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Defense Sectary Visits Hawkish Atlantic Council to Announce US Troop Buildup on Russia Border

    Defense Sectary Visits Hawkish Atlantic Council to Announce US Troop Buildup on Russia Border

The United States was supposed to be sending thousands of troops home from Germany. But Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced yesterday that they would instead be redeployed eastwards, right on the Russian border in some cases, supposedly to deter “growing Russian and Chinese threats.” “It’s common sense,” the senior Trump administration official said. “You don’t…

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Belarus: A Catalyst for Regime Change and the Peace Alternative

    Belarus: A Catalyst for Regime Change and the Peace Alternative

Back in the 1970s, the left, and even many liberals, were clear that Nixon’s dropping of napalm on Vietnamese villages was an abomination. By the 1990s, some thought Bill Clinton’s bombing of Yugoslavia was, perhaps, humanitarian. Fast forward to the present, there is a sentiment that the US has a global “responsibility to protect” the…

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The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution

    The Tribulations of Triangulation: Few Options for Belarus Amid a Color Revolution

A “color revolution” is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many – Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 – that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst…

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Popular Viral Video Firm Sues Facebook over Russian Propaganda Label

    Popular Viral Video Firm Sues Facebook over Russian  Propaganda Label

An online media company is suing social media giant Facebook for falsely smearing it as a Russian state-controlled propaganda outlet. Maffick, the owner of In The Now, Soapbox and Waste-Ed, has filed a lawsuit against Facebook in a Northern California district court for defamation, intentional interference and violating section 43(a) of the Lanham Act, unjustly…

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US Threatens European backers of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, NATO in DC’s Crosshairs

  US Threatens European backers of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, NATO in DC’s Crosshairs

The U.S. is starting to fret about the imminent completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the second of two underwater gas pipelines running from the Russian Baltic city of Ust-Luga to Greifswald, Germany, and has begun issuing informal threats of repercussions to companies who are backing the nearly-finished project.  According to unnamed sources, at…

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Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

  Mike Pompeo Delineates Atlanticist Playbook To Target China, Russia and Iran  

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for a teleconference Q&A with Hudson Institute senior fellow, Marie-Josee Kravis at the Economic Club of New York; a think tank founded at the start of the 20th century, which broaches issues surrounding “social, economic and political questions.” The organization is currently chaired by the President…

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Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

  Lee Camp: How the Media Used the Bounty Scandal to Stop the ‘Threat’ of Peace in Afghanistan

This is not a column defending Donald Trump. Across my career, I have said more positive words about the scolex family of intestinal tapeworms than I have said about Donald Trump. (Scolex have been shown to read more.) No, this is a column about context. When The New York Times reports anonymous sources from the…

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Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex

  Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex

Based on anonymous intelligence sources, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal released bombshell reports alleging that Russia is paying the Taliban bounties for every U.S. soldier they can kill. The story caused an uproar in the United States, dominating the news cycle and leading presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to accuse Trump of…

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National Security “Experts” Blame Russia for the George Floyd Protests

  National Security “Experts” Blame Russia for the George Floyd Protests

The murder of George Floyd one week ago by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has sparked national and international protests, as millions have expressed their outrage over what they see as a racist and deadly policing system. But many in the political establishment are claiming that much of the crisis has been manufactured by powerful…

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of “American-led System”

  EU Foreign Policy Chief Calls for Rapprochement with Russia and End of “American-led System”

A significant change in the global balance of power may be in the offing if we are to believe declarations made by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell while addressing a group of German ambassadors on Monday in Brussels. Borell reportedly “created a diplomatic headache” when he called for the end of the “American-led system”…

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