PEPE ESCOBAR—What’s actually happening right now in the Persian Gulf is way more entertaining. As I confirmed with energy traders in Doha late last month, demand for oil right now is higher than in 2018. And in consequence Iran continues to sell most of its oil.
CRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICY
ASSHOLES, BASTARDS & CRIMINALSBRITISH DEVIOUSNESSBRITISH/ EU/ NATO COMPLICITYCAPITALIST SICKNESSCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYIMPERIALISMIRANUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMCIA / INTEL AGENCIESCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICY
MintCast co-host Whitney Webb interviews author, investigative journalist and poet Douglas Valentine about his extensive work on exposing the dark underbelly of the CIA and some of the agency’s most notorious covert programs.
Webb and Valentine begin the interview discussing how Valentine’s journalistic work on the CIA led him to be spied on and even threatened by the agency and how being a dissident journalist in the 1990s compares to being one now. Valentine argues that, in the present, efforts to outlaw criticism of the state of Israel are like a gateway that will soon lead to the prohibition of criticism of the U.S. government and its intelligence agencies, the CIA among them.
CITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYIRANUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
PRESS TV—Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iran is in possession of intercontinental drones and will definitely put them to use if the need for a long-haul mission arises. Elaborating on Iran’s drone capabilities in an interview with the Young Journalists Club (YJC) published on Tuesday, Khanzadi said the country monitors American ships in the Persian Gulf and has “complete images and a large archive of the daily and moment-by-moment movements” of the vessels belonging to the US and its allies.
ABOMINATIONSCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYCULTURAL SAVAGERYRACISM
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.
CAPITALIST SICKNESSCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYMEDIA FRONTMEDIA SCUMNATO GANGSTERISM
P. PAVIMENTOV—One of the more absurd notions is that the ruling classes would be stupid and/or afraid. It is reading the situation entirely through a glass darkly as this already was demonstrated in the French Revolution to be wrong, where many heads were chopped off, but where the majority of the nobility and clergy remained in power as soon as the major revolutionary wave drained off and they re-established themselves during the Directorate and the Napoleonic empire and later by marrying into the rising industrial bourgeoisie.