From Africa, Middle East, Latin America to Ukraine – Snowden & Human Rights : Theatre vs Reality

By Tortilla Con Sal Recent legislative theatricals in the US Congress once again brought the issue of mass surveillance into the corporate media headlines and with it the continuing hype around Edward Snowden. Ever since Snowden made his revelations, his supporters have claimed his actions constitute a heroic defence of fundamental civil rights in the…

Washington’s Al Qaeda Ally Now Leading ISIS in Libya

By Eric Draitser The revelations that US ally Abdelhakim Belhadj is now leading ISIS in Libya should come as no surprise to those who have followed US policy in that country, and throughout the region. It illustrates for the umpteenth time that Washington has provided aid and comfort to precisely those forces it claims to…

Da’esh : Washington’s Proxy Army Trained to “Occupy” Syria

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya Is the US planning the occupation of Syria by training an unconventional insurgent invasion force? Think regime change in Syria is off the drawing board? Think again. The bombing of the ISIL or ISIS in Syria is part of a brinkmanship campaign leading up to a potential non-conventional invasion, parallel to…

Turmoil in Hong Kong, Terrorism in Xinjiang: America’s Covert War on China

By Tony Cartalucci China is facing increasing pressure along two fronts. In its western province of Xinjiang, terrorists have been stepping up destabilization and separatist activities.In China’s southeast Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, protests have disrupted normality in the dense urban streets, with protest leaders seeking to directly confront Beijing while dividing and destabilizing both…

US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn

By Tony Cartalucci It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is documented fact. The current conflict in the Middle East may appear to be a chaotic conflagration beyond the control of the United States and its many eager allies,…

America’s Jihad

By K R Bolton US President Ronald Reagan meeting with Afghan Mujahedeen, who he called “freedom fighters”, in the Oval Office on February 2, 1983. (Ronald Reagan Library) The Islamic State organization seems to have arisen overnight, well-armed, and swiftly moving through Iraq and Syria, seemingly unstoppable. One might wonder as to how plausible it…

The Reverse Brzezinski: The Ultimate Eurasian Dilemma

By Andrew Korybko PART I Introduction: A global shift in US strategy is currently underway, with America transitioning from the ‘world policeman’ to the Lead From Behind mastermind. This fundamental shift essentially entails the US moving from a majority forward-operating military to a defensive stay-behind force. Part of this transformation is the reduction of the…