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Blowback: A Retired Army Veteran Laments US Middle East Policy

    Blowback: A Retired Army Veteran Laments US Middle East Policy

On September 3rd, a U.S Army sergeant major was killed by two Afghan police officers – the very people his unit, the new Security Force Assistance Brigade, was there to train. It was the second fatal “insider attack,” as such incidents are regularly called, this year and the 102nd since the start of the Afghan War 17 long years ago. Such attacks are sometimes…

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Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea

    Chinese Warship Comes Within 45 Yards of US Destroyer in South China Sea

If markets have been blissfully ignorant of potential fallout from the simmering US-China trade dispute (even if corporate executives are bracing for the worst), just imagine how they would react to the reality of a military confrontation. Which brings us to an ABC News report published Monday evening detailing just how close Chinese ships came to actively confronting…

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Yemeni Forces Strike Saudi Mercenary Positions, Destroy US Military Equipment

    Yemeni Forces Strike Saudi Mercenary Positions, Destroy US Military Equipment

The Yemeni military media has released footage of Yemeni forces in Hodeidah province attacking Saudi mercenary positions and destroying US military equipment. The US-backed Saudi-led coalition launched their offensive to take Hodeidah province and port from indigenous Yemeni forces in June of this year. Dubbed “Golden Victory,” the operation has been anything but victorious for…

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Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington

    Now Biggest Donor in all of US Politics, Sheldon Adelson Brings an Israel First Agenda to Washington

WASHINGTON – According to publicly available campaign finance data, Sheldon Adelson – the conservative, Zionist, casino billionaire –is now the biggest spender on federal elections in all of American politics. Adelson, who was the top donor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Republican Party in 2016, has cemented his role as the top political donor…

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US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

  US Pulls Patriot Missiles From Middle East as Focus Shifts to China, Russia

The Pentagon is removing Patriot missile systems from several Middle Eastern countries next month, in a move that the Wall Street Journal says coincides with a “realignment of forces and capabilities as the military steps up its focus on threats from China and Russia,” citing multiple senior military officials. The relocation of the systems out of the…

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The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

  The Dow of Inequality: Counting the Casualties of America’s Class War

NEW YORK — The revelation that the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard and Poor’s stock index closed at historic highs this past Thursday afternoon reminded me of an early autumn afternoon a dozen years ago in a glorious San Francisco apartment high in the sky. The apartment, perched atop a rise in the…

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U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

  U.S. History of Chemical Weapons Use and Complicity in War Crimes

The world is once again witnessing the height of U.S. hypocrisy as members of the U.S. State Department ratchet up anti-Russian and anti-Syrian rhetoric surrounding the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the UK. Ambassador Nikki Haley has warned Syria, Iran and Russia that they will be held accountable for their pre-determined use of…

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US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles

  US Sanctions China for Buying Russian War Planes and Missiles

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping US sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 US election Reuters reports. The US State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department (EDD), the branch…

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US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

  US Overlooked Mass Civilian Deaths in Yemen to Preserve Arms Sales

On rare occasion a story is unearthed in the mainstream media which demonstrates in stunning clarity how major foreign policy decisions are really made in Washington, especially when it comes to waging perpetual war in the Middle East often under the official rhetorical guise of “protecting civilians”. A bombshell Wall Street Journal report details a leaked classified memo which shows…

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Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

  Trump Imposes New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

In the escalating US-China Trade war, US President Donald Trump announced 10% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, which are to come into effect on September 24th. Nearly 200 pages long, the list covers almost 6,000 individual items. Some are quite common, such as coal, printing ink, pneumatic tires and spark plugs. Others are…

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