Author Archives: Eric Zuesse.

More About Wikipedia’s Corruption

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The latest report about Wikipedia’s corruption comes from the great investigative journalist Craig Murray, who had been in the UK’s Foreign Service from 1984-2004 and who was forced out in 2004 because, having been … Continue reading

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Stephen Cohen’s Misrepresentations About the 2014 Coup in Ukraine

Eric Zuesse The restoration of the Cold War now, between Russia and the United States, is based on frauds by the United States, as will be documented here; and one of the biggest responsibilities that historians have, is to state … Continue reading

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The U.S. Government’s Missing $21 Trillion — Where It Went

How $65,000 Was Stolen From You (& From Each American) Eric Zuesse Here are key excerpts from the most concise, accurate, and clearest, news-reports about something that almost all U.S. news-media have been completely hiding (issuing no reports about, though … Continue reading

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Why America’s Torture-Chief Now Runs the CIA

Eric Zuesse On May 17th, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10 to 5 to approve Gina Haspel as America’s new chief of the Cenral Intelligence Agency. Back in 2002, she had headed the CIA’s “black site” in Thailand where … Continue reading

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Will Israel Be Expelled from U.N.?

Eric Zuesse The conditions of membership in the U.N. are specified in the U.N. Charter. Specifically, “Articles 5 and 6 of the Charter of the United Nations deal respectively with suspension of rights and privileges of membership, and with expulsion … Continue reading

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Trump-Pompeo’s 12 Idiotic-Insulting Demands Upon Iran

Eric Zuesse On Monday, May 21st, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo laid out a dozen demands upon Iran’s Government — demands which insult the sovereignty of Iran and dictate terms to its Government, as if the U.S. Government weren’t … Continue reading

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How can America’s evangelical Christians who favor Trump justify themselves?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at the Greanville Post One of the perhaps half-dozen honest news-sites, the Greanville Post, ran this news-commentary from Jason Holland, on May 17th, opening: May 14th was quite a day for the empire, the … show … Continue reading

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How Democracy Ended

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What killed democracy was constant lying to the public, by politicians whose only way to win national public office has been to represent the interests of the super-rich at the same time as publicly … Continue reading

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Europe: National Sovereignty versus International Conquest, at Stake over Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Europe now faces its ultimate ideological fork-in-the-road, which it has thus far ignored but can no longer ignore: They need to decide whether they seek a world of nations that each is sovereign over … Continue reading

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Taxpayer-Funded Mercenaries Serving Both U.S. & Foreign Aristocracies

Eric Zuesse The U.S. military is by far the most-respected of all institutions in America. But the U.S. military of today is actually not only the most corrupt but also the worst of America’s institutions. It’s the worst because it … Continue reading

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Israel, Ukraine, and U.S., Crack Down Against Press

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, May 16th, Russian Television reported recent crackdowns against the press, on the part of both Ukraine’s Government and Israel’s Government. One headline story, “9 journalists injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza ‘massacre’, total now over 20”, … Continue reading

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America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The National Priorities Project headlines “U.S. Military Spending vs. the World” and reports: “World military spending totaled more than $1.6 trillion in 2015. The U.S. accounted for 37 percent of the total.” But … Continue reading

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Which side lies about Israel’s May 9th missiles-invasion of Syria?

Eric Zuesse On the night of May 9th, Ynetnews, which is the online English-language website of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s most-widely read newspaper, headlined an “Analysis” article, “A Preemptive Strike in Syria” and opened: Even if Iran had no intention of … Continue reading

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Where Syria’s Government Sends Conquered Terrorists

Eric Zuesse On May 8th, Syria’s Government bannered, “6th batch of terrorists leave southern Damascus for northern Syria” and reported that “During the past five days, 218 buses carrying … terrorists with their families exited from the three towns to … Continue reading

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Willing Slaves

Eric Zuesse Willing believers in lies are willing slaves, because lies are coercion of the mind, as opposed to coercion of the body (slavery by physical violence instead of by mental violence, which is called “lies”); and anyone who willingly … Continue reading

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Systematic News-Suppression in Today’s U.S.

Eric Zuesse Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst from 1963 to 1990, and in the 1980s chaired the National Intelligence Estimates and prepared the President’s Daily Brief. But now retired, he’s a critic of the very same government he had … Continue reading

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Major ‘News’ Media Pretend to Be Honest

Eric Zuesse Here is a passage from the interview that Germany’s Das Bild  published on 11 January 2016 of Russian President Vladimir Putin: BILD: In your last interview with BILD, ten years ago, you said that Germany and Russia had never … Continue reading

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Are Michael Isikoff and David Corn CIA Agents?

Eric Zuesse Michael Isikoff and David Corn lie so many times in their new book, so that the motive would be puzzling, except that it’s really not, because they lie in accord with the U.S. Government’s own demonstrable lies, which … Continue reading

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Russia’s v. America’s Records on Democracy, and on Whistleblowers’ Safety

Eric Zuesse There are multiple quantitative measures for a given nation’s degree of democracy, in comparison with that of other nations, but perhaps the best is the job-approval that the nation’s citizens give of the head-of-state. On that measure, Russia … Continue reading

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GALLUP: Job-Satisfaction Is Highest in UAE, Russia, and U.S.

Eric Zuesse The Gallup World Poll, released on May 1st, surveyed over 1,000 people in each of 128 countries, and found that the three nations with the highest percentage of employees satisfied with their jobs, were UAE, Russia, and U.S. … Continue reading

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How Facebook, Etc., Suppress Key Truths

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 23rd, the great independent investigative journalist, Craig Murray — a former British diplomat — headlined at his blog, “Condemned By Their Own Words”, and he posted there the translated-to-English transcript (excerpted below) … Continue reading

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Israel’s Legislature Votes War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse The key decision now will be made by Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. On May 1st, Al Masdar News headlined “Netanyahu is granted the ability to wage war without the Knesset”, and reported that Israel’s Knesset or legislature … Continue reading

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Why the U.S. Regime Hates Vladimir Putin

Eric Zuesse Here is Putin in extemporaneous discussion and interview (translated into English): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBTBBNOtbhM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjrlTMvirVo The second of those videos shows Putin offering Russia’s billionaires the choice between being dispossessed of their companies by the Government, or else signing an … Continue reading

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What was the success-rate of the April 14th missiles against Syria?

Eric Zuesse The U.S. and Russia provide diametrically opposite accounts of the percentages of U.S.-and-allied missiles that hit their targets in Syria on the night of April 13th-14th. On the 14th, Russia’s military said that 71 of the 103 U.S.-and-allied … Continue reading

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U.S.: No Restitution to Syria

Eric Zuesse On April 22nd, an anonymous U.S. “Senior Administration Official” told a press conference in Toronto, that the only possible circumstance under which the U.S. Government will agree to pay anything for the harms (bombings of infrastructure etc.) it’s … Continue reading

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Might Trump Ask Israel to Fund America’s Invasion-Occupation of Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On 16 April 2018, the internationally respected analyst of Middle-Eastern affairs, Abdel Bari Atwan, headlined about Trump’s increasingly overt plan to break Syria up and to establish permanent U.S. control over the parts it … Continue reading

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Which ‘News’ Is Fake?

Eric Zuesse Regarding the war in Syria: Is this fake?: https://www.sott.net/article/383252-A-Look-Inside-The-White-Helmets-Headquarters-in-Aleppo The video in it was terminated by youtube. Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il7I1FTRSwY Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAoGsPNWMvU Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2pbRRtzrAM Is this fake?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1VNQGsiP8M&t=21s Is the Washington Post fake? … Continue reading

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How Wikipedia Lies

Eric Zuesse Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during the 9/11 attacks that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, issued an order … Continue reading

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How the Guardian newspaper fulfills George Orwell’s prediction of ‘Newspeak’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered “OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Americans Support the Invasion of Syria

And What Americans Misunderstand About that War Eric Zuesse The first even marginally trustworthy poll of American “registered voters” regarding the April 14th U.S.-and-allied missiles-invasion of Syria, shows an overwhelming 66% supporting the invasion (36% “Strongly” and 30% “Somewhat), and … Continue reading

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How U.S. Has Virtually Destroyed U.N.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. has basically eliminated the only real international authority the U.N. used to have. Here is how this was done: The equivalent, in international law, to a domestic-law crime … Continue reading

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Why the April 14th Missiles-Invasion of Syria Was a Historic Turning-Point

Eric Zuesse The April 14th invasion was the apogee, the turning-point downward, for American hegemony, the end of the mono-polar world or U.S. dictatorship that ever since 24 February 1990 the U.S. Government has imposed on all of its foreign … Continue reading

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What Just Happened

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org What happened right after the second direct U.S.-missiles invasion of Syria, which had occurred on the night of April 13th, could turn out to have momentous implications — far bigger than the attacks themselves. … Continue reading

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Russia Claims to Have Located Witnesses to Staged ‘Chemical’ Event in Douma

Eric Zuesse Russia’s Tass news agency claimed early on April 13th, that Russian investigators have located and spoken with persons in the Syrian city of Douma who witnessed the staging of the videos that the U.S-and-UK-financed White Helmets group supplied, … Continue reading

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Public Furious at ‘Our’ Government’s Invasion of Syria

Eric Zuesse The American public — even the strongest supporters of Donald Trump — is outraged that Trump of America, and Macron of France, and May of UK, intend a military invasion of Syria, in order to ‘punish Assad for’ … Continue reading

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A Likely Path to Nuclear Annihilation

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump asserted on the morning of April 12th, “Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all!” This statement from him is interpreted here … Continue reading

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Strategy of U.S. Anti-Russia Sanctions Becomes Clearer

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday, April 6th, Reuters headlined “Russian businessmen, officials on new U.S. sanctions list”, and opened: “The United States on Friday imposed major sanctions against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading

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U.S.-Backed ‘Rebels’ Behind Douma Syrian Incident

Syrian Girl, via Brandon Turbeville: http://www.brandonturbeville.com/2018/04/syriangirl-video-what-really-happened.html SyrianGirl Video – What really happened – Chemical Attack that lead to missile Strikes on Syria SyrianGirl BrandonTurbeville.com SyrianGirlPartisan April 10, 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=21RyTTFIHxs Please share this video far and wide before Youtube censors or … Continue reading

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The Most Important U.N. Security Council Vote Ever?

Eric Zuesse It could well turn out to have been the vote on whether or not World War III starts now. On Tuesday, April 10th, the U.S. and France were sending missiles, ships, planes and soldiers for an invasion of … Continue reading

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Credible Possibility Now for Nuclear War, Russia-v.-U.S.

Eric Zuesse Although Russia has warned the U.S. that another U.S. missile-assault against sovereign Syrian territory will be answered not only by Syria’s military but also by Russia’s, Andrew Korybko, who is an expert on geostrategy and especially on Russia’s … Continue reading

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Private Investigations Find America’s Magnitsky Act to Be Based on Frauds

Eric Zuesse We are now getting closer and closer to what, quite possibly, could turn out to be a war between U.S. and Russia — a world-ending World War III — and, therefore, I, as an investigative historian, am trying … Continue reading

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Skripal-Novichok Case: Hiding UK-U.S. Lies Gets Top Priority

Eric Zuesse The U.S. and its allies have been successful in hiding the basis on which Russian diplomats were expelled from their countries — expelled on still-undocumented accusations that Russia’s Government was behind the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal … Continue reading

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U.S. and its press lie Americans into invasions routinely.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The 2003 invasion of Iraq is the best-known example of America’s Government and press lying to fool its public to invade a foreign country that actually posed no threat to U.S. national security (so … Continue reading

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Americans Trust ‘Our’ Intelligence Agencies. Should We?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The record is clear that ‘our’ (that is, the ruling Establishment’s) intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, have lied to the public many times, and actually lie routinely — but these lies are always … Continue reading

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U.S. and Russia Making Preparations for World War III

Eric Zuesse The anti-neoconservative Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who had been the chief aide to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and had opposed America’s invading Iraq, spoke on March 2nd explaining how the U.S. and Russia are drifting ever-more-rapidly into … Continue reading

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New Poll Shows Republicans Losing Voter-Base

Eric Zuesse The Morning Consult poll released on March 30th headlines “Republicans Drive Biggest Decline in Voter Optimism Since Trump Took Office: Record drop isn’t matched by a similar decrease in president’s approval rating.” The U.S. budget-bill and its soaring … Continue reading

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John Brennan Voted Communist in 1976, Then Entered CIA in 1980

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Barack Obama’s CIA chief, John Brennan, told the Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus, on 15 September 2016, in Washington DC, that when he had applied in 1980 to join the CIA, … Continue reading

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The Shameful U.S. Media Boycott Against Stephen F. Cohen

Eric Zuesse America’s leading scholar of Russia, Stephen F. Cohen, now retired from both Princeton and NYU, used to be, during the Cold War, regularly invited onto U.S. newsmedia, to discuss U.S.-Soviet and then U.S.-Russian relations. But now, he is … Continue reading

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Trump’s End-Game Could Become Ours, Too.

