The War on Terrorism … or Whatever

Being on the Same Side as al Qaeda on Repeated Occasions before Syria “U.S. hopes of winning more influence over Syria’s divided rebel movement faded Wednesday after 11 of the biggest armed factions repudiated the Western-backed political opposition coalition and announced the formation of an alliance dedicated to creating an Islamist state. The al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat […]

Syria, the Story Thus Far

“Today, many Americans are asking — indeed I ask myself,” Hillary Clinton said, “how can this happen? How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction? This question reflects just how complicated, and at times, how confounding the world can be.” The Secretary of State was […]

The Anti-Empire Report: The United States & Its Comrades-in-Arms, Al Qaeda

There is No Moral Factor Built into the DNA of US Foreign Policy By William Blum Afghanistan in the 1980s and 90s … Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s … Libya 2011 … Syria 2012 … In military conflicts in each of these countries the United States and al Qaeda (or one of its associates) […]

RUSSIA’S MOTIVES IN SYRIA: Another Side of the Story

Moscow’s 30-year struggle against encroachment into its sphere of influence by militant Islam By Joe Lauria Russia’s unyielding support for Damascus throughout the 16 months of Syria’s escalating crisis has earned Moscow strong condemnation from Washington and other Western governments, but the reasons for Russia’s implacable position have never been fully explained by Moscow or […]

BFP Select Nightly News & Editorials

The US-Al Qaeda Buddy System, Lowering the War Ceiling, Obama Still Wall Street’s Honey, Getting Access to the Secrets of OBL Kill, Senate Intel Committee Blocks Report on “Secret Law”, Counter-Terrorism & China Pressure on Pakistan, Kosovo: The Gathering Storm, Sources: Israel’s Mossad Behind Tehran Assassinations, Video: Drunken Ben Bernanke on How Screwed US Economy […]