US fuels Syrian War With New Arms Supplies to Al Qaeda Terrorists

by Dilyana Gaytandhzieva, published on ArmsWatch, June 21, 2021 And you thought the war on Syria was pretty much over, but here we are.   This is particularly interesting in light of the recent Frontline interview with Mohammed al-Jolani, head of Hayt-al-Tahrir (ie. Jabhat-al-Nusra, ie. Al Qaeda in Syria), who is now running Idlib Province in Syria which remains occupied by[…]

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Daniel Hale is a Hero, Not a Criminal

by Chip Gibbons, published on The Jacobin, April 10, 2021 Former intelligence analyst Daniel Hale is being prosecuted for blowing the whistle on America’s drone program. It’s the latest in the topsy-turvy world of national security whistleblowers, who reveal illegal and immoral conduct by the US military yet face prison time as if they committed the real crimes. On Wednesday,[…]

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“Roof Knocking” in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone

by Brian Terrell, published on CounterPunch, May 21, 2021 In its deadly attacks in densely populated Gaza, the Israeli Defense Force is employing a technique they call “roof knocking.” First drones fire small missiles without warheads on a residential building, intended only to shake the building before armed missiles destroy it minutes later. The IDF calls these “warning shots” and[…]

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The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Popular Resistance, April 19, 2021 US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America’s nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: “The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as[…]

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Biden’s Drone Wars

by Brian Terrell, published on World Beyond War, April 19, 2021 On Thursday, April 15, the New York Times posted an article headed, “How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan,” just in case anyone misunderstood the previous day’s headline, “Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’” as indicating the[…]

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A Cold War Re-Education in 8 Minutes

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, March 21, 2021        from Remarks by David Swanson at the Cold War Truth Commission The Cold War didn’t have a hard and fast beginning that transformed the world or that turned heroic anti-Nazi Soviets into Satanic Commies on a particular afternoon. The rise of Nazism had been facilitated in part by[…]

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