Category: WAR Mongers & Profiteers

Cashing In: Obama’s Post-Presidency Bonanza

he benefits of being a former US president are limitless. Most former incumbents take full advantage. Obama is using his political celebrity to cash in hugely. He moved into a reported $5.3 million, 8,200-square foot luxury mansion, two miles from the White House. He spent weeks vacationing in Tahiti, including aboard a $300 million yacht. He and wife Michelle got a stunningContinue reading

Assessing Russia’s military strength

  By ANDREI MARTYNOV, THE DURAN Is America Seeking “Preventive War” to Forestall the Rise of Russian Power? This article was originally published by www.unz.com COVER IMAGE: The SU-35 in flight. Beautiful and powerful. Innovative in every way possible, typical of Russian creativity in defense weaponry.  A classic example of such “preventive” war is, of course, US invasion of Iraq in 2003Continue reading

Hubris and Dysfunction in Trumpland

by JOHN WIGHT Those who, prior to Trump’s election, allowed themselves to believe his lack of political experience and ideologically-driven worldview were strengths that would go a long way to giving birth to the multipolar world that is long overdue, those people have reason to be nursing a sense of crushing disappointment over the political disaster that is currently unfolding,Continue reading

The Rising Tide of Militarism in the 21st Century: From Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump

James Petras THE JAMES PETRAS WEBSITE   We will proceed in this essay to compare and discuss the unbroken rise of militarism over the past seventeen years. We will then demonstrate that militarism is an essential structural feature of US imperialism’s insertion in the international system. Militarism Vast increases in military spending have been a constant regardless of who wasContinue reading

Top US general calls for military action against Iran

By Peter Symonds, Senior Analyst, wsws.org he top American commander in the Middle East, General Joseph Votel (above), yesterday branded Iran as the “greatest long-term threat to stability” in the region and called for steps, including military action, to disrupt and undermine Iranian influence and activities. Such use of military force would constitute an act of war, destroy the internationalContinue reading

The Beneficiaries of Conflict With Russia

by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY n  January 30 NBC News reported that “On a snowy Polish plain dominated by Russian forces for decades, American tanks and troops sent a message to Moscow and demonstrated the firepower of the NATO alliance. Amid concerns that President Donald Trump’s commitment to NATO is wavering, the tanks fired salvos that declared the 28-nation alliance a vitalContinue reading