Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

by Matthew Hoh CounterPunch Feb 15, It has been more than nine years since I resigned in protest over the escalation of the Afghan War from my position as a Political Officer with the US State Department in Afghanistan. It had been my third time to war, along with several years of working in positions … Continue reading Time for Peace in Afghanistan and an End to the Lies

James Clapper’s Intelligence Community Assessment

On the 2nd anniversary of the “assessment” blaming Russia for “collusion” with Trump there is still no evidence other than that which shows the media “colluded” with the spooks.   By Ray McGovern Consortium News Jan 7, 2017 The banner headline atop page one of The New York Times print edition two years ago today, on January 7, 2017, set … Continue reading James Clapper’s Intelligence Community Assessment

Critics of Syria Withdrawal are the Same Ones Who Fueled Rise of ISIS

Too many of those protesting the removal of U.S. forces are authors of the catastrophe that tore Syria to pieces by Max Blumenthal Consortium News Dec 27, 2018 Donald Trump’s announcement of an imminent withdrawal of US troops from northeastern Syria summoned a predictable paroxysm of outrage from Washington’s foreign policy establishment. Former secretary of state … Continue reading Critics of Syria Withdrawal are the Same Ones Who Fueled Rise of ISIS

Our Empty National Soul

The nation shopped while our democracy crumbled, and this escapist consumerism is what birthed Trump. by BOB HENNELLY Salon  Just when we thought the media’s hysteria and hand-wringing over Trump occupying the White House reached its climax, his latest antics and disclosures of past wrongdoing took it all to a higher level. It is a cycle that … Continue reading Our Empty National Soul

Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

The secret to ending the strength of ISIS in Syria is not the continued presence of American troops. It is for America’s ever closer allies in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf to cut off the major artery of money and arms, which we should never forget in origin and for a long time had a … Continue reading Continued US Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It

We Know How Trump’s War Game Ends

Nothing unites our political class like the threat of ending our never-ending war. by Matt Taibbi Rolling Stone Dec 21, 2018 So we’re withdrawing troops from the Middle East. GOOD! What’s the War on Terror death count by now, a half-million? How much have we spent, $5 trillion? Five-and-a-half? For that cost, we’ve destabilized the … Continue reading We Know How Trump’s War Game Ends

Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization. by   Evan Osnos  New Yorker Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye … Continue reading Survival of the Richest: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich