Monday, August 26, 2019

Tag: Iraq

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.

Scapegoating Iran

"What good would come from destabilizing Iran? What would America get out of that?”

The Pandora’s Box of war

This slaughter has already lasted nearly 16 years. It will not cease until the United States is exhausted and withdraws its forces from the region.

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Media bias and movement building: Bernie Sanders’ revolutionary 2020 campaign

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