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Israel’s Ploy Selling a Syrian Nuke Strike

18 November 2017 - 2:50pm
Exclusive: The Iraq WMD fiasco wasn’t the only time political pressure twisted U.S. intelligence judgments. In 2007, Israel sold the CIA on a dubious claim about a North Korean nuclear reactor in the Syrian desert, reports Gareth Porter. By Gareth…

Signs of U.K. Misconduct in Assange Case

18 November 2017 - 2:49pm
The world’s most prominent freedom-of-the-press case remains the legal pressure on WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange, still in Ecuador’s London embassy amid signs of U.K. prosecutorial misconduct, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein A British court proceeding on a…

Strange Twists in the Hariri Mystery

17 November 2017 - 5:50pm
French President Macron has invited Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Paris, a possible opportunity to determine whether Hariri’s sudden resignation, announced in Saudi Arabia, was coerced, as Dennis J Bernstein reports. By Dennis J Bernstein The strange case of…

Trump’s Saudi Scheme Unravels

17 November 2017 - 10:38am
President Trump and his son-in-law bet that the young Saudi crown prince could execute a plan to reshape the Mideast, but the scheme quickly unraveled revealing a dangerous amateur hour, writes ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Aaron Miller…

Russia-gate Spreads to Europe

16 November 2017 - 2:18pm
Exclusive: The Russia-gate hysteria has jumped the Atlantic with Europeans blaming Russia for Brexit and Catalonian discontent. But what about Israeli influence operations or, for that matter, American ones, asks Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Ever since the U.S. government…

America’s Renegade Warfare

16 November 2017 - 10:33am
Exclusive: Claiming the right to launch preemptive wars and fighting an ill-defined “global war on terror,” the U.S. government has slaughtered vast numbers of civilians in defiance of international law, says Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies…

Stumbling Blindly into Cold War Two

16 November 2017 - 10:32am
As the U.S. and its Western allies lurch into a new and dangerous confrontation with Russia, the different sides don’t even have a thorough understanding of the history behind the tensions, warns Alice Slater. By Alice Slater NATO’s recent provocative…

The Charmed, Doomed Life of Barry Seal

15 November 2017 - 3:04pm
Exclusive: Tom Cruise’s portrayal of drug-smuggler-turned-government-informant Barry Seal is a fast-paced visit back to the Reagan era’s shadowy world of the CIA, cocaine and secret wars, writes James DiEugenio. By James DiEugenio Barry Seal’s life has become the stuff of  legend. And…

Trump Adds to Washington’s ‘Swamp’

15 November 2017 - 9:28am
Exclusive: President Trump’s vow to “drain the swamp” was just one more empty promise as he adds to the muck with military contractors in key Pentagon jobs and other industry lobbyists at regulatory posts, says Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall…

Trump’s Debasement of Civilization

15 November 2017 - 9:03am
Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment was surely a campaign gaffe, but she wasn’t wrong about Donald Trump’s exploitation of white grievances and other ugly attitudes, writes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson There is more to being civilized than being a citizen…

America’s Righteous Russia-gate Censorship

14 November 2017 - 4:56pm
Exclusive: Arriving behind the anti-Trump “resistance” and the Russia-gate “scandal” is a troubling readiness to silence dissent in the U.S., shutting down information that challenges Official Narratives, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A stark difference between today’s Washington and…

The Ever-Expanding ‘War on Terror’

14 November 2017 - 11:21am
In the shadows, the U.S. special operations war on “terrorists” keeps on expanding around the globe, now reaching into Africa where few detectable American “interests” exist, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall If national-security reporters are ever replaced by robots…

The Ongoing Misery of Puerto Rico

14 November 2017 - 11:20am
Puerto Rico’s recovery from Hurricane Maria, which hit the U.S. territory on Sept. 20, remains slow and spotty with continued power outages, unsafe water and school closings, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein It’s been nearly seven weeks…

Mocking Trump Doesn’t Prove Russia’s Guilt

13 November 2017 - 8:21am
Exclusive: President Trump is getting mocked for “trusting” Vladimir Putin’s denial about “meddling” in U.S. politics — and not accepting Official Washington’s groupthink — but ridicule isn’t evidence, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern If the bloody debacle…

Remaking Armistice Day into Veterans Day

12 November 2017 - 10:19am
The holiday now celebrated as Veterans Day – to thank American soldiers  – started as Armistice Day, a time for reflection on the horrors of war after millions died in World War I, as Gary Kohls recalls. By Gary Kohls…

Behind the Saudi Troublemaking

11 November 2017 - 6:14pm
Saudi Arabia’s monarchy is bombing Yemen, locking up domestic rivals and stirring up trouble in Lebanon, while a slow-burning confrontation continues against Qatar which could split the Gulf Cooperation Council, says Paul Cochrane. By Paul Cochrane Five months after the…

The Balfour Declaration’s Century of Turmoil

11 November 2017 - 6:14pm
As Israel continues to occupy Palestinian lands and threatens a new war against Lebanon, much of this turmoil traces back to Great Britain’s Balfour Declaration during World I, a century ago, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Great…

Saudi Arabia’s Desperate Gamble

10 November 2017 - 8:19pm
Furious over defeat in Syria, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince is gambling again, arresting rivals at home and provoking a political crisis in Lebanon, but he may lack the geopolitical chips to pull off his bet, says ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.…

The Saudi Hand in Lebanon’s Crisis

10 November 2017 - 8:18pm
Facing defeat in its proxy war for “regime change” in Syria, Saudi Arabia undertook some startling moves, including staging the resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein Last weekend during a visit to Saudi…

Did Al Qaeda Dupe Trump on Syrian Attack?

9 November 2017 - 8:38pm
Special Report: Buried deep inside a new U.N. report is evidence that could exonerate the Syrian government in the April 4 sarin atrocity and make President Trump look like an Al Qaeda dupe, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry A…

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