The observation groups unify in the face of common threats is long-standing. At the level of the nation-state, this is called the “rally-'round-the-flag” phenomenon. In the case of the United States, the rally phenomenon is measured as a surge of public approval for the president when the nation is involved in an international crisis. Two … Continue reading The Real Reason Donald Trump Assassinated Qassem Soleimani
by Paul Roberts edited by O Society June 26, 2019 According to news reports, the validity of which cannot be ascertained by the general public, a crazed US government came within 10 minutes of igniting a general conflagration in the Middle East, the consequences of which could have been catastrophic for all. The moronic warmongers in … Continue reading As We Face Armageddon, the Western World is Leaderless
[reads from Goldstein's book]"In accordance to the principles of doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce … Continue reading Next Contestant, Iran: Meet America’s Permanent War Formula
Why can't we just leave everyone alone? by Philip Giraldi Unz November 27, 2018 President Donald Trump’s recent statement on the Jamal Khashoggi killing by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince might well be considered a metaphor for his foreign policy. Several commentators have suggested that the text appears to be something that Trump wrote himself without any … Continue reading U.S. Foreign Policy Has No Policy
One need only to look at North Korea and Iraq to see that the new oil embargo on Iran will fail too. by Scott Ritter American Conservative Nov 21, 2018 The imposition of new, more stringent sanctions targeting Iranian oil sales by the Trump administration has once again raised the question: is this even a … Continue reading Who Says Economic Sanctions Work?
How this conflict – played out in the rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia – is destabilising the world. by MICHAEL AXWORTHY New Statesman https://youtu.be/A9RCFZnWGE0 As part of a trip to Iran a few years ago, I visited a friend south of Tehran, in Kashan, a city between mountains and desert with many beautiful old buildings and … Continue reading Sunni vs Shia: the Roots of Islam’s Civil War
by Andrew Levine Counterpunch Oct 26, 2018 On the domestic scene, we have Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and many others of a similar caliber, but among world leaders, could there by anyone more loathsome than Donald Trump? Because he has so many serious competitors, each of whom is loathsome in different ways, the question is … Continue reading After the Khashoggi Murder; It’s Up to Israel to Repair the Crack in the Axis of Evil