Author Archives: Eric Zuesse.

Trump Will Sink Like a Rock, as His Policy-Lies Catch Up with Him

Eric Zuesse On January 15th, he told the Washington Post: “We’re going to have insurance for everybody. … There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it. That’s not going to happen … Continue reading

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Republicans Demand the Impossible in a Healthcare Bill

Eric Zuesse Republicans demand a healthcare bill (or medical system) that will simultaneously (and without sacrificing quality of healthcare) reduce their total expenses on medical care — including their insurance premiums and their out-of-pocket costs — and that will also … Continue reading

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‘The United States needs a war in Europe,’ Le Pen explained why Washington intends to arm Ukraine

http://rusvesna.su/news/1490390095 03/25/2017 – 7:00 By Pauline Duhanova, translation by Eric Zuesse. Posted by Eric Zuesse. US needs a military conflict in Europe, in connection with which Washington intends to  provide Ukraine with weaponry. This statement was made in the Russian State … Continue reading

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What America’s Coup in Ukraine Did

Eric Zuesse On March 23rd, Gallup headlined “South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine Lead World in Suffering”, and the Ukrainian part of that can unquestionably be laid at the feet of U.S. President Barack Obama, who in February 2014 imposed upon Ukraine a very … Continue reading

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Are U.S, Economic Sanctions Against Russia Based on an Obama Lie?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY If the March 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia was based upon the overwhelming desire by Crimeans that Crimea become again a part of Russia such as Crimea had been until 1954, instead … Continue reading

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If we don’t regulate what we do to the climate, we’ll commit suicide,

Eric Zuesse and kill everyone else, too. The vast majority of planets have no life on them. Climate changes. Right now, ours is changing with accelerating speed, from livable toward unlivable. There is only one scientific theory as to why … Continue reading

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Americans Support Increasing Budget of Most Wasteful Federal Department

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There is only one Cabinet-level federal Department that is so wasteful — so corrupt (&/or incompetent) — that its financial records can’t even be audited, meaning that no auditors can be found who will certify … Continue reading

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The Rothschild and Saud Families Fund Both John McCain and Hillary Clinton

Eric Zuesse On 21 October 2016, I headlined “An Email From Lynn Forester de Rothschild to Hillary Clinton, Against Elizabeth Warren” and reported extensive back-door funding of Hillary Clinton by the Rothschild family.  On 15 December 2016, I headlined “U.S. Gov’t. Is Secretly … Continue reading

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Fired FBI Whistleblower: Israel Blackmails Congress-members to Spy for Israel. FBI Was Prohibited From Investigations of Turkey, UK, and Belgium.

Eric Zuesse Sibel Edmonds — the FBI intelligence analyst who was fired and placed under a lifelong gag-order for having found criminal wrongdoing during an investigation of a member of Congress, and who had found what she says was clear … Continue reading

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Trump’s Federal Budget Is VERY Libertarian

Eric Zuesse Ideology shapes priorities, and largely determines what will be increased, and what will be decreased, in a government’s annual budget. U.S. President Donald Trump’s first proposed federal budget, released on March 15th, makes his ideology crystal clear. Maybe … Continue reading

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Assange: Hillary now ‘quietly pushing for a Pence takeover’

Eric Zuesse Here is his tweet: —— https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/841609854540238849?s=09 Julian Assange Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable. 4:20 AM – 14 Mar 2017 —— “This … Continue reading

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Poll: Twice as Many Americans Support Obamacare as Support Trumpcare

Eric Zuesse On March 7th, U.S. President Trump said of the House Republicans’ proposed healthcare legislation: “I am proud to support the replacement plan released by the House of Representatives.” (He meant replacement of Obamacare.) That’s the Paul Ryan plan, the plan … Continue reading

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The Republican Healthcare Bill Is Very Free-Market, Libertarian

Eric Zuesse The Republican House proposed healthcare legislation is a substantially more free-market approach to health care than exists in any industrialized nation. It would greatly reduce regulation of health care in America, and also considerably increase the choices that consumers … Continue reading

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Obama’s Ukrainian Coup Caused 2.5 Million Ukrainian Refugees into Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On March 7th, Russia’s top parliamentarian dealing with the Ukrainian refugee influx into Russia — dealing, that is, with the people who have fled Ukraine as a result of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2014 … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders on American Democracy

Eric Zuesse On March 10th, Bernie Sanders was interviewed by Britain’s Guardian, headlining “Sanders on Trump and the challenge for the left”, and he said (and this is just a small sampling): — The bad news, the very bad news is … Continue reading

