Continuous Wars

 Dank Memes and George Orwell: "The war is not meant
 to be won.
 It is meant to be continuous."
 George Orwell

 

Wars are more than very expensive in lives and money. (Ask a veteran or teacher whose support has been cut because it is "unaffordable.")

The longer they are and the the less effective wars become. The two longest wars in the history of the United States - Vietnam and Afghanistan - have been our least successful. The more time that goes by (over ten years now for Afghanistan - longer than Vietnam) the more we become tolerant of corrupt dictators abusing their people because they are on "our" side and the more we use the false "sunk cost" argument that if we have sacrificed this much money and lives, we can't pull out now.

Further, they result in the loss of civil rights, especially recently. In our history there have been times when civil rights have been suspended, such as the Civil War and World War II, but they have always been during the War only and some sort of due process remained. What we have now is a situation worse by both the length - well over ten years - and extent of deprivation of constitutional rights. As Hunter S. Thompson said on  9/12/2001: “The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for peace in our time, in the U.S. or any other country. Make no mistake about it: we are at War now- with somebody- and we will stay at war with that strange and mysterious enemy for the rest of our lives.” See also Civil Rights

The reason I have so many references is to show this is a steadily increasing trend that I continuously update. It is not a vanishing blip on the radar. Failure to deal with this trend will have disastrous consequences for the future.

How many wars are we fighting now? Certainly we are fighting wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Bahrain, Syria and are beating the drums for war in Iran. There are also credible reports of US sponsored war activities in several central African countries and the Philippines. Author Kevin Gosztola suggests an even more expanded list and says in his article, "Altogether, that makes 74 nations where the US is fighting or “helping” some force in some proxy struggle..." (See reference 116)

A modest first step is following the clear intention of the United States Constitution in requiring a declaration of war before engaging in extended combat operations. Another step is to consult with  the the UN Security Council. We agreed and are bound by  by international law requiring that they  authorize military action. See also A Legal Framework for Just Military Action.

Comments which are verified by Wikileaks and reporters in the field are that there are not more than a few hundred Taliban in Afghanistan and much of their support comes from Pakistan which we have given billions of dollars to over the years. Wikileaks and on the ground correspondents also have documented the utter corruptness of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Is this worth even more of our national treasure as well as the irreplaceable lives of our soldiers and sailors?

We should not forget the Israeli war against Gaza and corresponding war crimes we are largely financing with now up to over four billion dollars every year or 11 million dollars every day.   See also references 170, 191, 194, 227, 237, 248, 256, 257, 258, 259, 262, 263, 266, 273, 281-302, 309-347, 362, 374-381, 384, 401-407, 433, 459-470, 488, 516-534, 576, 581-587, 626, 627, 654-660.

Julian Assange commented, "...those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s collection, that we have released, just about Libya alone." (See reference 719.) Keep in mind this represents continuous U.S. policy through many administrations.

In the Naval War College two basic questions are "What is the threat?" and "What is the appropriate force or other means to handle the threat?" Our expenditure of money, lives, and wear and tear on the military is completely out of balance with a few hundred Taliban who get all their support from Pakistan. Also missing is a real (not pretend) exit plan. It is past time to take a hard skeptical look at our longest war - now longer than Vietnam.

We should ask ourselves bluntly if we are doing precisely what the terrorists want us to. In 2004 Osama bin Laden said frankly in a videotape their strategy was to “provoke and trap.” “All we have to do is…raise a piece of cloth on which is written ‘Al Qaeda” in order to make the generals race there, to cause America to suffer human, economic, and political losses.” (1)

We should do our homework first, know what the threat is, weigh options of using other countries and other means, and be very reluctant to enter any military conflict. Certainly we have an international interest, there are activities that only the United States can do, and nobody is advocating eliminating the military. But we are not all powerful and must consider our actions first. As Fareed Zakaria said, “Washington has to move out of the eighth century A.D. adjudicating claims between Sunnis and Shias in Baghdad, and move into the twenty-first century – to China, India, Brazil – where the future is being made.” (2)

Is getting involved in the very serious business of starting a war right or wrong dependent solely on whether it is a republican or democrat who starts it? Obama and almost everyone in congress on both sides of the aisle cheerily act as if that is the sole criterion. War may be acceptable as a last resort, but it is past time we ended the decades long practice of both major parties of having it be our first resort to gain political popularity.

We should not forget the following standards  we imposed upon Germany.

DECLARATION of the NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL    "Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore individual citizens have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring."



Footnotes

1) Fareed Zakaria, “The Post-American World Release 2.0,” (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011), 269-270.
2) Fareed Zakaria, “The Post-American World Release 2.0,” (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2011), 263.
3) deleted - inactive link

References
4-Antiwar movement revitalized by Independents and third party groups
5-360M lost to insurgents, criminals in Afghanistan
6-Iraq Withdrawal? Don't Take it to the Bank
7-Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush
8-Ending Wars on Time Would Save $200 Billion, One-Sixth of Debt Reduction Goal (leaving open the question of how much we would save if we ended the wars early!)
9-Libya: 'Humanitarian' Snow Job
10-Libya: Never Believe It Till It's Officially Denied
11-Libya: Enough To Make You Cry
12-Is Washington Out of Gas?
13-How Washington Creates Global Instability
14-Freedom Is Not Free at the State Department
15-Obama waives penalties on countries that employ child soldiers – again!
16-Panetta: No clear plan on end to Libya mission
17-Is the National Security Complex Too Big to Fail?
TARPing War

18-Afghanistan to back Pakistan if wars with U.S.: Karzai
19-The Military Spending Fairy
20-U.S. General Fired for Criticizing Hamid Karzai
21-An All-American Nightmare: This Is What Defeat Looks Like
22-Obama Moves to Legalize Cluster Munitions
23-Chicago Rally to Thank Obama for Supposedly Ending War in Iraq Turns Up 30 Speakers and 10 Audience Members
24-450 Bases and It’s Not Over Yet
25-Obama’s Proliferating Wars: Empire on Full Throttle Offensive
26-Those Weak Losers Who Care about “Law”
27-The End in Afghanistan?
28-The 0% Doctrine
Obama Breaks New Ground When It Comes to War With Iran

29-A New Age of Enemies
30-Left Behind
What We Lost in Iraq and Washington, 2009-2012

31-The Smog of War
32-What the Laws of War Allow
33-Obama Supports Military Coup in Maldives
34-Ex-Maldives Leader Rejects US Compromise Call
35-Memory Failure at the Pentagon
36-A History of the World, BRIC by BRIC
Neoliberal Dragons, Eurasian Wet Dreams, and Robocop Fantasies

37-War Pay
The Nearly $1 Trillion National Security Budget

38-Mission Failure: Afghanistan - A Message Written in Blood That No One Wants to Hear
39-The CIA and a Blowback World
40-How Not to Reconstruct Iraq, Afghanistan or America:
A Guide to Disaster at Home and Abroad

41-US Drone Strikes Target Rescuers in Pakistan – and the West Stays Silent
42-Green on Blue Attacks: The Story Neither Democrats Nor Republicans Want to Talk About
43-The Best Laid Plans: How Quickly Will the U.S. Leave Afghanistan?
44-Cost of the Afghan War
45-We Are at War
46-Washington Invested in War
47-Military’s Own Report Card Gives Afghan Surge an F
48-More War!
49-Disaster on Autpilot
50-Killing the Kids That Don't Need to Die
51-Obama's Foreign Policy: Is he Hawk or Dove?
52-Time to Pack Up
53-The Alliance from Hell - How the U.S. and Pakistan Became the Dysfunctional Nuclear Family of International Relations
54-Embassy Attack Shows Folly of Arming Zealots
55-Preparing for a Digital 9/11
56-Obama Adviser Robert Gibbs Blames Denver Teen’s ‘Terrorist’ Father for His Drone Death
57-Exposed 'Kill Matrix' Gives Permanence to US 'War on Terror' -
The Washington Post Reports on the Codifying of Obama's 'Kill List'

