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AG Nominee Barr Set Up “HIV Concentration Camp,” Supported President’s Unilateral War Powers

    AG Nominee Barr Set Up “HIV Concentration Camp,” Supported President’s Unilateral War Powers

WASHINGTON — William Barr — President Donald Trump’s nominee for the position of attorney general, the chief law enforcement post in the U.S. — is the subject of no shortage of controversy over his past as he testifies this week on Capitol Hill. But Democrats are hammering Barr over an unsolicited memo he wrote to…

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Donald Trump’s Mythical Terrorist Tide from Mexico

    Donald Trump’s Mythical Terrorist Tide from Mexico

President Donald Trump and his officials persist in promoting the discredited notion that terror suspects are pouring into the U.S. from Mexico by the thousands. Despite their portrayal of Mexico as a teeming portal for terrorists, the State Department issued a report in September finding “no credible evidence indicating that international terrorist groups have established…

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Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

    Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Trump’s “dreams have nothing to do with the existing realities” after the US president said Iran wanted to hold talks with the United States. “They (Iran) are not doing well. They want to talk [with US],” Trump told reporters at the White House on Sunday, claiming that…

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Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

    Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran’s influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (NSC), spoke in…

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Trump-Tweeted US Troop Withdrawal Plan Would Hand Off Northeastern Syria to Turks

  Trump-Tweeted US Troop Withdrawal Plan Would Hand Off Northeastern Syria to Turks

WASHINGTON — In what is being characterized by some as a “drastic reversal,” reports in both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have claimed that the Trump administration is set to rapidly withdraw U.S. military forces from northeastern Syria, where the U.S. has occupied around 30 percent of Syrian territory since mid-2016. The…

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Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests

  Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests

WASHINGTON — In a recent interview with the Washington Post, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly stated that his administration’s Middle East policy – including the illegal U.S. military occupation of nearly a third of Syria, the administration’s adoption of aggressive Iranian sanctions, and Trump’s response to murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi —  is not…

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Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

  Trump’s Trade War with China May Have Paved the Way to a Post-G20 World

The trade war launched by the Trump administration against China may not have been solved by a 2½-hour dinner between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at the G20 in Buenos Aires on Saturday. But it may have opened a path towards a drastic realignment. Way beyond the histrionics surrounding the “family pic” –…

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WikiLeaks: Guardian Report Claiming Assange Met with Manafort Untrue

  WikiLeaks: Guardian Report Claiming Assange Met with Manafort Untrue

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, right around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, according to The Guardian, which as is now the norm in reports of this kind refers to unnamed “sources.” Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in…

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Trump Doesn’t “Condone” Saudi State-Sponsored Murder, He Hugs It

  Trump Doesn’t “Condone” Saudi State-Sponsored Murder, He Hugs It

WASHINGTON — (Opinion) You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump: when the U.S. president kisses up to murderers, he lays his reasons right out there for us. The rulers of Saudi Arabia, most notably Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, shall go without so much as a wrist slap from the world’s most powerful and…

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Trump Claims He Knows “Nothing” About the Julian Assange He Cited Hundreds of During in His Campaign

  Trump Claims He Knows “Nothing” About the Julian Assange He Cited Hundreds of During in His Campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told a reporter outside the White House on Tuesday that he doesn’t “know anything” about WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange, whose political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London is believed to be under threat largely from pressure by the U.S. government. Trump’s statements have been widely criticized…

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