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The Historic Magnitude of Trump’s Failure

Eric Zuesse In order to understand the enormous magnitude of Trump’s failure (not merely of performance, but of his actual intentions), consider a poll by a top pollster, published on 18 November 2016, ten days after the U.S. Presidential election, … Continue reading

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Trump’s Presidency Failed in Record Time

Eric Zuesse Trumpcare — his promised replacement for Obamacare — is so blatantly atrocious that an excellent NBC News article on it is headlined, and documents that — “Experts: The GOP Health Care Plan Just Won’t Work”. This was even before the … Continue reading

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How ‘News’Media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I happened to be reading at Huffington Post on March 6th their truthful top-of-homepage news-report: “Trump Forced To Water Down Executive Order On Immigration: The new order leaves out many of the most forceful … Continue reading

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The palace coup is on, to replace Trump by Pence.

Eric Zuesse Barack Obama is stepping forward to assist the newsmedia in replacing the political neophyte Donald Trump by his long-established neoconservative Vice President, Mike Pence, who would become the President if Trump is either impeached or otherwise removed from … Continue reading

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How Obama Overrode Kerry’s Agreements with Russia

Eric Zuesse, originally posted on 29 Dec. 2016 at strategic-culture.org On more than one occasion, U.S. President Barack Obama overrode agreements that his Secretary of State John Kerry had reached with Russia. Unlike Obama’s consistent support of his prior Secretary … Continue reading

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Iranians’ Opinions of ISIS, of U.S., & of U.S. People

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Iranians hold in extremely low regard: the U.S. government, ISIS, Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and international terrorism, but their opinions of the American people are remarkably higher than their opinions of the American … Continue reading

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Clinton Crushed Trump Among Big Donors: The Final Numbers

Eric Zuesse Though the final final campaign-donation numbers are still not yet fully tabulated by anyone, we’re close enough now (99+% of the way toward 100% accuracy), so that reliably close approximations can at last be presented:    In the … Continue reading

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Aristocracy Deceives Public about the Deep State

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The “deep state” is the aristocracy and its agents. Wikispooks defines it as follows: The deep state (loosely synonymous with the shadow government or permanent government) is in contrast to the public structures which appear to be directing individual nation states. The deep state … Continue reading

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Issues at Stake in Syria’s Peace Talks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Syria’s peace-talks are about settling a horrific six-year-long war, but this is more of an international war that’s being waged on the battlefields of Syria, than it is a civil war within Syria itself. … Continue reading

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Trump Boosts Most Wasteful Department, Reduces All Others

Eric Zuesse On February 27th, Reuters headlined “Trump seeks ‘historic’ increase of 9 percent in U.S. military’s budget” and reported that “Trump will ask Congress to boost Pentagon spending in the next fiscal year by $54 billion in his first budget proposal … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Deepest Fraud?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org U.S. President Donald Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of corruption, and to restore the American people’s control over their government, but what he has been doing since he started his … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 3

Part Three of Three Parts (Part Two is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org AFTER RUSSIA TOOK OVER THE NEGOTIATIONS The conclusion of the first round of post-U.S.-involvement Syrian peace talks took place in Astana Kazakhstan and ended on … Continue reading

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Gallup: Americans’ Hostility to Russia Soared After Obama’s 2012 Re-Election

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Gallup organization samples Americans’ approval-disapproval of Russia in February of each year, and the approval-figure for this year is only slightly more than half as high as it had been back in 2012 … Continue reading

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The Foreclosure Crisis that Caused the 2008 Crash Is Now Ending

Eric Zuesse The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank study, “The End Is in Sight for the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis” states: The Foreclosure Crisis at a National Level Mortgage Bankers Association data show that the U.S. foreclosure crisis started in the fourth quarter … Continue reading

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Instead of ‘Draining the Swamp’, Trump is Feeding the Alligators

Eric Zuesse, follow-up of version originally published at The Saker Zerohedge’s “Tyler Durden” headlined on February 21st, “Bannon Breaks With Pence, Delivers Warning To Europe” and noted that before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Defense James … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 2

Part Two of Three Parts (Part One is here.) Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The Sauds pay undisclosed sums, amounting perhaps to billions of dollars annually, to support the U.S. CIA, and especially to finance U.S. training and weapons … Continue reading

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Russia Now Runs the Peace Process to End Syria’s War: Part 1

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Part One of Three Parts The Syrian peace talks are scheduled to resume in Geneva on February 23rd. Here’s a status-report on what has been achieved in these talks so far: (PRELIMINARY NOTE: Many … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on Russia