58-Drone of Silence: The National Security Policy that Obama and Romney Won’t Debate
59-Terror Tuesday Cubed: The ‘Disposition Matrix’ Normalizes State Murder
60-Obama Bombs Yemen Hours After Winning Reelection
61-Troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014
62-Obama Notifies Congress of Troops Deployed to Libya and Yemen
63-1939 Peace on Earth Animation
64-Pentagon to Send Missiles, 400 Troops to Turkey
65-US Deploying Troops to 35 African Countries
66-US Drone Strikes, Cyber Attacks Carried Out Under Cover of the Christmas Holiday
67-3,000 US troops secretly return to Iraq via Kuwait
68-Panetta Urges New Focus for NATO
69-WikiLeaks: Iraqi children in U.S. raid shot in head, U.N. says
70-Sen. Claire McCaskill leaps hurdles to overhauling wartime contracting
71-Military expenditure (% of GDP)
72-On Its Way Out, the US Will Give Afghanistan Its Very Own Fleet of Drones
73-Special Afghanistan inspector blasts Pentagon, USAID waste
74-The United States government is, far and away, the greatest threat to world peace.
75-The Pentagon as a Global NRA: For Washington, There Is No Arms Control Abroad
76-U.S. Arms Sales Make Up Most of Global Market
77-U.S. troops arrive in Turkey to help protect border with Syria, prompting some skepticism
78-US Support for Dictatorship in Iraq Sowing Future Chaos
79-Why Obama's CIA Nominee Is Responsible for the Deaths of Pakistani Civilians
80-World Military Spending
81-Bill Moyers Essay: When We Kill Without Caring
82-Ann Jones, The Afghan End Game?
83-Dumb and Dumber: A Secret CIA Drone Base, a Blowback World, and Why Washington Has No Learning Curve
84-Justice Department Memo Reveals ‘Legal Case’ for Drone Strikes on Americans
85-United Nations: US Attacks Killed Hundreds of Afghan Children
86-Wars That Aren’t Meant to Be Won
87-Dreams in Infrared: The Woes of an American Drone Operator
88-With Little More Than a Note, Obama Deploys US Troops To Niger
89-5 lessons of the Iraq war
90-Buying the War
91-Ever More Shocked, Never Yet Awed: Iraq War Among World’s Worst Events
92-Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion and interest payments could swell cost to more than $6 trillion - study
93-A Rape in Wartime
94-The Iraq Anniversary and the Washington Post
95-UN says US drones violate Pakistan's sovereignty
96-Will Congress Act to Stop US Support for Honduras' Death Squad Regime?
97-Former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook– Al-Queda is a computer database (he died 4 weeks later…)
98-Iraq, Afghan Wars to Cost US Over Next 100 Years
99-Study: Iraq War Cost 190K Lives, $2.2 Trillion
100-An Anniversary Many Would Like to Ignore
101-Thoughts on War, 10 Years Post Shock and Awe
102-US Support for Emerging Dictatorship in Iraq May Have ‘Catastrophic’ Effects
103-US-Backed Regime in Bahrain Bans All Protests: Obama continues to support the brutal Bahraini dictatorship, valuing ruthless control of the Persian Gulf over democracy
104-Experience: I was a whistleblower - 'I had been prepared to fight the enemy in Iraq, but I never expected to feel betrayed by my own people'
105-Revealed: Pentagon's link to Iraqi torture centres: Exclusive: General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse
106-“Most Expensive Wars in US History”: Financial Legacy of Iraq and Afghanistan
107-Paying the Costs of Iraq, for Decades to Come
108-After “withdrawal” U.S. will keep 9 Afghan bases
109-Bill Moyers Essay: When We Kill Without Caring
110-BOLGER, MANSKI: Obama’s misuse of AUMF is unconstitutional, unconscionable
111-Bring Our War Dollars Home
112-The Hijacking of Human Rights by Chris Hedges
113-Engelhardt, The Last Empire?
114-Engelhardt: Field of Nightmares
115-The biggest source of corruption in Afghanistan: The United States?
116-The United States Is Fighting How Many Wars?
117-David Vine, Baseworld Profiteering
118-US Senate declares the entire USA to be a "Battleground".
119-Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent - Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the 'war', in limitless form, will continue for 'at least' another decade - or two
120-Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen? After supporters protested his “sham” trial, Abdulelah Haider Shaye would have been pardoned. Then Obama intervened.
121-Afghanistan: The End Game?
122-Andrew Bacevich: The Eternal War?
123-The Cold War Redux? Are Washington, Moscow, and Beijing Using the Global Arms Trade to Create a New Cold War?
124-Rising Cost of the Afghanistan War
125-Despite Obama's Claims, Drones More Deadly for Civilians: Report
Drone strikes in Afghanistan cause 10 times more civilian casualties than 'conventional' warfare

126-Humanity’s Oldest Story
127-Let the bullets fly: War is a great business
128-U.N. expert: More arms for Syria mean more war crimes
129-War Crimes as Policy
130-How Dystopian Secrecy Contributes to Clueless Wars - Bradley Manning Has Done More for U.S. Security than SEAL Team 6
131-Another Jolly Little War
132-Chemical Weapons
133-The Dead Rhetoric of War By Chris Hedges
134-Cluster Bombs, Decapitation Bombing Killed Hundreds, Says Human Rights Watch
135-Bureau Investigation Finds Fresh Evidence of CIA Drone Strikes on Rescuers - If proved, US targeting of rescuers who respond to scene of earlier explosions are clearly "war crimes"
136-Drone war: every attack in Pakistan visualized
137-Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War — Is it One of Many Climate Wars to Come?
138-Exclusive: US bankrolled anti-Morsi activists: Documents reveal US money trail to Egyptian groups that pressed for president's removal.
139-History of United States Getting Involved in "Humanitarian" Wars
140-U.S. Currently Fighting 74 Different Wars … That It Will Publicly Admit - And Many More Covert Wars Without Congressional Oversight … Let Alone Public Knowledge
141-Obama Closes Office Working to Shut Down Gitmo - Obama has fundamentally signed on to the belief that individuals can be held forever without due process
142-Obama's war record.....in one place
143-Does Obama know he’s fighting on al-Qa’ida’s side?
144-The US Has No Credibility Dealing With Chemical Weapons
145-To some, US case for Syrian gas attack, strike has too many holes
146-U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons
147-US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds
148-Yes, we can: Obama waives anti-terrorism provisions to arm Syrian rebels
149-A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

150-Al-Qaeda Backers Found With U.S. Contracts in Afghanistan

151-Amnesty report on Pakistan drone strikes contradicts US assurances of precision - The US insists that almost all drone strikes in Pakistan hit legitimate targets, but a new Amnesty International report says at least 29 civilians have been killed since 2012.

152-Ann Jones: Americans Can’t Remember, Afghans Will Never Forget

153-United States War Crimes

154-Dispatches: The War in Afghanistan is Escalating, Not Ending

155-Empire Under Obama, Part 3: America’s “Secret Wars” in Over 100 Countries Around the World by Andrew Gavin Marshall

156-Ending One War, Ending All Wars

157-For 4th Straight Year, Obama Approves Military Aid to Countries Using Child Soldiers

158-JSoc: Obama's secret assassins - The president has a clandestine network targeting a 'kill list' justified by secret laws. How is that different than a death squad?

