Four More Years: Obama Menaces Humanity- It May Not Survive Another Four Years.

Inaugurating US presidents quadrennially reflects institutionalized hypocrisy. On January 20, Obama began term two. After all the harm he caused so many, imagine how much more he plans. He broke every major campaign promise made. He mocks legitimate governance. He lawlessly serves powerful monied interests. They own him. He spurns peace. He’s waging multiple direct […]

Money is Funny

The Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policymaking body is the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The FOMC includes members of the Fed’s Board of Governors as well as presidents of the Reserve Banks around the country.  The FOMC holds formal meetings eight times a year. The Fed releases formal transcripts for each of these meetings, albeit […]

Targeting Mali

Another Quagmire Looms-Where It Ends Who Knows At issue is scrambling for Africa’s resources. They’re vast. They’re some of the world’s largest and richest. They include oil, gas, gold, silver, diamonds, uranium, iron, copper, tin, lead, nickel, coal, cobalt, bauxite, wood, coltan, manganese, chromium, vanadium-bearing titanium, agricultural lands, and offshore fishing. AFRICOM was established to […]

Aaron Swartz’s Suspicious Death

“Does Aaron’s manifesto sound like someone planning suicide?” Media scoundrels stopped short of truth and full disclosure. The Wall Street Journal headlined “An Internet Activist Commits Suicide.” New York’s medical examiner announced death by “hang(ing) himself in his Brooklyn apartment.” Lingering suspicions remain. Why would someone with so much to give end it all this […]

Permanent Afghanistan Occupation Planned

When it Comes to Afghanistan Misinformation & Illusion Substitute for Reality America came to stay. Accelerated withdrawal claims reflect subterfuge. Washington officials and media scoundrels don’t explain. Misinformation and illusion substitute for reality. Reuters headlined “Obama, Karzai accelerate end of US combat role in Afghanistan.” “Obama’s determin(ed) to wind down a long, unpopular war.” The […]

A Thousand Mile Journey: Reflections on Being the Alternative

“A thousand mile journey begins with a single step” – Ancient Chinese Proverb By Guy Evans It may be a New Year, but age-old problems and issues still plague our Western societies. While there are many that gravitate to fire-and-brimstone negativity, rejoicing in the idea that a total planetary collapse is imminent and that they […]

New UN Report on Syria

On January 2, the UN News Center headlined “Data suggests death toll could be more than 60,000, says UN human rights office.” The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) commissioned the analysis. It covers the March 15, 2011 – November 30, 2012 period. It’s impossible to compile precise figures. Analysis depends […]

Congress Extends Warrantless Spying

Police State Harshness Intensifies Domestically America’s political process is lawless, corrupt and dysfunctional. Fiscal cliff hype, noise and theater continue. Destroying fundamental civil society social protections aren’t mentioned. Rushed through legislation targeted Iran’s growing Latin American influence. On December 28, Obama signed the Countering Iran in Western Hemisphere Act. It requires the State Department to […]

Institutionalizing Indefinite Detention

Heading America for Full-Blown Tyranny Since taking office, Obama authorized numerous police state measures. They follow earlier ones under George Bush. They’re heading America for full-blown tyranny. It’s already a hair’s breadth away. It could arrive any time full force. It’s been wrapped in the American flag all along. Most people don’t know how seriously […]

Washington Targets Syria & Iran

US policies threaten both nations. Doing so imperils the region and beyond. Syria’s now in focus. Iran’s turn awaits. What’s likely should terrify everyone wanting America’s imperium defeated and peace restored. Doing so remains a distant dream. Potential worst of times loom. On December 17, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) cited Syrian Vice President […]

Obama Plans African Wars

War is America’s Option of Choice Obama’s war-making appetite exceeds all his predecessors and then some. He’s already waging multiple direct and proxy wars. His rhetoric about winding them down rings hollow. He wants to make the most of the next four years. No targeted country left behind reflects his agenda. He’s ravaging the world […]

Susan Rice’s Imperial Credentials

Rice s is Perfect to Front for No-Holds-Barred Imperial Ravaging She’s favored to replace Hillary Clinton next year as secretary of state. Obama calls her “extraordinary.” She matches the current incumbent’s bullying, bluster and arrogance. Both deplore peace, nonviolence, and social justice. They’re pro-war, contemptuous of rule of law principles, and brazenly anti-democratic. They represent […]

Secret US Construction in Israel

Washington & Israel Partner in Jointly Planned Imperial Wars Washington and Israel partner in jointly planned imperial wars and related activities. Walter Pincus reports on national security issues for the Washington Post. He’s been at it many years. In late December he’ll turn 80. On November 28, he headlined “US overseeing mysterious construction project in […]

Obama Wants State-Sponsored Murder Legalized

Elevating Murder, Inc. to a Higher Level A previous article discussed Obama’s kill list. Another explained his “disposition matrix.” Both constitute elevating Murder, Inc. to a higher level. Obama now wants more. He wants murder legalized. On November 24, The New York Times headlined “Election Spurred a Move to Codify US Drone Policy,” saying: Pre-election, […]

Media Cover for Israeli Crimes

“Long Denied Liberation & Justice Remain Elusive” The pattern playing out in Gaza is one Israel followed many times before. Provocations target adversaries. Multiple ones usually occur before targets respond. Blame the victim follows. Israeli aggression is called self-defense. Legitimate defense is called terrorism. Media scoundrels support Israel in lockstep. It plays out the same […]