Imperialism

History Shows US is as Extremist as the Taliban

The Taliban and the United States of America share an enduring passion for war and mayhem. There is, though, a difference between them—the Taliban mostly kill people of their own country, America’s victims are largely citizens of other countries. Some will likely say the US, unlike the Taliban, goes to war to promote democracy and freedom. What they ignore is […]

Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion

From the Archives: A newly discovered document undercuts a key storyline of the anti-Soviet Afghan war of the 1980s that it was Charlie Wilson’s War, wrote Robert Parry on April 7, 2013. Official Washington’s conventional wisdom about Afghanistan derives to a dangerous degree from a Hollywood movie, Charlie Wilson’s War, which depicted the anti-Soviet war of the 1980s as a fight pitting […]

Training in Terrorism: Britain’s Afghan Jihad

This is an edited extract from Secret Affairs: Britain’s Collusion with Radical Islam Mark Curtis The war against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s was to mark the next phase in the development of global Islamic radicalism, building on the Islamic resurgence during the previous decade. Following the Soviet invasion of December 1979, tens of thousands of volunteers from […]

Corbett Report: BBC Prepares Propaganda Piece on Independent Journalists

“Vanessa Beeley joins the program to discuss the BBC’s forthcoming hit piece on journalists like herself who dare call out the White Helmets as a foreign-founded, foreign-funded, terrorist-embedded propaganda construct. We discuss Beeley’s reporting on Syria that clearly gives the lie to the White Helmets’ humanitarian cover and the clear signs that the BBC is set to launch a new […]

Interview With Syrian President Bashar al Assad

President Bashar al-Assad’s Interview with Russian Zvezda TV Station3 October، 2020 Damascus. President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to the Russian Zvezda TV Station, following is the full text: Journalist: Mr. President, thank you very much for giving us this opportunity and meeting with us. We are here in Syria on the fifth anniversary of the start of Russian military […]

Meet the “Violet” Successors to the White Helmets’ Syria Propaganda Throne

Meet the Violet organization, a new “Syrian” NGO pushed into the limelight by neocolonialist media outlets, which works alongside the terrorist-linked White Helmets and in areas occupied by Al Qaeda affiliates and rebrands. “To be purple means to be gifted, hopeful, and sacrificed”—motto of the Violet organization While the world is distracted by the Covid-19 crisis, scant attention has been […]

Maduro says US is hatching plans for war against Venezuela

CARACAS, March 7. /TASS/. The United States is hatching a plan for war against Venezuela, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said at a meeting with governors and mayors in Caracas on Friday. “They (the US authorities – TASS) have decided to make a plan to bring war and terrorism to Venezuela, to destabilize it, to fill it with violence, to trigger […]

Syria: The First Casualty

The following excellent article was written by Joe Giambrone in 2012 but is still highly relevant and a crucial aid to understanding the propaganda strategy employed by the Empire and its stenographers in the corporate media towards Syria: The big lie concerning Syria is the most significant and outrageous myth that we are living under today.  As previous big lies fade into […]

What’s Really Happening in Lebanon?

Excellent analysis of the protests in Lebanon by Laith Marouf: Hear me out about Lebanon; although all the demands of the protesters are legitimate, the cascade of events that triggered them is all planned meticulously. Since 2017, the Empire and its local enforcers, Apartheid Israel and Saudi Occupied Arabia, wanted the government of PM Hariri to collapse, therefore bringing down the […]