Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watergate and the Washington Post's Big Lie: The Silent Coup and 40 Years of Neocon, Neoliberal War

In 2012 I had this to say about Colodny's epic work, The Forty Year's War: He has written an exceptionally documented and scintillating yarn of American politics dating from the World War II years to the first days of President Obama's administration. The marquee events, names and organizations common in today's political/historical analyses of those years and neocon movement and its successes and failures are all featured prominently in the book: Kissinger, Nixon, Haig, Reagan, Clinton, Bush (first and second), Obama, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Carter, Bin Laden, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Watergate, Iran-Contra, 911, Bob Woodward, the Cold War, the Project for a New American Century, the American Conservative Union and so on. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Lesson From Scott Walker's Political Collapse: Playing Neocon Warrior Is No Path To Presidency

There may be no sadder political spectacle than a Republican governor running for president. He knows nothing about foreign policy. But he recognizes that Neocons dominate the GOP and expect the nominee to advocate perpetual war. So he plays faux warrior, insisting that he is more likely than his competitors to wreak death and destruction around the globe. Then his presidential campaign collapses.

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Monday, September 21, 2015


Accusing those who criticize US foreign policy of “blaming America” is pretty selective, however. Such accusations are never leveled at those who criticize a US pullback. For example, most neocons argue that the current crisis in Iraq is all Obama’s fault for pulling US troops out of the country. Are they “blaming America first” for the mess? No one ever says that. Just like they never explain why the troops were removed from Iraq: the US demanded complete immunity for troops and contractors and the Iraqi government refused.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

'Mystery Inside an Enigma': Why Are US Neocons Dying to Intervene in Syria?

American analysts are weighing pro et contra of a potential Syrian campaign; "aye, there's the rub": if Washington topples Syria's Bashar al-Assad, the political vacuum will be most likely filled by the notorious ISIL and al-Qaeda extremists, Patrick J. Buchanan warns.

While the European refugee crisis goes on, voices have emerged demanding that the ongoing fighting in Syria should be ended; however, some Western experts go so far as to urge Washington to send US troops or well-armed American proxies to oust democratically elected Bashar al-Assad, claiming that the Syrian President is the root of all evil in the Middle East.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

DIA maintains much needed discrete liaisons amid neocon buffoonery

While the neocons who have infested the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Council seek to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, wage war with Russia in Ukraine, topple the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria, and derail peace talks between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian government, a little-known entity within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) continues to maintain liaisons with governments and groups. Many of these countries and groups are targets of the neocons and the CIA loyalists of its pro-Saudi and pro-Israeli director John Brennan.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

A summary of Turkish politics for neocons

The editorial board of The New York Times, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the U.S., published another analysis of Turkey on Aug. 31. Some time ago, Eric Edelman, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, wrote an article that was in the same ballpark as this recent one. The editorial titled "Mr. Erdogan's War against the Kurds" simply puts forward the arguments that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is the founding leader of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), has waged a war against the Kurdish separatist group, the PKK, as he is in a "desperate struggle to stay in power" and is afraid of the formation of a possible Kurdish state. As a matter of fact, the PKK has made progress in Syria to this end and a stable Kurdish administration was established in northern Iraq. According to the article, Erdoğan's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is deceptive, his prime target is Kurds and the main objective of this strategy is to maintain his authoritarian regime. The piece ends with valuable advice to the U.S. administration, saying: "The United States should use its influence in the region to stop the fighting and deprive Mr. Erdogan of an excuse to continue a military operation that makes the difficult struggle against [ISIS] even harder.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

The Long Road From 9/11

To reference America’s longstanding occupation of great portions of the Middle East, and our government’s support for bloodthirsty tyrants, from Riyadh to Tel Aviv, was considered close to treason. The writer Susan Sontag was pilloried for registering the mildest dissent: led by the Bush administration’s intellectual bully-boy-in-chief, the writer Andrew Sullivan, a campaign was unleashed against anyone who opposed the neoconservative project of “draining the swamp” of the Middle East. Sullivan, you’ll recall, even went after some obscure poet whose poem he claimed had blasphemed the memory of 9/11 – a misreading he later acknowledged, but only after the damage had been done and the heretic had been defamed.

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Monday, September 07, 2015

How Neocons Destabilized Europe

The neocon prescription of endless “regime change” is spreading chaos across the Middle East and now into Europe, yet the neocons still control the mainstream U.S. narrative and thus have diagnosed the problem as not enough “regime change,” as Robert Parry reports.

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