Les récents tirs de missiles nord-coréens n’ont pas «dérangé» Donald Trump

Un message adressé à Pyongyang, dans le but d’apaiser les tensions dans la péninsule coréenne ? Avant une partie de golf avec le Premier ministre japonais Shinzo Abe, dans la matinée du 26 mai, le président américain Donald Trump s’est fendu du tweet suivant : «La Corée du Nord a lancé quelques petites armes, ce qui a dérangé certains … Continue reading “Les récents tirs de missiles nord-coréens n’ont pas «dérangé» Donald Trump”

Trump Regime Heightens Middle East Tensions

Since WW II, the US waged wars of aggression against nations threatening no one, the highest of high crimes gone unpunished. From North Korea in the early 1950s to what’s ongoing endlessly post-9/11, the US attacked nations unwilling to subordinate … The post Trump Regime Heightens Middle East Tensions appeared first on Global Research.

Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home

Knew it was the right thing for peace and for his country. Decided to look for number one instead Here’s something you don’t expect to hear at a conference: “Send Lady Gaga to North Korea.” That was the most audacious idea emerging from a recent North Korea academic conference this past March at the University … Continue reading “Trump Is Such a Loser He Torpedoed His Own North Korea Deal Because He Was Afraid of Heat at Home”

Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair With the Trump administration threatening war against Iran and Venezuela, the question of how the U.S. was brought to this point needs to be considered. To argue that current circumstances are particular to this administration is to overlook U.S. history vis-a-vis both Iran and Venezuela and that between them they … Continue reading “Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire”

Gaslighters of God

And Elohim Created Adam by William Blake, c. 1795 A number of evangelical Christians tell us that Donald Trump’s presidency is heaven sent, which indicates that they know God’s will and can even speak for God. In reality, they are using God to gaslight their followers and other citizens into believing that Trump’s presidency is … Continue reading “Gaslighters of God”

SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Avril 2019 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu

Alors que l’Organisation météorologique mondiale continue de promouvoir l’escroquerie du réchauffement climatique, affirmant que 2018 a été l’année la plus chaude jamais enregistrée, et que le bureau du MET affirme que le 22 avril a été le lundi de Pâques le plus chaud jamais enregistré, la réalité frappe fort avec des froids records et des … Continue reading “SOTT FOCUS: Résumé SOTT des changements terrestres – Avril 2019 – Conditions météorologiques extrêmes, révolte de la planète et boules de feu”

Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let’s face it, when it comes to election meddling, it’s been me, me, me, 24/7 here. Yes, in some fashion some set of Russians meddled in the last election campaign, whether it was, as Jared Kushner improbably claimed, … Continue reading “Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists”

Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019 To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE … Continue reading “Trump Sends out “Genocidal Tweets” Then Wonders Why Iranians Won’t Talk to Him”

Does the Soviet Regime-Change Analogy Apply to Iran?

by Eldar Mamedov Among regime-change advocates, it´s long been de rigeur to invoke the way the President Ronald Reagan dealt with the Soviet Union as a template for hastening the demise of the Islamic Republic. According to this view, Reagan, armed with moral clarity, almost single-handedly defeated the USSR. If only current Western leaders had … Continue reading “Does the Soviet Regime-Change Analogy Apply to Iran?”

Sous la pression de Trump, Google barre la route de Huawei aux évolutions d’Android

Google a suspendu ses activités avec Huawei nécessitant le transfert de technologie, à l’exception des applications accessibles via des licences libres, selon l’agence Reuters. Cette décision fait suite à un décret présidentiel signé le 16 mai qui donne au gouvernement des Etats-Unis le pouvoir de bloquer les transactions impliquant des technologies de l’information ou de … Continue reading “Sous la pression de Trump, Google barre la route de Huawei aux évolutions d’Android”

Les Américains «ont peur de la guerre» : les Gardiens de la Révolution iraniens défient Washington

Dans la région du Golfe Persique, personne ne dit vouloir de conflit armé, mais presque tout le monde en brandit la menace. Et face aux Etats-Unis, l’Iran ne baisse pas la garde. Le général Hossein Salami, commandant du corps des Gardiens de la Révolution islamique (GRI), a affirmé le 19 mai que l’Iran ne voulait … Continue reading “Les Américains «ont peur de la guerre» : les Gardiens de la Révolution iraniens défient Washington”

“The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea?

“Blowing up the Planet” through the use of “peace-making nuclear bombs” is a money making undertaking, a corporate bonanza for the “defense” contractors. The post “The Doomsday Forum”: Senior Military, Nuclear Weapons Officials Convene… America’s “$1 Trillion Nuclear Weapons Plan”. Take out Russia, Iran and North Korea? appeared first on Global Research.

That Time North Korea Fought Israel

A statue of the muzzle and bayonet of an AK-47, given to Egypt by North Korea, honors the military partnership between the two countries While the Yom Kippur War is a well known Cold War engagement between Soviet and Western aligned forces which took place in the midst of the Vietnam War, pitting the forces … Continue reading “That Time North Korea Fought Israel”

Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie”

A l’approche des élections européennes du 26 mai, les discours qui manieront la notion de « démocratie » risquent bien de fleurir ad nauseam sur les ondes. Or, à la suite de divers évènements ces dernières années, les citoyens de l’UE sont en droit de se demander ce que recouvre encore ce terme tant galvaudé … Continue reading “Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie””

Pyongyang demande l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, «pays gangster»

La Corée du Nord a appelé les Nations unies à prendre des «mesures urgentes» pour l’aider à récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, qualifié de «pays gangster». La Corée du Nord a demandé l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi au début du mois de mai par les États-Unis. Dans une lettre adressée … Continue reading “Pyongyang demande l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, «pays gangster»”

POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?

Attention. D. Trump n’est un clown, ni un demeuré. Il sait parfaitement ce qu’il fait pourquoi il le fait et au service de qui il le fait. POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ? Abdelhak Benelhadj, Le Quotidien d’Oran, J. 16 mai 2019 L’histoire bégaye. * Prenant prétexte de l’« attaque » de deux de ses … Continue reading “POURQUOI L’AMERIQUE S’ATTAQUE À L’IRAN ?”

Mounting Tension with Iran sheds a Light on Dynamics of US Geopolitics

The question is also whether the evolution of the North Korea crisis suggests that other crises like Iran could evolve similarly even if there are no indications as yet of that potentially being the case and despite the fact that Mr. Trump at one point declared his willingness to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. … Continue reading “Mounting Tension with Iran sheds a Light on Dynamics of US Geopolitics”

The Pompeo Smirk

No wonder Mr. Pompeo awkwardly laughed or, as it was described by some observers, “smirked,” when asked about the reports of the execution of four of the people with whom Mr. Trump and Mr. Pompeo had been negotiating a few shorts months ago. Their roles might have been reversed. The smirk made its appearance when … Continue reading “The Pompeo Smirk”

Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants

Isn’t it obvious? A moronic president with no firm principles other than the preservation of his base’s support chose as his third national security advisor the notorious John Bolton. Bolton is using his position to try to guide the supposedly isolationist president into more wars of imperialist aggression. He is the Wormtongue in Trump’s court, … Continue reading “Bolton and the Road to the War He Wants”

The Pompeo/Bolton Tag Team

There was little pretense that when former UN Ambassador John Bolton became President Trump’s National Security Adviser and former Rep. Mike Pompeo moved into the Secretary of State position, that either would bring a professionally credible and respectable presence to  world diplomacy or foreign affairs. It is fair to say that both have surpassed any … Continue reading “The Pompeo/Bolton Tag Team”

Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment

A new book called Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons by Kris Newby adds significantly to our understanding of Lyme disease, while oddly seeming to avoid mention of what we already knew. Newby claims (in 2019) that if a scientist named Willy Burgdorfer had not made a confession in 2013, the secret that … Continue reading “Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment”

Trump Considering Replacing John Bolton: Report

US media reports suggest that President Donald Trump is considering replacing his hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton over his plans to push the United States towards a military conflict with Iran, Venezuela and North Korea. Bolton “is headed for … The post Trump Considering Replacing John Bolton: Report appeared first on Global Research.

La folie de mener une guerre contre l’Iran…

…alors que c’est la Chine et la Russie qui la gagneront Par Moon of Alabama – Le 15 mai 2019 La tactique d’induire la peur en menaçant d’une attaque contre l’Iran continue de plus belle. Bolton se tape sur les cuisses de constater la facilité avec laquelle il peut jouer de cette menace qui ne … Continue reading “La folie de mener une guerre contre l’Iran…”

War With Iran Is Endgame for America as a Republic

Who do we think we are? Truly. The latest reports that the Trump administration is considering plans for deploying 120,000 troops to the Middle East – presumably to strike Iran – demonstrates how Washington’s foreign policy has finally gone off the rails. Crazier still, the impending war with Iran isn’t even the today’s biggest news story – … Continue reading “War With Iran Is Endgame for America as a Republic”

Bolton in Wonderland

by John Feffer Only 70 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan faced an assassination attempt. While he was in surgery and the vice president was mid-flight over Texas, Secretary of State Alexander Haig famously declared in front of the press, “As of now, I am in control here, in the White House.” Haig’s statement was … Continue reading “Bolton in Wonderland”

Israel/America or Netanyahu/Trump?

Photograph Source: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem – CC BY 2.0 The late Uri Avnery (1923-2018), the doughty Israeli seeker of peace with the Palestinian people, posted almost weekly on CounterPunch. Avnery was savvy enough to know that the Zionist failure to achieve peace with the Palestinians meant that Israel could never be a “normal” state, no … Continue reading “Israel/America or Netanyahu/Trump?”

Trump’s “Trade War” is a War on You

“It’s not China that pays tariffs,” Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace pointed out on May 12. “It’s the American importers, the American companies that pay what, in effect, is a tax increase and oftentimes passes it on to U.S. consumers.” “Fair enough,” answered Larry Kudlow, head of US president Donald Trump’s National Economic Council, … Continue reading “Trump’s “Trade War” is a War on You”

Match nul Iran/États-Unis sur l’accord nucléaire

Par Mk Bhadrakumar – Le 7 mai 2019 – Indian Punchline Cela va faire 30 ans, dans six mois, que l’USS Abraham Lincoln, nommé en l’honneur du 16e président américain, a été mis en service, le 11 novembre 1989, comme 5e porte-avions de classe Nimitz de la marine américaine. Maintenant, alors qu’il quitte la Croatie … Continue reading “Match nul Iran/États-Unis sur l’accord nucléaire”

Iran’s Patience May Be Running Out

by Derek Davison The Iranian government’s decision to reduce its adherence to the 2015 nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) reflects a “move from strategic patience to strategic action” in the face of mounting U.S. sanctions, according to a recent media call organized by the European Leadership Network. Although Iran’s moves have … Continue reading “Iran’s Patience May Be Running Out”

Washington’s Dogs of War Are Snarling at Iran and Venezuela

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength of our gallant and disciplined army . . . Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty … Continue reading “Washington’s Dogs of War Are Snarling at Iran and Venezuela”

US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever

Photograph Source: United States Army – Public Domain It only took a few months under Donald Trump’s presidency for the US to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, impose new sanctions on Russia, reverse the normalisation of diplomatic relations with Cuba, announce its intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, warn Pakistan, threaten Venezuela … Continue reading “US Foreign Policy as Bellicose as Ever”

Global Game of Thrones

by John Feffer I was surprised to learn that Dagmar Havlova had become a monarchist. In 1990, when I first met the sister-in-law of Czech playwright and later president Vaclav Havel, she was a spokesperson for Civic Forum, the movement that would guide Czechoslovakia from communism to democracy. Virtually everyone in the country at the … Continue reading “Global Game of Thrones”

Nouvel accès de fièvre entre les États-Unis et la Corée du Nord

La justice américaine annonce la saisie d’un cargo nord-coréen accusé de violer les sanctions visant le pays, dans un contexte déjà tendu après le lancement de deux missiles. Pyongyang, qui a déjà effectué des tirs il y a moins d’une semaine, aurait procédé jeudi au tir de deux missiles au moment où l’émissaire américain pour … Continue reading “Nouvel accès de fièvre entre les États-Unis et la Corée du Nord”

Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist.

Before Donald Trump’s February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, “The US wants North Korea to follow the ‘miracle’ of Vietnam’s path.” “In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership … The post Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist. appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist.”

L’armée sud-coréenne affirme que Pyongyang a tiré deux missiles

Pyongyang aurait procédé ce 9 mai au tir de deux missiles alors que l’émissaire américain pour la Corée du Nord Stephen Biegun est en visite à Séoul, selon un communiqué de l’armée sud-coréenne. Celle-ci affirme que la Corée du Nord a «tiré ce qui semble être deux missiles de courte portée». Les tirs auraient été effectués vers l’est sur des distances respectives … Continue reading “L’armée sud-coréenne affirme que Pyongyang a tiré deux missiles”

Prochain arrêt dans le train de guerre – Iran, Venezuela ou Corée du Nord ?

Si vous apprenez une règle sur la façon dont les gouvernements fonctionnent aujourd’hui, ce devrait être que les dirigeants politiques sont habituellement des marionnettes et que les vrais décideurs n’apparaissent presque jamais à visage découvert. La question est de savoir comment on peut être certain que c’est le cas avec un leader en particulier. Sa … Continue reading “Prochain arrêt dans le train de guerre – Iran, Venezuela ou Corée du Nord ?”

Bolton, Iran, and Hegemonic Hubris

by Shahed Ghoreishi On Sunday, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and Air Force bombers were rerouted to the Persian Gulf because of “new threats” emanating from Iran and its Shiite militias in Iraq and Syria. U.S. officials have privately declared that the vague intelligence, which Israel apparently passed … Continue reading “Bolton, Iran, and Hegemonic Hubris”

Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders For Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran

A mainstream, Democratic Party-aligned foreign policy think tank is knocking Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for voting against new sanctions on Iran in 2017 — though the think tank itself and many members of its board oppose new Iran sanctions. Sanders has been an outspoken supporter of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and said at the … Continue reading “Democratic-Aligned Think Tank Knocks Bernie Sanders For Vote Aimed at Avoiding War With Iran”