8:00 [Eurasian Future] (E)
The age-old aphorism “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” can accurately describe China’s mentality towards both domestic matters and issues concerning cooperation with international partners.
5:17 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Officer: "What are our orders sir?"...Pentagon: "We will convene a panel of bureaucrats to put together a study no one will read and report back in six months."Since entering office President Trump`s long term policy on Syria has remained somewhat of a mystery. With at least 2,000 US troops still occupying parts of Syria`s east, and with Russia`s recent transfer of S-300 anti-missile defense systems to Damascus, the continuing potential for the region to explode into a global war remains high, even as much of the country returns to the government fold.
5:02 [Voltairenet] (E)
All international problems are currently suspended, awaiting the results of the US mid-term elections. The partisans of the old international order are gambling on a change of majority in Congress and a rapid destitution of President Trump. If the man in the White House holds fast, the protagonists of the war against Syria will have to admit defeat and move on to other battle fields. On the other hand, if Donald Trump should lose the elections, the war on Syria will immediately be revived by the United Kingdom.
11:49 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
Ever since the shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton, the anointed successor to their man Barack Obama in the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the British Empire has been trying to rewrite history to make the outcome more to their liking.
3:10 [Counterpunch] (E)
On September 8, The New York Times carried a story with a provocative headline: “Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers”.
3:06 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
The world is in dramatic turmoil; it is not clear when it will be settled. For certain, without the international network of LaRouche collaborators on the scene, it won`t be. The mobilization for bringing about a `New Bretton Woods` of world development relations is critical; and essential to that, is the exposure and defeat of the British factor—the dying and dangerous monetarist, geopolitical system.
9:36 [Southfront] (E)
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 chemical weapons in Idlib on innocent civilians. No evidence was provided to support her threats.
6:49 [Eurasia Future] (E)
It has long been known but frankly far too infrequently stated that sanctions and tariffs are twin siblings of the same parents. While the justification behind each is slightly different and while the specific methods of how each is employed differ in terms of specific mechanical measures, in respect of the overriding intent of the sanctioning/tariff levying side and the impact on those on the receiving end – the effects are largely the same.
9:24 [Observer] (E)
Regime change in the Middle East begins in Times Square.
In the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel this weekend, hundreds of exiled Iranians attending the Iran Uprising summit cheered at video footage depicting protestors in Tehran chanting “Death to Khamenei,” the Supreme ruler of Iran.
23:37 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A new report in Middle East Eye says Pastor Andrew Brunson could very soon be released from Turkish detention after months of immense US pressure on Ankara has sent the Turkish lira into a nosedive.
21:58 [RT] (E)
US President Donald Trump’s plan to bully European countries into choosing between doing business with either the US or Iran has been working – and US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell seems eager to take credit for it.
11:59 [Straight Line Logic] (E)
What happens when most of your military infrastructure is suddenly obsolete? The emperor was the last to realize he was naked. This is not unusual, emperors are the last to find out anything. Who has the fortitude to tell them the truth, especially an upsetting truth?
11:46 [Counterpunch] (E)
I rarely tell readers what to believe. Rather I try to indicate why it might be wise to distrust, at least without very good evidence, what those in power tell us we should believe. We have well-known sayings about power: “Knowledge is power”, and “Power tends to corrupt, while absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” These aphorisms resonate because they say something true about how we experience the world.
0:01 [Voltairenet] (E)
The confrontation which recently occurred in Lattakia may result in a complete global redistribution of the cards. There are two reasons for this, the second of which is being hidden from the Western world. First of all, it cost the lives of 15 Russian soldiers; secondly, it not only implicates Israël, but also the United Kingdom and France.
10:04 [Global Research] (E)
There is a great deal of discussion about saving civilian lives in Syria, as there should be. Missing from the discussion, however, is the most important point. If Western policymakers were genuinely concerned about saving civilians, they would not have waged this Regime Change war in the first place.
0:39 [Information Clearing House] (E)
Despite having the bigest military budget in the world, five times larger than the next six countries, the largest number of military bases-over 180- in the world and the most expensive military industrial complex, the US has failed to win a single war in the 21st century. In this paper we will enumerate the wars and proceed to analyze why, despite the powerful material basis for wars, it has led to failures.
