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For 9th Straight Year, US Grants Waivers to Countries Violating Anti-Child Soldier Law

For the third straight year, President Donald Trump has issued waivers to a law that prohibits US military assistance to nations whose armies or proxy militias include children among their ranks. The White House recently announced the US was granting full or partial waivers to the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) to Afghanistan, Democratic Republic … Continue reading "For 9th Straight Year, US Grants Waivers to Countries Violating Anti-Child Soldier Law"

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The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek

Once upon a time, there was a very bright little boy in Australia who grew up as stranger to conventional society. His mother went from husband to husband, from theater to cult, always on the eccentric margins, while the boy’s natural father was left behind. As an adolescent he found his own world in cyberspace, … Continue reading "The Lynching of the Charismatic Geek"

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians That Nobody Is Talking About

Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South Africa sounded the alarm at a conference in Johannesburg on October 15. Their gathering was titled: "The Holy Land: A Palestinian Christian Perspective". One … Continue reading "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian Christians That Nobody Is Talking About"

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Donald Trump’s Withdrawal of US Forces From Syria

In the days immediately following Donald Trump’s announcement on 13 October that he had ordered the withdrawal of the contingent of approximately 1,500 U.S. special forces stationed in the Kurdish controlled territory of northeast Syria bordering on Turkey, I understood that this momentous decision deserved close analysis and comment. However, I held back, because the … Continue reading "Donald Trump’s Withdrawal of US Forces From Syria"

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Why Those ‘Endless Wars’ Must Never End

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Here’s the strange thing for the self-proclaimed greatest power in history, the very one that, in this century, has been fighting a series of unending wars across significant parts of the planet: if you exclude Operation Urgent Fury, the triumphant invasion of the island Grenada in 1983, and Operation Just Cause, … Continue reading "Why Those ‘Endless Wars’ Must Never End"

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Israeli Soldier Gets Slap on the Wrist for Murder of Unarmed Child

An Israeli soldier was convicted for the death of a 15-year-old Palestinian boy during the Great March of Return protests last year at the border fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel. This soldier is the first Israeli to be convicted of anything since the protests began in March 2018. Not surprisingly, this soldier … Continue reading "Israeli Soldier Gets Slap on the Wrist for Murder of Unarmed Child"

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Somali Villagers Say US Drone Strike Kills Civilians Gathering Frankincense

A recent US drone strike targeting Islamic State (IS) militants in northeastern Somalia accidentally killed two civilians gathering frankincense, according to village elders and a survivor interviewed by Voice of America. VOA reports the attack occurred during the afternoon on October 25 near Ameyra, a remote village in the Golis Mountain region of Bari province … Continue reading "Somali Villagers Say US Drone Strike Kills Civilians Gathering Frankincense"

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Israel’s New Moves To Airbrush the Occupation

The United Nations’ independent expert on human rights in the Palestinian territories issued a damning verdict last week on what he termed “the longest belligerent occupation in the modern world”. Michael Lynk, a Canadian law professor, told the UN’s human rights council that only urgent international action could prevent Israel’s 52-year occupation of the West … Continue reading "Israel’s New Moves To Airbrush the Occupation"

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and It’s Feeding the Anti-POTUS Mob

The prepared statement of the latest UkraineGate whistle-blower is well worth the read. It tells you all you need to know about why the Deep State apparatchiks are coming out of the woodwork in a massive assault on America’s duly elected president. They are deathly afraid Trump will begin to dismantle a far-flung Empire which … Continue reading "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and It’s Feeding the Anti-POTUS Mob"

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Kurdish Participation in the Armenian Genocide

A bipartisan 405-11 majority of the US House of Representatives decided Tuesday to condemn the 1915 massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. The result came after decades of attempts by the Armenian lobby, which had been successfully opposed by Turkey and its friends in the United States, especially – until recently – the pro-Israeli … Continue reading "Kurdish Participation in the Armenian Genocide"

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Iraq Daily Roundup: US Soldier Among 3 Killed; Hundreds Wounded in Protests

A U.S. soldier died on October 27 in a non-combat incident at Camp Taji. Coincidentally, Camp Taji was the target of a rocket attack a day later. At least three were killed, and 228 more were wounded in protest-related violence. So far, 250 deaths have been reported throughout October. Over 8,000 demonstrators have been wounded. … Continue reading "Iraq Daily Roundup: US Soldier Among 3 Killed; Hundreds Wounded in Protests"

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Trump’s Antiwar Speech Deserved a Better Reception

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. That’s right, sandwiched between Trump’s standard braggadocio about how he single-handedly secured “a better future for Syria and for the Middle East,” and his cynical pivot to decry his opponents’ supposed desire to accept “unlimited migration from war-torn regions” across the U.S. border, was one of the strongest blasts … Continue reading "Trump’s Antiwar Speech Deserved a Better Reception"

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Drone Strikes and Tears

Originally posted at TomDispatch. It wasn’t until this sentence in the sixth paragraph of the September 23rd New York Times article on the killing of Afghan civilians that the wedding slaughter was even mentioned: “But Haji Attaullah Afghan, head of the provincial council in Helmand, said a two-vehicle wedding convoy was fired upon by military … Continue reading "Drone Strikes and Tears"

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Thanks to a Soviet Navy Captain – We Survived 1962

Oct. 27, 1962, is the date on which we humans were spared extinction thanks to Soviet Navy submarine Captain Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov. Arkhipov insisted on following the book on using nuclear weapons. He overruled his colleagues on Soviet submarine B-59, who were readying a 10-kiloton nuclear torpedo to fire at the USS Randolph task force … Continue reading "Thanks to a Soviet Navy Captain – We Survived 1962"

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Absurdity of the Neocons’ Syrian Oil Narrative

No doubt, US foreign and military policy since the 1970s has focused on access to and control over the vast oil reserves in the Middle East. Uncritical support of Saudi Arabia (home base for jihadi terrorism and the women-oppressing form of Islam practiced by the Taliban) and the Shah of Iran (oppressive dictator who led … Continue reading "Absurdity of the Neocons’ Syrian Oil Narrative"

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