New articles in Foreign Policy: US status in world

Global Research News, Selected Articles: The Geopolitics of Targeting Russia read

Francis Elliott, May’s EU allies prepare to expel Russian diplomats read
James Petras, Why the UK, the EU and the US Gang-Up on Russia read
Paul Craig Roberts, Has Russia Had Enough? read
James Petras, US Empire: Global Imperialism and Internal Colonialism read
Tom Feeley, America Is A Bully. OK. There, I Said It! “I am not aware of one instance where “terrorism” has ever been defeated at the barrel of a gun.: read
Charles P. Pierce, 15 Years. More Than 1 Million Dead. No One Held Responsible. read
Global Research News, Selected Articles: European Disintegration, Chemical Attack in Syria, Torture in Afghanistan read
Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill, Before He Was FBI Director, Chris Wray Supervised an Investigation That Found Erik Prince Likely Broke U.S. Law read
Global Research News, US Destabilization Lineup: Is Nicaragua Next? read
Dan Kovalik, The Empire Turns Its Sights on Nicaragua – Again! read
James Petras, Latin America in the Time of Trump read

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Global Research News, Selected Articles: The Threat of Nuclear War read
James Petras, Making America Great Through Exploitation, Servitude and Abuse “The moral offenses are in essence economic and social crimes. Sexual abuse is only one aspect of the social dynamics facilitating the increase in inequality and concentration of wealth, which define the practices and values of the American political and economic system The problem is not merely corrupt and perverted individual miscreants: It is the hierarchy of inequality which produces and reproduces an endless supply of vulnerable workers to exploit and abuse.” read
“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilkerson condemns military-industrial complex (2016) read
Jon Queally, ‘Bringing Humankind Closer to Annihilation’: World Leaders Denounce Trump’s New Nuclear Posture read
Paul Craig Roberts, Washington Threatens America and the World read
Barry R. Posen, The Rise of Illiberal Hegemony “Although he has indeed laced his speeches with skepticism about Washington’s global role, worries that Trump is an isolationist are out of place against the backdrop of the administration’s accelerating drumbeat for war with North Korea, its growing confrontation with Iran, and its uptick in combat operations worldwide. Indeed, across the portfolio of hard power, the Trump administration’s policies seem, if anything, more ambitious than those of Barack Obama. “ read
Conn Hallinan, A Dangerous Turn in U.S. Foreign Policy read
Lawrence Wilkerson,, I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again. read
Ben Armbruster, Neocons Call for War Against Iran In Syria After Israeli Strikes read
Jewish Oligarchs, paulcraigroberts.org, Why Are We In Afghanistan? read
Margaret Coker and Gardiner Harris, Iraq Wants $88 Billion for Rebuilding. Allies Offer a Fraction of That. read
Juan Cole, Top Ten Signs the US is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World (2018 Edition) read
Don’t Bother… They’re Here :Though it can’t be known when our last Imperial Clown will douse the last lights of The Exceptional Empire and drop the keys in the mailbox for the last failed bank–America is showing clear signs of approaching meltdown.” read
Oumair haque, Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse read
Mike Whitney, Putin: The Man Who Stopped Washington’s Regime Change Rampage read
Veteran Intelligence Professionals, Growing Risk of U.S.-Iran Hostilities – Based on False Pretexts read
Philip Giraldi, Blundering Into Iran read
Tom Engelhardt, The Ultimate Blowback Universe, a Planet Boiling With Unintended Consequence , Remembering Chalmers Johnson and his 2 careers: “Blowback was published in 2000 to next to no notice.,,,,In other words, President Donald Trump has dedicated himself to nailing humanity to a cross of coal.”) read
Juan Cole, Top Ten Signs The US Is The Most Corrupt Nation In The World (2018 Edn.) read

