Category Archives: Analysis

Hillary Clinton channels Allen and John Foster Dulles

Is the Clinton Foundation the Dulles brother’s Sullivan and Cromwell?

According to Counterpunch (November 16, 2007) editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair: “The desire for secrecy is one of Mrs. Clinton’s enduring and damaging traits . . . Befitting a Midwestern Methodist with a bullying father, repression has always been one of Mrs. Clinton’s most prominent characteristics. Hers has been the instinct to conceal, to deny, to refuse to admit any mistake. Mickey Kantor, the Los Angeles lawyer who worked on the 1992 [presidential] campaign, said that Hillary adamantly refused to admit to any mistakes. Since Vietnam, there’s never been a war that Mrs. Clinton didn’t like. She argued passionately in the White House for the NATO bombing of Belgrade. Five days after September 11, 2001, she was calling for a broad war on terror . . .”I’ll stand behind [George W.] Bush for a long time to come,” Senator Clinton promised, and she was as good as her word, voting for the Patriot Act and the wide-ranging authorization to use military force against Afghanistan . . . Of course she supported without reservation the attack on Afghanistan and, as the propaganda buildup toward the onslaught on Iraq got underway, she didn’t even bother to walk down the hall to read the national intelligence estimate on Iraq before the war.” Continue reading

Ten reasons why Bill and Hillary Clinton do not deserve a third term in the White House

Polls indicate that most of the 2016 U.S. presidential candidates, with a few exceptions, have more than 50 % negative ratings. Also, poll after poll, after poll show that most Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are, and some are even outspokenly “angry” at the current situation. The polls also indicate a high degree of polarization. Continue reading

The science of killing has become an impractical instrument of political domination

Surveying the U.S.’s imminent defeat in Vietnam in his 1972 book, Roots of War, Richard Barnet observed, “ . . . at the very moment the number one nation has perfected the science of killing, it has become an impractical instrument of political domination.” Continue reading

Canadian politicians controlled by the transnational oligarchy?

Canada is being colonized by a Washington-led, transnational oligarchy. As with any colony, we are losing our political and economic self-determination and sovereignty. Continue reading

Greater Eurasia vs Greater Eurabia: The fault-lines emerge

Two centuries ago, the Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich astutely observed: “Asia begins at the Landstrasse.” Nations east of this Viennese street, were already exhibiting parochial undercurrents that were contrarian to Western thought. This fault-line remains with modified contours, exacerbated by the trifecta of EU failures in its immigration, economic and foreign policies. Continue reading

The scandal of voter suppression

Ostensibly, universal voting is the ideal of a free and democratic republic; however, barriers have been placed between many citizens and the ballot box ever since the creation of the United States. Continue reading

Bashing Trump makes him stronger

He’s a duopoly power anomaly, a billionaire, demagogic business as usual aspirant, coming across to supporters as populist. Continue reading

The lies, fabrications and forgeries of the Bush-Cheney administration to go to war against Iraq, for oil and for Israel

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has rendered a great service to the truth and to historians in stating publicly, on Saturday, February 13, 2016, what most people by now know, i.e., that the US-led war of aggression against Iraq, in March 2003, was not only illegal under international law, it was also an exercise in pure deceptive propaganda, and it was promoted thanks to well-documented lies, fabrications and forgeries. Continue reading

The promised jihadist apocalypse of Dabiq

If Saudi Arabia and Turkey have their way, Quranic Armageddon will soon be coming to the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has announced, in an agreement with Turkey, that it is sending planes and military personnel to the Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey to fight a ground and air battle with the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, which has made tremendous gains on the battlefield with the help of the armed forces of Russia. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton & the dogs of war

A poll taken in Iowa before the presidential caucus found that 70% of Democrats surveyed trusted Hillary Clinton on foreign policy more than Bernie Sanders. But her record as Secretary of State was very different from that of her successor, John Kerry, who has overseen groundbreaking diplomatic breakthroughs with Iran, Cuba and, in a more limited context, even with Russia and Syria. Continue reading

Privatization is the Atlanticist strategy to attack Russia

Two years ago, Russian officials discussed plans to privatize a group of national enterprises headed by the oil producer Rosneft, the VTB Bank, Aeroflot, and Russian Railways. The stated objective was to streamline management of these companies, and also to induce oligarchs to begin bringing their two decades of capital flight back to invest in the Russia economy. Foreign participation was sought in cases where Western technology transfer and management techniques would be likely to help the economy. Continue reading

European political influence operations are ‘Made in USA’

In yet another case of pure American hypocrisy on a grand scale, the US Congress has ordered James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, to investigate alleged Russian financing of European political parties over the past decade. Continue reading

Rebuilding and expanding the North American relationship

A major priority for Canada’s new prime minister is to reset the relationships with both the U.S. and Mexico. There is a real opportunity for all three countries to recommit to building a North American community. This includes expanding political, security and economic cooperation, as well as greater coordination on issues such as energy and the environment. Further deepening Canada-Mexico ties is one of the keys to strengthening continental relations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, which builds on the commitments of NAFTA could also help take North American trilateral integration to the next level. Continue reading

America’s ‘Greater Asia Prosperity Sphere’

The United States is borrowing a page from the playbook of fascistic imperial Japan in creating a tightly-knit military and economic pact among it and its Asia-Pacific allies. China, the prized target of what imperial Japan called its “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere,” again finds itself in the crosshairs of another “prosperity sphere,” one that is now run out of Washington instead of Tokyo and is known as the “Trans-Pacific Partnership.” Continue reading

