Philip Giraldi

Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

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July 18, 2019
Pandering to Christian Zionism: Trump Outreach on Display in Washington

Christian Zionist involvement in American politics on behalf of the Washington’s relationship with Israel does not serve any conceivable US national interests unless one assumes that Israel and the United States are essentially the same polity, which is unsustainable.

July 11, 2019
The Death of Privacy: Government Fearmongers to Read Your Mail

Congress is considering bills that will make criticism of Israel a crime, establishing a precedent that will end freedom of speech, and the impending prosecution and imprisonment of Julian Assange for espionage will be the death of a truly free press. Americans are no longer guaranteed a trial by jury and can be held indefinitely by military tribunals without charges.

July 4, 2019
Goodbye Dollar, It Was Nice Knowing You!

If the dollar ceases to be the world’s trade and reserve currency, what of it? It would mean that the Treasury might have to cease printing surplus dollars and the US ability to establish global hegemony on a credit card might well be impeded.

June 27, 2019
Monsters Walk the Earth. Why These Three Countries Are the Real Troika of Evil

Americans, Saudis and Israelis have become monsters in the eyes of the rest of the world even if in their own minds they are endowed with special privilege due to their being “Exceptional,” “Chosen by God” or “Guardians of Mecca and Medina.”

June 20, 2019
June Madness Strikes Washington. Iranians, Russians and Britons Beware!

It has been a lively June so far in light of Washington’s apparent zeal to remake the world in its own image. There is considerable buzz among those networking in ex- or current government circles that the White House is preparing to “do something” about Iran.

June 13, 2019
Pence Goes to War: America Will Be Fighting Forever

Pence believes that a war or wars must take place and one must have to wonder what scenarios are envisioned by Pence, and also presumably by his boss and colleagues, regarding precisely how war against other nuclear powers will play out.

June 6, 2019
Tulsi Gabbard Pushes No War Agenda – and the Media Is out to Kill Her Chances

Tulsi Gabbard could well be the only genuine antiwar candidate that might truly be electable in the past fifty years, and that is why the war party is out to get her. No doubt stories headlined “Tulsi Gabbard Communist Stooge” are in the works somewhere in the mainstream media.

May 30, 2019
Washington’s Mighty Warriors: Draft Dodgers and Scoundrels

The White House is contriving a phony war supportive of no conceivable national interest that is based on lies and might even include a “false flag” operation that will condemn Iran for something it did not do.

May 23, 2019
The 2020 Sweepstakes Begin. Let’s Keep Israel and the Phony Claims of Anti-Semitism out of It

The inside the beltway consensus candidate is, inevitably, Joe Biden, who is again portraying himself as some kind of working class hero to undercut Donald Trump’s blue collar appeal in the 2020 showdown.

May 16, 2019
Something Wrong with Trump: The Insulting Names Are No Longer Welcome

Trump’s tweeting and insults plus his frequently unhinged assertions quite plausibly make him unworthy of the office he holds, regardless of whether it all amounts to an impeachable offense or not.