159-The Limits of Counterinsurgency Doctrine in Afghanistan: The Other Side of the COIN

160-Malala to Obama: "Drones Fueling Terrorism"

161-McCain: F-35 among the ‘Great, National Scandals’

162-The business of America is war
163-Engelhardt, The American Exceptionalism Sweepstakes

164-The Drone Ranger: Obama’s Dirty Wars

165-The Empire President: Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s "Neocon" Doctrine of Military Force in U.N. Speech

166-The Cost of War to Social Programs
167-Andrew Bacevich, Bashing “Isolationists” While at War in the World

168-Jeremy Scahill, The Fantasy of a Clean War
169-Top 45 Lies in Obama's Speech at the U.N.

170-U.S. media suppressed 2009 UN report showing Israel using chemical weapons against Palestinians: Obama ignores Israel's chemical weapons abuse while targeting Syrian government that may not be responsible for recent chemical attacks

171-US has killed far more civilians with drones than it admits, says UN

172-William Astore, War! What Is It Good For? Profit and Power
173-10 More Years in Afghanistan by David Swanson

174-2013: War by the Numbers: A statistical look back at a violent year

175-Deceiving the US Public on Syria

176-Guernica Films: Measure of a Life

177-In reversal, Obama says he will boost US military support in Iraq

178-Let’s Begin Ending War Again

179-LIVE Interactive with Occupy Kenya Activist: Obama Administrative Coup to Oust Elected President
180-Obama’s Ludicrous Afghanistan Declarations

181-Adam Hochschild, The War to Begin All Wars

182-Tomgram: Bob Dreyfuss, American Death Spiral in the Middle East

183-Veterans Are Being Threatened and Silenced by the US and UK Militaries

184-Obama vs. Bush on War

185-Changing Enemies

186-'Double dealing': How Pakistan hid Osama Bin Laden from the U.S. and fueled the war in Afghanistan

187-The Long Shadow of a Neocon - Reassessing a primary architect of Iraq and Afghanistan’s current misery

188-208 Palestinians, 1 Israeli Killed in Gaza Conflict; Brits Blast Biased BBC Reporting

189-27 of 35 Bush Articles of Impeachment Apply to Obama

190-35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists - Here's a handy A to Z guide to U.S.-backed international crime.

191-4 Boys Killed Playing on a Beach; 223 Palestinians, 1 Israeli Killed in Gaza Conflict

192-400 US mercenaries 'deployed on ground' in Ukraine military op

193-Afghanistan, Another Untold Story (posted in 2009)

194-An honest Israeli Jew tells the Real Truth about Israel (video)

195-On Ultra Nationalists: When You Slow-Dance with the Devil, You Can't See His Face

196-Bill Moyers Essay: ‘Crossing the Euphrates’

197-Bill Moyers Essay: What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia

198-Boko Haram a Blessing for Imperialism in Africa: U.S. Training Death Squads

199-Break the Silence: A World War Is Beckoning

200-Afghan War Spending - Bush vs. Obama

201-Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us

202-American Military Dominance In One Staggering Chart (defense spending by country)

203-Chris Hedges: The Ghoulish Face of Empire

204-Chronology Vietnam from 111 BCE

205-Column: What we did in Iraq is coming back to haunt us

206-Controlling the Lens: The Media War Being Fought Over Ukraine Between the Western Bloc and Russia

207-Crediting Obama for Bringing Troops Home–Without Noting He Sent Them Abroad

208-Dahr Jamail: Incinerating Iraq

209-Deaths in Other Nations Since WW II Due to US Interventions

210-Dilip Hiro: Behind the Coup in Egypt

211-Don’t Walk Away From War

212-A Record of Unparalleled Failure

213-Eric Alterman Warns: Pundits and Partisans Are Up to Old Tricks in Iraq

214-Everybody's Got Afghanistan Wrong - This goes deeper than the usual war lies. 

215-Exclusive: New document details America’s war machine — and secret mass of contractors in Afghanistan - What is a huge army of private contractors secretly doing in Afghanistan? A leaked PowerPoint presentation explains

216-Fracking Weaponized – Joe Biden’s Ukraine Crusade

217-Freedom Rider: America Brings Hell to Ukraine

218-Full Show: Chaos in Iraq

219-Full Show: The Lies That Lead to War

220-GOP's actual track record on supporting veterans

221-Heard the One About Obama Denouncing a Breach of International Law?

222-In Iraq, The U.S. is The Problem, not the Solution

223-Infographic: How the Israeli ID card system enforces apartheid

224-Iraq Is Coming Apart at the Seams — Here’s Our Essential Reader

225-Iraq War III? Will Obama try to re-fight the Iraq war?

226-Iraq’s Second Largest City Falls to Extremists

227-Israeli war crimes in Gaza provoke global outrage

228-Kerry Announces Increased Weapons Shipments to Syria Rebels

229-Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of U.S. Imperial Policy in Africa

230-US Feigns "Horror" Over Cooked-Up Report on Syrian War They Engineered

231-Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links

232-Map of US Military and CIA Interventions since World War II

233-Michael Klare: Fighting for Oil

234-The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia

235-Michael Schwartz: The New Oil Wars in Iraq

236-New York Times Admits It Pushed Fabricated Evidence about Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

237-Obama Administration Endorses Israel's Assault on Gaza - US backing comes amid rising Palestinian death toll in besieged enclave

238-Obama Plans To Leave 10,000 Troops In Afghanistan Past Deadline

239-Obama Vision of "Ending" Afghan War Includes 10,000 Troops: Despite repeated calls to end the war completely, president lays out plan for continued US presence well beyond 2014

240-One Failure After Another - Obama, Israel and Liberal Capitulation

241-Dispatching B-2 Stealth Bombers to Europe: Obama’s Attempt at Intimidating Russia

242-Operations Brother’s Keeper & Protective Edge

243-Our Big, Fat, Not-So-Secret War in Africa - U.S. Officials Talk Candidly (Just Not to Reporters) about bases, winning hearts and minds, and the “War” in Africa

244-Pepe Escobar: Who’s Pivoting Where in Eurasia?

245-President Obama Receives “Ambassador for Humanity” Award (Not Satire)

246-Democrats, Republicans playing political football over Benghazi attack: Don DeBar

247-Robert Parry: Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine Based on Shoddy Journalism

248-State Department Responds to Israel’s Bombing of Children Playing on Gaza Beach by Blaming Hamas

249-Stretching It

250-VIDEO: Slavyansk Still Being Bombed

251-The Guns of Folly

252-The Historical US Support for al-Qaeda

253-The Kiev Putsch: Rebel Workers Take Power in the East

254-The Secret War in Libya

255-The Soaring Profits of the Military – Industrial Complex and the Soaring Costs of Military Casualties

256-Bombing of Gaza children gives me “orgasm”: Israelis celebrate slaughter on Facebook

257-CNN: Palestinians Want to Die

258-Freedom Rider: American and Israeli War Crimes

259-How US and Blair Plotted "Ceasefire" Scam

260-Warren Warns Against Civilian Deaths In Warfare — But No Mention Of Drones “Whatever our righteous intentions, the world does not hold us blameless when civilians die.”

261-Pax Americana vs. The Arc of the Moral Universe

262-The US Left’s Obligation to Palestine is to Build an Internationalist Movement

263-This chart shows every person killed in the Israel-Palestine conflict since 2000

264-Toll of U.S. invasion haunts Iraq

265-How America's Wars Came Home With the Troops

266-Chase Madar: The Folly of Arming Israel

267-Nick Turse: How “Benghazi” Birthed the New Normal in Africa

268-US Air Strike Killed Woman, Seven Kids in Central Afghanistan - Karzai Reiterates Demand to End Air Strikes Against Villages

269-US Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to Cost $6 trillion

270-Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

271-Clips from Oscar-Nominated Documentary Dirty Wars (video)

272-Obama's "Dirty Wars" Exposed at Sundance (video)

273-Peace Propaganda And The Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2004) (video)

274-Syria: The Crime and the Criminals (video)

275-Unmanned: America's Drone Wars (video)

276-Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq to Cost U.S. Over $4 Trillion

277-Washington and the Corporate Media Are in Full Propaganda Mode on Ukraine

278-The Fog Machine of War - Chelsea Manning on the U.S. Military and Media Freedom

279-White House requests $500 million to aid Syrian rebels

280-Why we stuck with Maliki — and lost Iraq

281-Witness to an International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism in Gaza

282-Gaza is a concentration camp, and it’s an American delusion not to recognize that — Weschler

283-Updated Numbers on Gaza

284-Palestinian and Israeli Deaths

285-496 Palestinians, 20 Israelis Die in Gaza Conflict; Why the Shujaiyah Massacre?

286-Collective punishment or human shields? Israel’s military has no “moral superiority,” time for media to cover Gaza fairly - The civilian death toll in Gaza is immoral and unacceptable -- and it's time to talk honestly about all of it

287-Dead Gazans Missing From Senate Endorsement of Israeli Invasion

288-Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked

289-Gaza Conflict: 1039 Palestinians, 43 Israelis Dead; Israel Bombs Another Hospital

290-Israel and Palestine, an animated introduction.

291-Who Bears More Responsibility for the War in Gaza?

292-Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught

293-How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update

294-Jewish Voice for Peace

295-Must Watch – Chris Hedges speech about Gaza – Shame On You Nawaz Sharif, Altaf Hussain & Asif Zardari

296-New Facebook Page Equates Sex with Israeli War on Gaza

297-Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken: Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza: Senate progressives join unanimous resolution backing Israel, but the reaction has been different elsewhere on left

298-Popular Resistance Newsletter - Reasons For Sadness And Hope

299-The US-Israel Special Relationship Timeline That AIPAC Doesn’t Want You To See

300-US Only Country To Vote No On UN Resolution Against Killing Civilians In Gaza

301-US-backed Israeli invasion of Gaza unleashes death and destruction

302-Chris Hedges beautiful speech on Gaza #FreePalestine

303-Causes of War Krugman Overlooked

304-Chris Hedges - America Is Slowly Crumbling (video)

305-Chris Hedges - How the Brutalized Become Brutal

306-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Age of Impunity - An Exceptional Decline for the Exceptional Country? The Empire as a basket Case

307-Escalation: Obama Broadens War Goals - Informs Congress About Latest Round of Attacks

308-Freedom Rider: Putin in America’s Crosshairs

309-Israeli Complicity

310-Israeli Attack on Civilian Apartments

311-Claim that Hamas Killed 3 Teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza Onslaught

Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/killed-turning-onslaught#sthash.aFnQbDzM.dpuf

312-Picture Documentation of Israeli Slaughter

313-86% of Gaza Dead Were Civilians (Believe the UN, Not NY Times’ Jodi Rudoren)

314-UN Specialist for Palestinian Rights Suspects Israel Committed War Crimes: An Interview with Richard Falk on the Crisis in Gaza

315-As Repression Escalates on US Campuses, an Account of My Ordeal With the Israel Lobby and UC

316-Gaza conflict: Drone footage reveals extent of damage

317-The Damage in Gaza - Satellite imagery released by the U.N. shows destruction in hard-hit Gaza neighborhoods.

318-Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack

319-Cease-Fires in Which Violations Never Cease: What's Next for Israel, Hamas and Gaza?

320-Let My People Go by Chris Hedges

321-The Palestinians’ Right to Self-Defense by Chris Hedges

322-Israel Bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch Workers from Gaza

323-Democrats’ Unapologetic Support for Israel Enables Daily War Crimes Against Palestinians

324-Dutch Man Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust Returns His Medal: Henk Zanoli Objects To Israel's Actions in Gaza

325-Gaza Civilian Damages

326-Gaza slaughter exposes Democrats

327-Gaza: new evidence of deliberate attacks on medics by Israeli army

328-Hamas Rocket Launches Don't Explain Israel's Gaza Destruction

329-Here's the full text of the deleted Times of Israel post backing genocide in Gaza

330-Indefensible and Illegal Israeli Land Seizure Given Laughable Reasoning

331-Israel Announces 'Unprecedented' Land Seizure - Anti-settlement group says move is "proof that Prime Minister Netanyahu does not aspire for a new 'Diplomatic Horizon'"

332-Israel To Take Largest Amount Of Land From West Bank In 30 Years

333-Israeli army summarily executed fleeing civilians in southern Gaza

334-How Israel Uses Twitter, Facebook & Tinder to Legitimize Murder | Brainwash Update

335-Israel's Borders under International Law - Northwestern University School of Law Public Law and Legal Theory Series No. 06-34



336-Obama Admin Condemns Attack On UN School In Gaza But Refuses To Assign Blame, Restocks Israel’s Ammunition

337-Israel used banned weapons on Gaza (video and comments)

338-Raw footage of Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

339-Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2007)

340-Terrorism in the Israeli Attack on Gaza  by Glenn Greenwald     

341-The Destruction of Gaza's Schools and the Future of Palestinian Children

342-The member of Knessett who called for genocide - against the mother of the "snakes"

Israel/Palestine
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343-The Outlaw State of Israel, part 1 - Since 1948 Israel has drawn a long list of military aggression, human rights violations, and war crimes

 
 
 
 

344-The United Nations is Dead: It Did Not Stop the Slaughter

345-Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, Going Wild in the Gaza War

346-US senator (Boxer, a democrat) filibusters live coverage of powerful Palestinian testimonies

347-US Stands Alone in Vote Against UN Inquiry Into Gaza Assault - Resolution passes, despite US opposition, as body approves official inquiry into "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law"

348-History Repeating Itself? U.S. Bombing Iraq While Jockeying to Oust Leader It Once Favored

349-Iraq Has WMDs and Russia Has Invaded!

350-Islamic State and the American Way of War: The New Enemy Creation Process

351-More Killing in Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ Than Bush’s ‘War’

352-Obama To Bomb Iraq To Protect Advisors He Sent In, Prevent Ethnic Killing, Secure US Oil Contracts

353-Obama: “Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine and Pigs Can Fly”

354-The New York Times and Flight MH17: With each lie fanned irresponsibly by the media, the probability of a major war increases substantially.

355-The Real “Dirty Wars” in the Horn of Africa

356-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Escalation Follies: How America Made ISIS - Their Videos and Ours, their "Caliphate" and Ours 

357-Tomgram: Nick Turse, American Monuments to Failure in Africa?

258-Why Washington's War on Terror Failed - The Underrated Saudi Connection    

359-Top 9 Reasons to Stop Bombing Iraq

360-Ukraine: Five facts and fallacies you need to know about the US-Nato drive to war

361-US intervention is not humanitarian and will not protect the people of Iraq

362-War is the new system of governance (and five other Gaza takeaways) - The status quo of the occupation has reached a new level of violence and destruction, but there is no political power in sight that can impose a change on the ground.

363-Why Obama is bombing the Caliph

364-William Astore: The Bomber Will Always Get Funded — and Used

365-Why Are The Tricks Used To Sell War in 2003 Working in 2014? Have We Learned Nothing?

366-Who’s Paying the Pro-War Pundits?

367-US/UK media coverup of Nazis in Ukraine continues unraveling and MH-17 falls apart…

368-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Great Concentration or the Great Fragmentation? Power Drain - Mysteries of the 21st Century in a Helter-Skelter World

369-The US Government Never Understood Afghanistan and Still Doesn't

370-Stepping warily onto the battlefield

371-President Obama’s High-mileage, Stupid New War

372-Opinion: The Growing Cost of the Third Iraq War

373-Marjorie Cohn | Obama Declares Perpetual War

374-The Untold Story of the Shejaiya Massacre in Gaza: A Former Israel Soldier Speaks Out

375-The Rise of "If Not Now" and the collapse of the pro-Israel consensus

The rise of ‘If Not Now’ and the collapse of the pro-Israel consensus - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/collapse-israel-consensus#sthash.KR9eO9GI.dpuf

376-The Gaza War Map

377-Noam Chomsky: The Real Reason Israel "Mows the Lawn" in Gaza - Like other states, Israel pleads "security" as justification for its aggressive and violent actions. But knowledgeable Israelis know better.