Eric Zuesse On March 28th, CNN headlined “An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer” and reported that: Five large law firms are passing on the opportunity to represent the President after a shakeup last week on his private … Continue reading

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The Unsung Virtues of Regulation, The Clear Foolishness of Libertarianism

Eric Zuesse Libertarianism opposes all economic regulations. Robert A. Levy, of the libertarian Koch brothers’ Cato Institute, has written that, “Libertarians are not opposed to reasonable safety regulations, sensible compromises of civil liberties to enhance national security, or even selective … Continue reading

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How the Military Controls America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Unlike corporations that sell to consumers, Lockheed Martin and the other top contractors to the U.S. Government are highly if not totally dependent upon sales to governments, for their profits, especially sales to their … Continue reading

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Trump’s Base Abandoning Him

Eric Zuesse The most reliable online real-time measure of Donald Trump’s base voters’ ongoing support for him is at Breitbart News, the reader-comments to their top Trump headlines, as listed under the “Comments” section as “Sort by Best.” At the … Continue reading

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Why America’s major news-media must change their thinking

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s ‘news’-media possess the mentality that characterizes a dictatorship, not a democracy. This will be documented in the linked-to empirical data which will be subsequently discussed. But, first, here is what will be documented … Continue reading

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Russian interview with Putin (and others) discusses geopolitics, nationhood, and America

Eric Zuesse https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/15/no-russia-no-world-full-movie-world-order-2018/ discusses and presents a new feature-length, interview-laced, documentary, about the way that Russians, and also Putin, view America, and view the future of Russia. Here are, for me, the highlights from the included video (and I shall … Continue reading

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Russia Says U.S. Trains Jihadists to Do Chemical Attacks Blamed Against Assad

Eric Zuesse On March 17th, Russia’s Minister of Defense (equivalent to America’s Secretary of Defense) announced, through Russian General Staff spokesman General Sergey Rudskoy: “We have reliable information at our disposal that US instructors have trained a number of militant … Continue reading

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An American: “Why I Don’t Trust My Government, At All”

Eric Zuesse Would you trust your government if it were headed by a President who just now appointed to become the head of the CIA, the very same person who had headed the CIA’s interrogation of a 9/11 suspect whose … Continue reading

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What Results When U.S. Invades a Country

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker (UPDATED at bottom, as of 15 March 2018) The U.S. Government certainly leads the world in invasions and coups. In recent years, it has invaded and occupied — either by military assault or … Continue reading

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Why At Least Two Nuclear Super-Powers Are Essential

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org My distinguished colleague at Strategic Culture Foundation, Federico Pieraccini, has recently argued that “nuclear-armed powers decrease the likelihood of a nuclear apocalypse”, and this is a response to that: Obviously, if there were no … Continue reading

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9/11: Israel Didn’t Do It; The Plan Was Co-Led by U.S. & Saud Governments

Eric Zuesse To judge by articles and reader-comments about 9/11, many Americans who think that the 9/11 attacks weren’t done by the Sauds working in conjunction with the U.S. Government, think that those attacks were done by Israel’s Government working … Continue reading

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Why Super-Rich Rush to Buy Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The rush amongst the super-rich started after the key event of 2014; this single stunning event suddenly sparked that rush by the super-rich to buy nuclear-proof bunkers, and the rush has been nonstop since … Continue reading

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Putin Explains Why Russia’s New Weapons Can’t Be Stopped by ABMs

Eric Zuesse In a “Russia Insight” TV interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin that was uploaded to youtube with English subtitles on March 10th, NBC’s Megyn Kelly asked him why America’s ABMs wouldn’t be able to knock out Russia’s new … Continue reading

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Trust in China Remains Top; Trust in U.S. Plunges

Eric Zuesse The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer survey, which is the latest in the annual Edelman series taken in 28 countries, shows that the people of China have the highest trust in their country’s institutions, and that the people of … Continue reading

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Trump Seeks Congressional Funding for 60,000-Man Army to Overthrow Assad

Eric Zuesse ISIS, or ISIL, or Islamic State, has been almost completely defeated in Syria, but the U.S. Department of Defense is requesting an increase instead of a decrease in funding to support “Vetted Syrian Opposition,” or fighters in Syria … Continue reading

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How Liars in U.S. ‘News’-Media Build on Prior Lies in U.S. ‘News’

Eric Zuesse (originally published abridged by Strategic Culture Foundation) The means by which the vast majority of Americans are deceived to believe fake ‘news’ that’s based on fake ‘history’, will be described here, so as to enable America to be … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Establishment lies through its teeth, for war against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are doing it again for an invasion of Russia, sometime soon, so as to ‘defend’ ‘democracy’. … Continue reading

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Britain Officially Prepares Now for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing its fundamental defence strategy from one that’s targeted against non-state terrorists (Al Qaeda, etc.), to … Continue reading

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Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III

Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and author of widely respected … Continue reading

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U.S. propaganda cites NATO’s PR agency’s confirmation that “evidence is overwhelming” Russia manipulated U.S. Elections

Eric Zuesse “There’s no possible way you can say that [Russia’s manipulation of the 2016 U.S. elections] didn’t happen,” says Ben Nimmon, of the Atlantic Council, which was set up by the U.S. Government in 1961 during the Cold War, … Continue reading

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Russiagate-Trump Gets Solved by Giant of American Investigative Journalism

Eric Zuesse Lucy Komisar, who is perhaps the greatest living investigative journalist, has discovered — and has documented in detail — that the source of the Russiagate charge against Russia, the source of the charge that Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign … Continue reading

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The Three Global Super-Powers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are currently three global super-powers, three nations that lead the world: China, Russia, and U.S. After World War II, until recently, the U.S. clearly dominated the world, not only culturally, with more influence … Continue reading

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Banned News: Rapid Movement Now Toward Global Nuclear War

U.S. Preparations to Conquer Soon Donbass, N. Korea, & Syria world news compiled by Eric Zuesse —— https://freeukrainenow.org/2018/01/19/fearing-peace-the-u-s-humiliates-south-korea-threatens-north-korea-japanese-and-u-s-historical-aggression-against-korea/#more-6950 Fearing peace, the U.S. humiliates South Korea, threatens North Korea. Japanese and U.S. historical aggression against Korea. This article was first published … Continue reading

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Indictments by Mueller Very Embarrassing for Democratic Party

Eric Zuesse The AP reported on Saturday, February 17th, that the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, achieved on Friday, indictments of Russian-Government or affiliated organizations that used deceptive practices in order to send out to America’s Blacks and Muslims social-media messages … Continue reading

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The Washington Post’s Shoddy Defense of the Russiagate Investigation

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org An editorial in the February 2nd Washington Post headlined “The Nunes memo shows the opposite of what Trump hoped it would prove”, and its first argument was that “the memo reveals that there were … Continue reading

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What U.S. News Reports on Syria’s War Hide

Eric Zuesse What’s being hidden from the public by the U.S. news-media’s reports on Syria’s war is that, ever since 2012, the U.S. Government has been trying to overthrow Syria’s Government by supporting, training and arming, in Syria, the many … Continue reading

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Why is U.S. not globally condemned for its military occupation of Syria?

Eric Zuesse On February 8th, at the U.N., the Russian Government, through its U.N. Representative Vasily Nebenzia, said against the U.S. Government’s forces in Syria, “They are in fact illegally in Syria, nobody called them there, they constantly assert that … Continue reading

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What ‘News’Media in U.S. and Allied Countries Never Report

Eric Zuesse Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia — even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide. The ‘news’media in the U.S. and allied countries never report the corruption (including lying) perpetrated by any … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Modifications Improved Trump’s Nuclear-Weapons Strategy

(This is the most important article I have ever written.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), a key nuclear-strategy document that was issued on February 2nd by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, seems … Continue reading

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U.S. foreign policies remain unchanged since 1948

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Ever since 1948, the U.S. Government’s foreign policies have been consistently focused upon breaking up the Soviet Union and turning its Warsaw Pact allies against the Soviet Union; and, then, once that would be … Continue reading

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U.S. Invasion/Occupation of Syria Includes 14 U.S. Military Bases There

Eric Zuesse Differing reports have been published regarding where in Syria the U.S. military occupation of that country are based; however, recent reports indicate that there are 14 bases for the U.S. invasion forces. Unfortunately, all of the reports are … Continue reading

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U.S.-Armed Jihadist in Syria Shoots Down Russian Plane, Kills Pilot

Eric Zuesse A U.S.-armed jihadist shot down, on February 3rd, in the Idlib area of Syria, a Russian Su-25 jet, and killed its pilot. In a leaked radio conversation, a “rebel” commander ordered his fighters to kill the pilot then … Continue reading

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How the Democratic Party’s Hack THE ATLANTIC Tries to Dismiss the Nunes Memo

Eric Zuesse Immediately after the release on Friday February 2nd of the Republican Devin Nunes Memo that accuses the Democratic-Party-headed (Obama-run) FBI of having hidden from the FISA (national-security-state) court “essential” facts, the neoconservative Democratic Party organ The Atlantic headlined … Continue reading

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A Scandal of The West’s News-Suppression, to ‘Justify’ U.S.-v.-Russia War

Eric Zuesse An accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, was employed by a wealthy American investor, William Browder, and died in a Russian prison on 16 November 2006. How did it happen; who was to blame for it? The Russian Government was blamed … Continue reading

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How Much America’s Gov’t. Has Paid for Its Invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan

Eric Zuesse At least six times — in 2006, twice in 2007, in 2008, in 2010, and most recently at the end of 2014 — the Congressional Research Service has reported to Congress the U.S. Government’s costs, thus far, for … Continue reading

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Is it really true that Switzerland is the #1 most-corrupt nation, & U.S. #2?

Eric Zuesse The Tax Justice Network produces a Financial Secrecy Index, ranking countries for the assistance their legal systems provide, to money-launderers, and to all people who seek to protect corruptly-obtained wealth. The higher the score, the more corrupt the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Announced Strategy for Occupying Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “The President has committed, as a matter of strategy, that we will not leave Syria. We are not going to declare victory and go. And that is not my opinion; that’s the President’s strategic … Continue reading

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The War in America’s ‘Democratic’ Party

Over Whether to Go to War Against Russia Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 23rd, Joe Biden virtually threw his hat into the 2020 U.S. Presidential contest, by producing for the neoconservative-neoliberal Council on Foreign Relations, a speech, … Continue reading

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Trump Now Increases ‘Defense’ Budget 37% Above Obama’s

Eric Zuesse The Washington Post headlined on January 26th, “Trump plans to ask for $716 billion for national defense in 2019 — a major increase”, and reported that when President Trump had entered the White House in January 2017, the … Continue reading

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Trump Officially Restores Cold War

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 20th, CBS News bannered “Terrorism no longer the military’s top priority, Mattis says” and opened: “There is a major change in U.S. military strategy. On Friday, more than 16 years after the … Continue reading

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Russiagate, Trump, and an American Police-State?

Eric Zuesse Republicans in the U.S. House have made available to all members of the House an allegedly scandalous “memo” that allegedly summarizes the FBI’s cooperation with the Democratic Party during the 2016 Presidential election; but, supposedly, no House member … Continue reading

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America’s Deceitful Secret Support of Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a recent article, I documented that “U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria”. In a prior article, I had documented that since 2012 the U.S. Government has cooperated with the Sauds’ plan to … Continue reading

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Gallup: Global Disapproval of U.S. Leadership Has Soared Under Trump

Eric Zuesse Gallup surveyed in 134 countries in 2017, and on January 18th reported that: Median approval of U.S. leadership across the 134 countries surveyed in 2017 reached 30%, the lowest point since Gallup began tracking this measure annually in … Continue reading

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Media Lies About Fake News

Eric Zuesse A major new Gallup report that was issued on January 16th headlined “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy” (it’s issued in conjunction with the Knight Foundation) and it finds that “Internet-only news websites” are the least-trusted of all … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans Distrust News Media — Especially Online

Eric Zuesse “Can you think of an objective news source?” A January 16th Gallup Poll report, “American Views: Trust, Media and Democracy” (it’s issued in conjunction with the Knight Foundation), finds that a majority (by 51% to 44%) of Americans … Continue reading

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Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for Poor

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S. (the others pertained only to sub-populations): Americans’ well-being declines in 2017 U.S. uninsured rate rises … Continue reading

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U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to the most reliable reporter on the war in Syria, who anonymously blogs at his “Moon of Alabama” site, the United States Government and the Turkish Government are again supporting the effort by Al Qaeda in Syria … Continue reading

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Gallup: U.S. Well-Being Declines Under Trump, Especially for the Poor

Eric Zuesse On January 10th, Gallup listed their “Top Well-Being Findings of 2017”, and three findings pertained to the entire U.S. (the others pertained only to sub-populations): Americans’ well-being declines in 2017 U.S. uninsured rate rises Exchange purchasers rate their … Continue reading

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Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with the profoundly corrupt U.S. Government — not merely the political Parties, but the billionaires who … Continue reading

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How to Sell Invasions to Americans

