Category Archives: Analysis

FIDO and General Wesley Clark in Ukraine: US advisors on the ground, deadly messenger

News that General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret.) visited the Ukraine at the behest of the National Security Advisor there—and also a senior member of Ukraine’s parliament—should be a cause for alarm. A nonprofit foundation was involved in this exercise (more below). There is a sense of open, almost joyful viciousness in all this pro-war, anti-Russian sentiments on opinion pages and television broadcasts. It is certainly racist and demeaning in tone. Such is the first step in convincing the public that the “transgressor” is equivalent to a retrovirus. Continue reading

Hurtling into darkness: America’s great leap towards global tyranny

The darkness to which I refer is something largely unanticipated in political studies and even in science fiction, a field which definitely enters this discussion, as readers will see. Continue reading

Commercialisation: the antithesis of sharing

‘Sharing is the key to solving the world’s problems.’ Such a statement is so simple that it may fail to make an appeal, so we must go much deeper into this subject if we want to comprehend what this means. In order to understand how sharing is the surest guide to justice, peace and right human relations, we need to investigate its meaning and significance from many angles—including psychologically and spiritually, as well as from a social, economic and political perspective. Continue reading

America’s coup machine: Destroying democracy since 1953

Soon after the 2004 U.S. coup to depose President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti, I heard Aristide’s lawyer Ira Kurzban speaking in Miami. He began his talk with a riddle: “Why has there never been a coup in Washington D.C.?” The answer: “Because there is no U.S. Embassy in Washington D.C.” This introduction was greeted with wild applause by a mostly Haitian-American audience who understood it only too well. Continue reading

New American reality: An empire beyond salvation

US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter. After 8 months of wrangling to push talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority forward, he admitted while in a visit to Morocco on April 4 that the latest setback had served as a ‘reality check’ for the peace process. But confining that reality check to the peace process is hardly representative of the painful reality through which the United States has been forced to subsist in during the last few years. Continue reading

NATO plans global dominance

NATO was established in April 1949. It’s a US imperial tool. It’s been this way from inception. Washington provides the lion’s share of funding. It’s around 75%. Continue reading

The new New World Order

It was a different world two decades ago. The Soviet Union under Yeltsin’s hand capitulated to the West and the slow march away from a democratizing state began. The West had ‘won’ the Cold War and had it within its range to make a global ‘peace dividend’ with promises to not extend NATO into eastern Europe. The U.S. economy, although already on the path to serious economic debt problems, had worked side by side with China for a new era of global prosperity, at the same time that the economic tide in Russia was all about asset stripping and the rise of the oligarchs. Continue reading

Ukraine and Latin America: Same neocon cabal behind political disruption

(WMR)—The neocons are as an influencing factor in America’s foreign policy today as they were during the darkest days of the Bush administration. The coup d’état by globalist bankers allied with neo-Nazis and Zionist cadres in Ukraine is linked through several neocon operations in Washington, DC, to the aggressive push by the United States to topple progressive governments and politicians in Latin America. Continue reading

Counterproductive reactive Saudi policies

Writing in The Washington Post on February 27, 2011, Rachel Bronson asked: “Could the next Mideast uprising happen in Saudi Arabia?” Her answer was: “The notion of a revolution in the Saudi kingdom seems unthinkable.” Continue reading

The Ukraine crisis: Operation Cyclone redux

On July 3, 1979, U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a directive authorizing the secret funding and support for the Afghan Mujahedeen, the purpose of which was to escalate an internal war against the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The directive, whose principal author was President Carter’s national security puppeteer Zbigniew Brzezinski, came to be known as Operation Cyclone, and its implementation resulted in Soviet intervention into Afghanistan on Christmas Eve, 1979. Continue reading

Global war on the 99%: How international financial elites change governments to implement austerity

Many countries around the world are plagued by all kinds of armed rebellions, economic sanctions, civil wars, “democratic” coup d’états and/or wars of “regime change.” These include Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Thailand, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia and Lebanon. Even in the core capitalist countries the overwhelming majority of citizens are subjected to brutal wars of economic austerity. Continue reading

The constitutional hoax

For centuries, the United States Constitution has been held up to the world as one of civilization’s greatest achievements. It has been exalted and extolled at home and abroad, emulated and imitated by countries in both hemispheres. In some broad sense, it has provided a foundation for our belief in man’s perfectibility and the possibility of government that serves the common good. Continue reading

Vigilantes with a badge: The war against the American people

The following incidents are cautionary tales for anyone who still thinks that they can defy police officers, even if it’s simply to disagree about a speeding ticket, challenge a search warrant or defend oneself against an unreasonable or unjust charge, without deadly repercussions. The message they send is that “we the people” have very little protection from the standing army that is law enforcement. Continue reading

Anatomy of the Deep State

There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power. Continue reading

Egyptian historic breakthrough with Russia not a strategic shift yet

The recent two-day first official visit in forty years by an Egyptian defense minister to Russia of Egypt’s strongman, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, accompanied by Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy, was indeed an historic breakthrough in bilateral relations, but it is still premature to deal with or build on it as a strategic shift away from the country’s more than three-decade strategic alliance with the United States. Continue reading

CIA‘s use of Nazi strategy on Ukrainian right-wing nationalists unabated since Cold War

The Central Intelligence Agency appears to be caught in a time warp. At the roots of the CIA’s and George Soros’s “resistance” movement in Ukraine lie Ukrainian fascists and pro-Nazis, the ideological forbears of the current Ukrainian right-wing fascist party Svoboda and other radical right and anti-Russian groups largely based in western Ukraine. Continue reading

