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Nuclear Testing, Never Again

Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated the world’s first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexican desert. Just three weeks later, U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers executed surprise atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 214,000 people by the end of 1945, and injuring … Continue reading "Nuclear Testing, Never Again"

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Remember When America Killed Moscow’s Soldiers

Policymakers who spent years treating Russia as an enemy are now enraged over unverified claims that Moscow paid the Afghan Taliban to kill American military personnel. That would be outrageous, of course. Perhaps US policymakers now know how Soviet officials felt after Washington provided Stinger missiles and other weapons to the Afghan Mujahedeen to kill … Continue reading "Remember When America Killed Moscow’s Soldiers"

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Israel Is Trying To Provoke Iran To Start a War

With only four months left to the U.S. presidential elections, and the increasing likelihood of Donald Trump, the most pro-Israel President in history, losing, Israel has been trying to provoke Iran to start a war, so that it can drag the United State into it. This is not anything new. For over a decade Benjamin … Continue reading "Israel Is Trying To Provoke Iran To Start a War"

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Time To Rethink the US-South Korea Alliance

North Korea has blown up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. It is threatening an all-out pamphlet war in response to defectors sending anti-regime propaganda to the north. South Korea’s unification minister has stepped down after failing to meet with his North Korean counterparts during his 14-month tenure. Pyongyang is not happy about the balloons … Continue reading "Time To Rethink the US-South Korea Alliance"

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The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

Uniformed U.S. soldiers occupied the center of the city, where an armored personnel carrier was stationed at a major intersection. Was it Kabul or Atlanta? A US military helicopter hovered over crowds of unarmed civilians, its down-drafts whipping debris and broken glass into their faces. Was it Mogadishu or Washington, D.C.? Armed, uniformed men surrounded … Continue reading "The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home"

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Sovereignty Mockery: Drone Tyranny at Home and Abroad

Take it from a penitent practitioner of drone warfare: Americans do not want these devices hovering over their cities. Only it’s already a reality. Literally as I type, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is flying a predator drone over Minneapolis, surveilling people protesting the police execution of George Floyd. Almost certainly, this particular prototype isn’t … Continue reading "Sovereignty Mockery: Drone Tyranny at Home and Abroad"

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New ICC Complaint Filed Over US-Israel War Crimes in Palestine

A prominent Canadian human rights lawyer has submitted a request to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate senior US and Israeli officials for alleged war crimes committed against the Palestinian people. William Schabas, a professor of international law at Middlesex University in London, filed a lengthy Article 15 communication with the ICC’s Office of … Continue reading "New ICC Complaint Filed Over US-Israel War Crimes in Palestine"

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The Russian Bounties Hoax

There’s no reason for you to accept the story about the Russian military paying Afghan militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post all started this controversy late last week with incredibly thin stories. They did not even pretend to claim that it was true the … Continue reading "The Russian Bounties Hoax"

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New York Times Deploys Heavy Gun to Back ‘Intel’ on Russian Bounties

The New York Times is pulling out all the stops in promoting its dubious story on Russia offering bounty for dead U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Wednesday’s installment, a “news analysis” by Times veteran writers David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt, treats the allegations that Russia paid Taliban or Taliban-related terrorists to kill US troops as … Continue reading "New York Times Deploys Heavy Gun to Back ‘Intel’ on Russian Bounties"

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Who To Believe on Afghan Intelligence: CIA, NSA, or Pentagon?

Digging below the" bombshell" headlines and MSM chyrons on the current Russian-bounty-on-US-soldiers in Afghanistan allegations, it seems three separate US government (USG) agencies – the CIA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Pentagon – have different assessments as to the veracity of this story. To ascertain which assessments are most reliable, one has to … Continue reading "Who To Believe on Afghan Intelligence: CIA, NSA, or Pentagon?"

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Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts, and Broken Promises

On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, "We are ending the era of endless wars." That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the "endless" wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush or Barack Obama did in their first terms, … Continue reading "Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts, and Broken Promises"

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When New York Times Reporter Was Chief Propagandist for Atomic Bomb

William L. Laurence earned the nickname "Atomic Bill" several times over. He was a Pulitzer-winning New York Times science reporter who became embedded with the Manhattan Project and followed its creation of the first atomic bombs at several sites around the United States. As the first use of the new weapon against Japan neared, seventy-five summers ago, … Continue reading "When New York Times Reporter Was Chief Propagandist for Atomic Bomb"

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Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!)

“American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan,” claims the New York Times. More controversially, the authors write that US president Donald Trump was briefed on the assessment (he denies it) and the piece’s tag line says that his administration … Continue reading "Afghanistan Bounties: Pot, Meet Kettle (and Turn Off the Stove!)"

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Serving the Bottomless Kool-Aid: ‘Blame Russia’ Rides Again!

When a nation touts its own exceptionalism, that’s called patriotism. Absolute Americanism so red-blooded that it’s become mandatory for all political aspirants (think Obama’s "belief” with "his every fiber") to prostrate themselves at exceptionalism’s altar. Funny, when an individual believes himself exceptional – that’s diagnosable. Sociopaths afflicted with messiah complexes proclaim their exceptionalism. No one … Continue reading "Serving the Bottomless Kool-Aid: ‘Blame Russia’ Rides Again!"

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