Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Washington Beats the Drum of Regime Change, but Cuba Responds to Its Own Revolutionary Rhythm

Above Photo: Préfète Duffaut (Haiti), Le Générale Canson, 1950. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 1963, the Trinidadian writer CLR James released a second edition of his classic 1938 study of the Haitian Revolution, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. For the new edition, James […]

What Card is Washington Playing in Afghanistan via Ankara?

Despite the intense debate that has been going on in Turkey and beyond over the last few days about the advisability of Ankara taking over the baton from the USA in Afghanistan, as well as the main intrigue – what it will do in the IRA, President Tayyip Erdoğan confirmed the other day that Turkey […]

Exclusive–O’Donnell: Conquer or Die, Washington’s Elite Guard

Almost one hundred years before the establishment of the United States Secret Service, the American Revolution’s indispensable man, General George Washington, was guarded by an elite unit of trusted soldiers, known as his Life Guard, who protected the commander in chief as well as performed special missions and engaged in battle.   At 12:00 sharp […]

Two Men Shot, Wounded on Washington DC’s Busy 14th Street

Two men were shot and wounded Thursday night at 14th and Riggs Street in Washington, DC. CBS News noted the gunshots rang out in an area “known for restaurants and bars.” WUSA9 reports that one of the victims was shot in the arm and the other victim was shot in the chest. A law enforcement source […]

Dems are Turning on Fauci and Supporting Trump and Rand Paul as Washington Post Reporter Tells Truth

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Washington Post Columnist: ‘Rand Paul Was Right and Fauci Was Wrong’

A columnist for the Washington Post admitted on Tuesday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was correct in Tuesday’s heated back and forth between the senator and Dr. Anthony Fauci over the White House chief medical adviser’s denial of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology. “Hey guys,@RandPaul was […]

Washington Nationals Park shooting: Four people shot outside baseball stadium

Terrified baseball fans and players were forced to run for cover after a shooting outside the Washington Nationals stadium in Washington DC. The game between the Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres was suspended after shots were fired on Saturday evening during the sixth inning. Two people were shot outside the stadium, the DC Police […]

Parents Sue City Of Washington D.C. For Vaccinating Minors Without Parental Consent

Parents Sue City Of Washington D.C. For Vaccinating Minors Without Parental ConsentPublished: July 16, 2021 A recent District of Columbia law, the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020, allows kids aged 11 and up to get any vaccine recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), including COVID shots, without parental […]

The Hypocrisy Of Washington’s Weaponization Of Protests In Cuba

Above Photo: Charles Hutchins. On 11 July, Cuba saw thousands of demonstrators take to the streets in cities across the island. The protests are believed to have started in the Artemisa Province before spreading to neighboring Havana and further afield, including Cuba’s second-largest city, Santiago de Cuba. Press reports largely claim that protesters are motivated […]

Julian Assange’s father and brother travel to Washington to oppose US extradition

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Washington’s kiss of death

Handover ceremony at Camp Anthonic, from US Army to Afghan Special Forces, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 2, 2021. Rudyard Kipling, Bard of Empire, wrote a poem titled “The White Man’s Burden”. Written in February 1899, Kipling urged the US to colonize the Philippines and take up the burden of the Empire. A couplet reads: “Your […]

Will Washington Succeed in Toppling Erdogan?

Recently, Sabah, a popular daily newspaper in Turkey, and a number of other Turkish media outlets enthusiastically reported about positive outcomes of the face-to-face meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden in Brussels on June 14, 2021. According to them, the Turkish leader described their discussion as “sincere”. He also […]

Washington is Progressively Losing the “Match” it is Playing with Tehran

For decades now, under Israeli pressure Washington has been trying to play a “power game” with Tehran to bleed it dry, and prevent it from gaining the upper hand in its regional competition with Tel Aviv. Moreover, in this patently self-defeating confrontation, the United States is facing a mounting number of political defeats every day, […]

George Washington To Be Replaced On Mount Rushmore By George Floyd

KEYSTONE, SD—Racial equity and advocacy groups are celebrating today after the announcement that George Washington’s face will be removed from Mount Rushmore and replaced with a likeness of civil rights icon George Floyd.  State and federal authorities confirmed today that the demolition will begin in August, with hopes to have a fresh carving of George Floyd […]

Washington Nationals Cancel ‘Freedom Fireworks’ Due to Noise Curfew

The Washington Nationals were forced to cancel their 4th of July “Freedom Fireworks” display due to a D.C. city noise curfew. On Saturday evening, the team posted a notice to social media reading, “Tonight’s Freedom Fireworks presented by Budweiser have been canceled due to the city’s noise curfew.” “We apologize for the inconvenience,” the message […]

Washington Post Writer Claims Statue of Liberty a Symbol of ‘Hypocrisy’

Try looking for Lady Liberty at an exhibition of Chicano graphic art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for example, where familiar images — flags, maps, military recruiting posters — are repurposed. You will find the statue almost or entirely absent. Maybe that’s because, compared with other icons of national identity, it is ambiguous and […]

A Change in Washington’s Approach to the Middle East?