0:32 [Strategic Culture] (E)
There is one thing that I. fears more than anything else in Syria. The loss of its ability to fly its F-16’s with impunity and hit whatever targets it wants claiming defensive measures to stop Iran, their existential enemy. I. finally admitted to carrying out over 200 such missions over the past 18 months, only a few of which ever made any kind of international media, recently.
13:43 [Consortium News] (E)
What is the bigger story? The West Against the Rest or The West Against Itself? The Illiberal Quartet of Xi, Putin, Rouhani and Erdogan is in the line of fire of haughty homilies about Western “values.”Illiberalism is arrogantly and provocatively depicted in the West repeatedly as a Tartar Invasion 2.0. But closer to home Illiberalism is responsible for the social, civil war in the U.S. as Trump’s America has long ago forgotten what the European Enlightenment was all about.
22:17 [Counter Currents] (E)
For those who don’t know, the US State Department has clearly exposed it’s plans to guarantee world primacy to the Senate’s Foreign Relations Commission. Assistant Secretary of State, Wess Mitchell, has declared that the United States is punishing Russia, because Moscow is impeding Washington from establishing supremacy over the world. It gets as blunt as that. The US openly recognizes the reason for their fight against Russia, and that Washington would not accept anything less than a full capitulation.
15:49 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
President Trump`s historic declaration Monday that critical FBI and DOJ documents related to the Russiagate hoax be declassified "expeditiously," as has been strongly suggested by this organization as well as many of Trump`s defenders in the Congress, must constitute the "beginning of the end" of the British coup attempt against the U.S. government headed by Donald Trump.
22:55 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
The outlook for humanity is not good.
13:57 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
The hackneyed old stories about the threat of Russian “meddling” in the elections of other countries have gone stale. Since no real evidence has ever been presented, they don’t attract much public attention anymore. It is generally believed that poor Europe is not ready to stop Russia, but it should be, as the European parliamentary election scheduled for May 2019 is drawing closer. Warnings have been issued, alarm bells sounded, and recommendations presented by think tanks.
22:51 [Zero Hedge] (E)
by Tom Luongo - “I am altering the deal. Pray I don’t alter it any further.” The Empire Strikes Back. Since Vladimir Putin brought up Bill Browder’s name in Helsinki, events have escalated to a fever pitch. Russia is under extreme attack the U.S./European financial and political establishment.
0:16 [PeakProsperity] (E)
As the dog days of summer wind down, it’s hard not to notice how the climate is suffering brutally right now across many areas of the globe. Crop failures have hit hard across Europe. Australia is under an intense drought. Warm water representing ‘archived heat’ has penetrated deep into the arctic. Coral reefs are dying through mass bleachings. The stocks of ocean fisheries are in deep trouble. Insect and bird populations remain in a state of collapse.
1:53 [The Saker] (E)
Speaking in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the assistant to the Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Wess Mitchell stated that the US punishes Russia because Moscow prevents Washington from establishing control over Eurasia in order to restore its world supremacy…
14:48 [Strategic Culture] (E)
The operation of the Syrian Arab Army in the province of Idlib represents the last step of the central government of Damascus in the liberation of the country from the scourge of Islamist terrorism. With the defeat of Daesh and the removal of the remaining pockets of resistance, Assad’s soldiers have accomplished an extraordinary task. Meanwhile, the United States continues its illegal presence in Syria, through its support of the SDF in the north of the country for the purposes of sustaining the destabilizing potential of terrorist networks in the region and beyond.
21:30 [Voltairenet] (E)
The White House is unable to extricate itself from the war in Syria. President Trump is hindered both by the self-proclaimed « stable state » (according to the anonymous op ed in the New York Times), which continues to pursue the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, and by the reactivated ambitions of his Israëli, French, British and Turkish allies. The logic of these interests could displace the war instead of resolving it.
20:57 [Zero Hedge] (E)
“That has to be, in the history of propaganda in the 20th and 21st centuries, one of the most outrageous claims that I can think of,” John Bolton stated in response to Moscow`s charge that anti-Assad insurgents in Idlib are preparing a chemical false flag in order to hasten a US attack on Damascus, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.
21:07 [Mint Press News] (E)
Although Monsanto was once the exclusive U.S.-based provider of white phosphorous to the U.S. government, Israel Chemicals, Ltd. has started supplying the deadly munition as well.
