Cuba Will Not Revoke Political Asylum for US Fugitives Who US Government Wants Extradited

By: Tuesday December 23, 2014 12:35 pm

Cuba will not revoke political asylum for Americans, such as Assata Shakur, who have fled the United States, the Associated Press reports. Since President Barack Obama announced a shift in US policy, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey state police and the FBI have seized upon the shift as an opportunity to force Cuba [...]

The Case Against U.S.-Arms Sales (and Iraq)

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 8:34 am

Professor of Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University Chris Coyne (whose excellent book, Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails was reviewed on this blog) and Abigail R. Hall, a second year Mercatus PhD Fellow, have come up with original research that shows the dangers of America’s unfettered global arms [...]

Podcast: The Iran Nuclear Deal, AIPAC Losses & the Charade Around Iran Being ‘Looming Threat’

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 10:07 am

An intensive effort by Israel and its backers has been underway to scuttle an international deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Israel and its major lobby in the United States, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), has been suffering defeats as it tries to fight a deal, which it does not want because, if the [...]

Obama’s UN Speech: Packaging Neoconservative Values in the Language of Peace & Liberation

By: Wednesday September 25, 2013 1:08 pm

The speech President Barack Obama delivered at the United Nations General Assembly was a neoconservative foreign policy speech, the kind of speech one might have heard President George W. Bush deliver in the midst of the Iraq War to defend decisions made by those ruling America. Both Robert Kagan and William Kristol, leading American neoconservatives, [...]

The Washington Post Editorial Board’s Sociopathic Lesson from Iraq War: US Should Intervene in Syria

By: Monday April 1, 2013 12:05 pm

A deputy editor for the major establishment newspaper, the Washington Post, has written a column that belatedly marks the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq while at the same time claiming he has learned a “lesson” that leads him to conclude there is a need for US intervention in Syria. Jackson Diehl concedes he [...]

French-Led Military Intervention Supported by US Destined to Transform Mali Into Bigger Quagmire

By: Monday January 14, 2013 2:05 pm

France and eight other countries, including the United States, are escalating an intervention in the African country of Mali. The offensive, according to French authorities, is being mounted to target Islamic extremists or al Qaeda-linked rebels who have “grabbed more territory in Mali, inching closer to the capital.” CBS News reported the ”United States is providing communications and [...]

How the Major Newspapers Which Endorsed Obama Celebrate His Foreign Policy Record

By: Monday November 5, 2012 5:48 pm

The major newspaper endorsements indicate the makeover American superpower received when President Barack Obama was elected in 2008 worked. There is unanimous consensus among the top twenty newspapers that endorsed Obama that Obama repaired the image of America that was damaged by two terms of President George W. Bush. The Plain-Dealer wrote, “Obama has shown [...]

A Political Show to Contrive Differences Between Obama, Romney on Foreign Policy

By: Monday October 22, 2012 2:05 pm

The “debate” or political show tonight put on by the anti-democratic Commission on Presidential Debates will serve a key purpose: it will help to create the illusion in Americans’ minds that there is a wide difference between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney when it comes to foreign policy. Bob Schieffer, host of “Face the [...]

The Fall of Tripoli Brings New Era for Oil & Gas Companies in Libya

By: Monday August 22, 2011 1:37 pm

Rebels near an oil refinery in Ras Lanuf in March. (photo: BRQ) Throughout the Libya war, there has been quite a bit of skepticism about who the rebels being armed were exactly and whether they could govern Libya after Gaddafi was defeated. A political body to represent the rebels, the National Transitional Council (NTC), began [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: The US Government’s Continued Campaign Against Aristide

By: Thursday July 28, 2011 10:40 am

(photo: Frontpage of the current edition of Haïti Liberté featuring coverage of what WikiLeaks cables reveal on Aristide ) In Haïti Liberté’s latest coverage of US State Embassy cables released by WikiLeaks, the Haitian newspaper examines the “obsessive” and “far-reaching” campaign to keep former Haiti president Jean Bertrand-Aristide out of Haiti. Aristide, who was recently [...]

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