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Obama Wades Further into Yemen
“The U.S. Navy … has dispatched the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt toward the waters off Yemen to join other American ships prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the rebels, U.S. officials said,” the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday. Thus does the Obama administration risk war with Iran while embracing the mischievous…
Che Minchia ci Facciamo in Yemen?
Il governo degli Stati Uniti parte alla carica contro un’altra guerra civile in Medio Oriente. Quando continui a chiederti “Impareranno mai?”, la risposta più probabile è che chi prende le decisioni non ha alcun incentivo a fare altrimenti. Quello che sembra un fallimento potrebbe essere invece il risultato voluto. I pantani hanno i loro lati…
What the Hell are We Doing in Yemen?
The U.S. government has charged into another civil war in the Middle East. When you find yourself repeatedly asking, “Will they ever learn?” the answer may be that the decision-makers have no incentive to do things differently. What looks like failure may be the intended outcome. Quagmires have their benefits — to the ruling elite…
How Animals Fare in War
The L.A. Times recently reported on the U.S. Navy’s training of dolphins and sea lions as part of its seemingly limitless global war strategy. The Navy hopes that these animals’ biological capabilities will allow them to find underwater enemy mines and swimmers in “restricted areas”, on whom the sea lions would attach “bite plates”. While the Navy…
“Özel İlişkiyi” Bitirme Zamanı Geldi
Beklendiği gibi, Başbakan Benjamin Netanyahu’nun Washington DC’deki Kongrede verdiği konuşmaya verilen tepkiler Israil’de ve Amerika’da parti içerisinde bölünmelere neden oldu. Netanyahu’nun savaş propagandasına yatkın olanlar Iran’la nükleer anlaşmaya karşı reddedilemez, ikna edici öneri duydular. Netanyahu’nun “kurt bağaran oğlan” rutinine tanıdık olanlar ikna edilmediler. Konuşma sonrasında,Netanyahu’nun İsrail’de beklenen seçim numaraları değişmedi, ve Amerika Birleşik Devletlerinde, Washington’ın partizan muhafazakarlar ve basınlar “liderlik gıpta” iddea ettiler (Elisabeth Hasselbeck, R-Fox…
“Terror” as Victim Rhetoric on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Ryan Calhoun‘s ““Terror” as Victim Rhetoric” read by Thomas J. Webb and edited by Nick Ford. All acts of war involve terror. The horror of war is not a byproduct, it is the intention. One cannot divorce terror from war anymore than one can divorce pleasure from sex. Treating an entire side of a…
Sii Buona, Google!
Il sito Antiwar.com (un nome che dice tutto) il diciotto marzo ha annunciato la decisione di Google Adsense di sospendere il suo conto, risorsa fondamentale per stare online, per aver pubblicato foto di torture e abusi scattate nella prigione militare di Abu Ghraib in Iraq (Eric Garris, “Google Disables All Ads on Antiwar.com,” 18 marzo)….
Hey, Google — Don’t Be Evil!
The website Antiwar.com (whose name is self-explanatory) announced March 18 that Google Adsense had suspended its account — a major source of the revenue it needs to stay online — for publishing new photos of torture and abuse from the Abu Ghraib military prison in Iraq (Eric Garris, “Google Disables All Ads on Antiwar.com,” March…
Spegnete le “Relazioni Speciali”
Come c’era da aspettarsi, la reazione al discorso al Congresso del primo ministro Benjamin Netanyahu si sono divise secondo linee di partito, sia in Israele che negli Stati Uniti. Quelli che condividono la sete di guerra di Netanyahu ci hanno visto un argomento convincente, indiscutibile per opporsi a qualunque accordo sul nucleare con l’Iran. Quelli…
Time to End the “Special Relationship”
As expected, reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Washington DC Congressional address broke pretty much  along party lines, both in Israel and the United States.  Those already susceptible to Netanyahu’s war fever heard a compelling, irrefutable case against any nuclear deal with Iran.  Those familiar with Netanyahu’s “boy who cried wolf” routine weren’t persuaded. In Israel, Netanyahu’s expected election numbers…
I Don’t Love America Either, Rudy
In his ongoing quest to remain relevant, Rudy Giuliani recently accused president Barack Obama of not loving America. In the ensuing outrage, Giuliani quickly backpedaled, clarifying that he doesn’t doubt Obama’s love of country, but instead believes Obama’s policies are wrongheaded, representative of someone who doesn’t know what’s in America’s best interests, as set forth in the Rudy…
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Idols
If you’re outside the liberty movement social media universe, you might not have known that The Happening was absolutely happening last weekend. What was The Happening, you ask as I admire your ignorance of the affair? Well, the International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC) was kicking off with movement darlings Ron Paul and Andrew Napolitano….
A Modest Proposal: Mandatory Military Service for Congress
If it seems like only months ago that America’s warmongers were claiming there would be no need for US boots on the ground in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), that’s because it was. When the politicians initially decided to promote IS to the position of threat du jour, they promised that threat could be eliminated without sacrifice of American…
Three Tales of the DRM Curtain
These three short stories all come from the same Cory Doctorow collection, Overclocked: Stories of the Future Present (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2007). Free download here. The three are all set against a background of what I call the “DRM Curtain,” a transnational corporate Empire based on artificial scarcities enforced through a maximalist version “intellectual…
Selective Hearing in the War on Terror
Watching Fox News’s recent coverage of the Islamic State’s Twitter-hack left me shaking my head in disbelief, as usual. The latest act alleged to have been carried out by IS is the group’s takeover of several Twitter accounts belonging to the wives of US military servicemen. Among the threatening tweets issued by IS through the hacked…
El “American Sniper” no era un héroe ni nada por el estilo
A pesar de lo que algunos piensan, héroe no es sinónimo de competente asesino a sueldo contratado por el gobierno. Si American Sniper, la exitosísima película de Clint Eastwood, provoca una franca conversación pública sobre la guerra y el heroísmo, el gran director habrá prestado un servicio muy necesario al país y el mundo. Esto…
“Homeland Security”: Please, Br’er Conservatives, Don’t Throw Us Into the Briar Patch!
“Hardline House GOP conservatives aren’t worried about a looming Department of Homeland Security shutdown,” reports Cristina Marcos at The Hill. They’d rather let DHS’s funding lapse than give up a provision in its new appropriation reversing president Barack Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. Is it just me, or does this sound more like the promise of ice…
The Islamic State: Obama Doth Protest Too Much
“The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” writes US president Barack Obama in his letter to Congress of February 11, “poses a threat to the people and stability of Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East, and to U.S. national security.” Therefore, Obama requests that Congress pass an “Authorization for the Use of…
The Poison Called Nationalism
“Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismay’d? Not tho’ the soldier knew Someone had blunder’d: Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” Alfred, Lord Tennyson The reason for the…
Brian Williams Shouldn’t Have Been Valorized to Begin With
For the last twelve years, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has publicly recounted the story of a harrowing 2003 helicopter flight in Iraq. Covering the war on the first day of the American invasion, Williams traveled with the US Army’s 159th Aviation Regiment. According to Williams, an Iraqi RPG struck his helicopter, forcing it to make a dangerous emergency landing. Williams…