Saddam Hussein

India won’t mind US out of Syria and Afghanistan

United States, Yugoslavia, Iraq War, Soviet Union, Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, Islamic State, Muammar Gaddaffi, Saddam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Ukraine, Lutyens’ Media, Afghanistan, Syria, Military-Industrial Complex, Gulf, Pakistan’s ISI, CIA, US Congress, NATO, Putin, Donald Trump, Russia, Kuwait, Israel

US has sponsored terrorism for too long

Sometimes I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Anniversaries which don’t matter to US

2003 Iraq invasion, My Lai massacre, New York Times, David Petraeus, Abu Ghraib, Saddam Hussein, USA Patriot Act, Russ Feingold, Guantanamo Bay, Bermuda Triangle, CIA, US Air Force, Afghan wedding party, Kandhar Massacre, WikiLeaks, Robert Bales, Haditha, Azizabad, Blackwater guards, Nisour Square, Donald Rumsfeld, Bush’s wiretapping program, Khaled el-Masri, Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland, Rumania, Black Room, Thailand, Camp Nama, Iraq, Walter Cronkite, Joan of Arc, Aztec, Montezuma

US must reflect on its war-crimes

By Tom Engelhardt

US has lost Middle East war for good

Ruhollah Kohmeini, Jimmy Carter, Great Satan, Afghanistan, Saddam Hussein, Fulda Gap,  Navy’s Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, Osama bin Laden, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Chalmers Johnson, Gulf War, General David Petraeus, William Butler Yeats, Nouri al-Malika, AQI, Bashar al-Assad, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hippocratic Oath, Einstein, ISIS. Raqqa, caliphate, Greater Middle East,

US Middle East policy a colossal failure

Nearly a century earlier, Britain had formed Iraq from three separate Ottoman imperial provinces -- Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul.  The 2003 invasion blew up that synthetic state, held together first by British overlords and then by Saddam’s brutal dictatorship

Why Streep rang so hollow on Trump

Meryl Streep, Donald Trump, Golden Globes 2017, perfumed elite, California, Cecil B. DeMille Award, Hollywood, Iraq invasion, Saddam Hussein, ISIS, terrorism, WMD, refugees, Europe, Hillary, NATO, Ukraine, Libya, presstitutes, Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Streep another specimen of "perfumed elites"

Actress Meryl Streep’s withering attack on US President-elect Donald Trump in her speech at Golden Globes 2017 Awards function in California on Sunday has ma

Justice to Congo, Tarzan style

Congo, King Leopold II, King Leopold’s Ghost, Africa, Tarzan, Hollywood, Mulume Njama, Sanga, Roger Casement, Hezekiah Andrew Shanu, Congo River,  Heart of Darkness, Colonialism in Africa, The Legend of Tarzan, Berlin Conference, Jane, Lord Greystroke, George Washington Williams, Leon Rom, Boma, Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, David Yates, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Johnny Weissmuller, Manohla Dargis, Christoph Waltz, Stanley Falls, Mr Kurtz, Force Publique, Madrid, Francisco Franco, Hitler, Stalin, Carp

King Leopold II & his Congo horrors

King Leopold II of Belgium exploited Congo and left millions dead in the wake of his lust. A redemption is now offered movie style. 

Why Tony Blair will go scot-free

Tony Blair, George Bush, Saddam Hussein, John Chilcot, Iraq invasion, Butler inquiry, David Cameron, Craig Murray, Alistair Campbell, Obama, Hillary Clinton

Blair and Bush: war-criminals

Sir John Chilcot, a member of the British establishment and also a member of the Butler Inquiry, the responsibility of which was to determine if the so-calle

Masses can’t be silenced with bread & circus

Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Rome, Catholic Church, Napoleon, British Empire, World Communism. American Empire, Soviet Union, Cold War, Marxists, liberal democracy, laissez faire capitalism, Yugoslavia, Francis Fukuyama, Milosevic, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Assad, Hugo Chavez, Putin, Brexit, Brussels, Washington, NOW, Zionists, ZOG, Bilderberg group, Tory, Labor, France Germany, Pepsi, Coke, David Cameron, Tony Blair, Clintons, Bushs, Napoleon, thousand-year rule, Ralph Waldo Emerson

British masses have lit the torch

Our riches will leave us sick; there will be bitterness in our laughter, and our wine will burn our mouth- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Orlando Shooting: Where are the dead bodies?

Orlando shooting, CNN, RT, presstitutes, Fox News, MSNBC, Sandy Hook, San Bernando, Paris attack, Muslim terrorists, Tsarnaev, Saddam Hussein, Assad, 9/11 Commission, Israelis, Palestinians, Neoconservatives, Mulitary Security Complex

Can one person shoot 100 people?

Some readers have asked for my take on the Orlando Shooting.  I don't have one. Let's see if together we can form a reasonable view.

Hillary Clinton: Can the world survive her?

Obama, TPP, TTIP, EU, Monsanto, Killary Clinton, Wall Street, Israel, Vladimir Putin, New Hitler, Taliban, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Dick Cheney, Halliburton, Washington, Saddam Hussein, Iraq, WMD, Gaddafi, Libya, ISIS, Ottoman Empire, Iran, Assad’s Syria, jihadists, NATO, Russia, Baltics, Poland, Europe, Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States, Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States, Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers, John Foster, Allen Dulles, CIA, Mossadegh, Shah, Dulle

Hillary Clinton: a war monger?

Do you remember all the hopes Americans had for Obama when we elected him to his first term? Painful memories.

Why China wants railroads in Afghanistan?

Central Asian Rail System, Kashgar, Herat,  Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, One Belt One Road, New Silk Road, Drugs, Heroin, terrorists, ISIS, al-Qaeda, Russia, Iran, Syria, Saddam Hussein, Libya’s Gaddafi, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s ISI, Wall Street, London Stock Exchange, Opium Wars, Boxer Rebellion, Sick Man of Asia, Narcotics, Central Asian Rail System, CIA World Factbook, Paris Attack, Brussels Attack, Assad, Taliban, United States Marine Corps

Opium Trade: China fights down US influence

Illicit heroin trade from Afghanistan flourishes under US’ nose. China has its own strategy to stop the spillover effect.