Propaganda and spin has become standard operating procedure.
For those paying attention, Washington’s public pronouncements and actions reveal appalling hypocrisy and calculated cynicism.
The world is not only about Washington and its interests. Morell and Vickers represent a morbid imperial and colonial mindset.
Hillary Clinton and her campaign need to seriously start leveling with the American people - the corporate media have given her a free pass.
Western audiences are turning away from corporate mainstream media in droves. The reason is obvious: the lies and distorted narratives no longer convince.
Stalin would appreciate Hillary's words: “Defending American exceptionalism should always be above politics.”
On this edition of CrossTalk, I thought it imperative to still again to return to intense Russia-bashing by western political elites and their plaint mainstream media.
The primary goal of the corporate mainstream is to protect and advance the goals of the current order.
If we survive all this propaganda and war mongering, being once called a Putin Troll might one day be deemed as an honorable tribute.
The Kremlin has resigned itself to having to deal with an interlocutor that is deaf and dumb. Russia is preparing for the worst.
Stop complaining - there are options: like moving to Russia.
The American claim to be the “exceptional” country means all other countries are expendable.
The western public is well prepared for the next and deadly stage of the conflict - war with Russia.
Prepare yourself for an "October Surprise"- playing the Ukraine Card.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was speaking to Vladimir Putin and the media - but his message was for Washington.
The war in Syria serves a number of connected foreign policy goals – and this has everything to do with the U.S. presidential election.
Russia functions as a cultivated pathology in the western mind. The west only has a lexicon of sins committed by others.
Vladimir Putin is a traditional Russian conservative in just about every way, reflecting the attitudes and aspirations of the vast majority of Russians.
America’s bad foreign policy habits are coming home to roost.
Russia and Russians view the U.S. presidential election with a combination of incomprehension and amusement.
And Barack Obama says Donald Trump is unfit to be president.
If he isn’t coopting one U.S. presidential candidate as his stooge, he is hacking the emails of the other candidate.
Both Russia and NATO will be adversaries as long as Washington dictates Europe’s security policies. The U.S. refuses to recognize Russia’s legitimate security interests and that...
Both Tump and Putin pride themselves on success. Both want the better of the deal. Neither side will do the other any favors
Doping must not be tolerated, but neither should the politicizing of sport.
Russian President Vladimir Putin can influence the world by merely projecting his thoughts – his will becomes reality
ExtraTime with Peter Lavelle: "The west again shows itself to be petty and narrow-minded."
The Turks feel terribly betrayed by Washington’s callous indifference to Turkey’s security interests.
There is no reason why a country should have a liberal democracy when its voters are not liberal.
ExtraTime: Western media and Washington’s “thinktankistan” will say Erdogan is “a son-of-a-bitch, but at least he is our son-of-a-bitch.”
ExtraTime with Peter Lavelle: Erdogan’s political future is far from certain, but Turkey now has the possibility to re-define its geopolitical posture.
Erdogan's reaction to the failed coup may soon make many Turks regret the military’s lack of success.
Turkey’s ambitions have always been a soul divided against itself.
How many more times will we have to grieve for cities when terror strikes and destroys lives?
Some notes on the margin: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the end of politics.
Vanity Fair published “The Putin Nemesis Plotting a Post-Putin Russia” by the low-octane professional Putin hater Masha Gessen. The thrust of the article claims convicted felon...