Seventeen years after 9/11: From “war on terror” to “great power conflict”

by Andre Damon, published on World Socialist Website, September 12, 2018 Seventeen years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks—which became the official pretense for the “war on terror” and a series of bloody conflicts that cost the lives of at least one million people—Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new military offensive in Syria in defense[…]

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Clashing Visions Of Denuclearization Pose Risk To U.S.-North Korea Summit

by Gregory Elich, originally published on Zoom In Korea, May 17, 2018 The soaring hopes generated by the recent Inter-Korean Summit are now supplanted by uncertainty, due to North Korea’s suspension of a planned meeting with the South. In the weeks following the summit’s Panmunjom Declaration, North Korea took actions to demonstrate its goodwill and desire for peaceful resolution of[…]

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Bombing Syrians for Their Own Good

The United States played a coordinating role in the earliest days of the war on Syria, and even before the violence began.   For the last several years the United States has had active military forces in Syria against the wishes of the legitimate Syrian government.   U.S. forces have killed hundreds of Syrian soldiers defending their turf in the region[…]

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U.S. Occupation of NE Syria Illegal

by Jeff Mackler of Socialist Action During a Jan. 17 Stanford University speech, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. military will arm, train, finance, and otherwise support—for an indefinite time—a new, 30,000-strong, Kurdish and U.S.-allied Arab nation border force in northeastern Syria. This force in formation, effectively aimed at the partition of Syria, will be backed by[…]

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War in Syria / U.S., a Wounded Predator, Spreads Chaos in Middle East

US forces wearing YPG patches (AP) By Sara Flounders U.S. imperialism’s deteriorating position in the Middle East was confirmed on Jan. 17, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bold assertion for U.S. plans in Syria. The arrogant statement was followed, within hours, by almost immediate backpedaling. Tillerson’s talk at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirmed that the only hope[…]

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