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Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

    Netanyahu Rolls out ‘Smoke-And-Mirrors’ Once Again Ahead of Iran Nuclear Deal Decision

One of the attributes of a skilled propagandist is to dress up as a “startling revelation” something which in reality everyone with knowledge of a matter has long known. We had a masterclass in this technique yesterday from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is someone who is not just a skilled propagandist but who…

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France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

    France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly appears to be pursuing his “gut instinct” on the Iran nuclear deal and is leaning toward withdrawing from the landmark accord, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader has agreed with Trump that a “new arrangement” must be worked out with Iran, although the two leaders…

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Trump the Latest in Long Line of US Presidents Trampling on International Law

    Trump the Latest in Long Line of US Presidents Trampling on International Law

The U.S. missile attack on Syria in response to unproven chemical weapons use by the Assad regime once again puts America in violation of the international laws that we claim to support. The UN charter forbids such action unless it is in self-defense or approved by the UN Security Council, neither of which applies in this case.…

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Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

    Trump Puts his Logo on the Military-Industrial Complex, Sets Up US Arms Sales with Syria Demo

WASHINGTON – The week after the U.S., along with the U.K. and France, launched unilateral strikes against the Syrian government, the Trump administration is rolling out a “Buy American” weapons-selling initiative aimed at allowing other nations to buy even more weapons from U.S.-based arms manufacturers. According to Reuters, the initiative, set to be announced today,…

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War-Bent Trump Ready to go to Bat for Radical Islamic Terror Group

  War-Bent Trump Ready to go to Bat for Radical Islamic Terror Group

WASHINGTON – On the campaign trail and during much of his time as president, Donald Trump has repeatedly railed against “radical Islamic terror,” which he once promised to eradicate “from the face of the Earth.” Less than two years into his presidency, however, Donald Trump has now threatened to attack a sovereign nation, Syria, at…

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Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

  Donald Trump Asks Why CIA Did Not Massacre Family of Militant With Drone

Greg Jaffe at the Washington Post reports that Trump has reversed an Obama-era push to get the Central Intelligence Agency out of the business of assassinating people with drone strikes (Obama had tried to shift most such operations to the Department of Defense). In the course of reviewing video of a drone strike, Trump noticed that…

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Trump Hypes ‘Caravans’ of Asylum-Seekers as Pretext to Militarize US Border

  Trump Hypes ‘Caravans’ of Asylum-Seekers as Pretext to Militarize US Border

WASHINGTON – After stirring concerns about “caravans” of Central American asylum seekers heading to the United States, President Donald Trump announced during a press conference Tuesday that he would deploy the National Guard to the U.S.’ southern border to strengthen its protection. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be…

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The Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

  The Outrage Over Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: “We Took The Oil. We’ve Got To Keep The Oil”

Regime change advocates, neocon beltway hawks, and all the usual armchair warrior zero-skin-in-the-game think tank interventionistas are in continued meltdown mode after Trump confirmed plans to withdraw American forces – some 2000+ troops and personnel – from Syria. On Friday the president told senior White House aides that US forces will be exiting Syria after public comments made earlier. In statements carried…

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Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

  Trump and Bolton Take a Page From Richard Nixon and the Mad Man Theory

Early in Richard Nixon’s presidency, he told his chief of staff, Bob Haldeman, that his secret strategy for ending the Vietnam War was to threaten the use of nuclear weapons.  Nixon opined that President Eisenhower’s nuclear threats in 1953 brought a quick end to the Korean War, and that he planned to use the same…

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Trump Touts Arms Deals As Saudi Prince Kicks Off US Tour

  Trump Touts Arms Deals As Saudi Prince Kicks Off US Tour

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 32 years old, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman controls a vast fortune, a well-heeled military and the future of a nation in the throes of sweeping economic and social change. His ambitious bid to remake Saudi Arabia received a ringing endorsement Tuesday from President Donald Trump as the future leader…

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