The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

Politico | 18 Dec 2017 An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran. In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group…

On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

Richard Falk | 24 May 2016 There is an irony that would be amusing if it was not depressing about news that Donald Trump has been courting the 92-year old foreign policy sorcerer Henry Kissinger. Of course, the irony is that earlier in the presidential campaign Hillary Clinton proudly claimed Kissinger as “a friend,” and…

Translating Obama’s Speech into Candor

Norman Solomon | 8 Dec 2015 Obama’s America … manufacturing enemies faster than he can kill them … President Obama’s primetime speech on terrorism sought to calm a jittery nation, but by omitting relevant details, he left many thoughtful Americans scratching their heads. To clarify the unspoken parts of Obama’s speech, Norman Solomon has translated the speech into the…