Since September 11th 2001, the U.S. media and government have demonized Muslims and fetishized the US military so much that many Americans do not understand what a devastating impact our foreign policy has had on the Muslim world. It is the duty of every American to question their government’s action, we need to get this … Continue reading "It’s About Time We Recognize What Fuels Terrorism"
Turkish and Iranian strikes against Kurdish opposition groups took place within Iraqi Kurdistan.
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One of the many myths that have been used to justify the push for war with Iran led by National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is that Tehran is responsible for the killing of more than 600 U.S. troops during the Iraq War. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, whose … Continue reading "Lies About Iran Killing US Troops in Iraq Are a Ploy to Justify War"
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Originally posted at TomDispatch. It’s no small thing to lodge a word or phrase of your own in our language. So give Dwight D. Eisenhower credit. In his presidential farewell address to the American people in 1961, the former five-star general of World War II warned – and who would have known better – of … Continue reading "Drowning in Militarism"
President Trump’s order to the Pentagon to have an aerial parade of military aircraft over Washington, DC on July 4 provided a history lesson of America’s war mongering in the past two decades, and a terrifying view of what might appear in the skies of Iran if John Bolton gets his way. The combat aircraft … Continue reading "Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th"
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Will of Victory operations continue, but a pair of blasts took place in Shirqat.
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Hypocrisy seems to have become a defining characteristic of US foreign policy, especially when it comes to Iran. After breaking the Iran deal last year and, de facto, forcing the Europeans to violate the deal in May, the US Administration is now complaining that Iran is no longer abiding by its obligations under the deal! … Continue reading "Frog-Marching Trump Toward War on Iran"
As Congress arrives back into town and the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees prepare to question ex-Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller on July 17, partisan lines are being drawn even more sharply, as Russiagate blossoms into Deep-State-gate. In Sunday, a top Republican legislator, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) took the gloves off in an unusually acerbic public … Continue reading "Ex-FBI, CIA Officials Draw Withering Fire on Russiagate"
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Uncle Joe has never been much for apologies. Whether it was his backing of the ‘90s crime bill that helped fuel mass incarceration, or his mistreatment of Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas hearings, Biden has been loathe to admit wrong and make amends. Thus it was a bit of a surprise this weekend when … Continue reading "The Real Biden Apology America Deserves: The Iraq War"
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The Will of Victory operation has gotten off to a slow start in western Iraq.
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America is still fighting the last war. I admit to having a bit of the same problem. I’m now working on a new book to follow-up my previous one about the war in Afghanistan. The tentative title is Enough Already: Time to End the War on Terrorism. [You are cordially invited to participate in a … Continue reading "Fighting the Last War"
President Donald Trump yanked the US-North Korean diplomatic process back onto the rails last week by meeting Chairman Kim Jong-un in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the Koreas. Tellingly, a strong majority of South Koreans approved of the meeting, while a cadre of American media shills and military industry-funded pundits lashed out against it. Critics … Continue reading "Trump-Kim DMZ Meeting a Victory for Peace, Though Pompeo-Bolton Sabotage Looms Large"
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President Trump’s display of military weapons in Washington D.C. on the 4th of July this year was for him and his supporters a demonstration of our country’s military might, and thus the means by which the US can get its way in the world under his America First foreign policy. But for someone who was … Continue reading "About the Weapons Trump Showed Off on the 4th of July"
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Iraqi forces launched the Will of Victory Operation
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You have to negotiate with your enemies. Fact of life, whether they are autocrats or segregationist Senators. They “have” what you want, the power to stop you from achieving your goals. And of course you have to give something up, nobody surrenders power or nukes for free. This is nothing new. Call it Diplomacy 101. … Continue reading "North Korea: Call It Diplomacy 101, Not a Photo Op"
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Granted. The Donald skipped American history class – along with much else that even modestly educated people still recall. But owing to his late life conversion to flag-hugging patriotism you would think he might have taken time to actually read the Declaration of Independence. Obviously not. We have scoured its 1334 words, and our recollection … Continue reading "Trump’s Salute: Apotheosis of the Warfare State"
Several attacks on security forces were reported.
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On Thursday, June 27, Justin Raimondo passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 67. Justin was a lifelong fighter for peace and liberty. In 1995, he co-founded Antiwar.com with Eric Garris. He served as Antiwar.com’s editorial director and top columnist, writing over 3,000 articles for the website. He can never be … Continue reading "Justin Raimondo, RIP (1951-2019)"
This article originally appeared at TruthDig. “It is natural for mankind to set a higher value on courage then timidity, on activity than prudence, on strength than counsel.” ~ Montesquieu, “The Spirit of the Laws” They are undoubtedly America’s favorite, most lauded shock troops. More, even, than the Marines or the Army’s Green Berets and Rangers, Navy SEALs have captured America’s … Continue reading "Putting the Warriors on Terror on Trial"
Anti-ISIS operations left nearly two-dozen militants dead.
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