Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tag: Middle East

A terrible precedent: The assassination of Qassam Soleimani

The assassination of a popular leader like Soleimani and the lack of evidence presented about imminent plots he was supposedly engaged in, may empower other countries to take similar actions in the future, a slippery slope indeed.

The military cost of protecting oil with a case study of...

The primary motive of the war is to control Iraqi’s oil production to sustain the global oil flows and to keep a check on prices.

Reckless US actions fire up the antiwar movement

These reckless actions by the U.S. military create dangerous and uncertain times, but it is also an opportunity to demand significant changes to U.S. foreign policy.

The real lesson of Afghanistan is that regime change does not...

A world in which war is normal and peace is out of reach is no more survivable or sustainable than a world where the atmosphere gets hotter every year.

America’s arms sales addiction

The 50-year history of U.S. dominance of the Middle Eastern arms trade.

Castle Black, the Syrian withdrawal, and the Battle of the Bases

Given Washington’s penchant for Middle Eastern military missions, the likelihood of yet more U.S. bases across the region and talk of several Game of Thrones prequels still to come.

Why I weep while I work

Or what it means to experience America's wars from a computer screen away

The struggle for peace in Afghanistan: Is community engagement the key?

I have just read a superb book by Mark Isaacs, an Australian who has documented several years of effort by a group...

How America’s wars end (messily)

And the Afghan war will be no exception.

We’re not the good guys

Why is American aggression missing in action?

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In a step towards justice, US Senate passes bill with funds for missing and...

Lack of sufficient data and jurisdictional issues has been a huge obstacle for finding justice for Indigenous women that are victims of violence.

Ex-pharma lobbyist embedded in White House tanked drug pricing bill, while his former employer...

Trump’s top healthcare adviser, former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan, strenuously lobbied within the White House and on Capitol Hill against price negotiations.

Embracing Islamic terrorism

Ever wonder why we never go to war against or impose sanctions on these sponsors of terrorism? Heck, we don’t even condemn them!

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Our country, the United States, is a rogue nation and our leaders are criminals

Should we fear for the future of this rogue nation and of the world?