Japan’s Embrace of Phoney War on Terror

By Maidhc Ó Cathail. Published in Antiwar.com, June 13, 2009.

In Client State: Japan in the American Embrace, Gavan McCormack demonstrates how Japan’s apparent nationalist turn owes much to the need to conceal the country’s increasing subordination to American imperial designs. However, a closer examination of the driving forces behind the US Empire in the 21st century suggests that both countries may be serving a quite different agenda.


Published in: on May 30, 2009 at 9:57 am  Leave a Comment  

Did Bibi Box Obama In?

Pat Buchanan, a genuine American conservative as opposed to the Likudnik neoconservatives, warns Barack Obama in a recent article that Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel is no friend of America and is not to be trusted on Iran. Buchanan reminds readers of Bibi’s role in persuading America to go to war against Saddam Hussein. In September 2002, The War Street Journal gave a platform to the Israeli hawk to push for war against Saddam Hussein. Netanyahu exhorted American readers:

“[I]f action is not taken now, we will all be threatened by a much greater peril … (for) no gas mask and no vaccine can protect against nuclear weapons.”


Published in: on May 24, 2009 at 7:15 am  Leave a Comment  

Is Netanyahu Waging War By Way of Deception?

Jeff Gates, the author of Guilt By Association: How Deceit and Self-Deception Took America to War, warns in his latest article that another 9/11 style terrorist attack may be in the offing. But the perpetrators of such an attack may not be “the usual suspects,” Islamic terrorists. Gates writes:

“Israeli behavior suggests that the pre-staging for a terrorist attack may be underway to advance indirectly what Tel Aviv cannot achieve directly.”

Regarding the recent meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu, the man who coined the phrase “war on terrorism,” and Barack Obama, whom James Petras described as “America’s First Jewish President,” Gates says,

“If President Obama in any way links the two-state solution to concessions on Iran, he is inviting a terrorist attack. If history is any guide, that attack will be accompanied by an orgy of evidence implicating Hezbollah, with Iran the plausible Evil Doer.”


Published in: on May 20, 2009 at 3:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

Confronting Zionism Is The Moral Issue of Our Time

So says Prof. James Petras, the author of three great books on Zionist power in the United States, in this interview by George Kenney at Electric Politics. Here’s Kenney’s introduction:

“In the UK press one frequently finds tough criticism of Israel. See, for example, this recent essay by Mark Steel in the Independent, a thoroughly mainstream UK paper. One cannot imagine a similar essay appearing in the New York Times, or the Washington Post, or the Los Angeles Times, or the Wall Street Journal, or USA Today, or indeed any other major American newspaper. Why not? Perhaps more taboo than mentioning the ‘Israel Lobby,’ is asking what’s behind it, what makes it different than the tobacco lobby, the NRA, or the AARP? To get at this vexing issue I turned to an extraordinarily distinguished leftist academic, Dr. James Petras. Jim is one of the very, very few people that I know of who reasons sensibly about the problem of Zionist influence and who isn’t afraid to speak out.”


Published in: on May 18, 2009 at 6:17 am  Leave a Comment