21:06 [Global Research] (E)
Mike Pompeo’s fingerprints are all over Trump’s new Syria policy, including the Washington Post’s main source for details on the changes, James Jeffrey, Pompeo’s “representative for Syria engagement.”
13:26 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The past is not dead; it is people who are sleeping. The current night and daymares that we are having arise out of murders lodged deep in our past that have continued into the present. No amount of feigned amnesia will erase the bloody truth of American history, the cheap grace we bestow upon ourselves. We have, as Harold Pinter said in his Nobel address, been feeding on “a vast tapestry of lies” that surrounds us, lies uttered by nihilistic leaders and their media mouthpieces for a very long time.
22:17 [21st Century Wire] (E)
In a new report released on Thursday, President Trump ‘does a 180’ on his previous policy against pursuing regime change in Syria – now agreeing to “a new strategy for an indefinitely extended military, diplomatic and economic effort there, according to senior State Department officials.”
22:56 [Unser Politikblog] (E)
The ideology of the „humanitarian intervention“ originates from the study „Self-Determination in the New World Order“ by the think tank „Carnegie Endowment for International Peace“ of the year 1992.
18:46 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
Today the United States officially announced a new policy in its war on Syria. It is an equivalent to the three step business plan (vid) of the underpants gnomes:
The new U.S. plan is to: 1. keep north-east Syria indefinitely occupied, 2. ???, 3. Iran leaves Syria and the `regime` in Damascus falls: President Trump, who just five months ago said he wanted “to get out” of Syria and bring U.S. troops home soon, has agreed to a new strategy that indefinitely extends the military effort there and launches a major diplomatic push to achieve American objectives, according to senior State Department officials.
8:52 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
If you have been following the ongoing coup against the President, you know by now that its "events" are not things in themselves, they are part of a constructed narrative, a British information warfare effort whose objective is to drive this President from office.
18:16 [Alt-Market] (E)
The greatest tool at the disposal of globalists is the use of false paradigms to manipulate public perception and thus public action. The masses are led to believe that at the highest levels of geopolitical and financial power there is such a thing as “sides.” This is utter nonsense when we examine the facts at hand.
16:52 [The Unz Review] (E)
As a new military confrontation over Syria is impending, thought out by Israel, prepared by the British and executed by the US, the West’s future depends greatly upon two mavericks, the US President Donald Trump and the UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn. These two men are as different as you can make. One is for capitalism, another one is a socialist, but both are considered soft on Russia, at least they do not foam at the mouth hearing Putin’s name.
20:06 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
Prime Minister Teresa May took to the floor of the Parliament today to report that the Crown Prosecution Service and Police had issued warrants for two Russian GRU officials who, they claim, had carried out the Skripal attacks last March. "We were right," she said with a stiff upper lip, "to say in March that the Russian State was responsible."
0:50 [Investmentwatchblog] (E)
The original group of PayPal founders and employees who have gone on to become one of the most successful groups of individuals in the world. The portfolio of companies they’ve founded includes; Tesla, Youtube, Space X, Linkedin, Yelp, and Founders Fund, to name a few.
17:02 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
With only two months before the crucial midterm Congressional elections in the U.S., President Trump is spending about half his time holding rallies around the country, backing candidates who support his program, while denouncing the Democratic Party`s effort to make the election into a referendum for Trump`s impeachment.
16:54 [Sott] (E)
The shocking assassination Friday of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People`s Republic, may end the Minsk Agreements and reignite the Donbass insurgency against Kiev rule. The elimination of a high-profile Russian ally in Ukraine was almost certainly done with one eye on the developing `mother-of-all-stand-offs` between Russian-Syrian forces and terrorist-F.UK.US forces in and around Syria.
18:25 [Zero Hedge] (E)
In 2013, top Obama Administration officials described their policy in the Syrian War as one of keeping the war going. The administration wanted a big seat at the table for a political settlement, which officials clarified meant ensuring that the war kept going so that there was never a clear victor.
17:06 [The Saker Blog/ Eric Zuesse] (E)
The global alliance for evil is the system that’s behind the current reality, which some call “permanent war for permanent peace,” and others call “perpetual war for perpetual peace,” but it’s the same thing no matter what it’s called: the ‘national security’ system that exists today, and that was accurately foreseen (and dramatically embellished) in George Orwell’s allegorical novel, 1984. What it is, in reality, is the coerced taking from the public so as to further enrich the aristocracy.
