Yang was always weak on Israel/Palestine. ANDREW YANG UNITES THE LEFT! Everyone from Vaush to Kyle Kulinski to Virgil Texas to Chelsea Manning to Abby Martin to Aaron Mate to Ryan Knight to Eddie Huang to David Doel is calling out Andrew Yang over an extremely offensive Tweet […]
By Andrew Bacevich, The American Conservative In President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress, military issues figured as an afterthought. Yet implicit in his presentation was a potential shift in basic U.S. policy from activism to restraint. The central purpose of American military power, he announced, […]
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He’s probably okay for mayor of NYC but keep him away from the presidency. Andrew Yang’s recent dehumanizing and pandering statements (https://twitter.com/kthalps/status/13…) in support of Israel as it engages in ethnic cleansing have rightfully earned him criticism. But, as Abby Martin already pointed out, Yang has a history […]
Abby Martin explores what’s missing from coverage of Biden’s announcement of the Afghanistan withdrawal.
Iran’s supposed threat to the U.S. is a scam Israel and its lobby promote to change the subject from Palestine
By Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss Some day historians will scratch their heads over the fact that for the better part of 20 years U.S. presidents were engaged as a leading foreign policy question in how to restrain Iran, a small country half the world away that has not attacked […]
By Alan McLeod, MROnline riginally published: FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) (April 9, 2021) | In an earlier piece (FAIR.org, 3/3/21), we explored some country case study examples of how the press helps to manufacture consent for regime change and other U.S. actions abroad among left-leaning audiences, […]
Journalist, Glenn Greenwald, discusses where the US State Department stands on Palestinian right to self-defense.
From the patterns that I have observed, it seems to me that more is going on here than mere capitulation to political fads. It looks like they are deliberately trying to push people out of the armed forces that are not likely to be ideologically loyal (e.g. southern […]
US Coast Guard fires 30 warning shots at ‘unsafe & unprofessional’ Iranian military ships during flotilla encounter – Pentagon
Russia Today Late last month, the US Fifth Fleet said in a statement that Iranian vessels had come within 68 yards (204 feet) of the USS Firebolt patrol boat and another American ship in the Persian Gulf, north of the Strait of Hormuz. According to the statement, the […]
In a one-on-one interview with The Heat, film director Oliver Stone talks about United States foreign policy and the history of U.S. intervention.
Executive VP of The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, Trita Parsi, details the negotiations taking place in Vienna to save the 2015 nuclear deal.
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right As expected, the Establishment Biden administration has rounded up the usual suspects to fill its defense and foreign policy slots. That means the neo-liberals are back, once again dictating to the rest of the world how it should live. Just as the […]
How the US gov’t cultivated environmental and Indigenous groups to defeat Ecuador’s leftist Correísta movement
This is interesting. Totalitarian humanism vs. Latin American left-nationalist populist. By Ben Norton, The Grayzone When socialist Rafael Correa became Ecuador’s president, CIA cutouts poured money into environmental and Indigenous groups, while the US embassy cultivated opportunistic leaders to undermine his constituency. These forces helped secure victory for […]
Of course. Team Rising discusses concerns over Joe President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan.
Since its emergence in the middle of the twentieth century, the American Empire has been fueled by the search for an enemy. This episode of Zero Squared features a conversation with Daniel Bessner features a conversation about Karl Schmidt, the friend/enemy distinction, the cold war, and American Empire’s […]
“Woke Imperialism / Diversity Among War Mongers” explores the fairly recently adopted language of Western foreign policy establishments post-Trump. During this session, we will discuss how the Western military, surveillance and financial establishments continue to extrapolate different formerly countercultural trends borrowed from identity politics, in order to airbrush […]
A career of fraud on behalf of the empire. Senior correspondent and co-founder of The Intercept, Jeremy Scahill, details his analysis of President Joe Biden’s position on war over the last 50 years.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti break down the CIA’s new recruitment video.
By Alayna Treene, author of Sneak Peek, Axios Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice told members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee they’re worried about President Biden’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with Rice suggesting the U.S. may need to go back, Axios has learned. Why it […]
Team Rising reacts to polling that finds most Americans approve of the removal of troops from Afghanistan
Krystal Ball and Emily Jashinsky discuss Vice President Kamala Harris’ statements that “political corruption, violence against lgbt people and Afro-descendants are some of the root causes of migration” to the U.S. from Guatemala.
