Washington’s Pre-War Demonization Formula Is Targeting Iran, Again

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s grandiose performance in front of the UN on December 15 should send shivers down the spines of those who remember Colin Powell’s equally disturbing performance in the months leading up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. This is just the beginning of the a new media campaign against Iran with regime change as the end goal.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley speaks in front recovered segments of a rocket the U.S. and Saudi Arabia allege came from Iran during a press briefing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. (AP/Cliff Owen)

WASHINGTON (Analysis) -- The United States has had Iran in its crosshairs for decades and current media coverage indicates that US-Iranian relations are only getting worse. In 1953, the CIA overthrew Iran’s democratically elected leader, Mohammed Mossadegh, and replaced him with a brutal U.S.- and U.K.-backed dictator, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.


Can Peace Journalism Deescalate Conflict in the Age of Trump?

Peace Journalism aims to improve the conditions for peace through a considered editorial approach and practice. It is a means to peace.

Associated Press reporter Chris Torchia takes notes as he walks with U.S. soldiers during a patrol in the Badula Qulp area in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Feb. 15, 2010. (AP/Pier Paolo Cito)

It came as a slight relief to see at least some measured coverage of Donald Trump’s recent visit to South Korea. Sections of the media have been predicting World War III – and focusing on barbed and incendiary comments between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jon-un – so stories that take a more measured tone should be welcomed … by


Think Tank Brings Together Neocons And Humanitarian Interventionists To Fight Russian Propoganda

The new think tank is a grotesque frankenstein creation born of a marriage between Bush era neocons and Hillary and Obama foreign policy advisers,

A banner from the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a new think tank bridging the partisan divide between hawks on both sides of the aisle.

In Russia Sanctions And The Coming Crackdown On Americans, we exposed a new project called "Hamilton 68" which claims to monitor 600 Twitter accounts in real time, looking for what its creators consider to be overt, covert, as well as "second tier" Russian propaganda. The list of suspected "pro-Russian" Twitter accounts is not provided, nor is


Washington’s ‘Chemical Weapon’ House of Cards Demolished by Ex-Weapons Inspector

This reality comes through on the images provided by the White Helmets of their actions in and around Khan Sheikhun on April 4. From the haphazard use of personal protective equipment (either non-existent or employed in a manner that negates protection from potential exposure) to the handling of victims and so-called decontamination efforts, everything the White Helmets did was operationally wrong and would expose themselves and the victims they were ostensibly treating to even greater harm. As was the case with their “rescues” of victims in collapsed structures, I believe the rescue efforts of the White Helmets at Khan Sheikhun were a theatrical performance designed to impress the ignorant and ill-informed.

On the night of June 26, the White House Press Secretary released a statement, via Twitter, that, “the United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”   Analysis -- The American Conservative -- The


How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria

Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.

Read Saleh left, the head of the civil defense units in the northern city of Idlib, and Farouk al-Habib, right, a media campaigner for the White Helmets, sit on a panel to draw attention to their work in Syria in midtown New York, September, 2014.

It is rare for a short Netflix documentary to garner as much publicity or acclaim as The White Helmets has Promoted as “the story of real-life heroes and impossible hope,” the film is named for the civil defense organization whose members have gained international acclaim for saving lives in rebel-held territory in the hellish war zones of eastern


WikiLeaks’ Assange Accuses Google & Facebook Of Influencing Brexit Vote

Now in his 5th year of political asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union could allow Assange to step out from what the UN has deemed ‘arbitrary detention.’

Britain Wikileaks Assange

LONDON --- WikiLeaks says its founder, Julian Assange, could be freed as a consequence of the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/746242192696545280 June 19 marked the 4th anniversary of the day Assange entered the Ecuadorean Embassy in London under asylum, where he remains confined despite