USAID Admits To Venezuela Regime Change Fraud

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores a new report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General which admits the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National [...]

When Regime Change Does Not Change A Thing

By Moon of Alabama. -

Some people think that a change in government actually changes things. Not so. Moon of Alabma demonstrates through a series of tweets, the striking consistency of US foreign policy from one [...]

Will The Biden Team Be Warmongers Or Peacemakers?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

Joe Biden has certainly paid his dues to and reaped rewards from the same corrupt political and economic system as Trump, as the latter delightedly trumpeted in every stump speech. But Biden must [...]

Iranian President Denies US Statements On Tankers Seizures

By Telesur English. -

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani Saturday announced that the U.S. lied about the seizure of four Iranian gasoline tankers headed towards Venezuela.  On Friday, the U.S. [...]

State Dept Abandons Families Of Mercenaries Detained In Venezuela

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

The Grayzone has confirmed that former US ambassador to the UN Bill Richardson traveled to Venezuela on Monday, July 13, following conversations with the families of former Green Beret soldiers [...]

Botched Infiltration Of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond Repair

By Leonardo Flores, Popular Resistance. -

The latest chapter in the ongoing effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government reads like a bad spy thriller: a group of mercenaries piloted speedboats from Colombia to Venezuela; half of them [...]

US Does Not Let Iranian Foreign Minister Visit Iranian Ambassador In NYC Hospital

By Humeyra Pamuk and Michelle Nichols, Reuters. -

United Nations - The United States rejected a request by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to visit Iran’s United Nations ambassador in a New York hospital where he is being treated [...]

Coup Master: Michael Kozak, New US Envoy For Latin America

By Telesur English. -

In par with its belligerent policy towards Latin America, United States President Donald Trump appointed Thursday Michael Kozak as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere [...]

Our Man In Riyadh

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Tom Dispatch. -

What does President Trump’s recent nomination of retired Army General John Abizaid to become the next U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia signify? Next to nothing -- and arguably quite a [...]

US Doubles Down As Empire Declines

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

US empire is in decline. Reports of the end of the US being the unitary power in world affairs are common, as are predictions of the end of US empire. China surpassed the United States as the [...]

Who Is Behind The State Department’s Coup Plot In Venezuela?

By Misión Verdad, -

By Misión Verdad of Tele Sur - The Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR, is a think tank founded in 1921 with money from the Rockefeller Foundation. It is aimed at creating a group of experts to [...]

Trump’s Secretary Of State Gets $182 Million Golden Parachute

By Wires and David Martosko, -

By Wires and David Martosko For Dailymail - Rex Tillerson, the nominee of President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, is severing ties with Exxon Mobil through a $182 million retirement [...]

State Department’s Alternate Reality On Palestine

By Maureen Clare Murphy, -

By Maureen Clare Murphy for The Electronic Antifada - The Obama administration just handed Israel the largest military aid deal in US history. Now it is feigning outrage that Israel keeps [...]

The State Department’s Collective Madness

By Robert Parry, -

By Robert Parry for Consortium News - Some 51 State Department “diplomats” signed a memo distributed through the official “dissent channel,” seeking military strikes against the Syrian government [...]

State Department Takes Illegal Action To Support KXL Pipeline

By Lisa Song, -

A Canadian pipeline company's plan to bring more tar sands oil into the United States without waiting for a federal permit is drawing resistance from environmentalists who say it's skirting the [...]