Both Manchester bombings were reactions against a history of colonial shaping of the lives of local people.
Like lemmings running over the cliff of reason, our fellow American dopes may never learn!
The explosions came after the Trump administration stepped up a U.S. campaign against al-Shabab in Somalia.
The United States is great at focusing on any sort of carnage and blaming ISIS, one of hundreds of groups in Syria, and building alliances with Sunni states.
Our nationalist leaders don't care about any of this. They just want to make sure no one's "gonna mess with us."
Fourteen years later and we are still living in an improbable world. Tom Engelhardt discusses the wars, interventions, assassinations, tortures, kidnappings, the growth of the American national security state and the spread of Islamic extremism.
The good news is that they want to learn. The bad news: nowadays, they tend to think that the men who flew those planes on 9/11 were from Iran.
If the Trump administration truly wants to find a way out of the wars in the Middle East and make the United States safer from terrorists, it would do well to stop arming, aiding and abetting the ruthless Saudi regime.
A range of U.S. policies have been deliberately designed to provoke an Iranian response.
Obama will be the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima, Japan.