16:55 [Zero Hedge] (E)
From NFL players ‘taking a knee’ during the national anthem, to preschoolers being brainwashed with the ideology of transgenderism, these left-leaning movements have one goal in mind, and that is to undermine and destroy the foundation of the Western nation state. This month, the Liberal propaganda machine shifted into overdrive, publicizing yet another divisive scandal to forward their agenda of creating a New World Order.
12:38 [Aim 4 Truth] (E)
March 19, 2017 - Why is Senator John McCain, the most aggressive warhawk in Congress, viciously attacking President Trump as if he were in the opposition party? In the worst kind of political irony, McCain, the former leader of the Keating Five gang, who cost U.S. taxpayers over $1 trillion in the savings and loan debacle, is accusing Trump of impropriates and misdeeds.
16:52 [Sott] (E)
The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union was ostensibly a conflict between two ideologies and two socio-economic systems. All that seems to be over.
14:36 [The State oft the Nation] (E)
A Lifelong Warmonger and Occasional War Criminal is Eulogized as a War Hero by the Mainstream Media. It’s often been said that it’s best to allow every man a peaceful death…regardless of what his life was like.
19:09 [Strategic Culture] (E)
It may seem paradoxical that any American interest would seek to deliberately prolong the Afghan quagmire. Costing trillions of dollars to the national debt, one would think that US planners are anxious to wind down the war and cut their immense losses.
Not so, it seems.
13:42 [Russia Insider] (E)
Since 1991 and the formal end of the first Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the world has experienced an American “unipolar moment” as the bipartisan US policy establishment sought to consolidate and perpetuate its hegemonic control over the entire plant. Doomed to fail even before it received its fullest articulation in 1996 by neoconservative ideologists William Kristol and Robert Kagan (misleadingly billed as “Toward a Neo-Reaganite Foreign Policy”), that misbegotten moment thankfully is coming to an end.
2:23 [Asia Times] (E)
Literally bridging Europe and Asia, Turkey has long appeared to refute Rudyard Kipling’s idea that “East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.” An EU Customs Union member with strong banking ties to the European Union, and a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Turkey has also been quite happy to involve Russia and China in its economic development.
2:22 [Club Orlov] (E)
There are a lot of behaviors being exhibited by those in positions of power in the US that seem disparate and odd. We watch Trump who is imposing sanctions on country after country, dreaming of eradicating his country’s structural trade deficit with the rest of the world. We watch pretty much all of US Congress falling over each other in their attempt to impose the harshest possible sanctions on Russia.
19:35 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The greatest tool at the disposal of globalists is the use of false paradigms to manipulate public perception and thus public action. The masses are led to believe that at the highest levels of geopolitical and financial power there is such a thing as “sides.” This is utter nonsense when we examine the facts at hand.
16:02 [Reminiscence of the Future] (E)
One has to conclude that the United States has now become the ultimate angry imperial power, lashing out with the only thing that seems to work – its ability to interfere in and control financial markets – to punish nations that do not play by its rules. Given Washington’s diminishing clout worldwide, it is a situation that is unsustainable and which will ultimately only really punish the American people as the United States becomes more isolated and its imperial overreach bankrupts the nation.
14:13 [New Eastern Outlook/F.William Engdahl] (E)
Today by far the deadliest weapon of mass destruction in Washington’s arsenal lies not with the Pentagon or its traditional killing machines. It’s de facto a silent weapon: the ability of Washington to control the global supply of money, of dollars, through actions of the privately-owned Federal Reserve in coordination with the US Treasury and select Wall Street financial groups. Developed over a period of decades since the decoupling of the dollar from gold by Nixon in August, 1971, today control of the dollar is a financial weapon that few if any rival nations are prepared to withstand
13:37 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Understanding the crises in the world today requires understanding the truth of how we got here. Not many experts are willing to tell you the real truth of world conflict though. The gist of the matter is stunningly simple though, only it’s always seemed unpatriotic for any American to utter it. The world is in crisis for the defense of an impossible American Dream. It’s the same dream of conspicuous consumption and want we were deluded by back in the 60s, the vision of endless possibility.
