Obama's scorched earth policy

As President Obama's presidency comes to an end, he is frantically engaged in a scorched earth policy. The expulsion of thirty-five Russian diplomats from the US is only the latest measure. It is designed to undermine Donald Trump's expressed desire...

CAIR compassion

In the wake of the crash of a Russian aircraft, which resulted in the deaths of all ninety-two people aboard, Hussam Ayloush tweeted that he wished twice as many Russians had died.   Mr Ayloush isn't just someone with access to the Internet. He...

Why Hillary lost

Well it depends on who you listen to.   According to the Democrat Party and their cheerleaders, Hillary lost because:   Putin swung the election for his puppet, Donald Trump   James Comey and the FBI investigation   Angry white...

Ukrainian moral sense

Parasiuk Volodmyr, a member of the coup Ukrainian parliament, responded to the murder of Russia's ambassador to Turkey by describing the jihadist as a hero. This is a remarkable response. But unfortunately it is all too typical of the moral sense of...

US coalition officers arrested in Aleppo

A Syrian member of parliament, Fares Shehabi, has revealed that fourteen US coalition officers were captured as eastern Aleppo was liberated. They are:   Mutaz Kanoglu – Turkey David Scott Winer – USA David Shlomo Aram – Israel Muhamad Tamimi –...

Corporate news media is addicted to fake news

The corporate news media is full of stories asserting that Russia hacked the DNC and the Podesta emails to swing the US presidential election for Trump. In all the time and words devoted to these stories not a shred of evidence is presented. That...

The attack on journalism

Eva Bartlett is an independent journalist, who has extensively covered the crisis in Syria. Much of what she has found is documented on her blog In Gaza. If your information on Syria has come exclusively from the corporate news media organisations...

The nadir of the corporate news media

The neoliberal political elite and the corporate news media have reduced western news to theatres of the absurd. The stories that grace the pages of the Guardian, the New York Times, Der Speigel and the rest; the sounds and images that make up the...

Murray debunks CIA fake news

The assertion that Russia leaked the Democrat Party emails to help Donald Trump is soundly debunked by Craig Murray on his blog. I strongly recommend his post.   Murray points out that the Democrat Party emails were not hacked. They were leaked....

More fake news

The Washington Post claims: Secret CIA Assessment says Russia was trying to help Trump win the White House. The word, secret, should set alarm bells ringing. And once one starts to read the article the alarms bells ring ever more loudly.   The...

Clinton and fake news

Yesterday Hillary Clinton called on Congress and Silicon Valley to combat so called fake news. Of course she did not have in mind her fake news. She was not calling on Congress to prevent news stories such as the one she fabricated about a YouTube...

Prosecuting war crimes

The trial of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court is deeply troubling. It draws attention to the highly selective nature of the Court.   Ongwen was a commander in the Lord's Resistance Army. He faces seventy counts of war crimes....

An open letter to Donald Trump

The corporate news media is sick. It is your enemy. It is determined to do everything it can to harm your presidency. It laughed with derision at the very thought that you could run for the office of president. In covering your campaign, it discarded...

Elite attempts to undermine Trump

The US elite are desperately attempting to delegitimate the election of Donald Trump. The strategy has a number of strands. One is the Trump is Putin's puppet - a meme that Hillary Clinton repeatedly asserted during the campaign. News organisations...

The egomania of Tony Blair

Recently Tony Blair announced that he intended to return to politics. The announcement was met with universal disapproval. So much so, Blair quickly retracted his threat. However, he did not give up on his intention to attempt to interfere in...

The world is changing, Boris

Boris Johnson is a clown. Yesterday, he delivered a speech to the Chatham House think tank. His theme was combatting what he described as strong men, such as Syrian President Asad. One really would have thought the smart people in the Foreign Office...

Turkey admits war crimes

President Erdogan has admitted war crimes, but that is not the narrative you will hear from the western political class and their propagandists, aka, the corporate news media. Erdogan told the world that Turkey invaded Syria for the purpose of...