Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts to Child Killers

US President Donald Trump makes his first overseas visit this weekend, beginning in the Middle East and continuing to Europe. His tour to the "holy land" is being presented with feel-good, messianic spin. Trump touches down first in Saudi Arabia, then will go Israel and from there make a pilgrimage to Bethlehem in the Palestinian territories. After his stop at the …

Continue reading Trump Visits Bethlehem Bearing Gifts to Child Killers

Advertisements

Clearing the Fog of War Around Syria

The roots of a 21st-century tragedy With his just-released book Washington’s Long War on Syria, Stephen Gowans blows away the twisted layers of disinformation and war propaganda around Syria, and exposes the great 21st-century tragedy in that West-Asian country in all its stark reality: a long war of aggression waged by the U.S.-NATO empire against …

Continue reading Clearing the Fog of War Around Syria

Abu Trump al-Amriki

Embattled at home in a do-or-die war (or "witch hunt") against powerful factions of the deep state, President Trump, in the first stop of his first foreign trip, lands with pomp and circumstance in the ultimate totalitarian theocracy. Trump will be lavishly entertained by a parasite monarchy that for decades exports the ideological matrix of all forms of Salafi-jihadi …

Continue reading Abu Trump al-Amriki

© Abdul Malik / Reuters

Will the Afghan ‘Graveyard of Empires’ be Donald Trump’s Last Stand?

Is NATO in a tailspin or is Trump going to rejuvenate it in Afghanistan? US generals believe a summer war with the Taliban is just what he needs. But who will call the shots? The impeachment of Donald Trump is a subject now permeating American news outlets as the number of those who believe the …

Continue reading Will the Afghan ‘Graveyard of Empires’ be Donald Trump’s Last Stand?

Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing

A newspaper headline on May 8 informed the British public that «Putin sends three warships to Latvian waters in the Baltic Sea in latest challenge to NATO» and although the message was clear enough, it was also an instance of misinformation, which is defined as «false or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive». The newspaper in …

Continue reading Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing

#MosulSOS: Civilians Become Collateral Damage in US Coalition Anti-ISIS Strikes

Hundreds of thousands of civilians in western Mosul are at risk of becoming casualties as the US-led coalition and Iraqi military wage their operation against Islamic State. RT sheds light on their plight. The #MosulSOS project gathers all of RT’s coverage of the deadly siege that began seven months ago. https://youtu.be/VlG50jmcclo Constantly at risk of …

Continue reading #MosulSOS: Civilians Become Collateral Damage in US Coalition Anti-ISIS Strikes

NATO to Boost Military Presence in Afghanistan Again: Mission Impossible

According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance is again considering boosting its troop strength in Afghanistan. A decision on the possible troop increase is expected to be made by June. The timeframe of the deployments can also be lengthened. At present, the bloc deploys a 13,000 strong force in the country, which is losing …

Continue reading NATO to Boost Military Presence in Afghanistan Again: Mission Impossible

Trump Pulls NATO into a New War in Afghanistan

NATO begins to gather forces. The leadership of the North Atlantic Alliance appealed to the military department of the member countries of the alliance with a request to send an additional military contingent for Operation "Strong Support" in Afghanistan. The initiator of these movements, of course, is the main "conductor" of the alliance - Washington. …

Continue reading Trump Pulls NATO into a New War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan – Washington’s Drug Heaven?

Ever since 2001, when Washington decided to invade Afghanistan in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks, the US has been conducting military operations in the territory of this country. This war has already become the longest American conflict, beating even the Vietnam War which lasted from 1964 to 1975. It’s curious that this war has already …

Continue reading Afghanistan – Washington’s Drug Heaven?