Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Bryce Greene: Calling Russia’s attack ‘unprovoked’ lets the US off the hook

Wikimedia map of NATO expansion since 1949 created by Patrickneil.  Bryce Greene March 18, 2022 Originally posted on FAIR.org on March 4, 2022 Many governments and media figures are rightly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine as an act of aggression and a violation of international law. But in his first speech about the invasion, […]

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Robert Wright: In Defense of Whataboutism

Even during wartime – maybe especially during wartime – you should be allowed to ask uncomfortable questions Robert Wright at Nonzero Newsletter March 7, 2022 Twice over the past two decades I’ve felt outraged by a massive invasion that violated international law. One time was last week, when Russia invaded Ukraine. The other time was […]

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Branko Marcetic: The CIA may be breeding Nazi terror in Ukraine

Members of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment take part in a march to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in Kyiv in 2020. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Branko Marcetic February 25 2022 The CIA has been secretly training anti-Russian groups in Ukraine since 2015. Everything we know points to the likelihood […]

David Swanson: To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden

David Swanson: To Send Weapons and Troops to Ukraine You’d Have to Be a Stupid Son of a Biden

David SwansonTFF Associate January 27, 2021 Have yall learned absolutely nothing? The U.S. government’s internal memos said that the only way to get Iraq to use its weapons if it even had any would be to attack it. The U.S. government’s public statements were that Iraq certainly had weapons and therefore must be attacked. The […]

Josef Gregory Mahoney: “Biden’s approach to China has been a three-headed monster – compete, cooperate, contain”

Josef Gregory Mahoney: “Biden’s approach to China has been a three-headed monster – compete, cooperate, contain”

Meryem Betul Kebap October 5, 2021 Following the Cold War, the victorious USA became the hegemony power of the world. Unrivalled in many respects, the United States played a role as a superpower in international politics. As a result of the policies, it put into practice in the 1950s, China gained the power to compete […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to understand China and the role of its Party

How to understand China and the role of its Party

“There is virtually zero knowledge or understanding of the Chinese Communist Party in the West. It is seen as a clone of the Soviet Communist Party. In reality, it is entirely different. It has been extraordinarily successful, not just transforming China but is also in the process of changing the world. Everyone needs to know […]

Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

Biden cannot counter China with a team that lacks expertise

William H. Overhalt July 20, 2021 President Biden’s foreign policy team says China is the priority, but the team lacks China expertise. Other than trade experience at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Biden’s Cabinet has no China expertise. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has worked on issues involving Europe, Canada and the Middle East. […]

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

65+ Orgs: Cold War with China is a dangerous and self-defeating strategy

Quincy Institute July 1st, 2021 WASHINGTON — In response to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s recent vote to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 (SCA), and reports that it will receive a Senate floor vote this week, 66 organizations said: Originally posted on the Quincy Institute’s website on May 17, 2021 here “We, the undersigned organizations that represent […]