On May 8 President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be leaving the nuclear agreement that Iran signed in July 2015 with P5+1 – the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany – officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The President also announced that he … Continue reading “Iran’s Long List of Grievances Against the United States”
Napalm: An American Biography Fire-weapons have been used from ancient times. Napalm-like weapons were used by and against the Romans and Greeks. One term used for them was "wildfire"; another was "Greek fire", as incendiaries were widely used by the Greeks. Some ships were equipped to shoot other vessels with flaming oils emitted from tubes … Continue reading “The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of Napalm: An American Biography“
Daesh militants killed several members of a family who were all guarding a checkpoint near Baiji.
A bomb attracted a number of first responders to an area where a second bomb was waiting for them.
The father of 11-year-old, Abdul Rahman Nofal contacted me, asking for help. His son was shot in the leg during Gaza’s "Great March of Return" protests. The Strip’s dilapidated health care system could not save the little boy’s leg, as it was later amputated. His father, Yamen, himself a young man from the Buraij Refugee … Continue reading “Mahmoud Abbas: Stop Exploiting Ahed Tamimi for Personal Gain”
Governmental lying by omission involves intentionally leaving out important facts to foster broad popular misconceptions. In 2012 the Obama administration promulgated a gag order in the form of a secrecy classification guideline – WNP-136 (PDF) – banning all federal agency employees and contractors from discussing, writing about, or releasing government information about Israel’s nuclear weapons … Continue reading “Can the US Keep Lying About Israel’s Nukes?”
A member of Abu Ghraib’s town council was injured in a bombing.
Militants attacked security personnel and possibly a civilian family north of the capital.
The theme of today’s column is suppression – of antiwar voices, of news that doesn’t fit into preconceived narratives, and of our very ability to raise our voices in protest. If you’re paying attention, you’ve probably already heard about the banning from Twitter of anti-interventionist author and former US diplomat Peter van Buren, a whistleblower … Continue reading “Challenging the Lords of the Internet”
At a recent security conference, a panel of current and former U.S. officials discussed the possibility of extending the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan for years into the future and considered the potential to more effectively tap into the natural resources in both countries. The panelists said that the war in Afghanistan would … Continue reading “Visions of War and Wealth in the Middle East”