Eric Zuesse Here’s an automated email that I received on January 9th from the neoconservative Foreign Policy magazine’s publicity department, pumping the magazine’s five top stories of that day, all of which suggest that the same U.S. Establishment which had … Continue reading

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How Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post Became the U.S. Military-Industrial Complex’s Chief Propagandist

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It used to be that the New York Times and the Washington Post competed against each other to be the chief propagandist for the hundred or so top firms who sell to the U.S. … Continue reading

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Why the ‘Progressive’ Historian Stephen Cohen Refuses to Call a U.S. Coup a “Coup”

Eric Zuesse The most important historical event of recent times was a coup that occurred in 2014 and caused what’s now called ‘the new Cold War’, which is even worse than the original one was; and, yet, Western ‘news’media never … Continue reading

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Who will pay the $250+ billion reconstruction cost in Syria?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The United States Government says that Syria’s Government caused the U.N.-estimated “at least $250 billion” cost to restore Syria from the destruction that Syria’s war produced, and so Syria’s Government should pay those reconstruction … Continue reading

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Why are Trump’s troops training ISIS terrorists?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When Donald Trump ran for the U.S. Presidency, his biggest foreign-affairs promise (which he copied from Ted Cruz) was to defeat “radical Islamic terrorism”; but, on December 27th, the Russian Government publicly accused Trump’s … Continue reading

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Polls Increasingly Confirming that America Is a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse Gallup headlined on December 18th, “Americans View Government as Nation’s Top Problem in 2017”. Their report made clear that though this finding was unprecedented, it’s part of a longer-term trend, toward Americans naming America’s own “government as the … Continue reading

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Americans Are Only Now Beginning to Learn that We Live in a Dictatorship

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The first time when it became clear to me that I live in a dictatorship was in 2014 when reading, prior to its publication, the landmark (and still the only) scientific empirical study to … Continue reading

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‘Russiagate’ Is Actually Israelgate — Trump as Agent of Israel, Not of Russia

Eric Zuesse The Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s main evidence thus far in his “Russiagate” probe is not actually about possible Russian collusion with Trump to win the Presidency, but instead about definite Israeli collusion with Trump after Trump had already … Continue reading

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U.S. Swindled Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Due to a historic data-dump on December 10th, the biggest swindle that occurred in the 20th Century (or perhaps ever) is now proven as a historical fact; and this swindle was done by the … Continue reading

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Why Did the News-Media Hide This Important Fact?

Eric Zuesse On December 13th, the following news-story was distributed for publication to virtually all U.S.-and-allied major (and many minor) newsmedia, but it was published only by four small “alt-news” sites (washingtonsblog being one of them) even though the article … Continue reading

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POLL: By 2-to-1, Americans Oppose Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A reliable scientific poll of 2,000 Americans, taken during 1-6 November 2017 — just a month before U.S. President Donald Trump announced that America’s Embassy will move to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv — showed … Continue reading

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Trump Continues Obama’s Wars Against Democracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Trump’s bold support for the apartheid dictatorship of Israel against that theocratic-racist nation’s non-Jews, fits into a larger picture of the supremacist nation that America itself has increasingly become. His immediate predecessor, … Continue reading

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The Problem Is NOT Sexual ‘Harassment’

Eric Zuesse The U.S. press is now a uniform chorus shouting against America’s widespread ‘sexual harassment’ by men in power, but the press misrepresents fundamentally to call it ‘harassment’, which brings to mind (and which until recently was normally used … Continue reading

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Trump’s Leadership Style

Eric Zuesse Not much has been written about Donald Trump’s leadership-style, but his style of leadership is essential to understand, in order to be able to understand his values, his  Presidency, the roots of his Presidency, and where his Presidency … Continue reading

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America’s Electoral Choices: Liberal Fascism versus Conservative Fascism

Eric Zuesse In U.S. elections between the two political Parties for federal offices — Congress, and the Presidency — the choice that’s offered to the voters is almost invariably between two fascists; so, the meaning of “fascism” is first crucial … Continue reading

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Former U.S. Defense Secretary Explains Why Nuclear Holocaust Is Now Likely

Eric Zuesse The Stanford mathematician William J. Perry was a strategic nuclear advisor to U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and then he became U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton. He stated … Continue reading

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Some Recent Reasons to Distrust American-Allied ‘News’Media

Eric Zuesse Only enough of the openings of these articles are included here so as to indicate the gist, about the rape of the public’s minds, by the ‘news’media. To see the articles themselves, click onto the given article’s URL, … Continue reading

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Google ‘Ministry of Truth’ intensifies suppressing ‘fake news’ (such as this)

Eric Zuesse On November 18th, Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt spoke about how Google will help to defeat Russia. He said that Google helps in this effort not by “censoring” Russian newsmedia, but by “de-ranking” them in Google web-searches, so that … Continue reading

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The U.S. Aristocracy’s Smear-Russia Campaign: Big Brother at Work

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Billionaires, both liberal and conservative ones, own, and their corporations advertise in and their ‘charities’ donate to, America’s mainstream (and also many ‘alternative news’) media. They do this not so as to profit directly … Continue reading

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How Iran Came to Be Called ‘The Top State Sponsor of Terrorism’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org While I happened to be researching another subject, a central question in the investigation came to be how Iran — which supplied none of the 9/11 terrorists and no financing to them and no … Continue reading

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Why James Mattis Should Be Fired and Court-Martialed

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a secret decision to place the safety and welfare of some foreigners higher than the welfare and safety of the American people. His number-one concern turned out to be … Continue reading

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Trump Continues Obama’s Support of Nazism

Eric Zuesse On November 16th, U.S. President Donald Trump, acting through an agent of his agent U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, voted at the U.N. against a resolution that condemns bigotry, and especially condemns nazism and all forms of racism. He … Continue reading

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Top NSA Whistleblower Claims ‘Russiagate’ a Fake to Increase War-Spending

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org William Binney is the mathematician and Russia-specialist, who quit the NSA in 2001 as its global Technical Director for geopolitical analysis, because of the lying about, and manipulations of, intelligence, that he saw — … Continue reading

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Participants in 2014 Ukrainian coup confess

Eric Zuesse The overthrow of the democratically elected President of Ukraine in February 2014 was one of the most important geostrategic occurrences during the past century, because it led to the breakaway from Ukraine of the two regions — Crimea … Continue reading

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The Biggest Threat to World Peace Is NATO

Eric Zuesse On November 8th, Britain’s Daily Mail bannered “NATO tells Europe to prepare for ‘rapid deployment’:” and sub-headed “Defence chiefs say roads, bridges and rail links must be improved in case tanks and heavy vehicles need to be quickly … Continue reading

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How the U.S. Aristocracy Deceive the U.S. Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The progressive former Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kaufman wrote at Forbes, on 22 July 2014: Another year has passed with no one from a Wall Street bank going to jail for the criminal behavior … Continue reading

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How Runaway Inequality Creates Runaway Global Warming

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The bottom half of humans own next to nothing, but they own as much as the world’s richest 80 individuals do, because though the bottom half are poor, there are 3.79 billion of them. The average … Continue reading

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Why Robert Mueller Was Selected to Be the Special Prosecutor

Eric Zuesse It all began with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers apartment complex in the Saudi city of Khobar, which killed 19 U.S. military, who worked at the Dharan air base three miles away. That incident became the … Continue reading

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Post-Coup Ukraine Hands Orthodox Churches to Non-Orthodox Clergy

Eric Zuesse The Ukrainian Government is trying to pass a law which will allow Russian Orthodox churches to be taken over by other faiths, but legislative approval has long remained in doubt; and, so, the government is instead just standing … Continue reading

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Why a Special Counsel Should Be Appointed to Investigate Robert Mueller

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Some of the finest investigative journalists have recently documented different parts of what constitutes, in its totality, a single consistent narrative portrayal of Robert Mueller, as being a person who can be understood only … Continue reading

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Was Trump Really This Honest?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org After all of the trumpeting against Donald Trump by the ‘news’media and by all Democratic politicians and many Republican politicians, about his utter untrustworthiness; and after the loads of exposés that have been published, … Continue reading

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OPINION: Bannon Likely to Become America’s President

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4U5WsnFhLA “Steve Bannon DESTROYS George W. Bush and John McCain in NEW Speech at California GOP meeting” 22 October 2017 Bannon’s first-ever public statement, in depth, about the 2016 campaign and about “economic nationalism.” He’s the best salesman for right-wing … Continue reading

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America’s Trump, w. 37% Favorable Rating, Seeks Overthrow of Iran’s Rouhani, w. 62% Favorable Rating

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The investigative journalist Gareth Porter says that  U.S. President Donald Trump, whose favorable-rating among Americans is 37%, is determined that regime-change for Iran is needed — overthrowing Iran’s Shia-moderate President Hassan Rouhani, whose favorable-rating … Continue reading

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Pentagon Think-Tank Praises Al Qaeda as ‘Moderate’ Islamists

Eric Zuesse An October 24th article by Colin P. Clarke of the Rand Corporation — the main think-tank for the Pentagon — is headlined “The Moderate Face of Al Qaeda”, and a section of it is headed “A Moderate Alternative,” … Continue reading

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NATO Criticism of Russia’s Ukraine Policy Is Answered by Putin

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A NATO supporter criticized Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for Russia’s Ukraine policy, on October 19th, at the Valdai Discussion Club’s annual meeting in Sochi, and Putin fired back with his most detailed statement to-date, … Continue reading

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Does Russia Produce ‘Fake News’? Or Does America? Or Both?

Eric Zuesse The biggest difference between American and Russian news-reporting has been a simple factual issue between the two sides, on what incident started the ‘New Cold War’ between the U.S. and Russia. (The original Cold War was between the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Hate-Iran Campaign

Eric Zuesse On October 19th, the far-right Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD) held a “National Security Summit” which featured as speakers both Donald Trump’s CIA chief Mike Pompeo and Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, both … Continue reading

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Black Is White, White Is Black, in the Washington Post

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Washington Post presents a shockingly imaginary Syria, in which the U.S. Government has been the friend of the Syrian people by trying to eliminate in Syria simultaneously the jihadists and the Syrian Government … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Public Debate Now, For and Against Replacing Trump by Pence

Eric Zuesse Here is an argument for replacing Trump by Pence. Here is an argument against replacing Trump by Pence. The public needs now to become engaged in this debate, because otherwise the only people who will be participating at … Continue reading

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Should Mike Pence Become the President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that “In a choice between the president of the United States and his second-in-command, more voters … Continue reading

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Russian TV Says U.S. Breaks Peace Treaty

Eric Zuesse Headlining “‘More US troops at our borders’ – Russian Defense Ministry”, Russian Television (whose U.S. broadcasts the U.S. Government is considering to ban) reported, on Friday, October 13th, that “On Thursday, the U.S. announced the presence of a … Continue reading

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NYT: $100,000 Russian Facebook Political Ads Prove Censorship Need

Eric Zuesse A front-page news-story in the New York Times on Friday, October 13th, says that Silicon Valley has been so very discredited by around $100,000 of Facebook ads that were allegedly placed by entities in Russia, so that companies … Continue reading

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Studies Show Republicans Don’t Understand What Produces Wealth in America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Pew poll published on May 2nd was headlined “Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views”, and it reported that, “Most Republicans link a person’s financial standing to … Continue reading

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NATO “Concerned by Russia’s Military Buildup Close to Our Borders”

Eric Zuesse The Secretary-General of NATO said this on October 9th, speaking in NATO member Romania, right across the Black Sea from Russia’s region of Crimea (which had always been part of Russia except for the brief period 1954-2014, when … Continue reading

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U.S. Public Don’t Care if ‘News’media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To say that the U.S. public don’t care if ‘news’media lie, is shocking, but I shall here present evidence that it actually is true — not in some mere theory, but in empirical fact. … Continue reading

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Wall Street Bailout: Latest Updated Report

Eric Zuesse The latest of the U.S. Government’s updates on the status of the Wall Street bailout is 151 pages long, and highlights from it will be excerpted here below. Technically known as the quarterly report to Congress from the … Continue reading

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The Meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

Eric Zuesse The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written into the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in 1787 as the replacement-Constitution for this country, replacing the prior Articles of Confederation, which had bound the United States together … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Massacre Proves 2nd Amendment Must Be Abolished

Eric Zuesse The Las Vegas gunman wasn’t operating merely as a gunman but as a sniper, and yet the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment makes no distinctions whatsoever regarding handguns versus snipers’ weapons — automatic (or semi-automatic) rifles which spew bullets … Continue reading

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Gallup: Trump Has Record-Low Approval Ratings

What are the implications, nationally and internationally? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest job-approval rating in Gallup’s latest poll (which was taken during “Sep 18-24, 2017”), is 38%. Gallup also posts there the relevant comparisons … Continue reading

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Trump’s Support for ISIS Angers Readers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A September 26th news-report at the most reliable news-site that specializes on the war in Syria, Almasdar News, headlined “Breaking video: ISIS fighter admits that ISIS is forbidden to attack Kurdish forces in Deir … Continue reading

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How the BBC Spreads Lies: How to read propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Propaganda frequently masquerades as ‘news’. A ‘news’ narrative’s relevant background needs to be understood, in order for the reader or hearer to be able to understand anything of the truth, from the propaganda, … Continue reading

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Economic Sanctions Against Russia Flop

The first comprehensive study of anti-Russia sanctions shows they hit EU much more than Russia. Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Did U.S. President Barack Obama create the anti-Russia sanctions in order to weaken the EU in its competition … Continue reading

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How America’s Corrupt Government Wastes Its Taxpayers’ Money

Eric Zuesse First, just look at these billions of dollars of U.S.-taxpayer-purchased weapons being exploded — simply wasted — in Ukraine, instead of killing people there, as America’s aristocracy had intended when it got its President and Congress to donate, … Continue reading

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“Bernie is the most honest person in the Senate” Says Senator Lindsey Graham

Eric Zuesse In the CNN Town Hall debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham (plus Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bill Cassidy) that was telecast on Monday evening September 25th (see the transcript of it here), the Republican Senators Graham … Continue reading

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People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by … Continue reading

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Signs Indicate Trump Continuing Obama’s Support for Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to a report issued on September 22nd by the most accurate reporter on the current status of forces in the war against Syria — the anonymous military and geostrategic blogger who owns, and posts exclusively at, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Near Bottom in Public Trust of Newsmedia

Eric Zuesse According to the most extensive study ever done of the public’s usages of, and trust in, the newsmedia in their country — a study that (in late January early February) scientifically sampled thousands of people in each one … Continue reading

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Gallup: 71% of Americans are “Dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, “Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed”, and reported that 71% said they were “Dissatisfied” and that 28% said they were “Satisfied,” with the … Continue reading

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Is it really true that America’s richest 1% are ‘overwhelmingly Jewish’?

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker (where the author’s responses to reader-comments challenging this report, can also be seen) On September 8th, an article I wrote for Strategic Culture Foundation, “What America’s Aristocracy Want,” was republished at the Donbass … Continue reading

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Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses — and without Iraq having ever invaded (much less destroyed) any of the invading countries — … Continue reading

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Bill in Congress to Fund CIA and NSA Outlaws Wikileaks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The bill in Congress to fund U.S. intelligence services includes a provision, Sec. 623, which states: SEC. 623. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON WIKILEAKS. It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior … Continue reading

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I ask NPR’s Rachel Martin why she wants to be removed from my list:

  Begin forwarded message: From: Eric Zuesse Subject: Re: submission Date: September 11, 2017 at 8:21:21 AM GMT-4 To: Rachel Martin [NPR] Of course I’ll do that, but would you please tell me what aspect of this news-report and commentary, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Continuing Refusal to Prosecute the 9/11 Funders

Eric Zuesse By now, it has been well documented that, as I documented on January 29th, “Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents”. And, yet, despite the massive documentation which the U.S. Government itself possesses regarding this (and … Continue reading

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What America’s Aristocracy Want

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top of everything, and everybody else below them, as subjects to be ruled by them, in … Continue reading

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U.S. Congress and Media Push for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, September 6th, Reuters bannered “Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message”, and reported: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands … Continue reading

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Typical Deception by the New York Times

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here’s a common example of authentically fake-news journalism, the type that’s pervasive in the U.S. — not something like “Saddam’s WMD,” which changed history, but the ordinary everyday type of lies by the American … Continue reading

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Gallup: Only Republicans’ Trust in Newsmedia Plunged After 2003

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 25th, Gallup headlined “Republicans’, Democrats’ Views of Media Accuracy Diverge”, and reported that ever since America’s newsmedia in 2003 tried to postpone and suppress the findings that there had been no WMD … Continue reading

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Russian TV Reports U.S. Secretly Backing ISIS in Syria

Eric Zuesse Russian television headlined on September 1st, “Syrian rebel defector says his US-trained unit sold arms to ISIS”, and reported statements by a defector from — a man who had quit — the U.S.-backed Maghawir al-Thawra group, the remnants … Continue reading

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Should Mike Pence Become the President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that “In a choice between the president of the United States and his second-in-command, more voters … Continue reading

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Trump Continues Invasions that Can’t Succeed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Do you remember the Vietnam War, which produced somewhere between 1,450,000 and 3,595,000 deaths? What good did America’s invasion do? If America had won instead of lost, would the invasion have been good? Is … Continue reading

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Netanyahu Now Intends to Assassinate Assad; Will U.S. Allow It?

Eric Zuesse On the basis of reports in Jerusalem Post, Wall Street Journal, and other sources, the Zero Hedge news site not only documents and headlines on August 29th, “Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad’s Presidential Palace”, but makes clear that … Continue reading

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43 Nations Ranked as Places to Be a Retiree

https://ngam.natixis.com/us/resources/2017-global-retirement-index 2017 GLOBAL RETIREMENT INDEX, Appendix B: Full Rankings, p. 66  —- PS: On page 32, this so-called ‘study’ discusses the U.S., and says: “It boasts the highest score for health expenditure per capita of all nations.” This wastefulness is … Continue reading

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Understanding Trump’s Foreign Policies

Eric Zuesse According to both the Washington Post and Politico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now in the thrall of the U.S. military-industrial complex, because he was trained at a military high school (the New York Military Academy) during his … Continue reading

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The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. Government leads a global operation to make racist fascism ‘respectable’ again. On 21 November 2014, in a vote at the United Nations on a Resolution opposing a resurgence of the racist-fascist ideology … Continue reading

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U.S. Reneges on Its Deal w. China about N. Korea

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday afternoon, August 22nd, China’s Embassy in Washington urged the Trump Administration to “correct its mistake” of issuing, earlier on the 22nd, economic sanctions against China, after China had, on August 14th, fulfilled its part of the … Continue reading

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Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism — and Holocaust-denial. It received almost no reporting by the press at the time (or … Continue reading

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The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Two of the U.S. government’s supposed allies are supposedly not allies of each other but enemies of each other, but, away from the glare of the ‘news’media, they actually work together with each other … Continue reading

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Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which connects them together, into a broader narrative — the actual history of our time. History … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Pro-Nazi Lie: ‘Hitler wanted to expel the Jews.’

Eric Zuesse https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=37&v=dadgep_e0Hc “Netanyahu: Hitler didn’t want to exterminate Jews” RT published Oct 21, 2015 Netanyahu (0:25-): “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [28 November 1941]; he wanted to expel the Jews.” This statement by Israel’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Government & Press Lie Constantly, with Total Impunity

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. press don’t report this fact, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The following will document its truth, by recent prominent examples, and will explain how and why this rampant lying by … Continue reading

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‘Russiagate’ — The Most Trustworthy Current Information

Eric Zuesse This summary is up-to-date as of August 6th, but it will start with a leak from a phone-conversation on August 1st, in which Seymour Hersh reveals “what I know” about the Russiagate matter, the matter that dominates today’s … Continue reading

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Polls: U.S. Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the U.S. is viewed by peoples around the world to be the biggest threat to world peace. But, to start, let’s summarize the first-ever … Continue reading

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OECD: Americans Are World’s Fattest People

Eric Zuesse http://www.oecd.org/health/health-systems/Obesity-Update-2017.pdf ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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How Mainstream U.S. ‘News’ Media Pump their Government’s Lies to Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Now that finally the U.S. government has officially terminated its arming and training of the jihadist gangs that are fighting to overthrow and replace Syria’s government, the neoconservative mainstream U.S. ‘news’ media are disagreeing … Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh Cracks ‘RussiaGate’ as CIA-Planted Lie — Revenge Against Trump

Eric Zuesse This report has now been updated to August 6th: During the later portion of a phone-call, by the world’s greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented “a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking … Continue reading

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Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

Eric Zuesse Results have recently been published from surveys of 68,759 people in 69 countries around the world during 2016 by WIN/Gallup International, which organization had asked each of these scientifically sampled persons: “In general, do you personally feel very … Continue reading

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America Declares Economic War Against Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Friday night, July 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign into law the increased economic sanctions (passed by 98-2 in the Senate and 419-3 in the House) against any business … Continue reading

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Which do you trust: CNN, or Tass?

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday July 25th, Russia’s official Tass News Agency bannered “Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia’s alleged arms supplies to Taliban: The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says a misinformation campaign is underway in the US media.” Tass … Continue reading

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OPINION: The Current Big Lie Is —

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history has been; and, it will be exposed fully here, and will be documented even more … Continue reading

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Democratic Party ‘Better Deal’ Puts Lipstick on Its Pig

Eric Zuesse I write this as a Democrat who rejects the Party as it has become — controlled by and representing the Party’s billionaire donors, against the American public. That Party — the Clintonite Democratic Party, which deregulated Wall Street … Continue reading

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Obama U.S. Economic Recovery was America’s Weakest

Eric Zuesse The following graph of “Non-farm Payroll Jobs in United States” shows America’s economic recoveries from recession, in numbers of jobs, and indicates very clearly that ever since the peak in 2000, the two recoveries (G.W. Bush, and Obama) … Continue reading

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What Trump Is Learning From His Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It is now clear that Donald Trump had never cared about public policy except to the extent it affected his own bottom line as a businessman, and that he’s only now starting, as the … Continue reading

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Trillions of Dollars in U.S. Military Spending Is Unaccounted-For

Eric Zuesse First, a tip of the hat to Carl Herman for his having linked on July 19th to Catherine Austin Fitts’ recent placing on her site key records from the U.S. Department of Defense regarding the astounding level of … Continue reading

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America’s Invasion of Syria

Will it finally end now? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. government has invaded and occupies Syria to overthrow its President, Bashar al-Assad and also to destroy ISIS, which is one of the jihadist organizations that are (like … Continue reading

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All 10 Most Popular Governors Are Republicans.

Implications for Presidential Politics. Eric Zuesse Morning Consult reported on July 18th, that the 11 U.S. state governors who have the highest approval-ratings in their state are: 1. Charlie Baker, MA, 71% 2. Larry Hogan, MD, 68% 3. Matt Mead, … Continue reading

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POLL: Americans’ Massive Disapproval of Both Parties

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The “Monthly Harvard-Harris Poll: June 2017” is the latest poll in that series, and it scientifically sampled 2,258 U.S. registered voters, of whom (as shown on page 30) 35% were “Democrat,” 29% were “Republican,” … Continue reading

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Russiagate Exposed: It’s a Fraud

The Truth that’s Being Hidden from the Public Eric Zuesse It has now been incontrovertibly proven that the time-stamps and other data in the Democratic National Committee (DNC) files that were leaked to Wikileaks are consistent with those files having … Continue reading

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The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Alliances between nations are military. Without being military, they would be nothing. Trade agreements don’t require any alliances at all. World War I wouldn’t have occurred if there had not been alliances — it … Continue reading

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U.S. Bombs with White Phosphorous While Blaming Assad for Using ‘Sarin’

Eric Zuesse On June 14th, Human Rights Watch headlined “Danger From US White Phosphorous”, and linked to far more evidence of America’s firebombings in Syria and Iraq, than had ever been presented regarding the alleged-by-America April 4th sarin gas event that allegedly … Continue reading

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Impeachment of President Trump Now Much More Likely

The Trump-Qatar Scandal that Could End His Presidency Eric Zuesse On the morning of Monday July 10th, broke online from three reporters at The Intercept — Ryan Grim, Ben Walsh, and Clayton Swisher — the headline, “Jared Kushner Tried and … Continue reading

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Royal Saud Family Seek Trump’s Support Against Qatar’s Royal Thani Family

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It’s now war between the fundamentalist Sunni Sauds who own the world’s most oil-rich nation Saudi Arabia, versus the fundamentalist Sunni Thanis who own the world’s most gas-rich nation Qatar; and, America’s aristocrats (especially … Continue reading

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Whom Do You Trust?

The answer will tell your politics. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 27th, Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, headlined “Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat”, and he documented gross misrepresentations, including many outright fabrications, in … Continue reading

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The Economic Motive for America’s Current Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Russia has long been the chief seller of energy — mainly gas and oil — in the world’s largest energy-market: the EU, or Europe. This means that U.S.-based energy companies, such as Exxon and … Continue reading

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American Samizdat

What happens when America’s top investigative journalist reports what its media-owners don’t want the public to know? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This isn’t only about U.S. President Barack Obama’s secret policy on Syria; it’s also about his successor … Continue reading

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Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin over Syria

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear “chicken” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, regarding Putin’s threat on June 19th to go to war against the United States if the U.S. again shoots down, inside Syria … Continue reading

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Trump Has Now Committed Himself to Reversing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Right after the U.S. government shot down a Syrian government plane in Syria, the Russian government broke off the coordination of its operations along with the U.S. and America’s allied forces in Syria (otherwise … Continue reading

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Trump Has Been Continuing Obama’s Syria-Policy

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump, who during the election-campaign ferociously condemned Barack Obama’s foreign policies, while asserting nothing concrete of his own, has, as the U.S. President, committed himself quite clearly to continuing Obama’s publicly stated policy on Syria, … Continue reading

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How and Why U.S. Honors and Aids Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker This will present a typical example in which the U.S. promotes Al Qaeda and other jihadists, and then honors that promotion by calling this PR not “propaganda” as it really is, but instead … Continue reading

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The Reason Behind the U.S. Government’s Secret Hatred of Europeans

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The reason for the U.S. government’s hostility — at least since 4 February 2014 —toward Europeans, has been a mystery, until now. This hostility wasn’t even publicly recognized at all, until it leaked out, … Continue reading

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Putin: U.S. Routinely Meddles in Russian and Other Nations’ Elections

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In a Showtime interview of Russian President Vladimir Putin by American film-maker Oliver Stone, which started airing on June 12th, Putin called “lies” many of the allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies, to the effect … Continue reading

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Russia Announces No-Fly Zone in Syria — War Against U.S. There

Eric Zuesse Late on Monday the 19th, was reported by Russia’s Sputnik: “In areas where Russian aviation is conducting combat missions in the Syrian skies, any flying ojects, including jets and unmanned aerial vehicles of the international coalition discovered west … Continue reading

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Gallup Finds Stunning Decline in Americans’ Respect for U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On June 9th, Gallup’s Editor-In-Chief, Frank Newport, headlined “Americans Want More Than Just Budget Cuts” and reported that, “Gallup’s latest update shows that 28% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the federal government, while 55% … Continue reading

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Why is Trump protecting ISIS?

Eric Zuesse On June 12th, Al Masdar News — the go-to site for the honest latest news regarding the war in Syria — reported that the U.S. coalition that’s been fighting in Syria so as to replace Bashar al-Assad by … Continue reading

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AN INTERESTING ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICIES

Eric Zuesse For many years, I have been reading — but not yet citing as documentation for my own articles regarding U.S. international policies — the voltairenet news-site, which interprets events from a pro-Syrian-government, and pro-Russian-government, perspective. The reason that … Continue reading

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How I know that the Sauds did the 9/11 attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As a historian, I recognize that everything we know about history is from sources, and depends upon the reliability of those sources. Here, my main sources will be identified, and linked-to, so that any … Continue reading

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Is Google’s search-engine now appallingly corrupt?

Eric Zuesse Here is the evidence I’ve come across which indicates to me that the Google search-engine is now appallingly corrupt, and for which reason I am seeking (and hope to see in reader-comments at sites that publish this article) … Continue reading

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All Islamic Terrorism Is Perpetrated by Fundamentalist Sunnis,

Except Terrorism Against Israel Eric Zuesse My examination of 54 prominent international examples of what U.S. President Donald Trump is presumably referring to when he uses his often-repeated but never defined phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” indicates that it is exclusively … Continue reading

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ZeroHedge Crushes Mainstream ‘News’ Media on June 8th

Eric Zuesse Just look: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-08/obstruction-justice-case-totally-dismantled-senator-risch I think that any news-report of today’s Senate hearing on James Comey, that won’t be linking to this one from Zero Hedge at 11:34 AM on June 8th, will either be filching it (repeating it, … Continue reading

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Shoddy Alt-News ‘Journalism’ Boosts Mainstream ‘Journalism’ (Propaganda)

Eric Zuesse, originally posted in two parts at strategic-culture.org Part One: INTRODUCTION Whereas mainstream ‘journalism’ about international affairs is thoroughly controlled by (and usually owned by) the aristocracy that control the government, and therefore such ‘journalism’ boosts the government regardless … Continue reading

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The Intercept Trumpets Time-Wasting News

Eric Zuesse The Intercept headlined on June 5th, “TOP-SECRET NSA REPORT DETAILS RUSSIAN HACKING EFFORT DAYS BEFORE 2016 ELECTION” and devoted 3,811 words to saying that America’s National Security Agency alleges that “a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements … Continue reading

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Boycott U.S. Firms Till Trump Signs to 195-Nation Paris Climate Agreement

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump announced, on Thursday, June 1st, that “We’re getting out” of the global agreement on limiting the amount of greenhouse gases pouring into the Earth’s atmosphere. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, had described the agreement (which … Continue reading

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Iran and the 9/11 Attacks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The official U.S. government line is that Iran is the main country responsible for the 9/11 attacks in America. On 9 March 2016, a U.S. civil court ruled that Iran must pay to some … Continue reading

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The U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org With America’s record-shattering $350 billion ten-year weapons-sale to the Saud family, the U.S. government’s alliance with the main family who funded and participated in the organization of the 9/11 attacks on the United States, and who have been … Continue reading

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Which government dominates U.S.-Saud alliance?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org With America’s sale of $350 billion of its weapons to Saudi Arabia during the next ten years, which side will dominate, if the royal family of Saudi Arabia — the owners of Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

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Does the Washington Post Have Fake News?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are two kinds of fake news: One is a report of something that actually didn’t happen, which for a newspaper to do can reasonably be called lying, inasmuch as a newspaper is expected … Continue reading

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U.S. $350 Billion Arms-Sale to Sauds Cements U.S.-Jihadist Alliance

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, May 20th, U.S. President Donald Trump and the Saud family inked an all-time record-high $350 billion ten-year arms-deal that not only will cement-in the Saud family’s position as the world’s largest foreign purchasers of U.S.-produced weaponry, … Continue reading

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Pence Begins Presidential Campaign Unofficially

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, May 17th, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has built his political career as both a fundamentalist Christian, and a client of the libertarian Koch brothers’ extensive fundraising network, made his unofficial but starting bid to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Plan Finally Becomes Clear

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to restore America’s former dominance as a manufacturing country will be announced this coming weekend in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and Washington DC, but its outlines … Continue reading

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Major Media Organize to Rig Web-Search Results

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The New York Times, as Robert Parry has pointed out, “Cheers the Rise of Censorship”, but only of censorship of any allegations that expose the fraudulence of the NYT’s allegations. The Washington Post, Google, … Continue reading

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Trump Mocks His Voters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org It usually comes from his actions, instead of from his words, but sometimes Trump mocks his voters verbally too, such as when the New York Daily News bannered on 9 December 2016, “SEE IT: … Continue reading

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Why Americans Distrust the Press More than They Distrust Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A Morning Consult poll published on April 28th showed that “roughly half (51 percent) of Americans said the national political media ‘is out of touch with everyday Americans,’ compared with 28 percent who said … Continue reading

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America’s Top Scientists Confirm: U.S. Goal Now Is to Conquer Russia

Eric Zuesse The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published a study, on 1 March 2017, which opened: The US nuclear forces modernization program has been portrayed to the public as an effort to ensure the reliability and safety of warheads … Continue reading

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Bigoted Americans Far More Supportive of War Against Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org —— On April 23rd, the U.S. mega-corporate and government-funded National Public Radio network, NPR, interviewed voters about their views on President Trump’s achievements so far; and a typical respondent, the 33-year-old Jamie Ruppert, of … Continue reading

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America’s Rapacious Aristocracy and WW3

Eric Zuesse The disenchanted Reagan Administration official and much-honored economist and political scientist, Paul Craig Roberts, headlined on April 27th, “Washington Plans to Nuke Russia and China” and stated an impressive case that this radical conclusion is realistic, no mere … Continue reading

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Trump Beat Hillary Because of Obama Voters in 2012 Who Voted for Trump in 2016

Eric Zuesse Here is one detailed analysis, published on 28 March 2017, of the voter-data from the 2016 Clinton-v-Trump Presidential contest. Here is another, published on 1 May 2017, which goes even deeper. Both conclude the same thing: Trump won … Continue reading

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How Obama & Erdogan Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad

Eric Zuesse Chris Tomson of Al Masdar News headlined on Monday May 1st, “Syrian Army tank takes direct hit from ISIS guided missile in Deir Ezzor” and reported that, “Currently, government forces are less than 1500 meters from linking up … Continue reading

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Democratic Voters Have Been Duped to Hate Putin

Eric Zuesse The campaign by the Obama-Clinton Democratic Party establishment to blame their electoral failures upon Russian leader Vladimir Putin is shown in a recent Pew poll to be a great success: — http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/20/share-of-democrats-calling-russia-greatest-danger-to-u-s-at-its-highest-since-end-of-cold-war/ Share of Democrats calling Russia ‘greatest … Continue reading

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POLL: Americans Support Military-Industrial Complex Above All Else

Eric Zuesse A new Morning Consult/POLITICO survey, published on 26 April, indicates that most American voters support the military-industrial complex more than they support any other recipient of U.S. federal government spending. The military-industrial complex includes almost all federal contractors, … Continue reading

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Mad-Dog Mattis Going Rabid

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Monday, April 25th, the AP headlined, “US general in Afghanistan suggests Russia arming the Taliban” and reported that U.S. Pentagon chief James “Mad Dog” Mattis was accusing Russia of violating the sovereignty of … Continue reading

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Bloomberg News Shows Florida’s Coastal Home Buyers Are Fools

Eric Zuesse According to Bloomberg News, “When it comes to buying homes on the coast, most Floridians are still optimists. Since the end of 2010, median home prices in and around Miami rose 120 percent.” In other words: they’ve more … Continue reading

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Trump Is Advised by Liars, Like Bush Was

Eric Zuesse As will be shown here, the U.S. federal government, under President Donald Trump, is repeating the very same deception of the public, in regard to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, that it had perpetrated back in 2002, against Iraq’s Saddam … Continue reading

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Trump Trying to Force Putin to Capitulate

Eric Zuesse The Trump Administration is demanding Russian President Vladimir Putin to abandon support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and has blocked at the United Nations an investigation-team’s being sent to the alleged site of the alleged sarin-gas attack that … Continue reading

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The Reason Behind the Sales-Surge for Nuclear-Proof Bunkers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On April 15th, Zero Hedge bannered “Doomsday Bunker Sales Soar After Trump’s Military Strikes”, but this growth in the market for nuclear-proof bunkers is hardly new; it started during the Obama Administration, in Obama’s … Continue reading

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Top U.S. Intelligence Analyst Accuses White House of Fraud About Syrian Sarin Gas Attack

Eric Zuesse On April 18th, Washingtonsblog received from MIT’s Dr. Theodore Postol a detailed scientific analysis of the source-material for the White House Report on the gas-attack that occurred in Syria on April 4th. In it, he essentially accuses the … Continue reading

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Should People Trust CBS, ABC, NBC, NYT, WP, WSJ, BBC, AP, etc.?

Eric Zuesse The following facts were established and published in obscure places in 2002, well before the U.S. and UK invaded Iraq, but did you know them, from the news-reports you saw, at that time, before we invaded, on that … Continue reading

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To Trust U.S. Government & ‘News’Media Is to Be a Dupe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Who trusts the U.S. government and American newsmedia nowadays? Only dupes possibly can. Just look at the recent history, for the evidence on that: The U.S. Government and ‘news’media lied us into invading Iraq … Continue reading

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What the U.S. Aristocracy Are Demanding

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The U.S. aristocracy are demanding war against Russia. According to Eli Lake at Bloomberg News, on April 13th: White House and administration officials familiar with the current debate tell me there is no consensus … Continue reading

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Americans Are No Different Than Germans Were (and Are).

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Daniel Goldhagen blamed the Holocaust on “the Germans” (by which he meant the German people), and said that they perpetrated the Holocaust because they positively enjoyed murdering “the Jews.” But, as has long been … Continue reading

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More Proof that Trump’s Attack on Syria Was a War Crime

Eric Zuesse America’s top expert on analyzing intelligence of the types that were involved in determining the cause of the April 4th gas-attack in Syria is Dr. Theodore Postol of MIT, and he has now thoroughly analyzed all of the … Continue reading

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What the U.S. Aristocracy Are Demanding

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Donald Trump has reversed his national-security policies 180 degrees, and is now focusing it around conquering Russia, instead of around reducing the threat from jihadists. The reason for this drastic change is in order … Continue reading

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Google Is Now Threatening My Publishers

Eric Zuesse I just happened to notice at one of my publishers, RINF, “Google’s Censorship Of Independent News – Rinf Becomes Latest Victim”, and the owner, Mick Meaney, described Google’s threat to him if he didn’t remove a news-article that … Continue reading

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The Money-Quote from the Postol Report on the Recent Gas Attack in Syria

Eric Zuesse After detailed decimation of President Trump’s ‘intelligence’ ‘justifying’ his invasion of Syria, the MIT specialist on such intelligence-analysis, Dr. Theodore Postol, concludes: I have worked with the intelligence community in the past, and I have grave concerns about … Continue reading

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Keystone XL and America’s Psychopathic Government

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Keystone XL Pipeline is a long-controversial proposed Canadian pipeline project through the U.S. north to south, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, to trans-ship the world’s most global-warming filthiest oil, from Canada’s tar-sands, … Continue reading

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Trump Is Losing Some of His Base

Eric Zuesse The main pro-Trump news-site, Breitbart News, is getting predominantly negative reader-comments on its articles that relate to Russia and the war in Syria. Whereas the reporters who write the articles trumpet the Trump line, the leading reader-comments to … Continue reading

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Trump Abandons His Base, Goes toward Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse The 48,000+ reader-comments thus far at Stephen Bannon’s Breitbart News, to their announcement on April 6th that Trump had invaded Russia’s ally Syria with missiles, are overwhelmingly along the lines of “This isn’t what I voted for.” The … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Secretly Is Allied With America’s Enemies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org [NOTE: On the morning of 11 December 2016, German Economic News headlined “Brutal Power Struggle in the U.S.: CIA Is Targeting Donald Trump” (“Brutaler Machtkampf in den USA: CIA nimmt Donald Trump ins Visier”), … Continue reading

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Advertisers Want Media that Trump Watches & Reads

Eric Zuesse On April 5th, Laura Nichols at Morning Consult bannered “Advertisers, Consumers Take Notice of Trump’s Unusual Media Diet”, and reported that: Advertisers are scrambling to adjust how they reach the White House, … faced with a president who prefers Twitter … Continue reading

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Trump’s Psychopathy Now Clear

Eric Zuesse What type of Presidential candidate, now become the President, would assert and (via his agents, do) all of the following things: 1: Pence presents new healthcare offer to Freedom Caucus The Hill, By Peter Sullivan – Mon. 3 … Continue reading

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What’s Going to Happen with Obamacare

Eric Zuesse Trump had offered to Paul Ryan, on January 26th, a postponement on offering an Obamacare-replacement until after Obamacare collapses of its own accord after the new (much costlier) premiums come out late in 2017, but perhaps Ryan said no … Continue reading

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America’s Fraudulent Government

Eric Zuesse Lee Fang at The Intercept revealed on March 31st, that the Republican Party were defrauding the American people with assertions that their Party has an alternative to Obamacare — the Affordable Care Act — and that they’ll pass … Continue reading

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Does the Washington Establishment Seek War with Russia?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Which does the Washington’s Establishment prefer: a U.S. President who wants to reach new agreements with Russia, or a U.S. President who wants to replace all of Russia’s allies? What we’ve been having recently … Continue reading

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WHICH WAS PROPAGANDA, WHICH WAS NEWS-REPORTING?

