USA

Washington Drives the World Toward War

Washington has had the US at war for 12 years: Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, and almost Syria, which could still happen, with Iran waiting in the wings. These wars have been expensive in terms of money, prestige, and deaths and injuries of both US soldiers and the attacked civilian populations. None of these [...]

The Two Faux Democracies Threaten Life on Earth

Nuclear War is on Washington’s Agenda Amitai Etzioni has raised an important question: “Who authorized preparations for war with China?” Etzioni says that the war plan is not the sort of contingency plan that might be on hand for an improbable event. Etzioni also reports that the Pentagon’s war plan was not ordered by, and [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 64

The Asian ‘Pivot’ In 2011, the Obama administration announced a ‘pivot’ to Asia in its geopolitical strategy for imperial domination of the world. This includes an increased US military and naval presence in the region, with troops in Australia, new bases in Southeast Asia, record arms sales to regional “allies”, and economic integration through the [...]

Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 63

America the Great… Global Arms Dealer The United States sold a record-breaking $66 billion in arms over 2011, set to break its record again over 2012, controlling roughly 75% of the global trade in arms. Increased arms sales, not only by the U.S., but by all Western states, is part of a strategic focus on [...]

Puppet State America

“The “American superpower” groveling at Netanyahu’s feet!” The United States government and its subject peoples think of the US as “the world’s only superpower.” But how is a country a superpower when its entire government and a majority of the subjects, especially those members of evangelical churches, grovel at the feet of the Israeli Prime [...]

Revisiting 9/11 with a Bit of Accounting

The Big Picture vs. Drowning in Superficial Details Surrounded by Smoke & Mirrors This morning Asia Times showcases a fairly decent article on 9/11, revisiting one of its many still-unanswered questions: ‘Was Saudi Arabia Involved?’ The article revisits the cases of hijackers Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi under CIA surveillance prior to the attack, the [...]

The Missing Words in Our Declaration of Independence, Oath of Office, & US Citizenship Oath

 “I hereby declare, on oath, that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic”-Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to USA  Yesterday, as I was walking among grocery shelves, I passed by thousands of packaged hotdogs, hundreds of cases of beer, and mounds of [...]

China-Turkmenistan Score: Another Wave of US-Mujahideen Contracts?

Extreme Competitions May Bring More Familiar Extreme Measures Here is one of the latest on China-Turkmenistan Pipeline deals: China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has announced the discovery of yet another gas field on the right bank of the Amu Darya River in Turkmenistan, holding in excess of 100 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas. Separately, [...]

Updates & Multi-Week Round Up for May 31

Still Alive & Kicking, A Scholar For All Seasons Or Agendas?, Terrorization & De-Terrorization Flip This is going to come as a relief to some and as a major disappointment to others: I am alive and almost back! As my long-term readers know I almost never share personal details here, and I am not about [...]