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Why Robert Mueller Was Selected To Be The Special Prosecutor

Authored by Eric Zuesse, It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S. military, who worked at the Dharan air base three miles away. That incident became the lynchpin of the accusation by the Saudi royal family, the U.S. State Department, and the CIA, that […]

In Shocking Decision, Military Judge Spares Bergdahl From Prison

In a shocking decision that will likely render veterans and active servicemembers apoplectic with rage – to use the Trumpian parlance of our times – a military judge spared deserter Bowe Bergdahl what many speculated could be a lengthy prison sentence after the disgraced Army Sergeant – who walked off his base in Afghanistan in […]

US Administration Defends Its Right To Start Wars On A Whim

Authored by Andrei Akulov via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The US Constitution says that only Congress can declare war for an extended time but there is a workaround. Congress approved the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), giving the president the authority to track down and destroy al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The resolution stipulates that […]

Former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion

Finally, the yearslong saga of former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, which began when the former soldier walked off his post in Afghanistan in 2009 before being captured by members of the Taliban and held captive for five years – the longest term of captivity for any US soldier held in Afghanistan – has come to […]

Trump Invites “Crushing” Response After Designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard As Terrorist Organization

While Trump’s just announced decision to decertify the Iranian nuclear deal, giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to unwind Obama’s landmark deal, was widely leaked previously even though few can point to what terms of the agreement Iran has violated, one aspect of Trump’s Iran statement was unclear: whether he would designate Iran’s Islamic […]

Rockets And Grenades Fired At Kabul Airport After Mattis’ Arrival

Less than two hours after the United States defense secretary James Mattis landed in Kabul, about forty rockets and rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the airport. Mattis was not injured. This is Mattis’ first trip to Afghanistan since President Donald Trump  announced a new strategy for Afghanistan, recommitting to the country and declaring during a prime-time address […]

9 Reasons Why Trump’s Dreams Of Russian Reconciliation Is Now Impossible

Authored by Adam Garrie via TheDuran.com, What was once mission difficult is now mission impossible – at least for the foreseeable future… Donald Trump has yet again stated that he seeks to have good or even “great” relations with Russia. Speaking beside Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Trump stated, “I hope that we do have good […]

Bankrupting Terror: Blocking the Saudi Aramco IPO

Background here. By Kristen Breitweiser, one of the four 9/11 widows – known as the “Jersey Girls” – instrumental in forcing the government to form the 9/11 Commission to investigate the 2001 attacks. Follow Kristen Breitweiser on Twitter: www.twitter.com/kdbreitweiser. Who’s the most reviled person you know? David Duke? Bernie Madoff? Vlad Putin? Kim Jong Un? […]

Team Trump Transmogrifies into the Swamp Thing

The following article by David Haggith is from The Great Recession Blog: The establishment has eaten the White House, and yet I continue to read supporters of President Trump who desperately hold to the delusion that Trump  is playing a game of 4-D chess — a game so advanced that no one else on the face of the […]

Korea, Afghanistan, And The Never-Ending War Trap

Authored by Pepe Escobar via Asia Times, While the US-backed 'Hunger Games' in South Korea plow on, a 'new strategy' for Afghanistan is really all about business. But China is already there… There are more parallels between an unfinished 1950s war in Northeast Asia and an ongoing 16-year-old war in the crossroads between Central and […]