:: United States06.30.2016
Introduction: Over the past fifty plus years, over 125 mass shootings/massacres have occurred within the United States but not one perpetrator has been identified as a trained member of an international Islamist terrorist organization.
Introduction: Rational Voters and Irrational Experts.Large swaths of the US electorate are voting for rational choices against a system controlled by an economic and political oligarchy.
Introduction: During her 4 years as Secretary of State of the United States (2009-2014), Hillary Clinton controlled US foreign policy. She had access to the most confidential information and state documents, numbering in the tens of thousands, from all of the major government departments and agencies, Intelligence, FBI, the Pentagon, Treasury and the office of the President.
Introduction: Over half the US electorate views the two leading candidates for the 2016 Presidential elections with horror and disdain. In contrast, the entire corporate mass media, here and abroad, repeat outrageous virtuous claims on behalf of Hillary Clinton and visceral denunciations of Donald Trump.
Post-colonial empires are complex organizations. They are organized on a multi-tiered basis, ranging from relative autonomous national and regional allies to subservient vassal states, with variations in between.
Introduction: President Obama is racing forward to establish his imperial legacy throughout Russia, Asia and Latin America. In the last two years he has accelerated the buildup of his military nuclear arsenal on the frontiers of Russia. The Pentagon has designed a high tech anti-missile system to undermine Russian defenses.
Introduction: From left to right a raucous chorus has emerged to denounce Republican Presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump as a ‘fascist’. They cite his campaign promises to build an Israeli-style wall along the US border; his threats to expel eleven million undocumented immigrants; and to restrict foreign Muslims from entering the US, as well as the way his pugnacious face and arm resemble those of Benito Mussolini (’he juts out his chin, he raises his arm’).
Introduction: Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court marks a continuation and deepening of the lopsided ethno-religious representation in the US judicial system. If Garland is appointed, Jewish justices will comprise 45% of the Court, even though they represent less than 2% of the overall population.
Introduction: Pluto-Zionism is the three-way marriage of plutocracy, rightwing Zionism and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a serial war criminal, racist and servant of Wall Street. How did this deadly ménage-a-trois come about?
Introduction: The presidential elections of 2016 have several unique characteristics that defy common wisdom about political practices in 21st century America.
We work so hard to establish ourselves and to get where we are and to have somebody (Jonathan Pollard) screw it up and then have Jewish organizations line up behind this guy and try to make him out a hero of the Jewish people, it bothers the hell out of me
Introduction: Over the past few decades, insurgent mass movements reflecting political discontent with the domestic economy and imperialist foreign policy have emerged to challenge the leadership and policies of the Democratic Party (DP).
Introduction: Over the past 15 years the US has been engaged in a series of wars, which has led many writers to refer to the rise of militarism the growth of an empire, built primarily by and for the projection of military power and only secondarily to advance economic imperialism.
The Conference of 52 Presidents of the Major American (sic) Jewish Organizations and the US-Iran Nuclear Agreement: The Centerpiece of US Foreign Policy Struggle08.11.2015
Prologue: In the village of Duma, an 18 month old Palestinian baby died following the fire-bombing of his familys home by Israeli settlers. The father of the child died of burns a week later and the surviving mother and young sibling are barely alive covered with burns from racist Jewish arson.
Introduction: Throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia, rightwing governments have increasingly adopted extremist socio-economic policies, slashing social expenditures, labor and welfare legislation, while increasing corporate subsidies and reducing taxes for the elite.
A Critique of US “Grand Strategy toward China”. Seven Mistaken Assumptions, Presumptions and Prescriptions05.29.2015
The highly influential Council on Foreign Relations recently published a Special Report entitled, Revising US Grand Strategy toward China, (Council on Foreign Relations Press: NY 2015), co-authored by two of its Senior Fellows, Robert Blackwill and Ashley Tellis (B and T), which proposes a re-orientation of US policy toward China
Introduction: Harvard professor Joseph Nye, a former senior Pentagon functionary, is one of the longest serving and most influential advisers to US empire building officials. Nye has recently re-affirmed the primacy of the US as a world power in his latest book, Is the American Century Over? And his article, The American Century will survive the Rise of China (Financial Times, 3/26/15, p. 7).