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William C. Anderson, Why We Can’t Ignore Libya, Enslavement and the Damages of US Intervention read
Miguel A, Cruz-Diaz, Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico read
Alex Devoid, Aid Workers Leave Water for Border Crossers in the Arizona Desert. Now, the US Is Banning Them for It read
Shelley Lee, Selective Compassion: The US Approach to Haitians Hasn’t Changed in Hundreds of Years read
Danielle Marie Mackey, Election Fraud in Honduras Result of Corruption Funded By the U.S. War on Drugs read
Costs of National Seculity : Wars read
Philip Giraldi, Iraq Redux in the Making? US Rhetoric on Iran Brings Back Memories of 2003 read
ICH Editprial: World Beware US Frozen Cold War Mentality read
PressTV-‘US invaded Afghanistan to protect poppy crops’ read
Kaelyn Forde and Conor Finnegan, Democracy ‘Lost’: Rights Groups Warn of More Violence in Honduras as US Recognizes President read
Juan Cole, How Trump could avoid another $7 trillion bill in Mideast: Back off war with Iran read
Naomi Klein and Opal Tometi, Forget Coates vs. West — We All Have a Duty to Confront the Full Reach of U.S. Empire read
Jan Schakowsky, Poor, Abused Honduras; Groped Again read
!Paul Craig Roberts, America’s Collapsing Prestige read
teleSUR; Oxfam: 1,000 Days of US-Backed War Bringing ‘Apocalypse’ in Yemen read
Mark Karlin, Americans Own 42 Percent of the World’s Guns read
STEVE COLL, We Can’t Win in Afghanistan Because We Don’t Know Why We’re There read
Tom Engelhardt, Creating an Empire of Graveyards? read
Paul Craig Roberts; The Stupid Party Remains Stupid read
Global Research News. Selected Articles: US Military Confrontation with Russia and China read
Chris Hedges, You Don’t Need a Telescope to Find a ‘Shithole Country’ read
John Feffer, The U.S. Has Treated Poor Countries Like Shitholes for Decades read
Ruth Conniff, Americans Need To Get Out More read
William Blum, Overthrowing Other People’s Governments read
Nafeez Ahmed, Trump’s State Department Spent Over $1m in Iran to Exploit Unrest read
Julie Ray, World’s Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low read
Julie Ray, World’s Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to New Low read
David Swanson, Bury the Monroe Doctrine read
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, No foreign bases: Challenging the footprint of US empire read
Empire Files: Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter watch
Finian Cunningham , Because Mr Trump… Your Country Caused These ‘Shitholes’ read
The Responsibility to Protect the World … from the United States By Ajamu Barak read

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!Eric Roston, America Is Now a ‘Second Tier’ Country read
Iran Preparing to Publish Evidence US Supporting ISIS read
Whitney Webb 3 Nations Producing Most Refugees Were Targets Of US Intervention read
Rachel Blevins, The US Gov’t Killed More Civilians This Month Than All Terrorist Attacks in Europe Over the Last 12 Years read
Ezra Klein, America, the diminished read
David Frum, The Souring of American Exceptionalism read
Lawrence Wright, America’s Future Is Texas read
Finian Cunningham, Putin, Xi Message To Trump: US Unipolar World Is Over read
Stephen Miles, The Foolishness of Regime-Change Fantasies read
William Rivers Pitt, The Nation, the Idea and the Will of Good People read
Nick Turse, The Year of the Commando “America’s most elite troops deployed to 138 nations in 2016, according to U.S. Special Operations Command.” read
Ghost Nation, by Nick Turse read
George Carlin, A Dose Of Reality (a collection) “America Is One Big Lie And You Are A Fool For Believing In It.” (21 m) watch
Thomas Carothers, Democracy Is Not Dying read

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Miguel A, Cruz-Diaz, Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico read
Lorraine Chow, Puerto Rico’s Massive Blackout Underscores Island’s Fragile Electrical System read
Miguel A, Cruz-Diaz, Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico read
ída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen, Puerto Ricans Fear Schools
Will Be Privatized in the Wake of Hurricane Maria read
portside.org, Colonialism’s Legacy: Neglect in Puerto Rico, Suffocation in DC “But it’s no coincidence that America’s largest colony is predominately Latino and Spanish-speaking — a demographic that Trump has been scapegoating since he began his run for president.” read

