Sunday, February 25, 2018

Foreign Policy

TGIF: The Tragicomedy of Russiagate

The whole election-meddling distraction is remarkable in both comic and tragic ways. The tragedy can be summed up in three words: New Cold War. At a time when the U.S. and Russian governments ought...

Did Assad Deliberately Release Islamist Prisoners to Militarize and Radicalize the Syrian Uprising?

The idea that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deliberately militarized the Syrian uprising and sought to support extremist rebel groups, including ISIS, has been repeated often in the Western press. As proof of such claims,...

The Long-suppressed Korean War Report on U.S. Use of Biological Weapons Released At Last

Download the full report here. +++++++++++ Back in the early 1950s, the U.S. conducted a furious bombing campaign during the Korean War, dropping hundreds of thousands of tons of ordnance, much of it napalm, on North...

We Are Still A Long Way From ‘The Russians Hacked the Election’

As much as it seems to pain mainstream Democrats, Donald Trump didn’t win the presidency because of a vast Russian conspiracy. He won because, for one, his message of protectionism and economic nationalism happened to...

‘A Republic, If You Can Keep It’

James Madison, the father of the U.S. Constitution, wrote that of all the enemies to liberty, war is the greatest. What he meant by that is that governments inevitably use wars and other crises...

TGIF: ‘Peace Through Strength’ Is a Racket

Donald Trump has embraced the popular "peace through strength" doctrine (PTSD) with his characteristic panache: "I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna...

Taliban Issues Open Letter Calling for Peace Talks With US

Taliban Wants to Solve War 'Through Peaceful Dialogue Late last month, President Trump announced the US is unwilling to engage in any peace talks with the Afghan Taliban. The Taliban, however, has now issued an...

‘War for the Asking’ Is a Timely Lesson in the State’s Lust for Foreign...

In 1981, when Michael Sexton's War for the Asking was first written, much of the information revealed was no doubt a sobering and cold shower for those interested in the facts regarding their governments'...

Wormwood: Watch It!

If you're tempted to believe the intel "community" about anything, watch the Netflix original "Wormwood." Jeremy Scahill interviews the director and lead actor on his "Intercepted" podcast.

The Koreas and the Mainstream Media

As a voluntaryist/libertarian, I never thought I’d sit down at the keyboard to write about the Winter Olympics. Not the games, but about the politics that inevitably rears its ugly head whenever you get...
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