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Friday, April 28, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘war’

No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea

No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea

by Mel Gurtov Three opinion pieces on US policy toward North Korea have appeared in the New York Times in the past week.  They deserve critical comment.  The writers are all very capable people who share a deep concern about Korea’s security and the possibility of a major blowup that would cause enormous human and material losses throughout the Asia Pacific.  As a longtime student of Korean affairs, however, I find that these commentaries—which reflect ... Full Story

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

Presidential Politics and the American Soul

By Robert C Koehler When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that my soul trembles — I turn to Martin Luther King, who gave his life for it. He cried out for something so much more than a process: a game of winners and losers. He reached for humanity’s deepest yearning, for the connectedness of all people, for transcendence past hatred and the demonization of “the other.” He spoke — half a century ago — the words that ... Full Story

The invasion of Afghanistan, a disaster

The invasion of Afghanistan, a disaster

Wasted Blood and Treasure: The Futility of Invading Afghanistan   Every single war in Afghanistan, whether waged by the Soviets, the British or the Americans, has wreaked havoc on the country . OpenDemocracy / By Rodric Braithwaite February 21, 2014  | On 16 December 2013 David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, told British soldiers in Helmand in Afghanistan that they had accomplished their mission, and that they could come home in 2014 with their heads held high. He ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor is seeking to ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great War. But it ... Full Story

US Killing Children around the world

U.S. Has Nothing to Say About 10-Year-Old Killed in Drone Strike By Cora Currier Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. On June 9, a U.S. drone fired on a vehicle in a remote province of Yemen and killed several militants,  according to media reports. It soon emerged that  among those who died was a boy – 10-year-old Abdulaziz, whose elder brother, Saleh Hassan Huraydan, was believed to be the target of the strike. A ... Full Story

Acts of war by the United States?

Acts of war by the United States?

The NSA's mass and indiscriminate spying on Brazilians  As it does in many non-adversarial countries, the surveillance agency is bulk collecting the communications of millions of citizens of Brazil By Glenn Greenwald guardian.co.uk, Saturday 6 July 2013 19.32 ED I've written an article on NSA surveillance for the front page of the Sunday edition of O Globo, the large Brazilian newspaper based in Rio de Janeiro. The article is headlined (translated) "US spied on millions of emails and calls ... Full Story

Thank you Bradley Manning

  From Afghanistan, thank you Bradley Manning! By Hakim Dr (about the author) An appeal from Afghanistan to whistle-blow on war From Dr. Hakim and the Afghan Peace Volunteers Recognition that 95 million human beings were killed in World War I and II has helped the people of the world understand that the method of war is not cost-effective. An awakened world hoped the United Nations could, as determined in the UN Charter, eventually  "save succeeding generations from the scourge of ... Full Story

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

Why did Bush invade Iraq?

  Have We Ever Gotten to the Bottom of Exactly 'Why' Bush and the Neocons Disastrously Invaded Iraq? The true purpose of the Iraq invasion remains opaque. Here's a theory why. March 22, 2013  | By Robert Perry A decade after President George W. Bush ordered the unprovoked invasion of Iraq, one of the enduring mysteries has been why. There was the rationale sold to a frightened American people in 2002-2003 – that Saddam Hussein was plotting to attack them with WMDs – but no one in ... Full Story

Iraq Veteran to die for our sins

Iraq Veteran to die for our sins

  The Crucifixion of Thomas Young Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see. March 11, 2013  | By Chris Hedges I flew to Kansas City last week to see Tomas Young. Young was paralyzed in Iraq in 2004. He is now receiving hospice care at his home. I knew him by reputation and the movie documentary  “Body of War.”He was one of the first veterans to publicly oppose the war in Iraq. He fought as long and as hard as he could against the war that crippled him, until his ... Full Story

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