Marc Thiessen, The Pandemic will Fuel the Populism that sent Trump to the White House

By Marc A. Thiessen  The Biden campaign is hoping the covid-19 pandemic will serve as a brake on the populism that propelled Donald Trump to the White House. In a time of crisis, the thinking goes, Americans will lose their appetite for political disrupters and come to a renewed appreciation for the steady hand of experts who can guide us through the storm. If anything, the opposite is likely to be true. When the after-action reports for this pandemic are written, the elites are not going to come out looking very good.…

Grave concern about US plan to resolve Israel-Palestine conflict | Letter

The Guardian Donald Trump’s Peace to Prosperity plan for the Middle East envisages an outcome with characteristics similar to apartheid, say 50 former foreign ministers and leaders from across Europe As Europeans dedicated to promoting international law, peace and security worldwide, we express our deep concern about President Trump’s Middle East plan, titled Peace to Prosperity. The plan contradicts internationally agreed parameters for the Middle East peace process, relevant UN resolutions, including security council resolution 2334, and the most fundamental principles of international law. Instead of promoting peace, it risks…

Jim Fetzer, The Assassination of Soleimani: What really happened and why it matters

Jim Fetzer [Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Farsi in Iran https://www.mizanonline.com/fa/news/585480/سردار-سلیمانی-موفقترین-استراتژیست-نظامی-ضد-تروریسم-جهانترور-سردار-سلیمانی-نقض-قوانین-بینالمللی-است.] The stunning drone attack that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani and senior leaders of the Shia militia in Iraq was not only a violation of international law but of Iraqi sovereignty as well. Perhaps most disturbing, Iraq’s PM, Adel Abdul Mahdi, reported that Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission as the guest of Iraq at the behest of President Donald Trump, who used the pretext of receiving a Trump-Pompeo missive to take him out. The world has not seen…

Michael Dorstewitz, 9 Reasons Why Impeachment Is a Fraud

Michael Dorstewitz By Michael Dorstewitz Last week’s announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi authorizing an impeachment inquiry — the latest in a series of Democratic attempts to reverse the results of the 2016 presidential election — is replete with dishonesty and outright fraud.The attacks on President Trump began even before his Inauguration, when electors were asked to reject the will of the people of their states and to instead cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton. Vanity Fair reported as far back as December 2016: “Democrats are paving the way to impeach Donald…

Dr. Eowyn, Transcript of call between Trump and Ukrainian president shows no wrongdoing

Dr. Eowyn This morning, the White House released the transcript of a controversial July 25, 2019 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. An anonymous Deep State whistleblower claims that in the phonecall, Trump used the $400 million in U.S. military aid to Ukraine to pressure Zelensky to open a probe into possible corruption involving Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. The only problem is this: The whistleblower had not actually heard the Trump-Zelensky phone conversation, but based his/her accusation on hearsay. In other words,…

Henry Samson, Is the DNC Establishment backing Trump while Rigging the Nomination against Bernie and Tulsi?

Henry Samson This is the question that was asked by a great many DNC/CDP members last weekend as they tried to understand the scheduling debacle that pitted the Democratic National Committee Meeting in San Francisco against the California Democratic Party meeting in San Jose (one to three hours away, depending on traffic). On the two main days for both events, August 23rd and 24th, attendees had to choose which to attend and which to miss. It turned out that the CDP did better on overall attendance than the DNC. When…

Andrew J. Bacevich, The Trump Administration’s “Diplomacy of Deference”

Andrew J. Bacevich Trump’s actions are constrained by what Saudi and Israeli leaders are willing to tolerate Iran’s seizure of a British-owned oil tanker transiting the Persian Gulf has let loose a fresh round of media war chatter. Yet should another Persian Gulf War actually occur, who would benefit? Not America, that’s for sure. The central theme of present-day American policy regarding Iran is deference. Nominally, US policy is made in Washington. Substantively, it is framed in Riyadh and Jerusalem, with the interests of the United States figuring only minimally…

Jack Mullen, Israel Demands New War with Iran: The War to Deliberately Destroy America

JACK MULLEN In 2007, General, retired 4-star U.S. Army general and Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the 1999 War on Yugoslavia, publicly told the world the United States was planning to take out 7 nations in 5 years. The Lord your God will bring you into the land that you are going to occupy, and he will drive many nations out of it. As you advance, he will drive out seven nations larger and more powerful than you [..] When the Lord your God places these people in your power and you defeat them, you must put…

Pat McShay, Trump pushes back on War with Iran–but for how long?

Pat McShay “The ignorant warmonger masquerading as an American Secretary of State should be arrested for his impersonation of an American government official. — Paul Craig Roberts, The “Father Of Reaganomics” “Every time the U.S. saves a country, they turn it into an insane asylum or a cemetery.” — Ed Galean, Latin American Author “It’s a trick we always use. In Europe, we stop criticism of Israel by bringing up the Holocaust, in the U.S. we call critics anti-Semitic” — Shulamit Aloni, Former Israeli Minister by Patrick J. McShay Spain,…

RT, Trump Strangelove: Or how America learned to worry and hate Empire

RT President Donald Trump seems to be making Americans hate the empire again, by embracing war – or maybe only pretending to do so – against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea and who knows where else. One thing to keep in mind about Trump is that his critics tend to instinctively oppose anything he is for, regardless of what they may have thought in the past. Take this video, for example, comparing the eerily similar rhetoric behind George W. Bush’s push for war against Iraq and the Trump administration’s current…