Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tag: Al-Qaeda

Is Trump setting the US up for further al-Qaeda attacks by...

The impetus for the return of US troops to Prince Sultan Airbase in Saudi Arabia is the renewed tensions with Iran.

What if? An alternative strategy for 9/12/2001

“Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men most.” –Thucydides

Terrorism: The Product of American Military Policy

The War on Terror is not a war unto itself; it is just one facet of the larger agenda of perpetual war that this government, filled with bloodthirsty war hawks, has conducted for far too long.

Bombs Away!

Perhaps this September 11th, it’s finally time for Americans to begin to focus on our endless air war in the Greater Middle East, our very own disastrous Fifteen Years’ War.

The Al-Qaeda Leader Who Wasn’t

The capture, torture, and propaganda use of Abu Zubaydah is the perfect example of the U.S. government’s unique combination of willful law-breaking, ass-covering memo-writing, and “strategic incompetence.”

9/11 Mastermind Urges Unity Between al-Qaida and Islamic State Against Russia...

Al-Zawahiri, a mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks and successor of Bin Laden, is urging for the unity between al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) in the face of American, Russian and Shiite forces in Syria. Things just got more complicated for the CIA.

Erasing History in Mesopotamia

Since the Islamic State rose out of the ashes of al Qaeda in Iraq, oil and other resource smuggling are just a few things funding this endeavor. Is this how the criminal gang now controls major cities throughout the Middle East?

Charlie Hebdo Team Regrets Not Parading Caricatures of Hypocritical World Leaders...

Many of the world leaders in the rally would have jailed the Charlie Hebdo staff if they had been operating in those countries. So here are a few Charlie Hebdo caricatures just for the politicians in attendance, for many of whom the victims had only contempt.

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‘Nightmare scenario that everyone predicted’: As millions struggle to meet basic needs, Trump organization...

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help themselves.”

What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus

ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.

Why is Monsanto losing lawsuits over roundup?

Agrochemical corporation Monsanto created Roundup in the 1970s to help farmers more effectively kill the weeds that harmed their crops. Today, Roundup...

Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."