Tuesday, September 22, 2020

China and America: Polar Opposites

The United States and China are polar opposites when it comes to many things like war, the economy, and power. The U.S. was once the economic power of the world, but China seems to be flourishing while the U.S. is diminishing.

Writing History Before It Happens

With an emphasis on the U.S. national security state and its follies, Tom Engelhardt explores nine repeat headlines, each a "surefire" news story guaranteed to appear sometime in the U.S. news stream between June 2015 and the unknown future.

Did Jeb Bush Just Commit a War Crime in Justifying the Iraq War?

Jeb Bush routinely speaks in a fascist manner about launching an attack on Iran. But with there being no trial for anyone guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity in the Bush administration, does this mean that the lawless and fascistic tradition will continue?

US Still Seeks Jail for ‘Fighter’ Captured at 15 in Afghanistan

While a Canadian judge honored the release of Omar Khadr, who was captured by the U.S. as a child soldier in Afghanistan and held at Guantanamo illegally, the U.S. is still after him when really we should be apologizing for his years of torture and confinement without charge.

Airstrike that Killed 52 Civilians Raises Questions About Obama’s Approach to Islamic State

While some of the “radicalism” in the Middle East is just anti-imperialism, something Washington interventionists are unable to understand, the Obama administration’s approach is to fight Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. Yet does the bombing of the civilians helps Daesh propaganda?

Who Counts?

Tom Engelhardt explores body counts, drones and “collateral damage” in the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare. But one question reigns supreme: Who counts?

America’s Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding

The U.S. government has angered many countries because of their long history of highly aggressive military actions, but there seems to be no plan of stopping. It would be smart to listen to the other countries and simmer down in the military department before it is too late.

40 Years After the US Defeat and the Liberation of Vietnam, Washington Is Trying...

Is the Pentagon's latest PR initiative to rewrite and distort the history of the Vietnam War? The Veterans for Peace campaign is calling out the Pentagon and pressuring them to correct the historical falsehoods. We need to keep the Pentagon honest.

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

As Obama Apologizes for Deaths of Hostages in Drone Strike, Does the U.S. Know...

President Obama apologized for the U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that took the lives of two hostages. He went on saying the operation was a botched operation and he deeply regretted its outcome.