Trump Turns on Pakistan

Henry Kissinger rightly noted that it’s often more dangerous being an ally of the United States than its enemy. The latest victim of this sad truism is Pakistan, a loyal ally of the US since the dawn of our era. President Donald Trump’s visceral hatred of Muslims (never mind what kind, or why, or where) …

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Syria, Russia & Iran Are Not the “Good Guys”

Syria "saved"?  Its been split into three - Southern Syria, Damascus (semi-central, the only place Assad rules and Russian bases are), and the Kurds in the north and northeast, busy carving out their own country and doing deals with Russian Jewish Oligarch-run (and best mate of Putins) Igor Sechen and Rosneft for oil and gas. The Kurds are …

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The Responsibility to Protect the World… from the United States

One of the most ingenious propaganda weapons ever developed is that the powerful nations of the West—led by the United States—have a moral responsibility to use military force to protect the rights of people being repressed by their governments. This “responsibility to protect” (R2P) always had a dubious legal standing, but its moral justification also …

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You Like the Iran Nuclear Deal? Thank China

The Chinese Sellout of Iran that Led to the JCPOA Nuclear Deal Today Donald Trump waived the more onerous US national sanctions against Iran for a few more months. I suspect he was told reimposition of US national sanctions would be resisted by the EU and China--which had previously supported the Obama administration sanctions drive …

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The US is Meddling in Mexico’s Election by Accusing Russia of Doing So

US National Security Advisor McMaster claimed that Russia is meddling in the upcoming Mexican elections. This explosive news was shared by Reuters, which in turn was reporting on a mid-December video of a speech that McMasters gave to the Jamestown Foundation and which was just posted on a Mexican journalist’s Twitter account over the weekend. …

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2018 Looks Like an Arms Bonanza

As Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors like Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in “bigly” in his first year in office. They raked in tens of billions of dollars in Pentagon contracts, while posting sharp stock price increases and healthy profits driven by the continuation and expansion of Washington’s post-9/11 wars. But …

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Trump’s S***Hole Comment Encapsulates America’s Perpetually Racist Foreign Policy

Critics of US President Donald Trump were quick to point out that his alleged use of the term “s***hole countries” to describe Haiti and some African nations does not reflect what all Americans think of the rest of the world. And they are correct. There are indeed millions of Americans who feel genuinely disgusted that …

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