Why the Drug War has been a 40-year lynching

The Drug War has been a 40-year lynching . . . the corporate/GOP response to the peace and civil rights movements. Continue reading

U.S. signals policy shift in Syria

The sheer hubris of a bully would not allow him to acknowledge defeat and give up a botched plan to loot, hurt or murder. Instead, in the face of failure or a precarious position, he would try to wiggle his way out of the adverse situation in order to regain strength and prepare for another attack in an opportune time. Continue reading

Malala revisited: The fraudulent iconism of ‘children’s rights’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Is Malala Yousofzai a Western foil who masks the ongoing holocaust of children in the Islamic world? This analysis provides a counter-narrative to the mainstream perspective and is dedicated to Ali Mohammed al-Nimr who faces imminent decapitation and crucifixion in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

Time for UN to shift mission in Yemen

Peace in Yemen will continue to be elusive unless the United Nations shifts its mission from sponsoring an inter-Yemeni dialogue to mediating ceasefire negotiations between the actual warring parties, namely Saudi Arabia & allies and the de facto representatives of Yemenis who are fighting to defend their country’s territorial integrity and independent free will, i.e., the Huthi-Saleh & allies. Continue reading

Back to the future: The legacy of Abraham Lincoln

A president of the United States would never operate outside the law, ignore the U.S. Constitution and the courts, shut down the presses, imprison his domestic adversaries or turn his guns on his own people. Well, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president did of all of that and, curiously, has been turned into a national hero for his troubles. Lincoln ignored his closest advisors and the temper of the times to engage in the bloodiest war in American history, a war that could easily have been avoided. Single handedly Lincoln terrorized the entire nation. So let us take notice. What happened once could happen again. Continue reading

Perpetrators behind 9/11: Following the money

On the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon the United States, events that forever changed American democracy, there are those within the U.S. government who continue to cover up who and what were actually behind these terrorist attacks. Continue reading

Palestine’s crisis of leadership: Did Abbas destroy Palestinian democracy?

The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Although Abbas has, perhaps, done more damage to the credibility of the Palestinian leadership than any other leader in the past, he is also a by-product of a process of political fraud that started much earlier than his expired presidency. Continue reading

Supranational Predation Inc.: Bill C-51 transforms Canada into a fascist state

Recently, preeminent Canadian constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati demonstrated that Bill C-51—which is now law—transforms Canada into a fascist state, complete with a modern day Gestapo. Continue reading

Behind the congressional disagreements over the Iran nuclear deal

The hysterical campaign launched against the Iran nuclear deal by the flag-waving militarist partisans in and around the US Congress has terribly obfuscated the issues included in the deal. Not surprisingly, the campaign has created a number of misconceptions regarding both the actual contents of the deal and the main disagreements between the advocates and opponents of the deal. Continue reading

Right-wing DC Court of Appeals upholds unconstitutional surveillance

Virtually unrestricted NSA data mining tramples on Fourth Amendment rights brazenly. In December 2013, Federal District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Richard Leon ruled NSA spying unconstitutional, saying: “The threshold issue is whether plaintiffs have a reasonable expectation of privacy that is violated when the government indiscriminately collects their telephone metadata along with the metadata of hundreds of millions of other citizens without any particularized suspicion of wrongdoing, retains all of that metadata for five years, and then queries, analyzes, and investigates that data without prior judicial approval of the investigative targets.” Continue reading

Is there an ideology of Bushism?

Until recently, Bushism referred only to George W Bush’s infamous malapropisms, such as “they misunderestimated me,” “make the pie higher.” As Americans gear up for the 2016 presidential elections, it is coming to mean something completely different. Continue reading

Private intelligence contractors as public relations arm of military industrial complex

The Military Industrial Complex (MIC) is a closed-loop system wired for aggressive warfare rather than defence and peace. Continue reading

Spying on Americans: Senate Intelligence Authorization Act would allow arrest of journalists, antiwar activists, academics and students

Freedom in America is being systematically destroyed: one police state law at a time—with most people ignorant and/or indifferent about what is happening. Continue reading

Behind Israel’s hysterical opposition to the Iran nuclear deal

In light of the fact that Israel is in possession of at least 200 (surreptitiously-built) nuclear warheads, and considering the reality that, according to both US and Israeli intelligence sources, Iran neither possesses nor pursues nuclear weapons, the relentless hysterical campaign by Israel and its lobby against the Iran nuclear deal can safely be characterized as the mother of all ironies—a clear case of chutzpah. Continue reading

Greece is not the major problem—Europe is

Yanis Varoufakis says about Europe: “A clueless political personnel, in denial of the systemic nature of the crisis, is pursuing policies akin to carpet-bombing the economy of proud European nations in order to save them.” (‘Yanis Varoufakis Sums Up Europe In One Sentence,’ February 6, 2015—zerohedge) Continue reading

The West’s hidden holocaust

Beneath the cover of lies and deceptions, the West is willfully conducting a holocaust overseas. Continue reading

Crippled Greece broke the EU’S backbone

Following the resounding “No” from Greek voters in a referendum on austerity, which could send the country crashing out of the eurozone, European leaders were scrambling in total disarray and confusion. Continue reading

America’s endless air wars

U.S. Central Command’s latest figures on its aerial bombardment of Iraq and Syria reveal that this is the heaviest U.S. bombing campaign since President George W. Bush’s “Shock and Awe” campaign against Iraq in 2003. In the campaign’s first ten months from August 2014 to May 2015, the U.S. and its allies conducted 15,245 air strikes, or an average of 51 air strikes per day. Continue reading