Twitter says it bans ads from state-affiliated media but the U.S. government’s Voice of America’s VOA Farsi pays Twitter corporation huge sums to spread disinformation against Iran & other foreign adversaries, reports Ben Norton.
US Intelligence: If Trump Wins Russia Did It, If Biden Wins It Was China & Iran
No matter who wins in November, opaque agencies will have already primed the nation for more dangerous military escalations against countries outside the blob of the U.S.-centralized empire, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: Hiroshima and the Backlash Against Historical Truth
On the 50th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1995 historians at the Smithsonian tried to present a truthful accounting of that U.S. decision-making but were stopped by right-wing politicians who insist on maintaining comforting myths, recalls Gary G. Kohls.
OPINION: Bellicose anti-China and anti-Russian Rhetoric is Meant for Us, Not Them
As in the dystopian novel 1984, Western propaganda that seems aimed at Moscow and Beijing is really intended for the citizens of the so-called Free World, writes retired Australian diplomat Tony Kevin.
Presumptuous Pompeo Pushes Preposterous ‘Peking’ Policy
A rant by Mike Pompeo regarding what the U.S. should do with China led to a fruitful exchange between an old China, and an old Soviet hand, writes Ray McGovern.
Cold Wars & Profit
Craig Murray lambasts a Russophobic media that celebrates a supposed cyber attack on UK vaccine research, ignores collapse of key evidence of a “hack” and dabbles in dubious memorabilia.
RAY McGOVERN: Powell & Iraq—The Uses and Abuses of National Intelligence Estimates
A NYT Magazine piece on Colin Powell and the case to invade Iraq highlights an NIE that was prepared not to determine the truth, but rather to “justify” preemptive war on Iraq, where there was nothing to preempt.
COVID-19: ‘Putin Hacked Our Vaccine’ Is Dumbest Story Yet
Caitlin Johnstone tackles the latest “Russiavape” story.
Barbarism Begins at Home
The U.S. phase of the “universal civilization” project has utterly destroyed the state structures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen, writes Pepe Escobar.
The Impossible Dream
The former national security adviser reveals a national goal that is simple and blunt: American dominance of the world, writes Michael Brenner.