The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign To Foment Syria’s “Revolution” And Unseat Assad

As the US prepares to pull out of Syria, we revisit Sarah Abed’s account of the US campaign to foment regime change in the country.”

President Bush gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002. Bush fleshed out his vision for the war on terrorism beyond Afghanistan, to a dozen countries that he said harbor terrorists and "an axis of evil" of three more that seek weapons of mass destruction, including Syria. (AP/J.Scott Applewhite)

SYRIA -- (First published in May, 2017) The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual "regime change”  through fomenting a sectarian civil war.  Former NATO commander Wesley Clark has gone on record as stating that Syria was on a

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US-Funded Report Illuminates Enormous South Sudan Death Toll but Leaves America’s Role in the Dark

The recently published, U.S.-financed report on South Sudan’s brutal conflict is just another dramatic illustration of how the U.S. publicly laments violence it has helped to create and perpetuate while obfuscating the sordid legacy of its foreign interventions.

US role South Sudan

LONDON -- A new report financed by the U.S. government on the state of South Sudan’s civil war has found that the conflict has resulted in the deaths of nearly 400,000 people since it began five years ago, indicating that past statistics had severely underestimated the death toll. Yet, while the U.S.-funded report bemoans the situation in

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America’s Role in Removing a Revolutionary and Restoring War to Colombia

Colombia has been a U.S. ally in the latter’s’ efforts to control the region and is a venue for exploitation by U.S. corporations and financiers.

Supporters of Seuxis Paucias Hernandez-Solarte, better known by his alias Jesus Santrich, a leader of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), hold posters asking for his freedom during a demonstration marking May Day to honor workers, in Bogota, Colombia, May, 1, 2018. (AP/Fernando Vergara)

Former FARC leader Jesús Santrich has been conducting a hunger strike since his arrest on April 9. His looming death ought to be big news in the United States whose government has responsibility for his fate. The U.S. State Department and DEA personnel did the groundwork in Colombia in manufacturing a case against him. The Southern New York

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The Crack-Up:  Donald Trump And The Fourth Great Shattering 

A country that hasn’t had a civil war in more than 150 years, where secessionist movements have caused merriment not concern, now faces divisions so serious, and a civilian arsenal of weapons so huge, that the possibility of national disintegration has become part of mainstream conversation

Trump protester Bryan Sanders, center left, is punched by a Trump supporter as he is escorted out of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's rally at the Tucson Arena in downtown Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

When the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller The Disuniting of America in 1991, he didn’t seriously entertain the worst-case scenario suggested by the title. At the time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were imploding, while separatist movements in Quebec, East Timor, Spain’s Basque country, and elsewhere were already

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Sex Slavery, ISIS & Illegal Arms Trade: Libya Plunged Into Failed State After US invasion

Six years after the U.S. helped “moderate rebels” overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has gone from enjoying the highest standard of living in Africa to a failed state. Sex slavery is rampant, the illegal arms trade has proliferated and ISIS maintains a strong presence.

A sniper from Misrata fires towards ISIS militant positions in Sirte, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

Today’s Libya is virtually unrecognizable from the Libya of years past. Following the violent ouster of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, things have taken a turn for the worse as the north African nation declines further into failure. One example of Libya’s steep decline has been the proliferation of the illegal arms trade. In 2014,

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US Policy May Soon Lead Iraq Into Syrian Style Civil War

‘The result could be an Aleppo-style quagmire,’ warned a former U.S. army officer who believes that the efforts of U.S.-backed Iraqi forces to retake Mosul from ISIS could provoke a civil war.

A soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from ISIS militants, in Baghdad, Iraq.

MINNEAPOLIS --- The Pentagon is demanding 500 more troops be sent to Iraq, but foreign policy experts have warned that continued U.S. involvement in the region could provoke a new civil war. Dr. Ron Paul, a former congressman and two-time Republican presidential candidate, expressed his concerns about future instability in the Middle East

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