Saturday, June 22, 2024

Tag: ISIL

Destroying Raqqa in order to save it

The devastation of Raqqa was not covered in the English language press with the same vigor as the earlier battle for Aleppo.

Terror and geopolitics: Manchester in 2017 and in 1996

Both Manchester bombings were reactions against a history of colonial shaping of the lives of local people.

Trump doesn’t understand the concept of ‘classified’

Trump may have just killed the spy who with incredible bravery penetrated ISIL.

Violence Begets….

“If only enough of our countries' public will demand holding those war criminals accountable, and keep at it... then we will send the rest of the world a sincere message.”

Militant MadAmerika

“In her great piece, Sara Gray makes the connection between kids playing at 'first person shooter games' and being in live combat. She explains how these kinds of games desensitize heavy players to images of violence- thus, isn't it easy to imagine shooting someone in real life when you spend all day simulating shooting someone?”

You Say ISIL, I Say ISIS, Let’s Call the Whole Thing...

“Iraqis, now Syrians, and by extension even the Europeans who are now awash in refugees from the wars we help foment, and the US taxpayer, and, documented by a Brown University study, the US job seeker—these are the losers.”

Could ISIL Be Strengthened by U.S., French, Russian Bombing?

A conversation with longtime journalist Abdel Bari Atwan about how the bombings could backfire and help grow the Islamic State.

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.

Today’s Top Seven Myths About Islamic State

While ISIS continues to haunt the nightmares of Western journalists and security analysts, Juan Cole points out some assertions about the "Islamic State" that are truly exaggerated and completely incorrect.

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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.