The Management of Savagery – How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

by Jim Miles Global Research edited by O Society June 201, 2019 Even though the ending is known, Max Blumenthal’s book The Management of Savagery draws the reader through an intriguing tale of media management, political management, financial management all with the goal of achieving the management of savagery.  The title derives from a 2004 … Continue reading The Management of Savagery – How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally

  by Caitlin Johnstone edited by O Society June 9, 2019 with musical guest Corrosion of Conformity On Wednesday Southfront published an article titled “New Video Throws Light On Jaysh Al-Izza High-Tolerance To Al-Qaeda Ideology” about newly discovered footage showing the leader of a “rebel” faction in Syria cozying up with a militant who was wearing a badge … Continue reading Mainstream Media Mourn the Death of CIA-Backed Syrian Al-Qaeda/ ISIS Ally

Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

By Natylie Baldwin “I once asked my colleague, Zbigniew Brzezinski, that if everyone was allied with us, who were we organized against? My question surprised him, because I think that Brzezinski remains caught up in Cold War strategy even after the demise of the Soviet Union. In Cold War thinking it was important to have the … Continue reading Brzezinski’S Mad Imperial Strategy

Raqqa’s Dirty Secret: America Rents Trucks and Drivers to Help ISIS Escape from Syria

The BBC uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city. A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some … Continue reading Raqqa’s Dirty Secret: America Rents Trucks and Drivers to Help ISIS Escape from Syria

America’s War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew Bacevich

A young fighter in the civil war in Somalia, 1992. Alexander Joe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images AMERICA’S WAR FOR THE GREATER MIDDLE EAST:A Military History by Andrew Bacevich book review  by David Rohde NY Times In the opening chapter of his latest book, the military historian Andrew J. Bacevich blames Jimmy Carter, a president commonly viewed as … Continue reading America’s War for the Greater Middle East by Andrew Bacevich

The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia

If the Saudi power structure were to crumble in the wake of the Khashoggi scandal there would be chaos at home and a shift in power around the Gulf. by Daniel Lazare ConsortiumNews Oct 25, 2018 If Donald Trump seems at a loss about how to respond to the Jamal Khashoggi murder, it may not … Continue reading The Khashoggi Affair and the Future of Saudi Arabia