Trump trumps the Never-Trumpers

With overwhelming majorities, both the House and the Senate passed a bill on sanctions. The bill completely tied the hands of the president, requiring him to seek congressional permission before reducing sanctions. This was a clear attempt to usurp...

Fakery at CNN

It is hardly any wonder that Fareed Zakaria works for CNN. He is as fake as their news, which is saying something.   Mr Zakaria likes to represent himself as an intellectual. Yet he resorts to plagiarism for the mere purpose of producing (fake...

North Korea: a military option

The virtually unanimous opinion of all sensible and informed people on the issue of North Korea is that there is no military option. Lindsay Graham completely rejected this consensus. He claimed that there is a military option: the destruction of...

Trump, the Internet and policy making

After President Trump bombed Syria in April, Seymour Hersh claimed that he had done so because he preferred the "evidence" of the jihadi propaganda he was watching on television to the information he was provided by the intelligence and military.  ...

CIA buys the news

Udo Ulfkotte's expose of how the CIA uses the corporate media to promote disinformation is being suppressed. The publishers of the English translation, Tayen Lane, have clearly sabotaged the book. It does not even appear on their website. Amazon lists...

Russia responds to Obama's sanctions, finally

On his way out of the White House, President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia. He expelled diplomats and confiscated two buildings, supposedly as retaliation for Russia meddling in the US presidential election - an allegation that is still devoid of...

Corporate media love of war

President Trump's ending of the CIA programme of supporting the jihadists in Syria has been greeted with howls of condemnation by the corporate media.   The well known promoter of CIA disinformation and propaganda, the Washington Post, led the...

CIA torture programme designers' defence

The world is full of ironies. The designers of the CIA's torture programme, the psychologists James Mitchell and John Jensen, have cited the supply of poison gas to the Nazis for the murdering of millions of people as their defence against criminal...

Congressional double standards

The US Congress is all in favour of boycotts and sanctions. Well sort of. It all depends.   Congressional representatives in the House and the Senate, across party lines, are all in favour of boycotts and sanctions against Russia, and Iran and...

Trump faux pas

President Trump held a joint press briefing at the White House with Lebanon's Prime Minister, Saad Hariri. President Trump praised Lebanon for its fight against Islamic State, al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The Lebanese prime minister was clearly too polite...

Clinton campaign invented Russia-gate

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign invented Russia-gate - in 2015.   The campaign had conducted polling on likely Democrat voters. Their analysis showed that Hillary Clinton's biggest weakness was the fact that she and her husband took over...

John Kerry, the Tour de France and Climate Change

John Kerry was a special guest at this year's Tour de France. He took the opportunity to tell the world's media about how pleased he was to be associated with the Tour and especially with the American professional cycling team, Cannondale, due to...

Al Baghdadi alive?

According to General Mattis, the US Defence Secretary, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the leader of Islamic State is alive. This is just the latest in a series of statements about al Baghdadi that began in June when Russia announced it had conducted an...

McCain's cognitive capacity unchanged

Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. However, doubtless his friends and family will be relieved to learn that it does not appear to have had any effect on his cognitive and moral capacities.   From his hospital bed, McCain...

WaPo and MSNBC know why Russia-gate isn't working

MSNBC finally got curious about why the Russia-gate conspiracy theory isn't working. They probably couldn't avoid it, as a recent poll revealed the depth of the disconnect between American coporate media coverage of the story and Americans' interest....

CNN fake history

According to the Counterfeit News Network, Bastille Day is the French National holiday that marks the anniversay of America's entry into the First World War to help France.   I can only assume that CNN have decided that falsifying contemporary...

Anti-Trump hypocritical hysteria

The story about Donald Trump Jr meeting with a Russian lawyer is merely the latest chapter in the endless, constantly morphing Russia-gate scandal. Hypocritical hysteria and hyperbolic rhetoric are apparently the only constants in this scandal.  ...

Russia did it loons

I have just (thanks to Tucker Carlson) become aware of David Ciciline, a depressing experience. Mr Ciciline is a member of the House of Representatives. He is the Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. He has a doctoral degree in...

Liberal hypocrisy

George Clooney, the multi-millionaire, who loves immigrants, open borders and jihadists, is leaving Europe because he fears the jihadist terrorism is dangerous.   That one sentence says all one needs to know about Hollywood liberals. Mr Clooney...

New York Times doubles down on its fake news

The latest piece of New York Times fake news was published yesterday. It cites an email, which purportedly states that the lawyer who met with Donad Trump Jr had information that was part of the "Russian government effort to aid his father's...

Colluding with Russia-gate

President Trump and President Putin finally met last Friday. Doubtless to placate his domestic critics, Trump asked Putin about the alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election. Putin responded with: "Show me the evidence." Obviously Trump...

New York Times fake news

The New York Times, which advertises itself as the provider of factual journalism, has published a outrageously fake news story. According to the New York Times, Iran was responsible for 9/11. The Times claims:   The government has agreed to...

Criminal News Network

Donald Trump has repeatedly accused CNN of fake news. However, the network has now descended to clear criminality. CNN having discovered the originator of the Trump wrestling CNN tweet have forced him, a private citizen, on pain of being stripped of...

Beyond strange: Trump, Syria and the jihadis

So Sean Spicer surprised the Pentagon and the State Department when he announced that the White House knew that Syria was making preparations for a chemical weapons attack. Spicer threatened the Syrian government with harsh punishment should such an...

Russia-gate is absurd

The Russia-gate scandal is absurd. Its foundational claim is that Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta and provided the documents to WikiLeaks which published them to swing the presidential election for Donald Trump. All the rest of the claims,...