To react to Beijing’s growing economic power by increasing Western military power is hopeless. It is harder to think of a more stupid example of lashing out in blind anger.
Seymour Hersh Accuses US of Nord Stream ‘Cover Up’
The veteran investigative journalist writes that Biden administration officials have been feeding the press false stories to “protect a president who made an unwise decision and is now lying about it.”
SCOTT RITTER: G7 vs BRICS — Off to the Races
An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report has found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.
NYT Catches Up to Parry But Still Falls Short on October Surprise
No matter how much evidence Robert Parry produced over the years poking holes in the official story, the establishment media declined to re-examine the case or treat it seriously, writes Nat Parry.
How Team Bush Escaped Justice Over Iraq
For 20 years the leaders of the U.S. and the U.K. have avoided criminal accountability, writes Marjorie Cohn. But just one year after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: Germans Down & Russians Out
On the purpose of NATO: “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down” — saying attributed to Lord Hastings Ismay, the secretary general of NATO 1952-1957.
Boris Yeltsin Privately Supported NATO Expansion Despite Public Stance
Declassified files show how Russia’s president, during the 1990s, repeatedly told Western counterparts he was “not against” expansion of the military alliance, Matt Kennard reports. He even devised an agreement to bring the Russian people onside.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Chris Hedges — The Lords of Chaos
The politicians and shills in the media who orchestrated 20 years of military debacles in the Middle East, and who seek a world dominated by U.S. power, must be held accountable for their crimes.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Joe Lauria — Covering the ‘Vial Display’
Despite Colin Powell’s presentation and the U.S. media’s embrace of it, every other nation on the Security Council, with the exception of Britain and Spain, was highly skeptical of the U.S. argument for war, including allies Germany and France.
IRAQ 20 YEARS: Ray McGovern — The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates
The case to invade Iraq on March 19, 2003 was based on an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war, when there was nothing to preempt.