Anglo-American War Plan for North Korea

The United States and Britain – the two countries responsible for so many recent wars and conflicts – are at it again. This time, the diabolical double-act has North Korea in its sights, despite the risk that such an attack could ignite a global nuclear war. Over the past week, US President Donald Trump has …

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A General Dynamics Ajax fighting vehicle at the Defence and Security Equipment International at London's Excel Centre on 12 September (Jamie Merril/MEE)

London’s Arms Bonanza: From Smart Bombs to Cheap ‘Donkey-Busters’

The Royal Air Force group captain guiding a party of dark-suited potential arms buyers did not look impressed. I had just asked a BAE Systems engineer whether the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) in front of me was a Hellfire missile. Unlike me, the group captain knew that Lockheed Martin makes the Hellfire, not …

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The Balfour Declaration: A Study in British Duplicity

It's been nearly 100 years since the document changed the course of history, yet Britain still fails to acknowledge Israel's denial of the Palestinian right to national self-determination - and its own complicity. The Balfour Declaration, issued on 2 November 1917, was a short document which changed the course of history. It committed the British …

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Tyranny at Nuremberg. The Criminalization of War

The showtrial of a somewhat arbitrarily selected group of 21 surviving Nazis at Nuremberg during 1945-46 was US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson’s show. Jackson was the chief prosecutor. As a long-time admirer of Jackson, I always assumed that he did a good job. My admiration for Jackson stems from his defense of law as …

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Saudi Arabia: the Kingdom Whose Name We Dare Not Speak At All

Theresa May has oddly declined to comment on the reported arrest of the mini-skirted lass who was videotaped cavorting through an ancient Najd village this week, provoking unexpected roars of animalistic male fury in a kingdom known for its judicial leniency, political moderation, gender equality and fraternal love for its Muslim neighbours. May should, surely, have drawn the …

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Yemen: The War That Isn’t Happening Even as It’s Happening

The manipulation of news and the distortion of reality are the most powerful weapons in the hands of power.  They can make a whole reality disappear. Yemen’s, for example. A child dies in Yemen every ten minutes from preventable causes, UNICEF reported in June. These deaths are only part of a humanitarian catastrophe, among the …

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UK Elections: Theresa Inflicts on her Country the Worst of all Possible Woes

Well that worked out well, didn’t it? Theresa called the election despite the Fixed Term Parliament Act, despite repeatedly saying that she wouldn’t do it, despite the fact she already had a majority. She insisted she wanted a mandate to pursue a hard Brexit, which hadn’t been part of the Conservative manifesto at the previous …

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The Machiavellian Plot to Provoke Saudi Arabia and Qatar into a “Blood Border” War

Experts all across the world are trying to figure out what’s really fueling the Qatari-Saudi Cold War, but the answer is simple – the US. As it’s always prone to do, Washington is masterfully playing a game of divide and conquer in the Mideast, doing the same thing to its Gulf allies as it did …

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