23:26 [Americans for Innovation] (E)
The Globalist Racketeer Kingpin Running The Queen’s Privy Council With George Soros
20:02 [Strategic Culture/Eric Zuesse] (E)
Who rules the land? A deeper and truer version of this question is: What rules the land? Is it the money (the aristocracy), or is it the people (the public, the residents on that land)? (For the interest of paleoconservatives, the issue of residents’ citizenship will come later here, as “immigrants” instead of as “citizenship”; but our basic focus is not ethnicity/nationality; it’s class: the money, versus the voters; not the natives, versus the foreigners.)
19:50 [The Duran] (E)
A contest for political control of Europe is gearing up between two American teams, one headed by the long-established George Soros, and the other now being set up by the upstart Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign-manager. Soros has long led America’s liberal billionaires in controlling Europe, and Bannon is now organizing a team of America’s conservative billionaires to wrest that control from the liberal ones.
11:30 [Zero Hedge] (E)
James Jatras, a former US diplomat poses a highly pertinent question in his piece Lenin Updated: Firstly, he says, President Trump meets with President Putin and appears to make some progress in easing bilateral tensions. “Immediately all hell breaks loose: Trump is called a traitor. The ‘sanctions bill from hell’ is introduced in the Senate, and Trump is forced onto the defensive”. Next, Senator Rand Paul goes to meet with Putin in Moscow, Jatras notes. Paul hands over a letter from the US President proposing moderate steps towards détente.
11:26 [Tim Hayward] (E)
Something like a privatised global constitution governs financial relationships affecting the life prospects of everyone on the planet. Not only does this entrench the pursuit of interests that run counter to social justice, ecological sustainability, and even real economic productivity. It is implicated in a further, fundamental and all-encompassing, problem. War.
11:07 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating – exponentially, as if there was a deadline to collapse the world. Looks like a last-ditch effort to bring down international trade in favor of — what? – Make America Great Again? – Prepare for US mid-term elections? – Rally the people behind an illusion? – Or what?
23:15 [The Saker Blog] (E)
Sanctions left and sanctions right. Financial mostly, taxes, tariffs, visas, travel bans – confiscation of foreign assets, import and export prohibitions and limitations; and also punishing those who do not respect sanctions dished out by Trump, alias the US of A, against friends of their enemies. The absurdity seems endless and escalating – exponentially, as if there was a deadline to collapse the world.
20:57 [Eurasia Future] (E)
At the end of the Cold War, US President George H.W. Bush began speaking openly about his desire to create a “New World Order”. Shortly thereafter, Francis Fukuyama published his infamous book The End of History. The book presented a positive twist on a prototypical apocalyptic narrative in which the author postulated that after centuries of global ideological confrontations, the neo-liberal American system had ‘beaten’ all others.
23:45 [RT] (E)
President Donald Trump vowed to make America great again, pledging to pull the US out of each and every unfair trade agreement, and to even out the trade imbalance with each and every partner.
22:10 [Strategic Culture/Wayne Madsen] (E)
Instead of outside colonial powers carving up spheres of interest in Africa at a congress in Berlin, as they did between 1884 and 1885, a set of new players are staking military and economic claims in Africa. Replacing paternalistic neo-colonial overseers like France, Britain, and the United States – which divided Africa into Francophile, Anglophile, and “coalition of the willing” countries, respectively – are China, Russia, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
14:33 [Strategic Culture] (E)
Russia, Iran, China, and now Turkey are in the same boat, as all have become the target of US sanctions. But none of those nations has bowed under the pressure. Russia had foreseen the developments in advance and took timely measures to protect itself.
14:31 [Eurasia Future] (E)
The US’ Hybrid War on OBOR doesn’t stop at the military phase but importantly continues into the informational domain in order to undermine China’s New Silk Roads through the planting of Trumpist “time bombs” in strategic transit states that can only be neutralized by a comprehensive perception management strategy that breaks from the centralized model that Beijing is known for.
22:49 [Global Research/ Prof. Michael Chossudovsky] (E)
Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is it part of the “Global War on Terrorism”, going after the bad guys, or is it something else?
22:49 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
The immediate weeks ahead can see very dramatic changes if there is an all-out push to defend Donald Trump`s presidency from the three years` British intelligence attack, and to push the United States into the Belt and Road Initiative and its great projects of infrastructure.
