We can’t have neocon wet dreams of regime change thwarted! Typical of the incoherence now common among U.S. foreign policy pundits discussing the Syrian crisis is Jeffrey Lewis, who took to the pages of the prestigious journal Foreign Policy to venture his opinion. He started out reciting the usual “group think” narrative about the need to oust Syrian […]
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From the Center for Constitutional Rights: Last week CCR yet again urged the court to release Tariq Ba Odah, filing a reply brief and supplemental expert declarations renewing our argument that Tariq – who has been hunger striking to protest his unjust detention since 2007 and is “on the precipice of death” according to three medical […]
Of American Empire. WTF are we doing to Yemen? The strike’s victims included Tayseer Okba, a 12-year-old girl who that morning had been visiting her 65-year-old grandmother, Amana al-Khowlani. There is little mystery about the repeated attacks on the northern Saada Province, the birthplace of the Houthi movement. Months ago, the Saudi coalition declared that […]
As expected, the plan to kill the Iran deal failed to meet the 60-vote threshold as Senate Democrats held together and defeated the measure with 42 votes. Mitch McConnell is undeterred, however. Speaking on the Senate floor just now, he reiterated all of the usual talking points about the deal before bringing another cloture motion […]
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked classified government surveillance information, has some words for presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in an Al Jazeera interview airing Friday. Both 2016 front-runners have been critical of Snowden and his disclosures, but in the interview Snowden takes a more pointed jab at Clinton’s handling of […]
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Via Juan Cole’s Informed Comment. I strongly urge you to read the rest, this is such an important issue: In a radio interview, former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak revealed that the government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was on the verge of attacking Iran on 3 separate occasions in 2010-2012, but was consistently blocked […]
This is one of those stories where a group of men happened to be in exactly the right place at the right time. Kudos to these brave guys! Three Americans, including two servicemen, who tackled a gunman aboard a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday are being praised as heroes for thwarting what might […]
It’s truly appalling to see how this nation swings over the span of 6 years from being war-weary to having a bloodlust for more of it. I’m sure Roger Ailes is patting himself on the back for his contribution to the war effort. A recent Fox “News” poll showed that 65 percent supported military action […]
They just want to keep torturing her, and the rest of us don’t stop them: Railroaded into a military prison for 35 years, whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now facing “indefinitely solitary confinement” for a handful of trivial charges, which stem entirely from allegations by one of the guards (termed “specialists”) that she swept food on […]