Afghanistan

Trump's Afghanistan War Policy (In 1 Simple Chart)

September marked a record high month for weapons employed in Afghanistan since 2012, with 751 munitions being delivered against Taliban and ISIS –Khorasan targets; a 50 percent jump from August..."

Empire-Destroying Wars Are Coming To America Under Trump - Part 1

"This is not the sort of thing you see in a confident, brave, and civilized nation, it’s the sort of stuff you’d expect to see toward the end. It’s the stuff of craven war-mongers, of dishonest cowards, of a totally deranged and very dangerous media..."

America: The Dictatress Of The World

"No one can seriously deny that Adams has been proven correct - that America - or, more correctly, the US government - has become the dictatress of the world..."

Russia Accuses U.S. Of "Pretending To Fight ISIS"

If the US coalition is indeed allowing ISIS in Iraq to "escape" into eastern Syria, it constitutes a clear continuation of the Obama era policy of "watching" and "managing" Daesh (in John Kerry's words) in order to put pressure on Assad and Iran.

Unsealed CIA Memos Provide Shocking 'Salt Pit' Black Site Details

Contained in the documents are newly unearthed details on the CIA's "black site" program which reached its peak under Bush's 'war on terror' as well as shocking details revealing how the agency integrated its contract psychologists into its 'enhanced interrogation' program in order to give torture a veneer of legality.

US Boosts Defense Spending - To What End?

"...there are few indications the US elites have accommodated themselves to the new, post-hegemonic, international balance of power, and the boost in military spending is a reflection of their efforts to recapture past glories. But it is unlikely they can reverse the process of US hegemonic decline. Indeed, this effort actually represents a still-heavier burden on the already weak US economy."

Germany's "Open Doors" Are Closing: Merkel Seeks New Limits On Refugees

After German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted late last year that she had “lost control” of Germany’s refugee crisis after adopting an “open door” policy that fueled an unprecedented spike in crime, her weakened ruling coalition announced Monday that it would seek to impose new restrictions on the number of refugees admitted to the country...

Why Are Washington's Clients Getting Cozy With Moscow?

"All three countries have been steadfast US allies since the times of the Cold War, or rather, to put it bluntly, the political establishments of these countries have acted as virtual proxies of Washington in the region..."

A Failing Empire, Part 2: De-Dollarisation - China and Russia's Plan From Petroyuan To Gold

"De-dollarization for Beijing, Moscow and Tehran has become a strategic priority. Eliminating the unlimited spending capacity of the Fed and the American economy means limiting US imperialist expansion and diminishing global destabilization. Without the usual US military power to strengthen and impose the use of US dollars, China, Russia and Iran have paved the way for important shifts in the global order."

Tillerson Called Trump A "Moron", Was Close To Resigning

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House. Tillerson had openly disparaged the president, referring to him as a "moron" after a July 20 meeting with members of Trump’s national security team and Cabinet officials.