Award-Winning journalist and author of Empire Burlesque – High Crimes and Low Comedy in the Bush Imperium, Chris Floyd blogs about the American political scene.
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(UPDATED BELOW) (UPDATED AGAIN) For the past few days, I’ve had the curious experience of being — peripherally, indirectly — a political football. The original piece I wrote on the Paris bombing got picked up by StopTheWar UK, an organization associated with Jeremy Corbyn, and was then used by Labour Blairites and Tory twits to bash [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 17 November 2015 | 2:03 am
People see the carnage in Paris, and cry, “When will this end?” The hard answer is that it is not going to end, not any time soon. We are living through the horrific consequences of decisions and actions taken long ago, as well as those of being taken right now. The currents and movements set in motion by these actions cannot be quelled in an [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 14 November 2015 | 11:45 pm
We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gadafy by violence. We are trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all — but far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What has been the result of these interventions? A hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent year after year [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 14 November 2015 | 12:07 am
Arthur Silber, laid low by illness and unable to write throughout much of this year, is in a dire situation. If you can, please head over to his site and offer your financial support for his past work — and for the work to come. Read more … [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 31 October 2015 | 8:30 pm
This is my latest column for CounterPunch Magazine, written earlier this month: When I heard of the deadly U.S. strike on the Médecins Sans Frontières facility in Kunduz on October 3, I thought of this fragment of ancient history, written by a lowly scribe years ago:
“One of the first moves in this magnificent feat of arms was the destruct [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 29 October 2015 | 12:48 am
While we’re all going back in time to talk about bigwigs who supported and/or collaborated with the Nazis, let’s take a look at this smoking gun that recently appeared in the London Review of Books: documentary proof of the former King of England’s treason with the Nazis, supplying them with top-secret info from high-level war strategy mee [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 22 October 2015 | 9:55 pm
Deep State is a Terror State, Torture State, Tyrant State — and it’s OK with that.
Deep State was formed to bodyguard elites, keeping their dominance ever-refreshed.
Deep State doesn’t care what you advocate, just as long as you toe the unsaid line.
Deep State is cold, lacks true affect; hates only that which hinders it.
Deep Sta [Read More…]
>Posted to Chris Floyd – Empire Burlesque on 15 October 2015 | 10:39 pm