The United States Is the Main Obstacle to Peace in Palestine

On June 13, Hamas responded to persistent needling by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the U.S. proposal for a pause in the Israeli massacre in Gaza. The group said it has “dealt positively… with the latest proposal and all proposals to reach a cease-fire agreement.” Hamas added, by contrast, that, “while Blinken continues to talk about … Continue reading “The United States Is the Main Obstacle to Peace in Palestine”

The Arsenal of Genocide: The US Weapons That Are Destroying Gaza

On May 8, 2024, as Israel escalated its brutal assault on Rafah, President Biden announced that he had “paused” a delivery of 1,700 500-pound and 1,800 2,000-pound bombs, and threatened to withhold more shipments if Israel went ahead with its full-scale invasion of Rafah.  The move elicited an outcry from Israeli officials (National Security Minister … Continue reading “The Arsenal of Genocide: The US Weapons That Are Destroying Gaza”

A Brief History of Kill Lists, from Langley to Lavender

The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to Hamas … Continue reading “A Brief History of Kill Lists, from Langley to Lavender”

Are We Stumbling Into World War III in Ukraine?

President Biden began his State of the Union speech with an impassioned warning that failing to pass his $61 billion dollar weapons package for Ukraine “will put Ukraine at risk, Europe at risk, the free world at risk.” But even if the president’s request were suddenly passed, it would only prolong, and dangerously escalate, the … Continue reading “Are We Stumbling Into World War III in Ukraine?”

After Two Years of War in Ukraine, It’s Time for Peace

As we mark two full years since Russia invaded Ukraine, Ukrainian government forces have withdrawn from Avdiivka, a town they first captured from the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in July 2014. Situated only 10 miles from Donetsk city, Avdiivka gave Ukrainian government forces a base from which their artillery bombarded Donetsk for nearly ten … Continue reading “After Two Years of War in Ukraine, It’s Time for Peace”

US Chooses Genocide Over Diplomacy in the Middle East

On February 7, 2024, a U.S. drone strike assassinated an Iraqi militia leader, Abu Baqir al-Saadi, in the heart of Baghdad. This was a further U.S. escalation in a major new front in the U.S.-Israeli war on the Middle East, centered on the Israeli genocide in Gaza, but already also including ethnic cleansing in the … Continue reading “US Chooses Genocide Over Diplomacy in the Middle East”

Biden Must Choose Between a Ceasefire in Gaza and a Regional War

In the topsy-turvy world of corporate media reporting on U.S. foreign policy, we have been led to believe that U.S. air strikes on Yemen, Iraq and Syria are legitimate and responsible efforts to contain the expanding war over Israel’s genocide in Gaza, while the actions of the Houthi government in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and … Continue reading “Biden Must Choose Between a Ceasefire in Gaza and a Regional War”

A Chance To Hold Israel – and the US – to Account for Genocide

On January 11th, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague is holding its first hearing in South Africa’s case against Israel under the Genocide Convention. The first provisional measure South Africa has asked of the court is to order an immediate end to this carnage, which has already killed more than 23,000 people, … Continue reading “A Chance To Hold Israel – and the US – to Account for Genocide”

Getting Serious About Halting Israeli Genocide

On Friday, December 8, the UN Security Council met under Article 99 for only the fourth time in the UN’s history. Article 99 is an emergency provision that allows the Secretary General to summon the Council to respond to a crisis that “threatens the maintenance of international peace and security.” The previous occasions were the … Continue reading “Getting Serious About Halting Israeli Genocide”

Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli coflict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In … Continue reading “Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?”