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump made unequivocally clear, on February 14th, that the new Cold War between the U.S. and Russia will continue until Russia complies with two conditions that would not only be humiliating to Russia (and to … Continue reading

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Things Will Get Worse Until U.S. Stops Lying About Crimea

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org SUMMARY Unless the U.S. government’s lies about Crimea — the ‘Russia seized Crimea’ narratives — become acknowledged to be lies, war between the U.S. and Russia can only continue to become increasingly likely, because … Continue reading

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U.S. Should Ship Statue of Liberty Back to France

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Today’s America is a mockery of it. Lady Liberty weeps now. So, let’s ship her back from whence she came, and maybe Europeans will like the symbolism of it. After all: we got it from … Continue reading

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The U.S. Politician Who Could Become Second Abraham Lincoln

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several reasons why the progressive Tulsi Gabbard stands an extraordinarily good likelihood of repeating the extraordinary achievement of the progressive Abraham Lincoln. The electoral defeat of a liberal Hillary Clinton in 2016, … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents

Eric Zuesse, supplemented from original post at strategic-culture.org The chief source of funds to Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups is Saudi Arabia’s royal family. Documentation comes from testimony of the captured top Al Qaeda financial operative to a U.S. … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit-Hole to Trump’s Victory

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org There are several key reasons why Donald Trump won, such as that he achieved a 1,405,004 nationwide popular-vote victory in all states except California, where he lost by an enormous 4,260,978-vote margin to Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Syrian Peace Conference Closes by Scheduling Next Step, Feb. 8, in Geneva

Eric Zuesse The Syrian peace talks in Astana Khazakhstan, closed on Tuesday, January 24th, with a resounding repudiation of both ISIS and Al Nusra (Al Qaeda in Syria), in a statement by all four signatory nations — Syria, Russia, Iran, … Continue reading

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The Ongoing War Against Trump

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Regardless of whether U.S. President Donald Trump will be as bad as Democrats claim,  most of the opposition to him, since his election, has been led by agents of the U.S. aristocracy, whose real … Continue reading

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Why Readers Shouldn’t Trust Staff Reporters

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at unz.com Journalism — especially about important matters — is not a profession. It’s a calling.  Or else, if it’s not a calling, then it is public relations; it is propaganda, “PR” — done for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Senators Are Even More Neoconservative than Are Trump’s Appointees

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The confirmation hearings for the members of incoming President Donald Trump’s national-security team showed that neoconservatism dominates the U.S. government today: neoconservatism didn’t end after George W. Bush’s alleged certainty that “Saddam’s WMD” existed … Continue reading

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U.S.-ISIS Alliance on Verge of Conquering Major Syrian City

Eric Zuesse The important city of Der Zor in Syria is surrounded now by U.S.-backed ISIS jihadists who are on the verge of retaking that city from government forces, after the U.S. had paved the way, on 16 September 2016, … Continue reading

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The Thorniest Policy-Question that President Trump Will Face

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org A decision must be made at the start of Donald Trump’s Presidency on one issue, which will shape both his foreign and domestic policies, and so his entire Presidency. Mark Strauss, the Editor of the Bulletin … Continue reading

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Traitors in Britain’s Leadership

Eric Zuesse When a UK Prime Minister, such as the Conservative David Cameron, does the work of a foreign power, working for that foreign power and against UK’s democratic ideals, and also against the interests and values (such as equal-rights, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Presidency

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org I’m a former lifelong Democrat, stating here a clear and incontestable fact: Barack Obama is a failed President. It’s true not just because of the sad realities such as that “Top Ex-White House Economist … Continue reading

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Trump Team Targets Iran

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Saudi Arabia dominates above all other nations as a supplier of suicide bombers, and its royal family dominates as the world’s top financial backer of Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups, but incoming President … Continue reading

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U.S. Aristocracy Panics that Maybe Trump Is Serious

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org On January 2nd, the U.S. Republican Party’s Wall Street Journal headlined “Tensions Within GOP Rise Over How to Handle Russia”, and reported that the policy toward Russia by the incoming Republican President Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Saudis Dominate Among Suicide-Bombers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Numerous studies show that one nation dominates above all others as a steady source of jihadists: Saudi Arabia. On 15 July 2007. the Los Angeles Times headlined from Baghdad “Saudis’ Role in Iraq Insurgency Outlined: … Continue reading

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A Likely Way that Trump Would Be Forced Out of Office

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org The overwhelming opposition to Donald Trump’s taking office on January 20th as the U.S. President — opposition on the part of the entire U.S. Establishment (America’s aristocrats and their agents in the government and … Continue reading

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