eric Zuesse This concerns the question of the identity of the people who are behind the violent protesters at Donald Trump’s rallies. There are going to...

This Election Is the Biggest Threat to the Aristocracy

& Biggest Opportunity for Voters, since at least 1932 opinion with documentation, from Eric Zuesse The historical significance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential contest isn’t yet...

Jean-Claude Juncker Damns Obama’s Plan for Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Jean-Claude Juncker, the most powerful person in Europe, the chief of the European Commission and therefore Europe’s closest equivalent...

Was a TIME Front-Cover ‘Hero’ a Fraud?

Eric Zuesse A court ruling, on March 10th, in a Southern District of New York (Manhattan) lawsuit, raises serious question as to whether Preet Bharara,...

Hillary Clinton’s Destruction of Emails Was a Federal Crime

Eric Zuesse However, our laws have been written so as to protect government officials, and corporate executives, if and when they are prosecuted for it....

Western Reporter in Syria Finds U.S.-Backed Fighters Are Jihadists

Eric Zuesse Eva Bartlett, an independent journalist who is the first Western reporter who has travelled through the areas of Syria that have been freed...

U.S. Gov’t. Backs Fascists Who Want to Destroy Russia

Eric Zuesse The Nation  published an outstanding article on March 9th, by James Carden, which described the remarkable extent to which the Obama government (and virtually all...

This Is How Corruption Works: A Hillary Clinton Example

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton approved the construction in South Africa of the world’s two largest coal-fired power-plants, and helped them get Export-Import Bank financing (U.S....

Michael Bloomberg Indicates He Wants Clinton as President

Eric Zuesse On March 7th, Michael Bloomberg, NYC’s richest person and former Mayor, announced that he would not run for President and that he hopes...

U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

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

Hillary Clinton Rapes the Poor

Eric Zuesse Read this. And, read this. Still not convinced? Read this. And that’s not the worst of her. But, if you will then click onto the links in each of...

U.S. Supplies ISIS through Turkey

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

Hillary Clinton Caused the Hell in Honduras

Eric Zuesse The murder in Honduras on March 3rd of the global prize-winning environmental activist Berta Cáceres is one of the current achievements (though indirect) of...

Democracy Ends in Turkey

Eric Zuesse On Saturday March 5th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News) headlined “Turkish Police Storm Newspaper Office Zaman” and reported that, “Turkish police entered...

Islamist President of Turkey Ends Press Freedom Today

Eric Zuesse On March 4th, Tayyip Erdoğan, the Islamist President of U.S. ally and NATO member-nation Turkey, took over the country’s main surviving opposition newspaper, Zaman ...

Nobel-Prize-Winning Economist Condemns Obama’s ‘Trade’ Deals

Eric Zuesse The Nobel-Prize-winning former chief economist of the World Bank, and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the U.S. President, Joseph Stiglitz,...

Why Democrats’ Super-Tuesday Results Aren’t Conclusive

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton won, on Tuesday March 1st, six (6) states that aren’t even in contest for the November general election for the U.S....

Libertarians’ False Assumptions About Economics

Eric Zuesse We’ll start with a typical example of libertarians’ big misconception: Here was the libertarian white Texan Alex Jones, in a riff for the racist white...

Clinton-Bush Hardliner Attacks Congress for Blocking Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Huffington Post interview on February 23rd, the Clinton-Bush former head of the NSA and CIA, and defender of their...

Donald Trump and the KKK

Eric Zuesse Donald Trump’s statement about the KKK and David Duke on 14 February 2000: "Mr. Trump painted a fairly dark picture of the Reform Party in his statement, noting the role...

How Bernie Sanders Hopes to Sway Superdelegates

Eric Zuesse There will be 715 superdelegates at the Democratic Convention selecting the Party’s Presidential nominee, and none of them will have been voted there by any...

A Coherent Explanation of Obama’s Foreign Policy

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

All Polls Show Sanders as the Strongest Candidate to Win Presidency, but Democrats Likely...

Eric Zuesse The latest report by RealClearPolitics, which includes all polls this month on hypothetical Presidential match-ups in the November general election, indicates that of...

Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors

Eric Zuesse An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, which was published on 23 October 2015, showed that the 2012 donors to Romney’s campaign were...

Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes

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

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

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

Why Do Western ‘News’ Media Ignore Many Important News-Events?

Eric Zuesse On 12 February 2016, the much-maligned-in-the-West Mr. Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, was interviewed by Agence France Presse — a reportorial coup, of...

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

Eric Zuesse Peter Ford, who was the UK’s Ambassador in Syria during 2003-2006, was asked by the BBC in their “The Big Questions” interview on February...

Hillary v. Bernie: Their Two Opposite Views of the Presidency

Eric Zuesse Whereas Bernie Sanders claims to represent the bottom 99%, Hillary Clinton claims to represent a coalition of groups who are victimized by bigots...

Why Terrorists Aren’t Hitting the U.S. Now

Eric Zuesse On 30 December 2009, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent a cable (subsequently released to the public by wikileaks) to America’s Ambassadors in...

How a Candidate’s Mega-Donors Get Served After the Election

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org An example will be described here of a way in which corrupt Presidential candidates load up their campaigns’ advertising budgets...

President Obama Fights for Global Warming Even While Talking Against It

Eric Zuesse In some small ways, U.S. President Barack Obama has tried to act against climate-change, such as his Administration’s regulatory action — snubbed recently...

End NATO Now

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The continuation of NATO, after its counterpart the Warsaw Pact ended in 1991, is an insanity that’s driving the...

U.S. Now Overtly at War Against Russia

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

George Soros Finally Suspends His Lifelong War Against Russia

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

The Reason Why ‘Reparations to Blacks’ Is a Stupid Idea

Eric Zuesse Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic is a prominent proponent of ‘reparations,’ which he doesn’t define, but which clearly entails monies to be paid...

U.S. & Allies Make bin Laden Admirer a Negotiator in Syria Peace Talks

Eric Zuesse On January 25th, which was the date when peace talks on Syria were to start, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the organization...

How Candidates’ Mega-Donors Get Served After the Election

Eric Zuesse, updated from strategic-culture.org The prison industry provides a good example: One recent article at Vice News criticized the legislation proposed by Presidential candidate...

Oxfam Finds: Global Poverty Is Soaring

Eric Zuesse On January 18th, Oxfam issued an analysis of the direction of the world economy, and titled it “An Economy for the 1%.” They found that: During...

Secretary of State Clinton Disobeyed President Obama

Eric Zuesse At a crucial juncture after the 28 June 2009 coup by Honduras’s oligarchs overthrowing Manuel Zelaya, the popular progressive democratically elected President of...

A Balanced View of the Obama Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s Presidency turns out to have been what neither his supporters nor his opponents expected. A balanced historical...

Obama’s Invasion Plan of Syria Was Drawn Up by Kim Roosevelt in 1957

Eric Zuesse The same person, Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, who planned and headed the CIA coup to overthrow Iran’s progressive secular democratic anti-communist President Mohammed Mossadegh...

Obama-Appointed Head of Ukraine Seems to Have Been Ousted

Eric Zuesse Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the banker whom, on 4 February 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European & Eurasian Affairs instructed the...

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

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

Replace Our Sick Narcotics Policies

Eric Zuesse Existing narcotics policies lock-up addicts, punish them, instead of deal with the problem, which is the explosion of burglaries and robberies that are...

Crime Seems to Be Surging in Germany, from New Refugees

Eric Zuesse German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN) headlined on January 11th, “Security Situation in Germany Is Out of Control,” and reported: "The former chief...

TransCanada’s $15B Lawsuit Against U.S. on Keystone XL Presents Strong Case

Eric Zuesse TransCanada, the Canadian company that had been planning to build and own its proposed Keystone XL Pipeline carrying Canada’s tar-sands oil to Texas...

The Sauds’ Impunity

Eric Zuesse No matter how bad the fundamentalist Sunni-Islamic Saud royal family are, America’s government still supports them and condemns the countries that the Sauds...

The Origin of Jihadism

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The origin of jihadism is prohibited from being reported truthfully – this truth is prohibited by all of the...

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

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

How the Aristocracy Revs Up Its Suckers

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

Russia Counts 12,000 Turkey-Bound Oil Trucks from Iraq & Syria

Requests U.S. Assistance to Bomb Them; U.S. Again Says No. How the Public Get Suckered by ‘News’ Media Ignoring Reality Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org According...

Gallup: Ukrainians Loathe the Government that Obama Imposed

Eric Zuesse On December 23rd, Gallup headlines “Ukrainians Disillusioned With Leadership,” and reports that "nearly nine in 10 Ukrainians (88%) say corruption is widespread in their government,...

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

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

Obama Finally Commits to Putin’s Syrian Policy – Yet Continues Violating It

Eric Zuesse The basic policy-difference on Syria has been between U.S. President Barack Obama’s insistence that Syria’s legal President must be ousted before any peace-process...

U.S. Ends Its Opposition to Democracy in Syria

Eric Zuesse For the first time today (December 15th), the United States has publicly and officially accepted the position that Russian President Vladimir Putin and...

Saudi Royal Family Announces Its New Global Sunni Military Empire

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

Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions

http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/12/14/merkel-unter-druck-eu-staaten-leisten-widerstand-gegen-russland-sanktionen/ Merkel Under Pressure: EU Countries Resisting Russia Sanctions German Economic News, translation by Eric Zuesse  |  Published:14:12:15 13:15 Clock The EU is in the surprising situation of needing to...

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

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

Russia Losing Its Battle Against Jihadists in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to Russia’s Defense Minister on Friday December 11th, Russia had underestimated the jihadist forces in Syria when it entered the war against them on...

How the Richest Man in the World Rules the U.S. from Riyadh

Saudi Arabia Leads the Jihadist Nations; U.S. Assists Them Eric Zuesse Did you know that Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States during 1983-2005, the Saudi Prince...

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

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

Ukraine’s Nazi Government Tries to Sell Stolen Art

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, the Netherlands Times headlined “Ukrainian Secret Service Accused of Trading in Stolen Dutch Paintings,” and Janene Pieters reported that, "Members of the Ukrainian...