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U.K.’s Corbyn Told Truth about Terrorism

10 June 2017 - 10:36am
Analysts credit the Labour Party’s strong showing in the U.K. election to economic issues, but its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, also told voters the truth about how the West’s Mideast wars have spread terrorism, notes Lawrence Davidson. By Lawrence Davidson On…

The US Hand in the Libyan/Syrian Tragedies

9 June 2017 - 11:49am
Exclusive: The Obama administration’s “regime change” debacles in Libya and Syria are spreading terrorist violence into Europe, but they have inflicted vastly more bloodshed in those two tragic nations, writes Jonathan Marshall. By Jonathan Marshall Police investigations and media reports…

Trump’s Blunders Fuel Mideast Conflicts

9 June 2017 - 10:30am
President Trump’s simplistic siding with Saudi Arabia and Israel – and his callous reaction to a terror attack on Iran – are fueling new tensions in the Middle East, including the Qatar crisis, as ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke explains. By…

‘Soft Coup’ on Trump, Hiding in Plain Sight

8 June 2017 - 9:24pm
Exclusive: Official Washington is abuzz about ex-FBI Director Comey’s testimony and excited about possibly impeaching President Trump, but that misses the underlying story of a “soft coup” by the Intelligence Community, says Robert Parry. By Robert Parry So what were…

The Arab Struggle Against Bigotry

8 June 2017 - 7:37pm
For decades, Arabs in the United States have been the focus of bigotry that spikes after incidents of Islamist violence and its exploitation by politicians, including President Trump, writes Marjorie Cohn at Truthdig. By Marjorie Cohn President Donald Trump has…

Settling for a No-Win in Syria

8 June 2017 - 1:36pm
President Trump likes to talk about “winning” but some situations, like the Syrian war, offer only no-win outcomes, but that can be better than some alternatives, says ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul R. Pillar Six years into one…

NYT’s New Syria-Sarin Report Challenged

7 June 2017 - 3:42pm
Special Report: An MIT national security scientist says the New York Times pushed a “fraudulent” analysis of last April’s “sarin” incident in Syria, part of a troubling pattern of “groupthink” and “confirmation bias,” writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry For…

ISIS Attack Exposes Anti-Iran Propaganda

7 June 2017 - 2:53pm
An ISIS-claimed terror attack in Iran killing a dozen people shows how dishonest the U.S. government has been in lumping Iran in with terror groups that it has aggressively fought, as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. By Paul R.…

Russia-gate’s Mythical ‘Heroes’

6 June 2017 - 12:04pm
The mainstream U.S. media sells the mythical integrity of fired FBI Director Comey and special Russia-gate prosecutor Mueller, but the truth is they have long histories as pliable political operatives, writes ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley. By Coleen Rowley Mainstream commentators…

McMaster Urges Another Afghan ‘Surge’

5 June 2017 - 5:12pm
Exclusive: The failure to hold the Iraq War perpetrators accountable has led to false narratives about “successful surges” that never really succeeded — and now may allow the Afghan slaughter to escalate, reports James W Carden. By James W Carden…

Trump and the American Decline

5 June 2017 - 3:09pm
The fury over President Trump’s behavior and the hysteria over Russia are concealing the more significant long-term erosion of U.S. global influence from endless wars in the Mideast, observes ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller. By Graham E. Fuller President Trump’s…

Democrats Chase Red Herring of Russia-gate

5 June 2017 - 10:17am
The Democrats’ demagogic use of Russia-gate to “resist” President Trump is putting progressives in league with warmongers and war contractors while postponing a serious assessment of the party’s political problems, warns Norman Solomon. By Norman Solomon The Trump administration has…

Will the Neocons’ Long War Ever End?

5 June 2017 - 8:51am
America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas J S Davies. By…

A Half-Century of Oppression

4 June 2017 - 5:12pm
Israel’s right-wing governments bear the greatest guilt for the last half-century of oppressing the Palestinians but the divided and ineffectual opposition has played its part, too, says Alon Ben-Meir. By Alon Ben-Meir On June 5, Israel reaches the grim milestone…

The Kissinger Backchannel to Moscow

3 June 2017 - 11:43am
Exclusive: Major U.S. media outlets insinuate that President Trump’s advisers are traitors for secretly talking to Russians, but they ignore the history of Henry Kissinger doing the same thing for Richard Nixon, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter Last week’s leak to…

Trump Tumbles into Saudi-Israeli Trap

3 June 2017 - 10:24am
President Trump has fallen into a Saudi-Israeli trap that won’t solve the Mideast regional conflicts and won’t lead to a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explains ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke. By Alastair Crooke Jared Kushner did his father-in-law few…

Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture

2 June 2017 - 7:15pm
Exclusive: A grisly feature of the “war on terror” was America’s descent into torture, but the powers-that-be have decided that the common folk shouldn’t worry their little heads about this ugliness, reports ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern So,…

Trump Isolates America from the World

2 June 2017 - 2:55pm
In 2016, American voters faced a painful dilemma, electing a proven war hawk or a climate-change denier – and somehow the climate denier won – as Donald Trump just reminded the world, notes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar. By Paul…

Trump Tosses Red Meat to Red States

2 June 2017 - 12:37pm
Cornered by the expanding Russia-gate investigation, President Trump reached back to his hardcore “base” by tossing out the Paris climate accord, but the move may hurt U.S. interests, says JP Sottile. By JP Sottile President Trump just yanked the Yanks…

Hillary Clinton’s Deceptive Blame-Shifting

1 June 2017 - 9:36pm
Exclusive: While complaining about “fake news” that undercut her campaign, Hillary Clinton continued her own “fake news” falsehood about the U.S. intelligence assessment on Russian election “meddling,” reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Hillary Clinton has grown even more insistent…

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