378-Leaked email reveals ADL advice to universities urging anti-Palestine crackdown

379-Israeli Occupation Forces Destroy water networks and launch assault on farmers

Israeli occupation forces destroy water networks and launch assault on farmers - See more at: http://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/middle-east/14205-israeli-occupation-forces-destroy-water-networks-and-launch-assault-on-farmers#sthash.v2bzIJMx.dpuf

380-Israel lobby group outlines dirty tricks against campus Palestine activists

381-Civil Administration plans to expel thousands of Bedouins from homes, concentrate them in inadequate settlement

382-American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy

383-43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

384-Tomgram: Jen Marlowe, One Family, Two Doors, Nowhere to Run

385-Happy Holidays?: Obama Endorses A Militarized Israel, Land Grabs, And Domestic Spying: At a time when many were distracted by the hectic holiday season, Obama signed into law U.S. support for a militarized Israel, the transfer of sacred Native American land to a mining company, and increased domestic spying.

386-Verifiable proof that the Kiev and US spokespersons lied about Ukrainian bus attack that killed 12

387-Reckless Congress ‘Declares War’ on Russia - Today the US House passed what I consider to be one of the worst pieces of legislation ever

388-The greatest trick Obama ever pulled was convincing the world America isn't still at warAfghanistan, Iraq, the illegal conflict with Isis, secret drone strikes across the Middle East: You would think Congress might want to vote on the Forever War. But you would be very, very wrong

389-The new Iraq War is doomed: After years of lies and senseless military conflict, we must oppose US escalation in Iraq

390-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington's Walking Dead - More and More War - The Tao of Washington

391-America is Open for Business in Iraq

392-America Didn’t Just Prosecute Torturers, We Executed Them

393-Apache Helicopter & Hellfire Missile Blues | Philip A. Farruggio

394-Are Pilots Deserting Washington’s Drone War?

395-Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

396-Bob Simon on Buying the War in Iraq

397-Clapper Calls for Arming Ukrainian Forces: Who Would That Actually Empower?

398-Dramatic Shifts in the Political and Military Situation in Ukraine

399-Endless War Is Alive and... Bleeding

400-Endless War? Obama Sends Congress Expansive Anti-ISIS Measure Six Months After Bombing Began

401-UN Finds Credible Ties Between ISIS And Israeli Defense Forces

402-Dozens of European parliamentarians call for end to EU-Israel treaty

403-Former Israeli Defense Warns: Americans Are Next! Shocking Interview

404-Gaza Invasion Resulted in Carloads with Maimed, Torn Apart, Bleeding, Dying Innocent Civilians, Says Norwegian Doctor

405-Jewish Voice for Peace

406-Spanish Peacekeeper Is the Latest Example of Israel Killing United Nations Personnel

407-US helped Israel with H-bomb - 1980s report declassified

408-War is the New Normal - Seven Deadly Reasons Why America's Wars Persist

409-Hailed as a Model for Successful Intervention, Libya Proves to be the Exact Opposite

410-Has President Obama Once Again Sold Us Down the River?

411-ISIS is Proof of the Failed "War on Terror"

412-John McCain Calls For US War In Ukraine, Libya, Syria, And Iraq

413-My War on Terror: Letter to an Unknown American Patriot

414-Noam Chomsky: America paved the way for ISIS - The famed linguist and philosopher on the conflict in Iraq, Israel and the myriad dangers of U.S. foreign policy

415-Obama’s Drone War Death Count Surpasses Spanish Inquisition: Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama’s covert drone war has done something in 6 years that it took the Spanish Inquisition 350 years to accomplish.

416-Our Condolences: How the U.S. Paid for Death and Damage in Afghanistan

417-Policy ‘Intellectuals’ Are Enabling Our Never-Ending State of War

418-Stephen Hawking Warns That Aggression Could 'Destroy Us All'

419-The Endless Tragedy of Vietnam

420-The Real Enemy is Hypocrisy - The Enemy is Not Russia or Putin

421-How Obama’s Aggression in Ukraine Risks Nuclear War: Could Romney or McCain Really be any Worse?

422-Why Obama’s Hopes of Decapitating the Islamic State Won’t Work

423-The ISIS-US Empire – Their Unholy Alliance Fully Exposed

424-The Shame of US Journalism Is the Destruction of Iraq, Not Fake Helicopter Stories

425-The Victory of ‘Perception Management’

426-The World of Our Grandchildren  Noam Chomsky discusses ISIS, Israel, climate change, and the kind of world future generations may inherit.

427-The Contours of the American Empire by Jeremy Cloward, Ph. D., Diablo Valley College, “War is a matter of vital importance to the State...the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.” Sun Tzu (Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher, circa 544 BC)

428-This broken 700-ton generator demonstrates everything that went wrong with the reconstruction of Iraq

429-Rationalizing Lunacy: The intellectual as Servant of the State

430-Remembrance of Wars Past - Why There is No Massive Antiwar Movement in America

431-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Ten Commandments for a Better American World

432-Tomgram: Frida Berrigan, Witness to War, American-Style

433-Tomgram: Michael Schwartz, Israel, Gaza, and Energy Wars in the Middle East

434-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Watching the Same Movie About American War for 75 Years

435-Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, Is Drone Warfare Fraying at the Edges?

436-Truth in Media: The Origin of ISIS

437-Ukraine denouement: The  Russian loan and the IMF’s One-Two Punch

438-FBI Whistleblower: “U.S Is Reviving Terror Scare With ISIS To Promote The Terror War Industry”

439-White House exempts Syria airstrikes from tight standards on civilian deaths - Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, official says the 'near certainty' policy doesn’t apply

440-Why ISIS Exists - In the U.S. war on Iraq, hundreds of thousands died the sort of deaths that, if broadcast in an ISIS video, would have inflamed international opinion.

441-John Pilger | Why the Rise of Fascism Is Again the Issue

442-Obama's Real Number of Wars

443-'US not engaged in major war': Obama Memorial Day remark slammed

444-35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists - As the situation in Ukraine continues to fester, a handy history guide -- from A (Argentina) to Z (Zaire)

445-41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground: New analysis of data conducted by human rights group Reprieve shared with the Guardian, raises questions about accuracy of intelligence guiding ‘precise’ strikes

446-Always Remember, the NY Times Pushed, Hard, for War in Iraq

447-Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror: Although a conservative estimate, physicians' groups say the figure 'is approximately 10 times greater' than typically reported

448-Buying the War: How Big Media Failed Us

449-Causing genocide to protect us from terror by Neil Clark who is a journalist, writer, award winning blogger, and broadcaster

450-Climbing into Bed with Al-Qaeda

451-‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands

452-Confirmed Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US “Created” ISIS As A “Tool” in a Proxy War Against Assad

453-Contractors reap $138B from Iraq war

454-Crimea: The Way Back Home - EN Subtitles - Full Documentary (VIDEO)

455-David Brooks’ sickening Iraq apologia: How the New York Times hack just rewrote history - The conservative New York Times columnist explains what he's learned from his Iraq war boosting: largely nothing

456-Endless War: As U.S. Strikes Tikrit & Delays Afghan Pullout, "War on Terror" Toll Tops 1.3 Million

457-Far from facing the truth, the US is telling new lies about Iraq - Politicians who claim they had no choice but to support the invasion are wrong. America got a war it wanted - even if it wasn’t what it expected by Gary Younge

458-Five Years On, the WikiLeaks 'Collateral Murder' Video Matters More than Ever

459-60 Plus Israeli Soldiers Tell The Truth About Israel’s War Crimes In Gaza

460-Former President Jimmy Carter: Gaza situation 'intolerable'

461-Holocaust survivors and their descendants accuse Israel of ‘genocide’ - More than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants have condemned what they described as Israel’s 'genocide of Palestinian people' in an advert in the New York Times

462-Not a Single House Has Been Rebuilt One Year After Israeli War on Gaza

463-Obama gives $1.9 billion in weapons as welcome gift to Israel’s racist government

464-Palestinian soccer set back by death of coach, 2 players in Gaza war - Death of soccer legend, aspiring youths, bring to the fore how no part of Palestinian society is escaping the violence and destruction.

