Author Archives: Eric Zuesse.

Black Is White, White Is Black, in the Washington Post

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Washington Post presents a shockingly imaginary Syria, in which the U.S. Government has been the friend of the Syrian people by trying to eliminate in Syria simultaneously the jihadists and the Syrian Government … Continue reading

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Let’s Have a Public Debate Now, For and Against Replacing Trump by Pence

Eric Zuesse Here is an argument for replacing Trump by Pence. Here is an argument against replacing Trump by Pence. The public needs now to become engaged in this debate, because otherwise the only people who will be participating at … Continue reading


Should Mike Pence Become the President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that “In a choice between the president of the United States and his second-in-command, more voters … Continue reading


Russian TV Says U.S. Breaks Peace Treaty

Eric Zuesse Headlining “‘More US troops at our borders’ – Russian Defense Ministry”, Russian Television (whose U.S. broadcasts the U.S. Government is considering to ban) reported, on Friday, October 13th, that “On Thursday, the U.S. announced the presence of a … Continue reading


NYT: $100,000 Russian Facebook Political Ads Prove Censorship Need

Eric Zuesse A front-page news-story in the New York Times on Friday, October 13th, says that Silicon Valley has been so very discredited by around $100,000 of Facebook ads that were allegedly placed by entities in Russia, so that companies … Continue reading


Studies Show Republicans Don’t Understand What Produces Wealth in America

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at A Pew poll published on May 2nd was headlined “Why people are rich and poor: Republicans and Democrats have very different views”, and it reported that, “Most Republicans link a person’s financial standing to … Continue reading


NATO “Concerned by Russia’s Military Buildup Close to Our Borders”

Eric Zuesse The Secretary-General of NATO said this on October 9th, speaking in NATO member Romania, right across the Black Sea from Russia’s region of Crimea (which had always been part of Russia except for the brief period 1954-2014, when … Continue reading


U.S. Public Don’t Care if ‘News’media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at To say that the U.S. public don’t care if ‘news’media lie, is shocking, but I shall here present evidence that it actually is true — not in some mere theory, but in empirical fact. … Continue reading


Wall Street Bailout: Latest Updated Report

Eric Zuesse The latest of the U.S. Government’s updates on the status of the Wall Street bailout is 151 pages long, and highlights from it will be excerpted here below. Technically known as the quarterly report to Congress from the … Continue reading


The Meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

Eric Zuesse The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was written into the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in 1787 as the replacement-Constitution for this country, replacing the prior Articles of Confederation, which had bound the United States together … Continue reading


Las Vegas Massacre Proves 2nd Amendment Must Be Abolished

Eric Zuesse The Las Vegas gunman wasn’t operating merely as a gunman but as a sniper, and yet the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment makes no distinctions whatsoever regarding handguns versus snipers’ weapons — automatic (or semi-automatic) rifles which spew bullets … Continue reading


Gallup: Trump Has Record-Low Approval Ratings

What are the implications, nationally and internationally? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest job-approval rating in Gallup’s latest poll (which was taken during “Sep 18-24, 2017”), is 38%. Gallup also posts there the relevant comparisons … Continue reading


Trump’s Support for ISIS Angers Readers

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at A September 26th news-report at the most reliable news-site that specializes on the war in Syria, Almasdar News, headlined “Breaking video: ISIS fighter admits that ISIS is forbidden to attack Kurdish forces in Deir … Continue reading

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How the BBC Spreads Lies: How to read propaganda

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Propaganda frequently masquerades as ‘news’. A ‘news’ narrative’s relevant background needs to be understood, in order for the reader or hearer to be able to understand anything of the truth, from the propaganda, … Continue reading


Economic Sanctions Against Russia Flop

The first comprehensive study of anti-Russia sanctions shows they hit EU much more than Russia. Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker Did U.S. President Barack Obama create the anti-Russia sanctions in order to weaken the EU in its competition … Continue reading


How America’s Corrupt Government Wastes Its Taxpayers’ Money

Eric Zuesse First, just look at these billions of dollars of U.S.-taxpayer-purchased weapons being exploded — simply wasted — in Ukraine, instead of killing people there, as America’s aristocracy had intended when it got its President and Congress to donate, … Continue reading


“Bernie is the most honest person in the Senate” Says Senator Lindsey Graham

Eric Zuesse In the CNN Town Hall debate between Senators Bernie Sanders and Lindsey Graham (plus Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Bill Cassidy) that was telecast on Monday evening September 25th (see the transcript of it here), the Republican Senators Graham … Continue reading


People ignore facts that contradict their false beliefs.

