Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk July 21, 2022 The U.S. Government at the highest level criticized Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, because she went to China on a mission to develop opportunities for cooperation with respect to the protection of human rights. I found that criticism appalling at the time. The mission had been […]

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole: In Saudi Arabia, Biden Plays Defence Against Russia, China and Iran

Juan Cole July 21, 2022 Although President Joe Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia was ostensibly about petroleum and attempting to lower gasoline prices in the US, it doesn’t seem to me that that rationale entirely explains Biden’s about-face on Saudi Arabia. For one thing, Biden must have been told that Saudi Arabia does not have […]

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

Biden at Bat – by Mr. Fish Chris Hedges July 18, 2022 The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and innumerable war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran. The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are plotting a war with Iran. […]

Syria’s Long History of U.S. Interference and Meddling Dating to the Late 1940s

Syria’s Long History of U.S. Interference and Meddling Dating to the Late 1940s

Quwatli declaring Syria’s independence from France, 17 April 1946 (Licensed under the public domain) Shane Quinn June 2, 2022 The United States, with occasional interruptions, has been interfering in the important Middle East nation of Syria for over 70 years, and today there are hundreds of American soldiers still present on Syrian soil. These realities […]

I Piper & J Dyke: Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars’

I Piper & J Dyke: Tens of thousands of civilians likely killed by US in ‘Forever Wars’

Relatives mourn as bodies of Iraqi residents of west Mosul killed in an airstrike are placed and covered with blankets on carts on March 17th, 2017. Photo: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Imogen Piper & Joe Dyke October 31, 2021 Airwars tally offers assessment of the direct civilian impact of 20 years of US strikes Originally posted […]

CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank survey: 84.6% believe U.S. war against terrorism in Afghanistan has failed

CGTN Think Tank October 3rd, 2021 Images of Afghans chasing a U.S. transport plane at Kabul airport shocked the world after Taliban took over Kabul on August 15. As for the costly and longest-ever war waged by the U.S., 84.6 percent of global poll respondents believe it failed. Originally posted on CGTN on August 27, […]

Jeffrey Sachs: Blood in the Sand

Jeffrey Sachs: Blood in the Sand

Jeffrey D. Sachs September 29, 2021 For decades, the American political class has intervened relentlessly and recklessly in countries whose people they hold in contempt. And once again they are being aided by America’s credulous mass media, which is uniformly blaming the Taliban victory on Afghanistan’s incorrigible corruption. Originally posted on Project Syndicate on August […]

Pepe Escobar: 9/9 and 9/11, 20 years later

Pepe Escobar: 9/9 and 9/11, 20 years later

Massoud leaving Bazarak in the Panjshir after our interview in August 2001, roughly three weeks before his assassination. Photo: Pepe Escobar We may never know the full contours of the whole riddle inside an enigma when it comes to 9/11 and related issues Pepe Escobar September 13, 2021 It’s impossible not to start with the […]

Håkan Wiberg: Afghanistan – War for the Sake of War

Håkan Wiberg: Afghanistan – War for the Sake of War

U.S. Army NATO, the United States and its vassal-states in Afghanistan Håkan Wiberg †2010 Former TFF Board member and Associate 9 september, 2021 AS FAR BACK as it is possible to trace the history of what is now Afghanistan, it has alternately been invaded — by among others the Median, Persian, Mongol, British and U.S. […]

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson: Lies, Damn Lies, and What We’ve Been Told About Afghanistan

David Swanson August 25, 2021 It’s far from the longest U.S. war. There was no peace before or after it. There is no after it until they end it — and bombing has always been most of what it is. It has had nothing to do with opposing terrorism. It has been a one-sided slaughter, […]

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