Friday, October 18, 2019

Mantra for 9/11

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 Real Enemy Is Within

"There will be no genuine democratic, social, economic or political reform until we destroy our permanent war machine." It's time we confront the war industry and the crimes of an empire.

VIDEO: With a Record Backing Coups, Secret War and Genocide, Is Kissinger an Elder...

Democracy Now speaks with Greg Grandin, author of the new book, "Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America’s Most Controversial Statesman," who discusses Henry Kissinger longstanding influence on the national security state.

Egypt’s el-Sissi and Putin Pledge Common Front Against Terrorism

Putin is attempting to draw Egypt into a common front against terrorism. The two have some common economic interests, as well. Russia is offering to build Egypt a nuclear power plant, and Egypt is offering Russia some free trade zones along the refurbished Suez Canal.

How Many Thousands of US Troops Would GOP Hopefuls Send to Iraq and Syria?...

Many GOP presidential hopefuls "wouldn’t rule out U.S. boots on the ground" in Iraq, or Syria for that matter. So if a Republican takes office come 2016 we can almost be guaranteed a return of combat troops to the Middle East.

Searching for Rojava

Rojava’s experiment is no more than a radical democracy, which grew out of a cult of personality. So why is an experiment in direct democracy under siege the best-kept secret in the Middle East?

Poll Shows Only 1 in 4 Americans Wants More US Involvement Abroad; Cuba and...

Americans no longer want any more involvement overseas. How out of touch can the presidential candidates be on foreign policy public opinion?

Peace and the Ideology of Greed and Division

Cooperation, tolerance and, crucially, sharing the worlds resources equitably amongst the people of the world, these would go a long way towards establishing social justice and trust, which in turn would help facilitate peace.

If It’s Going to Push Us to War, Is It Time for AIPAC to...

On whose behalf is AIPAC intervening in American domestic politics? Juan Cole discusses the only logical possibility, which is that AIPAC is acting on behalf of the Likud government of Israel.

Drones: The Rapidly Growing Menace to America and the World

The U.S. government has been approved to use drones, not only in the Middle East, but in the U.S. This might be a technological breakthrough, but numerous issues will occur that cannot be undone.