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Richard Beck, The Syria Catastrophe Long but excellent essay. “The response required at this late, desperate stage is neither anti-Assad nor anti-ISIS nor even anti-imperialist — it is antiwar…..Torture is not an inevitable element of war. Its use was not universal in ancient societies, and it was banned in nearly all of Western Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries. These bans did not function perfectly, any more than universal bans on murder function perfectly today, but they constituted a stable and functioning societal taboo. This taboo broke down over the course of the 20th century…..The death penalty is not the central problem of America’s incarceration complex, and neither is torture the central problem of modern militarism. But as the death penalty stands as a metonym for the prison system’s general willingness to effectively, if not literally, end the life of someone who commits even a minor crime, so does torture stand as an emblem of the modern world’s acceptance of total war…..Even absent a full-scale invasion, the extent to which the US and other countries have fueled the bloodshed with arms and other equipment should be a scandal….The arms transfers have increased each side’s capacity to kill and wound its enemies, and discouraged the pursuit of diplomatic solutions to the catastrophe…..All military conflict rips apart the social fabric in irreparable ways, and all the US and Russia have done with their careful, self-interested maneuverings is intensify and accelerate the process by which a dictator has reduced his unfree but still stable society to rubble…..The anti-imperialist analysis of global conflict, in which America is almost always seen as the primary bad actor, is useful and productive, but the Syrian war has exposed its limits.” read (More articles [n+1, Slate] by Beck read)

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Kim Zetter, INTERNET ARCHIVE SUCCESSFULLY FENDS OFF SECRET FBI ORDER read

Keith Ellison and Bernie Sanders: How To Remake the Democratic Party read

Brad Reed, ‘The Clinton days are over’: Van Jones says good riddance to the centrist Democratic Party read

Maria Popova, Young Barack Obama on What His Mother Taught Him About Love read

Claire Bernish, Putin Exposes Obama’s Lame Duck Attempt to Start a New Cold War by Refusing to Retaliate read

portside.org, Obama’s Dream and Its Contradictions read

New articles in Foreign Policy: US status in world

Henry Giroux, America At War With Itself: The Sandstorm (excerpt). “Hannah Arendt and Sheldon Wolin, the great theorists of totalitarianism, believed that the fluctuating elements of fascism are still with us and that they would crystalize in different forms…Fight culture now shapes every facet of society, as war-like values, hyper-masculinity, and an aggressive militarism seep into most major institutions in the United States, including schools, the media, and local police forces.” . read

US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria : Information Clearing House : ICH. read

Robert Parry, Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia. read

Naomi LaChance rev. Neta Crawford report on costs of war read

Stephen Kinzer, Frustrating The War Lobby. “Blocking this arms sale would be a rebellion against one of Washington’s richest lobbies. That would send welcome chills through the corridors of power in the Pentagon, the war industry, and Saudi Arabia.” read

alextorrenegra, Proof of Clinton Complicity in Russia Mess Discovered in NY Times Archives . read

wjastore,,America the Fearful . read
Eliminate the Security Council veto?(2 min). watch

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Roy Bourgeois, The World We Want: An Activist Dispatch From the SOA Watch Convergence read

John Pilger, Whether Clinton or Trump, Tensions Will Escalate with China and Russia Under Next U.S. President read

The Coming Plague of Poverty Among the Elderly: Clinton’s Plan For Gutting Social Security read

Western Leaders Grow Deaf to the Pleas of Palestinians read

America’s Late Stage Imperial Dementia: read

The War in Syria Cannot Be Won. But It Can Be Ended. read

Tom Engelhardt, Tomgram: Engelhardt, Resurrecting My Parents From the Dead for Election 2016 read

Chuck Collins, Eight Ways to Strengthen Our Democracy Beyond Voting read

Caleb Crain, The Case Against Democracy read

Lawrence S. Wittner, How Many Nuclear Warheads Does the United States Need? Response to Frank von Hippel read

