America’s Wars, Coups and Sanctions in 2019: Selected Stories

2 January 2019 — Global Research

The New Year Past and Future. Multiple Wars, Coups, Sanctions and Trade Disputes

By Prof. James Petras

Multiple wars, coups, sanctions and trade disputes dominated the US political agenda.  War budgets grew, military sales increased and frictions between the US and Saudi Arabia bubbled to the surface . . . and dissipated. Read more…

The Decade-Long U.S. Campaign to Foment Syria’s “Revolution” and Unseat Assad

By Sarah Abed

The fingerprints of U.S. imperialism can be found all over the manufactured insurrection in Syria, in keeping with the ultimate goal of destabilization and eventual “regime change”  through fomenting a sectarian civil war. Former NATO commander Wesley Clark has gone on record as stating that Syria was on a list of targeted nations to be toppled by the U.S. as early as 2001. Read more…

President Trump’s Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Says Do Not Prosecute Julian Assange

By Adam Dick

Giuliani’s reasoning in the interview is similar to the reasoning New York Times Deputy General Counsel David McCraw offered when he told judges at the US Ninth Circuit’s annual judicial conference in July that he thought Assange is “sort of in a classic publisher’s position” and that “the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” Read more…

“Liberals” and “Progressives” Resist Ending America’s Wars

By Philip Giraldi

Getting out of Syria and hopefully eventually Afghanistan is the best thing that Trump has done for America so far, if he has the guts to actually do it. Both are wars that were unnecessary from day one and are now unwinnable in any real way. Read more…

The U.S. Is on the Side of Terrorists and War Criminals in Yemen

By Daniel Larison

The Saudi coalition’s cooperation with and support for members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been an open secret for many yearsRead more…

The 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution: An Unprecedented Chapter in World History

By Dr. Birsen Filip

In the period between the conclusion of the Spanish-American War in 1898 and the victory of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the US exercised imperial power over Cuba, exploiting its natural and human resources, and dictating its domestic and foreign policies. Read more…

Syria: The Quest for Truth and Peace in the New Year

By Mark Taliano

Canadians are being victimized by criminal war propaganda. War with Syria, (Russia, China etc.) IS NOT serving our interests. Politicians who demonize these countries, and support “regime change” wars of aggression, do not represent our interests. Read more…

‘War on Terror’ Has Left Millions Dead Across the Middle East

By Shane Quinn

A rough estimate of four million Muslims have died as a result of US-led wars in the Middle East – dating to the early 1990s Gulf War against Iraq. The Gulf War was waged by the US, with France, Britain and Saudi Arabia providing welcome support. Read more…

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