Trump administration escalates campaign of fear and terror against immigrants

6 March 2017 Another week of the Trump administration’s campaign against undocumented immigrants has brought another round of atrocious cases in which longstanding US residents have been snatched from their families and either jailed or deported. The litany of horrors has been almost entirely ignored by the national media and the Democratic Party, which is […]

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps

Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S – and – fundamentalist – Sunni, versus Russia – and – Shia – and – NON – fundamentalist – Sunni, sides, in the current oil-and-gas war in the Middle East, for control over territory in Syria, for […]

United States Must Answer for War Crimes in the Middle East

The West is feverishly seeking someone to blame for the catastrophic situation in the Middle East. Following on from John Kerry, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced his intention to request that the International Criminal Court investigate Russian «war crimes» in Syria. Hillary Clinton, a contender for the post of US president, is also […]

The Israeli Attack on the USS Liberty — Paul Craig Roberts

Introduction: For a number of years Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chief of Naval Operations and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was my colleague at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Tom, after whom the F-14 Tomcat fighter is named, expressed to me his concern that US politics and foreign policy was in […]

The motive for the attacks in Paris and Brussels by Thierry Meyssan

We don’t yet know who ordered the attacks in Paris and Brussels. Several potential leads have been mentioned, but only the hypothesis of an operation decided by Turkey has any serious backing. Thierry Meyssan describes the secret conflict which, for the last five years, has haunted the relations between the European Union, France and Turkey. […]

Reporting (or Not) the Ties Between US-Armed Syrian Rebels and Al Qaeda’s Affiliate By Gareth Porter

A crucial problem in news media coverage of the Syrian civil war has been how to characterize the relationship between the so-called “moderate” opposition forces armed by the CIA, on one hand, and the Al Qaeda franchise Al Nusra Front (and its close ally Ahrar al Sham), on the other. But it is a politically […]

«Queen of Chaos»: How Clinton’s Presidency Will Impact US Foreign Policy (II)

Hillary Clinton was a leading voice in helping persuade Obama to back a NATO operation in Libya allegedly to head off a possible physical extermination of opposition fighters by then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Even after the lesson of Iraq, Mrs Clinton had no plan after the Gaddafi’s regime fell. Libya tumbled into instability; it is torn […]

Facing Turkey, Europe chooses suicide by Thierry Meyssan

By signing an agreement with Turkey to slow the influx of refugees – which happens to be illegal in international law – the leaders of the European Union have taken a step further in their pact with the devil. A large part of the 3 billion Euros annually allotted to Ankara will serve to finance […]

Will We Miss President Obama?

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. From a “realist” perspective, there are plenty of reasons to criticize President Barack Obama’s foreign policy, particularly his timidity in facing down Official Washington’s dominant neoconservatives and liberal interventionists on Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and even Syria […]

Russia and Victory by Thierry Meyssan

The announcement of the partial withdrawal of the Russian Army from Syria has spawned a great number of commentaries which illustrate the preconceived bias of their authors rather than reality. Thierry Meyssan points out that the facts demonstrate not only that the differences between Moscow and Damascus have been resolved, but that Russia – which […]

Towards a new war in Lebanon by Thierry Meyssan

Lebanon has not been respecting its own constitution since May 2008, and no longer has a budget reserve. The country today is essentially adrift, and has once again become an easy prey for Israël. The failure of the operation against Syria has forced the colonial parties to seek a new target. While a second civil […]

«Main Part» of Russian Forces to Leave Syria: Mission Accomplished

On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most of its forces from Syria. According to the President, Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Latakia province and its Mediterranean naval base at Tartus would continue to operate as normal. He said both must be protected «from land, air and sea». In […]