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The War Lobby Believes Washington Should Represent Everyone Except Americans

David Brooks, a onetime conservative editor at Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, long ago joined the Pretorian Guard for American progressive internationalism and backed its advance around the globe through war. "For most of the past century, human dignity had a friend – the United States of America," he argued last week. In his … Continue reading "The War Lobby Believes Washington Should Represent Everyone Except Americans"

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Family Separation Law: Israel’s Demographic War on Palestine Intensifies

When the Israeli Knesset (parliament) failed to renew what is commonly referred to as the Family Reunification Law, news reports and analyses misrepresented the story altogether. The even split of 59 MKs voting in favor of the law and 59 against it gave the erroneous impression that Israeli lawmakers are equally divided over the right … Continue reading "Family Separation Law: Israel’s Demographic War on Palestine Intensifies"

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Reckoning With the US-Caused Destruction of Afghanistan

Earlier this week, 100 Afghan families from Bamiyan, a rural province of central Afghanistan mainly populated by the Hazara ethnic minority, fled to Kabul. They feared Taliban militants would attack them in Bamiyan. Over the past decade, I’ve gotten to know a grandmother who recalls fleeing Talib fighters in the 1990s, just after learning that … Continue reading "Reckoning With the US-Caused Destruction of Afghanistan"

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US Courts Central Asian Dictators in Pursuit of Post-Afghan War Objectives

As it did while attempting to build a natural gas pipeline through the region in the 1990s and during the early years of the so-called War on Terror, the U.S. government is once again courting Central Asian dictatorships in a bid to secure a military staging area from which it could launch strikes against resurgent … Continue reading "US Courts Central Asian Dictators in Pursuit of Post-Afghan War Objectives"

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Why America’s Wars Never End

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Almost 20 years after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, as the Taliban takes district after district, withdrawing American troops are discarding vast piles of junk on bases they are now abandoning. In the process, the war on terror has become a retreat of terror, leaving behind horrified Afghans in a wrecked … Continue reading "Why America’s Wars Never End"

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Note to Joe: Try These Two Easy Tricks To Promote Freedom in Cuba

“We stand with the Cuban people,” US President Joe Biden says in an official White House statement, responding to protests across the Caribbean island country, “and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected … Continue reading "Note to Joe: Try These Two Easy Tricks To Promote Freedom in Cuba"

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The Origins of the Military Industrial Complex and Its Historically Pernicious Influence on US War and Foreign Policy

As the Biden administration has illegally bombed Syria and Iraq – two countries that pose absolutely no threat whatsoever to the United States or Americans – the familiar policy of militarism has been reinforced by yet another U.S. president. However, it was a previous president who, on his way out of office in 1961, coined … Continue reading "The Origins of the Military Industrial Complex and Its Historically Pernicious Influence on US War and Foreign Policy"

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The Guardian: Regurgitating the Russia-Gate Canard

The UK Guardian, and particularly Luke Harding, lead author of Thursday’s Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in the White House, are heaping still more discredit on what was once a respectable newspaper. This long story (long in both senses of the word) regurgitates "what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin … Continue reading "The Guardian: Regurgitating the Russia-Gate Canard"

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Israel: Racist, Violent Policing Is at the Heart of Apartheid

Police made sweeping arrests of Israel’s large minority of Palestinian citizens after protests rocked the country in May during Israel’s 11-day attack on Gaza. Officers were documented beating demonstrators, and in some cases torturing them while in detention. Police also failed to protect the Palestinian minority from planned, vigilante-style attacks by far-right Jewish extremists. This … Continue reading "Israel: Racist, Violent Policing Is at the Heart of Apartheid"

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In Afghanistan, Watch the Forest as Well as the Trees

It’s always important not to miss the forest for the trees. U.S. government announcements, such as its report of the turnover to the Afghan government of the seventh and last military base in Afghanistan, Bagram, should lead no one to think that US foreign policy has changed worldwide or even in that particular region. Far … Continue reading "In Afghanistan, Watch the Forest as Well as the Trees"

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Does the Constitution Mean What It Says?

"No person … shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law." Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Abdulsalam al-Hela is a 53-year-old Yemeni cleric who has been incarcerated by the United States at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba since 2004. He has not been charged with any crime. … Continue reading "Does the Constitution Mean What It Says?"

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US Media Misrepresents Situation in China

One of the most important skills a journalist needs is the skill of research. Proper research and investigation even into the most-simple of stories is vitally important, news should be accurate, verified and unbiased. However, when it comes to China, Western news is often very wrong. Sometimes erroneous but given the number of errors, this … Continue reading "US Media Misrepresents Situation in China"

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Why Are We Still at War with Syria?

Syria rocks under continued US bombing and reels under withering US sanctions. But why? Why are we still not friends with Syria? Bashar al-Assad has long courted a relationship with the west. He has long been willing to act in a way that would make friendship possible. In his 2009 article entitled "Syria Calling," Investigative … Continue reading "Why Are We Still at War with Syria?"

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An All-American Path to War?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. The single scariest night of my life may have been on October 22, 1962, when I thought that all the duck-and-cover moments of my childhood were coming home to roost. President John F. Kennedy appeared on national television (and radio) to warn us all to duck and cover. The Soviet Union, … Continue reading "An All-American Path to War?"

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Treat Saudi Arabia Like a Normal Country: No More Special Favors for a Murderous, Aggressive Regime

One of the Saudi royals slunk into town last week. There was little press coverage. Indeed, Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman, son of the king, might as well have been a covert agent for all the publicity that he generated. President Joe Biden apparently wanted to downplay his continued reliance on America’s dubious ally … Continue reading "Treat Saudi Arabia Like a Normal Country: No More Special Favors for a Murderous, Aggressive Regime"

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The Devil in the MH17 Details

The US Director of National Intelligence (DNI) never told Dutch prosecutors and investigating judges in the MH17 investigation that he had seen US satellite pictures of the firing of a BUK missile at the aircraft and the detonation which destroyed it in the air above eastern Ukraine seven years ago, on July 17, 2014. Instead, … Continue reading "The Devil in the MH17 Details"

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A Deranged Cult and Our Warped Foreign Policy

Every year the notorious cult and "former" terrorist group Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) holds a political conference to promote its propaganda and call for regime change in Iran, and every year many current and former American, Canadian, and European officials and elected representatives line up to pay homage to the group and their leader, Maryam Rajavi. … Continue reading "A Deranged Cult and Our Warped Foreign Policy"

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