The World ‘Knows’ bin Laden Did 9/11 — So Why Isn’t There Any Evidence?

He is arguably the most notorious person in the 21st century. The world takes for granted that Osama bin Laden was the architect of the “terror attacks” of Sept. 11, 2001. But why was this man singled out for this horrific crime? How did we learn of his alleged guilt? And what is the evidence used …

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Europe Cringes Before Emperor Trump

President Donald Trump says most summit meetings are a waste of time. He’s so right. Most meetings of every kind are a waste of time and energy. The president was certainly right about last week’s NATO summit in Brussels. At least, he livened it up by openly blasting his NATO allies once again for not …

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Sea Breeze 2018: Who Wants to Disrupt Strategic Balance in the Black Sea Region?

The US-led series of drills in and around Ukraine’s Black Sea coastline is part of NATO exercise Sea Breeze that kicked off on July 9 to last until July 21. The training event involves an international armada representing 19 countries, including such non-NATO states as Ukraine, India, Georgia, the United Arab Emirates and Moldova. All …

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US President Donald Trump looks at British Prime Minister Theresa May during a dinner in Brussels on July 11, 2018. NATO leaders gathered in Brussels on July 11 for a two-day summit. Photo: AFP/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

NATO’s Problem Is that Europeans Won’t Fight

President Trump outraged European opinion by denouncing his allies on the far side of the Atlantic for their failure to meet NATO’s spending target of 2% of GDP. Other alliance members, he added, should spend 4% of their output on defense, just like America does. His dudgeon at the Europeans was more than justified: the …

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Trump: Unloading on NATO at breakfast on Wednesday. (NATO photo)

Trump’s Criticism of NATO Ignores the Real Questions

The usual NATO summit begins and ends with U.S. and European leaders issuing platitudes about the unbreakable bonds between Western democracies. The two-day summit that began Wednesday is not the usual NATO summit. President Donald Trump came to Brussels armed with a barrage of insults and Twitter blasts against his ostensible allies. He gave a public tongue-lashing …

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‘Dehumanized, Discounted, Marginalized’: Syria’s Victors Defying Airbrushed US Narrative

The war in Syria has lasted more than seven years, bringing with it a devastation and bloodshed which has thrown a prosperous and stable Middle Eastern nation into chaos and uncertainty. In the West we are used to reading a history of such conflicts written by the victor. The imperialist narrative is the dominant one. …

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America First, Helsinki, and Trump’s Existential Threat to the Empire

The major – perhaps only – redeeming virtue of the Donald’s ersatz campaign platform was his clear intent to seek a rapprochement with Russia, revamp America’s commitments to NATO and other cold war relics and to discard "Regime Change" as the core tenant of foreign policy. In essence, "America First" was to become the new …

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