Soleimani

Soleimani Assassination: Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind

Richard Silverman Our president is not a religious man.  But it’s suitable to quote a verse from what his Christian allies call “the Scriptures:” For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind… I will send a fire upon his cities, And it will devour their castles. –Hosea Wreckage after U.S. drone attacked…

US Constitution

George Washington foresaw the danger of political parties to a democracy. Will Senate Republicans prove him right?

Stuart Lyle A Constitutional crisis has come… and gone – but few have noticed. Americans have great confidence in their form of government.  From an early age they are taught – and, of course, they come to believe – that the Constitution forms the unbreakable backbone of an exceptional democratic system, unmatched in the world.…

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Adam Schiff Got Mad… and Missed the Point

Stuart Lyle The denouement of a week of public testimony in the US House of Representatives Impeachment Inquiry was Adam Schiff’s closing statement.  He alternated between sneering at the Republicans and getting furious with their character assassinations and stonewalling.  In contrast with Devin Nunes’ obscurantist approach, Schiff quoted the Republican Ranking Member of a different…

Is Pandering Our Official Saudi Policy?

by b. traven Fifteen of the 9/11 jihadists who killed over 3000 innocent Americans were Saudi Arabian citizens.  The still-secret section of the official 9/11 Commission Report, which the Obama administration has tried to suppress, has  purportedly shows that representatives of the Saudi Royal government directly supported and financed these jihadists in their attack on…

Trust in War is America’s New Creed

Henry Pelifian Trust in war is the constant refrain from elected politicians of both major political parties.  The enemies are everywhere: Iran cannot be trusted in the Nuclear Agreement so we should bomb them now before they cheat.  Russia is always a threat even with the demise of the USSR so let’s get tough on…

Your Wish Is My Commando

W.J. Astore Privatization of war is making it far easier for America’s imperial state to wage endless war throughout the world.  Consider the case of Afghanistan.  The U.S. military is allegedly leaving that country, turning the fight over to the Afghan military, trained and equipped largely by America. But the truth is different: the U.S.…