Our aim is to "starve the whole population – men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound – into submission," said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this starvation blockade that would eventually take … Continue reading “The US-Saudi Starvation Blockade”
A mopping up operation was launched in western Iraq.
Dozens of bodies were recovered from a newly discovered mass grave in the Sinjar region.
In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern model we have of sovereignty, and unfettered sovereignty, is applicable everywhere … Continue reading “70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan”
Overwhelmed with stories of high-level indictments, intrigues, investigations, and scandals, the American public can be forgiven for missing revelations about an issue of some importance: our nuclear weapons. Thanks to an October 31 report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), we now have a 30-year outline of both the kinds of destructive weaponry we are … Continue reading “The US Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing”
More than 800 alleged Islamic State wives and their children were transferred from a remote location in northern Iraq to Baghdad. About 700 remain at the controversial camp in Tal Keif. Kuwait and the United Nations have accepted Iraq’s reparations payment plan. Reparations for the 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait were suspended in 2014 due to … Continue reading “Truck Bombing in Contested Town; 88 Killed in Iraq”
On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all military options. In the interim, he has ordered mock invasion war games with South Korea on North Korea’s borders and coasts, sent nuclear weapons-capable bombers to fly over the … Continue reading “Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea”
It’s no secret that there is an occupation happening in and around Israel. Most people agree that the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been occupied since 1967. Much less thought and literature is dedicated to the treatment of Palestinians living inside modern-day Israel proper. I decided to head over there and see for myself. … Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel”
Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel’s bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. Although the attack on the “nuclear reactor” occurred a decade ago, … Continue reading “Syria, ‘Experts,’ and George Monbiot”
Despite the “defeat” of ISIS/Daesh in Rawah last week, a major operation was conducted in northern Iraq, not far from Kirkuk.