Wednesday, January 20, 2021

What mission accomplished? More questions than answers after Syria bombing

Hopefully, policy makers in the future will realize that drawing 'red lines' in terms of conflicts in other countries creates dangers of its own.

Ted Cruz’s Stone-Age Brain and Yours

Ted Cruz may be able to build up his poll numbers by promising to carpet bomb foreigners in the Middle East of whom we are fearful, but at least we know that biology doesn’t have to dictate our response. Our brains don’t have to stay in the Stone Age.

“Thank you for your service”: pardons for war criminals and indifference for those damaged...

I can’t remember who recently said it, but the point has been made that we often call people heroes because it’s easier to sacrifice them when they’re given this honorific and simply move on.

The U.S. is recycling its big lie about Iraq to target Iran

Another U.S. war would engulf the Middle East and the world in even greater chaos than the one the CIA engineered against Iraq.

How the president became a drone operator

From Obama to Trump, the escalation of drone warfare.

The adults in the room? Trump’s generals and the eclipse of the (new) far...

The long standing argument about ensuring civilian control of the military has become more relevant than ever during the Trump presidency.

Muslim Activist in Paris Condemns Attacks, Rising Islamophobia

Reports of Islamophobia have already emerged following the Paris attacks, and fears of attacks on Muslims in Paris have risen.

America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

And if anyone says the analogy between Vietnam and the current conflict is debatable, that’s just the point. Rather than a rush to yet more war, it’s time to have a real national debate on the subject.
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Trita Parsi: US assassination of Iranian General is major escalation & will make America...

“The U.S. bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism.”

Congress’s romance with cowardice

War without war powers (the not-so-new American way)