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Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

    Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan strongman and former CIA asset Khalifa Haftar’s blitzkrieg on the capital, Tripoli, has stalled for now as forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government have hamstrung his offensive in the suburbs. But the consequences of the operation are already unfolding, as Haftar’s international backers are being revealed and hardcore jihadists gain a…

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Libya Risks Being Torn to Shreds — Again — by Former CIA Asset Turned Warlord

    Libya Risks Being Torn to Shreds — Again — by Former CIA Asset Turned Warlord

TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar, a 40-year veteran of Libyan politics and longtime CIA asset, on Thursday ordered his self-styled Libyan National Army (NLA) to advance on the densely populated capital, Tripoli, where the United Nations-backed government is seated. In the aftermath of the “humanitarian intervention” led by NATO in support of jihadists…

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As Increasingly Unpopular NATO Turns 70, Has the Organization Reached its Retirement Age?

    As Increasingly Unpopular NATO Turns 70, Has the Organization Reached its Retirement Age?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is currently meeting in Washington to celebrate the military alliance’s 70th birthday. But the occasion is far from festive. This week NATO officials identified China, not Russia, as their number one adversary, signaling a new military buildup against the world’s most populous nation. “China is set to become the…

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NATO’s Mission Creeps into Latin America as Unholy Alliance Turns 70

    NATO’s Mission Creeps into Latin America as Unholy Alliance Turns 70

WASHINGTON — NATO turned 70 years old on Thursday and, not unlike another figure in his 70’s who is in the news these days, a heavy dose of “creep” was involved. In the case of the former, however, it’s mission creep. At the birthday bash, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo echoed prevailing U.S. military…

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Mass Psychosis and the Church of Humanitarian Interventionism

  Mass Psychosis and the Church of Humanitarian Interventionism

Ask any American liberal aged sixty-five and older what they think about Franco, Mussolini, or Hitler and they will vehemently denounce these men as tyrants, murderers, and despots. Ask them what they think about the Vietnam War and they will say it was a tragedy, not only for the Vietnamese, but for the poor American…

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The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign To Foment Syria’s “Revolution” And Unseat Assad

  The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign To Foment Syria’s “Revolution” And Unseat Assad

SYRIA — The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual “regime change”  through fomenting a sectarian civil war.  Former NATO commander Wesley Clark has gone on record as stating that Syria was on a list of targeted nations to…

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The Real Reason Trump Decided To Pullout of Syria

  The Real Reason Trump Decided To Pullout of Syria

Last Friday President Trump had another long phone call with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisors and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end the air war. This was the first time Trump took a decisive stand against the borg, the permanent neoconservative and interventionist establishment in his administration, the…

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The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia

  The Latest Odds of a Hot War Between NATO and Russia

George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research Fellow at London’s Global Policy Institute. He lives in New York City. I spoke to him about escalating hostilities on Russia’s Ukrainian and Black Sea borders and about Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO’s massive military exercise on Russian borders which ended just as the latest hostilities began. Ann Garrison: George, the…

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Pro-Nazi Soldier Photo Op

  Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Pro-Nazi Soldier Photo Op

Grayzone Project — Petro Poroshenko, the staunchly pro-NATO president of Western ally Ukraine, posed for a photo op with a soldier wearing a Nazi symbol. On December 6, the Ukrainian billionaire oligarch leader posted a photo on multiple social media accounts that shows him standing with armed troops. One of these Ukrainian soldiers is wearing a…

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With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

  With Tensions Mounting over Kerch Strait Incident, Will Ukraine Replace Syria as Focus for US’ Russia Containment Strategy?

SEVASTOPOL, CRIMEA — Seemingly out of nowhere, Ukraine nearly declared war on Russia over the weekend after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait, which straddles Crimea and the Russian mainland, between Ukrainian naval boats and Russian authorities that resulted in Russia seizing three Ukrainian navy vessels and 24 Ukrainian sailors. Ukraine has accused Russian ships…

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