After the pro-transparency group WikiLeaks released the intellectual property chapter of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “trade” regime, the outcry around the world and across the political spectrum was swift and brutal. Among the many problems highlighted by critics of the scheme: the assault on national sovereignty and self-government; the threat to free expression, privacy, whistleblowers, and freedom of information; the generous handouts to Big Business cronies in everything from pharmaceuticals to Hollywood; conscripting Internet Service Providers (ISPs) into serving as agents of the transnational TPP regime; and much more.
The bombing of the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on October 3 is but the latest tragic unintended consequence of a war that no longer has any strategic purpose.
With Russia now involved in the Syrian War — the first act of overseas intervention by any power other than the United States or its immediate allies since the Cold War — the Middle Eastern quagmire threatens to become an abyss. How steep a price will America have to pay for decades of meddling in Middle Eastern wars?
As the Obama administration's strategy of showering U.S. support on “moderate” jihadists in Syria under the guise of fighting the Islamic State continues to blow up in its face, Russian strongman Vladimir Putin is making deals to battle ISIS alongside Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian regime, Beijing, and even the Iraqi government installed by Washington.
The former president of Finland, who served as a senior negotiator among United Nations members early on amid the crisis in Syria, said in a recent interview that the Obama administration and other Western governments ignored a 2012 offer by the Kremlin that could have seen Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad step down.
The U.S. military has been ignoring the rape of young boys by Afghan allies — even on American military bases — all in the name of cultural sensitivity.
After two months of U.S. military training in Turkey from the Obama administration's Pentagon, the first group of 70 “moderate” Syrian rebels crossed into Syria this week — and promptly handed all of their U.S. weapons and equipment to al-Qaeda's local affiliate known as Jabhat al-Nusra. Citing a “raft of sources,” the U.K. Telegraph reported that Obama's latest batch of “moderate” rebels, dubbed “Division 30,” immediately “betrayed” their U.S. government backers upon re-entering Syria. While the embarrassing situation is being framed in most of the press as an “accident” or blunder of some sort, recent calls by senior U.S. globalists to form an alliance with al-Qaeda in Syria might offer another more plausible explanation. Either way, critics say it has become beyond clear that Obama's supposed strategy in Syria is in reality a recipe for even more death and destruction.
One of the Islamic State's top military commanders was actually trained by U.S. Special Forces in the nation of Georgia before taking up arms for ISIS in Syria, according to a variety of sources quoted in an explosive new report by the McClatchy news agency. Another member of the Obama administration’s supposed “anti-ISIS” coalition, the Wahhabi-Islamic dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, played a key role radicalizing the jihadist leader through a hard-core Islamist mosque it funded near his village. In other words, without the direct assistance of key “anti-ISIS” governments — including Washington, D.C. — the man said to be ISIS' most fearsome and skilled military leader would almost certainly never have arrived in Syria to wage ruthless war on infidels in the first place. But ISIS commander Tarkhan Batirashvili, who now calls himself Abu Omar al Shishani, is hardly the only one.
Britain’s Sunday Express ran a report on August 2 stating that British SAS (Special Air Service) units in Syria have dressed in black and carried ISIS flags in an apparent attempt to disguise themselves as ISIS fighters.
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump was aghast at the decision by China’s central bank to devalue their currency, saying it could be devastating for us.
Everybody has heard of the group of barbarians styling themselves the Islamic State, or ISIS, or, ISIL, or whatever they’re calling themselves this week. These savages are still butchering their way through huge segments of Iraq and Syria with U.S. weapons. What fewer people know about is that this terrorist group is largely the Frankenstein creation of the Obama administration’s so-called “anti-ISIS” coalition.