Lebanon: Diplomacy vs US Double-standards

The true colors of U.S. foreign policy and its double-standards were revealed and witnessed by a student from Lebanese American University who wrote her impressions of the one-hour experience with the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale.

US against Venezuela: Cold War Goes Hot

Political analysts are paying attention to the timing of America’s efforts to replace the government in Venezuela and Ukraine. Washington wants to prove that a superpower is still capable of simultaneously directing the course of events in different parts of the world and to discourage those who hope to escape by forging other alliances. In this article, the author focuses on the crisis situation in Venezuela and sets the record straight on what may be the most lied about country in the Western media.

Obama’s Dumbest Plan Yet: The US-Engineered Nazi Coup in Ukraine

The United States helped defeat #Nazism in World War 2. Today, Obama and Co. have ousted Ukraine’s democratically-elected president, Viktor Yanukovych, with the help of ultra-right, paramilitary, neo-Nazi gangs. These are America’s new allies in the Great Game, the grand plan to “pivot to Asia” by pushing further eastward, toppling peaceful governments, securing vital pipeline corridors, accessing scarce oil and natural gas reserves and dismantling the Russian Federation consistent with the strategy proposed by geopolitical mastermind and Al-Qaeda godfather, Zbigniew Brzezinski.

Hypocrisy in Thailand: US Sides With Increasingly Violent, Desperate Thaksin Regime

The US State Department openly sided with Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy regime, and backed their planned one-party sham elections being carried out in a climate of political intimidation, terrorism, assassinations, and a draconian “emergency decree”.

Heeding Signs: The “Soap” Censorship in Thailand

The government of Thailand is censoring anything that inspires people to change and bring about it. The writer reflects on how the press in Thailand is accustomed to self-censorship due to its relationship with the Shinawatra family and the government.

Bernanke hands over the poisoned chalice to Yellen

President Barack Obama nominated Janet Yellen as new Fed chief. The writer, a money and metals commentator, briefly gives what Yellen can expect to face -- a pithy, questioning reminder of whether U.S. central bankers provide us with any value at all.

In Syria: Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qaeda’s side?

If Barack Obama decides to attack the Syrian regime, he has ensured – for the very first time in history – that the United States will be on the same side as al-Qa’ida.

Thirteen Things the U.S. Government is Trying to Keep Secret from You

The President, the Head of the National Security Agency, the Department of Justice, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and the Judiciary, are intentionally keeping massive amounts of information about surveillance of US and other people secret from Americans.

Lying About Syria, and the Lying Liars Who Lie About the Lying

Threatening to attack Syria, and moving ships into position to do it, are significant, and illegal, and immoral actions. The US President can claim not to have decided to push the button, but he also can’t pretend that all the preparations to do so just happen. It's pre-planned. Does President Barack Obama really have the say?

America’s Helen Thomas’s courageous legacy: Zionists go home!

In the USA today, speaking out against the evils of Zionism is career suicide. The Israel lobby has destroyed the careers of several of the greatest US Senators and Representatives of the 20th century. Even former President Jimmy Carter has been viciously slandered and sued by pro-Israel fanatics. Helen Thomas, the dean of the Washington press corps, spent her career watching the Israel lobby destroy Palestine – and American democracy. Helen Thomas paid a heavy price for speaking the truth courageously, forcefully and brilliantly. Her immortal words sum up the reality of the so-called Israeli-Palestinian conflict with trenchant eloquence: “Zionists, get the hell out of Palestine.”

Israel’s Livni Suggests Erasure of Palestinian History is a Necessary Price for Freedom

Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni suggested that Palestinians stop using the word ‘Nakba’. Nakba, or ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic, refers to the plight of Palestinian Arabs starting in 1948, displacement and murder of tens of thousands of Palestinians. The Nakba is marked by the start of Israel’s occupation in 1948 –also considered the moment of the Israeli state’s independence. How about the world delete the "Holocaust"?

It’s Not What the Pope Said About Gays, It’s How He Said It

Like many of Pope Francis’ more news-making statements, the real difference is less about the contents of his words, than in the direct, earthy style in which he delivers them, and the Church teachings he chooses to emphasize.