Ban Ki-moon Condemns Russian Airstrikes, UN Investigator Disagrees

February 9, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Feb. 8, 2016) on the comments by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in which he blasted Russia for its campaign in Syria while UN investigator Carla del Ponte praised Russia’s counter-terrorism efforts. Draitser notes that this further illustrates the degree to which the political leadership of the UN is beholden to US interests and US policy, the force that truly dominates the UN. Draitser further provides his analysis of the situation on the ground, and how this conflict will proceed.

The Republican Party at War with Itself

February 8, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Feb. 7, 2016) on the US presidential campaign, the Republican debate in New Hampshire, and the internal conflicts in the party. Draitser explains that the central struggle is between Trump and Cruz fighting over the more radical reactionary base, while the center of the party moves to consolidate behind Rubio or another “moderate” candidate. Draitser also notes the obliviousness of the entire Republican field to the connections between many of the problems they discuss and the endless wars the US wages all over the world.

Talking Syria on “Comment” with George Galloway (Feb. 4, 2016)

February 8, 2016 at 11:43 AM

Eric Draitser of chats with George Galloway (Feb. 4, 2016) about Syria, who’s responsible, and where it’s going. Draitser discusses the role of regional proxies of the US-NATO, as well as the role of the corporate media in keeping people ignorant of the facts. He also notes the rising tide of fascism in Europe, and how the scapegoating of refugees must be confronted.

Russia, the US, and Syria Peace Talks

February 8, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Feb. 4, 2016) on the situation in Syria and the impact that Russia’s involvement has had. Draitser explains that the US and its allies’ demands on Russia emerge from the increasing weakness of the US-NATO position. Draitser also notes some of the strategic issues at play in the ongoing conflict.

US-UK Hypocrisy on Syria as Peace Talks Begin

February 3, 2016 at 10:04 AM

Eric Draitser of provides his commentary (Feb. 2, 2016) on remarks by Britain’s Foreign Secretary that Russian President Putin is ‘fanning flames of war in Syria.’ Draitser points out that even the Western media has documented the role of the UK, along with the US and other NATO and Gulf allies (plus Israel) in fomenting the war in Syria by providing arms, training, and financing to the rebels and foreign terrorists waging war against the Syrian Government. Draitser also notes other critical developments on the ground that will impact any negotiation process.