Tag Archives: Middle East
The global arms trade is experiencing its greatest boom since the Cold War, fueled by horrific wars in the Middle East and revitalized power rivalries among China, Russia and the United States.
“The speech he delivered in New York, on April 4, 1967, was a speech for all humanity—for the world community. “
It is not clear how insane U.S. policy can get under Trump’s leadership, or that of his warhawk advisors.
“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”
The Middle East region is once again a tinderbox as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rising to new heights.
The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria.
Donald Trump would have been inconceivable as president without those disastrous wars, those trillions squandered on them and on the military that’s fought them, and that certainly qualifies as “impact” enough.
]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.
“…what about the survivors? How can they heal the scars imposed on their psyches? The youth of Gaza has grown up through three wars, each more devastating than the last.
“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency.
No court has ever addressed the government’s legal justifications for military action in so many different parts of the world. Now, in a case brought by the ACLU, one court will.
Bombs have directly killed and injured far too many innocent people in Yemen, but starvation follows.
This collective self-delusion saw the United States make the greatest strategic blunder in its history, one that sounded the death knell of the empire—the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble