Things have not been going well for the US government’s (and friends’) 5-year-long attempt to use proxy terror forces to overthrow the Assad government. The first death-knell came last September when the Russian air force entered the fray to great effect (and applause from all sensible people). Read More →
Want to know why the Russian Su-24 was shot down yesterday? Read on. Read More →
In this edition of The Debate, Press TV interviews Joe Quinn, an editor and researcher with sott.net, from Paris, and the president of the American Institute for Foreign Policy, Michael Lane, from Washington, to discuss the blowback of West’s support for the militants fighting against the Syrian government.
“I believe the perception caused by civilian casualties is one of the most dangerous enemies we face.”
– U.S. General Stanley A. McCrystal in his inaugural speech as ISAF Commander in June 2009.
The dust had hardly settled on Russian airstrikes on ISIS positions in Syria before Western media reports claimed that ‘civilians’ had been killed “including women and children”. Read More →
At this stage of the great game, or farce, I’m resigned to the fact that the world is going to hell in a hand basket (as the saying goes) and nothing anyone says or does will change that. Admittedly, I don’t know if hell exists, so the precise planetary conditions that await humanity are unknown to me, but there have been many suggestive signs and portents over the last few years. Read More →
The 4 year-old ‘Houthi’ revolution in Yemen didn’t get a color name because it wasn’t backed by Western powers. In fact, it’s not called a revolution at all by Western governments or press, it’s called an “insurgency”, just like Iraq. And we all know that those fighting against the US military in Iraq were terrorists, right? Read More →
When pondering the genesis of modern wars, both big and small, and who is responsible, it’s useful to look to the source of the instruments of war, because after all, without them, having a nice war would be difficult, unless soldiers were willing to go back to hand to hand combat.
7 of the top 10 arms manufacturers, who produce and sell 60% of all weapons, are US companies, the other three are European. The other 40% is also dominated by US, European and Israeli companies.
Where does “ISIL” get its weapons from? Well, everybody knows that! Saudis Arabia and Qatar, it has even been reported by the mainstream media!
But there’s a small detail that is always left out of such Western media reports; neither Saudi Arabia nor Qatar (or any other corrupt Gulf monarchy) have significant weapons industries. Both buy the vast majority of their weapons from…you guessed it! the USA!
So I hope everyone understands that the US government is, indirectly via gulf states, arming ISIL and then going to war to ‘disarm’ them of the weapons they sent to them and left for them in Iraq… and then selling more weapons to them…and on it goes.
War is, and always has been, a racket, designed to do three main things:
- make money for the ‘elite’
- expand empire
- keep the population afraid and therefore supportive of their warmongering ‘elite’ masters
In case you were wondering why, despite the sterling efforts of the Bush and Obama governments to bring ‘freedom and democracy’ to Iraq, life there appears to be worse than ever, a brief review of the nature of American and European largesse that has been bestowed on the Iraqi people over the past twenty-odd years may be instructive. Read More →
The US military hasn’t actually been involved in an overt “war”, in the traditional sense of a conflict between two mostly equally matched adversaries, since the end of the Korean war in 1953. As Col. Fletcher Prouty points out in his book JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy, US soldiers in Vietnam were mainly fighting against 1 million North Vietnamese villagers who were ‘deported’ to the South (by the US Navy) where, like any dispossessed people, they resorted to theft to survive. These were the bulk of the ‘Viet Cong’ that the US military raped, tortured, napalmed and shot en masse. Every other US military and/or CIA ‘adventure’ from the 1960s until today (and there have been many) has involved one of the following three approaches: Read More →
I can’t really comment in any informed way on societies in the East, except to point to the Chinese slave workers who produce mountains of plastic crap for Western nations to use and then dump in the ground and oceans; the Middle East’s role as a bombing target, ‘terrorist’ recruiting ground and civil war factory for Western warmongers, and South East Asia and Africa as a block of new ‘nations’ born out of the ‘white man’s burden’ to civilize their people via brutal colonization and then grant them ‘independence’ in the form of never-ending debt to Western banks.
In the West on the other hand, where I live, I can say with confidence that our modern society, its political and social conventions, customs and morality, has past it’s expiry date and is well and truly moribund. If I were a political or social cartoonist, the image would be a giant rotting corpse plastered in thick make up and doused in cheap perfume with a greedy banker’s hand up its ass making it move and talk to fool the public into thinking that they actually has a future worth living in.
Leading the cast in this tragicomedy (heavy on the tragi) we find our psychopathic leaders and their media whores trying extra hard to convince us that everything is just fine. But that smell, that stench of lies and the screaming contradiction between what they say and what we can all see (if we look) is making it increasingly hard to believe them, and even our own wishful thinking. Read More →