The End of the ‘New American Century’ Pronounced by the Pentagon

Strategic Culture by WAYNE MADSEN   The US Department of Defense is fond of issuing reports, many of which contain a massive amount of Pentagon jargon and gobbledygook terms. But, one recent report, while not lacking in typical gibberish, contains one clear and unambiguous message. The neo-conservative «New American Century» pet project, which saw the…

The U.S. State of War: July 2017

CounterPunch by NICOLAS J S DAVIES   Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 This is the state of war in the United States in July 2017. The US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombing of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the 1960s-70s, with 84,000 bombs and missiles dropped between 2014 and…

US Baits ISIS to Stage False-Flag Chemical Attack to Justify Greater US Attack against Syria

The Great Recession Blog by David Haggith   What could be smellier and more tempting bait to get ISIS to launch a chemical-weapon attack than a US guarantee that “any” chemical weapon attack in Syria will be automatically blamed on Assad’s regime and will automatically result in the US attacking Assad and all of ISIS’s…