Friday, February 22, 2019

Iran Deal: Do the Critics Want War?

Republican critics of the Iran nuclear agreement draft have long time favored war over negotiation, preparing talking points against any eventual deal. So what will their bad advice cost us this time around?

Time for the U.S. to Lay Down the Law to Israel; Enough is Enough

With all that said, this is a country which America should now put in its place, it must lay down the law and make it clear to the leaders of Israel that the U.S. will no longer be guided in any way by its dictates and demands.

Fear of Terrorism Is Making Us Crazy, Especially in the US

With multiple terrorism instances occurring this last decade, it is no wonder the world is always fearful in anticipation for the next terrorist act. Unfortunately, because of this fear, Americans are traveling less and to fewer places if they do.

Army Apologizes to Troops Exposed to US-Designed Chemical Weapons in Iraq

After it was reported that more than 600 service members suffered from chemical exposure in Iraq, the undersecretary of the Army issued an apology this week. The scandal goes deeper with its lack of proper medical treatment for these service members.

The Costs of War, the Price of Peace

A new report, "Body Count", asserts that up to 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first 10 years of the so-called war on terror. When will the cost of war be too much even for the people making money off of it?

A Family Broken Up: Freed After 8 Years at Guantánamo, a Father and Son...

Democracy Now discusses a story about a father and son who were held for many years at Guantánamo. Here is how their relationship was used against them in Guantánamo and what's become of them after their release.

President Obama Drones On And On; Ranks Of New Terrorists Swell

What will President Obama be known for in future history books? It could be for some positive changes he made for his citizens or it could be for his poor decision to open the door to drone warfare.

Knee-jerk Nullification: Impeachment Lite

There is far more self-evident misconduct to censure 47 GOP senators than even this regressive House would dare place at Obama's door. Like patriotism for Mark Twain, this cowardly war of party nullification is the last refuse of scoundrels.

Why You Should Dump Your Oil, Coal and Gas Stocks if You Ever Want...

Big Coal and Big Oil are dead men walking. So if you have hopes in retiring on them, think again. Stocks in these companies will get you nowhere—they're outmoded and prone to crashing. It's time to put your securities elsewhere.

As al-Qaida Defeats ‘Moderate’ US Allies in Syria, Will the US Ally With al-Qaida?

President Obama has announced his new "complicated plan" to deal with ISIL and it involves training a "third force", therefore creating a Free Syrian Army to attack al-Qaeda and ISIL. But is this a practical option to fighting the radical extremists?