America’s list of enemies is not only long, it keeps growing. It is America’s systemic need. By conjuring up fear of real or imagined enemies, the US Deep state keeps diverting trillions of dollars from development toward armaments to further enrich the oligarchs
Pakistan and Pakistanis will celebrate Independence Day on August 14. Truth be told, Pakistan is not truly independent. It continues to be governed by the same laws bequeathed by the British colonialists. They didn’t leave; they merely handed over power to the Brown sahibs.
While Canada is gripped by the pandemic and institutionalized racism is rampant, the pro-Israel lobby is busy pushing through legislation to ban criticism of Israel and Zionism by equating it with anti-Semitism. This is a direct assault on free speech.
Biden’s opponent, incumbent president Donald Trump, is not only intellectually sub-par, but also has character flaws big enough to drive an oil tanker through.
Since the US has declared China as enemy number one, Beijing’s economic plans of which the Belt and Road Initiative is a major component, have been targeted through huge negative propaganda. Lies peddled through the media are simply mind-boggling
In recent weeks the corporate media has been awash with analysis of the purported document leaked to the public and titled the ‘25-year Comprehensive Plan for Cooperation between Iran and China’. While the document is being labeled as a formal treaty, neither party has confirmed it as such.
America is not run by people occupying ministerial or congressional seats. Its real masters operate behind the scenes who determine who should occupy the White House or sit in Congress. Trump will soon find out whether he would be allowed to remain in the White House.
More than three-quarters of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck while those at the top—the mega-thieves—have plundered $40 trillion of US wealth in the last 10 years. This is done quite “legally” since the laws are framed by their agents sitting in Congress.
Twenty-five years ago, a horrific crime was perpetrated by the Serbs against Muslims in the heart of Europe in Srebrenica. Thousands of Muslim men and boys were massacred while the women were raped in what had been designated by the UN as a “safe haven”. Dutch forces tasked with protecting the unarmed Muslims just stood by while the genocide was carried out.
Will Afghanistan finally have peace after 40 years of war and bloodshed? This will depend on whether various Afghan factions can accommodate ethnic groups with divergent interests.
For Trump, exit from Afghanistan before the November presidential elections is the one act that he can present as ‘achievement’ of sorts. But is the American establishment prepared to allow him to do so?
The blow-up between India and China on the frozen peaks of the Himalayan mountains cannot be understood without examining India’s creeping military expansion into areas the Chinese consider vital to their geostrategic interests.
The latest round of Western sanctions on Syria are meant to starve the people and push them to a point where they will rise up against the government. This is likely to fail, as have previous attempts even if it creates much misery for ordinary Syrians in the short-term.
The Trump regime wants to have it both ways. It repudiated the nuclear deal with Iran yet wants to use its provisions to push for continued sanctions against Iran. Other signatories of the JCPOA as well as members of the Security Council are not enthused by Trump’s antics.
It is difficult to sympathize with Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) whose erratic policies have brought the medieval kingdom to the brink of collapse. Will a combination of the pandemic, low oil prices and MbS’ idiotic policies banish the Bani Saud?
Is the US itching for war with China because the latter is making huge economic progress that will leave the US far behind? There is a long history of the US’ false accusations to convince the American public to support wars against perceived enemies.
The US economy has been badly affected by COVID-19 (some analysts have said it was already in the dumps before the virus outbreak). Will it end US global hegemony or prolong it? The jury is still out on this.
Islamophobes--Muslims and non-Muslims--come in all colours, sizes and shapes. Their latest target was the permission for Adhan, the Muslim call to prayer, at Maghrib time since all mosques in Canada are under lockdown due to COVID-19. "Muslims are taking over," they screamed!
Can anyone escape death? The Bani Saud ruling clan thinks it can, by hiding on remote islands to avoid infection by the coronavirus. But what if their time is up; will they be able to escape death?
Far from appreciating the help China, Russia and Cuba have extended to other countries including the US, the corporate media has embarked on a disinformation campaign to accuse these countries of ulterior motives.