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Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage” (aka “Bug Splat”) By Tom Engelhardt This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 07:59 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Remember al-Qaeda? With all the hype about ISIS it's easy to forget that it was al-Qaeda that attacked us, while Daesh never did. If you've forgotten that, you wouldn't be alone. It seems that ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 34 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:39 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
So this happened today. The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward the waters off the coast of Yemen to prepare to intercept any potential Iranian shipments of weapons to the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 208 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 01:23 PM PDT with 84 Recommends
It is with less than surprise that a nation living by 7th Century criminal laws also uses 7th Century military tactics. In this particular case, Saudi Arabia is trying to win the war against ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 58 comments on Wed Apr 15, 2015 at 01:54 PM PDT with 101 Recommends
Kurdish and Iraqi forces have managed to retake around 25% of Iraqi territory that Daesh once controlled, including Tikrit, but many of those gains are being threatened today. Most notably is ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 129 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 11:35 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . No one can claim that plotting assassination is new to Washington ...
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Apr 28, 2015 at 07:40 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
David Brooks breaks out his bag of deal-killing goodies and throws out all the reasons why the present Iran deal could be a failure. He implies that any final deal between Obama and Iran would ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Apr 10, 2015 at 12:44 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
Hey, let's go bomb somebody! Then lets go invade on the ground! Middle East Saudis Announce Halt to Yemen Bombing Campaign By RICK GLADSTONEAPRIL 21, 2015 Civil war. Religious War. GWOT. ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Apr 21, 2015 at 03:23 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
Yup, the Saudi Yemen war is still going on, The humanitarian situation in Yemen has become catastrophic, the Red Cross said on Monday, as Saudi-led aircraft pounded Iran-allied Houthi militiamen ...
by JayFarquharson
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 04:17 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
US Secretary of State John Kerry gave a clear warning today. Speaking to PBS Newshour on Wednesday, Mr Kerry said it was clear Iran was aiding the Houthis: "There are obviously supplies that ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 12:51 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here . Think of it as the American half-century in the Middle East: from August 17,
by TomDispatch
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Rachel Maddow and her team make an underreported observation about warmongering in this country. Destabilizing of the Middle East, and who is doing it Rachel Maddow reports on U.S. progress in the ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2015 at 03:51 PM PDT with 4 Recommends