Tag Archives: Syrian war

Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research

Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.

How the Empire Gets Away With Expanding (Some Observations)

Americans who dissent – that is, who are opposed to war – are branded supporters of the targeted government’s legitimate leadership.

Chris Hedges: The Soldier’s Tale

“Pat Tillman showed me I could resist the indoctrination”

Military Madness, U.S. Style: What’s the Alternative?

Stephen Kinzer wrote that “coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press.’”

Syria – a case study in propaganda, by Chris Kanthan

In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.

DN! Video | Slaughter or Liberation? A Debate on Russia’s Role in the Syrian War & the Fall of Aleppo

Russia described the fall of Aleppo as a victory against terrorists and jihadists, but the United States has decried the Russian-backed offensive…

David Swanson | The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Drone

Linebaugh says there is no way to distinguish the little “civilian” blobs from little “militant” blobs.

Hersh Vindicated? Turkish Whistleblowers Corroborate Story on False Flag Sarin Attack in Syria

“Today’s Zaman”: The purpose was to create the perception that, according to Şeker, “Assad killed his people with sarin and that requires a US military intervention in Syria.”

End US Intervention in Iraq and Syria | Antiwar activists Marie Braun, Meredith Aby-Kierstead, Margaret Sarfehjooy

Braun: For most Americans, the Persian Gulf War ended on February 27, 1991. But the war did not end for the Iraqi people; it had only begun. The new war of sanctions, which did not allow Iraq to import sufficient medicine and food, or to repair the infrastructure, continued for 13 more long years. This sanctions war was a low intensity war; it killed an Iraqi child every 10 minutes; it killed 3500-5000 children every month; it resulted in emotional, mental and physical disabilities in more than a generation of Iraqi children.

▶ 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 […]

▶ Seymour Hersh: Obama “Cherry Picked” Intel on Syrian Chemical Attack to Justify U.S. Strike (2 of 2)

Published on Dec 9, 2013 http://www.democracynow.org – Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh joins us to discuss his new article casting doubt on the veracity of the Obama administration’s claims that only the Assad regime could have carried out the chemical attacks in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta earlier this year. Writing in the London Review of Books, Hersh […]

Diana Johnstone: US Uses Past Crimes to Legalize Future Ones

Justifying the Unjustifiable by DIANA JOHNSTONE  August 26, 2013  counterpunch.org Paris. The liberal warhawks are groping around for a pretext they can call “legal” for waging war against Syria, and have come up with the 1999 “Kosovo war”. This is not surprising insofar as a primary purpose of that US/NATO 78-day bombing spree was always […]

[Video] The Snowden Case What You’re Not Being Told

When the mainstream media shows you something with their right hand, watch what the left hand is doing. Published on Jun 25, 2013  StormCloudsGathering Editor’s Note: I like the analysis in this video, but I am put off by the harshness of the narrator.  Being impatient with people and in effect calling them stupid because they […]

Dr.Paul Craig Roberts> Silencing The Critics

Silencing The Critics The western media continually lies. On the rare instances when the lies are corrected, it is always long after the event and, therefore, the crimes enabled by the media have been accomplished. by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts    February 20, 2012    Global Research In 2010 the FBI invaded the homes of […]