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Demands for Gitmo Closure Grows


Closing Guantanamo is not something that we should leave for the next president, but Obama is running out of time, said Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The Pentagon’s process of moving the camp to inside US borders is proving to be ...

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The War Criminal Who Won The Nobel Peace Prize: Barack Obama

A Christie's employee looks at a portrait of Barack Obama by artist Joe Black called 'Shoot to Kill' made from thousands of plastic toy soldiers, during a press preview at Christie's auction rooms in London, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The portrait estimated at 15,000-20,000 pounds ($21,000-$28,000) will be auctioned in the "Out of the Ordinary" sale on Sept. 10 in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

As the United States renews a bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds. During the first seven years of Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. bombed seven countries while supporting ...

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USA killer drone rampage to increase by 50%


The US military will increase the number of drone flights from the current 61 a day to as many as 90 by 2019 while expanding lethal strike capabilities. The expanded drone program, operated mostly by the US Air Force, will ...

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Jeb Bush wants to implement war-like policies: Analyst


Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would follow his father and brother in implementing war-like policies around the world, says a former US Senate candidate. Jeb Bush is proposing policies “like King George Herbert Walker Bush (president of the United States ...

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‘British Special Forces cloaked as ISIL fight Syria militants’


A fresh report claims members of the UK Special Air Service (SAS), an elite British army unit, are involved in hit-and-run raids against ISIL militants in Syria while dressed as insurgents themselves. More than 120 members belonging to the elite ...

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Afghan War Is Not Over, Says Judge, So Indefinite Detention Can Continue


Though President Obama has publicaly championed end of combat operations in Afghanistan, that doesn’t mean prisoners of war can be released by Jon Queally A federal judge on Thursday rejected the petition of a Guantanamo detainee who had requested to be ...

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These rabbis prove criticism of Israel’s campaign of terror is NOT anti-semitic


A group of 30 rabbis has criticized the “unjust” demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank in a letter to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK. The British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights spoke out against the impending ...

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Ukraine Is Ripe for the Shock Doctrine


Like many states in crisis before it, Ukraine serves as a perfect opportunity for neoliberal transformation. by Sean Guillory While a crisis of faith, of sorts, has resounded in western discourse on the economic effectiveness of austerity, this scepticism, rather ironically, ...

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Regional War Escalates as Turkey Openly Bombs Targets Inside Syria

Airstrikes on Friday comes as Turkish government also gives US military and other allies permission to stage further operations from its facilities along the Syrian border by Jon Queally Proving that a larger regional war remains among the most significant threats ...

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US, Israel can’t tolerate Iran’s independence: Analyst


Israel and the Zionist lobby in the United States are working with Congress to attack Iran’s nuclear program as a pretext to undermine Tehran for its independence from American hegemony, an author and analyst in Chicago says. “There is an ...

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New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces


Palestinian children face chokeholds, stun grenades, and forced confessions at the hands of Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch report reveals by Sarah Lazare Israeli forces are choking, beating, and abusing Palestinian children as young as 11, arresting and coercing them into ...

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Seeking War to the End of the World


If the neoconservatives have their way again, U.S. ground troops will reoccupy Iraq, the U.S. military will take out Syria’s secular government (likely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State take over), and the U.S. Congress will not only kill ...

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9/11 victims could lose financial aid: NY lawmakers


Victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US may lose financial support in October 2016 unless Congress reauthorizes the compensation fund, say three New York lawmakers. The lawmakers have issued warnings as the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund will ...

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Just a ‘Mistake,’ As US Airstrikes Kill Allied Soldiers in Afghanistan


Helicopters attack outpost in broad daylight in what could be worst such incident in nearly 14 years of war by Jon Queally In what may be the worst “friendly fire” incident of the U.S. war in Afghanistan since it began in ...

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‘UK’s RAF training foreign states to counter militant missiles’


A new report says staff from the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) are training foreign governments to prevent airliners being shot down by militant missiles. According to the Sunday Times, a team of British experts, including RAF troops, has been ...

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British pilots take part in anti-ISIL bombing campaign in Syria


A number of British pilots have secretly taken part in anti-ISIL bombing campaign in Syria despite a 2013 parliamentary vote against any military action in the war-hit Arab nation. Human rights group, Reprieve, reveals that service personnel acted under auspices ...

