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 […]

Found at Last: After Searching for 10 Years, the Iraqi WMD Have Finally Been Found – in Syria!

The World Might Be Finally Losing the Stars in Their Eyes About US Foreign Policy Secretary of State John Kerry: “There is no doubt that Saddam al-Assad has crossed the red line. … Sorry, did I just say ‘Saddam’?” A US drone has just taken a photo of Mullah Omar riding on a motorcycle through […]

That Most Charming of Couples: Nationalism and Hypocrisy

“Unlimited power in the hands of psychopaths- My own country truly scares me.” By William Blum It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist. In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle […]

The Leading Whistleblower of All Time: Philip Agee

“There’s no former CIA officer more hated by members of the intelligence establishment than Agee; no one’s even close” Before there was Edward Snowden, William Binney and Thomas Drake … before there was Bradley Manning, Sibel Edmonds and Jesselyn Radack … there was Philip Agee. What Agee revealed is still the most startling and important […]

Iran: A Modest Proposal- The Sanctions of Mass Destruction!

“Iran’s basketizing has begun with draconian sanctions, the way the basketizing of Iraq began.” Washington’s sanctions against Iran are a wonder to behold, seriously hampering Tehran’s ability to conduct international commerce, make payments, receive money, import, export, invest, travel … you name the hardship and the United States is trying to impose it on the […]

Kyrgyzstan’s Maksim Bakiyev: Long Live Washington’s Exiled Kings!

“The Selection, Grooming, Training, Installing, and Shielding of the World’s Most Corrupt Dictators a la USA” A few days ago the US government dismissed its criminal securities fraud case against Maksim Bakiyev, the son of former Kyrgyzstan leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The government did not explain its decision. The US media supported the government’s abrupt and […]

The Latest Threats to Life as We Know It

“American sovereignty hasn’t faced a legitimate foreign threat to its existence since the British in 1812.” Last month numerous foreign-policy commentators marked the tenth anniversary of the fateful American bombing and invasion of Iraq. Those who condemned the appalling devastation of the Iraqi people and their society emphasized that it had all been a terrible […]

The EyeOpener- Fallout: Ramifications of Attacking Iran

For years now, the drumbeat for war with Iran has been growing steadily louder from the Likudniks in Israel and their ideological bedmates in Washington. Weary, exhausted, and economically depleted after a year of disastrous entanglements in the Middle East, it is hard to believe that the American public is eager for yet another conflict, […]

America’s Moral Degeneracy

“It is not only foreign political regimes that are corrupted by Washington’s evil, but also Americans themselves” On May 31, 2010, the Israeli right-wing government sent armed military troops to illegally board in international waters Gaza aid ships of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish Foundation for Human […]

The EyeOpener- False Flags over Iran

In recent weeks Patrick Clawson, Director of Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, attracted attention and headlines for a speech he delivered at last month’s Washington Institute panel on “How to Build U.S.-Israeli Coordination on Preventing an Iranian Nuclear Breakout.” Unfortunately for him, the attention was not due to the quality of […]

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 EyeOpener- Iran is Already Under Attack

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines at the UN General Assembly last week for his theatrics in attempting to demonstrate the imminent danger of the alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program by drawing a literal “red line” on a childish depiction of a bomb more fitting for a Wile E. Coyote cartoon than a serious political […]