Zelenskii in Free Fall, by The Saker

Well, that didn’t take too long. Let me summarize what just happened in the Ukraine. Everything was looking oh-so-promising and then suddenly… First, Trump, Macron and Merkel apparently told Zelenskii that he had to sign the so-called Steinmeier formula, which basically spells out the sequence of confidence-building and de-escalation measures foreseen by the Minsk Agreements…. … Read moreZelenskii in Free Fall, by The Saker

Israel Prepares to Turn Bedouin Citizens Into Refugees in Their Own Country, by Jonathan Cook

The decades-long struggle by tens of thousands of Israelis against being uprooted from their homes – some for the second or third time – should be proof enough that Israel is not the western-style liberal democracy it claims to be. Last week 36,000 Bedouin – all of them Israeli citizens – discovered that their state… … Read moreIsrael Prepares to Turn Bedouin Citizens Into Refugees in Their Own Country, by Jonathan Cook

Trump Wants to End the “Stupid Wars”?, by Philip Giraldi

The discussion, if one might even call it that, regarding the apparent President Donald Trump decision to withdraw at least some American soldiers from Syria has predictably developed along partisan, ideologically fueled lines. Trump has inevitably muddied the waters by engaging in his usual confusing explanations coupled with piles of invective heaped upon critics. The… … Read moreTrump Wants to End the “Stupid Wars”?, by Philip Giraldi

Controlled Explanations Rule the Western World, by Paul Craig Roberts

Now that the lying machine that comprises the US and Western media has failed with the Russiagate propaganda, the machine has switched to Chinagate. The least trusted American Institution, other than the CIA, is the FBI. McClatchy news reports that the FBI has “expanded its task force on election security beyond examining Russian efforts ahead… … Read moreControlled Explanations Rule the Western World, by Paul Craig Roberts

Is the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good?, by Pat Buchanan

President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria. Yet that withdrawal was as inevitable as were its consequences. A thousand U.S. troops and their Kurdish allies were not going to dominate indefinitely the entire northeast quadrant of a country the size of Syria… … Read moreIs the Interventionists’ Era Over for Good?, by Pat Buchanan

Journalists Are Prostitutes, by Paul Craig Roberts

In a recent interview with USA Watchdog — — I described Western journalists as prostitutes who whore for a living. One of them who did so—Udo Ulfkotte—describes what it is like. For the naive and insouciant Western people who need to hear the truth from the horse’s mouth, here is a translation of one of… … Read moreJournalists Are Prostitutes, by Paul Craig Roberts

Should We Compete with China? Can We?, by Godfree Roberts

In 2003 I published a book charting America’s decline in thirty-six social and economic indicators. I mailed copies to the Administration, Congress and department heads and received one reply, from the Director General of the Central Intelligence Agency, saying that the Agency had been providing almost identical information to the government for decades. Since then… … Read moreShould We Compete with China? Can We?, by Godfree Roberts

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship, by Whitney Webb

Several now-censored reports from the 1990s and early 2000s reveal that Prince Andrew’s involvement with the minors exploited by Jeffrey Epstein is greater than previously believed. While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection… … Read moreThese Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship, by Whitney Webb

These Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship, by Whitney Webb

Several now-censored reports from the 1990s and early 2000s reveal that Prince Andrew’s involvement with the minors exploited by Jeffrey Epstein is greater than previously believed. While the Jeffrey Epstein scandal has largely faded from media coverage in the United States, it has continued to attract attention abroad, particularly in the United Kingdom in connection… … Read moreThese Scrubbed Reports Reveal New Secrets Into the Prince Andrew-Jeffrey Epstein Relationship, by Whitney Webb

Saudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once There?, by Andre Vltchek

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening up to the world. It used to be absolutely impossible to get a visa to enter, unless you were a religious pilgrim (therefore officially a Muslim), NATO military personnel, or a businessman or woman, invited by a local company or by the Saudi government. Even if you secured… … Read moreSaudi Arabia Is Opening Its Doors: But What Will You See Once There?, by Andre Vltchek

Washington Is Wrong Once Again – Kurds Join Assad to Defend Syria, by Ron Paul

When President Trump Tweeted last week that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” adding that the US would be withdrawing from Syria, Washington went into a panic. Suddenly Republicans, Democrats, the media, the think tanks, and the war industry all discovered and quickly became experts on “the Kurds,”… … Read moreWashington Is Wrong Once Again – Kurds Join Assad to Defend Syria, by Ron Paul

Cautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Amid the usual hysterics of ‘impending genocide’ and ‘brutal betrayal’, the long-expected Turkish operation in northeast Syria is rolling, and Turkish troops accompanied by their Syrian rebel allies quickly advance into the former US occupation zone east of the Euphrates River, pushing the Kurdish nationalist militias away from the border. The American soldiers withdrew from… … Read moreCautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Why I Stand By the 70 Years Old, Communist China, by Andre Vltchek

Happy Birthday, People’s Republic of China! Heartfelt Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, and thank you for being here, for standing, for not bending down and never surrendering. The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist… … Read moreWhy I Stand By the 70 Years Old, Communist China, by Andre Vltchek

Turkey Beats the War Drums, by Eric Margolis

More war in wretched Syria. Half the population is now refugees; entire cities lie shattered by bombing; bands of crazed gunmen run rampant; US, French, Israeli and Russian warplanes bomb widely. Now, adding to the chaos, President Donald Trump has finally given Turkey, NATO’s second military power, the green light to invade parts of northeastern… … Read moreTurkey Beats the War Drums, by Eric Margolis

Trump’s Impeachment Is a Deep-Democratic Coup Against Warren, by Ted Rall

Some Republicans see the Ukraine/Biden impeachment inquiry as a deep-state coup attempt against President Donald Trump. Some progressives are beginning to scratch the surface of an alternative — but equally cynical — analysis that I think leftists ought to consider: Trump’s impeachment is a DNC/centrist coup attempt against progressives inside the Democratic Party. Democrats could… … Read moreTrump’s Impeachment Is a Deep-Democratic Coup Against Warren, by Ted Rall

Drazha Mikhailovich: the Man Upon Which the Future Serbia Will be Rebuilt!, by The Saker

This is a very special day for me, because the topics I will be covering are all very dear to my heart and to my entire family. Following the Bolshevik revolution my family and another 1.5 million Russians fled their beloved motherland at the end of the civil war. All our so-called European “allies” immediately… … Read moreDrazha Mikhailovich: the Man Upon Which the Future Serbia Will be Rebuilt!, by The Saker

Are You Ready to Die?, by Paul Craig Roberts

The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. The Open Skies Treaty allowed the US and Russia to overfly each other’s territory in order that there could be mutual… … Read moreAre You Ready to Die?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Is Impeachment Now Inevitable?, by Pat Buchanan

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader,” is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848. Joe Biden’s Wednesday declaration that President Donald Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in front of the sentiment for impeachment… … Read moreIs Impeachment Now Inevitable?, by Pat Buchanan

The Vacuum Left by the US in Syria Clears a Breeding Ground for ISIS, by Patrick Cockburn

“Never get into a well with an American rope” goes the saying spreading across the Syria to a Turkish invasion force. People in the region are traditionally cynical about the loyalty of great powers to their local friends, but even they are shocked by the speed and ruthlessness with which Donald Trump greenlit the Turkish… … Read moreThe Vacuum Left by the US in Syria Clears a Breeding Ground for ISIS, by Patrick Cockburn

Some in Hong Kong Feel Frustrated, as Their City Is Losing to Mainland China, by Andre Vltchek

When my dear friend and a great concert pianist from Beijing, Yuan Sheng, used to live in New York, recording, giving concert and teaching at prestigious Manhattan School of Music, he told me that he used to cry at night: “In the United States, they smear China. I felt hurt, defenseless”. He returned to Beijing,… … Read moreSome in Hong Kong Feel Frustrated, as Their City Is Losing to Mainland China, by Andre Vltchek

Trump Is History and So Is the USA, by Paul Craig Roberts

When I read this evening in The Hill, which I mistakenly thought was a legitimate news publication rather than a weapon against President Trump and the Republicans, that the documented fact that Joe Biden and his son received between them $1,750,000 for preventing any Ukrainian investigation of the corrupt firm Burisma was mere unsupported “allegation,”… … Read moreTrump Is History and So Is the USA, by Paul Craig Roberts

How I Learned, or Didn’t, to Write, by Paul Craig Roberts

Dear Readers, A small number of you seem to be obsessed and frustrated by my typos. Allow me to explain to you. When I was in high school we were advised, if we were university material, to take the typing course because college professors, unlike high school teachers, would look with disfavor on the task… … Read moreHow I Learned, or Didn’t, to Write, by Paul Craig Roberts

Is America in Her Final Days? Will America be Here Next Year, Next Decade?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Will the American People Rise Against Adam Shit, the Bitch Pelosi, and the Nadler Turd and Save their Country from Ruin, or will the American People Submit to The Rule By Lies? What Confidence Can We Have in the American People? Many people regard Matt Taibbi as a leftish as he writes for the sometimes… … Read moreIs America in Her Final Days? Will America be Here Next Year, Next Decade?, by Paul Craig Roberts

Greg, John, Razib, and Me, by Fred Reed

A good bit more now than a decade ago I was a member of Steve Sailer’s HBD (Human Biodiversity) mailing list. This dealt with (who would have thought it’) human biodiversity, meaning such things as evolution, racial differences, evolutionary psychology, and genetics. It was a bright and usually congenial group, if doctrinaire, from which I… … Read moreGreg, John, Razib, and Me, by Fred Reed

Announcement: Purges and Counter-Narratives, by Ron Unz

I doubt that any event in human history has been as thoroughly discussed and documented as the Second World War, the gigantic global struggle that ended three generations ago and shaped our modern world. Elements of that conflict have probably been the subject of hundreds of thousands of books over the decades along with countless… … Read moreAnnouncement: Purges and Counter-Narratives, by Ron Unz