Firing Bolton: Bait and Switch or Changing Tack?
News of US National Security Adviser John Bolton’s departure was followed by hopeful commentary both within the US and abroad that so too would follow the aggressive foreign policy he advocated – particularly in regards to Iran. However, US foreign policy – including its decades-long belligerence toward Iran – is a function of powerful corporate-financier […]
“Drone Attack” on Saudi Oil – Who Benefits?
Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen’s Houthis or Iran were responsible. The BBC in its article, “Saudi Arabia oil facilities ablaze after drone strikes,” would inject toward the top of its […]
US is Behind Hong Kong Protests Says US Policymaker
The US continues to deny any involvement in ongoing unrest in China’s special administrative region of Hong Kong. However, even a casual look at US headlines or comments made by US politicians makes it clear the unrest not only suits US interests, but is spurred on almost exclusively by them. The paradoxical duality of […]
West’s “Humanitarian” Claims Struggle as Syrian War Nears Endgame
Headlines emanating from the West regarding Syria’s ongoing war have a common theme – allegations of Syria and Russia’s “ruthless barrage” of the northern region of Idlib. So often – however – has the US and its allies falsely invoked “humanitarian concern” that these headlines fall on informed and discerning ears who not only reject it, but have cemented […]
Hong Kong Crisis: Made in America
Claims that Western interests are driving unrest in Hong Kong to undermine China have been decried across the Western media as “fake news,” “disinformation,” and even grounds for censorship from platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Yet a look at the organizations directly involved in leading the unrest and those supporting it reveals unequivocally that it originates in Washington […]
Opposition or Terrorists: Who is Syria and Russia Bombing in Idlib?
Scott Lucas – a professor at the University of Birmingham UK – would decry with the rest of the Western media – resumed joint military operations carried out by Syria and Russia in and around the northwestern governorate of Idlib. Reuters in their article, “Syrian army resumes military operations against rebels in northwest Syria,” would […]
US-backed Opposition Prime Suspects in Thai Bombings
Several small bombs detonated across Bangkok on Friday, August 2, amid a meeting between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the US, China, and Russia. There were several injuries reported, but no deaths. Despite a Western media deliberately feigning confusion over motives and possible suspects while attempting to depict the capital as “in chaos” and the […]
WIll Shake Up at IAEA Impact Iran?
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Yukiya Amano’s passing has stirred up suspicion and further tensions amid US-Iranian tensions. Amano was 72 years old and as of mid July 2019 had already begun preparing to step down due to poor health. A July 18 AFP-JIJI article titled, “Japanese IAEA head Yukiya Amano to step down […]
Destabilizing Pakistan: Bookending Washington’s China Policy
Much is being said of US activities aimed at China. Recent protests in Hong Kong together with a US-led propaganda campaign aimed at Beijing’s attempts to quell a growing terrorist threat in Xinjiang are aimed at pressuring the nation to fall back into line within Washington’s enduring unipolar international order. The latter of these two […]
US Puppet Wants Help Making Thailand Like America
The US is involved in regime change worldwide – from Venezuela in South America, to Ukraine in Eastern Europe, to Syria in the Middle East, to Afghanistan in Central Asia. But these headline-grabbing wars, coups, color revolutions, and interventions are far from the full extend of US interference. The US is also engaged in regime […]
US “Downs” Legitimacy After Claims of Downing Iranian Drone
The US boasted of downing an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, admittedly in international waters, just miles off Iran’s coast, and thousands of miles from Washington. It claims the drone was “threatening” a US amphibious assault ship, the USS Boxer. The Washington Post in its article, “Trump says the U.S. Navy downed an […]
British Hijack Iranian Ship: Another Day, Another Provocation
Had Iran openly hijacked a vessel of any nation, for any reason, plying through waters anywhere on Earth, the US and its allies would immediately cite it as a provocation toward war. In fact, even without evidence, suspiciously timed attacks carried out last month on tankers passing through the Persian Gulf were cited by Washington […]