Only Japan and Germany, countries occupied by the US military after World War 2, host more US airmen than Britain. Nuclear-capable American B-52 bombers were recently deployed in Gloucestershire amid Ukraine tensions.US Air Force deployment in Britain is third largest in world
Meanwhile, U.S. crude [oil] is flowing to Europe at rates never seen before.
Two cargoes of high-sulfur crude from the U.S. strategic reserve are headed to Italy and the Netherlands, according to tanker-tracking data and sources briefed by Bloomberg. The tankers have loaded crude at terminals connected to storage caverns of the SPR in Texas and Louisiana.
According to Matt Smith, oil analyst at commodity data firm Kpler, these would not be the last crude exports out of the U.S. SPR to Europe.
In April, some 1.6 million barrels of U.S. crude from the strategic reserve made its way to Europe, Smith told Bloomberg, adding: “That’s the largest amount of SPR crude that’s been shipped to the continent based on historical monthly data.”
Shireen Abu Akleh was a U.S. citizen. She worked at Al Jazeera for a quarter of a century. She was one of the best-known television journalists in Palestine and the Arab world. Israel initially claimed she may have been shot by a Palestinian gunman, but later said it was unclear who shot her. Palestinian authorities accused Israel of committing the, quote, “crime of execution” and rejected an offer from Israel to carry out a joint probe into her death. On Wednesday, Ala’ Salameh, the head of the Palestinian Media Association, spoke out against the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and other Palestinian journalists.Rashid Khalidi: Israel Systematically Targets Palestinian Journalists to Hide Reality of Occupation
by Ret. Col. Douglas Macgregor | MAY 10, 2022
The war against Russia in Ukraine has evolved, but not in the way Western observers predicted.The Threat Of Polish Involvement In Ukraine
In recent years NATO – essentially the USA and Western Europe – has bared its fascist roots through multiple interventions across four continents.NATO’s fascist history
by Eva K Bartlett
A report is circulating, alleging Russian war crimes in Ukraine. I’ll start by saying I’ve only skimmed the report as I’m in the DPR at the moment and don’t want to waste time reading what I already know to be lies based on dubious sources, much as the UN did in Syria [see: Guilty until proven innocent (again): UN report on alleged Russian ‘war crimes’ in Syria is based on]On the OSCE’s claims of Russian war crimes
by Nick Turse
Casualties of America’s Never-Ending Global War on TerrorThe Civilian Deaths You Haven’t Heard About
An article, posted today online and printed in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, is yet another deplorable example of Professor Timothy Snyder’s role as a historical falsifier and apologist for Ukrainian fascism.History and war propaganda: Timothy Snyder falsifies role of Ukrainian fascism
The U.S. military emits more carbon than 140 countries combined, fueling climate change and environmental degradation. Below we examine five ways in which the Pentagon is destroying the environment.The US Military is Driving Environmental Collapse Across the Planet