Has anything out of the ordinary happened to the US as an imperialist power since the ascent of Trump to office? While the continuities between Trump and his predecessors are considerable, have there been any significant discontinuities that mark the first year of this presidency? Is there any reason to think that the rise of… Read More What Happened to the American Empire?
Updated March 27, 2016, 3:30pm EST. Among the dense clouds of speculation from mainstream journalists and the many supposed national security experts whose expertise lies in repeating nothing (“I have been briefed, but I cannot say anything further as it would compromise sensitive intelligence sources during an ongoing investigation”) one is forced to make one’s… Read More Did the Belgian Authorities Purposely Trigger the Brussels Attacks?
There is another rush to war in Libya. Driven by US public alarmism over ISIS, and fronted by Italy, we are now being told by the Italian Defence Minister that war is coming before spring: “We cannot imagine waiting until spring while the situation in Libya is still frozen. Efforts to resolve the Libyan crisis… Read More The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 1 of 2)
1. The U.S. government, through Victoria Nuland, was caught interfering directly in Ukraine’s politics. Her “fuck the EU” phone call demonstrates the high level of U.S. State Department involvement. Our media focused largely on the negative PR caused by the “fuck the EU” comment, but skirted around the content of the phone call. The widely-leaked conversation featured… Read More Regime Change: 10 Things You Need to Know about Ukraine