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The more people there are who ignore facts that contradict their beliefs, the likelier a dictatorship will emerge within a given country. Here is how aristocracies, throughout the Ages, have controlled the masses, by … Continue reading


Signs Indicate Trump Continuing Obama’s Support for Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to a report issued on September 22nd by the most accurate reporter on the current status of forces in the war against Syria — the anonymous military and geostrategic blogger who owns, and posts exclusively at, the … Continue reading


U.S. Near Bottom in Public Trust of Newsmedia

Eric Zuesse According to the most extensive study ever done of the public’s usages of, and trust in, the newsmedia in their country — a study that (in late January early February) scientifically sampled thousands of people in each one … Continue reading


Gallup: 71% of Americans are “Dissatisfied with the way the nation is being governed”

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at A Gallup poll headlined on September 17th, “Seven in 10 Dissatisfied With Way U.S. Is Being Governed”, and reported that 71% said they were “Dissatisfied” and that 28% said they were “Satisfied,” with the … Continue reading


Is it really true that America’s richest 1% are ‘overwhelmingly Jewish’?

Eric Zuesse, originally published at The Saker (where the author’s responses to reader-comments challenging this report, can also be seen) On September 8th, an article I wrote for Strategic Culture Foundation, “What America’s Aristocracy Want,” was republished at the Donbass … Continue reading


Liberals Don’t Respect a Nation’s Sovereignty

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at When the United States and some of its allies in 2003 invaded and destroyed Iraq on false pretenses — and without Iraq having ever invaded (much less destroyed) any of the invading countries — … Continue reading


Bill in Congress to Fund CIA and NSA Outlaws Wikileaks

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The bill in Congress to fund U.S. intelligence services includes a provision, Sec. 623, which states: SEC. 623. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON WIKILEAKS. It is the sense of Congress that WikiLeaks and the senior … Continue reading


I ask NPR’s Rachel Martin why she wants to be removed from my list:

  Begin forwarded message: From: Eric Zuesse Subject: Re: submission Date: September 11, 2017 at 8:21:21 AM GMT-4 To: Rachel Martin [NPR] Of course I’ll do that, but would you please tell me what aspect of this news-report and commentary, … Continue reading


Trump’s Continuing Refusal to Prosecute the 9/11 Funders

Eric Zuesse By now, it has been well documented that, as I documented on January 29th, “Al Qaeda Funded by Royal Sauds, U.S. Gov’t. Documents”. And, yet, despite the massive documentation which the U.S. Government itself possesses regarding this (and … Continue reading


What America’s Aristocracy Want

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The American aristocracy want inequality of rights, with two basic polar-opposite classes: the ‘elite’, with themselves at the top of everything, and everybody else below them, as subjects to be ruled by them, in … Continue reading


U.S. Congress and Media Push for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, September 6th, Reuters bannered “Facebook says likely Russian-based operation funded U.S. ads with political message”, and reported: Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it had found that an operation likely based in Russia spent $100,000 on thousands … Continue reading

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Typical Deception by the New York Times

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Here’s a common example of authentically fake-news journalism, the type that’s pervasive in the U.S. — not something like “Saddam’s WMD,” which changed history, but the ordinary everyday type of lies by the American … Continue reading


Gallup: Only Republicans’ Trust in Newsmedia Plunged After 2003

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at On August 25th, Gallup headlined “Republicans’, Democrats’ Views of Media Accuracy Diverge”, and reported that ever since America’s newsmedia in 2003 tried to postpone and suppress the findings that there had been no WMD … Continue reading


Russian TV Reports U.S. Secretly Backing ISIS in Syria

Eric Zuesse Russian television headlined on September 1st, “Syrian rebel defector says his US-trained unit sold arms to ISIS”, and reported statements by a defector from — a man who had quit — the U.S.-backed Maghawir al-Thawra group, the remnants … Continue reading


Should Mike Pence Become the President?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at On August 26th, Morning Consult headlined “More Voters Want Pence as President Than Trump, Poll Shows” and reported that “In a choice between the president of the United States and his second-in-command, more voters … Continue reading


Trump Continues Invasions that Can’t Succeed

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Do you remember the Vietnam War, which produced somewhere between 1,450,000 and 3,595,000 deaths? What good did America’s invasion do? If America had won instead of lost, would the invasion have been good? Is … Continue reading


Netanyahu Now Intends to Assassinate Assad; Will U.S. Allow It?