465-Israel to seize 202 acres of Palestinian land as dumping ground - Israel has decided to seize some 202 acres of privately owned Palestinian land in the West Bank to make a new dumping grounds for its illegal settlements.

466-Richard Falk on the Aftermath of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

467-Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, The One-State Conundrum

468-UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters

469-US Aid to Israel Jumps to $11 Million Dollars Per Day

470-Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

471-How the US Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis: Washington's support for Yemen's former dictatorship — and of Saudi efforts to sideline the country's nonviolent pro-democracy movement — helped create the current crisis.

472-If this is what an anti-war presidency looks like to you, you're detached from reality - Despite what some Republicans and neo-conservatives claim, Obama is plenty militaristic. That’s part of the problem in the region, not the best solution

473-Legality of Drone Warfare or Illegality of Drone Assassination? Let a Real Debate Begin!

474-Libya

475-New Evidence US Backed ISIS

476-Obama ordered CIA to train ISIS jihadists: Declassified documents

477-Obama's War Plans Against Venezuela: Another Act of Imperial Desperation

478-America Admittedly Behind ISIS "Surge"

479-Original Iraq War Skeptics Find the Rekindled Debate Maddening

480-Our embarrassing, servile media: Does the New York Times just print everything the government tells it? The paper of record is carrying Washington's water in its Ukraine reporting -- all too believing, once again

481-What The Media’s Getting Wrong About Israel And Palestine — And Why It Matters - MintPress founder and editor-in-chief, Mnar Muhawesh, discusses the profound personal effects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

482-Saudi Arabia is 'biggest funder of terrorists'

483-Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes as Yemen Civil War Ignites Regional Firestorm - Situation remains complex, but human rights activist declares "Hell is on the door" and "The worst is coming" as bombs fall in capital of Sanaa

484-Six US Presidents Have Destroyed Iraq

485-Stop Smoking The Democrack: Protest America’s Wars - Why is the Democratic Party given a pass for the warlike behavior protested under Bush?

486-Targeting ISIS, US-Led Strike Kills 52 Civilians, Including 7 Children

487-The Farce Is Complete: Joe Biden's Son Joins Board Of Largest Ukraine Gas Producer

488-Israel urges Switzerland to stop funding leftist NGO Breaking the Silence - Earlier, the Foreign Ministry announced it was trying to thwart a scheduled exhibition in Zurich by the nonprofit, which includes testimonies by IDF soldiers on alleged human rights violations.

489-Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

490-NYT Trumpets U.S. Restraint against ISIS, Ignores Hundreds of Civilian Deaths

491-The greatest trick Obama ever pulled was convincing the world America isn't still at war  - Afghanistan, Iraq, the illegal conflict with Isis, secret drone strikes across the Middle East: You would think Congress might want to vote on the Forever War. But you would be very, very wrong 

492-Tomgram: Anand Gopal, How to Create an Afghan Blackwater

493-Tomgram: Andrew Cockburn, How Assassination Sold Drugs and Promoted Terrorism

494-Tomgram: Ann Jones, Citizen's Revolt in Afghanistan

495-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Counting Bodies, Then and Now

496-Tomgram: Michael Klare, Superpower in Distress

497-Tomgram: Nick Turse, AFRICOM Behaving Badly

498-Tomgram: Nick Turse, One Boy, One Rifle, and One Morning in Malakal

499-Tomgram: Nick Turse, The U.S. Military's Battlefield of Tomorrow

500-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, In the Middle East, Bet on a Winner (Iran!)

501-Tomgram: William Astore, America's Mutant Military

502-Tomgram: William Hartung, Your Money at War Everywhere

503-U S Plan- Destroy 7 countries in 5 years

504-U.S. admits to backing 'questionable actors' (i.e. Al Qaeda/ISIS) in Syria

505-Ukraine: why the West is to blame for the crisis

506-Costs of War - US and Allied Killed

507-US-backed Criminal Slaughter in Yemen Revealed by Finian Cunningham + Houthi Arms Bonanza Came From Saleh, Not Iran by Gareth Porter

508-US-led airstrikes kill 52 Syrian civilians in a day, not 1 ISIS fighter – monitor

509-Assange Reveals That The West is Behind ISIS And Ukraine Crisis And Israel Behind Hamas

510-White House still ignores murder of American reporter Serena Shim who filmed western aid to ISIS

511-‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands

512-Ban Killer Robots Before They Take Over, Stephen Hawking & Elon Musk Say

513-Bill Clinton Laid the Foundation for the Libyan, Syrian and Ukrainian Wars

514-BlackRock, Obama Campaign Donors Stand To Benefit From Cuts To Military Pensions

515-Document: The Pentagon’s Law of War Manual

516-New Amnesty Report Visualizes Israel's War Crimes

517-A Year After More Than 2,000 Killed in Gaza, Israel's Collective Punishment Continues

518-Amnesty International: 'Strong Evidence' Of Israeli War Crimes In Gaza

519-Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel by Chris Hedges

520-Cynthia McKinney: US Lawmakers FORCED to Support Israel!

521-Foreign Investment in Israel Drops by Almost Half in 2014

Foreign investment in Israel drops by almost half in 2014 - See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/foreign-investment-israel-drops-almost-half-2014-1302510425#sthash.nhy6y5pG.dpuf

Foreign investment in Israel drops by almost half in 2014

#Business

One of the report's authors suggested the sharp decline could be down to the 2014 Gaza war and an international boycott campaign

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/foreign-investment-israel-drops-almost-half-2014-1302510425#sthash.nhy6y5pG.dpuf

Foreign investment in Israel drops by almost half in 2014

#Business

One of the report's authors suggested the sharp decline could be down to the 2014 Gaza war and an international boycott campaign

- See more at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/foreign-investment-israel-drops-almost-half-2014-1302510425#sthash.nhy6y5pG.dpuf

522-Gaza is a Concentration Camp and it is an American delusion not to recognize that

Gaza is a concentration camp, and it’s an American delusion not to recognize that — Weschler - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/concentration-delusion-recognize#sthash.pfk9izAH.dpuf

523-On the One-Year Anniversary of Israel's Attack on Gaza: An Interview with Max Blumenthal

524-Israeli soldiers cheered while Palestinian bled to death under army jeep

525-Jewish settlers burn, destroy Catholic Church on the banks of the Galilee sea

526-Landgrab

527-Shrinking Palestine

528-Soldiers expel Palestinians from pool in Area A to enable settlers to bathe undisturbed

529-Tomgram: Jen Marlowe, "They Demolish and We Rebuild"

530-TRANSCRIPT: An Interview with Max Blumenthal on the One Year Anniversary of Israel's Attack on Gaza

531-Truthout Interviews Max Blumenthal About the 51-Day Israeli Assault on Gaza

532-UN Report: Israel Committed Unprecedented Devastation and Killings in 2014 Gaza War - Next step: Palestine submits thousands of pages documenting Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court; if the prosecutor fails to act, legitimacy of the court will further erode, says CCR's Michael Ratner

533-US replenishes Israel's arsenal with $1.9 billion in new weapons

534-Why I Support the BDS Movement Against Israel by Chris Hedges

535-Photos from Igor Bozic's post in IOUCO-International Observatory of Ukrainian Conflict

536-In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia - Washington's role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime's neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world

537-Essay: Capability-Based Planning and the Death of Military Strategy

538-Iraq War a War Crime - Pushed by Cheney Over Objections of Joint Chiefs Video – John Kiriakou on RAI(7/10)

539-Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No Doubt That Endless War Is Official US Doctrine

540-Martin O’Malley’s Link Between Climate Change and ISIS Isn’t Crazy

541-NATO Leaders Seek 40,000 Troops Along Russian Border - US Pledges Troops and Equipment to Latest Escalation

542-Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

543-Obama On Track To Drop More Bombs Than Bush

544-Retired US General Admits Military’s Role in Creating ISIS

545-We Have Failed Afghanistan Again and Again

546-Today's Civilian Victims in Yemen Will be Ignored Because U.S. and its Allies Are Responsible

547-Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Washington's Great Game and Why It's Failing

548-Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The Theology of American National Security

549-Tomgram: David Vine, The Forgotten Costs of War in the Middle East

550-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Armed Violence in the Homeland

551-Tomgram: Engelhardt, What Happened to War?

552-Tomgram: Greg Grandin, How Endless War Helps Old Dixie Stay New

553-Tomgram: Nick Turse, My Very Own Veteran's Day

554-Tomgram: Pepe Escobar, The Pivot to Eurasia

555-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, What If There Is No Plan B for Iraq?

556-Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, No Lone Rangers in Drone Warfare

557-Tomgram: William Astore, "Hi, I'm Uncle Sam and I'm a War-oholic"

558-When Clinton Lied, Yugoslavia Died

559-Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault

560-Syria Becomes the 7th Predominantly Muslim Country Bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate

561-To Defend Iran Deal, Obama Boasts That He’s Bombed Seven Countries

562-America's Reckless War Against Evil: Why It's Self-Defeating And Has No End

563-Behold: How the US blew $17 billion in Afghanistan

564-Climate Change and Inequality Are Driving War and Catastrophic Conflicts from Syria to Africa

565-Documented Proof That America Created ISIS Has Emerged

566-Syrian Special Forces find NATO chemical weapons and gear in a... (video)

567-Past and Present, US Implicated in Abuses Inflicted by Iraq-Backed Militias - 'The documents show how Washington...has consistently overlooked excesses by Shi’ite militias sponsored by the Iraqi government'

568-Six Years and $17 Billion Wasted in Afghanistan with Nothing to Show for It

569-The Democrats Are Just As Crazy and Just as Warmongery as Republicans

570-Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Six Mistakes on the Road to Permanent War

571-Tomgram: Nick Turse, A Shadow War and an American Drone Unit Under Wraps

572-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Who Will Fight the Islamic State?

573-We Got Scammed by Government Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan

574-Why Saudi Collapse May Be Closer Than You Think: The stewardship of the new Saudi king is shaping out to be a disaster

575-U.S. wars caused refugee crisis

576-Israeli forces shoot 9 university students on Tulkarem campus

577-The world of threats to the US is an illusion

578-A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail - Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Anne Grady Flores will serve six months for photographing a protest of an airfield in upstate New York where drone pilots are trained and from where missions are carried out.

579-Confession of a CIA Agent: They gave us millions to dismember Yugoslavia

580-Profiting off of chaos: How the U.S. privatized its war in Afghanistan — Antony Loewenstein on “Disaster Capitalism” - Journalist Antony Loewenstein tells Salon how corporations exploit violent conflicts in Afghanistan and beyond

581-Boycotting Israel isn't anti-Semitic – how many human rights groups need to condemn it until this is clear? - Is the BDS movement singling out Israel? No – but the British government is singling it out for impunity

582-Israel is finding it harder to deny targeting Gaza infrastructure - With blackouts, food shortages and sewage in the streets, observers say the IDF either targets civilians or has terrible aim

583-Israel Wants % Billion Dollars a Year in Military Aid from the US

Israel wants $5 billion a year in military aid from the US - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/11/israel-billion-military/#sthash.AahoHHTI.dpuf
Israel wants $5 billion a year in military aid from the US - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2015/11/israel-billion-military/#sthash.AahoHHTI.dpuf

584-Netanyahu demands more billions from US after Iran Deal, insults US Envoy, Steals more Land

585-Roger Waters: Pink Floyd star on why his fellow musicians are terrified to speak out against Israel - Exclusive: 'If they say something they will no longer have a career – I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite'

586-UN calls for immediate halt of destruction of Palestinian homes

587-White Phosphorous War Crimes Connect Israel To Monsanto - Although Monsanto was once the exclusive U.S.-based provider of white phosphorous to the U.S. government, Israel Chemicals, Ltd. has started supplying the deadly munition as well.

588-He’s made the Middle East worse: Let’s be honest, Obama bears as much responsibility for this mess as predecessors who shaped them - Decades of poorly concocted policies with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and others haunt us -- and worsen every day

589-Immunity of State Officials for War Crimes: UN Library’s Most-checked-out Book in 2015

590-Israel,Turkey Sign $1.3 Billion Gas Deal Despite Public Protest - Approval followed years of political upheaval and widespread public protest.

591-Libyan People Lash Out At Obama For Destroying Their Country

592-It was once called Armistice Day

593-Martin Luther King Jr. and Peace

594-Media Silent As US-Backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children - The United Nations warned that 8,000 children could suffer from severe malnutrition in 2016. And that’s just in one southern Yemeni city.

595-Myanmar’s Peace Prize Winner and Crimes Against Humanity - The New York Times

596-Nearly 90 Percent Of People Killed In Recent Drone Strikes Were Not The Target - U.S. drone strikes have killed scores of civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

597-Obama Never Had a Plan to End What Guantánamo Represents

598-Obama Seeking Unlimited War Powers Under Pretext of Anti-Daesh Fight | The Greanville Post • Vol. IX

599-Saudi Arabia Bombs Day Care Centre for Blind Children in Yemen, U.S Silent

600-Scrapping this crappy jet could provide the entire country with 23 years of free college | Minds

601-Study: U.S. regime has killed 20-30 million people since World War Two -- Puppet Masters -- Sott.net

602-SYRIA: my published articles and other musings from and on Syria (2014/2015/2016) | In Gaza

603-The greatest trick Obama ever pulled was convincing the world America isn't still at war | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

604-The media are misleading the public on Syria - The Boston Globe

605-The Obama Administration Has Just Recklessly Escalated Its Military Confrontation With Russia | The Nation

606-The U.S. Spent a Half Billion on Mining in Afghanistan With ‘Limited Progress’ - ProPublica

607-The US is now involved in 134 wars or none, depending on your definition of 'war' | GlobalPost

608-The War in Africa the U.S. Military Won't Admit It's Fighting | Bryan Maygers

609-This graphic shows how the US defense budget dwarfs the rest of the world's

610-Timeline of CIA Interventions in Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

611-To Wipe Out Terror, The US Is Now Bombing Seven Different Countries

612-Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Washington's Twenty-First-Century Opium Wars | TomDispatch

613-Tomgram: Engelhardt, "The Finest Fighting Force in the History of the World" | TomDispatch

614-Tomgram: Engelhardt, The Disappointments of War in a World of Unintended Consequences | TomDispatch

615-Tomgram: Ira Chernus, The Peace Movement's War Story | TomDispatch

616-Tomgram: Nick Turse, How to Succeed at Failing, Pentagon-Style | TomDispatch

617-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, How to Resolve the ISIS Crisis | TomDispatch

618-Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, American War Crimes, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | TomDispatch

