Trump Submits to Neocon Orthodoxy

In his Mideast trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel, President Trump sought some political safe harbor by tacking toward neocon orthodoxy and jettisoning his campaign promises of a more rational strategy. by Daniel Lazare Consortium News (May 28 2017) With astounding precision, Donald Trump zeroed in on the worst possible Middle East policy option in … Continue reading Trump Submits to Neocon Orthodoxy

Al-Qaeda’s Godfather is Dead

Good Riddance by b Moon of Alabama (May 27 2017) The ruthless US imperialist Zbigniew Brzezinski died last night. Good riddance. Brzezinski was the godfather of al-Qaeda and similar groups. As National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter, Brzezinski devised the strategy of using religiously motivated radical militants against secular governments and their people. … Continue reading Al-Qaeda’s Godfather is Dead

US President Assaulted by Deep State

Back to Second Red Scare by Peter Korzun Consortium News (May 25 2017) The assault on President Donald Trump is unprecedented. Unsupported accusations of treasonous or illegal Russian connections have been the mainstay of the news since the election campaign. Almost every day something happens to make President Trump vulnerable for attacks. The enemy fires … Continue reading US President Assaulted by Deep State

Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge

Though many Ukrainians live in poverty, government officials and oligarchs lavish millions on Washington insiders to buy influence, another example of how foreign lobbying can fuel a crisis. by Jonathan Marshall (This is the sixth and final installment of a series on foreign lobbying.) Consortium News (May 24 2017) Donald Trump doesn't just have a … Continue reading Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge

Turkey’s Varied Tactics of US Lobbying

Turkey has built one of the premier foreign lobbies in Washington by paying powerful politicians, spreading around money to arms manufacturers, and teaming up with the Israel Lobby. by Jonathan Marshall (This is the fifth in a series on foreign lobbying.) Consortium News (May 23 2017) For all the furor over retired Lieutenant General Michael … Continue reading Turkey’s Varied Tactics of US Lobbying

Saudis Win Hearts by Lining Pockets

By achieving an odd-couple alliance with Israel, Saudi Arabia has cleared away US political resistance to the massive arms build-up that President Trump just embraced. by Jonathan Marshall (This is the fourth in a series on foreign lobbying.) Consortium News (May 22 2017) Families of the victims and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks have … Continue reading Saudis Win Hearts by Lining Pockets