GOP Platform: War Without End

If the sadists of ISIS are seeking – with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians – to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding. Repeatedly snapping the blood-red cape of terrorist atrocities in our faces has the Yankee bull snorting, pawing the ground, ready to […]

An Appeal to My Readers

Amid all the propaganda masquerading as "news" about our endless "war on terrorism," what’s interesting is that the most recent interventionist blitz over ISIS, or the self-proclaimed "Islamic State," has had a surprisingly minimal effect. Recent polls show that while support for more US intervention in the Middle East has gone up, for all the […]

Coalition Airstrikes Kill Civilians; 224 Killed Across Iraq

Coalition airstrikes killed civilians in Anbar province. At least 224 people were killed and 63 more were wounded across Iraq.

The Truth About Root Causes of Terrorism

Truly, US President Barack Obama’s recent call to address the root causes of violence, including that of the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) and al-Qaeda was a step in the right direction, but still miles away from taking the least responsibility for the mayhem that has afflicted the Middle East since the US invasion of Iraq […]

Gitmo Comes to Chicago

Though the war on drugs is far from over, recreational marijuana is now legal in three US states. This week, Alaska joined Washington state and Colorado in dialing back the conflict has been a staggering human rights violation, and fuel for the US’s increasingly militarized police. (To say nothing of its part in real wars […]

Iraq: 187 Killed, 100 Kidnapped

Gen. John Allen testified before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. He said the Islamic State militants have lost half their leaders in Iraq. He also warned that the militant group cannot be completely eradicated, but its operational abilities can be reduced significantly.

War Party Is Ready for 2016

Walter B. Jones is seventy-two years old, but the feisty Republican congressman representing North Carolina’s third congressional district has no plans to retire. Asked by Roll Call if he’s going to be running again, he answered "Absolutely!" and said fundraising has already started, adding: "I like to be a thorn in people’s ass." Yes, that’s […]

The Real American Exceptionalism

Originally posted at TomDispatch. My drone is yours, compadre! Or so Washington has now decided. The latest promise of good times in the arms trade comes from an administration that has pioneered a robotic assassination regime organized out of the White House (though credit for groundbreaking drone assassination work should go to Israel as well). […]

Series of Bombs Torment Baghdad; 197 Killed across Iraq

A large supply of weapons is being transferred from the United State to Iraq, ahead of a possible operation in Mosul. At least 197 were killed and 156 more were wounded.

The President’s Excessive War Power

Barack Obama, after six months of fighting against the brutal group ISIS, has finally decided to ask for congressional approval of his war. He, like the Bushes before him, maintained that he already had the authority to go to war but only asked for Congress’s permission out of courtesy. And despite their often blind hatred […]