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How a Hidden Parliamentary Session Revealed Trump’s True Motives in Iraq

    How a Hidden Parliamentary Session Revealed Trump’s True Motives in Iraq

Since the U.S. killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis earlier this month, the official narrative has held that their deaths were necessary to prevent a vague, yet allegedly imminent, threat of violence towards Americans, though President Trump has since claimed whether or not Soleimani or his Iraqi allies posed…

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Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy

    Bolivia’s New US-Backed Interim Gov’t Wastes No Time Privatizing Economy

It has been barely one month since the administration of Jeanine Añez seized power in a military coup in Bolivia, but it has wasted no time in attempting to transform the economy and society. Its latest move is aimed at privatizing the country’s economy. A government spokesperson confirmed the fears of many, claiming that “I…

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The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

    The Israel Lobby’s Hidden Hand in the Theft of Iraqi and Syrian Oil

KIRKUK, IRAQ — “We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” President Trump stated on November 3, before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”  Though he had promised a withdrawal of U.S. troops from their illegal occupation of Syria, Trump shocked many with his…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

    Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

  Former British Ambassador to Syria: UK Complicit in Trump’s Syria Oil Grab

The cat is out of the bag. The UK is potentially complicit in a war crime. With typical insouciance the U.S. military dropped this bombshell by tweet and apparently without realizing the implications for U.S. partners: We are repositioning @CJTFOIR forces to Deir ez Zor #Syria to continue partnering w/ #SDF to defeat ISIS remnants,…

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Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

  Will Americans Let Trump Start World War III for Saudi Arabia and Israel?

On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about ten million to five million barrels per day. On September 18, the Trump administration, blaming Iran, announced it was…

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If Iran Is Responsible for the Fuel Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman (And It May Not Be), It Is Only a Reaction to Washington’s Outrageous Conduct in the Middle East

  If Iran Is Responsible for the Fuel Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman (And It May Not Be), It Is Only a Reaction to Washington’s Outrageous Conduct in the Middle East

Who is responsible for the recent attacks on the fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman? Washington blames Iran, and has offered what it calls proof—a grainy video allegedly showing what are said to be Iranians removing what is said to be a mine from what is said to be the hull of a stricken…

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Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

  Bipartisan Support for Trump’s Aggressive Iran Policy Reveals the Hollowness of Russiagate

In early May, MSNBC news host Rachel Maddow — known as one of the top promoters of the new Cold War and Russiagate in American media — emphatically endorsed regime change in Venezuela after she claimed that President Donald Trump’s hawkishness towards the South American country had changed, all because of a single phone call…

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Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela

  Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela

Transcript —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — Of all the reasons to plot an elaborate and risky coup, there’s one reason that always stands out: profit. Money makes the world go around and in far more ways than we might think. Here are the top five special interest groups…

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Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not “Just About Oil”

  Like Libya and Syria, Venezuela Is Not “Just About Oil”

Yes, the latest research confirms that Venezuela is so rich in natural resources, that it could single-handedly satisfy all global demand for oil, for over 30 years. And it has much more than oil to offer, in its Orinoco basin and in other areas of the country. But it is not all ‘about oil’; actually,…

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