Berto Jongman: Journalist Documenting CIA Arming of ISIS Is Fired….

02 Diplomacy, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Civil War, 09 Terrorism, 10 Transnational Crime, Corruption, Government, Peace Intelligence
Berto Jongman

Journalist Interrogated, Fired for Story Linking CIA to ‘Diplomatic’ Flights to Arm Syrian Rebels

If Bulgaria is ashamed of selling arms to the CIA it maybe shouldn’t have done it in the first place

Investigative reporter Dilyana Gaytandzhieva authored a bombshell report for Trud Newspaper, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, which found that an Azerbaijan state airline company was regularly transporting tons of weaponry to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey under diplomatic cover as part of the CIA covert program to supply anti-Assad fighters in Syria. Those weapons, Gaytandzhieva found, ended up in the hands of ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

Gareth Porter: How USA Armed Terrorists in Syria

02 Diplomacy, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, 09 Terrorism, 10 Security, 10 Transnational Crime, Corruption, Government, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence
Gareth Porter

How America armed terrorists in Syria

The significance of all this is clear: by helping its Sunni allies provide weapons to al Nusra Front and its allies and by funneling into the war zone sophisticated weapons that were bound to fall into al Nusra hands or strengthen their overall military position, U.S. policy has been largely responsible for having extended al Qaeda’s power across a significant part of Syrian territory. The CIA and the Pentagon appear to be ready to tolerate such a betrayal of America’s stated counter-terrorism mission.

Patrick Buchanan: Has Trump Abandoned His Base and Turned Foreign Policy Over to Neo-Conservatives and Their Captive Generals?

02 China, 02 Diplomacy, 04 Inter-State Conflict, 05 Iran, 06 Russia, 07 Other Atrocities, 08 Wild Cards, Corruption, Government, Idiocy, IO Deeds of War, Military, Officers Call, Peace Intelligence
Patrick Buchanan

WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS

The rise of the generals

Pat Buchanan on foreign policy: ‘What happened to the Trump of 2016?’

President Trump’s seeming renunciation of an anti-interventionist foreign policy is the great surprise of the first 100 days, and the most ominous. For any new war could vitiate the Trump mandate and consume his presidency.

Who is behind the seeming conversion of Trump to hawk?

The generals, Bibi Netanyahu and the neocons, congressional hawks with Cold War mindsets, the Saudi royal family and the Gulf Arabs – they are winning the battle for the president’s mind.