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Sanctions Are for Losers

Sanctions Are for Losers

On April 13, Iran launched an unprecedented retaliatory drone and missile attack on Israel, leading the U.S. and its allies to reach once again for their favorite weapon of war—sanctions. This knee-jerk reaction was as predictable as it was ill-founded, according to the scholarly research. In Nicholas Mulder’s 2022 treatise The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War, he traces the history of sanctions from the blockades in World War I to today’s morass of economic...

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Mossad Chief Stalked, Threatened ICC Prosecutor Over War Crimes Probe: Report

Mossad Chief Stalked, Threatened ICC Prosecutor Over War Crimes Probe: Report

A new bombshell investigation undertaken jointly by the Guardian and +972 mag has revealed that the head of Mossad conducted surveillance on the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) related to her opening a formal investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes. Then ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had opened the formal inquiry in 2021 to examine years of allegations of human rights abuse and war crimes against Palestinians committed by Israel's...

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Neocon Nikki Signs Israeli Bombs Urging Israel to Kill Palestinian Civilians

Neocon Nikki Signs Israeli Bombs Urging Israel to Kill Palestinian Civilians

Just when you thought "Neocon Nikki" could not sink any lower, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has posted on Twitter/X a deeply disturbing photo of former Republican presidential candidate - and reportedly in the running for Trump's VP pick - in Israel signing bombs destined for Palestinian refugees living in tents in Rafah with the slogan, "FINISH THEM!" Just one day after the Israeli military incinerated untold scores of Palestinian refugees in Rafah and after the...

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The Brink of Dissolution: Neurosis in the West as the Levee Breaks

The Brink of Dissolution: Neurosis in the West as the Levee Breaks

The paradox is that Team Biden – wholly inadvertently – is midwifing the birth of a “new world.” It is doing so by dint of its crude opposition to parturition. The more the western élites push against the birthing – through “saving Zionism”; “saving European Ukraine” and by crushing dissent – perversely they accelerate the foundering of Leviathan. President Xi's double farewell hug for President Putin following their 16-17 May summit nonetheless sealed the birth – even the New York...

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Biden’s Tariffs Are Another Nail in the Dollar’s Coffin

Biden’s Tariffs Are Another Nail in the Dollar’s Coffin

President Biden recently raised taxes on American consumers and businesses and may have hastened the end of the dollar’s world reserve currency status. President Biden did this by increasing tariffs on Chinese imports. Specifically, President Biden raised tariffs on products including Chinese-produced steel and aluminum and many components imported from China for use in manufacturing electric vehicle batteries. Tariffs on Chinese-made semiconductors are rising from 25 to 50 percent while...

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Like So Much Else, The Fuss Over ‘International Law’ Is Really About Narrative Control

Like So Much Else, The Fuss Over ‘International Law’ Is Really About Narrative Control

The International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to cease its assault on Rafah, an order which will certainly be disregarded by Israel with the full support of Washington. This comes days after the International Criminal Court announced its intention to seek warrants for the arrest of Israeli officials for war crimes in Gaza, which will also be dismissed by Israel and its hegemonic ally to the west. The other day ICC prosecutor Karim Khan said that when...

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J.D. Vance Condemned Neocons—Then Called for the Same Middle East Policy

J.D. Vance Condemned Neocons—Then Called for the Same Middle East Policy

Sen. J.D. Vance (R–Ohio.) believes that American neoconservatives have caused 40 years of "disasters" in the Middle East. But he's doubling down on exactly the vision they've had all along: an alliance of Israel and Sunni Muslim–led states, backed by U.S. military power, to "police" the region. At a Thursday conference hosted by the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft—where I worked as a researcher several years ago—and The American Conservative, the senator laid...

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US Service Member Critically Injured In Gaza Pier Op To Bypass Israeli Blockade

US Service Member Critically Injured In Gaza Pier Op To Bypass Israeli Blockade

Update: According to media reporting, at least part of the Gaza pier has been washed away. -Ed. A cost of US government support of Israel's war in Gaza gained a grim new dimension Thursday, as three American service members suffered "non-combat injuries" in the humanitarian relief operation off the Gaza coast, with one in critical condition. The military branch of the injured had not yet been disclosed as this story was written.  While the circumstances are still unclear, the most...

