Two Decades After 9/11 the Biggest Casualty is U.S. Empire

Two Decades After 9/11 the Biggest Casualty is U.S. Empire

The nefarious project ended in abysmal failure because of its innate criminality. “At the end of the 20th century, the United States bestrode the world like a colossus. We had no military or economic peers, and our ideological victory over the antagonists of liberal democracy seemed total. September 11 changed all this,” noted the Brookings…

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…

Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War With Iran?

Afghanistan Recessional: Will It Lead to a War With Iran?

To recover politically Biden and his team must do something kinetic that will be cheered on by the public, which means risky or particularly bold. The evacuation of Americans and at least some vulnerable Afghans from Kabul has ended without further mishap, though questions remain about who might have been left behind in the poorly…

Warmongers Keep Raging About the Phrase ‘Ending the Forever Wars’ and We Should Laugh at Them

Warmongers Keep Raging About the Phrase ‘Ending the Forever Wars’ and We Should Laugh at Them

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ In the wake of the Afghanistan withdrawal influential promoters of western militarism have been absolutely fuming about the popular idea of ending the forever wars, and their tantrums are not even trying to disguise it as something else. They’re literally using that phrase, “ending the forever wars”,…

Always Another War

Always Another War

Afghanistan is not exactly history quite yet as there still will be a lot final adjustments on the ground as well as the usual Vietnam-syndrome war of words that inevitably follows on yet another American-engineered foreign catastrophe. But the recriminations will go nowhere as there is certainly enough mud to stick on both major political…

Here Come the Terrorists. Again

Here Come the Terrorists. Again

The search for new enemies will continue no matter who is president or which party dominates congress, Phil Giraldi writes. President Joe Biden is being praised in some circles because he finally ended the war in Afghanistan that in all likelihood should never have begun. President George W. Bush initiated the conflict on a series…