Tag Archives: ISIL

C.J. Polychroniou Interviews Noam Chomsky: Can Civilization Survive “Really Existing Capitalism”?

 One of the most respected mainstream US Middle East analysts, former CIA operative Graham Fuller, recently wrote that “I think the United States is one of the key creators of [ISIS]. The United States did not plan the formation of ISIS, but its destructive interventions in the Middle East and the war in Iraq were […]

Coleen Rowley: Why Do Americans Hate Beheadings But Love Drone Killings?

 It’s depressing otherwise to learn how many uninformed people there are that still think “bombing the village to save it” somehow can work. Such “war on terror” propaganda is actually effective on the liberal-minded who are more vulnerable to having their emotional buttons — fear, hate, greed, false pride and blind loyalty — pressed than […]

Henry A. Giroux; ISIS and the Spectacle of Terrorism—Resisting Mainstream Workstations of Fear

Surely, fighting “the inhuman” does not justify the indiscriminate killing of Syrian civilians by drones and high-tech fighter jets, among other dastardly crimes? The human and inhuman too often bleed into each other, destroying this wretched, unreflective rhetoric. This is a dangerous binary because it closes down questions of history, politics, power, justice and the […]

▶ Brave New Films: How Perpetual War Fuels Terrorism

Since 1980, we have militarily intervened at least 35 times in more than 27 countries. We keep bombing, we continue spending trillions of dollars, but we’re no safer as a result. CALL YOUR SENATOR: http://www.bravenewfilms.org/callyour… Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this […]

First Dog on the Moon on … Isis’s letter to the west

Isis has sent a heartfelt letter of encouragement to the west. We give you the best extracts The Guardian  September 24, 2014 • Hear First Dog talk through the cartoon • Having trouble viewing this cartoon? Click here. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for […]

Obama bombs Syria: More Dirty War

Too much of the world is a battlefield. Cover of Jeremy Scahill’s book, Dirty Wars BOMBS AWAY IN SYRIA Huffington Post U.S. and Allies Strike ISIS Targets in Syria New York Times Bombs From Air and Sea Target Militants’ Stronghold By HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT9:56 PM ET Airstrikes against the Islamic State unleashed a […]

Cartoon by Brian McFadden: iRAQ WAR 3.0

 Click to enlarge. By BrianMcFadden for Comics ORIGINALLY POSTED TO COMICS ON WED SEP 17, 2014 AT 02:50 PM PDT. ALSO REPUBLISHED BY ADALAH — A JUST MIDDLE EAST AND DAILY KOS. 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 […]

Chelsea E. Manning: How to make Isis fall on its own sword

Degrade and destroy? The west should try to disrupt the canny militants into self-destruction, because bombs will only backfire Chelsea E Manning in Fort Leavenworth  The Guardian 16 September 2014 If properly contained, Isis will not be able to sustain itself on rapid growth alone, and will begin to fracture internally. Photograph: via AP The […]

The Daily Beast: Contractors Ready to Cash In On ISIS War

 Obama pledged that the war against ISIS won’t be fought with U.S. ground troops. He didn’t say anything about contractors, who see this as “the next big meal ticket.” Partick Baz/AFP/Getty Eli Lake  The Daily Beast  September 13, 2014 America’s rapidly-expanding war against ISIS won’t involve large numbers of U.S. troops on the ground, President […]

The Nation: Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits?

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of ISIS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors? Lee Fang  TheNation.com  September 12, 2014 Retired General Anthony Zinni, retired General Jack Keane and former Bush administration official Fran Townsend If you read enough news and watch […]

The Intercept: News Organizations Finally Realize Obama’s War Plan is a Hot Mess

“Rudderless and without a compass, the American ship of state continues to drift, guns blazing.”  —Andrew J. Bacevich     BY DAN FROOMKIN  The Intercept  September 11, 2014    President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State counts on pretty much everything going right in a region of the world where pretty much […]

▶ The Real News: Obama Syria Plan will Strengthen, not Defeat, IS and Warlordism

Omar Dahi says the forces likely to be armed by the US are as destructive as IS; Obama is wrong that the Assad regime has no legitimacy, most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

The Real News: American Bombs Will Not Defeat ISIS

Vijay Prashad says the Saudis and Iran must be part of a regional solution that includes ending support for jihadists in Syria; the solution will not come from the US military 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” […]

▶ The Real News: ISIS Wants the US Drawn into a Ground War

Andrew Levine says the Islamist forces have learned that a ground war is to their advantage; US policy will to lead to more chaos   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 […]