Articles by Finian Cunningham

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Washington’s Huawei Hypocrisy… US Government Is Instrument of American Corporations
Finian Cunningham – RT, 3 Jun 2019

31 May 2019 – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Chinese Huawei as an agent for Beijing. The US government, conversely, is the consummate instrument of American corporations. Its congenital service to corporate profit-making is the real national security risk to American citizens and a global security threat for all people of the world due to the wars that Washington unswervingly pursues on behalf of US corporate interests.

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Washington Using Legal Cover to Conceal Economic Banditry
Finian Cunningham - RT, 17 Dec 2018

12 Dec 2018 – The blatant arrest of a Chinese telecoms executive in Canada on behalf of the US is shrouded in obscure legalistic claims. But the bottom line is clear; the US is abusing the legal process to pursue lawless economic interests. Increasingly in the eyes of the world, it is a renegade state which absurdly justifies its criminality with lofty claims of rule of law.

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Criminal War, Poverty at the Heart of European & US Migration Turmoil
Finian Cunningham - RT, 19 Nov 2018

12 Nov 2018 – Europe has certainly adopted more fortress-like controls against would-be refugees. A concomitant rise in anti-immigrant political parties has in turn fueled popular resentment towards EU institutions. But the debate requires much more than “moral appeals.”

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Iranian-Saudi Detente Could Transform the Region but US Power Is There to Prevent It
Finian Cunningham – RT, 15 Oct 2018

10 Oct 2018 – The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has for decades roiled the Middle East with sectarian conflict, instability and war. Thinking about how the region would look if these two powerhouses normalized relations is intriguing. But, sadly, such an outcome is unrealistic. American power and Saudi rulers are a symbiotic scourge on the region, which, shamefully, will never permit restoration of relations with Iran. Peaceful relations may only come when American and Saudi power are democratized.

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Korea’s Historic Peace Move Puts Onus on Washington to End Conflict
Finian Cunningham – RT, 24 Sep 2018

21 Sep 2018 – It can’t get more symbolic than that. The leaders of the two Koreas this week clasped hands atop the highest mountain on the peninsula, vowing to unite in peace. The ball is now in Washington’s court to help deliver that peace.

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Trump Beats Up NATO Members in American Protection Racket
Finian Cunningham - RT, 16 Jul 2018

13 Jul 2018 – The capo-in-chief flew into Brussels beating up on other NATO members with a combination of blackmail and extortion. Trump wants the others to cough up more dough for the “protection” provided to them by the US. The American leader is the linchpin of a racket that ultimately screws the ordinary citizens of Europe and the US.

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Putin Foresaw Death of US Global Power
Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jan 2018

Like a good wine, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s famous speech delivered in Munich 10 years ago regarding global security has been rewarded with time. A decade on, the many facets contained in that address have only become all the more enhanced and tangible.

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JFK Files: Cover-Up Continues of President’s Assassination
Finian Cunningham | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2017

28 Oct 2017 – The murder of President John F Kennedy 54 years ago has been described as the “crime of the century”. If US and Western news media cannot discuss this seminal event openly and honestly, let alone investigate it, then what does that say about their credibility? Among the many crucial witnesses recorded over the years, here below are a select few. Their testimonies show that the murder of Kennedy was a much darker “crime of the century” than the mainstream media would ever explore.

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America’s Scramble for Africa
Finian Cunningham – Sputnik News, 23 Oct 2017

19 Oct 2017 – The ugly row over whether President Trump disrespected the young widow of a fallen American soldier has overshadowed a bigger issue. That is, the increasing number of US military operations across the African continent.

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Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 6 Jul 2015

The US military-industrial complex and its German, French and British counterparts stand to rake in billions of dollars over the coming years from the junior NATO members who are suitably scared witless from the “Russian spectre”. But if the history of militarism in Greece is anything to go by, a Greek-style debt crisis is in store for the Baltic states, Poland and the Scandinavians. US-led NATO protection? More like US-led NATO protection racket.