Eric Zuesse On the basis of reports in Jerusalem Post, Wall Street Journal, and other sources, the Zero Hedge news site not only documents and headlines on August 29th, “Israel Threatens To Bomb Assad’s Presidential Palace”, but makes clear that … Continue reading


43 Nations Ranked as Places to Be a Retiree 2017 GLOBAL RETIREMENT INDEX, Appendix B: Full Rankings, p. 66  —- PS: On page 32, this so-called ‘study’ discusses the U.S., and says: “It boasts the highest score for health expenditure per capita of all nations.” This wastefulness is … Continue reading


Understanding Trump’s Foreign Policies

Eric Zuesse According to both the Washington Post and Politico, U.S. President Donald Trump is now in the thrall of the U.S. military-industrial complex, because he was trained at a military high school (the New York Military Academy) during his … Continue reading


The Nations that Accept Nazism Today

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The U.S. Government leads a global operation to make racist fascism ‘respectable’ again. On 21 November 2014, in a vote at the United Nations on a Resolution opposing a resurgence of the racist-fascist ideology … Continue reading


U.S. Reneges on Its Deal w. China about N. Korea

Eric Zuesse On Tuesday afternoon, August 22nd, China’s Embassy in Washington urged the Trump Administration to “correct its mistake” of issuing, earlier on the 22nd, economic sanctions against China, after China had, on August 14th, fulfilled its part of the … Continue reading


Trump’s Fascism versus Obama’s Fascism

Eric Zuesse, as originally posted at The Saker Barack Obama was the only U.S. President who at the United Nations defended nazism — racist fascism — and Holocaust-denial. It received almost no reporting by the press at the time (or … Continue reading


The Saudi-Israeli Alliance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Two of the U.S. government’s supposed allies are supposedly not allies of each other but enemies of each other, but, away from the glare of the ‘news’media, they actually work together with each other … Continue reading


Vassal Aristocracies Increasingly Resist Control by U.S. Aristocracy

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The Saker The tumultuous events that dominate international news today cannot be accurately understood outside of their underlying context, which connects them together, into a broader narrative — the actual history of our time. History … Continue reading


Netanyahu’s Pro-Nazi Lie: ‘Hitler wanted to expel the Jews.’

Eric Zuesse “Netanyahu: Hitler didn’t want to exterminate Jews” RT published Oct 21, 2015 Netanyahu (0:25-): “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [28 November 1941]; he wanted to expel the Jews.” This statement by Israel’s … Continue reading


U.S. Government & Press Lie Constantly, with Total Impunity

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at The U.S. press don’t report this fact, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The following will document its truth, by recent prominent examples, and will explain how and why this rampant lying by … Continue reading


‘Russiagate’ — The Most Trustworthy Current Information

Eric Zuesse This summary is up-to-date as of August 6th, but it will start with a leak from a phone-conversation on August 1st, in which Seymour Hersh reveals “what I know” about the Russiagate matter, the matter that dominates today’s … Continue reading


Polls: U.S. Is ‘the Greatest Threat to Peace in the World Today’

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at It has happened again: yet another international poll finds that the U.S. is viewed by peoples around the world to be the biggest threat to world peace. But, to start, let’s summarize the first-ever … Continue reading


OECD: Americans Are World’s Fattest People

Eric Zuesse ————— Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.


How Mainstream U.S. ‘News’ Media Pump their Government’s Lies to Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Now that finally the U.S. government has officially terminated its arming and training of the jihadist gangs that are fighting to overthrow and replace Syria’s government, the neoconservative mainstream U.S. ‘news’ media are disagreeing … Continue reading


Seymour Hersh Cracks ‘RussiaGate’ as CIA-Planted Lie — Revenge Against Trump

Eric Zuesse This report has now been updated to August 6th: During the later portion of a phone-call, by the world’s greatest investigative journalist, Seymour Hersh, Hersh has now presented “a narrative [from his investigation] of how that whole fucking … Continue reading


Global Polling: Which Nations Are Happiest? Unhappiest?

Eric Zuesse Results have recently been published from surveys of 68,759 people in 69 countries around the world during 2016 by WIN/Gallup International, which organization had asked each of these scientifically sampled persons: “In general, do you personally feel very … Continue reading


America Declares Economic War Against Europe

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at On Friday night, July 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that he would sign into law the increased economic sanctions (passed by 98-2 in the Senate and 419-3 in the House) against any business … Continue reading