Militarization, “War is Good for Business”

7 May 2018 — Global Research News

Scheme to Let OPCW Name Perpetrators of Alleged Syria Chemical Attacks

By Stephen Lendman, May 07, 2018

No evidence suggests Syrian use of CWs anytime during years of war. Plenty indicts US-supported terrorists, toxic agents supplied by Saudi Arabia and Turkey, perhaps by Washington and Israel as well – each incident falsely blamed on Damascus.

The Blurred Line Between War and Business

By Julian Vigo, May 07, 2018

In 2009, Rand Paul called out Dick Cheney for supporting the invasion of Iraq to benefit his former company, Halliburton, claiming that Halliburton had received a billion-dollar no-bid contract. KBR, or Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton, was neck-deep in military contracts with the United States government, under a no-bid LOGCAP III (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program) agreement, a contingency-based contract invoked at the convenience of the Army.

NATO in Afghanistan: A Dagger Struck Into the Heart of Asia

By Christopher Black, May 07, 2018

On April 27 the NATO secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg issued an ultimatum to the Taliban fighting the US and NATO allied forces that have invaded and occupied Afghanistan; negotiate–meaning surrender-or be destroyed.

US Navy Resurrects Its Cold War-Era Atlantic Fleet to Counter Russia

By Zero Hedge, May 07, 2018

Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said the fleet, deactivated in 2011, could oversee roughly 6,700,000 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean from the North Pole to the Caribbean Sea and from the East Coast of the United States to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Fate of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Israel Has Begun the Countdown to May 15

By Norman Finkelstein, May 07, 2018

Today Israel almost certainly killed the six Hamas militants in Gaza just as it killed the six Hamas militants in Gaza on the eve of Operation Cast Lead in 2008.  It is desperately trying to provoke a violent Hamas reaction so as to have a pretext to drown the mass nonviolent Great March of Return in a sea of blood.

Trump Disregards Caravan Migrants’ Legal Right to Apply for Asylum

By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, May 07, 2018

More than three-quarters of asylum claims from Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans between 2012 and 2017 were denied, according to the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University, and this year’s caravan of asylum seekers are facing a climate made even more hostile by the xenophobic Trump administration.

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