619-Tomgram: Rick Shenkman, How We Learned to Stop Worrying About People and Love the Bombing | TomDispatch

620-Tomgram: William Astore, Spoiling The Pentagon | TomDispatch

621-Top Veteran’s Charity Accused of Pocketing Millions in Donations | True Activist

622-U.S. killing more civilians in Iraq, Syria than it acknowledges

623-Video Catches Bureau of Land Management Employees Brag About Stealing Land from WWII Vets | The Free Thought Project

624-Washington to escalate US Mideast wars - World Socialist Web Site

625-West Media Starves Truth in Syria

626-Israel boycott ban: Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions | Home News | News | The Independent

627-New York State passes anti-boycott legislation | The Ugly Truth

628-Tomgram: Mattea Kramer, The Grief of Others and the Boasts of Candidates | TomDispatch

629-We’re never winning these wars: America has zero to show for its decades of bloodshed in the Middle East - Salon.com

630-5 Charts to Understand the Calamity of Ukraine's Economic Collapse

631-59 Journalists Murdered in Honduras Since Clinton-Backed Coup

632-A Peek At Empire

633-After invading Iraq 13 years ago the US is still making the same mistakes - The lead-up to war in 2003 was filled with spin and misinformation. But today, we aren’t even having the semblance of a debate about military intervention

634-51 US Diplomats Are Wrong -- Assad Regime Change by Force Would Result in Uncontrollable Anti-American Anger

635-At UNLV, whistleblowers call for accountability in military drone program

636-Bernie Sanders: 'Drones Have Done Some Good Things'

637-Best of TomDispatch: Nick Turse, From the Missing Archives of a Lost War

638-Brutal regime: Saudi Arabia strikes Yemeni market at rush hour; no military goal

639-Clinton: Destroy Syria for Israel

640-Could a Lack of Water Cause Wars? Water scarcity poses a greater risk of turmoil under global warming, the World Bank argues

641-"The Assassination Complex": Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald Probe Secret US Drone Wars in New Book

642-Tomgram: Harwood and Stanley, Policing the Dystopia

643-Declassified CIA Document Reveals Iraq War Had Zero Justification

645-Deeper and Deeper into War: Obama Authorizes More Military Force in Afghanistan - '15 years later, lives lost, billions spent...'

646-Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit, Says It No Longer Has Hope

647-During Honduras Crisis, Clinton Suggested Back Channel With Lobbyist Lanny Davis

648-World War III Has Begun

649-Tomgram: Nick Turse, Revolving Doors, Robust Rolodexes, and Runaway Generals

650-Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, Tick... Tick... Tick...

651-Erik Prince: Obama and Clinton Are Complicit in Creating ISIS - The origins of Daesh, known commonly as the Islamic State or ISIS, tie back directly to Obama and Clinton policy delusions and half measures of the Iraq and Syria conflicts.

652-Even critics understate how catastrophically bad the Hillary Clinton-led NATO bombing of Libya was - The NY Times reports on Clinton's war leadership don't go far enough. Hillary's disaster in Libya should haunt her

653-Freedom Rider: Obama’s Last Gasp Imperialism

654-Press release: UN Committee Against Torture recommends 50+ measures to Israel to end its use of torture

655-Israel jails Palestinian journalist for “incitement”

656-Israel’s Unsung Protector: Obama

657-Obama signs anti-BDS bill into law

658-Israeli warplanes bomb Gaza for third day

659-Russell Tribunal Finds Evidence of Incitement to Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity in Gaza

Russell Tribunal finds evidence of incitement to genocide, crimes against humanity in Gaza - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/incitement-genocide-humanity/#sthash.zxYRLB3r.dpuf
Russell Tribunal finds evidence of incitement to genocide, crimes against humanity in Gaza - See more at: http://mondoweiss.net/2014/09/incitement-genocide-humanity/#sthash.zxYRLB3r.dpuf

660-US Aid to Israel Jumps to $11 Million Dollars Per Day

661-WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL FINDS U.S. AND NATO GUILTY

662-An epic miscalculation on the price of a warplane is going to cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion

663-How the World Ends: Baiting Russia is Not Good Policy

664-How They Brainwash Us - The media's incessant manufacturing of consent for US foreign policies.

665-Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War - The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war.

666-Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No doubt that Endless War is Official U.S. Doctrine

667-Memorial Day Lesson - End War

668-The Unfolding Story Of Latin America

669-Nobody Knows the Identities of the 150 People Killed by U.S. in Somalia, but Most Are Certain They Deserved It

670-In Transparent Act, Obama Administration Erases Civilian Deaths From Drone Strikes

671-Obama's Seven Slaughters: It's a Disease, Not a Doctrine

672-Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A visualization of drone strikes in Pakistan since 2014

673-Pentagon disciplines 16 for deadly attack on Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan

674-Pentagon To Send In Tanks And Troops To The Republic Of Georgia

675-Retired General Speaks The Truth: We Created ISIS – The Ring of Fire

676-Saudi Arabia wants US to kill 9/11 bill, threatens to dump US assets worth $750 bn - report

677-Senate Agrees: US People Can't Know Overseas Drone Death Toll - At behest of intelligence chief, Senate removes "modest" provision that would reveal number of people killed by US attacks overseas

678-Silencing America as It Prepares for War

679-Syria Elections 2016: US-NATO’s Failed Attempt to Deny the Will of the Syrian People

680-Syria Questions

681-The only chart you need to see to know that the world is upping the ante on defense spending

682-The Syria 'dissent' memo and US bureaucratic support for Kerry war strategy

683-The US Government Just Killed 150 People In A Country They Aren’t Even At War With

684-The US Is Now Involved In 134 Wars - Or none, depending on your definition of 'war'.

685-This is what climate change looks like.

686-Tomgram: Adam Hochschild, A Corporation Goes to War

687-Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, America's Sinkhole Wars

688-Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Presidential Wars
690-Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Flashpoint for the Planet

691-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Don't Blame It All on Donald Trump

692-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Done In by the American Way of War 

693-Tomgram: Engelhardt, They Just Can't Stop Themselves

694-Tomgram: Engelhardt, Where Did the American Century Go?

695-Tomgram: Nick Turse, Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command

696-Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, The Challenges of 2016

697-Tomgram: Noam Chomsky, What Principles Rule the World?

698-Tomgram: Patrick Cockburn, An Endless Cycle of Indecisive Wars

699-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, Candidates, Is America Exceptional, or Only Great?

700-Tomgram: Peter Van Buren, The Snapchat Version of American Victory

701-Tomgram: Rory Fanning, Talking to the Young in a World That Will Never Truly Be "Postwar"

702-Tomgram: William Astore, America's Post-Democratic Military

703-Tomgram: William Astore, The End of Air Power?

704-Tomgram: William Astore, Words About War Matter

705-Tomgram: William Hartung, What a Waste, the U.S. Military

706-U.S. Delivers 3,000 Tons Of Weapons And Ammo To Al-Qaeda and Co. in Syria

707-U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, “Africa’s Cuba”

708-US Foreign Policy in Africa and the 2016 Elections

709-US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II

710-Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Exhibit One in Any Future American War Crimes Trial

711-Thanks to 'War on Whistleblowers,' US Ranks 41st on Press Freedom Index - Reporters Without Borders' annual rankings find US's relative improvement "hides overall negative trends"

712-Tomgram: Pratap Chatterjee, Inside the Devastation of America's Drone Wars

713-We're Running Out of Water, and Consequences Could be Dire

714-Why Obama Silenced bin Laden

715-Why Western Outrage Following the Brussels Terrorist Attacks Is Useless

716-With Trump or Hillary, The Crisis in Syria Will Only Worsen

717-Writing a Blank Check on War for the President - How the United States became a prisoner of war and Congress went MIA.

718-U.S. expands secret wars in Africa

719-Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria

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