Tag: Middle East
Planting Fear Into the American Mind
It seems, in order to pass a certain agenda, modern time presidents will use the idea of fear. Keeping U.S. citizens afraid of terrorism and other countries have let aggressive military policy become justified.
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.
Middle East Reacts to Murder of 3 Muslim-American Students in North...
Middle Easterners are calling the murders a "crime against humanity” and blame Islamophobia for the recent tragedy in North Carolina. Is a hostile environment forming against American Muslims in the U.S.?
When You’ve Lost Bernie Sanders: How Netanyahu Destroyed the Israel Lobby
Sen. Bernie Sanders will not attend the March 3 speech from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Congress. Is his announcement a turning point in the domestic politics of Mideast policy?
The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get
Is the barbarism we condemn the barbarism we commit? Chris Hedges discusses the line that separates the U.S. from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and how terror has become the engine of war.
Will Europe Obediently Follow the US into a Catastrophic War?
The EU has the opportunity to avoid taking the same steps the U.S. did when it comes to war. They have the opportunity to move in a positive direction and reject the dictates of Washington. But will they?
Williams Incident: Reagan and Bush Lied About Military Records but Got...
Many conservatives are currently criticizing NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams for embellishing an experience he had at the beginning of the Iraq War. These same conservatives, however, continue idolizing Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who “embellished” a lot of stories in wartime.
The New Arab Cold War: US Policy Sows Conflict, Unrest Across...
Is American policy sowing conflict across North Africa and the Middle East? Democracy Now discusses the role of the U.S. in these ongoing conflicts with Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College.
As Its Domestic Foundations Rapidly Erode, the U.S. Pursues World Domination
The United States, originally founded on standards of ethics and morality, is currently on its way to world domination. Unfortunately, American citizens are left feeling helpless and struggling financially and the path U.S. government is taking will make it worse.
Killing Ragheads for Jesus
It's debated that the movie, “American Sniper,” showcases despicable aspects of U.S. society—our gun culture, blind adoration for the military and innate privileges as Christians. Does the movie cater to a "deep sickness rippling through our society?"