Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: Iraq

12 ways the US invasion of Iraq lives on in infamy

“Today, it is we Americans who live in infamy.”

Trump tells Iraq order US troops out and I’ll freeze your...

it must be stated that Trump’s latest threat is simply another blatant example—this time a fiscal bomb rather than an actual one—of American imperialism and rogue nation behavior.

Two Iraqi peace activists confront a Trumpian world

As the Trump administration weighs war, Iraqis prepare a carnival for peace.

U.S.-led coalition admission of 1,300 civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria

"The Coalition has so far failed to carry out investigations on the ground or provide reasons for the civilian casualties."

IHCHR: 11,800 civilians killed in US-led air strikes in Syria, Iraq

“We have massively destroyed the infrastructure and given the population a disgusting image of what may be a Western-style liberation, leaving behind the seeds of an imminent resurgence of a new adversary.”

The world according to the ‘adults in the room’

A year of forever war in review.
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Costs of war: 17 years after 9/11, nearly half a million...

The cost of the global so-called war on terror will soon surpass $6 trillion.

Insider attacks

Seen in this light, it’s hard not to believe that more anti-U.S. “insider” attacks aren’t on the way. The question is only where and when, not if.

Summer of discontent: Iraq explodes in protest

Few countries have suffered as much in recent years and Iraqis of all faiths and ethnicities deserve not just freedom from the horrific violence that has become far too normal there.

How the last superpower was unchained

Clueless is not a word Americans ordinarily apply to themselves as a country, a people, or a government. Yet how applicable it is.

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“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

What to do with America’s nonconformist anti-vaxxers?

Final thought and a warning for nonconformists: understand that the greatest threat to your freedoms will not come from government mandates, but when the deadly virus comes after you.

China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

The never ending cycle of nuclear insanity

Please repeat after me: No excuses. No compromise. No fear.