Amazon CEO Bezos makes $1.4 billion Thursday morning, briefly becoming world’s richest person

Among the regular, non-royal, world billionaires Bezos is certainly a prominent player, as is Bill Gates and others. But their fortunes, exorbitant and obscene as they are, pale when compared to that of Gulf royals, for example. The Sauds’ wealth—aREAD ON

John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

During a routine physical exam last week, Mayo Clinic Arizona doctors discovered a blood clot above McCain’s left eye. Though successfully removed, tissue pathology showed brain cancer. McCain will likely undergo radiation and/or chemo treatment. It’s too early to know ifREAD ON

Bitter conflicts dominate G20 summit in Germany

Trump comes to Hamburg as the personification of the backwardness, criminality and parasitism of America’s ruling financial oligarchy. His aim is to use the threat of war, from a potentially world catastrophic attack on North Korea to an equally dangerousREAD ON

Fava Beans, Chianti, and Gordon Gekko  

The U.S. Empire is drunk on consumption, addicted to international theft and bullying through war, regime change, bribery, assassination, false flag events, and economic sanctions.  The militarism of Empire exists through the creation of imaginary threats and fabricated enemies.  Islam, Isis,READ ON

Upping the Stakes in Syria

The lawless and arrogant US-led coalition keeps adding to its terrorist crimes.  APPENDIX Related comments The following fact and commentary appears on The Saker’s website, focusing on the same topic. We present them here for their inherent value to theREAD ON

The Russians Did Not Do It

The Russians did not use the CIA to support Osama bin Laden and other islamist jihadis fighting the Soviet client government in Afghanistan in the late 1970s, provoking the Russian invasion, and resulting in the birth of Al-Qaeda (after binREAD ON

A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences

THE SAKER The pretext: I don’t think that anybody seriously believes that Assad or anybody else in the Syrian government really ordered a chemical weapons attack on anybody.  To believe that it would require you to find the following sequenceREAD ON