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Israel losing strategic value to US imperialism: Activist


The successful conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 countries has threatened Israel’s strategic value to the United States, an American political activist in Chicago says. “Israel opposes this peace deal with Iran, because it does represent an ...

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UK PM wants more killer drones, forces against ISIL


British Prime Minister David Cameron has told defense chiefs that the country should be spending more money on the Special Air Services (SAS) and drones to better combat the threat of ISIL. While last week’s emergency budget saw public services ...

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Deranged war hawk claims peace activist makes the World ‘incredibly dangerous’


Presidential hopeful Sen. Lindsey Graham follows Medea Benjamin’s comments on blowback by saying she’s ‘radical Islam’s best hope’ by Andrea Germanos Presidential hopeful Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Wednesday told peace activist Medea Benjamin that people like her “make the world ...

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Gaza Waits for Justice: One Year Later, Calls for Remembrance and Action

Many from within Gaza took to social media on Wednesday to call on the world to acknowledge the humanity of the people impacted by the war. (Photo: @WeAreNotNumbers/flickr)

Since Israel’s 51-day military assault, rebuilding has barely begun and the ongoing siege pushes the Strip closer to humanitarian crisis by Sarah Lazare (Common Dreams) – One year after Israel launched a military assault on Gaza that killed more than 2,200 Palestinians ...

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Such a patriot – George W. Bush charged $100,000 for veterans charity speech


Former US president George W. Bush charged $100,000 to speak at a charity fundraising event in 2012 for US military veterans severely injured during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bush was also provided with a private jet to travel ...

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#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants


Four Israeli arms factories in UK and Australia shut down in Palestine solidarity action by Nadia Prupis (Common Dreams) – Marking the one-year anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza, protesters in the United Kingdom and Australia on Monday shut down four ...

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Iraqis do not trust US for military recruitment: Analyst


Former US congressional staffer Rodney Martin says the reason that the United States is having problems with “recruiting” forces to fight the ISIL terrorist group is that Iraqis do not trust Washington. “The United States is having problems, missing its ...

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Somalia is home to two secret US drone bases – report


Up to 120 US military personnel are operating out of two secret drone bases in Somalia, carrying out attacks on Al-Shabab militants and working with African Union peacekeepers, a new report has revealed. Somali officials have confirmed a secretive US ...

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Israel Continues to Cripple Gaza with its Sea Blockade


Governments should support brave humanitarian voyagers and back their play in future. Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty. Israel’s military are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to ...

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​Thatcher govt didn’t oppose Saddam’s chemical weapons program, declassified papers show


As Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was building up its chemical weapons arsenal with the help of a British firm, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided not to oppose it, fearing that otherwise it would be subjected to criticism. In the 1980s Iraq, ...

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UK approved £4-million arms sales to Israel after Gaza war


The British government approved £4 million in weapons sales to the Israeli regime in the immediate aftermath of Israel’s massive military offensive against the Gaza Strip last summer, a new study has found. The research study, titled “Arming Apartheid: UK Complicity ...

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Talks extension good sign; Israel afraid of Iran’s influence: Fetzer


An American scholar says an extension of nuclear talks between Iran and the global powers is a “good sign”. As it had been voiced by negotiators earlier, the two sides missed the self-imposed June-end deadline with the US State Department saying ...

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US church votes to boycott Israel over occupation of Palestine


One of the largest Christian Protestant denominations in the United States has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. The United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to boycott products from Israeli ...

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US complicit in Saudi crimes against Yemen: Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch has accused the United States of complicity in the Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against Yemen. Human Rights Watch announced on Tuesday that Washington is potentially liable in the unlawful strikes as the US is involved in refueling warplanes flying over ...

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Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Freedom Flotilla Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship


Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an “uneventful” incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and ...

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Israel’s creation ‘direct rebellion’ against God: US rabbi


The creation of Israel by Zionist Jews in 1948 was a “direct rebellion” against God and contrary to the teachings of the Torah, an American orthodox rabbi says. “The concept of making this whole ‘state’ that was created over 60 ...

