The Warmakers
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The Warmakers

Between the US strikes on Syria in April and the recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, we are in somewhat of a lull in the Empire’s search for a new war to start. The always helpful Israelis, in the person of the ineffable Bibi Netanyahu, are now beating the drums for, well, if not a…

Hail, (Donald) Caesar!
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Hail, (Donald) Caesar!

It may be too late. The president of the United States is now a veritable autocrat in the realm of foreign policy. He has been since at least 1945, when the last congressionally declared war finally ended. Wars in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen (among other places) were all…

China’s Aircraft Carriers Will Give It Multiple Floating Bases in Africa
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China’s Aircraft Carriers Will Give It Multiple Floating Bases in Africa

Experts have been arguing for years about what China has in mind by acquiring aircraft carriers, but instead of using them to confront the US’ Indian ally, it’s much more likely that the People’s Republic will rely on them as floating bases for providing “Lead From Behind” assistance to its African partners as they confront…

Atlantic Council Explains Why We Need to Be Propagandized for Our Own Good
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Atlantic Council Explains Why We Need to Be Propagandized for Our Own Good

I sometimes try to get establishment loyalists to explain to me exactly why we’re all meant to be terrified of this “Russian propaganda” thing they keep carrying on about. What is the threat, specifically? That it makes the public less willing to go to war with Russia and its allies? That it makes us less…

Israel’s Racist Nation-State: Codifying Apartheid into Basic Law
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Israel’s Racist Nation-State: Codifying Apartheid into Basic Law

A nation affording rights to its favored people over others is profoundly hostile to democratic values – what apartheid is all about. Arabs aren’t welcome or wanted in Israel except as servants to Jews. Israeli laws and customs discriminate against them – hostility toward Arabs in the Occupied Territories extreme. “Israel’s regime of occupation is…