Posts Tagged ‘imperial’

The US Transformed A Tiny African State Into A Hub Of Imperial Aggression

Above Photo: U.S. Army Mountain Warfare School instructors with the Vermont Army National Guard travelled to Djibouti to teach a five-day Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course to service members from France’s 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment (5e RIAOM) at the Arta Range Complex, Dec. 12-16, 2021. US Army photo. Using And Abusing Djibouti. From Djibouti, The […]

The Imperial Legacy Of Climate Change

Above Photo: The commitments made at COP were unserious and performative, constituting little more than corporate greenwashing. PA. Western countries aren’t just huge polluters, they also built their economies through destructive colonial practices. Any strategy to tackle climate change has to deal with that legacy. The student movement is no stranger to protests and direct […]

The imperial hubris of “the good war”

In his excellent new book Reign of Terror Spencer Ackerman reminds us that the Taliban offered the United States peace terms a few months after 9/11. The U.S. would have been negotiating at the height of its leverage, but Rumsfeld said no. I remember a Weekend Update joke on SNL at the time. Something like, […]

Obstacles to Emancipatory Transformations: The Imperial Mode of Living

by Ulrich Brand and Markus Wissen Many necessary everyday items that are produced as commodities are tied to a range of activities that are invisible during their purchase, consumption and use: the origin of raw materials used in household appliances, medical devices or transport; water and energy infrastructures; the working conditions under which materials are […]

Most US Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris And Racist Animus

Above Photo: Nationaltoday.com When Will We Tear Down the Monuments that Glorify Them? In the past few years, liberal activists have initiated a campaign to remove monuments and other symbols of the Southern Confederacy that fought the U.S. Civil War to uphold slavery. Yet, this Memorial Day, many of these same liberals will actively celebrate […]

Livia Drusilla: Imperial Wife of Rome and Emperor Maker

Livia Drusilla was the third wife of Augustus, the first Roman emperor. Prior to her marriage to Augustus, she was married to a Roman politician by the name of Tiberius Claudius Nero. Through this first marriage, Livia had two sons, Tiberius, and Drusus. Whilst the former succeeded Augustus as emperor, the latter’s descendants also became […]

The Failure of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew

A fascinating exchange played out in the UK’s House of Lords on June 2, 2020. Neil Ferguson, the physicist at Imperial College London who created the main epidemiology model behind the lockdowns, faced his first serious questioning about the predictive performance of his work. Ferguson predicted catastrophic death tolls back on March 16, 2020 unless […]

The end of the imperial governorship

And in Ohio, Republicans last month successfully overrode party-mate Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that gave lawmakers say over numerous emergency and health orders. “We can’t leave it up to one person — no matter how much we like him or her — and everyone else who was elected has to sit on […]

Made in the USA, assisted by its imperial partners, hell exists in raped and destroyed nations by US-led aggression.

Hell on Earth Exists Stephen Lendman / Stephen Lendman Hell on Earth Exists by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Made in the USA, assisted by its imperial partners, hell exists in raped and destroyed nations by US-led aggression. It’s worst of all in ravaged Yemen since October 2001, a nation under attack […]

The Heian Era: Golden Age of Japan’s Imperial Court

The Heian period, which lasted from the 8 th to the 12 th centuries AD, is considered to be the last division of Japan’s classical era. This period began with the establishment of a new imperial capital at Heian-kyo (modern-day Kyoto), and ended with the founding of the Kamakura shogunate in 1185 AD.  Several new Buddhist sects […]

LaRouchePac’s Take On Coup Against Trump and British Zionist Imperial Interests Behind It. A Foreign Power Has Thrown This Election: British!

You can watch the impeachment proceedings on CSPAN. https://www.c-span.org/event/?507879/house-vote-impeach-president-trump By Barbara Boyd James Carville, now shrunk to the angry mental sterility of his fellow aging boomers at their fantasized barricades, once had something meaningful to say. When Bill Clinton ran against George H.W. Bush, Carville called the issue, saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Carville said […]

Imperial Harem of the Ottoman Empire Served the Sultan in More Ways Than One

The imperial harem of the Ottoman era was the collection of wives, servants, and concubines of the Sultan, who sometimes numbered in the hundreds. Some were mere playthings or used for the production of heirs, while others rose to great power and influence. The term “harem” brings to mind an image of a room full […]

British Imperial Roots of ZIONISM

By Doug Miller “Oh the Protestants hate the Catholicsand the Catholics hate the Protestantsand the Hindus hate the Muslimsand everybody hates the Jews; But during National Brotherhood Week…” And for those who are not familiar with Dr. Lehrer’s sardonic satire, the full version of this song deriding one of the patronising habits of the LBJ-style […]

How ‘Office of the US President’ developed ‘Imperial Power’: TV Report

[embedded content] Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK99dRpL9WQ Description: Television report on the historical development of the US president’s powers, into what is now referred to by some as the ‘Imperial Presidency’. Source: Al Mayadeen TV (YouTube)Date: November 27, 2020(Important Note: Please help us keep producing independent translations for you by contributing as little as $1/month here: https://www.patreon.com/MiddleEastObserver?fan_landing=true) Transcript: TV Report: When the […]

US Imperial Audacity

By Stephen Lendman Source From long ago use of smallpox infected blankets against Native Americans to the present day, the US used and continues to use chemical, biological, radiological, and other banned weapons in all its preemptive wars against invented enemies. More on this below.  Ignoring how imperial USA operates today, Trump regime assistant secretary […]

