Tag: ISIS
Is Instability the Goal of U.S. Mideast Policy?
Donald Trump’s indictment of the Bush II administration for failing to prevent the 9/11 attacks presents an opportunity for more of a bird’s eye view of American foreign policy in the Middle East, a policy that has killed many hundreds of thousands, maimed countless more, and laid waste to entire societies. As Peter Beinart reminds…
11/09: Para o governo, o terrorismo não é problema, é solução
Todos os anos, os americanos têm que assistir a uma nova rodada de cerimônias enjoativas e bajuladoras cujo principal objetivo é reforçar a lealdade ao mesmo estado militarista que causou os ataques terroristas de 11 de setembro. É tudo parte de um ciclo perpétuo, repetido ad nauseam desde os anos 1970: 1) o estado americano…
“Peace Through Strength,” And Other Lies
This column was inspired by one of Rupert Murdoch’s tweets on September 6: “Big military brings peace through strength.” A cliched tweet by Murdoch isn’t what most people would consider a news hook. But it’s just the latest expression — caveman syntax perhaps included — of an insidious idea that anyone born in the United…
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Joseph R. Stromberg discusses realism vs non-intervention. David Swanson discusses the Vietnam War 50 years later. Andrew Levine discusses Israel and the alleged threats to it. Shamus Cooke discusses the idea of a no-fly zone in Syria. Lew Rockwell discusses Ron Paul’s new anti-war book. John Feffer discusses the Kurds and the current conflicts in…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 89
Steven Fake discusses what Israel could have taught Dixie. Lucy Steigerwald discusses U.S. sensitivity to civilian deaths. David S. D’Amato discusses anarchism and minarchism in American history. Sheldon Richman discusses Clarence Thomas. John Feffer discusses ISIS and the terrible twos. Franklin Lamb discusses Palestine and ISIS. Robert Parry discusses Libya and Hilary Clinton. Chris Toensing…
Promuovere la Pace Dialogando con Isis
Il candidato democratico alla presidenza (americana, ndt) Lincoln Chafee sta facendo scalpore con una sua proposta in fatto di politica estera: un piano ardito per la “Promozione della Pace”. Il piano è ardito solo perché è rarissimo che un candidato alla presidenza ponga la pace incondizionata alla base della sua politica estera. Parlando a Rhode…
Per Obama, Qualunque Guerra È Meglio di Niente
Di recente, la Casa Bianca ha annunciato che Obama ha approvato un piano per mandare 450 nuovi soldati in Iraq per combattere Isis. Queste “truppe” non sono truppe operative. Al contrario, avranno un ruolo di consiglieri per assistere le forze armate irachene. Se credete a questa storia vuol dire che avete un minestrone al posto…
For Obama, Any War is Better than No War
The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military. Now, everyone who believes that please, go stand on your head. It’s been four years since…
Declarar paz e conversar com o Estado Islâmico
O candidato à presidência dos Estados Unidos Lincoln Chafee está ganhando notoriedade por suas estranhas propostas para a política externa — tendo divulgado um audacioso plano de “Declaração de Paz”. O plano é audacioso somente porque é tão raro que um candidato à presidência americana fazer da paz incondicional um dos pilares de sua política…
Waging Peace By Talking to ISIS
Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee is making waves with his odd foreign policy proposals — he’s put forth a daring plan to “Wage Peace”. The plan is daring only because it’s so rare for an American presidential candidate to make unconditional peace the cornerstone of his foreign policy. On Rhode Island Public Radio this week, one…
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J. Patrice McSherry discusses Operation Condor. Laurence M. Vance discusses the question of why conservatives don’t follow their own constitution. Kelly Vlahos discusses the march of the imperial senators. Ivan Eland discusses hard truths about Iraq. Andrew Levine discusses how America broke the Middle East. Jonathan Cook discusses Israel’s government of zealots. John Grant discusses…
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Patrick Cockburn discusses whether ISIS is really on the run or not. Gareth Porter discusses why Iran will remain an enemy of the U.S. government. Ray McGovern discusses Obama’s snub of Russia on WW2. Tom Engelhardt discusses body counts and American warfare. Avens O’Brien discusses empathy and libertarianism. Glenn Greenwald discusses IDF soldier testimony about…
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…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 69
Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the marriage of government schooling and the national security state. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the fears surrounding ISIS. Ivan Eland discusses oil, U.S. policy with respect to Saudi Arabia, and U.S. policy towards Israel. George H. Smith discusses freethought and freedom. David Boaz discusses the parasite economy in Washington. Jacob Sullum…
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 Weekly Libertarian Leftist Review 68
Justin Raimondo discusses Hilary’s war in Libya. William Astore discusses seven reasons why American war persists. David Swanson discusses the exporting of Sherman’s march. W. James Antle III discusses the last chance for peace with Iran. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses aggression and the American Sniper movie. B.K. Marcus discusses the history of African-American self-defense. Laurence…
The Weekly Libertarian Leftist And Chess Review 63
Helen Dale discusses stories vs numbers. Bruce Fein discusses the AWOL status of Congress on drones. Kathy Deacon discusses a book on the revolutionary war. Patrick Cockburn discusses the reason for torture. Joseph Stromberg discusses command posts and the state. Patrick Cockburn discusses ISIS. Jacob G. Hornberger discusses the CIA. Leonard C. Goodman discusses blowback….
Climate Action: Stand on the Ashes of Power on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Grant A. Mincy‘s “Climate Action: Stand on the Ashes of Power” read by Erick Vasconcelos and edited by Nick Ford. The US Department of Defense is the nation’s single largest consumer of fossil fuels. From arms production to the grand machines of war, the military emits more greenhouse gas than any other state institution….
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Kathy Kelly discusses ISIS and the war in Iraq. Douglas Macgregor discusses U.S. military intervention. Franklin Lamb discusses Syrian migrants and their plight. William Blum discusses the Berlin Wall. Sheldon Richman discusses torture and Obama. Lucy Steigerwald discusses the War on Drugs abroad. Richard M. Ebeling discusses Ludwig Von Mises and the business cycle. David…
ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything on Feed 44
C4SS Feed 44 presents Thomas L. Knapp‘s “ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything” read by Christopher King and edited by Nick Ford. We all remember how Vietnam ended. After two lost ground wars in Asia in the last 12 years, after recourse to the history book accounts of the post-WWII era, you might expect Obama to have…
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