Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Afghanistan and the CIA heroin ratline

Pepe Escobar August 25, 2021 The Persian Gulf harbors an array of extremely compromising secrets. Near the top is the Afghan heroin ratline – with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) positioned as the golden node of a transnational, trillion dollar heroin money laundering operation. Originally posted on LewRockwell homepage on January 18, 2021 In this […]

Dirty Business As Usual: New CIA Director Burns Confirmed by Unanimous Vote in Senate

Dirty Business As Usual: New CIA Director Burns Confirmed by Unanimous Vote in Senate

William J. Burns, President Biden’s nominee to run the CIA, speaks at his confirmation hearing on February 23rd. [Source: nytimes.com] March 30, 2021 Jeremy Kuzmarov William J. Burns’ appointment offers little more than an image makeover for the agency. As a diplomat, Burns supported U.S. military interventions in Iraq, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria and is […]

The Guns of August – Lowering the Flag on the American Century

The Guns of August – Lowering the Flag on the American Century

Whaam! 1963 is a large, two-canvas painting by the American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein that takes its composition from a comic book strip. What would the world be like if the U.S. lost control globally? Chalmers Johnson (1931-2010) March 17, 2021 In 1962, the historian Barbara Tuchman published a book about the start of World […]

A conversation at the edge of the human future

A conversation at the edge of the human future

Richard FalkTFF Associate October 16, 2020 Introduction Below is a long interview from Konrad Stachnio with Richard Falk – TFF Associate – on a wide-ranging set of questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations […]

ObergComment: Ravaged by its empire and militarism, the US now doesn’t have enough body bags for its own

ObergComment: Ravaged by its empire and militarism, the US now doesn’t have enough body bags for its own

📌 We know that many of our readers would like to see some short, pointed posts here. So, in contrast to the longer, more analytical articles we usually publish – normal for an academic institution – an Oberg Comment is a short text by the editor of The Transnational, Jan Oberg, which alerts you to […]

The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish

The CIA: Surprise, Kill, Vanish

By Jonathan Power April 2, 2019 The International Criminal Court (ICC) which prosecutes crimes against humanity is under attack again by the Trump Administration for pursuing Americans. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama supported it. George W. Bush tried to close it down but then decided to cooperate with it. Donald Trump is against it and encouraged […]

How the Saudis with U.S. Help Made the Middle East “A Very Dangerous Place”

How the Saudis with U.S. Help Made the Middle East “A Very Dangerous Place”

Photo: March 20, 2018. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the White House in Washington. (Photo credit: voanews.com).   By Emile Nakhleh* November 30, 2018 The Middle East, like the rest of the world, is a “very dangerous place!” according to President Trump. The Saudis, with America’s tacit help, made it […]