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Trump in the Middle East: From ‘America First’ to Saudi and Israel first

Saudi and Israel are once again painting Iran as an existential threat to draw the US back to the region. But is that really in America's interests? President Donald Trump’s visit to the Middle East has turned out as expected: no single act of outreach to the Muslim world could undo his fueling of Islamophobia and no amount of Iranophobia

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Trump in the Middle East: From ‘America First’ to Saudi and Israel first

MEMO TO THE U.S. CONGRESS ON OBAMA GUN-RUNNING TO SYRIA

MEMO TO THE U.S. CONGRESS ON OBAMA GUN-RUNNING TO SYRIA: It's Already Happening by William F. Wertz, Jr. July 1, 2013 (EIRNS)—This release was issued today by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee. June 29—Three recent articles published by Reuters (June 18) and the New York Times (June 22 and June 29) now confirm what LaRouche PAC has asserted for

By |May 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on MEMO TO THE U.S. CONGRESS ON OBAMA GUN-RUNNING TO SYRIA

Senators’ Letter to Saudi Ambassador: Stop Yemen Bombing

May 1, 2017 (EIRNS)—A bi-partisan group of nine Senators sent a letter to Saudi Ambassador in Washington Khalid bin Salman Abdulaziz, last Thursday, calling on the Saudi kingdom to cease bombing the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the single port capable of receiving foreign aid for the war-battered population. Today, there are signs that the pressure may be succeeding. Led

By |May 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Senators’ Letter to Saudi Ambassador: Stop Yemen Bombing

Wag The Dog — How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media

Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question. Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama back in September 2013 about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria.  At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response

By |May 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Wag The Dog — How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media

Scott Ritter Raises Important Questions About Syrian Chemical Attack Allegation’s Veracity

Scott Ritter, as many but not all of you know, was a marine officer and the chief UN Weapons Inspector in the 90s who played an important role in making Saddam Hussein comply with requirements that he destroy his WMD at that time. Most importantly, he was one of the few who correctly argued that Saddam no longer had WMD

By |May 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Scott Ritter Raises Important Questions About Syrian Chemical Attack Allegation’s Veracity

The Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

“China’s belt/road, Silk Road, analysis by former ambassador Chas Freeman, the most sophisticated and enlightened analyst in the world today, is a must read to understand the future economics of the world. It also underscores the silliness of the U.S. continuing to bog itself down in the swamp of the Middle East. The hubris of the president and the Congress will deny us a role in this great future.”

By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on The Geoeconomic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

America’s system of checks and balances might struggle to contain a despot

“The troika of countervailing centers of political power (legislative, executive and judiciary) developed by Montesquieu and adopted by our constitutional Framers was made vulnerable to abuse with the rise of party politics.   Political parties, initiated by Jefferson and Hamilton in Washington’s first administration, are anathema to honest government. It is now obvious that  when one party controls all three departments of government, the partisan abuse becomes extreme and destructive of representative government, which we flatter ourselves to call a democracy. This gordian knot can only be severed by direct democracy: a political/electoral process whereby citizens are empowered to deliberately exercise the central power of government — lawmaking.”

By |February 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on America’s system of checks and balances might struggle to contain a despot