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Without Changing a Stripe, ISIS Morphs from US’s Deadly Enemy to Useful Weapon to Perfect Target

    Without Changing a Stripe, ISIS Morphs from US’s Deadly Enemy to Useful Weapon to Perfect Target

EUPHRATES RIVER VALLEY, SYRIA (Analysis) — While President Trump has recently hailed the defeat of ISIS, the group has been able to stave-off a complete defeat by retreating to a few, small remaining pockets in Syria. One of these pockets, located east of the Euphrates along Syria’s border with Iraq, is surrounded by the Syrian…

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US Applies Useful Double Standard to Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

    US Applies Useful Double Standard to Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

AFRIN, SYRIA — On Saturday, Syrian news agency SANA reported that six men had been hospitalized after an alleged Turkish chemical weapons attack on a small town near the city of Afrin in Northern Syria. Jiwan Mohammad, the director of the Afrin Hospital, told SANA that the men’s symptoms were indicative of those experienced after contact…

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Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom in America?

    Are Dead Children The Price of Freedom in America?

There is a sickness eating at the body and soul of my home country, and it is on full view for the world to see. When the news broke on Valentine’s Day that 17 people—mostly young students—had lost their lives in Parkland, Florida, one could be forgiven for being numb. Of the 10 deadliest mass…

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Former CIA Agent Admits US Meddled in Other Countries’ Elections

    Former CIA Agent Admits US Meddled in Other Countries’ Elections

A former Central Bureau of Investigation (CIA) operative has confirmed the U.S agency has been meddling in the elections and internal political affairs of other countries since its inception in 1947. “The United States absolutely has carried out such election influence operations historically,” said Steven L. Hall, a CIA operative who retired from the U.S. agency in…

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America Loves Terrorists Abroad: ISIS as Proxy US Mercenaries

  America Loves Terrorists Abroad: ISIS as Proxy US Mercenaries

By all accounts, wherever the Islamic State has gained and held territory, its residents suffer terrible oppression and deprivation. Unless you are on their wavelength, you most likely agree that ISIS rule has been calamitous for its subjects. Both Obama and Trump have pointed out their badass nature on numerous occasions, not so much in…

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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

  As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men, armed…

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Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

  Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

BEIJING — Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in China’s rise as…

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

  Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. military’s latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan. In…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Hundreds of Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria

  Hundreds of Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria

Following up to last night’s bombshell report that at least two Russian mercenary fighters in Syria had been killed by U.S.-led coalition forces, this morning Bloomberg is out with an exclusive, according to which the body count is far greater than had been disclosed: U.S. forces reportedly killed “scores” of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week…

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