Government Failure Is the New Normal: Blaming the Spies Means Never Any Accountability

Government Failure Is the New Normal: Blaming the Spies Means Never Any Accountability

When it becomes a crime to reveal a crime, you know that it is the criminals who are actually in charge. I find as a general rule that sweeping generalizations coming out of the media and punditry about anything are frequently wrong. As a former intelligence officer, I find it amusing to read articles in…

The EU vs. CNN: Who’s Lying About Last Year’s Belarus-Wagner Provocation?

The EU vs. CNN: Who’s Lying About Last Year’s Belarus-Wagner Provocation?

It’s impossible for both of them to be right: this interpretation of events is either ‘disinformation’ or the truth, there’s no middle ground. “EU vs. Disinfo”, the self-described “flagship project of the European External Action Service’s East Stratcom Task Force” (the EEAS being the self-described “EU’s diplomatic service”) that functions as one of the bloc’s…

The Biden-Ghani Call Might Be More Damning Than the Trump-Zelensky One

The Biden-Ghani Call Might Be More Damning Than the Trump-Zelensky One

It actually appears to be the rule, not the exception, that presidents attach political strings to the military aid that they provide to their nominal allies. Reuters exclusively reported on the transcript and audio recordings of the last phone call between US President Joe Biden and former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 23 July that…

Whom is Ankara and Kyiv Developing Cooperation Against?

Whom is Ankara and Kyiv Developing Cooperation Against?

Recently, Ankara and Kyiv have actively sought to demonstrate to all their intentions to develop and deepen bilateral relations on various fronts. First of all, a certain anti-Russian vector is conspicuous, demonstrated in particular by the positions of both countries being close in not recognizing Crimea as Russian, which Turkish President Erdogan never misses a…

Imperial Business-As-Usual… Biden-Zelenksy Meeting Shows U.S. Learned Nothing from Afghanistan

Imperial Business-As-Usual… Biden-Zelenksy Meeting Shows U.S. Learned Nothing from Afghanistan

American militarism, war-making and imperial “nation-building” will continue. Because that is endemic to U.S. capitalism and its hegemonic addiction. There was a staggering display of double-think this week from U.S. President Joe Biden. In reverse order, Biden hosted Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky at the White House on Wednesday and announced that the United States was…