Robert Parry, Key Neocon Calls on US to Oust Putin — Carl Gershman. read

Jesse Singal, These Are the 3 Types of American Nationalism. New research on 4 styles of regard. read

M.K. Bhadrakumar, If Russia Wins Aleppo It’s the End of American Hegemony in the Middle East. read

Andrew Bacevich, What We Talk About When We Don’t Want to Talk About Nuclear War
Donald and Hillary Take a No-First-Use Pledge on Relevant Information. read

When Was America Ever Great? read

Washington’s Psychopathic WWIII Gamble : Information Clearing House : ICH. read

Michael Hudson, The Poisoned Chalice: From Eurozone to Dead Zone. “Opposing austerity is called “contagion,” as if prosperity and rising living standards are an economic disease, not national bankruptcy being enforced by the ECB and EU bureaucracy (and the IMF). To prevent Podemos in Spain and similar parties in Portugal and Italy from mounting a recovery from eurozone austerity, these financial institutions support right-wing governments while tightening the screws on Left governments. That is what happens when central banks are made “independent” of democratic
oral politics and parliamentary control.” read

U.S. Diplomacy: A Dangerous Proposal. “Whoever wins in November will face a world in which Washington can’t call all the shots. As Middle East expert Patrick Cockburn points out, “The U.S. remains a superpower, but is no longer as powerful as it once was.” Although it can overthrow regimes it doesn’t like, “it can’t replace what has been destroyed.””read

James Petras, Barbarism in Words and Deeds. Barbarism of U.S. Imperial Wars is Unmatched. “As so crudely displayed by the imperial rants of Ambassador Samantha Power, its oratory at international forums reflect the hysteria of mediocre functionaries: mindless barbarians raving among themselves in marbled echo chambers.
In the end, the imperial barbarians will be besieged by their own fleeing vassals and puppets. When they finally confront their own decay and internal dissolution they have to decide whether to engage in a last global conflagration or dismantle the imperial barbaric order and choose justice, law and civilization.” read

Russian MoD Warns US-led Coalition Not to Strike Syrian Army : Information Clearing House : ICH. read

Chris Welzenbach, The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi’s Murder. read

William Blum, Cold War, Today, Tomorrow, Every Day Till the End of the World. read

NATO Illegally Deploys AWACS in Syria. read

CJ Werleman, The American-Made Catastrophe in Yemen. read

Reaping the Whirlwind: Kerry, al-Nusra, Russia and Syria. read

Syria’s Destruction By Vicious Western Media. read

Michel Chossudovsky, Air Strikes against Syria: Who are the War Criminals? Who is Supporting Al Qaeda? Russia or America? read

Thomas Knapp, Surveillance State 2016: Orwell was an Optimist. “The governments which use those tools against us, on the other hand, aren’t quite so indispensable. Living without them would mean some adjustments, of course, but we’d be better off in the long run. Our rulers’ greatest fear is that we’ll notice — and act on — that fact.” read

Kate Aronoff, The United States Isn’t an “Idiocracy.” It’s an Oligarchy. On Mike Judge’s 2006 film. read.

15 Years After the US Invasion, Afghanistan’s Opium Production Is at Near-Record Levels. read

How the Red Cross, UN, and Foreign Governments Made Haiti More Vulnerable to Hurricane Matthew. read

The United States as Destroyer of Nations. read

Mike Whitney, Pentagon Begins Low-Intensity, Stealth War in Syria. read

When Aleppo Falls, Will International Humanitarian Law Still Be Relevant? read

The Saker, Russian Options Against A US Attack On Syria. read

Patrick Buchanan, ISIS, Not Russia, Is the Enemy in Syria. “As of today, there is no possibility that the rebels we back could defeat ISIS and the al-Nusra Front, let alone bring down Bashar Assad and run the Russians, Hezbollah, Iran and the Iraqi Shiite militias out of Syria.
Time to stop the killing, stop the carnage, stop the war and get the best terms for peace we can get. For continuing this war, when the prospects of victory are nil, raises its own question of morality.” read

Tom Engelhardt, The Age of Decline, Apple Pie, and America’s Chosen Suicide Bomber. read

