Articles by Scott Ritter

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BOUNTYGATE: Scapegoating Systemic Military Failure in Afghanistan
Scott Ritter | Consortium News - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

5 Jul 2020 – The story of the alleged “bounty scheme” grew up in the context of top U.S. brass blaming Russia for America’s defeat in Afghanistan. Research shows that 99% of Americans never have seen the material in this article. Understandable – it can be highly contagious and carries a high morbidity rate for those with pre-existing biases.

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Step to Nuclear Doomsday: US Puts Low-Yield Nukes on Submarines to Counter Made-up Russian ‘Strategy’
Scott Ritter – RT, 10 Feb 2020

5 Feb 2020 – The US has deployed “low-yield” nuclear missiles on submarines, saying it’s to discourage nuclear conflict with Russia. The move is based on a “Russian strategy” made up in Washington and will only bring mass annihilation closer.

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Russia Isn’t Getting the Recognition It Deserves on Syria
Scott Ritter – Truthdig, 4 Nov 2019

30 Oct 2019 – At a time when the credibility of the United States as either an unbiased actor or reliable ally lies in tatters, Russia has emerged as the one major power whose ability to serve as an honest broker between seemingly intractable opponents is unmatched. Like it or not, in Syria, the Russians saved us from ourselves.

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The Case against America’s Brand of ‘Ethical War’
Scott Ritter – Truthdig, 8 Jan 2018

According to Lakoff, physical structures within the brain, once activated by the use of coded and morally loaded language, determine an audience’s response to stimuli. Kilner’s “five flawed assumptions” are little more than a thinly disguised effort to frame a larger discussion on the morality of America’s wars: “Peace isn’t an option,” “resisting evil is good,” “just wars are fought to protect human rights,” “mixed motives are moral,” and “immoral incidents are distinct from immoral wars” all contain coded language.

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Wag the Dog — How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump and the American Media
Scott Ritter – The Huffington Post, 17 Apr 2017

The other winner in this sorry story is ISIS, which took advantage of the American strike against Al Shayrat to launch a major offensive against Syrian government forces around the city of Palmyra. The breakdown in relations between Russia and the USA means that the kind of coordination that had been taking place in the fight against ISIS is a thing of the past, a fact that can only bode well for the fighters of ISIS. Meanwhile, responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

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KEEPING IRAN HONEST
Scott Ritter, 28 Sep 2009

When Obama announced that "Iran is breaking rules that all nations must follow", he is technically and legally wrong. Iran’s secret nuclear plant will spark a new round of IAEA inspections and lead to a period of even greater transparency.It was very much a moment of high drama. Barack Obama, fresh from his history-making stint […]

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BARACK OBAMA, MEET TEAM B
Scott Ritter, 14 Mar 2009

President Obama received a lesson in international gamesmanship last week, when his secret offer to trade the deployment of a controversial missile defense system in Eastern Europe for Russian assistance in getting Iran to back down from its nuclear program was publicly rebuffed. The lesson? You don’t get something for nothing, especially when the something […]

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WITH IRAN, OBAMA NEEDS MORE CARROT, LESS STICK
Scott Ritter, 15 Nov 2008

As Iran heads toward a presidential election in the coming year, the United States—and the Obama administration—would achieve better and longer-lasting results by seeking solutions geared toward resolving the legitimate issues at play in the region, rather than creating short-term sound bites here at home. A clean break with the neoconservative policies of the Bush […]

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