Tag Archives: war in Iraq

Boondoggle, Inc. Making Sense of the $1.25 Trillion National Security State Budget

Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, and their cohorts — are laughing all the way to the bank.

Sami Rasouli on Iraq (Video)

On June 11, 2016 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, spoke about current issues and problems in Iraq on his recent trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.

Ivan Eland, Consortium News: The War Responsibility of Congress

Congress was to be the dominant branch of government, and the Executive’s role merely was to narrowly execute and enforce laws passed by that body. Even the president’s commander-in-chief role, much abused by modern chief executives, was to be restricted narrowly to commanding the U.S. military in battle. By Ivan Eland  ConsortiumNews.com  October 14, 2014 […]

▶ The Real News: Obama Syria Plan will Strengthen, not Defeat, IS and Warlordism

Omar Dahi says the forces likely to be armed by the US are as destructive as IS; Obama is wrong that the Assad regime has no legitimacy, most Syrians want an end to war, the creation of a broad-front government, and a national army to confront warlords and extremism Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up […]

The Intercept: Media Should Be Challening Arguments for War, Not Baying for Blood

 Washington’s elite media, as usual, is doing its job exactly wrong. They are baying for war. By BY DAN FROOMKIN    TheIntercept.com  September 4, 2014   Pundits and reporters are seemingly competing for who can be more scornful of President Obama for his insufficiently militaristic response to the brutal Sunni militants who call themselves the Islamic […]

Evergreene Digest: Emergency — Another Iraq War Vote Coming! and The Fall of Iraq: What You’re Not Being Told

We need to say NO. American combat forces didn’t help last time and they won’t help this time. What is happening in Iraq is tragic and awful, but we should use the Hippocratic oath for foreign policy — first do no harm. Please join us. Alan Grayson <alangrayson@graysonforcongress.com> Evergreene Digest Editor’s Note: Even though you […]

Iraq War Drums — Again! Evergreene Digest and Rise Up Times

NEWS FLASH (added by RiseUpTimes.org) Twin Cities bridge vigil next week will focus on Iraq No New U.S. War in Iraq No New U.S. Weapons to Iraq Wednesday, June 18, 5:00 to 6:00 PM Lake Street/Marshall Ave Bridge over the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul.  If there is a bombing an emergency response will […]

Patty Guerrero: About Condoleezza Rice being the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Distinguished Carlson Series

March, 29, 2014 Dear Editor,      I have read the many pro comments about Condoleezza Rice being the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota Distinguished Carlson Series and wonder a few things.      Do these people (and the people who invited her) already forget what she did in authorizing the war in […]

Aviva Shen: Six Things Nelson Mandela Believed that Most People Won’t Talk About

 As the world remembers Mandela, here are some of the things he believed that many will gloss over Aviva Shen  Published: Sunday 8 December 2013 NationofChange.org . In the desire to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life — an iconic figure who triumphed over South Africa’s brutal apartheid regime — it’s tempting to homogenize his views into […]

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Bashing “Isolationists” While at War in the World

Always and Everywhere The New York Times and the Enduring “Threat” of Isolationism By Andrew J. Bacevich  October 24, 2013  tomdispatch.com Read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. The abiding defect of U.S. foreign policy? It’s isolationism, my friend. Purporting to steer clear of war, isolationism fosters it. Isolationism impedes the spread of democracy. It inhibits trade and therefore prosperity. […]

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Shell Shock Lite> It Doesn’t Take Much> On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq

Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Shell Shock Lite “I was one nightmare short of PTSD.” Posted by Jeremiah Goulka April 16, 2013  TomDispatch.com “Shell shock,” the psychological scourge of World War I, occurred after “a man has been buried, lifted, or otherwise subjected to the physical effects of a bursting shell or other similar explosive.”  So wrote Charles Myers, […]

Over 1,000,000 Iraqi . . .

U.S. military spends over $20 billion a year . . .

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Leah Bolger> Memorial Day: Pick Your Perversion

Memorial Day: Pick Your Perversion Leah Bolger    May 25, 2012    Veterans for Peace Memorial Day, originally known as “Decoration Day,” was created in the aftermath of the Civil War as a day to honor the memory and sacrifice of Union soldiers who had died in battle. It later broadened to include the theme […]

Tom Morello sings Stray Bullets with IVAW amid No NATO rally

Tom Morello Walks Out Into Audience When Sound System Goes Out in Chicago  By CR – Posted on 21 May 2012     Justice Through Music MAY 21, 2012 – The top activist musician today, Tom Morello, was out in Chicago amongst the activists who were protesting NATO bombing and unnecessary wars, and was playing a concert when the sound […]

Marie Braun and Mary Beaudoin> Shaymaa’s Story, Continued

Update: Shaymaa’s Story Continued By Marie Braun and Mary Beaudoin   WAMM Newsletter   March 2012  The end of the Iraq war occasioned few reflections on the scale of destruction we have wrought there. As is our habit, the discussion focused on the costs to America in blood and treasure, the false premises of war […]

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 […]

The Price of War> Estimated U.S. cost: $4 trillion

The Price of War> Estimated U.S. cost: $4 trillion | FROM EXPLORATIONS | BY SUSAN SELIGSON    Bostonia> Boston University   Fall 2011 “These wars have been financed mostly by borrowing, so they are like no other war in U.S. history,” says CAS’ Neta Crawford.  Photo by Cydney Scott Neta Crawford hopes to deepen the public’s understanding of the […]

Book Review> The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation | Books | TomDispatch

The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation By Tom Engelhardt   TomDispatch JUST PUBLISHED: 2007 second edition with a new preface and an afterword on how America’s “victory culture” returned in the George W. Bush era, only to crash and burn in Iraq. An updated analysis of the […]

Chase Madar> Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians

Blood on Whose Hands? Bradley Manning, Washington, and the Blood of Civilians  By Chase Madar   January 19, 2012    TomDispatch Who in their right mind wants to talk about, think about, or read a short essay about… civilian war casualties?  What a bummer, this topic, especially since our Afghan, Iraq, and other ongoing wars were advertised as […]