Israel Apologizes Over Embassy Staff’s Plot to “Take Down” Senior British Politicians

LONDON, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — The Israeli embassy in Britain apologized for the mistakes made by one of its staff who had been caught on camera threatening to “take down” British senior politicians, local media reported Sunday. Shai Masot, the political officer at the Israeli embassy, was secretly filmed in an episode last year during […]

Explaining the Crisis in Abkhazia

A political crisis in the separatist entity of Abkhazia, which included coup rumors and Russia’s temporary detention of an opposition leader, has eased for now. But the sources of instability have not been fully addressed.   After large protests and counter-protests on December 15 in the capital, Sukhumi, the de facto president, Raul Khajimba, offered […]

Washington’s Bizarre Kosovo Strategy could Destroy NATO

Playing with Dynamite & Nuclear War in the Balkans By William Engdahl In one of the more bizarre foreign policy announcements of a bizarre Obama Administration, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced that Washington will “help” Kosovo to join NATO as well as the European Union. She made the pledge after a recent […]

NATO: The Military Enforcement Wing of the West’s 1%

The Unelected, Unrepresentative & Unaccountable Western-Dominated Institution By Rick Rozoff On April 7 Fox News Chicago reported on Occupy Chicago’s march through the city’s downtown, the Loop, recording that hundreds of protesters chanted “End the war, tax the rich” during part of the group’s Chicago Spring actions throughout the city “as the movement prepares for […]

Putting Syria into Some Perspective: The Holy Triumvirate

“The clinical megalomania of the Holy Triumvirate can scarcely be exaggerated & never prosecuted” By William Blum The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO, and the European Union — or an approved segment thereof, can usually get what they want. They wanted Saddam Hussein out, and soon he was swinging from a rope. They […]

US-Israel War on Iran: The Myth of Limited Warfare

Israel-US War on Iran: How Cheap has it Become to ‘Buy a War’ in the US By James Petras The mounting threat of a US-Israeli military attack against Iran is based on several factors including: (1) the recent military history of both countries in the region, (2) public pronouncements by US and Israeli political leaders, […]

The Massacre of the Afghan 17 & the Obama Cover-Up

The Obama Regime’s Priority: Defend the Empire with Whatever Personnel is Available at his Disposal By James Petras The March 11 Massacre of the 17 Afghan citizens, including at least nine children and four women, raises many fundamental issues about the nature of a colonial war, the practices of a colonial army engaged in a […]

Dear Department of Justice: Please Investigate Your Old Boss for Material Support of Terrorism!

Former AG Mukasey on Terrorist Organization MEK Payroll By Coleen Rowley Dear Department of Justice and Department of Treasury Officials: We might have just helped you bag another material supporter of terrorism this week! And you’ll never believe who the culprit is! We were even able to tape record some of his own damning admissions! […]

Joseph Kony & More AFRICOM Wars over Oil

A Major AFRICOM & US State Department Campaign to Undermine Chinese Influence in Central Africa By William Engdahl According to their website, the American NGO, Invisible Children, claims now to have had over 80 million viewers to their YouTube video, “Kony2012,” since its release on YouTube a few weeks ago. For anyone with the patience […]

Behind Oil Price Rise: Peak Oil or Wall Street Speculation?

‘The Key Oil Derivatives Insiders are Laughing All the Way to the Bank’ By William Engdahl Since around October last year, the price of crude oil on world futures markets has exploded. Different people have different explanations. The most common one is the belief in financial markets that a war between either Israel and Iran […]

The Bloody Road to Damascus

The Triple Alliance’s War on a Sovereign State By James Petras There is clear and overwhelming evidence that the uprising to overthrow President Assad of Syria is a violent, power grab led by foreign-supported fighters who have killed and wounded thousands of Syrian soldiers, police and civilians, partisans of the government and its peaceful opposition. […]

China: Rise, Fall and Re-Emergence as a Global Power

Some Lessons from the Past By James Petras The study of world power has been blighted by Eurocentric historians who have distorted and ignored the dominant role China played in the world economy between 1100 and 1800. John Hobson’s[1] brilliant historical survey of the world economy during this period provides an abundance of empirical data […]

Syria: Responsibility to Protect or justifying the Right to Project Power?

The Real motives behind a Rapacious Imperial Power’s Real Objectives By William Bowles Frankly, it’s not easy defending the Ba’ath regime in Syria, after all not so long ago the Communist Party in Syria and other left groups were suppressed by the ruling Ba’ath Party, its members thrown in jail and even killed[1]. But I […]

The Saga of Bradley Manning, Julian Assange, and Wikileaks, to be Put to Ballad & Film

“If Manning had committed war crimes in Iraq instead of exposing them, he would be a free man today” By William Blum “Defense lawyers say Manning was clearly a troubled young soldier whom the Army should never have deployed to Iraq or given access to classified material while he was stationed there … They say […]

Syria: One Country, Two Stories

‘Human Rights’ for the West is a Malleable Notion! By William Bowles The battle that has been raging in the southern Syrian city of Homs and that now seems to have been resolved with a ‘win’ for the government, though it would seem at a terrible cost in lives, is now the subject of a […]