Author Archives: Scott Ritter

Bias, Lies & Videotape: Doubts Dog ‘Confirmed’ Syria Chemical Attacks

Disturbing new evidence suggests 2018 incident might’ve been staged, putting everything else, including U.S. retaliation, into question.

How ‘Reset’ Man McFaul Helped Torpedo U.S.-Russia Relations

To get a sense of why Putin meddled in our elections one need go no further than the Obama administration’s hijinks.

Is America Ready for John Bolton’s War With Iran?

Recently dispatched B-52s and ships are an act of theatrical bravado that ignore the real threat.

What if Iran Retaliates and Shuts Down the Strait of Hormuz?

Some 18 million barrels of oil transit through every day. The economic impact would be catastrophic.

America Just Declared War on Iran and Nobody Blinked

After a destabilizing move by Trump, it’s no longer a question of if U.S. forces will die but when.

Ari Fleischer Lied, and People Died

The former Bush mouthpiece had more to do personally with the Iraq WMD catastrophe than he wants us to believe.

How Politics Trump Intel in the US-Russia Nuke Treaty Pullout

What facts? Breaking down the evidence behind Moscow’s cruise missile “violation.”

Trump is Right: The Intelligence Community Needs to ‘Go Back to School’

Their leadership got Iraq wrong. Now they’re making the same mistakes all over again.

Make No Mistake: ISIS Needs the U.S. to Survive

This week’s fatal attack was a calculated event designed to sow chaos amid American withdrawal. And the Blob is responding predictably.

Who Says Economic Sanctions Work?

One need only look at North Korea and Iraq to see that the new oil embargo on Iran will fail too.

Trump Surrenders to John Bolton on Russia and Arms Control

Of course he’s not the first president the arch hawk has convinced to ditch a nuke treaty.

Iran Deserves Credit for the Ruin of ISIS

But is the U.S. now allowing its last remnants to survive in Syria to spite Tehran?

Is Trump Letting Al-Qaeda Sympathizers Survive in Syria?

Washington’s mistake of arming the Mujahedeen against the Russians 40 years ago gave us the Taliban. We’re doing it again.

U.S. Again Cries ‘Chemical Warfare’ in Syria

Officials still can’t confirm there was a gas attack in April. So on what grounds do they predict a new one?

Let’s See Who’s Bluffing in the Criminal Case Against the Russians

Putin twice invoked an obscure 1999 treaty with the U.S. that could obligate his cooperation in such investigations.

Trump Needs to Put Up or Shut Up on Russian Arms Race

If he doesn’t, the nuclear buildup he so callously advocates will become a reality, with Moscow several laps ahead.

Trump Will Never Get a Better Deal With Iran

And any agreement with North Korea will probably look like the JCPOA he despises.

Iran’s Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again

Israel’s timely You Tube gambit against Tehran would be frightening–if it were true.

Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack

We need hard evidence about what happened in Douma before threatening war.

No, Putin Isn’t Bluffing on Nukes

Trump says no one wants an arms race, but the Russians are already out of the gate.

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