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Yemen Beware as It Threatens US-Backed Order
Finian Cunningham - Strategic Culture Foundation, 30 Mar 2015

The old order has been backed by the United States and its allies among the Persian Gulf Arab dictatorships as a bulwark against a popular uprising that could lead to democratisation in the poorest Middle Eastern country. If such an outcome were to succeed, the repercussions for the autocratic Gulf monarchies would be deeply destabilising.

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Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 23 Mar 2015

If Merkel cannot see the truth by now, and how the Kiev regime is an incendiary time-bomb for EU-Russia relations, there is no hope for a realistic political position on Ukraine. How can she not see that the Ukrainian time-bomb has been planted by Washington, aimed precisely at destroying European-Russian relations?

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NATO Finds Arab Backdoor to Arm Kiev
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 2 Mar 2015

The tiny UAE with its $13 billion military budget is a NATO arsenal par excellence. The weapons sales deal is just a backdoor for NATO to embark on further warmongering in Ukraine and toward Russia.

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Capitalism Killing the Earth and Its People
Finian Cunningham – Press TV, 2 Feb 2015

31 Jan 2015 – The above classic rock song could be the foreboding soundtrack for what is rumbling in America’s Midwest today. Earthquakes have now become a daily occurrence in Oklahoma and other Midwest states. In the past, a baseline incidence of quakes was two or so a year. Now, the region is experiencing over 500 a year.

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Gas Theft and Auschwitz Snub… Russia’s Every Right to End the Insults
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 19 Jan 2015

In January 1945, it was the Russian Red Army that liberated thousands of Poles, Jews and other European nationals from Auschwitz. Russia saved Europe’s neck from fascism and continues to save Europe’s neck from freezing every winter with its natural gas supplies. And yet for all this, Russia has to endure insults and provocations from a thankless European elite.

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US and Europe Conceal Their Bankruptcy with Hostility to Russia
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 24 Nov 2014

18 Nov 2014 – US President Obama was joined by European leaders last weekend in trying to turn the G20 summit in Australia into a forum for baiting Russia, rather than dealing with the more onerous problem of a failing world economy.

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France Fuels Sectarian Killing in the Central African Republic
Finian Cunningham - PressTV, 16 Dec 2013

Hollande is distorting the facts. The carnage in the CAR erupted after heavily armed French soldiers began patrolling the streets. French troops are not preventing mayhem; they are inflaming it.

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UN, EU Subsidize French Crimes in Africa
Finian Cunningham – PressTV, 9 Dec 2013

French neo-colonialism in Africa is now official fact after the deployment this weekend of hundreds of its troops in the poverty-stricken Central Africa Republic. The manipulation of events and public opinion to justify this French intervention has all the garish choreography of a can-can dance troupe.

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Bahrain Regime Waging War on Own People
Finian Cunningham – Press TV, 28 Oct 2013

The US-backed Bahraini regime is mounting an undeclared, merciless war on the majority Shia population of the tiny Persian Gulf island. Yet, this systematic crime against humanity is proceeding with impunity and barely a murmur of international protest. The regime may be the ones holding the gun, but it is the tacit support of Washington and London that allows these despots to pull the trigger on civilians.

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Bankrupt at Home and Abroad, Syria Shows Washington is a Spent Geopolitical Player
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 21 Oct 2013

Having largely created a quagmire of terrorism and lawlessness in Syria through covert insurgency operations over the past two and half years, the US government looks like a hapless Doctor Frankenstein who has lost control of the beast, or should we say beasts…

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People of the World are Fighting Back
Finian Cunningham – Information Clearing House, 2 Sep 2013

What the deluded Americans do not seem to realize is that they are on their own. The only entities willing to support their aggression on Syria are Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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Israel-Palestinian Talks: Washington Acts Like Matchmaker… Between Rapist and Victim
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 12 Aug 2013

Washington is part of the problem. John Kerry, like so many of his predecessors, may pose as an even-handed matchmaker between two quarrelling sides. But the simple fact is that the US is not a neutral arbiter. It is the patron, sponsor, architect, advocate and accomplice of one side – Israel.

