Tag Archives: CIA

Après moi, le déluge

  Last week, I neglected to mention one of the key drivers of American nihilism–elite impunity. As David Sirota recounts in a new article, since Enron, America has become an elite accountability free-zone. “Our society has been fundamentally altered by … Continue reading

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Do you realize what you’ve done?

  This obsession with Russia-gate among our liberal elites is absolutely bizarre. I lived through the later part of the Cold War, when President Reagan labeled the Soviet Union the “evil empire,” and I don’t recall this level of anti-Russian … Continue reading

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Give peace a chance

  Who knew that peace was so threatening? This headline from the British tabloid–The Times–perfectly encapsulates the frightening sentiment: “Fears grow over prospect of Trump ‘peace deal’ with Putin”. Other headlines include– “Trump hopes he and Putin will get along. Russia … Continue reading

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The limits of identity politics

  I’m pretty sure this will not be a popular post, but I have to ask some uncomfortable questions. Is US society better now that we have woman torturer as head of the CIA who also happens to be a … Continue reading

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Making the connection

  Gina Haspel has been confirmed as America’s new CIA director. Now that we have a torturer in charge of our premier intelligence agency it’s appropriate to make the connection between the economic and foreign policies of the US empire. Neoliberalism … Continue reading

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I am the Walrus

  The non-stop demonization of Russia has achieved its desired outcome–a new cold war with Russia. This comes as the US empire enters post-primacy and desperately seeks a major new conflict to maintain its dominance and forestall the rise of a multipolar world. … Continue reading

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A dirty game

  The sociopathic elite that make up the deep state are playing a very dirty game. Russia-gate has gone from allegations that Donald Trump personally colluded with Vladimir Putin to deny Hillary Clinton the presidency to the latest indictment of … Continue reading

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