Tag Archives: Syria

William Boardman | What War Are We Buying With Another $58 Billion for the Military?

The pace of drone strikes by the US on suspected terrorists has increased more than fourfold since Trump took office.

Flowers and Zeese | The Propaganda Of War

 There are multiple efforts at present to strengthen and revive the peace movement in the United States, and this is a critical necessity. As we wrote several weeks ago, a crisis either manufactured or not can be used to impose greater restrictions on our civil liberties and push through unpopular policies. It is up to […]

NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

the wisdom of the CIA’s billion-dollar-a-year fueling of the Syrian conflict is never examined, nor is the decade-and-a-half-long occupation of Afghanistan.

Thierry Meyssan | The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

On 2 December 2016, the United States Congress voted a law forbidding all military co-operation between Washington and Moscow. In the space of a few years, NATO has re-activated MacCarthyism.

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

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

David Swanson | Public vs. Media on War

Although the public believes the hype about danger emanating from these foreign forces, it does not favor the solution it is endlessly offered by the media and the U.S. government.

Michael Nagler | The Kapp Putsch and Modern Memory

There are two lessons from these chaotic events that we, too, can learn; in fact, we ignore them at our peril.

John Pilger | Inside the Invisible Government: War, Propaganda, Clinton & Trump

Today, the invisible government has never been more powerful and less understood.

FIGHTING FOR ALEPPO: How Syria’s Forgotten Revolutionaries Rose Up “To Kill This Fear”

“Syria has had so many heroes, but people often don’t know who they are.”

Evergreene Digest | The Great Leap Backward: America’s Illegal Wars on the World

Neither military nor economic war on the sovereignty of nations has yielded anything close to a stable, prosperous, and peaceful world. It had delivered death, destruction, debt, market crises, tidal waves of refugees and displaced persons, and concentrated masses of wealth in a few but powerful hands. Related: You Must Be Kidding! Luciana Bohne, CounterPunch […]

Dilip Hiro | American Power at the Crossroads

The global scenario that the down-to-earth presidents of China and Russia seem to have in mind resembles the sort of balance of power that existed in Europe for a century after the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

Max Blumenthal | Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria

Like The Syria Campaign, the White Helmets are anything but impartial.

Diana Johnstone | The Hillary Clinton Presidency Has Already Begun As Lame Ducks Promote Her War

In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.

Rise Up Times | Articles about the Middle East

Articles about the Middle East. Click the title of each article to read the full article.  Found on the link on the RiseUpTimes.org page.  Regularly updated. Also visit the WAMM Middle East Committee website here  for information and articles. +++ +++ A few of the newer posts. US Won’t Release Text Of Secret Deal With Russia To […]

Evergreene Digest | The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win. Related: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem James Fallows, The Atlantic <http://www.theatlantic.com&gt; January/February, 2015 | […]

Marjorie Cohn | US Targeted Killing Rules Conflate Legality and Politics

Under the guise of increased transparency, the administration has revealed partial information about its targeted killing program. But much remains classified. And what we do know does not comply with the law.

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 […]

Robert Parry | NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

…it is impermissible for any government outside of NATO to respond or even defend itself. To do so amounts to a provocation against NATO – and such hypocrisy is accepted by the West’s mainstream news media as the way that the world was meant to be.

Tomgram | Patrick Cockburn, An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

…no less crucial for being obvious: in most of these countries, where Islam is the dominant religion, … al-Qaeda, and the Taliban are essentially the only available vehicles for protest and rebellion. By now, they have completely replaced the socialist and nationalist movements that predominated in the twentieth century; these years have, that is, seen a remarkable reversion to religious, ethnic, and tribal identity, to movements that seek to establish their own exclusive territory by the persecution and expulsion of minorities.

Kathy Kelly | Group Calls for a National Debate on U.S. “Regime Change” Policy

We are a group of concerned U.S. citizens currently visiting Russia with the goal of increasing understanding and reducing international tension and conflict. We are appalled by this call for direct U.S. aggression against Syria, and believe it points to the urgent need for open public debate on U.S. foreign policy.