Category Archives: Analysis

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

Darker horizons ahead: Rethinking the war on ‘IS’

As much of the Middle East sinks deeper into division between competing political camps, the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (‘IS’) continues its unhindered march towards a twisted version of a Muslim caliphate. Many thousands have lost their lives, some in the most torturous ways, so that ‘IS’ may realize its nightmarish dream. Continue reading

Making sense of the Iran nuclear deal: Geopolitical implications

In a meeting with government officials on July 18, four days after the conclusion of the nuclear agreement, President Rouhani of Iran praised the work of his negotiating team and called the deal a triumph. Is the president right? Does the deal really signify a victory for Iran, as he claims, or an elusive surrender, as a number of critics have pointed out? To answer these questions, a brief review of the contents of the agreement is in order. Continue reading

A chance for Arab-Iranian reconciliation: An opportunity in the Iran nuclear deal

“The Americans have taken the Shia Muslim side in the Middle East’s sectarian war,” declared Robert Fisk in the “Independent” newspaper on July 15, a day after the US and five major world powers reached a landmark agreement with Iran about its nuclear programs. Continue reading

Another CFR-Rhodes agent for secretary of defense: Drones, technocracy, and globalization

If my rebuttal to globalist Robert I. Rotberg didn’t prove that Western globalization is driven by a network of Rhodes Secret Society Round Tables, then let me provide some more evidence of how the American Round Table, the Council on Foreign Relations, steers US foreign policy through the office of United States Secretary of Defense. Continue reading

Islamic State is the cancer of modern capitalism

Debate about the origins of the Islamic State (IS) has largely oscillated between two extreme perspectives. One blames the West. IS is nothing more than a predictable reaction to the occupation of Iraq, yet another result of Western foreign policy blowback. The other attributes IS’s emergence purely to the historic or cultural barbarism of the Muslim world, whose backward medieval beliefs and values are a natural incubator for such violent extremism. Continue reading

The Kent State massacre 45 years later: Where is justice?

This article is dedicated to those who were killed and injured at Kent State and Jackson State in May 1970. Continue reading

The CIA and America’s presidents

Some rarely discussed truths shaping contemporary American democracy

Many people still think of the CIA as an agency designed to help American presidents make informed decisions about matters outside the United States. That was the basis for President Truman’s signing the legislation which created the agency, and indeed it does serve that role, generally rather inadequately, but it has become something far beyond that. Continue reading

Understanding ISIS 101

What’s really terrifying about this threat

ISIS certainly is not what a great many people think that it is, if you judge what they think by what our corporate press proclaims incessantly. Continue reading

Canada can do better than this

We owe it to ourselves and to future generations

The biggest threat to Canada’s national security is internal. It is the offshoot of an extraordinarily successful—because it remains largely undetected—coup that imposed itself on the country with the federal election of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) in 2006, and solidified its impacts with the election of a Conservative majority in 2011. Continue reading

The chance of an American being killed by terrorists is close to zero

The risk is calculated to be 1 in 20 million

In the years since 9/11, American police alone have killed at least twice as many Americans as died in that single large event, the annual toll of police killings being somewhere between 500 and 1,000, the variation owing to many such events going inaccurately reported by police. Continue reading

Greece alone cannot do it; austerity victims of the world, unite!

Regardless of the outcome of the newly-elected Greek government’s debt negotiations with representatives of Europe’s big finance, the mere fact of the left-leaning Syriza Party’s ride to power on a groundswell of the Greek people’s anger over the neoliberal austerity measures deserves to be celebrated by austerity victims everywhere. More than anything else, Syriza’s electoral victory represents a clear indication that, when mobilized, people can bring about change. Continue reading

Why Islamic reform is delayed

Recent geopolitical turmoil in the Arab/Muslim World, and the resulting proliferation of radical movements and groupings such as Al-Qaeda and ISIL, seems to have provide plenty of incendiary fodder for the propaganda mill of the proponents of the theory of “the clash of civilizations,” according to which the roots of conflicts in the Muslim world must be sought in Islam itself, in its alleged “incompatibility” with modernization and Western values. Continue reading

CFR Rhodes Scholar says Rhodes Secret Society does not exist

The works of Bill Clinton’s mentor, Dr. Carroll Quigley, are often cited by geopolitical analysts who concentrate on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute for International Affairs, and other globalist NGOs, such as the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group, which are modeled after the Rhodes Round Tables. But according to Robert I. Rotberg, a Rhodes Scholar and CFR member, Quigley and those who reference his research should be disregarded as “conspiracy theorists.” Continue reading

SYRIZA: Uniting Greece and demanding justice

What is one to make of the fact that SYRIZA, a progressive party with socialist values, formed a government with Independent Greeks (AN.EL), a populist right-wing party that opposed immigration and was accused of racism? Has it gone mad? Betrayed its initial promises? Continue reading