Tag Archives: Osama bin Laden

Ann Wright | Trump Complies with War-Hawk Wishes

President Trump is plunging ahead with expanded Mideast wars, with emerging escalations in Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere, building on the bloody policies of his predecessors, as retired Col. Ann Wright explains. By Ann Wright  Consortium News  June 19, 2017 The militarization of U.S. foreign policy certainly didn’t start with President Donald J. Trump; in fact, […]

Tomgram | Nick Turse, Special Ops, Shadow Wars, and the Golden Age of the Gray Zone

The Year of the Commando:
U.S. Special Operations Forces Deploy to 138 Nations, 70% of the World’s Countries

Seymour Hersh: What Really Led to the Killing of Osama bin Laden

“When your version comes out — if you do it — people in Pakistan will be tremendously grateful,” Durrani told me. “For a long time people have stopped trusting what comes out about bin Laden from the official mouths. There will be some negative political comment and some anger, but people like to be told the truth, and what you’ve told me is essentially what I have heard from former colleagues who have been on a fact finding mission since this episode.”

Chris Hedges: Where Is Our Jeremy Corbyn?

Hedges: I will not support a politician who sells out the Palestinians and panders to the Israel lobby any more than I will support a politician who refuses to confront the bloated military and arms industry or white supremacy and racial injustice. The Palestinian issue is not a tangential issue. It is an integral part of Americans’ efforts to dismantle our war machine, the neoliberal policies that see austerity and violence as the primary language for speaking to the rest of the world, and the corroding influence of money in the U.S. political system.

Evergreene Digest: Seymour Hersh | Obama Lied About Bin Laden Raid

“The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations?” High-level lying remains the modus operandi of (Obama-led) US policy, along with secret prisons, […]

Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISIS Their Videos and Ours, Their “Caliphate” and Ours

Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies and America’s own record of terror… By Tom Engelhardt  TomDispatch.com  September 2, 2014 Whatever your politics, you’re not likely to feel great about America right now.  After all, there’s Ferguson (the whole world was watching!), an increasingly unpopular president, a Congress whose approval ratings make the president look like a […]

(Video) Jeremy Scahill> The War Against Whistleblowers & Inside America’s Covert Wars

At this year’s Socialism Conference in Chicago, Jeremy Scahill spoke about the war against whistleblowers, what a country’s treatment of its own citizens says about how it will treat non-citizens and the difference between having principles and playing a partisan game. Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by The Nation via Common Dreams videonation  Published on Jul 11, 2013 […]

(Video) Colbert Nation> Scahill on Dirty Wars & The Zimmerman Verdict

Monday July 15, 2013 Jeremy Scahill Author Jeremy Scahill discusses the secret war in Afghanistan, drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and the Obama administration’s “Terror Tuesday” meetings.  (05:24) Monday July 15, 2013 George Zimmerman Verdict Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera explains why an all-female jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the Trayvon Martin murder case.  (04:11) […]

Chase Madar> How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars

“Al-Qaeda remains a simmering menace, but as an organization hardly the greatest threat to the United States.  In fact, if you measure national security in blood and money, as many of us still do, by far the greatest threat to the United States over the past dozen years has been our own clueless foreign policy.” […]

Greg Palast> Now that the SOB is dead…” Novel Idea: Asking an Afghan about Afghanistan

“I am moved to recount a bit of my lengthy talk with the Afghan minister after reading reams of meretricious bunkum about Afghanistan from the pens of US propaganda repeaters pretending to be reporters.” By Greg Palast for Vice Magazine Friday, 10. May 2013  GregPalast.com “Now that the sonovabitch is dead, why is the US still angry […]

Glenn Greenwald> Zero Dark Thirty: new torture-glorifying film wins raves

Zero Dark Thirty: new torture-glorifying film wins raves Can a movie that relies on fabrications to generate support for war crimes still be considered great? Glenn Greenwald  guardian.co.uk,  Monday 10 December 2012 A scene from Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, about the capture and assassination of Osama Bin Laden. Photograph: Jonathan Olley/jonathanolley.co.uk (updated below – Update […]

Bill Quigley> 15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For

15 Things Neither Romney Nor Obama Is Brave Enough to Stand For Despite big differences, there are issues that neither candidate is brave enough to tackle. By Bill Quigley  October 26, 2012  AlterNet   A photo shows one of two war crime courtrooms at Camp Justice at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on October 17. Thousands […]

William Pfaff> Drone Warfare: An Illegal Tactic Sure to Perpetuate U.S.-Muslim War Indefinitely

Drone Warfare: An Illegal Tactic Sure to Perpetuate U.S.-Muslim War Indefinitely By William Pfaff  Oct 30, 2012  truthdig.com It is a profound but nearly universal mistake among Americans (and others) to think that the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in 2013 or 2014 will end the American war with the Muslim world that began on September 11 in […]

Video> Protester [Medea Benjamin] disrupts drone press conference

Protester disrupts drone press conference As US counterterrorism chiefs insist that drone strikes are legal under international law, one protester decides to object during a press conference. By Alastair Good, Journalist     01 May 2012      Telegraph Speaking on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the US killing of Osama bin Laden in a […]

Winona LaDuke: From Geronimo to Bin Laden

From Geronimo to Bin Laden Winona LaDuke Explores The Militarization of Indian Country From Hollywood Progressive May 12, 2011 By Georgianne Nienaber Editorial Note:  Time to revisit this book, especially if you have not seen information about it before. Winona LaDuke, a Native American activist and twice Ralph Nader’s Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate , has written a dramatic […]

The Afghan War: a waste of lives, time, and money?

Osama bin Laden:  Cold War Veteran The following is an excerpt from an article for The Guardian  in Britain By Mark Weisbrot.  May 3, 2011 The full article is available on The Guardian’s website. The “war on terror” was made to order for the post-cold war era, and enthusiasts such as then Vice President Dick […]