The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

The Shaky Case That Russia Manipulated Social Media to Tip the 2016 Election

  By Gareth Porter TFF Associate October 25, 2018 The idea promoted by the NYT’s Shane & Mazzetti that the Russian government seriously threatened to determine the 2016 election does not hold up when the larger social media context is examined more closely, reports Gareth Porter.   In their long recapitulation of the case that […]

Part 10 • Learn the lessons from US/Western invasions and regime change policies: Not Iran Too!

Part 10 • Learn the lessons from US/Western invasions and regime change policies: Not Iran Too!

  Utterly destructive, self-defeating and spelling the end of the U.S. Empire   By Farhang Jahanpour September 22, 2018 In view of the macro-historical perspective on the Middle East-West relations and the concrete cases referred to in this series – Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria – it is clear that the demonization of Middle Eastern […]

Part 9 • Syria – Attempted regime-change based on a false narrative

Part 9 • Syria – Attempted regime-change based on a false narrative

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 20, 2018   1. An ally in warfare and torture Although the tragic events in Syria are too close to us to pass a definitive judgement about what has happened there and we need some perspective before we can make any definitive statements, nevertheless, some of the outlines of […]

Part 8 • Libya – humanitarian pretext for creation of a failed state

Part 8 • Libya – humanitarian pretext for creation of a failed state

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 20, 2018   On 20 March 2018, the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into police custody in Paris to be questioned over allegations that he received millions of Euros in illegal funding from Qadhafi for his presidential campaign. Investigators were examining claims that Qadhafi’s regime secretly gave […]

Part 7 • Iraq: Invasion, occupation and regime change

Part 7 • Iraq: Invasion, occupation and regime change

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 18, 2018   1. Some omitted facts and perspectives Prior to the Iraq war, the only thing that one heard on most Western channels about that country was Saddam Hussein and his alleged chemical and nuclear weapons. Saddam Hussein became synonymous with Iraq. Nothing was said of Iraq’s long […]

Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 18, 2018   1. The Carter Doctrine, Brzezinski and the Stinger missiles

 After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Day 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued his Carter Declaration, stating that the Persian Gulf was part of America’s vital interest and America would defend it by all means possible. […]

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

End the demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era

    By Mairead Maguire Nobel Peace laureate and TFF Associate September 17, 2018 In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith […]

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

  Thwarting the anti-dollar coalition should be Washington’s top national priority   By Gal Luft August 30, 2018   The United States is currently waging economic warfare against one tenth of the world’s countries with cumulative population of nearly 2 billion people and combined gross domestic product (GDP) of more than $15 trillion. These include […]

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

Montenegro and NATO’s Faustian Bargain

U.S Vice President Mike Pence, left, joined by Montenegro’s Prime Minister Dusko Markovic during a joint press conference in Villa Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro on August 2, 2017. (AP Photo / Risto Bozovic)   Did Montenegro’s NATO accession increase the collective defense of the West or merely protect a corrupt regime? When Fox News host […]

The big American mistakes with Russia

The big American mistakes with Russia

  By Jonathan Power August 14, 2018 Two mistakes, committed on President Barack Obama’s watch, were the triggers for the end of the long post-Cold War period of good relations with Russia. They were the attack on Libya by the US, France and the UK and the subsequent killing of its long-time dictator, Muammar Gadhafi. […]

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