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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

This post originally appeared in The Washington Spectator. When the United States revealed in January that it is testing a more nimble, more precise version of its B61 atom bomb, some were immediately alarmed. General James Cartwright, a former strategist for President Obama, warned that “going smaller” could make nuclear weapons “more thinkable” and “more […]

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Media in Gaza reported on Friday that a Palestinian fell to his death from the sixth floor of a building in Rafah in the southern Strip. Less than 24 hours later, reports emerged to the effect that the man, who was in his 20s, had committed suicide. A week earlier, a 33-year-old Palestinian, a resident […]

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We don’t know who did it this time, but at this point, it doesn’t really matter: Suddenly, purposely bombing medical facilities is no big deal!

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Thank God! I am happy to hear this: MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers have reached agreement on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war that allows for immediate humanitarian access to besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday morning. The end of hostilities, which Kerry […]

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Oops, we did it again

We don’t know whose airstrikes these are, but I’m sure it was one of the “good guys”: Airstrikes hit a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-supported hospital in Dara’a Governorate in southern Syria, killing three people and wounding at least six, including a nurse, says MSF. The strike on Tafas field hospital, some 12 kilometers […]

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Israel’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that the country is on the verge of seizing large swathes of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, a move that will likely exacerbate its already cooling relationship with Western allies, Reuters reports. COGAT, a unit of Israel’s Defense Ministry, told Reuters in an email that “the lands are […]

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And this is a reminder: WASHINGTON — Three Guantánamo detainees were slated to leave the American prison in Cuba this week after about 14 years in captivity. But early Wednesday morning, only two were willing to board the plane. The third — Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir of Yemen — balked at the last minute, even […]

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In an editorial under a picture of Dick Cheney, the New York Times editorial board called Monday for a full investigation into, and prosecution of those who tortured in our name. I, for one, am shocked: Since the day President Obama took office, he has failed to bring to justice anyone responsible for the torture […]

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More than 22,000 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from brain injuries and mental health problems have been dismissed from the U.S. Army for “misconduct,” an investigation by National Public Radio revealed. Many of the soldiers have not been able to receive crucial retirement and health-care benefits that soldiers with an honorable […]

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More from drone leaks

The Intercept: The source who leaked the documents told the Intercept he’s concerned that “addiction” to drone strikes in military circles may prevent the government from changing course away from extrajudicial killings. “The military is easily capable of adapting to change, but they don’t like to stop anything they feel is making their lives easier, […]

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