22:48 [Eurasia Future] (E)
Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that he is willing and in fact happy to engage in direct talks with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani about a would-be JCPOA 2.0 – a revision of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal negotiated at the time by Barack Obama with his counterparts from Iran, China, Russia, the European Union, Germany, France and Britain.
20:49 [Eurasia Future] (E)
With Donald Trump doubling existing steel and aluminium tariffs against Turkey while decrying the present state of relations between Washington and Ankara, it is clear that Washington’s economic war against Turkey which had raged prior to the 10th of August is now official and being conducted openly.
22:48 [The Unz Review] (E)
Buzzfeed recently had an article in which they reveal how Henry Kissinger has been lobbying Trump and Jared Kushner about cooperating with Russia to box in China.
The idea is to pull of the reverse of what Nixon accomplished in the 1970s, patching up relations with Red China to exert more pressure on the more powerful USSR.
20:41 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
The question to be answered here is, to which “head” do we refer, when citing this ancient cross-cultural metaphor in our headline? We have insisted, since we began covering the continuing regime change operation in the United States, that the “head” is the Anglo-Dutch imperial system
21:27 [Strategic Culture] (E)
On March 1st Russian President Vladimir Putin changed the geopolitical game. During his speech he unveiled new weapons which instantly made obsolete much of the U.S military’s physical arsenal.
And the panic in Washington was palpable.
Since that speech everything geopolitical has accelerated. The US government under Trump has shifted its strategies in response to this. No longer were we threatening North Korea with military invasion.
13:25 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
The British Empire would have you believe that they are totally in control of the current strategic situation, and fully confident that their Empire will last another thousand years.
2:02 [Eurasia Future] (E)
Three of the top worldwide trends that will continue to influence International Relations across the next decade are the threat of Hybrid War Balkanization, the ongoing struggle between Trumpism vs. Globalism, and the prospects of a Renaissance 2.0, with the most likely vision of the future being a blend of these prevailing tendencies.
8:43 [youtube/Paul Joseph Watson] (E)
A day that will live in infamy.
21:39 [Strategic Culture] (E)
In the current multipolar world in which we live, economic and military factors are decisive in guaranteeing countries their sovereignty. Russia and China seem to be taking this very seriously, committed to the de-dollarization of their economies and the accelerated development of hypersonic weapons.
8:05 [Youtube/TheRealNews] (E)
A Saudi-led airstrike has killed dozens in Yemen`s port city of Hodeida amid UN warnings of another catastrophic cholera outbreak. Professor Isa Blumi of Stockholm University and author of "Destroying Yemen," discusses the motives and impact of the unrelenting US-backed assault
7:48 [Strategic Culture] (E)
This is something unheard of. A NATO country has imposed personal sanctions on senior officials of another member of the bloc! The White House has announced that the US Treasury Department is imposing sanctions on two Turkish officials, Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul and Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu, because of what has happened to Andrew Craig Brunson, a detained American pastor who was tried on espionage and terror-related charges. He faces up to 35 years in jail if convicted. Brunson is one of 20 Americans who were charged after the coup two years ago.
0:07 [Oriental Review] (E)
The past few weeks have been busy with events that have had a powerful impact on the security of the world, and key roles in those incidents have been played by the US and directly by the US president. Those events were accompanied by rumors, gossip, analytical deliberations, and presumptions.
22:57 [Strategic Culture] (E)
Kissinger was talking with Edward Luce of the Financial Times about the current US President: “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time, to mark the end of an era, and to force it to give up its old pretences”. Later in the conversation, he qualifies this assessment by adding, however: “It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.”
0:17 [Strategic Culture] (E)
The public have been so brainwashed by Big Brother’s lies, so that many people won’t believe this article unless they click onto the link wherever they happen to think that what it is alleging is false. Then, they will see the evidence, for themselves, and will recognize that they’ve been fooled about that matter, and those readers will learn something important that they didn’t know before — including that Big Brother is real, and what it actually is, and how it came to be the way it is. This is about reality, the reality behind the screen of lies.
13:28 [Strategic Culture] (E)
Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Russia became America’s sworn enemy in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. As is often the case, however, conventional wisdom can be illusory.
0:58 [State of the Nation] (E)
Why are they really going after Putin? Because Putin is a patriot, not a globalist. Putin is a peacemaker, not a warmonger. Putin is a righteous leader, not a petty tyrant. Putin is God-fearing, not godless.
