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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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Russophobia and the Specter of War

    Russophobia and the Specter of War

Could global warming pose the greatest threat to the future of life on the planet?  Quite possibly, if we believe the international (and scientific) consensus, despite a widening stratum of debunkers, deniers, and skeptics.  What about the prospects of thermonuclear war between the United States and Russia, two countries armed to the max and seemingly…

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Trump-Tweeted US Troop Withdrawal Plan Would Hand Off Northeastern Syria to Turks

    Trump-Tweeted US Troop Withdrawal Plan Would Hand Off Northeastern Syria to Turks

WASHINGTON — In what is being characterized by some as a “drastic reversal,” reports in both the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post have claimed that the Trump administration is set to rapidly withdraw U.S. military forces from northeastern Syria, where the U.S. has occupied around 30 percent of Syrian territory since mid-2016. The…

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Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests

    Trump Admits His Mideast Policy Guided by Israeli, not American, Interests

WASHINGTON — In a recent interview with the Washington Post, U.S. President Donald Trump publicly stated that his administration’s Middle East policy – including the illegal U.S. military occupation of nearly a third of Syria, the administration’s adoption of aggressive Iranian sanctions, and Trump’s response to murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi —  is not…

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The United States Is Preparing a War between Latin-American States

  The United States Is Preparing a War between Latin-American States

John Bolton, the new US National Security Advisor, has relaunched the Pentagon’s project for the destruction of the State structures in the Caribbean Basin. We remember that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Secretary for Defense at that time, Donald Rumsfeld, created the Office of Force Transformation and nominated Admiral Arthur Cebrowski as…

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The US Opened Its Borders to 750,000 Refugees After the Vietnam War and It Can Do so Again

  The US Opened Its Borders to 750,000 Refugees After the Vietnam War and It Can Do so Again

The thousands of people now trying to flee violence in Central America are small in number compared to those who were desperately trying to escape from Vietnam and other Indochina countries decades ago. In the spring of 1975—with the U.S. either on the brink of pulling out of Vietnam, or already gone—over 131,000 South Vietnamese…

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Venezuela’s Maduro Says John Bolton Was Behind his Assassination Attempt

  Venezuela’s Maduro Says John Bolton Was Behind his Assassination Attempt

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave a press conference to international media Wednesday where he hailed the success of the Venezuelan municipal elections, while also accusing the United States of plotting to kill him. Specifically, he pointed the finger at John Bolton, President Trump’s national security advisor, who he said was coordinating efforts to topple his…

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How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

  How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple reports…

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Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

  Watch | The Truth About Bernie Sanders’ “Yemen Bill”

 MintPress editor in chief Mnar A. Muhawesh explains why there’s nothing to celebrate in Bernie Sanders “Yemen Bill” which was aimed at ending the US involvement in Yemen. It actually does the opposite… Here’s the loophole that allows for continued US involvement in Yemen. Top Photo | Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,…

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Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

  Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for “illegally occupying” a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the American garrison of al-Tanf, effectively protecting some 6,000 armed militants that Russia has designated terrorists. The Head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, called the US-occupied area “the last stronghold of evil” which…

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