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US Makes Syria an ‘Offer It Can’t Refuse’ – Again
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 3 Jun 2013

In Mafia terms, it’s called «making an offer that can’t be refused». The «offer» is not one of free choice between options that may benefit the object party. This is the scenario that Washington and its NATO allies are contriving for the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad…

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Syria’s Civilian Suffering – Western Imperialism Resorts to Medieval Barbarity
Finian Cunningham – Strategic Culture Foundation, 22 Apr 2013

Western imperialism has created a human tsunami of suffering in Syria. And rather than making any effort to mitigate this suffering by delivering on much promised refugee aid, the Western powers seem to exploiting the massive misery for political advantage to further undermine the Syrian state and government. This tactic of enforced human deprivation is straight out of the Middle Ages, when invading armies would hold siege of cities by enforcing starvation on the occupants.

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Guantanamo Exposes Reality of US Fascism
Finian Cunningham – PressTV, 1 Apr 2013

They are essentially dead men who just happen to breathe. That is the grim assessment of the legal representative for the inmates in the American concentration camp, otherwise known as Guantanamo Bay. More than 11 years after this penal colony was opened on the American-occupied territory of Cuba, there remains some 166 prisoners who live in a nightmarish world of indefinite detention.

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Britain’s Barbaric ‘Special Relationship’ With Arab Dictators
Finian Cunningham - PressTV, 3 Sep 2012

The image of British Prime Minister David Cameron greeting Bahrain’s King Hamad on the steps of 10 Downing Street on August 23, 2012 conveys a subtle message of Britain’s presumption of global superiority. It also betrays the real role of Britain’s rulers in the suppression of democracy and human rights around the world.

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Syria’s Deadly Bomb Attack on Assad Cabinet: Is This ‘The Price’ Clinton Warned Of?
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 23 Jul 2012

The deadly bomb attack on the top-level meeting of President Bashar Al-Assad’s senior cabinet ministers leaves little doubt that Western intelligence was involved. While two groups claimed responsibility – the Syrian Free Army and a little-known jihadi organisation calling itself the Lord of the Martyrs Brigade – the weight of evidence points to crucial Western military support in executing the strike.

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“Responsibility to Kill” (R2K): Washington Gives Green Light to Toxic Terror in Bahrain
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 6 Feb 2012

“Responsibility to Protect ” (R2P) or “Responsibility to Kill” (R2K)? Just as Bahrainis are being poisoned in their homes from indiscriminate firing of massive teargas by regime forces, Washington is showing its approval by going ahead with an arms sales deal to the Persian Gulf kingdom.

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From Haiti to Australia: The Horrendous Payback of Global Capitalism
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 24 Jan 2011

Decades of exploitation and neglect of social needs are now magnifying manifold the impacts from natural phenomena that are part and parcel of living in a physical world. Such events are inevitable, but the extent of destruction is not – only it is inevitable because of the perverse profit system that mandates death and destruction in the wake of its seismic injustice.

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Nuclear Fuel Swap Deal: US Sabotages ‘Unique Opportunity’ for Peaceful Resolution with Iran
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 31 May 2010

In his inaugural speech in January 2009, US president Barack Obama promised a new beginning in foreign policy towards Iran, saying “we will extend a hand if you are willing to un-clench your fist”. He didn’t actually mention Iran by name then, but everyone knew he was saying that the Bush administration’s confrontational approach to the Islamic Republic was being replaced by a more reasonable policy based on mutual dialogue.

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DESCENT INTO BARBARISM: THE US AND NATO WAGE WAR ON THE WORLD
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 10 Feb 2010

The argument is won: capitalism as an effective system to organise society and provide for human needs has expired. The evidence is conclusive. Trillions of dollars to kickstart the economy in the US and Europe may have given an ephemeral lease of life to the financial class to spin the casino wheel once again, but […]

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NEVER MIND THE FACTS, LET’S HAVE A WAR…
Finian Cunningham – Global Research, 12 Jan 2010

A missile test-fired by Iran last week was reported on the BBC World Service as being “capable of striking Israel”. The choice of words was not unusual. On previous occasions when Iran has test-fired a long-range rocket, the BBC and other western news media dutifully inform us that the said device is “capable of striking Israel”. […]

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