Category U.S. Foreign Policy

Under the Shield: U.S. Nuclear Missiles in Europe

U.S. missiles in Europe and worldwide: costs, nuclear weapons race, what the withdrawal from the INF Treaty means

Military Service: Homeland Security or Empire Building? talk by Ann Wright, Peacestock 2019

Is what we are doing outside the United States really protecting us?

The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran

U.S. sanctions are not whimsical expressions of this president. They are tools used to retain hegemonic power in a multipolar world no longer willing to tolerate such an aspiration.

An American Tragedy: Empire at Home and Abroad, by Maj. Danny Sjursen

As a child myself, educated in public schools that peddled the dangerous myth of American exceptionalism, I never imagined a day when my government would separate refugee children from their parents…

The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States, by Whitney Webb

Netanyahu described CUFI as a “vital part of Israel’s national security.”

A Veterans’ Anti-War Movement Takes Root at Peacestock, by Danny Sjursen

Social media activism has got to be replaced with holding signs, and standing in the rain [in Minnesota in the snow and cold, and both have been done by these vets]; joining Facebook groups replaced by joining Veterans for Peace and About Face (both).

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

Activists Walk “Cease and Desist” Order into Nuclear Weapons Base

“We call for the nuclear bombs to be returned to the US immediately. The Germans want these nuclear weapons out of Germany, and so do we.”

Generals, Ambassadors, National Security Experts, Church Leaders and Women Nobel Peace Laureates Say “No War On Iran!” by Ann Wright

“A military confrontation would not only endanger those struggling for freedom and democracy but also further damage the Iranian economy, which is already reeling under American sanctions…”

DSA/Jacobin/Haymarket-sponsored ‘Socialism’ conference features US gov-funded regime-change activists

Socialist US gov-funded regime-change activists?

Noam Chomsky: Trump Is History Repeated as Farce

for the world, it’s dead serious, from the destruction of the environment and the growing threats of terminal nuclear war to a long list of other crimes and horrors.

Reading Reuters Between the Lines: Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela Is Toast

While not consulting anyone associated with the elected government of Venezuela, Reuters gives full voice to an anonymous “US administration” official as is the practice of the corporate media.

The Ethics Of Regime Change, by Helena Cobban

Regime change toolbox (a list): deployed in different combinations in recent years against targeted governments such as those of Iran, Cuba, North Korea, or Gaza (along with Syria and Venezuela).

Who makes the most money on nuclear weapons? 28 companies building nuclear weapons

A report with full profiles of 28 companies connected to the production of nuclear weapons. Most are located in the U.S.

In the Absence of Trust: The Iran Nuclear Deal, History and in the Trump Administration

On May 8, 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, had this to say about the development: None of us ever trusted the United States. This deal was not based in trust. It was based on […]

War Propaganda and the US-NATO “War of Terror” Against Syria and Its People, by Mark Taliano

Washington-led NATO has always sought to destroy Syria as a functioning state. In order to achieve this goal, its air campaign and its terrorists have continuously targeted infrastructure. Schools, hospitals, and their employees have been targeted for either for destruction or for repurposing to suit terrorist requirements. The terrorists have always sought to impose their will […]

Latin America Update, June 21, 2019: Honduran Military Deployed, The King Report; Roger Harris, Danny Sjursen, John Pilger

Several articles are included. Access the full articles by clicking on the title. +++ Honduran President Deploys Military Across Nation Amid Chaos Telesur  June 20, 2019 Honduran police using suppression techniques to dispel students, teachers, and doctors protesting against the Honduran president’s neoliberal policies. | Photo: EFE President Juan Orlando Hernandez (JOH) announced orders to the […]

Middle East Update: Trump Cancels Attack on Iran; Ann Wright, Soraya S. Ulrich

Future sales restricted! Yes, because of Yemen.

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Chris Hedges: The Thought Police Are Coming

First Julian. Then us.

War Mongering, Iran, Yemen, Russia: Chris Hedges, Code Pink, Wm. J. Astore and more

Several articles are included in this post. To read the articles, click on the title or if available, the Read More link. The American Cult of Bombing Consortium News   Originally published under William Astore, The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War on Tom Dispatch  June 10, 2019 William J. Astore analyzes the fallacies behind the […]