Tag Archives: ISIL

ISIS in America: The Terror Trial That Shook Minnesota (Video)

An ISIS cell. An undercover FBI agent. A community torn apart.

The FBI Plot to Entrap Somali Youth

To bring serious charges against the youth, the government had to show that the youth were “predisposed” to do something. The FBI set up a sting operation to ensnare them. To assist with it, they engaged [a] 20-year-old [informant].

Matt Pearce: I was just another reporter sent to cover radicalization in Minneapolis. Then 2 local Somalis took me on a tour

These weren’t foreigners, strangers, outsiders. These were hometown kids who went to local schools, now young men in their early 20s.

Chris Hedges: States of Terror

Hedges: All the major candidates for president, including Bernie Sanders, along with a media that is a shameless echo chamber for the elites, embrace endless war. Lost are the art of diplomacy, the ability to read the cultural, political, linguistic and religious landscape of those we dominate by force,

VIDEO | Glen Greenwald: “Submissive” Media’s Drumbeat for War and Anti-Muslim Scapegoating, Parts I, 2

Discussion of media fearmongering, anti-Muslim scapegoating, ISIL’s roots, and war profiteering with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept. “Every time there’s a terrorist attack, Western leaders exploit that attack to do more wars,” Greenwald says.

Hersh Vindicated? Turkish Whistleblowers Corroborate Story on False Flag Sarin Attack in Syria

“Today’s Zaman”: The purpose was to create the perception that, according to Şeker, “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a US military intervention in Syria.”

Gosling: ‘ISIL Could Be Closed Down In Blink Of An Eye.’

Originally posted on THE ONENESS of HUMANITY:
by Jerry Alatalo “That action is best which procures the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers.” – FRANCIS HUTCHESON (1649-1746) Scottish professor of moral philosophy ometimes you wonder if the day will ever arrive when all world leaders speak nothing but truth and investigative journalism becomes unnecessary. Think…

Mark Fiore: Obama and The Long War of Foreverness (animated cartoon)

I’m not saying the world is a happy, safe place and we should just stay home and contentedly drive our Priuses, but it seems establishing a one-size-fits-all legal justification(s) is not the way to do this.    By Mark Fiore  MarkFiore.com  February 23, 2015 While most people are focused on ISIS (or ISIL, Islamic State […]

Rania Khalek: Drone-Strike Feminism

 Of all the justifications the Obama administration has employed to sanctify yet another war on Iraq, none have been more disingenuous than the portrayal of the latest US bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS, aka ISIL) as a feminist rescue mission. By Rania Khalek  www.truth-out.org   PopularResistance.org   November 8th, 2014 […]

▶ Coleen Rowley, Sami Rasouli: A new chapter of U.S. war: Iraq, Syria, ISIS and U.S. Intervention

Published on Nov 5, 2014 Sami Rasouli is an Iraqi-American who lived in Minnesota for many years before returning to Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. Sami works in Iraq with the Muslim Peacemakers Team (MPT), a group dedicated to the principles of nonviolence. Coleen Rowley is a retired FBI Agent and former Minneapolis Division […]

▶ ‘Dangerous precedent’ – Ray McGovern on excessive police force

Liberty activist and former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has been released by New York police, after spending hours behind bars. Joins RT to tell everyone what happened. Published on Oct 31, 2014 Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! […]

Common Dreams: Dozens of Civilians Killed by US-Led Bombing of Syria — Report

In addition to hundreds of fighters reported killed in month of airstrikes, women and children among the many innocent bystanders left dead  By Jon Queally, staff writer  Common Dreams  October 23, 2014 Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at […]

Kathy Kelly: Stop the Killing

I believe we should try very hard to hear the grievances of people in Iraq and the region, including those who have joined the Islamic State, regarding U.S. policies and wars that have radically affected their lives and well-being over the past three decades. By Kathy Kelly  October 19, 2014 This article first appeared on […]

Medea Benjamin, The Fourth Estate in Flames: On the US Media’s Award-Winning War Propaganda

 Day after day, night after night, the press relied on propaganda from both ISIS and the US government to whip up fear and a thirst for revenge in the American public. Gruesome beheading videos distributed by Isis were played over and over.  By Medea Benjamin  Common Dreams  October 10, 2014 Like these cars in the Syrian city […]

▶ Two on Iraq from Democracy Now! Jeremy Scahill and Embedded Journalist Abdul-Alhad

The tragedy of the Sunnis in Iraq.  Need a social contract, not money and weapons. “The war that ISIS is raging on the Iraqi government is a coalition of many different tiny little wars,” Abdul-Ahad says. “Everyone has his own grievances against the central government of Iraq, yet ISIS has managed to include them all […]

Evergreene Digest: Overthrowing Other People’s Governments

The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes” “The Terrorists R Us” Gary Kohls’ Submission Notes on Overthrowing Other People’s Governments Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us […]

Barry Grossman: ISIS was inevitable and foreseeable consequence of US policy against Assad

The ISIS monster would never have emerged without the US policy of overthrowing Assad, Barry Grossman writes. Barry K. Grossman, whatsupic.com  PressTV  Fri Oct 10, 2014 We should avoid always falling into the trap of assuming the various elements comprising the US dominated “Empire” security apparatus hatch, plan and execute their operations in the same […]

David Swanson, Urgent: Right-Left Alliance Needed to Stop This War!

Big groups on the left have told me that they will not have any time for opposing war until the elections are over, at which point they’ll be happy to “hold accountable” any of the Democrats they’ve just reelected. There are organizations who do the same thing for Republicans. By david swanson   Ron Paul Institute for […]

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Inside the American Terrordome

ISIS in Washington: America’s Soundtrack of Hysteria     By Tom Engelhardt October 7, 2014 It happened so fast that, at first, I didn’t even take it in. Two Saturdays ago, a friend and I were heading into the Phillips Museum in Washington, D.C., to catch a show of neo-Impressionist art when we ran into someone he knew, heading […]

Tom Tomorrow: Climate of terror

Tom Tomorrow on ISIS, or is it ISIL? Tom Tomorrow  Daily Kos  September 29, 2014