The Entire Western World Lives in Cognitive Dissonance

In this column I am going to use three of the current top news stories to illustrate the disconnect that is everywhere in the Western mind. Let us begin with the family separation issue. The separation of children from immigrant/refugee/asylum parents has caused such public outcry that President Trump has backed off his policy and …

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A general view of Pyongyang showing the Juche tower and city skyline on June 11. Photo: AFP/ Ed Jones

Trump Holds the Clock on North Korea While Putin Plans His Moves

The argument that China is being “marginalized” by Washington while it works bilaterally with Pyongyang on the profound security issues on the Korean Peninsula has been completely discredited with the surprising news that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is back in China on a two-day visit that began today. The Singapore summit between US …

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US Exempts Israeli and Its Own High Crimes from Accountability

Throughout their history, Washington and Israel were never held accountable for endless high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Hegemons make their own rules, doing whatever they please, ignoring rule of law principles with impunity – how America always operates, waging endless wars on humanity, seeking dominance over planet earth, its resources and populations. …

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Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (R) and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands at the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on 14 May 2018 [Israel Press Office /Handout/Anadolu Agency]

Decoding the US Embassy Move to Jerusalem: Why Trump Did It

Two important truths have to be restated in order to understand the context of the US government’s decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which officially took place on 14 May. First, the precarious relationship between the US government and international law. Historically, the US has used international law to achieve its …

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The Summer of War and Chaos: US-Israel Plan to Balkanize the Middle East

Tensions are at an all-time high in the Middle East as Israel launched more than sixty missiles at Syria because Israel claimed that Iranian forces fired rockets into the Golan Heights, an Israel-occupied territory since the 1967 Six-Day War. A report by Reuters said that  “Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria …

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How US Has Virtually Destroyed UN

Under President Donald Trump, the US has basically eliminated the only real international authority the UN used to have. Here is how this was done: The equivalent, in international law, to a domestic-law crime involving murder, rape, and theft, is an international invasion that’s purely for aggressive purposes and not at all authentically a defensive …

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