Articles by Philip Giraldi

We found 11 results.


The White Helmets Ride Again
Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review, 29 Oct 2018

23 Oct 2018 – There are two notable groups that should be universally condemned as terrorists but are not for political reasons. They are the Mujaheddin e Khalq (MEK), Iranian dissidents that are based in Paris and Washington, and the so-called White Helmets who have been active in Syria.

→ read full article

Boycotting Israel Is the Right Thing to Do
Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review, 19 Feb 2018

Israel’s War on Free Speech Continues

→ read full article

America’s National Defense Is Really Offense
Philip Giraldi | Strategic Culture Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Feb 2018

26 Jan 2018 – Today the Pentagon released an unclassified summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy report. Reading the summary is illuminating, to say the least, and somewhat disturbing, as it focuses very little on actual defense of the realm and relates much more to offensive military action that might be employed to further certain debatable national interests. Occasionally, it is actually delusional, as when it refers to consolidating “gains we have made in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.”

→ read full article

Fifty-One Foreign Service Officers Can’t Be Wrong–Or Can They? More Bombs and Less Talk on Syria
Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review, 27 Jun 2016

21 Jun 2016 – It is ironic that fifty-one U.S. State Department employees, perhaps overly-generously dignified in the media with the title of “diplomats,” have come out in favor of removing a foreign head of state by force. Now consider for a moment who might have been involved in writing this memo. The authors are described by the newspapers that obtained copies of the memo as “mid-level.”

→ read full article

America’s Torture Doctors
Philip Giraldi – The American Conservative, 24 Mar 2014

For me one of the most horrifying revelations about the torture carried out by the CIA at its black sites, and the military at its prisons, was that medical doctors not only stood by to monitor the process but were also involved in providing advice to make the torture both mentally and physically more effective.

→ read full article

Old Testament Armed Forces
Philip Giraldi – The American Conservative, 24 Feb 2014

Religious zealotry runs rampant in the U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it. The connection between America’s wars with the more fundamentalist forms of Christianity in the US is striking. Opinion polls suggest that the more religiously conservative one is, the more one will support overseas wars or even war crimes.

→ read full article

Changing the Story in the Middle East
Philip Giraldi, The Passionate Attachment – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Mar 2012

I’m sure that many have noted how successful Israel and its friends are at shifting the narrative. Palestinian statehood was made a non-issue by ignoring it in the media and concentrating instead on the largely fictitious threat being posed by Iran. The purpose of the chaff being thrown around by Israel is to preclude any serious discussion of what is going on in the West Bank, where settlements continue to expand inexorably.

→ read full article

NED Arrives in Egypt
Philip Giraldi – Campaign for Liberty, 7 Mar 2011

Those who are aware of the insidious activities of the National Endowment for Democracy or NED, an ostensibly private foundation that spreads “democracy,” and is largely funded by the government, will not be surprised to learn that it is already active in North Africa. NED, which has a Democratic Party half in its National Democratic Institute, and a Republican Party half in its International Republican Institute, was the driving force behind the series of pastel revolutions that created turmoil in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism.

→ read full article

TWILIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN
Philip Giraldi, 22 Feb 2009

The catastrophic Iraq experience might have proven valuable if it had led to a rejection of the hegemonic policies embraced by a delusional Washington foreign policy establishment. Unfortunately, no end to reliance on war as the essential tool of American statecraft is in sight. Soldiers being removed from Iraq are going to Kabul. The Afghan […]

→ read full article

PUT TORTURE ON TRIAL
Philip Giraldi, 28 Jan 2009

President Barack Obama is to be commended for his planned closure of Guantanamo and covert CIA prisons as well as his instructions that no United States agency will exceed the U.S. military’s guidelines on interrogation, but he does not go far enough. Transparency and accountability are necessary to clear the air over the issue of […]

→ read full article

THE EVIL EMPIRE REVISITED
Philip Giraldi, 16 Sep 2008

Read more

→ read full article