23:57 [Battle for World] (E)
In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss a claim, by the IMF’s former guy in Russia, that there ‘will never be a debt crisis’ with the country’s current economic team in charge. They look at the classical liberal policies adopted by the Central Bank of Russia and how & why it has provided stability during the ruble crisis of 2014-2015.
23:54 [New Eastern Outlook] (E)
Post-Cold War, the United States abused and squandered its monopoly over military and economic power. It led serial wars of aggression across the globe, destroying entire regions of the planet. It proved that whatever the rhetoric was used to sell its unipolar world order to rest of the world, it was in practice an order that ultimately served Wall Street and Washington at the expense of everyone else on the planet.
22:59 [Unz Review] (E)
Like an orange hurricane, President Trump made a stormy visit to the Old World. Usually American presidents’ visits to Europe present photo opportunities and vows of eternal love and friendship. Not this time. Since the Mongol invasion, not many visitors from outside shook Europe like he did. The US President has finally emerged from the cage built by his political adversaries, and begun to say things his voters wanted to hear.
21:43 [unz] (E)
The darling of the war party needs to answer some questions
14:43 [The Saker] (E)
by Peter Koenig - Looks like Trump is running amok with his “trading policies”. Not only has he upset the European Union – which doesn’t deserve any better, frankly, for having been and still being submissive vassals against the will of by now 90% of Europeans; but he has also managed to get China into a fury. Well, for China it is really not that important, because China has plenty of other markets, including basically all of Asia and probably increasingly also Europe, as Europe increasingly feel the need for detaching from the US.
23:39 [Oriental Review] (E)
A recent poll indicated that two-thirds of Germans believe that Trump is “more dangerous” than President Putin, and the German Foreign Minister declared on Monday that his country “can no longer completely rely on the White House”. The Mainstream Media is portraying all of this as the disastrous self-inflicted destruction of the US’ traditional transatlantic relationships and hinting that Trump betrayed America’s closest allies, but the situation is much more complicated than that simplistic explanation would make it seem.
22:30 [Strategic Culture] (E)
For nearly 30 years since the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the United States and its main Western European allies the United Kingdom, France and Germany have comfortably assumed themselves to be the invincible and unstoppable spearhead and cutting edge of the human race. The assumption that democracy and free trade, Western style will conquer the world is axiomatically held and permeates the educational systems and intelligentsia of all these nations.
22:17 [Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity] (E)
On the world’s Grand Chessboard, the US is fighting for control and influence. And there are countries where its ambassadors are perceived more as imperial governors than simple channels of communication. At the height of the Maidan protests in Kiev in early 2014, a conversation was leaked between the US ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, and the then-Assistant Secretary of State in the Obama administration, Victoria Nuland. The conversation gained notoriety because Nuland said to Pyatt, "F**k the EU" and the recording was almost instantly available on Youtube.
18:03 [Neon Nettle] (E)
Hacking group Anonymous has released a new video in which they vow to release evidence that Hillary Clinton has been working on a plan to "cull the population" of the planet.
23:09 [Judicial Watch] (E)
A Colombian human rights group funded by the U.S. government and leftwing billionaire George Soros is attacking Judicial Watch for exposing its ties to the country’s famously violent Marxist guerrilla. Judicial Watch’s involvement is on behalf of American taxpayers who unknowingly finance the political activities of the Soros Open Society Foundations (OSF) abroad, including in Colombia...The movement, supported by the Obama administration, also seeks to rebrand decades of massacres, kidnappings, child soldiering, and drug trafficking by a criminal syndicate as simply....
21:40 [The Future of Freedom Foundation] (E)
There are no nations. There are no peoples … There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable by-laws of business.”—Network (1976) There are those who will tell you that any mention of a New World Order government—a power elite conspiring to rule the world—is the stuff of conspiracy theories. I am not one of those skeptics.
17:43 [The Millennium Report] (E)
A group of MEPs have urged Cyprian authorities not to cooperate with Russia on an inquiry against the man behind the Magnitsky Act, William Browder. Now, a Russian lawyer claims that Browder himself arranged this petition to hide data on his operations...The incident that Veselnitskaya was referring to took place in late October 2017. At that time, 17 members of the European Parliament appealed to Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades in an open letter, in which they called on him to stop assisting Russia in its investigation against Browder.