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‘Hi, I’m Uncle Sam and I’m a War-oholic’

'NSA surveillance proliferates in a context that goes well beyond spying.' (Image: Public domain)

It was the summer of 2002. The Bush administration’s top officials knew that they were going into Iraq in a big way. They were then in planning mode, but waiting until fall to launch their full-throttle campaign to persuade Congress ...

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​Army Reserve recruiting targets ‘unachievable’ – watchdog


(RT) – Army reservist recruiting targets, which had been upped to account for cuts to the regular military, are ‘unachievable’ despite an expensive recruiting drive by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), according to the Major Projects Authority (MPA). In its latest ...

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Going Nuclear on Russia


We all remember how, in early June, President Putin announced that Russia would deploy more than 40 new ICBMs “able to overcome even the most technically advanced anti-missile defense systems.” Oh dear; the Pentagon and their European minions have been ...

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The Children of Gaza’s Harrowing Cry for Help

The Palestinian flag and the Hamas flag (Reuters)

A year after Israel’s attack on Gaza, children there are still trying to recover from the consequences of the brutal assault on the Strip. The Israeli attack, which started on 8 July 2014, resulted in between 2,142 and 2,310 Gazans ...

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Ex-CIA chief criticism over Iran nuclear talks doing ’disservice’ to Obama


A recent criticism by former CIA head Michael Hayden over nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is doing “disservice” to the Obama administration as well as Iran, says a political commentator. “These comments are doing disservice ...

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Ex-Bush officials to teach course on decision-making in Iraq invasion


Two key players and advocates of the US war on Iraq will teach a course on decision-making during the invasion of the country under former president George W. Bush, a report says. Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby, who played important ...

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US driving war policy towards Russia and China: Analyst


The United States and its allies are making unprecedented efforts to wage war against Russia and China in order to prevent them from creating a new political and economic order in the world, an activist and journalist in Washington says. ...

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Gitmo Prisoner, Hunger-Striking for Nine Years, Cleared for Release


(Common Dreams) – A U.S. government review board said Friday that Abdul Rahman Shalabi, a prisoner who has been on a nine-year hunger strike at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been cleared to return to his native Saudi ...

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USA accused of manufacturing terror threats to benefit Israel


The US government is spreading a false sense of fear from ‘Islamic terrorists’ as part of a foreign policy that seeks global domination and to launch military strikes against countries that oppose Israel, an American scholar and journalist in Wisconsin ...

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New ‘Kill List’ Documents Point Finger at UK and Australia in US Drone War


(Common Dreams) – The UK and Australian governments may be complicit in the U.S.’s covert drone campaign in countries outside of recognized war zones, a new analysis of British intelligence documents published Wednesday reveals. Previously undisclosed files from the UK’s Government ...

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Pentagon Anti-Russia Propaganda Intensifies


A senior Pentagon official says Russia is “playing with fire” by threatening to expand its nuclear weapons arsenal in response to a rising military presence by the United States and its NATO allies in Eastern Europe. “Anyone who thinks they can ...

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US Drone Program to Remain in Shadows as Obama Abandons Key Reform Promise


Blueprint for a new transition plan involves a dual command structure—giving the Defense Department and the CIA joint control of drone strikes (Common Dreams) – U.S. President Barack Obama has made a sharp U-turn on his two-year-old promise to move the ...

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NATO announces expansion of military force targeting Russia


Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. By Niles Williamson NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels Wednesday and Thursday agreed to the enlargement of the organization’s Response Force to 40,000 troops from the ...

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Israel lobby pushing US to thwart nuclear deal with Iran: Anlayst


The powerful Israel lobby in the United States is seeking to forestall a nuclear agreement with Iran and ignite another war in the Middle East, a political commentator in Los Angeles says. “The problem that we have right now in ...

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: ‘I am guilty and I am sorry’


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was sentenced to death for his alleged role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, has given his first public statement since the deadly attack. Tsarnaev told a federal court in Boston on Wednesday that he was ...

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Torture Is Already Illegal – So Why "Ban" It?


The US Senate voted by a high margin to ban the use of torture on June 16. The bill is an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense policy measure. It passed 78-21 but the entire ...

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Pentagon chief says ‘not confident’ about Guantanamo closure


US President Barack Obama would probably not able to keep his 2008 campaign promise to shut down the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his presidency next year. In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, US Secretary ...

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Legalising war crimes: USA has gone too far


The US Department of Defense has released a book of instructions on the rules of war, detailing acceptable ways of killing the enemy and says that journalists also can be terrorists. The “Department of Defense Law of War Manual” explains ...

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ISIL was created, fueled and strengthened by US behavior: Analyst


US military interventions in the Middle East along with Washington’s foreign policy in the region paved the way for the creation and expansion of the ISIL terrorist group, an American activist, blogger and author says. “The problem with ISIS is that ...

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For Obama, Any War Is Better Than No War

US President Barack Obama.(AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

The White House recently announced that Obama has approved a plan to send 450 new troops into Iraq to fight ISIS. These “troops” aren’t ground troops, but instead are going in an adviser role to assist the Iraqi military. Now, ...

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US ‘created ISIL for sake of Israel’: Ex-CIA contractor


The United States is seeking to have a “never-ending war” in the Middle East which would make the countries there unable to stand up to Israel, says former CIA contractor Steven Kelley. “The purpose of creating this group [ISIL] is ...

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Washington in Wonderland: Down the Iraqi Rabbit Hole (Again)


There is a peculiar form of insanity in which a veneer of rationality distracts attention from the madness lurking just beneath the surface. When Alice dove down her rabbit hole to enter a place where smirking cats offered directions, ill-mannered ...

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Surprise, surprise, US and NATO falsifying ‘threat from Russia’


The United States and its NATO allies are exaggerating the so-called threat from Russia to justify surrounding and destabilizing the country as well as increasing US arms exports to the region, an anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says. “There ...

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How the Bush Administration Created the Iran "Nuclear Confession" Scam


Secretary of State John Kerry gave further legitimacy to a long-running official scam over the demand for a confession from Iran last week, even as he argued that getting details of Iran’s alleged past work on nuclear weapons wasn’t necessary ...

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UN Suggests Top Officials Sanctioned Israel’s War Crimes Against Gaza


(Common Dreams) – A widely-anticipated United Nations inquiry into the 2014 attack on Gaza released Monday suggests that the Israeli government may have deliberately targeted Palestinian civilians during the assault, while the report concludes that both Israel and Hamas may be ...

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Pentagon chief lauds US bid to store heavy weapons in Eastern Europe


US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has lauded Washington’s decision to station heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe, and vowed the United States will defend its allies against Russia. “The concept is to have sets of equipment principally to support training so ...

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Military chiefs secretly lobby Osborne to protest defense cuts


(RT) – At a secret meeting Friday, defense chiefs are said to have lobbied Chancellor George Osborne to leave their offensive capacity intact rather than implementing deep spending cuts to military budgets, according to reports. The Chief of the Defence Staff ...

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US, Israel are world’s two leading terrorist organizations: Analyst


An American political commentator believes that the United States and Israel are undoubtedly the world’s “two leading terrorist organizations.” “There really can be no serious doubt that the United States and Israel are the two leading terrorist organizations in the ...

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War veterans oppose recruitment of minors


British war veterans launch a campaign against enlisting 16-year-olds into the military.  While Britain is current the only state in Europe or NATO that enlists minors, a policy criticized by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the ...

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MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict


(RT) – Britain’s Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned. An MoD spokesperson said the UK’s assistance to Saudi Arabia includes providing “precision guided weapons,” but added ...

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Correcting the Zionist Narrative of Israel

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The Zionist narrative exists to justify the existence of the state of Israel. It is the narrative that dominates the perspectives of the US and Canadian governments as well as the mainstream media in North America. This narrative accepts as ...

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US planning to break up Iraq

A map shows areas contested or controlled by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. (Credit: CNN)

Via WSWS. This piece was reprinted by RINF Alternative News with permission or license. As efforts to train new Iraqi army flounder By Thomas Gaist 19 June 2015 The US military’s efforts to train new Iraqi forces for campaigns to ...

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Activist warns of Western bullying leading to high risk nuclear catastrophe


The United States and its NATO allies are edging toward a high-risk military standoff with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine, a situation that may lead to the worst catastrophe in history, an anti-war activist in Chicago says. “The threat ...

