Tag Archives: Global War on Terror

U.K.’s Corbyn Told Truth about Terrorism

Politicians obviously have self-interested reasons for denying that they have misinterpreted, miscalculated, and then persisted in bad policies that have resulted in death and destruction for their own countrymen as well as others.

An American Century of Carnage: Measuring Violence in a Single Superpower World

Creating a capacity for violence greater than the world has ever seen is costly — and remunerative.

Rebecca Gordon | American Carnage: Fighting the Forever War

Clearly, these days Trump enjoys the company of military men. He’s more ambivalent about what the military actually does.

Noam Chomsky: American Power Under Challenge and The Costs of Violence| Masters of Mankind (Parts 1, 2)

Yet “concern” over what the U.S. has done in our distant war zones — from the killing of civilians at weddings, funerals, and memorial services to the evisceration of a hospital, to kidnappings, torture, and even the killing of prisoners, to drone strikes so “surgical” and “precise” that hundreds below died even though only a relatively few individuals were officially targeted — seems largely missing in action. –Tom Engelhardt’s Introduction

David Swanson: Non-French War Deaths Matter

Swanson: We are all France. Apparently. Though we are never all Lebanon or Syria or Iraq for some reason. Or a long, long list of additional places.

Adam Hudson: Thanks to Reliance on “Signature” Drone Strikes, US Military Doesn’t Know Who It’s Killing

The use of signature strikes poses serious legal, strategic and moral questions.

Tomgram> The Dictionary of the Global War on You (GWOY): Definitions for a New Age

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The OED* of the National Security State Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 8:22am, July 2, 2013  tomdispatch.com [Note for TomDispatch readers: After reading today’s piece, feel free to email us your own definitions for the post-9/11 era or put them on TD’s Facebook page. The next TD piece will be posted on Sunday, July 7th. Tom] The […]

Victoria Brittain> Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror

Tomgram: Victoria Brittain, Fighting a Global War of Terror “Here was the texture of a hidden war of continual harassment against a largely helpless population.  This was how some of the most vulnerable people in British society — often already traumatised refugees and torture survivors — were made permanent scapegoats for our post-9/11, and then […]

Syria> Why We Say No to Intervention> Downloadable leaflet

Syria: Why We Say No to Intervention August 7, 2012    Stop the War Coalition Download leaflet: Front…     Back… THE WEST is already intervening in Syria and any escalation can only make matters worse. Early this year President Obama authorised the CIA to support the opposition in trying to topple the Assad regime. Arms are being channelled mainly […]

Voice of Art – Iraq Veterans Against the War, Pt. 3

Published on Jul 13, 2012 by iamOTHER Follow Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) artists as they plan to lead a march of 20,000 protesters at the NATO summit in Chicago. There veterans and service members throw back their Global War on Terror medals in symbolic protest of the hypocrisy and failed military policies of the US and […]

Tom Engelhardt> Washington’s Militarized Mindset

Tom Engelhardt> Washington’s Militarized Mindset The Military Solution> The Lessons Washington Can’t Draw From the Failure of the Military Option  By Tom Engelhardt    July 5, 2012    Tom Dispatch Americans may feel more distant from war than at any time since World War II began.  Certainly, a smaller percentage of us — less than 1% — serves […]

Coleen Rowley> Secret Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S.

Secret “Kill Lists” and the dark sickness that ails the U.S. By Coleen Rowley      May 30, 2012 [Editor’s Note:  The following articles from various sources are included as part of this article by the author: President Obama’s Priestly Assassinations, Assange and the “War on Whistleblowers,”  America As Self-Declared Victim, The Moral Challenge of ‘Kill Lists’] There is […]

Andrew Bacevich> Scoring the Global War on Terror> From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds

Scoring the Global War on Terror From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds A war that once occupied center stage in national politics has now slipped to the periphery, with legal and moral questions raised by the war left dangling in midair. Andrew Bacevich      February 19, 2012    TomDispatch.com With the United […]

Book Review> The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation | Books | TomDispatch

The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation By Tom Engelhardt   TomDispatch JUST PUBLISHED: 2007 second edition with a new preface and an afterword on how America’s “victory culture” returned in the George W. Bush era, only to crash and burn in Iraq. An updated analysis of the […]

William Astore> Fighting 1% Wars> Why Our Wars of Choice May Prove Fatal

Fighting 1% Wars   Why Our Wars of Choice May Prove Fatal William Astore    December 8, 2011.  Tom Dispatch America’s wars are remote.  They’re remote from us geographically, remote from us emotionally (unless you’re serving in the military or have a close relative or friend who serves), and remote from our major media outlets, […]

Sex and the Single Drone> The Latest in Guarding the Empire> by Tom Engelhardt

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington’s Field of Screams Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 9:31am, September 29, 2011.  TomDispatch.com [In May I wrote a piece for TomDispatch, “Welcome to Post-Legal America,” about ways in which, in the name of protecting American “safety,” the very concept of legality has ceased to be applied to our National Security Complex — other than, […]

Crisis of Confidence: How Washington Lost Faith in America’s Courts, by Karen J. Greenberg

Tomgram: Karen J. Greenberg, Taking the Justice Out of the Justice System Posted by Karen J. Greenberg, August 21, 2011.  TomDispatch.com Can you even remember the world before 9/11?  You know, the one where you weren’t stripped in the airport or body-wanded at the ballpark?  It’s as much a lost world as anything Conan Doyle ever imagined.  And it seems there’s no turning […]