The People Control Nothing : Information Clearing House : ICH. read

Arun, Hundreds of civilians killed in deadly bombing by Saudis. “You may hear a lot about atrocities by Syrian government forces and Russians in Aleppo. Both the American and Sunni Islamist media will highlight events there but they are less vocal about high civilian death toll in attacks by Saudis in Yemen.” read

Jack Burns, US Proves Its Allegiance to Terrorism by Threatening War With Russia All to Protect ISIS. “However, de-escalation is not likely when looking at the saber rattling the US has been engaged in with Russia for the last year. Couple this with the fact that Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told an audience at theAssociation of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this week that he’s ready to go to war with Russia and we have a recipe for disaster.” read

Lauren McCauley. On Syria Policy, Critics Warn, Both Trump and Clinton Get It Very Wrong. read

Ray McGovern, Russia-Baiting and Risks of Nuclear War.”In 2016, as we deal with the West’s new hysteria regarding Russia – complete with rehashes of prior propaganda themes and military escalations – the pressing question is whether there are any adults left at senior levels of Official Washington who can rein in the madness before things spin entirely out of control.” read

James Petras, Propaganda Techniques of Empire. “A recent survey, published in Military Times, reported that the vast majority of active US soldiers oppose more imperial wars. They are calling for defense at home and social justice. Soldiers and veterans have even formed groups to support the protesting black athletes who have refused to participate in flag worship while unarmed black men are being killed by police in the streets. Despite the multi-billion dollar electoral propaganda, over sixty percent of the electorate reject both major party candidates. The reality principle has finally started to undermine State propaganda!” read

Chris Hedges, The Empire Strikes Back. “But the movements and governments in Latin America have fallen prey to the dark forces of U.S. imperialism and the wrath of corporate power. The tricks long practiced by Washington and its corporate allies have returned—the black propaganda; the manipulation of the media; the bribery and corruption of politicians, generals, police, labor leaders and journalists; the legislative coups d’état; the economic strangulation; the discrediting of democratically elected leaders; the criminalization of the left; and the use of death squads to silence and disappear those fighting on behalf of the poor. It is an old, dirty game.” read
Chris Hedges: It’s Our Bombs, Not Trump’s Comments, that Fuel Hatred Towards the United States. watch

Michael Kushner, American Politics: The U.S. Needs Repentance and Atonement. read

Jean-Luc Basle, The Russo-American conflict behind Syria. “Are we fighting to remove a dictator or to prevent the construction of an Iranian-Syrian pipeline? Are we fighting the jihadists or for some other ungodly reasons? Could the objective be to dislodge the Russians from their Tartus naval base in Syria? Or is Russia trying to defeat jihadists in the Middle East before they create turmoil in Russia? Information is abundant, overwhelming even. “ read

Dilip Hiro on the emerging multipolar world. “China and Russia are now trying to ensure that Washington no longer exercises unrestrained power globally, as it did between 1992 and summer of 2008.” read

New articles in Foreign Policy: US status in world

Henry Giroux, America At War With Itself: The Sandstorm (excerpt). “Hannah Arendt and Sheldon Wolin, the great theorists of totalitarianism, believed that the fluctuating elements of fascism are still with us and that they would crystalize in different forms…Fight culture now shapes every facet of society, as war-like values, hyper-masculinity, and an aggressive militarism seep into most major institutions in the United States, including schools, the media, and local police forces.” . read

US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria : Information Clearing House : ICH. read

Robert Parry, Getting Fooled on Iraq, Libya, Now Russia. read

Naomi LaChance rev. Neta Crawford report on costs of war read

Stephen Kinzer, Frustrating The War Lobby. “Blocking this arms sale would be a rebellion against one of Washington’s richest lobbies. That would send welcome chills through the corridors of power in the Pentagon, the war industry, and Saudi Arabia.” read

alextorrenegra, Proof of Clinton Complicity in Russia Mess Discovered in NY Times Archives . read

wjastore,,America the Fearful . read
Eliminate the Security Council veto?(2 min). watch