The generally reliable Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed but knowledgeable source, has reported that Joe Biden’s administration is considering “sharply reducing the number of US anti-missile systems in the Middle East in a major realignment of its military footprint there”. Many politicians, both in the Persian Gulf region and in the US, responded by playing […]

Horn of Africa — Washington’s Next Arab Spring?

The Biden State Department has just named career diplomat Jeffrey Feltman to be Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa. Given the geopolitical powder keg in the region and given the dark history of Feltman, especially in Lebanon and during the infamous CIA Arab Spring interventions after 2009, the relevant question is whether Washington has […]

Washington’s National Security Spending Follies

by Mandy Smithberger & William D. Hartung President Biden’s first Pentagon budget, released late last month, is staggering by any reasonable standard.  At more than $750 billion for the Defense Department and related work on nuclear weapons at the Department of Energy, it represents one of the highest levels of spending since World War II — far higher than […]

‘Putting Lipstick on a Pig’: Why Washington is Fawning over Israel’s New Government

When former US President Barack Obama used an old cliché to denigrate his political opponent, the late US Senator, John McCain, he triggered a political controversy lasting several days. “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” Obama said at a campaign event in 2008. The maxim indicates that superficial changes […]

Pelosi: Republicans ‘Can’t Win’ Unless They ‘Suppress the Vote’ – This Is Like Washington Crossing the Delaware, ‘We Are at Trenton’

During a portion of an interview with theGrio released on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that Republicans are blocking federal election legislation “Because they can’t win any other way. They can’t win any other way. So, they have to suppress the vote.” And compared the situation to the Battle of Trenton during the […]

Washington Post Admits Chinese Military Involved In Wuhan Lab

A top WHO official says that mask mandates and social distancing should continue indefinitely in order to protect against new variants of COVID-19. The comments were made on Sky News by Special Envoy on Covid for the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr David Nabarro. Nabarro suggested that there would be a long list of mutations […]

Russian ambassador returns to Washington following Biden-Putin summit

Russia’s envoy to the United States flew to Washington on Sunday after presidents Joe Bien and Vladimir Putin agreed to return previously expelled ambassadors to their posts at a summit in Geneva this week. Anatoly Antonov had been recalled to Moscow for consultations in March amid tensions between Russia and the US. The diplomat’s flight […]

Democracy Dies At The Washington Post Editorial Board

Above Photo: Antonio Cabrera. In the Soviet Union, everybody was aware that the media was controlled by the state. But in a corporate state like the U.S., a veneer of independence is still maintained, although trust in the media has been plummeting for years. Washington — The Washington Post’s glaring conflicts of interest have of late […]

Is Erdogan Reshaping the World at the Behest of Washington?

On June 14, Joe Biden held his first meeting as US president with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ending a five-month wait for personal contact between the two leaders. The outcome and themes of this meeting were clear to all long before it took place, although Washington has been persistently emphasizing the cooler relations […]

Why Washington Cannot Rein Ankara Back in the Western Orbit

While there is a lot of enthusiasm in the Joe Biden led Washington regarding reining Ankara back in the US-led western alliance, it remains that the wedge that today exists between the two countries may be too wide for Biden and Erdogan to fill through their leveraging their ‘old friendship.’ For one thing, Turkey’s troubled […]

“معهد واشنطن”: بوتين أرسل رسالة إلى بايدن باغتيال قياديي “هيئة تحرير الشام”The Washington Institute: Putin sent a message to Biden on assassination the leaders of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham

**Please scroll down for the adjusted English Machine translation** 12/06/2021 الكاتب: الميادين نت المصدر: معهد واشنطن لسياسة الشرق الأدنى باحث في “معهد واشنطن” يربط بين اغتيال المتحدث العسكري باسم “هيئة تحرير الشام” والمفاوضات بين روسيا والولايات المتحدة حول الحفاظ على المساعدات في المناطق الخارجة عن سيطرة الحكومة السورية. المتحدث العسكري باسم “هيئة تحرير الشام” قتل بغارة جوية […]

Tel Aviv and Washington: What happens behind closed doors

For many years, and perhaps decades, the very special and exclusive relations between the US and Israel remained a mystery for which experts could not provide a real explanation. Many focused on the concept of the functional role that Israel plays in serving US interests in the Middle East, while others believe that Israel could […]

US Commerce Chief Expressed Concerns to Chinese Counterpart, Washington Says

SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON—The Biden administration’s top commerce official told her Chinese counterpart that Washington is concerned about Beijing’s unfair and market-distorting industrial policies, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, the latest high-level exchange as the countries spar over disagreements. The department said U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo’s phone call with China’s Commerce Minister Wang Wentao also included […]

Shaping the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul Triangle

In one of his past articles the author promised to discuss in more detail how anti-Japanese sentiments in Seoul began to diminish with Joe Biden’s accession to power. The first signs of this development were observed at the end of 2020, when there was already a concern that the Seoul-Tokyo feud might have a negative […]

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