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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:28:37 +0000Virginia State Senator Richard Black was curious about why the US seemed to be attacking only secular countries in the Middle East. Why attack Libya? Why Syria? So he decided to go over to Syria and see for himself. After meeting Syrian president Assad and speaking favorably about the situation with Christians under his rule, … Continue reading "What Did Sen. Richard Black Learn In Syria?"
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:23:35 +0000When it comes to the Pentagon, nothing succeeds like failure. That is the message of William Hartung’s latest article at TomDispatch.com. The Pentagon, Hartung notes, continues to receive massive funding from the American taxpayer, even as its various wars drag on, seemingly without end. Hartung, who wrote a book on Lockheed Martin and the military-industrial … Continue reading "At the Pentagon, Nothing Succeeds Like Failure"
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:34:51 +0000The compliant mainstream western media are playing the US/Iraqi assault on ISIS-held Mosul as a great liberation of the people. Atrocity stories of life under two years o fISIS control are all over the media. But what of life under five years of al-Qaeda rule over east Aleppo? Not a word. The media only reports … Continue reading "The Battle For Mosul: Who Benefits?"
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:50:07 +0000If you do what Washington says, they send you money. If you don’t, they send you bombs. Now that Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has claimed he wants to pivot away from the US and toward China, can he expect some of those bombs? Or perhaps just a CIA-sponsored coup? What if this realignment could serve … Continue reading "Ron Paul on the Philippine Pivot To China: What Does It Mean?"
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:18:16 +0000Imagine if the Islamic Republic of Iran, complaining that its regional rival Saudi Arabia was meddling in a neighbor’s politics for sectarian reasons, led a coalition to invade that country. As a result, after 18 months, at least 10,000 civilians had been killed or wounded, more than half the country’s people needed food aid and … Continue reading "The Tragedy in Yemen"
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:05:19 +0000Antiwar.com contributing editor Lucy Steigerwald joined Adam Camac to talk about her article, The Religious Fervor of the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. You can follow her work at her blog, The Stag Blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter Download MP3, or view below:
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:45:49 +0000General (retired) David Petraeus was on PBS the other day to explain the current Iraqi offensive on Mosul. Sure, his military “surges” in Iraq and Afghanistan had no staying power, and he disgraced himself by sharing classified information with his mistress during an extramarital affair, but nevertheless let’s call on him as an unbiased “expert” … Continue reading "Why Is Petraeus an Expert on Mosul?"
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:09:41 +0000Donald Trump seems to be a shady dealer, a blusterer, a prevaricator, an abuser of women — not my choice for president. Yet a case can be made for Trump as the slightly lesser of two evils. Hillary Clinton could be called an abuser of women, children, and men – through war. As first lady, … Continue reading "Which One Is Less Evil?"
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:04:15 +0000I’ve written often about our Iraqi refugee friend and his oldest son from Baghdad. I will call them Mohammed and Ahmed. They made the torturous flight last year from Baghdad to Kurdistan and then across Turkey. They were on three Greek islands before permission was granted them to continue their trip. They passed through several … Continue reading "‘Today Is One of the Heaviest Days of My Life’"
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:49:48 +0000In last night’s presidential debate, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton accused the Russians of manipulating the US electoral system to get Republican candidate Donald Trump elected president. She claimed: We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyberattacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, … Continue reading "Ron Paul asks: Are The Russians Rigging Our Elections?"