The Pentagon Plans for a Perpetual Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia
Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now. Who’s even paying attention, given the eternal changing of the guard at the White House, as well as the latest in tweets, sexual revelations and investigations of every sort? And yet it increasingly looks as if,... Read more
Donald Trump and the Art of the Arms Deal
It’s one of those stories of the century that somehow never gets treated that way. For an astounding 25 of the past 26 years, the United States has been the leading arms-dealer on the planet, at some moments in near monopolistic fashion. Its major weapons-producers, including Boeing, Raytheon and... Read more
Making Atrocities Great Again
A barely noticed anniversary slid by on March 20, 2018. It’s been 15 years since the United States committed the greatest war crime of the 21st century — the unprovoked, aggressive invasion of Iraq. The New York Times, which didn’t exactly cover itself in glory in the run-up to... Read more
How Syria Fits Into the Trump-Russia Scandal
In late February 2018 The Washington Post reported that one of Vladimir Putin’s main oligarch allies, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, was an intermediary between the Syrian government, the Russian government and Russian mercenaries under Prigozhin’s control. This is the same Yevgeniy Prigozhin who was indicted in February along with 12 other... Read more
Russia Wants to Build a Whole City for Developing Weapons
During the Cold War, the Soviet Union organized its vast academic and industrial resources to achieve scientific and industrial breakthroughs for the nation’s military forces. Locked in the global struggle against Washington’s massive military-industrial complex, Moscow needed its best and brightest citizens working on a vast array of technologies... Read more
Donald Trump Tells the World to Drop Dead
Pres. Donald Trump has a plan to solve America’s drug crisis. Kill the drug dealers. “We have pushers and drugs dealers, they are killing hundreds and hundreds of people,” Trump said at a recent White House summit on opioid abuse. “Some countries have a very, very tough penalty —... Read more
Only Security Can Buy Time for Oil-Exporters to Evolve
As energy ministers and corporate executives emerge from CeraWeek in Houston in early March 2018, it is increasingly clear that the future of OPEC is shrouded in a dark, murky liquid. The cartel’s 14 member states, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Iran in the Middle East, African... Read more
John Bolton Leads an Assault on the Truth
John Bolton is an unusual pick for Trump’s national security adviser. As a Bush administration alum, he, in as recently as 2016, said that he would “still overthrow Saddam Hussein” if he had known everything that he knows today. His sentiment betrays Pres. Donald Trump’s condemnation of the Iraq War, and Bolton’s advocacy... Read more
America’s Phony War
Overseas, the United States is engaged in real wars in which bombs are dropped, missiles are launched and people — generally not Americans — are killed, wounded, uprooted and displaced. Yet here at home, there’s nothing real about those wars.  Here, it’s phony war all the way. In the... Read more
God Wills It!

God Wills It!

WIB politics March 19, 2018

America may be sinking ever deeper into the moral morass of the Donald Trump era, but if you think the malevolence of this period began with him, think again. The moment I still dwell on, the moment I believe ignited the vast public disorder that is now our all-American... Read more
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