1:13 [The Nation] (E)
The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies helped kill the nuke deal, but it’s not satisfied—it wants harsh new sanctions against any country doing business with Iran.
23:49 [Global Research] (E)
Despite tremendous hardship which the Venezuelan people are having to face, despite the sanctions and intimidation from abroad, President Nicolás Maduro has won a second six-year term. Two weeks ago, at the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where I addressed several leaders of East African left-wing opposition, an acting Charge d’ Affaires, Jose Avila Torres, declared: “People of Venezuela are now facing similar situation as the Syrian people.” True.
11:50 [Strategic Culture] (E)
The announced meeting between Trump and Putin has already produced a good result by revealing the hypocrisy of the media and politicians. The meeting has been branded as the greatest danger to humanity, according to the Western globalist elite, because of the danger that "peace could break out between Russia and the United States".
2:20 [Asia Times] (E)
On June 7, a group of about 300 ordinary Vietnamese in Phan Ri Cua City of Binh Thuan province formed the first rally against a draft law on special economic zones (SEZ).
2:19 [Information Clearing House] (E)
Dividing the Earth`s nations into 1st, 2nd and 3rd world has fallen out of favor; apparently it offended sensibilities. It has been replaced by the politically correct developed and developing nations, a terminology which suggests all developing nations are on the pathway to developed-nation status. What`s been lost in jettisoning the 1st, 2nd and 3rd world categories is the distinction between developing (2nd world) and dysfunctional states (3rd world), states we now label "failed states."
1:57 [Blacklisted News] (E)
Mr. Adelson, whose net worth is believed to total $43.4 billion as of June 2018, is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas-based gaming and hospitality giant Las Vegas Sands Corp.
19:53 [Zero Hedge] (E)
"Why are Europeans not asking themselves: Who is Europe’s enemy in all of this - what causes this refugee-crisis? The refugees certainly didn’t."
18:30 [New Eastern Outlook/F.William Engdahl] (E)
As American motorists complain of rising gasoline prices, the Trump Administration and the oil and banking interests behind it are smiling on their way to the proverbial bank. If we look at seeming disparate events in Iran, in Venezuela and now in Libya it becomes clear there is a coherent strategy to promote disruption in key oil flows to the immediate advantage of US oil domination.
1:35 [ZeroHedge] (E)
When economic protests quickly turned into widespread anti-regime protests engulfing some 75 mostly provincial cities and towns across Iran in late December and into January, we took note of the State Department`s brazen pro-revolutionary rhetoric calling for "elements inside of Iran" to lead a "transition of government" in spokesperson Heather Nauert`s own words (echoing prior statements by then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson).
1:46 [Voltairenet] (E)
After having observed Donald Trump’s historical references (the constitutional compromise of 1789, the examples of Andrew Jackson and Richard Nixon) and the way in which his partisans perceive his politics, Thierry Meyssan here analyses his anti-imperialist actions. The US President is not interested in taking a step back, but on the contrary, abandoning the interests of the transnational ruling class in order to develop the US national economy.
1:16 [New Eastern Outlook/F.William Engdahl] (E)
The only new part of the ongoing Trump Administration economic warfare, a calculated assault on friend and foe alike from Russia to China to Iran to Venezuela and the EU, via so-called tariff war, is a President who uses Tweets as a weapon to throw opponents off balance. Since at least the beginning of the 1970’s Washington has deployed similar tactics of economic blackmail and destabilization to force what has become a global domination not of US manufactured goods, but rather of the dollar as world reserve currency.
1:04 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
President Donald Trump is actively on his way to becoming the greatest "peace president" in the nation`s history. Two of the primary cockpits for war, carefully nurtured by the British Empire and its assets in the United States to remain "frozen conflicts," supposedly beyond any possibility of resolution — as conflicts intended to force all nations on Earth to "choose sides" — are now on their way to being resolved.
16:08 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
In early 2014 we remarked on Color Revolution by Force in Syria and Ukraine: Accompanying the demonstrations and illegal occupations of government buildings are in both cases brutal, criminal attacks on the police and other government forces. In Syria the violence "muscle" part was done by foreign financed Jihadists while neo-nazi gangs are used in the Ukraine....The aim is "regime change" of legitimate governments by small minorities. Should the "regime" resist to that the alternative of destroying the state and the whole society is also wholeheartedly accepted.