By Sarah Jones, Intelligencer The chilling spectacle of watching the political class redeem a criminal, again. I am not an art critic, but I don’t think George W. Bush’s new portraits are very good. They inspire nothing but malaise and communicate a dilettante energy. Painting is to Bush […]
By Mohammed Hardin, Al-Monitor The eastern Euphrates area in Syria topped the news headlines at the end of 2020, as Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against the Kurds shuffled the cards and opened the way to a multilateral rivalry seeking to control the most important area in Syria. The […]
By Daniel Estrin, NPR JERUSALEM — In what it calls its most comprehensive report to date on Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Israel of committing “crimes against humanity” and said the U.S. and the international community have “turned a blind eye.” It advocated […]
By Philip Giraldi Last week there were some interesting stories that were very definitely underreported partly due to the fact that the mainstream media was heavily into the distraction provided by its beatification of George Floyd. For example, the tale of how a mob consisting of hundreds of […]
CNN’s New “Reporter,” Natasha Bertrand, is a Deranged Conspiracy Theorist and Scandal-Plagued CIA Propagandist
By Glenn Greenwald In the U.S. corporate media, the surest way to advance is to loyally spread lies and deceit from the U.S. security state. Bertrand is just the latest example. The most important axiom for understanding how the U.S. corporate media functions is that there is never […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Oh sweet lord Satan, is this it? Is this really how it ends? With Joe Biden struggling to pronounce Pashtun words on badly shuffled cue cards. Is this it? After twenty long years that could only accurately be […]
Noam vs. a bunch of dweebs from Yale. Chomsky’s opening statement in this is quite good.
Team Rising reacts to Donald Trump’s support for Biden’s plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.
It appears that when it comes to Afghanistan the neocons/MIC want to maintain the occupation, the liberal internationalists want to switch from the direction occupation model to the counterinsurgency model, and the hardcore realists want to reestablish the former alliance with the mujahideen (probably to weaponize them against […]
Saagar Enjeti explains why the Russian bounties story was pushed by MSM with little evidence.
By Matt Tabbi Adrian Bonenberger, author of “Afghan Post” and veteran of two tours, reflects on the withdrawal announcement, the MRAP boondoggle, and reporting fraud. I first met Adrian Bonenberger in 2014, after he completed two tours in Afghanistan. He’d published Afghan Post, a painful epistolary memoir about […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Dark storm clouds are gathering over the contested Ukrainian border regions of Donbass and Crimea as two antiquated superpowers surge headlong towards a conflict that could easily end in nuclear oblivion. It may take two dinosaurs to tango […]
This is an important article. Among the US foreign policy elites, there are multiple factions: globalist-realists like Kissinger, nationalist-realists (like Mike Scheuer), neocons (right-wing Trotskyists uber-Zionists), superhawks (e.g. John Bolton), liberal internationalists (most Democrats), human rights imperialists (Samantha Power), and cosmopolitan internationalists/rainbow globalists (the left-wing of the Democratic […]
Israel-Palestine News The pro-Israel special interest group is the most powerful interest group on behalf of a foreign country in the United States. In fact, it may be the the most significant and pervasive special interest group in the country. It consists of numerous institutions and individuals that […]
Is a direct occupation merely being replaced with a counterterrorism operation? By Branco Marcetic, The Jacobin Read past the headlines, and it turns out Joe Biden’s supposed withdrawal from Afghanistan is nothing of the kind — it delays ending the war while envisioning continued “anti-terrorism” action in the […]
Pentagon campaign to recruit Vietnam as military ally against China exposed delusions of US war strategy
By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone After convincing itself Vietnam would grant it access for missile bases against China, the Pentagon got a hard dose of reality. When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed […]
That didn’t take long.
If this actually happens, my guess would be that multiple things are probably happening. First, the neo-realists who seem to prefer to reestablish the Cold War-era alliance between the US and the mujahideen may be getting the upper hand over the neocons who prefer a permanent occupation. Also, […]
US troops will probably remain in Afghanistan as long as they have been in Germany and South Korea.
Saagar Enjeti reacts to Biden’s pledge to have all US troops out of Afghanistan by 9/11/2021.
Here’s wishing Iran some good luck.
Hating on Russia and China at the same time. This really is a neocon administration.
Former Hawaii Congresswoman says Biden needs to deescalate tensions with Russia.
She would make dumbass comments like this back when she was first becoming well-known. Nothing new here. But Kyle’s comments in this segment are on the money.
Water is the new oil.
By Douglas MacGregor, The American Conservative The Biden administration appears willing to get us into a fight we’re not ready for. Conflict with Russia may be inevitable. Kiev’s strident threats to resolve the crisis in Eastern Ukraine with force of arms, combined with Washington’s refusal to acknowledge that […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the question of the Decline of US Imperial power abroad.