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Caitlin Johnstone: The US again bombs nations on the other side of the world in the name of ‘self-defense’

“At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region,” reads a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby. “The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial …

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Caitlin Johnstone: The lie that a kinder, gentler US Empire is possible

Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar has once again been the center of an artificial controversy launched in bad faith, this time over a tweet where she mentioned the United States and Israel in the same breath as Hamas and the Taliban as perpetrators of “unthinkable atrocities”. “We must have the same level of accountability …

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Caitlin Johnstone: US troops die for world domination, not freedom

Apparently the likely future president tweeted “Enjoy the long weekend,” a reference to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, instead of gushing about fallen troops and sacrifice. That’s it, that’s the whole entire story. That silly, irrelevant offense by one of the sleaziest people in the single most corrupt and murderous government on earth is the …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Israel narrative management is getting incredibly desperate and brazen

The National Director Emeritus for the Anti-Defamation League has announced on Twitter that he is cancelling his subscription to The New York Times, claiming that a front-page story featuring the photos of children killed in Israel’s assault on Gaza this month constitutes “blood libel” against Jews. “I am cancelling my subscription to NYTimes,” tweeted Abraham Foxman. …

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Caitlin Johnstone: We’re told US’ only option is to escalate aggression against Russia & China. It’s a LIE, detente IS possible

On a recent 60 Minutes interview with Norah O’Donnell which focused on the Biden administration’s China policy, US Secretary of State Tony Blinken talked about the United States as a defender of the rules-based international order and about the importance of bringing Beijing into compliance with it. “Our purpose is not to contain …

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Caitlin Johnstone: Biden lied about Yemen

We are being lied to about yet another US war by yet another US president. “The United States continues to provide maintenance support to Saudi Arabia’s Air Force given the critical role it plays in Saudi air defense and our longstanding security partnership,” Pentagon spokesperson Jessica McNulty informed Vox reporter Alex …

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