Tag Archives: Phyllis Bennis

Evergreene Digest | ‘You Cannot Use Military Force to Wipe Out Terrorism’

But the problem is, as long as you’re doing the military, the others don’t work. You can’t be bombing people and at the same time think that you’re going to succeed at, quote, “persuading” them, which is one of the great things the Obama administration has talked about wanting to do, persuading them that ISIS […]

Wars Of Vengeance Will Not Work For France, Just As They Failed The US

Bennis: Wars of vengeance won’t work for France anymore than they worked for the US.

Common Dreams | Impunity, Death, and Blowback: Report Exposes Illegal US Drone War in Yemen

From the article: The report raises numerous questions regarding the validity of U.S. official claims that strikes only target individuals who pose “a continuing and imminent threat to the American people” and who cannot be captured.

Syria Emergency Response by WAMM members Meredith Aby, Marie Braun and Sarah Martin

Meredith Aby, Marie Braun, and Sarah Martin from Women Against Military Madness speak out about the new wars in Syria and Iraq during Peace Week, 2014. Speeches given on September 23, 2014 at the Syria Emergency Reponse action at the Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota Marie Braun, WAMM Thank you for coming here today to speak […]

Common Dreams> In Syria, Obama’s Calculations Reveal Stupidity of US Imperialism

As US and NATO plan aerial attack on Assad government, analyses expose cynical and dangerous mindset of those choosing war over peace. Jon Queally, staff writer  Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Common Dreams Does the planned US/NATO attack on Syria serve a larger strategic goal than simply “saving political face”? Perhaps not, but that […]

Phyllis Bennis> Syria’s Chemical Weapons…Iraq Redux?

The “democracy” that ten years of US war and occupation left behind in Iraq. Phyllis Bennis  Institute for Policy Studies  May 3, 2013  Posted by Portside on May 4, 2013 Phyllis Bennis Facebook News from the Middle East is growing more dire by the day. And unfortunately, most of the news from our own officials and influential […]

Should NATO Exist? Democracy Now! Debate on Alliance’s Purpose, Afghan War’s Future

Published on May 22, 2012 by democracynow DemocracyNow.org – As NATO concludes its largest-ever summit in Chicago, we host a debate on whether the trans-Atlantic military alliance should exist at all and its new agreement to hand over control to Afghan forces next year. “When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail — when you’re a […]