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Israel murders 4 children playing on beach, refuses to admit it’s at fault


Mistaking boys playing in a Gaza beach area for Hamas fighters and firing two missiles at them, killing four, is a tragic accident and not a reason to press criminal charges, an Israeli military magistrate’s office ruled. “The case has ...

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Evil Is Real: George Bush Is Making Millions Off His Ungodly Crimes


The empire staggers on. Obama sends more senseless troops to Iraq, revisionist history proclaims the “courage” of the authors of its tragedy, and George W, accomplishing at least his declared mission of “replenishing the ol’ coffers,” is raking in millions ...

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US imperialism’s Stamp is All over Chaos around the World


At the Left Forum, Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST) took part in a debate with other socialist organizations on the character anti-imperialist struggle must take in this period. This debate is central to the overall struggle for liberation in a period where imperialism’s ...

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Obama Does Have a Strategy in Iraq: Escalation

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Almost nine months after President Obama admitted that “we  don’t have a strategy yet” to challenge the Islamic State – and just days after he said he still has “no complete Iraq strategy” – the non-strategy suddenly has  a name: ...

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Why We Shouldn’t Look the Other Way on Bush’s Iraq War Crimes


Donald Rumsfeld is this generation’s Robert McNamara. Over 12 years after overseeing and helping to design the 2003 invasion of Iraq – the former secretary of defense is now re-writing his own role in the invasion. In an interview with ...

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War Criminal Dynasty: The Last Jeb Killed for Slavery, The Last Bush Killed for Oil


Presidential elections should be limited to as short a time period as possible and are generally the biggest drain and distraction going. I have two excuses for looking into Jeb Bush. One is that I’ve been collecting the evidence that ...

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Despite Global Recognition, the Plight of Guantánamo’s Best-Selling Author Worsens


Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s 13th year of captivity in Guantánamo has been remarkable in many ways. “Guantánamo Diary,” his story of torture and unlawful detention by the United States, was finally published and has become a best-seller, earning rave reviews around ...

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US may end up sending more troops to Iraq, Dempsey’s remarks suggest


The United States seems set for an increase in the number of American boots on the ground in Iraq where Takfiri militancy yet rages on despite airstrikes by a US-led coalition. On Tuesday, General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the ...

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How Obama Went From Being a Peace Candidate to a War President


When it comes to his administration’s foreign policy, Barack Obama must feel a little like Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part III: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Upon entering office, the president promised ...

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Yemeni families sue President Obama over deadly drone strike


US President Barack Obama has been sued by families of two Yemeni men, Salem bin Ali Jaber and Waleed bin Ali Jaber, who were killed in a drone strike in 2012. The families have lodged a wrongful death lawsuit against the ...

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What Slavery, Ordeals, Duels and Lynching Can Teach us About Abolishing War


When it comes to war, deja vu can be a depressing thing. With the U.S. military in Iraq once again, this time to battle Islamic State fighters, it is tempting to see the cycle of war as endless. Over two ...

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Family of Yemeni Drone Victims Seeks Nothing More than Official Apology


‘If the U.S. was willing to pay off my family in secret cash, why can’t they simply make a public acknowledgement that my relatives were wrongly killed?’ asks Faisal bin Ali Jaber (Common Dreams) – A Yemeni man, whose nephew and ...

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US, allies conduct war games in Baltic region


The Pentagon has announced that the US and its European allies are conducting military drills in the Baltic region “to ensure regional security.” Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said on Monday 2,000 American troops and 3,600 troops from other ...

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Zionists want US to attack Iran, not to reach nuclear deal: Writer


Zionists want the United States to stop negotiating with Iran over its nuclear energy program and launch a deadly war against Iran, an American political activist and writer says. Ralph Schoenman, former personal secretary of British philosopher Bertrand Russell, made the remarks ...

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Israel’s Clandestine Alliance with Gulf Arab States is Going Public


In 2009, a U.S. State Department diplomatic cable gave one of the first glimpses of what is becoming a burgeoning alliance between Israel and the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The cable quoted Israeli Foreign Ministry official Yacov ...

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US, allies created ISIL to make ‘perpetual war’ in Mideast: Analyst


The United States and its allies have encouraged the spread of the ISIL terrorist group in the Middle East to create a “perpetual war” in the region and advance the American military-industrial complex, a geopolitical commentator in Missouri says. “This ...

