Saturday, July 4, 2020

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?

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?

Iran Debate: Clinton Steps Up to Oppose The Demagogues

Iran was the subject of one of the most troubling moments in Hillary's 2008 campaign, when she promised to "totally obliterate" that country if the mullahs ever attacked Israel with a nuclear weapon. Has she changed at all?

Whether Dealing With Jewish Refugees in ’30s or Syrians Today, U.S. Falls Short of...

Steve Jobs’s father was an immigrant from Syria. We need more like him, and we need fewer children washing up dead on beaches. If we’re going to bomb Syria, we need to take care of the displaced.

Turkey Stages Coup Against Its Own Press and Generals in Bid to Arm Syrian...

While Turkey is roiled by a war on journalists, the arms flowing through the country are allowing the Salafi fighters to withstand the Russia air campaign south and east of Aleppo.

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.

Remembrance of Wars Past

We are missing any sense of connection to the government. While past administrations are to blame for this, Tom Engelhardt describes why there is no massive antiwar movement in America.

What if U.S. and U.N. Sanctioned Israel Over Its Nukes as They Did Iran...

The Middle East already has enough horrible issues without having nuclear weaponry added to the mix. The UN has treated Israel very different from how Iran was treated but should be discouraged when it comes to weaponry like the rest of the Middle East.

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.

The Superpower Conundrum

Military power no longer seems to act as it once did on Planet Earth. Under distinctly apocalyptic pressures, something seems to be breaking down, something seems to be fragmenting.