Trump’s Missile Fiasco – Did the Pentagon Collaborate with Moscow on targets to Hit?

The April 14 missile attacks on Syria were a politically-motivated fireworks display that were largely designed to silence Trump’s critics. The attacks– which were coordinated with Moscow– did not kill any Russian, Syrian, Iranian or Hezbollah combat troops. They did not kill any Syrian civilians. They did not impede the Syrian Army’s ongoing military offensive …

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Syria: What Just Happened

What happened right after the second direct US-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications — far bigger than the attacks themselves. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons headlined on April 14th, in the wake of this US-UK-France invasion of Syria …

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Pentagon Capitalism and Silicon Valley: Google’s Drone War Project Shows Big Data’s Military Roots

Google — the advertising and search engine monolith that once touted its official commitment, “Don’t be evil” — has thrown its full weight behind the U.S. military-industrial complex’s fast-advancing unmanned drone program – and more than three thousand of its employees will have none of it. In a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, over …

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Marines carry 155mm rounds to an M777 Howitzer gun line in preparation for fire missions in northern Syria as part of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve © U.S. Army

Syria Withdrawal Dilemma: Trump’s Mideast Strategy Is As Confused As Ever

President Trump for now has decided to allow about 2,000 US troops to remain in Syria. But the controversy over whether or not to withdraw them is symptomatic of Washington's lack of overall strategy for the Middle East. This indecisiveness has prompted Trump to warm up further with Saudi Arabia, the same country that helped …

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The Pentagon Plans for a Perpetual Three-Front “Long War” Against China and Russia

Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations, and investigations of every sort? And yet it increasingly looks as if, thanks to current Pentagon planning, a …

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Ghana is Getting Nothing for Being the Pentagon’s Puppet in West Africa

Ghana recently ratified a military agreement with the US. The deal essentially turns the West African country into an American military garrison because it allows the Pentagon full transit and basing rights for its troops and contractors, protects them with immunity from local prosecution for any suspected crimes that they commit on Ghanaian soil, and …

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World, Dump US Debt! You’ve Got Nothing to Lose but the Chains

As Russia steadily slashes its military spending and announces cuts will continue for the next five years through 2022, the US is going in the other direction and shoveling ever more fantastic sums of money into the military and parasite defense corporations. (Around half of Pentagon budget now goes to contractors.) US Congress passed a $1.3 trillion …

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The Twilight of the Empire Age: Whose World Will It Be?

“We can bomb the world to pieces, but we can’t bomb it into peace” (Michael Franti)[2] David and Goliath in an upside-down world President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to share Georges Clemenceau’s view that “war is too serious a matter to be left to the military”. All the more so, perhaps, since the French statesman …

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