JEFF J. BROWN—Give Trump and his administration credit: they openly tell all the world what used to be conducted behind diplomatic doors, including extortion. Pompeo said that the entire Planet must submit to Uncle Sam’s imperial order, and not side with China or Russia.READ ON
DAVID W. PEAR—In 1978 Amnesty International reported that nothing had changed for the better in Iran. Even the mention of the word SAVAK was enough to send chills down the backs of Iranians.
The explosion of the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the Hostage Crisis and the animosity of the Iranian people towards the US government was the direct result and blowback from 25 years of the US coddling and sheltering its shah puppet. As Kermit Roosevelt who was the CIA station chief in Tehran in 1953 said of the Shah: “He’s our boy”. It was Roosevelt who engineered and implemented the coup that brought the Shah to power. The codename for the coup was Operation Ajax.READ ON
FEDERICO PIERACCINI—The final blow in a decidedly negative week for Washington’s ambitions came in Buenos Aires during the G20, where Xi Jinping was clearly the most awaited guest, bringing in his wake investments and opportunities for cooperation and mutual benefit, as opposed to Washington’s sanctions and tariffs for its own benefit to the detriment of others. The key event of the summit was the dinner between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump that signalled Washington’s defeat in the trade war with Beijing. Donald Trump fired the first shot of the economic war, only to succumb just 12 months later with GM closing five plants and leaving 14,000 unemployed at home as Trump tweeted about his economic achievements.READ ON
DAVID W. PEAR—I joined Special Forces which was then being expanded by JFK as the new military approach to defeating communism. JFK’s ideology of “winning the hearts and minds” through a new kind of soldier was taken from the book “The Ugly American”. The idea was that by training soldiers to know the culture, language, and customs of the people, the US could win them over to capitalism instead of communism.READ ON