The Geopolitics of Syria

September 2, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on Press TV on Sunday September 1st, 2013.  Draitser discusses the larger geopolitical context of the war in Syria.  He explains the motivations for the United States and its regional partners in attacking Syria, both in terms of economic and strategic interests.  Draitser examines how the US drive to maintain hegemony in the Middle East is at the heart of the proxy war in Syria.


The Politics and Strategy of War on Syria

August 31, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on Press TV on Friday August 30, 2013  to discuss the latest on the situation in Syria.  He examines the political divides that exist in the US ruling establishment between military and civilian factions.  Draitser explains how Syria might respond to any military strike, including widening the conflict to other parts of the region.  He also lays out the scenario for a possible escalation before any strikes might take place.


Debunking the “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013”

August 30, 2013 at 7:23 PM

2-aThe document entitled “U.S. Government Assessment of the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013”, released in tandem with public statements made by Secretary of State John Kerry, is merely summary of a manufactured narrative designed to lead the US into yet another criminal and disastrous war in the Middle East.  Having been released prior to even preliminary reports from UN chemical weapons investigators on the ground in Syria, the document is as much a work of fiction as it is fact.

It begins with the conclusion that “The United States Government assesses with high confidence that the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.”  Naturally, one would immediately wonder how such a conclusion was reached when even the expert investigators on the ground have yet to conclude their own study.  If these experts with years of training in the field of chemical weapons, toxicology, and other related disciplines, have yet to make such a determination, it would seem more than convenient that the US has already reached this conclusion.  (Read entire article)


Syria: Proxies, Pipelines, and People

August 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Eric Draitser of appears on AMTV to discuss the current situation in Syria.  He explains some of the motivations of key regional players and their Western backers in terms of economics and geopolitics.  Draitser examines various scenarios that could play out in the coming weeks and months depending on how events unfold on the ground and diplomatically.  Additionally, he explores the discredited US narrative about the use of chemical weapons and the historical precedents for such lies.

King’s dream still just a dream after 50 years

August 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

King's dream - 8-29-2013

As America marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, it’s fitting to ask the most important question: has the ‘dream’ of a just society built upon a foundation of morality and equality actually been fulfilled?

Or is it merely a collective delusion that all must accept?

Dr. King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, before the assembled masses on that summer day in 1963 as the United States slowly but surely charted a course for war in Vietnam.  He stirred the emotions of black Americans with his talk of freedom and brotherhood while overt and institutionalized racism in its myriad insidious forms was still the dominant force, not only in the South, but throughout the country. (Read entire article)