The ever-mercurial Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, recently called a council of the nation’s tribal elders (a loya jirga) to ratify a bilateral security agreement reached with the United States governing the up to 12,000 U.S. forces that would be left in that country after the withdrawal of all American and international combat forces at […]
More than 300 U.S. drone attacks have killed 2,160 militants and 67 civilians in Pakistan since 2008, according to Pakistani defense ministry data. But people living in the affected areas are now questioning these figures, asking why they never get to know the names of the militants or see the bodies. Residents of Pakistan’s Federally […]
At least 43 people were killed and 60 more were wounded in fresh attacks across Iraq.
The suspicion that the sarin gas attack supposedly launched by Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad’s forces against rebel positions in the town of Ghouta on August 21 was a false flag was always in the air. Now we have strong evidence pointing in that direction. For months prior to the events in Ghouta the Syrian rebel […]
At least 61 people were killed and 214 more were wounded in fresh violence around the country. The Baghdad region experienced the most bombings.
At least 21 Iraqis were killed and 36 more were wounded. Gunmen attacked a number of liquor stores in Baghdad.
Aliakbar Salehi is a former member of the Iranian parliament and an Internet freedom and human rights advocate now living in Washington, DC. In 2006, he was arrested and jailed by the Iranian government for urging human rights reforms. But the authorities are not the only ones to shoulder blame for quelling dissent, he says. […]
In a rare attack for Kurdistan, a journalist was assassinated at his home in Kalar. His mother witnessed the shooting. In Baghdad, an evening bombing left two dead and six wounded in the Ghazaliya district. Another blast then killed three people and wounded eight more in Rashidiya. A suicide car bomber in Dor killed five […]
Originally posted at TomDispatch. Call it the Jason Bourne strategy. Think of it as the CIA’s plunge into Hollywood – or into the absurd. As recent revelations have made clear, that Agency’s moves couldn’t be have been more far-fetched or more real. In its post-9/11 global shadow war, it has employed both private contractors and […]
Washington lies: how many times must Americans rediscover this home truth? The revelations provided to us by Edward Snowden are just the latest in a long series of whistleblower acts of bravery that have exposed the crimes of our Wise Leaders. From "Deep Throat" to Dan Ellsberg to Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, these patriots […]