Eric Zuesse Compare:  —— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP8_wRUlZ-c Russian TV covered 1,000,000 Yemenese protesting U.S.-Saud’s Bombs. —— versus: —— http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/327-jared-kushner-to-tell-senate-intel-committee-about-contacts-with-russian-bank-meet-leah-the-overcomer-a-young-girl-who-is-inspiring-the-world/ (at 11:11-13:11) U.S. TV covered 8,000 Russians protesting Vladimir Putin’s government. —— If they’re both propaganda, then which was more honest, more news that … Continue reading

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9/11 Was a Saud-U.S. Operation at the Top.

Terrorists Were Pawns in It. The Cover-Up. Eric Zuesse Evidence will be presented here that will explain, in a comprehensive and internally consistent way — and fully in accord with all of the existing evidence that has been published thus … Continue reading

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Trump Will Sink Like a Rock, as His Policy-Lies Catch Up with Him

Eric Zuesse On January 15th, he told the Washington Post: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. … There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen … Continue reading

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Republicans Demand the Impossible in a Healthcare Bill

Eric Zuesse Republicans demand a healthcare bill (or medical system) that will simultaneously (and without sacrificing quality of healthcare) reduce their total expenses on medical care — including their insurance premiums and their out-of-pocket costs — and that will also … Continue reading

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‘The United States needs a war in Europe,’ Le Pen explained why Washington intends to arm Ukraine

http://rusvesna.su/news/1490390095 03/25/2017 – 7:00 By Pauline Duhanova, translation by Eric Zuesse. Posted by Eric Zuesse. US needs a military conflict in Europe, in connection with which Washington intends to  provide Ukraine with weaponry. This statement was made in the Russian State … Continue reading

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What America’s Coup in Ukraine Did

Eric Zuesse On March 23rd, Gallup headlined “South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering”, and the Ukrainian part of that can unquestionably be laid at the feet of U.S. President Barack Obama, who in February 2014 imposed upon Ukraine a very … Continue reading

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Are U.S. Economic Sanctions Against Russia Based on an Obama Lie?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY If the March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia was based upon the overwhelming desire by Crimeans that Crimea become again a part of Russia such as Crimea had been until 1954, instead … Continue reading

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If we don’t regulate what we do to the climate, we’ll commit suicide,

Eric Zuesse and kill everyone else, too. The vast majority of planets have no life on them. Climate changes. Right now, ours is changing with accelerating speed, from livable toward unlivable. There is only one scientific theory as to why … Continue reading

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Americans Support Increasing Budget of Most Wasteful Federal Department

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There is only one Cabinet-level federal Department that is so wasteful — so corrupt (&/or incompetent) — that its financial records can’t even be audited, meaning that no auditors can be found who will certify … Continue reading

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The Rothschild and Saud Families Fund Both John McCain and Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse On 21 October 2016, I headlined “An Email From Lynn Forester de Rothschild to Hillary Clinton, Against Elizabeth Warren” and reported extensive back-door funding of Hillary Clinton by the Rothschild family.  On 15 December 2016, I headlined “U.S. Gov’t. Is Secretly … Continue reading

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Fired FBI Whistleblower: Israel Blackmails Congress-members to Spy for Israel. FBI Was Prohibited From Investigations of Turkey, UK, and Belgium.

Eric Zuesse Sibel Edmonds — the FBI intelligence analyst who was fired and placed under a lifelong gag-order for having found criminal wrongdoing during an investigation of a member of Congress, and who had found what she says was clear … Continue reading

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Trump’s Federal Budget Is VERY Libertarian

Eric Zuesse Ideology shapes priorities, and largely determines what will be increased, and what will be decreased, in a government’s annual budget. U.S. President Donald Trump’s first proposed federal budget, released on March 15th, makes his ideology crystal clear. Maybe … Continue reading

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Assange: Hillary now ‘quietly pushing for a Pence takeover’

Eric Zuesse Here is his tweet: —— https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/841609854540238849?s=09 Julian Assange Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable. 4:20 AM – 14 Mar 2017 —— “This … Continue reading

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Poll: Twice as Many Americans Support Obamacare as Support Trumpcare

Eric Zuesse On March 7th, U.S. President Trump said of the House Republicans’ proposed healthcare legislation: “I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives.” (He meant replacement of Obamacare.) That’s the Paul Ryan plan, the plan … Continue reading

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The Republican Healthcare Bill Is Very Free-Market, Libertarian

Eric Zuesse The Republican House proposed healthcare legislation is a substantially more free-market approach to health care than exists in any industrialized nation. It would greatly reduce regulation of health care in America, and also considerably increase the choices that consumers … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ukrainian Coup Caused 2.5 Million Ukrainian Refugees into Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On March 7th, Russia’s top parliamentarian dealing with the Ukrainian refugee influx into Russia — dealing, that is, with the people who have fled Ukraine as a result of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2014 … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders on American Democracy

Eric Zuesse On March 10th, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Britain’s Guardian, headlining “Sanders on Trump and the challenge for the left”, and he said (and this is just a small sampling): — The bad news, the very bad news is … Continue reading

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The Historic Magnitude of Trump’s Failure

Eric Zuesse In order to understand the enormous magnitude of Trump’s failure (not merely of performance, but of his actual intentions), consider a poll by a top pollster, published on 18 November 2016, ten days after the U.S. Presidential election, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Presidency Failed in Record Time

Eric Zuesse Trumpcare — his promised replacement for Obamacare — is so blatantly atrocious that an excellent NBC News article on it is headlined, and documents that — “Experts: The GOP Health Care Plan Just Won’t Work”. This was even before the … Continue reading

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How ‘News’Media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I happened to be reading at Huffington Post on March 6th their truthful top-of-homepage news-report: “Trump Forced To Water Down Executive Order On Immigration: The new order leaves out many of the most forceful … Continue reading

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The palace coup is on, to replace Trump by Pence.

Eric Zuesse Barack Obama is stepping forward to assist the newsmedia in replacing the political neophyte Donald Trump by his long-established neoconservative Vice President, Mike Pence, who would become the President if Trump is either impeached or otherwise removed from … Continue reading

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How Obama Overrode Kerry’s Agreements with Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted on 29 Dec. 2016 at strategic-culture.org On more than one occasion, U.S. President Barack Obama overrode agreements that his Secretary of State John Kerry had reached with Russia. Unlike Obama’s consistent support of his prior Secretary … Continue reading

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Iranians’ Opinions of ISIS, of U.S., & of U.S. People

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Iranians hold in extremely low regard: the U.S. government, ISIS, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and international terrorism, but their opinions of the American people are remarkably higher than their opinions of the American … Continue reading

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Clinton Crushed Trump Among Big Donors: The Final Numbers

Eric Zuesse Though the final final campaign-donation numbers are still not yet fully tabulated by anyone, we’re close enough now (99+% of the way toward 100% accuracy), so that reliably close approximations can at last be presented:    In the … Continue reading

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Aristocracy Deceives Public about the Deep State

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The “deep state” is the aristocracy and its agents. Wikispooks defines it as follows: The deep state (loosely synonymous with the shadow government or permanent government) is in contrast to the public structures which appear to be directing individual nation states. The deep state … Continue reading

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Issues at Stake in Syria’s Peace Talks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Syria’s peace-talks are about settling a horrific six-year-long war, but this is more of an international war that’s being waged on the battlefields of Syria, than it is a civil war within Syria itself. … Continue reading

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Trump Boosts Most Wasteful Department, Reduces All Others

Eric Zuesse On February 27th, Reuters headlined “Trump seeks ‘historic’ increase of 9 percent in U.S. military’s budget” and reported that “Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Deepest Fraud?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of corruption, and to restore the American people’s control over their government, but what he has been doing since he started his … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 3

Part Three of Three Parts (Part Two is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org AFTER RUSSIA TOOK OVER THE NEGOTIATIONS The conclusion of the first round of post-U.S.-involvement Syrian peace talks took place in Astana Kazakhstan and ended on … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans’ Hostility to Russia Soared After Obama’s 2012 Re-Election

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Gallup organization samples Americans’ approval-disapproval of Russia in February of each year, and the approval-figure for this year is only slightly more than half as high as it had been back in 2012 … Continue reading

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The Foreclosure Crisis that Caused the 2008 Crash Is Now Ending

Eric Zuesse The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank study, “The End Is in Sight for the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis” states: The Foreclosure Crisis at a National Level Mortgage Bankers Association data show that the U.S. foreclosure crisis started in the fourth quarter … Continue reading

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Instead of ‘Draining the Swamp’, Trump is Feeding the Alligators

Eric Zuesse, follow-up of version originally published at The Saker Zerohedge’s “Tyler Durden” headlined on February 21st, “Bannon Breaks With Pence, Delivers Warning To Europe” and noted that before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Defense James … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 2

Part Two of Three Parts (Part One is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Sauds pay undisclosed sums, amounting perhaps to billions of dollars annually, to support the U.S. CIA, and especially to finance U.S. training and weapons … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 1

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Part One of Three Parts The Syrian peace talks are scheduled to resume in Geneva on February 23rd. Here’s a status-report on what has been achieved in these talks so far: (PRELIMINARY NOTE: Many … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on Russia

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump made unequivocally clear, on February 14th, that the new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia will continue until Russia complies with two conditions that would not only be humiliating to Russia (and to … Continue reading

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Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because … Continue reading

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U.S. Should Ship Statue of Liberty Back to France

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Today’s America is a mockery of it. Lady Liberty weeps now. So, let’s ship her back from whence she came, and maybe Europeans will like the symbolism of it. After all: we got it from … Continue reading

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The U.S. Politician Who Could Become Second Abraham Lincoln

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several reasons why the progressive Tulsi Gabbard stands an extraordinarily good likelihood of repeating the extraordinary achievement of the progressive Abraham Lincoln. The electoral defeat of a liberal Hillary Clinton in 2016, … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents

Eric Zuesse, supplemented from original post at strategic-culture.org The chief source of funds to Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups is Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Documentation comes from testimony of the captured top Al Qaeda financial operative to a U.S. … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several key reasons why Donald Trump won, such as that he achieved a 1,405,004 nationwide popular-vote victory in all states except California, where he lost by an enormous 4,260,978-vote margin to Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Syrian Peace Conference Closes by Scheduling Next Step, Feb. 8, in Geneva

Eric Zuesse The Syrian peace talks in Astana Khazakhstan, closed on Tuesday, January 24th, with a resounding repudiation of both ISIS and Al Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria), in a statement by all four signatory nations — Syria, Russia, Iran, … Continue reading

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The Ongoing War Against Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Regardless of whether U.S. President Donald Trump will be as bad as Democrats claim,  most of the opposition to him, since his election, has been led by agents of the U.S. aristocracy, whose real … Continue reading

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Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at unz.com Journalism — especially about important matters — is not a profession. It’s a calling.  Or else, if it’s not a calling, then it is public relations; it is propaganda, “PR” — done for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Are Even More Neoconservative than Are Trump’s Appointees

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The confirmation hearings for the members of incoming President Donald Trump’s national-security team showed that neoconservatism dominates the U.S. government today: neoconservatism didn’t end after George W. Bush’s alleged certainty that “Saddam’s WMD” existed … Continue reading

