Caleb Maupin

Slaughter of Shia Crushes P5+1 Hopes


When leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States sat down to negotiate in Vienna for the P5+1 talks, the world was filled with optimism. The hope was that the animosity and tension between these two powerful countries could be resolved…

Erdogan Praises Hitler: Yet Another Threat Against Russia


Why is Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s passing statement in praise of Adolph Hitler garnering so much concern around the world? It would seem to a western audience that such comments are not worth the press they are…

Defeat ISIS and Their Friends on Wall Street! A Three Point Plan to End Terrorism


In recent weeks there has been a wave of violence against Muslim-Americans. Spurred by the heated rhetoric of conservative politicians, many confused people have begun to think that those…

Washington Quietly Targets ISIS’ Foes


In recent months, especially following the Paris attacks, US officials have been publicizing their efforts to fight ISIS. As cable news highlights ISIS atrocities, and a variety of new anti-terrorism measures are put forward, another war is being waged…

Will South America Explode?


For the first time in 16 years, the direct aftermath of Venezuela’s elections was peaceful. Until then, the day following each election when Hugo Chavez, Nicolas Maduro, or their political allies were victorious was full of street violence. Most recently…

ISIS-Linked Autocrats to Host British Navy


US and British leaders love to invoke the concept of human rights when promoting their latest neoliberal crusade. UN Ambassador Samantha Power’s career has consisted almost entirely of this strategy…

Is Ashton Carter Insane?


US Secretary of Defense says Russia and China “Potentially More Damaging” than ISIS. “Terror elements like ISIL, of course, stand entirely opposed to our values. But other challenges are more complicated, and given their size and capabilities, potentially more…

Yemen: Why is US Media Ignoring a Massive War?


Around the clock, every single day, Saudi cruise missiles and bombs are being lobbed at Yemen. Schools, hospitals, mosques, and homes are being destroyed. At the same time that this massive bombing continues, soldiers from the United Arab Emirates and…

Why Prolong This Ugly War? US Airdrops Weapons to Terrorists in Syria


CNN reports: “U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama Administration’s urgent effort…

The Oil Showdown is Approaching!


The price of oil remains below $50 per barrel, the lowest since the 2009 financial crisis. Oil prices have stayed low throughout 2014 and 2015.The reason for the drop in oil prices is the massive increase in oil production. Iraqi oil fields are refining more oil than at any time since…

“Putinism” in American History: Lincoln, Roosevelt, and the Fight Against ISIS


Many articles in the US press have speculated at length in an attempt to define a new ideology called “Putinism.” The pieces serve as an attempt to fit Putin into an outdated Cold War narrative, as if some new ideology in…

The Revolution Against ISIS and its Lessons for the World


The word “terrorism” has an interesting history. In modern times it is a pejorative term, but it was originally a term used by a certain current among Russian radical intelligentsia to describe themselves. The “terrorists” were a political current that…

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