The Libyan bedlam: General Hifter, the CIA and the unfinished coup

On Friday, Feb. 14, 92 prisoners escaped from their prison in the Libyan town of Zliten. Nineteen of them were eventually recaptured, two of whom were wounded in clashes with the guards. It was just another daily episode highlighting the utter chaos which has engulfed Libya since the overthrow of Muammar Ghaddafi in 2011. Continue reading

Ukraine is a neocon testing ground for Russia

Make no mistake about it, Ukraine’s troubles, engineered from outside of the country by the usual troika of the European Union “securocrats” who are beholden to the interests of the United States and NATO, George Soros-funded and U.S. non-governmental organization-trained street and social media provocateurs, and the Central Intelligence Agency and its diplomat-spies, is a template for what the West has planned for Russia. Continue reading

How junk economists help the rich impoverish the working class

A few days ago, I explained how economists and policymakers destroyed our economy for the sake of short-term corporate profits from jobs offshoring and financial deregulation. Continue reading

The Saudi bull in an Arab china shop

Obsessed with the “Iran threat,” which leads to its warmongering in Syria, Saudi Arabia is acting like a bull in a china shop, wreaking regional havoc in an already Arab fragile political environment and creating what George Joffe’ of Cambridge University’s Centre of International Studies, on December 30, called the “second Arab cold war,” the first being the Saudi-led cold war with the Pan-Arab Egypt of Gamal Abdul Nasser, since the 1960s. Continue reading

Vladimir Vladimirovich and the Grey Lady

Bill Keller, editorialist for The NY Times and former executive editor of the paper, has recently penned a strong attack on Vladimir Putin, arguing that Putin’s leadership “deliberately distances Russia from the socially and culturally liberal West,” describing the Kremlin’s policies as “laws giving official sanction to the terrorizing of gays and lesbians, the jailing of members of a punk protest group for offenses against the Russian Orthodox Church, the demonizing of Western-backed pro-democracy organizations as ‘foreign agents,’ expansive new laws on treason, limits on foreign adoptions.” Continue reading

Kerry’s switch from mediator to antagonist

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was scheduled to start his ninth trip of shuttle diplomacy between Palestinian and Israeli leaders on this December 11. However, the bridging “security arrangements,” which he proposed less than a week earlier on his last trip, have backfired and are now snowballing into a major crisis with Palestinian negotiators who view Kerry’s “ideas” as a coup turning the US top diplomat from a mediator into an antagonist. Continue reading

No more US boots at Afghan doorsteps?

In his refusal to sign the Afghan-US security pact which would enable some US troops to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is signaling a clear message to the United States: Afghanistan does not need US troops on its ground any more. Continue reading

Reflections on the Iran nuclear deal

The (interim) nuclear agreement that was signed on 24 November 2013 by Iran and the so-called P5+1 group in Geneva is questionable on a number of grounds. Continue reading

The war of narratives: Bringing truth to the Middle East crisis

The war of narratives shaped itself as a “slam dunk” win for the Palestinian people and had the potential to change the lineup of forces in the struggle for a just solution to the Middle East crisis. After all, unlike the Zionists, the Palestinians are a singular people, speak a common language, have common customs, and lived a shared history. They inhabited the area for centuries, if not for millennia, and tilled and watered the land to which they had legal title. Continue reading

Impossible dialogue: The choice in Yemen

Chances are dim that elections will be held in Yemen next February. Yet without elections, the push for reforms and change that were inspired by the Yemeni revolution would become devoid of any real value. Yemenis might find themselves back on the street, repeating the original demands that echoed in the country’s many impoverished cities, streets and at every corner. Continue reading

How does the “End Game” strategy take shape in the minds of U.S. leaders?

In the absence of a rational and well thought strategy, the “End Game” can be a total game changer in the political scene, leading to irremediable mistakes, the consequences of which can be extremely costly in the broad sense of the word. As a political analyst, I have reached the conclusion that any strategic action that does not plunge into the roots of strategic planning, and cannot visualize the ultimate impacts or the final outcomes of its actions is, in essence, a neglectful, inadequate and wrong strategy that will most probably lead to political disasters. Continue reading

Why the Iran nuclear talks failed

The three day nuclear negotiations between Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of world powers that started on November 7 came to an unsuccessful end when, apparently, France balked at the proposed interim deal as not sufficiently controlling Iran’s nuclear technology. Whether the French objected independently or as part of a good cop bad cop game to sabotage the proposed deal is of secondary importance. The more important point is that Western nuclear powers backed-off from their own demands and proposals despite the fact that they represented a number of significant one-sided concessions by the Iranian negotiators. Continue reading

UN reports record Afghan opium

Laundered drug money vital to the CIA, banksters and world economy

The United Nations reports a 50% increase in Afghan opium production, a record crop in 2013, and no end in sight for opium eradication. Continue reading

Israeli hawks resisting deals

To the Israelis, any deal made between the world powers and Iran would be a bad deal. Continue reading

Libya almost imploding; status quo unsustainable

More than two years on since the “revolution” of Feb. 2011, the security crisis is exacerbating by the day threatening Libya with an implosion charged with potential real risks to the geopolitical unity of the Arab north African country, turning this crisis into a national existential one. Obviously the status quo is unsustainable. Continue reading

Two heavyweight suitors vie for Egypt

It is no secret that the Egyptian military and the interim government feel betrayed by their country’s longtime ally, the US—a sentiment reflected vocally on the street and by the media. When the chips were down, the Barack Obama administration not only failed to support the will of the majority, but also implemented punitive measures in an attempt to impose its own. That was a gross miscalculation. The most populated Arab country is no errant teen to be deprived of his or her iPad nor a weak nation with no option but to accept punishment lying down. Continue reading