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What Really Happened: Lockdown until Vaccination

What Really Happened: Lockdown until Vaccination

Four years later, many people are investigating how our lives were completely upended by a pandemic response. Over my time on the case, I’ve heard countless theories. It was Big Tech, Big Pharma, Big Finance, the Green New Deal, the CCP, Depopulation, Get Trump, Mail-In Ballots, and so on.  There is evidence to back them all.  The problem with having so many pieces of evidence and so many theories is that people can too easily get thrown off track, going on wild goose chases. It’s...

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What Israel Is Doing to Gaza Is a Choice

What Israel Is Doing to Gaza Is a Choice

Anyone who has voiced opposition to what the government of Israel is currently doing in Gaza has undoubtedly heard the various ways Israel’s defenders excuse, dismiss, and justify Israel’s actions. Sometimes you’ll hear that the Israel Defense Force (IDF) is doing everything in its power—more than any other military in history—to avoid hurting civilians and that Hamas is responsible for any innocents who get killed because they are using them as human shields. Other times you’ll be told that...

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America’s Constitutional State of Emergency

America’s Constitutional State of Emergency

More than 23 years ago, George W. Bush, Jr. signed Presidential Proclamation 7463 declaring that a “national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.”   The White House has demonstrated, in several administrations, both Democrat and Republican, “threat inflation” for the sake of spending endless money on wars, and manipulating fears to...

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The Tyranny of the Majority

The Tyranny of the Majority

“Which is better -- to be ruled by one tyrant three thousand miles away or by three thousand tyrants one mile away?”-- Rev. Mather Byles (1706-1788) Does it really matter if the instrument curtailing liberty is a monarch or a popularly elected legislature? This conundrum, along with the witty version of it put to a Boston crowd in 1775 by a little-known colonial-era preacher, addresses the age-old question of whether liberty can long survive in a democracy. Byles was a loyalist, who, along...

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From COVID-19 to Campus Protests: How the Police State Muzzles Free Speech

From COVID-19 to Campus Protests: How the Police State Muzzles Free Speech

The police state does not want citizens who know their rights. Nor does the police state want citizens prepared to exercise those rights. This year’s graduates are a prime example of this master class in compliance. Their time in college has been set against a backdrop of crackdowns, lockdowns and permacrises ranging from the government’s authoritarian COVID-19 tactics to its more recent militant response to campus protests. Born in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, these young people have been...

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Why are Israel and the West unravelling in tandem?

Why are Israel and the West unravelling in tandem?

Alon Pinkas, a former senior Israeli diplomat (well plugged in at the White House), says aloud the “reality” about Israel which he underlines cannot be hidden further: [There are now] two [Jewish] states – with contrasting visions of what the nation should be. There is an elephant in the Israeli room – and 'no': it’s not occupation, though that is its main cause.The elephant in the room is Israel gradually but inexorably being divided [into a high-tech, secular, liberal state] … and...

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The South Caucasus at a Crossroads

The South Caucasus at a Crossroads

“It is in minds of middling vigour and middling capacity that are born erroneous opinions, for they follow the apparent truth of their first impressions and do have a case for interpreting as simplicity and animal-stupidity the sight of people like us who stick to the old ways, fixing on us who are not instructed in such matters by study.”- Michel de Montaigne [I.54] “The beginnings of religions, republics, and kingdoms must always contain in themselves some goodness through which they may...

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Ron Paul Rewind: 1988 Libertarian Presidential Nominee Ron Paul Interviewed at William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

Ron Paul Rewind: 1988 Libertarian Presidential Nominee Ron Paul Interviewed at William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line

This weekend, delegates at the Libertarian Party national convention will be selecting a presidential nominee. For the 1988 election, the party’s nominee was Ron Paul, who had previously served several terms in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from Texas. Paul did not come close to winning in 1988. Neither can it be expected will the Libertarian presidential nominee soon to be selected. But, as did Paul in his presidential run, the new nominee can be expected to use...

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The Libertarian Nonparty

The Libertarian Nonparty

Check out the United States Libertarian Party’s website for its national convention later this month at which a major focus will be the choosing of the party’s presidential...

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