Category Archives: War Crimes

Trump’s new war plan is an awful lot like the old one

The Trump administration has a new plan for the war in Syria, Spencer Ackerman reports for The Daily Beast, and it’s the same as the old one: bomb the hell out of the Islamic State and other extremists while not … Continue reading

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Was the Cold War good for the world?

Was the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the many hot proxy wars it spawned in Asia and the Americas, a good thing for mothers and their children and other living things? That’s what Patrick … Continue reading

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Saudi air strikes, backed by America, kill 38 civilians a day

Saudi Arabia began bombing its neighbor, Yemen, on March 26, responding to a call from the country’s unelected president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, for intervention to beat back a military campaign by Houthi rebels — allied with former strongman and erstwhile … Continue reading

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The Iraqi State

Reuters reports on the liberation of Tikrit: “They waved their knives in the air, to cheers from the crowd, and chanted: ‘We will slaughter him. We will take revenge for Colonel Imad. We will slaughter him.’ The policemen laid the … Continue reading

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This ain’t ‘anti-imperialism’

Ah, 2003: When opposing imperialism meant opposing imperialism, not simply denying the existence of evil in the world or, worse yet, defending it as good and just. The warmongers’ claim that opponents of invading and destroying Iraq were mere apologists … Continue reading

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Don’t try this at home, kids

Barack Obama speaking on the act of terrorism in Wisconsin: At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families … Continue reading

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Another war criminal cashes in

One could be forgiven for thinking there’s anything honorable or honest about Colin Powell. For more than two decades now the Washington media has portrayed the former Secretary of State as something of a real life action hero, a reluctant … Continue reading

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