Opinions and Debates

NATO’s Wars & the UN

From the Cold War to NATO’s “Humanitarian Wars” – The Complicity of the United Nations
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, Global Research, April 4, 2012

Humanitarian wars, especially under the guise of the “Responsibility to Protect (R2P),” are a modern form of imperialism. The standard pattern that the United States and its allies use to execute them is [...]

Syria: NATO’s next “humanitarian” war?

Syrian workers inspect the site of an explosion outside a military security building in Aleppo

Feb. 10, 2012: Syrian workers inspect the site of an explosion outside a military security building, one of two sites of bomb blasts in Syria's northern city of Aleppo. (Reuters / Sana Sana)
By Michel Chossudovsky (Editor), Global Research
“In order to facilitate the action of liberative (sic) forces, …a special effort should be made to eliminate [...]

War Plan Iran

Dispelling the Lies, Telling the Truth about Western Aggression in the Persian Gulf
by Finian Cunningham and Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, March 16, 2012

The year 2012 may become known as a watershed for humanity – the year when mankind was precipitated into a global conflagration involving nuclear weapons. The signs are indeed grimly ominous as formidable [...]

America’s Newest War Criminals

Threatening Iran
Our Gang of War Criminals
by Dave Lindorf, Counterpunch, March 1, 2012
If a bunch of street toughs decided to gang up and beat the crap out of some guy in the neighborhood because they feared he might be planning to buy a gun to protect his family, I think we’d all agree that the police [...]

The dangerous consequences of Harper’s position on Iran

John Baird: "We believe Iran constitutes the greatest threat to peace and security in the world."
By Gerry Caplan, rabble.ca, Jan. 30, 2012
It’s unlikely that Stephen Harper, John Baird, Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich have ever heard of Tamir Pardo, Meir Dagan, Amos Yadlin, Gabi Ashkenazi or Yuval Diskin. But it would probably make no difference [...]

Two years after the quake, Haiti festers

Decem­ber 9, 2011: Angered by the UN-caused cholera epidemic that has claimed thousands, Haitians rallied at the UN Sta­bi­liza­tion Mis­sion in Haiti (MINUSTAH) Base at St. Marc. Photo: from a video produced by Nick Strat­ton, Bureau des Avo­cats Inter­na­tionaux. Watch it at http://ijdh.org/archives/24340.
By Paul S. Graham
Two years after an earthquake killed 158,000, the majority [...]

The US prepares for war with Iran


Beating the Drums of War: Provoking Iran into “Firing the First Shot”
by Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, Jan. 14, 2012

While the possibility of a war with Iran is acknowledged in US news reports, its regional and global implications are barely analyzed.
Very few people in America are aware or informed [...]

Video report: The battle for Iran

By Press for Truth
The global elite wants a complete takeover of the Middle East. The situation with Iran is being manipulated in an effort to get the West behind their war of aggression in the name of peace and security.

Iran: Iraq all over again?

Iran: the Neocons Are At It Again
by Ralph Nader, Counterpunch, Jan. 12, 2012
The same neocons who persuaded George W. Bush and crew to, in Ron Paul’s inimitable words, “lie their way into invading Iraq” in 2003, are beating the drums of war more loudly these days to attack Iran. It is remarkable how many of [...]

Energy Wars 2012

Michael T. Clare, Counterpunch, Jan. 10, 2012
Welcome to an edgy world where a single incident at an energy “chokepoint” could set a region aflame, provoking bloody encounters, boosting oil prices, and putting the global economy at risk.  With energy demand on the rise and sources of supply dwindling, we are, in [...]