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U.S.-ISIS Alliance on Verge of Conquering Major Syrian City

Eric Zuesse The important city of Der Zor in Syria is surrounded now by U.S.-backed ISIS jihadists who are on the verge of retaking that city from government forces, after the U.S. had paved the way, on 16 September 2016, … Continue reading

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The Thorniest Policy-Question that President Trump Will Face

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A decision must be made at the start of Donald Trump’s Presidency on one issue, which will shape both his foreign and domestic policies, and so his entire Presidency. Mark Strauss, the Editor of the Bulletin … Continue reading

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Traitors in Britain’s Leadership

Eric Zuesse When a UK Prime Minister, such as the Conservative David Cameron, does the work of a foreign power, working for that foreign power and against UK’s democratic ideals, and also against the interests and values (such as equal-rights, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I’m a former lifelong Democrat, stating here a clear and incontestable fact: Barack Obama is a failed President. It’s true not just because of the sad realities such as that “Top Ex-White House Economist … Continue reading

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Trump Team Targets Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Saudi Arabia dominates above all other nations as a supplier of suicide bombers, and its royal family dominates as the world’s top financial backer of Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, but incoming President … Continue reading

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U.S. Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump Is Serious

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 2nd, the U.S. Republican Party’s Wall Street Journal headlined “Tensions Within GOP Rise Over How to Handle Russia”, and reported that the policy toward Russia by the incoming Republican President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Saudis Dominate Among Suicide-Bombers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Numerous studies show that one nation dominates above all others as a steady source of jihadists: Saudi Arabia. On 15 July 2007. the Los Angeles Times headlined from Baghdad “Saudis’ Role in Iraq Insurgency Outlined: … Continue reading

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A Likely Way that Trump Would Be Forced Out of Office

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The overwhelming opposition to Donald Trump’s taking office on January 20th as the U.S. President — opposition on the part of the entire U.S. Establishment (America’s aristocrats and their agents in the government and … Continue reading

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Americans Start to See Through Obama CIA (Etc.) Lies Against Russia

Eric Zuesse I post here a normal, terrific, news-report from ‘Tyler Durden’ at zerohedge, but I add the link to its source (i.e., to John Harwood’s tweet) and its poll-results as of the present moment: —— http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-06/john-harwood-asks-who-do-you-believe-america-gets-surprising-answer John Harwood Asks … Continue reading

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How the Leaks From Clinton & DNC Happened

Strong Evidence Obama CIA Etc. Lie About ‘Russian Hacking of the Election’ Eric Zuesse Julian Assange, who received the computer-data from what U.S. President Barack Obama alleges was ‘Russian hackers’, had an opportunity, in his 3 January 2017 interview with … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Now Punishes Syrian Refugees for Surviving the U.S.-Armed Jihadists (‘Rebels’)

Eric Zuesse Here (with my explanations added in brackets “[ ]” where I think it might be helpful), is the January 3rd original report by the brilliant blogger ‘bernhard” at his “Moon of Alabama” blog (including his links to the … Continue reading

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New York Times Continues Lying About Ukraine

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The New York Times’s hiding — for nearly three years after this massively important historical event — the U.S.-imposed bloody coup that occurred in Ukraine during February 2014, makes the Times’s hiding of it … Continue reading

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America’s Secret Planned Conquest of Russia

Eric Zuesse The U.S. government’s plan to conquer Russia is based upon a belief in, and the fundamental plan to establish, “Nuclear Primacy” against Russia — an American ability to win a nuclear war against, and so conquer, Russia. This … Continue reading

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Vladimir Putin’s 2016 End-of-Year Press Conference

Eric Zuesse On Friday, December 23rd, Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual four-hour press conference. His answers — both to internal Russian questions, and to questions about foreign affairs — displayed his intentions and goals, including the reduction of … Continue reading

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The U.S. Presidency: How Important Is Hillary’s 2,864,974 Popular-Vote Win?

California alone accounted for all of Hillary’s popular-vote win, plus 1,405,004 votes. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s Electoral College — the publicly elected representatives who select the U.S. President — voted on Monday, December 19th, and chose Donald … Continue reading

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How a Neoconservative ‘News’ Site Lies

Eric Zuesse On December 17th, the neoconservative ‘liberal’ American ‘news’ site “The Daily Beast,” headlined one of their typical rabidly anti-Russia ‘news’ reports, “How to Really Punish Russia for Hacking: We must respond to Russia’s hacking—but any response risks escalation.” Their article … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Is Secretly Allied with America’s Enemies

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org [NOTE: On the morning of December 11th, German Economic News headlined “Brutal Power Struggle in the U.S.: CIA Is Targeting Donald Trump” (“Brutaler Machtkampf in den USA: CIA nimmt Donald Trump ins Visier”), and … Continue reading

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Did NBC’s Richard Engel Tell the Truth?

Eric Zuesse In the NBC-TV ‘news’-report by Richard Engle on December 13th, “Rex Tillerson Is ‘Gift For Putin,’ Former Top Russian Minister Says | NBC Nightly News”, he alleges about the oil-giant Rosneft (using sources that appear onscreen but are unknown to … Continue reading

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NYT Hides News From Americans Unless U.S. Gov’t. Approves

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, December 14th, the front page of The New York Times featured four news-reports, each of which displays how the employees (editors and reporters), who have been hired by the publisher, convey — by means of selective … Continue reading

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Officials: Obama Prioritized Defeating Assad Above Defeating Jihadists

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY The evidence is clear and convincing: U.S. President Barack Obama, against advice and warnings from his top military officers, pursued a policy to protect the fundamentalist-Sunni organization, Al Qaeda in Syria (called “Al … Continue reading

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But I thought the Cold War was supposed to have been about ideology.

Eric Zuesse Was the Cold War against communism, or against Russia? Russia was our ally in World War II, and we’d have a Nazi world today if 26 million Russians hadn’t died from Hitler’s bombs and attacks while Russia fought … Continue reading

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Obama & Erdogan Move ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad

Eric Zuesse A 12 August 2012 U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency warning that the Obama Administration’s strategy might drive ISIS from Mosul in Iraq to Der Zor in Syria, is now being actually carried out as a plan instead of a warning — … Continue reading

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Why U.S. ‘News’media Shouldn’t Be Trusted

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The great metascientist and statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb headlined on November 22nd a devastating takedown of U.S. ‘news’media and academia, “Syria and the Statistics of War”, and he began it by exposing the highly honored … Continue reading

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Trump’s Biggest Test So Far

Eric Zuesse On December 7th, was posed the biggest test so far of the mettle of America’s President-Elect, Donald Trump. He had said several times during his campaign, that if elected as President, he would seek a new, less-hostile, relationship … Continue reading

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U.S. ‘News’ Media & Intel Agencies Blame Moscow for Trump’s Election

U.S. ‘News’ Media & Intel Agencies Blame Moscow for Trump’s Election Eric Zuesse On November 30th, Buzzfeed bannered “Intel Officials Believe Russia Spreads Fake News”. Their ‘reporter’ (that is, stenographer of U.S. government propaganda) opened: “US intelligence officials believe Russia helped … Continue reading

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Jill Stein’s Vote-Recounts Aim for a Hillary Clinton Victory

Jill Stein’s Vote-Recounts Aim for a Hillary Clinton Victory Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Prior to the U.S. election, Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and the Obama White House, were saying that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin was aiming to make Americans … Continue reading

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Trump Allies w. Israel’s Justice Minister Who Advocated Exterminating Palestinians

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Many news-reports indicate that President-Elect Donald Trump’s Israel policy is in accord with that of his Orthodox Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, who allegedly allies himself with Israel’s Jewish Home Party, which favors Israel’s absorbing … Continue reading

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The Lying Washington Post Gets Exposed, And All Major U.S. ‘News’ Media Refuse to Report It

Eric Zuesse The most important news-story since the U.S. Presidential election has been the blockbuster by Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton at The Intercept, headlining at 1:17 on the afternoon of November 26th, “Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From … Continue reading

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German Economist & Politician: “Stop Copying America’s Decline! Leave NATO!”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sahra Wagenknecht, Vice President of the German parliament’s Leftist Party, said in Parliament on Wednesday November 23rd, that Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, could very possibly become replaced by a politician similar to U.S. President-Elect … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky Favored a U.S. War to Conquer Russia

Eric Zuesse [NOTE: Wherever a reader disagrees with or doubts an allegation that is made in the following, the evidence behind that allegation can immediately be found by merely clicking onto the link where the given allegation is being stated.] … Continue reading

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How Trump Knows that Continued Global Warming Will Make Earth Uninhabitable 100 Years From Now

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org He knows it because his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon — a polymath — was personally involved in proving it. Bannon was brought into a major scientific experiment in 1994 as its “Acting CEO” to … Continue reading

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Obama’s Nonexistent Legacy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “Trump did more than any democrat to deflate the neocon/neoliberal agenda that liberals themselves screamed was fascist when Bush was president.” That was a brilliant and profoundly true reader-comment posted November 14th about Hillary … Continue reading

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The Noose that Obama Had Wanted to Hand to President Hillary to Hang U.S. Democracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org INTRODUCTION This will be a summary, update, and extension from, a 25,000-word masterpiece of historical writing: the obscure, little-noticed, but hair-raising and scrupulously documented, account of how U.S. foreign policy, starting in 1994 (shortly … Continue reading

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Who Will Win the War Between Trump & The Neocons?

Eric Zuesse The first big battle of the Trump transition into the White House is occurring over the fundamental issue that had caused the Establishment to repudiate Donald Trump: Which war will America prioritize — the one against jihadists, or … Continue reading

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Rand Paul Heroically Warns Trump Against Hiring Neocons

Eric Zuesse U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky), who voted against Obama’s TPP and virtually every other Obama sell-out to the international corporations which control the U.S. federal government, publicly warned the Republican President-Elect Donald Trump, on Tuesday November 15th, that … Continue reading

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EU Holds Emergency Meeting to Discuss Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On Sunday night, November 13th, the foreign ministers of all the EU nations except Britain and France, met together at an emergency dinner in Brussels, to come up with some way to deal with … Continue reading

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Democrats Caused President Trump; They Caused His Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here’s a video where Carey Wedler explains in her own thoroughly truthful way in just four minutes, how and why Democratic Party voters for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Party primaries did more than … Continue reading

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The 47% of Americans Who Voted for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse Hillary Clinton on many occasions and consistently said that as President she would impose a no-fly zone over Syria, as she and President Obama had done in 2011 in Libya. She said this though Russian planes and missiles have been … Continue reading

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How Salon Gets Away with Deceiving Its Readers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Before I start this condemnation of lies from ‘liberal’ ‘news’ media, I should indicate that I am a former lifelong Democrat who left the Party over the corruption of the Obama Administration when the … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Continues Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse See this screen-shot taken at 1:30 in the afternoon on November 9th, after Trump’s win: https://web.archive.org/web/20161109183253/http://www.huffingtonpost.com They pretend Trump’s win is a victory for bigots, instead of a defeat for the aristocracy (‘Wall Street’, ‘The Establishment’, or America’s … Continue reading

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Trump’s Win Wasn’t Ideological. It Was Brilliant.

Eric Zuesse CNN explained well “5 surprising lessons from Trump’s astonishing win”, and the historic crushing failure of traditional Presidential-year American politics, but it really boils down to one simple fact: In the battleground states, where most of the advertising dollars and … Continue reading

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Is this person our new President?

Here’s Why Hillary Won’t Allow Her Corporate Speeches to be Published Eric Zuesse (update added 8 November 2016) In a previous report, I indicated “Why Hillary Clinton’s Paid Speeches Are Relevant”, but not what they contained. The present report indicates what … Continue reading

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A Hillary Win Will Be Google’s Win of Everything

Eric Zuesse On November 7th, a Morning Consult and Politico poll of early voters showed Donald Trump to be overwhelmingly viewed by early voters as being the more dangerous of the two major-Party candidates. The mega-corporation Alphabet, formerly known as … Continue reading

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Vote as if your life depended upon it, because it does.

