The release on November 6 of two Jordanian nationals, Heba al-Labadi and Abdul Rahman Mi’ri from Israeli prisons was a bittersweet moment. The pair were finally reunited with their families after harrowing experiences in Israel. Sadly, thousands of Palestinian prisoners are still denied their freedom, still subjected to all sorts of hardships at the hands … Continue reading “A Lesson for the Palestinian Leadership: The Reasons Behind Israel’s Arrest and Release of Jordanian Citizens”
Dozens of security personnel were wounded in recent protests.
Veterans and state legislators from 26 states, led by retired Army National Guard Sergeant Dan McKnight, traveled to Washington during Veterans Day week to press members of Congress, Senators and senior Congressional staff to end America’s endless wars, especially the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan. McKnight, a military combat veteran who serves as BringOurTroopsHome.US Chairman, is … Continue reading “Bring Our Troops Home Takes Fight To End America’s Endless Wars to Capitol Hill”
Last night we heard some knucklehead on the War Channel (CNN) braying about Ukraine as a vitally important "ally and strategic partner". The implication, of course, was that the Donald’s attempted squeeze play on its new President was dangerously undermining national security. What unadulterated tommyrot! The safety and security of the American homeland has absolutely … Continue reading “The Ukrainian Influence Peddling Rings – A Microcosm of How Imperial Washington Rolls”
On Veterans Day, New Hampshire newspaper and online readers were treated to an op-ed piece by Margaret Hassan, a Democrat and the state’s junior senator, Informing us of her trip to Afghanistan and praising our brave men and women serving there. It is all well and good to celebrate the valor of our armed forces, … Continue reading “A Fitting Tribute to Our Veterans”
Originally posted at TomDispatch. In case you hadn’t noticed (and not to notice you’d have to be blind), we’re not exactly alone in this country anymore. We were true pioneers in what might be considered a great American tradition of interfering in the affairs of other nations – think about just how radically the U.S. … Continue reading “How To Make American Foreign Policy Yours”
Operations against ISIS pockets in Diyala and Kirkuk provinces are ongoing.
Anti-ISIS operations in northern Iraq killed a score of militants.
I suppose that by now everyone has heard of Trump’s offer to send the American military to “wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth,” which he asserts can be done “quickly and effectively.” Trump phrased this as an offer to help, not a threat to invade, which … Continue reading “Let’s Invade Mexico!”
It has been a week of appalling abuses committed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank – little different from the other 2,670 weeks endured by Palestinians since the occupation began in 1967. The difference this past week was that several entirely unexceptional human rights violations that had been caught on film went viral on … Continue reading “Israel Is Silencing the Last Voices Trying To Stop Abuses Against Palestinians”