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. […]

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

The Global War On Terror – Another predictable fiasco turns 17

  By Jan Oberg September 11, 2018 Today marks the 17th anniversary of what could be called the most counter-productive, if not stupid, war in modern history: The Global War On Terror, GWOT. Today that war is much much more dangerous to the world and its future than the terrorists it allegedly aims to hunt […]

TFF PressInfo # 462: Memorial Day THIS – About the Real U.S. today

TFF PressInfo # 462: Memorial Day THIS – About the Real U.S. today

  By David Swanson May 29, 2018 “Memorial Day is a time to remember, appreciate, and honor the selfless patriots who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to freedom. At a time when our country seems so divided, we must not forget that it is because of their service and sacrifice that we live in […]

TFF PressInfo # 457: The U.S. just declared war on Iran

TFF PressInfo # 457: The U.S. just declared war on Iran

  By Jan Oberg   Against all common sense, moral considerations and international law, U.S. President Donald Trump tonight decided to place the United States outside the international so-called community and isolate itself, not Iran. He withdrew the United States from what is one of the most important negotiated peace-oriented agreements that have ever been […]

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

The Origins of the U.S. Surveillance State

  In the U.S., carrying out military interventions abroad has undermined freedom at home   By Christopher J. Coyne and Abigail R. Hall   Originally published by Stanford University Press blog here The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal continues to be front-page news. According to current reports Cambridge Analytica obtained private Facebook data, which it used to […]

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

“Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk” – New Book

  New book by TFF Associate, Richard Falk, on the Vietnam War   Revisiting the Vietnam War And International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk Editor Stefan Andersson Cambridge University Press, 2017 (US $ 157) Paperback UK £ 28 here   Why the Legal and Political Debate on the Vietnam War Still Matters   […]