Eric Zuesse Here’s why: Hillary has repeatedly said: “We should also work with the coalition and the neighbors to impose no-fly zones that will stop Assad from slaughtering civilians and the opposition from the air. Opposition forces  on the ground, with material support from … Continue reading

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NBC Reports U.S. Prepping Possible False-Flag Cyber-attack Election Day

Eric Zuesse The reliability of all of these reports can reasonably be questioned, but here they are: On October 14th, NBC News bannered “CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia”, and reported that, “The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented … Continue reading

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Koch Brothers Secretly Allied w. George Soros for Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse The leading financiers of the Republican Party, the Koch brothers, were exposed on November 4th by the great investigative journalist Lee Fang, as being solid supporters and heavy financiers of congressional candidates who have been leaders in expanding the U.S. … Continue reading

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“Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp.” Leaked Email to John Podesta in February

Eric Zuesse Friendly advice. No mercy. From:Joel@gpg.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com  Date: 2016-02-22 00:09 Subject: Friendly advice. No mercy. Bernie needs to be ground to a pulp. We can’t start believing our own primary bullshit. This is no time to run the … Continue reading

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Shocking Questions About the FBI & the ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse At 2:47 in this video about a key moment in the 7 September 2016 “Town Hall” ‘debate’ between Trump and Clinton where Matt Lauer has asked her about her privatization of her State Department emails, Ms. Clinton says, “but the … Continue reading

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Suspected Bribe Paid to Bill Clinton While Hillary Was Secretary of State

Eric Zuesse BACKGROUND A Reuters report, November 4th, contains the available information regarding the million-dollar payment, which was made in 2011, when the active effort began to overthrow Bashar al-Assad in Syria. This previously unreported payment, which was intended to … Continue reading

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U.S. Near Bottom in Public ‘Confidence in Elections’

Only Mexico Scores Lower Among OECD Countries Eric Zuesse Here are the figures, as emailed by Gallup on November 2nd, and soon to be published as part of the “Gallup World Poll 2016”: Confidence in Elections Among OECD Countries Finland … Continue reading

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Poverty Rose in 96% of U.S. House Districts, During Obama’s Presidency

Eric Zuesse On November 3rd, Morning Consult’s Jon Reid bannered, “Poverty on the Rise in Nearly All House Districts” and he reported that, “A Brookings Institution study, released less than a week before the election, shows that the number of people … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to behead disabled man who peacefully protested

By Paul Antonopoulos, originally published at almasdarnews.com, on 5 November 2016 23 year old Munir al-Adam has been sentenced to death for alleged “attacks on police” during protests in the predominately Shi’ite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia in late 2011. Al-Adam is … Continue reading

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The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps

The Oil-Gas War Over Syria, in Maps Eric Zuesse Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency, though government-run, is providing remarkably clear and reliable diagrammatic descriptions of the current status of the U.S-and-fundamentalist-Sunni, versus Russia-and-Shia-and-NON-fundamentalist-Sunni, sides, in the current oil-and-gas war in the … Continue reading

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The FBI Can’t Actually Investigate a Candidate Such as Hillary Clinton.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The power above the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the U.S. Attorney General, and, above that person, the U.S. President. That’s whom the FBI actually serves — not the U.S. public. This … Continue reading

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This Is No ‘Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That.

World War III — the first (and final) nuclear war — has never been so likely as it is now. Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Here is the reason why we are currently even closer to a civilization-ending nuclear … Continue reading

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Here’s how against the Republican Establishment Trump is:

Eric Zuesse The following is a reprint (excluding the footnotes) of the wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Republicans_opposing_Donald_Trump_presidential_campaign,_2016 List of Republicans opposing Donald Trump presidential campaign, 2016 Public officials[edit] Former Presidents[edit] Former President George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush, President of … Continue reading

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The Intercept Outs Neocon Democrat’s Smear Against Trump as ‘Putin’s Puppet’

Eric Zuesse On November 1st, The Intercept headlined “HERE’S THE PROBLEM WITH THE STORY CONNECTING RUSSIA TO DONALD TRUMP’S EMAIL SERVER”, and the reporting team of Sam Biddle, Lee Fang, Micah Lee, and Morgan Marquis-Boire, revealed that: “Slate’s Franklin Foer published a story that’s been circulating … Continue reading

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34 Reasons This Bernie Voter Will Vote Trump

Eric Zuesse Here are the 34: “Hillary Clinton’s Six Foreign-Policy Catastrophes” “Hillary Clinton the hawk, and the Honduran coup” “I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump” “Hillary Clinton: A Threat to All Humanity.” “Red-Light Warning On Now About … Continue reading

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Domestic U.S. Politics of War with Russia

Eric Zuesse First, the context in which the issue of war against Russia is being raised: Syria’s government is allied with Russia’s government, and ‘The West’ is trying to overthrow Syria’s government and is bringing into Syria, and arming, tens … Continue reading

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U.N. Rights Expert Urges Nations Not to Sign ‘Flawed’ CETA Treaty

For more information and media requests, please contact Mr. Thibaut Guillet (+41 22 917 9674 / tguillet@ohchr.org) or write to ie-internationalorder@ohchr.org For media inquiries related to other UN independent experts: Xabier Celaya, UN Human Rights – Media Unit (+ 41 22 917 9383 / xcelaya@ohchr.org)   … Continue reading

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Because of Hillary Clinton, Emergency-Contraception Is Banned In Honduras

Eric Zuesse Of course, one of Hillary Clinton’s proudest claims is that as the U.S. Secretary of State she championed reproductive choice throughout the world. She championed it in words, but her actions were sometimes in the opposite direction, and … Continue reading

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Aristocracy’s Immunity From Prosecution Disturbs TARP’s I.G.

Eric Zuesse For the very first time, on October 25th, a high federal official, the “SIGTARP” or Special Inspector General for the TARP program that bailed out the largest financial institutions and their top investors after the 2008 economic crash, … Continue reading

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How the 2004 Presidential ‘Election’ Was Stolen by George W. Bush

Eric Zuesse In 2006, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. headlined at Rolling Stone “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” and he presented an argument that it had been — by George W. Bush. Below is the argument that I had already prepared … Continue reading

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Why Brookings Institution & Establishment Love Wars

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org America’s recent (at least since 2003) penchant for invasions of countries that haven’t invaded us (such as Iraq in 2003, and Libya in 2011) doesn’t come from ‘the masses’ (the public), but from “the … Continue reading

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An Email From Lynn Forester de Rothschild to Hillary Clinton, Against Elizabeth Warren

Eric Zuesse https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/25143 https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/8597 [message from Lynn Forester de Rothschild (who controls many corporations and whose husband Sir Evelyn de Rothschild allegedly owns $20 billion), to Hillary Clinton, via Cheryl Mills, on how “to craft the economic message for Hillary” and warning Hillary’s campaign-staff that Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Clinton Promises to Increase Social Security Tax

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org During the final Presidential candidates’ debate, on October 19th, Hillary Clinton said that workers’ “social security payroll contribution will go up” if she becomes President, and she went on to add, “as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

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Official U.S. Gov’t. Documentation that Saudi Gov’t. Funds Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org As Liz Goodwin and Michael Isikoff noted on 11 October 2016 regarding a recent wikileak:  The Clinton email states: “We need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, … Continue reading

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President Obama Threatens President Putin with Nuclear War

Eric Zuesse “It’ll be at a time of our choosing,” says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on NBC’’s “Meet the Press,” to be aired on Sunday, October 16th. Interviewer Chuck Todd had asked him, “Why would he [Obama] send a … Continue reading

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Turkey Now Likely to Leave NATO if Clinton Becomes President

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Turkey’s two top leaders have both indicated that, if the U.S. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton becomes elected as the U.S. President on November 8th, then Turkey, which is NATO’s only Muslim-majority member-nation, will have … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Wants to Do This Again — Now to Syria

Eric Zuesse (I’m sending this commentary on Craig Murray’s recent post to all news-media:) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (and President Obama — and some NATO partners) did it previously to Libya, and here was the result (as discussed by … Continue reading

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Military Blogger Alleges U.S. Now Aids ISIS to Oust Assad

Eric Zuesse A highly informed anonymous military blogger, who goes by the name of “bernhard” and blogs at his widely followed “Moon of Alabama” website, is alleging, in a post October 12th (“The ’Salafist Principality’ — ISIS Paid Off To … Continue reading

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A Presidential Contest of Deplorables: The Current Status of the Election

Eric Zuesse This news-report will be short but important: One major-Party U.S. Presidential candidate is so gross that his answer when the radio host Howard Stern said the individual’s daughter is “a piece of a**” was that she has “always been … Continue reading

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Chief NATO Lobbyist Urges Trump Be Replaced by Pence

Eric Zuesse As the U.S. hurtles toward nuclear war with Russia over Syria and Crimea, Jon Huntsman, the head of NATO’s lobbying organization the Atlantic Council, urged on October 7th that Donald Trump — who has many times stated clearly that improving relations … Continue reading

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U.S. Ponders Whether to Go to War with Russia to Salvage Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Sources that will be provided here, document the historical narrative now occurring toward all-out war between the U.S. and Russia, up till the present, as that history will be introduced in the following two … Continue reading

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Why Both Clinton & Trump Are Corrupt

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org In order to overcome the partisanship on both sides of this U.S. Presidential contest, the corruption of both of the candidates needs to be acknowledged, and a quick way to do that is to … Continue reading

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I’m a Bernie Sanders Voter: Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump

By Eric Zuesse Sometimes, things in politics are the opposite of the way they seem. The Presidential contest between the ‘liberal’ Hillary Clinton’ and the ‘conservative’ Donald Trump is perhaps the most extreme example of this — for ten reasons … Continue reading

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Why Does U.S. Gov’t. Donate $38B to an Enemy Nation?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On September 13th, the AP headlined “Israel to get $38 billion in US military aid over 10 years”, and they called that “the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to another country.” … Continue reading

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Red-Light Warning on Now, About Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Hillary Clinton, on September 19th, was endorsed for President, by the most historically important, intelligent, and dangerous, Republican of modern times. She was endorsed then by the person who in 1990 cunningly engineered the … Continue reading

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Republicans Issue Good News About Obamacare

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To Republicans, good news about Obamacare (the American President’s ‘legacy’ healthcare-reform program, called officially “The Affordable Care Act”) is bad news about Obamacare (for all Americans) — and, now, they’ve got more of it … Continue reading

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U.S. Public Don’t Care if Politicians Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Everybody knows that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are inveterate liars; but, do Americans really care? The vast majority of us care only as partisans in politics, not as partisans for truth and … Continue reading

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FBI’s Fake ‘Investigation’ of Hillary’s Emails

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The FBI’s ‘investigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s State Department email operation was fake in three major ways: 1: The FBI chose to ‘investigate’ the most difficult-to-prove charges, not the easiest-to-prove ones (which are the six … Continue reading

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Three Big Lies that Pervade America’s ‘News’ Media

(This news-report was submitted to virtually all U.S. national ‘news’ media, almost all of which are the very same ‘news’ media that hide these historical truths, which facts thus remain as “news” in America, since they still haven’t yet been … Continue reading

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U.S. Caves to Russia on Syria — Won’t Continue Protecting Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse On Friday, September 9th, America’s Secretary of State John Kerry, and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, came to an agreement on Syria, for the second time. (The previous agreement fell apart). Like the first ‘cease-fire’, this one concerns … Continue reading

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The Great 9/11 Cover-Up

Eric Zuesse, as originally published in Off-Guardian Did you happen to notice that after more than a decade of the ‘news’ media’s demanding publication of “the missing 28 pages” (which turned out actually to have been 29 pages) from the … Continue reading

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Huffington Post’s Coverage of Donald Trump

Eric Zuesse After NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on September 7th, Huffington Post’s top of homepage the next day was:  LIAR-IN-CHIEF: TRUMP REPEATS WHOPPER ABOUT IRAQ WAR — AGAIN! Don Previews His Nightmare Presidency … Suggests He’d Fire Generals … Gushes Over Putin … Discusses Classified … Continue reading

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Democrats Are Just as Closed-Minded as Republicans

Eric Zuesse A website that was started in reaction against George W. Bush’s selection in 2000 by five Republicans on the U.S. Supreme Court to be the President, has a debate among its readers, “Didn’t this site used to be for … Continue reading

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Whether Sauds, in Effect, Own the U.S. Government

Eric Zuesse A bill is expected to come up for a vote in the U.S. Senate on Friday September 9th that could enable Saudis to be prosecuted for financing the 9/11 attacks, but the Saudi royal family are pouring millions … Continue reading

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Clinton Plan to Destroy Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Leaked emails are filling in the picture of a Bill-and-Hillary-Clinton plan to destroy Russia — a plan which had originated with U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush in 1990, and which has been followed … Continue reading

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U.S. Gov’t. Says It’s No Longer Against Al Qaeda

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org “We’re not focused on the former al-Nusra Front [Al Qaeda in Syria]. We’re focused on Daesh [ISIS]. And that’s what we’re fighting and that’s where therefore we look and where we target.” U.S.Defense Department press … Continue reading

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Turkey’s New Relationship with Russia — and Assad

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Until the July 15th U.S.-backed (or so the Turkish government alleges) coup-attempt to overthrow Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, Erdogan was trying to overthrow Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, whom the U.S. regime likewise wants to … Continue reading

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U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia

Eric Zuesse On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government — which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria — officially announced that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the … Continue reading

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More About a U.S.-and-Allied Hoax Against Assad

UPDATE OF: U.S. Gov’t. Refused U.S. Entry to Jihadist It Employs for Overthrowing Assad Eric Zuesse, updated from his original post at strategic-culture.org On August 18th, the terrific “Moon of Alabama” blogger posted his brilliant exposé of an operation that … Continue reading

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AP Smears Trump

Eric Zuesse The Associated Press issued, on Wednesday August 17th, a news story of possible corruption implicating both the campaign manager of the Trump campaign (Paul Manafort) and the campaign manager of the Clinton campaign (Tony Podesta), but headlined their … Continue reading

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