US Stealth Fighters Fire Warning Flares at Russian Jets as They Nearly Collide Over Syria

(ZHE) — On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported an “Incident” had taken place involving USAF F-22 jets over Syria, which according to the Russians, “actively prevented the Russian pair of Su-25 attack aircraft from carrying out a combat mission to destroy the Daesh stronghold in the suburbs of the city of Mayadin in the airspace over the western […]

Tillerson: US Ready for Talks With North Korea ‘Without Preconditions’

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared to make a major change to the US position with respect to possible direct negotiations with North Korea, saying Tuesday that he is prepared to engage in such talks without preconditions. Historically, the US has demanded North Korea unilaterally disarm before they would even consider negotiations, something which North Korea has […]

US State Dept Spends $1 Million Funding Venezuela Opposition

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — U.S. officials seem to be pretty much unanimous on the need to meddle in Venezuela’s seemingly endless government crises. Yet a very core difference in how to approach this is leading to considerable dispute over the State Department’s latest program. State is paying some $900,000 to the Atlantic Council to “promote non-violent conflict resolution” […]

Pentagon Admits 44,000 US Troops on ‘Unknown’ Deployments Around the World

(ANTIWAR.COM)  — When the Pentagon wants to mislead the public about where US troops are, generally speaking, they just lie. Yet sometimes the number of troops is just too big to claim as a rounding error, and questions start happening. This week, the focus is on over 44,000 US military personnel deployed to “unknown,” which immediately raises […]

With Trump’s Jerusalem Move, US Confirms Peace Is Not an Option for Palestine

(MEMO) Finally, US President Donald Trump pulled the plug. The so-called peace process, two-state solution, “land-for-peace formula” and all the other tired clichés have been long dead and decomposing. But Trump’s announcement yesterday to officially recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel has also laid to rest the illusion that the US was ever keen on achieving a just […]

Provoking Risk of ‘All-Out War,’ US Deploys Supersonic Bomber Over Korean Peninsula

North Korea called the show of force, part of a joint exercise with South Korea, a manifestation of America’s “extremely reckless war hysteria.” (COMMONDREAMS) — The United States further intensified what has been described as one of its largest-ever aerial military exercises on Wednesday by flying a B-1B supersonic bomber over South Korea’s eastern coast, where it conducted bombing […]

John Kerry: Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt Urged Obama to Bomb Iran

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, D.C. — Former Secretary of State John Kerry recently said both Israel and Egypt urged the United States to “bomb Iran” before the 2015 nuclear deal was agreed upon, the Times of Israel reported last week. According to the Times, Kerry was defending the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last Tuesday at the […]

Bombshell BBC Report Confirms US Struck a Secret Deal With ISIS

(ZHE) — At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the Syrian Army in its last urban holdout of Abu Kamal City in eastern Syria, the US is signalling an open-ended military presence in Syria. On Monday Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon […]

A Top US General Just Said 4,000 American Troops Are on the Ground in Syria

(ANTIWAR.COM) — The Pentagon loves lying about troop levels in its major wars, and that’s been particularly true in Iraq and Syria, where after being called out for underreporting several times they officially decided they were going to stop telling the public troop levels at all. Maj. Gen. James Jarrard told reporters that the US has about 4,000 […]

Pentagon to Keep Afghan War ‘Progress’ Reports Secret

(ANTIWAR.COM) — For the last 16 years, the Pentagon’s “progress” in the occupation of Afghanistan has been measured by officials through multiple different statistics, and one most often cited has been the size of the Afghan military. Those numbers have struggled recently, with Afghanistan not recruiting well nor retaining its recruits. So that’s not a metric anymore. […]

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Establishment’s Calls for US-Led Regime Change in Iran Grow Louder

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On October 7, 2017, Newsweek published an opinion piece by Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. The article attempted to explain why the U.S. is correct to pursue regime change in Iran. According to Ridge, the U.S. doesn’t merely want regime change in Iran, it needs it. Working our way backward, Ridge’s concluding paragraph states that: “In […]

‘World War III’ Alarm Sounded by Republican Bob Corker on President Trump

Leading Republican Senator says Trump is treating the presidency like a reality television show. (ANTIWAR.COM) — Top ranking Republican Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, expressed concerns Sunday that President Trump’s reckless threats toward other counties “could set the nation on the path to World War III.” Trump spent the […]

China on pace to Dethrone the US

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — “Not sure whether China will be nice to self-ruled Taiwan? Wait until after the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party. What’s in store for the hotly disputed, resource-rich South China Sea, where Beijing has taken a military and technological lead since 2010? Wait until after the Congress. Coffee maker wouldn’t start today? Wait until […]

US Agrees to $15 Billion Sale of Anti-Missile THAAD System to Saudi Arabia

Weapons sales to Saudi Arabia face increasing scrutiny from lawmakers and rights campaigners in Washington. (MEE) — The US State Department has approved the possible sale of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15b, the Pentagon said on Friday. The proposed sale “will support the […]