Friday, May 17, 2024

Tag: Middle East

VIDEO: The Middle East Policy of President Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders said that a "war with Iran should be avoided at all costs." And he opposed the 2003 invasion of Iraq and advised the U.S. to get out of Afghanistan in 2011. So where are going with all this? Here is a look at the Middle East policy of "President Bernie Sanders."

Oil Manipulation, Hydraulic Fracturing and the Ruthless Control of the Oil...

While the Standard Oil Trust fixed prices, set production quotas and ruthlessly forced out competitors, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has control of the industry. If history repeats itself, will the oil industry respond with market manipulation?

As Obama Apologizes for Deaths of Hostages in Drone Strike, Does...

President Obama apologized for the U.S. drone strike in Pakistan that took the lives of two hostages. He went on saying the operation was a botched operation and he deeply regretted its outcome.

As the US Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, Is Bombed, Can America...

The U.S. diplomatic presence in the eastern reaches of the Middle East is in question as the security for such embassies and consulates is the host countries' responsibility. But when the state has failed, we must ask: Is U.S. diplomacy even possible in much of the region?

Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and...

President Obama is responsible for a major increase in weapons sales with the majority of weapon exports going to the Middle East and Persian Gulf. The Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any other administration since World War II.

We Don’t Have to Fight World War III in the Middle...

John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif have demonstrated that we don’t have to fight World War III in the Middle East with the framework of the nuclear deal. Diplomacy can work—war is not the only available policy tool.

What if U.S. and U.N. Sanctioned Israel Over Its Nukes as...

The Middle East already has enough horrible issues without having nuclear weaponry added to the mix. The UN has treated Israel very different from how Iran was treated but should be discouraged when it comes to weaponry like the rest of the Middle East.

Iran Deal: Do the Critics Want War?

Republican critics of the Iran nuclear agreement draft have long time favored war over negotiation, preparing talking points against any eventual deal. So what will their bad advice cost us this time around?

'How the FBI Created a Terrorist:' Agency Accused of Entrapping Mentally...

One journalist investigates the FBI’s use of informants in sting operations in an exposé called "How the FBI Created a Terrorist." Join Democracy Now discusses an elaborately orchestrated FBI sting that took place in 2012.

President Obama Drones On And On; Ranks Of New Terrorists Swell

What will President Obama be known for in future history books? It could be for some positive changes he made for his citizens or it could be for his poor decision to open the door to drone warfare.

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A stunning quid pro quo promise to Big Oil executives by former President Donald Trump receives scant coverage, raising questions about media integrity and democratic accountability.

Biden administration moves to reclassify marijuana: A major shift in US drug policy

President Biden’s Department of Justice takes historic steps to reclassify marijuana, aiming to end a ‘failed approach’ and recognize its medical benefits, sparking mixed reactions from lawmakers and advocates.