Russia vs. US Imperial Aims in Syria

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, October 01, 2020 Former NATO commander General Wesley Clark earlier explained that the US underwent a post-9/11 transformation. A “policy coup” occurred.  With no public debate or acknowledgement, hardliners in Washington usurped power. Days after 9/11, Clark learned from Pentagon commanders that plans were made to “destroy the governments in seven countries.” Besides […]

Unipolar Spin: Why Imperial Leftists Vilify Russia’s Social Democracy

Source Joaquin Flores September 14, 2020 A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth. In reading countless articles from the Atlantic Council press outlets (NYT, WaPo, VICE News, et al), we take for granted that modern Russia is a right-wing regime controlled by an authoritarian personality bent on total domination. As a result, the […]

Imperial hubris takes its toll: US Navy finds most new officers struggle with handling ship collisions

     Nearly 85 percent of junior officers in the United States Navy present “some concern” or “significant concern” with regard to their ability to handle a crisis involving a collision with another ship, according to a recent internal assessment that reviewed 164 officers. Following the lethal collisions in 2017 between commercial ships and US naval […]

Geography Of Imperial Aggression

I recall walking the halls of the United Nations and being told by concerned diplomats from the Global South that the wrath of the United States was not going to be slaked in the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2002, US President George W. Bush announced that three countries belonged on his Axis of […]

Imperial Road To Conquest: Peace And Disarmament Agreements

Imperial Road To Conquest: Peace And Disarmament Agreements Above Photo: Alan Denney/Flickr May 01, 2018 “Information Clearing House” – In recent years US imperial strategy has sought to lessen the cost of defeating and overthrowing independent countries. The means and method are fairly straight forward. World-wide propaganda campaigns which demonize the adversary; the enlistment and collaboration of European […]

John Pilger On Mainstream Media And Imperial Power

John Pilger On Mainstream Media And Imperial Power Above Photo: John Pilger, Australian journalist and documentary maker, arrives to meet WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy, in London, June 22, 2012. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis) Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Pilger is among the most important political filmmakers of the 20th and 21st century. From Vietnam to Palestine […]

John Pilger on the Mainstream Media and Imperial Power

Emmy award-winning filmmaker John Pilger is among the most important political filmmakers of the 20th and 21st century. From Vietnam to Palestine to atomic war, Pilger’s work has been on the cutting edge, and his stinging critique of western media has always be revelatory. And, no doubt, his biting analysis is more relevant and important […]

Bolivian Military Officers Graduate From Anti-Imperial School

Bolivian Military Officers Graduate From Anti-Imperial School Above: More than 400 officers graduated from Bolivia’s military academy, the School of Anti-Imperialism, established in 2016. | Photo: ABI Bolivian President Evo Morales has attended the graduation of 407 military officers from the School of Anti-Imperialism in Bolivia, highlighting the importance of the Bolivian Armed Forces in defending sovereignty. […]

Washington’s new security strategy has ‘imperial nature’ – Kremlin

“Looking through [the strategy], particularly those parts concerning our country, one can see the imperial nature of the document, as well as persistent unwillingness to abandon the idea of a unipolar world and accept a multipolar world,” he said. Peskov stressed that Moscow strongly disagrees with Washington’s stance towards Russia expressed in the document, which […]

Palestinians Paying the Price for US-israeli Imperial Arrogance

Palestinians Paying the Price for US-Israeli Imperial Arrogance By Stephen Lendman, VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE:  stephenlendman.org  (Home – Stephen Lendman).  Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Following Trump’s pronouncement on Jerusalem, three days of rage left two West Bank Palestinians dead, 767 wounded (according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society), along with over two dozen Gazans injured and […]

Imperial logic: Israel arrests Palestinians accused of carrying out a population census

     Israeli police have arrested several Palestinians, including members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ political party, Fatah, and accused them of carrying out a population census in occupied East Jerusalem. Muhammad Mahmoud, a lawyer representing some of the detainees, told Al Jazeera that five Fatah members, including Hatem Abdel Qader, a member of the Palestinian […]

US Gov’t War on RT: Imperial Media ‘Truth’ Monopoly Threatens Press Diversity

TAKING THE MICKEY: RT UK billboard campaign on London Underground pokes fun at US-led Russiagate campaign of hysteria. Philip GiraldiUnz Review Somehow everything keeps coming back around to Russia. In one of its recent initiatives, the Justice Department (DOJ) appears to be attacking the First Amendment as part of the apparent bipartisan program to make […]

US Serial Imperial Aggressions have Pushed ‘World Peace’ to Brink of Extinction

Professor Francis Boyle It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the line of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy… Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the […]

Continuity as Change: President Trump, His Predecessors & the Primacy of U.S. Imperial Policy

Dr Can Erimtan21st Century Wire Donald Trump has been in charge of the U.S. for many months now and by now the novelty is beginning to somewhat wear off… one tweet at the time. Though in reality, Trump is still as unaccustomed to the job now as he was at the very beginning of his […]

The Illegal Entity of Rojava and Imperial “Divide and Rule” Tactics

Rojava supporters may point out that YPG fighters worked with Syria and Russia which allowed the final victory in the liberation of Aleppo last year and note with pride the statement of Hediye Yusuf, the co-chair of Rojava’s Constituent Assembly, who said that they seek autonomy, but do not want Syria to be destroyed. However, […]

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