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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:15:58 +0000President Trump has yet to provide any credible evidence that the gas attack in Syria earlier this month was carried out by Assad, and in the meantime very serious questions about the veracity of White House claims are arising from very credible experts. Yet the Administration seems ever more determined now that it has done … Continue reading "Ron Paul on New Syria Sanctions and Still Unproven Gas Attack Claim"
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:45:51 +0000As the end of Trump’s first 100 days in office approaches, we can already see the novice commander-in-chief’s approach to military action. The approach is to empower “his” generals. And the results? A triumph of image over substance. “Spin it to win it” is the byword for Trump’s military “strategy.” A few examples: The disastrous … Continue reading "Spin It To Win It: The High Cost of Trump’s Military ‘Strategy’"
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:19:56 +0000President Trump’s about-face on Syria has left many of his supporters reeling. Repeatedly on the campaign trail – and over the past several years – he has mocked President Obama’s decision to get involved in a "regime change" project in Syria. He correctly warned Obama back in 2013 that if you attack Syria, "very bad … Continue reading "New IHS Jane’s Study: Overthrow Assad and ISIS Comes Out on Top"
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:12:49 +0000History is a funny thing, because we forget it so easily, and so quickly. That forgetting is usually based on the political needs of the moment, and politicians and the media count on us being that way so they can manipulate us. Works nearly every time, too. One of the latest versions of this is … Continue reading "Flashback! Questions From the Last Time America Was Supposed To ‘Take Out’ Assad"
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:26:56 +0000People speak of Afghanistan as “our generation’s” Vietnam, a quagmire, a war that goes on simply because it has been going on. The Afghan war is dragging into being our generation’s, and soon the next generation’s Vietnam as well, over a decade and a half old. There are troops deploying now that were two years … Continue reading "Tell Us Why We’re At War, President Trump"
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:59:28 +0000“Another east Mosul resident, Jasim Mohammed Ali, said his son and six grandsons were killed … Ali said that during the [coalition bomb] attack in the modest Aden neighborhood [in Mosul, Iraq], his grandsons were crushed by rubble in their bedroom as he cowered next door with his 17-year-old son, who was also killed. His … Continue reading "How do YOU justify things like this?"
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:39:58 +0000I’m so sorry to disappoint so many people, but there is not going to be a war with North Korea. No, no, Trump is not going to start a war there. And, no, Kim Jong Un is not going to start a war there. It is not going to happen, despite a cottage industry of … Continue reading "Peter Van Buren: Sorry, No War in North Korea"
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:14:16 +0000Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday accused Iran of sending troops to fight in Syria and of destabilizing the region. He did not mention that Iranian troops were invited into the country while US troops are in Syria illegally. Tillerson condemned Iran as a leading human rights abuser while praising Saudi Arabia — the kings … Continue reading "Ron Paul on Tillerson Threatening Iran: ‘The Great Destabilizer’?"
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:21:53 +0000After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street had led to a catastrophic defeat. In the aftermath, the party’s progressive base – personified by Bernie Sanders – was in position to … Continue reading "The Democratic Party’s Anti-Bernie Elites Have a Huge Stake in Blaming Russia"
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:14:29 +0000In late 2009, President Obama brought US troop levels in Afghanistan up to 100,000. This “surge” was modeled after the “successful” US surge in Iraq. Ultimately both failed, but the surge planners like General Petraeus are still being listened to as “serious” figures. Now, 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, we are witnessing a … Continue reading "More US Troops To Afghanistan: Ron Paul Asks Will A New ‘Surge’ Work?"