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‘We Are Many’: The Story of Bush and Blair’s Great Lie

Tony Blair’s not entirely unexpected resignation from his job as Middle East peace envoy last month – and the ensuing Twitter jokes about it – coincide with the UK release of a documentary film that firmly puts him and George ...

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US troops training Ukrainian soldiers on Russia’s doorstep: Report


Hundreds of US forces are reportedly located near Russia’s borders with Ukraine to train the country’s troops amid growing tensions between Washington and Moscow. NBC News reported on Sunday that 300 American paratroopers are involved in the direct training that ...

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Netanyahu won’t prevail over Iran nuclear deal: Ex-US senator


Former US senator Mike Gravel says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not be able to hinder a comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers. In a phone interview with Press TV on Monday, Gravel said Netanyahu “won’t ...

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US drone strikes ‘crime against humanity’: Analyst


US drone strikes carried out in Muslim countries are a “crime against humanity” and a violation of international law, a peace activist and analyst in Washington says. “Drone strikes are, by their nature, an illegal weapon [because] there is no ...

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US will launch wars no matter which party win the White House: Journalist


The United Sates will launch new wars around the world regardless of who is voted as president and which political party takes control of the White House in 2016, a political commentator in New York says. There will be “more ...

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Increase in disapproval of U.S. drone assassination program


A new survey just released by the Pew Research Center  found that respondents have become much more likely to voice their disapproval over the U.S. drone assassination program. In a phone survey conducted from May 12-18, 2015, Pew found that ...

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‘I Wished They Had Killed Me’: CIA Detainee Torture Account Declassified


Majid Khan, kidnapped by U.S. officials in 2003, said abuse was more brutal than anything which appeared in Senate’s investigative report last year Nadia Prupis (Common Dreams) – A Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government witness has accused the U.S. Central Intelligence ...

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US neoconservatives want war against Iran: Grossman


International lawyer Barry Grossman says US neoconservatives are seeking a military attack against Iran over the country’s nuclear program because it is “profitable” for them. “For a number of the years, the usual suspects, which include basically neoconservatives around the ...

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Obama: Israel losing credibility over Netanyahu’s opposition to Palestinian statehood


US President Barack Obama says Israel is losing “credibility” among the international community over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance on the creation of a Palestinian state. Obama also warned that his administration is reevaluating the long-standing US diplomatic support of ...

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US Military Expansion in Africa Is About Domination and Exploitation, Not Humanitarian Concerns


Since before the heinous ravaging of Africa as a source of human beings denied their humanity, lives and freedom as chattel in the slave trade, the continent has been brutally exploited by European colonial (and later US) powers. Now, the ...

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Threat of ‘Inevitable’ War Looms Between US and China Over Pacific Island Row


(Common Dreams) – Tensions between China and United States continue to rise over the South China Sea as a Chinese government newspaper warns that war may be ‘inevitable’ if the U.S. and its allies do not back off from the heavily ...

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Taking Responsibility for Drone Killings- President Obama and the Fog of War


(Common Dreams) – When President Barack Obama apologized on April 23 to the families of Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, an American and an Italian, both hostages killed in a drone attack in Pakistan in January, he blamed their tragic ...

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"Incommunicado" Forever: Gitmo Detainee’s Case Stalled for 2,477 Days and Counting


Since being seized in a raid in Pakistan in 2002, Abu Zubaydah has had his life controlled by American officials, first at secret sites, where he was tortured, and since 2006 in a small cell in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And, ...

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Federal court blocks release of CIA torture report


By Ed Hightower (WSWS) –  A US District Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that sought the release of the full Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on torture by the Central ...

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Six Months Later, Pentagon Admits (Maybe) We Killed Some Kids in Syria


While notable for admitting the possibility it killed two young children, admission called “too little, too late” by expert who says deathtoll of innocent people far exceeds Pentagon statement (Common Dreams) – In what one journalist described as the “first near-confirmation” ...

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Pentagon: Sending jets, warships near China islands ‘next step’


The Pentagon says the United States is ready to deploy surveillance aircraft and naval ships to test China’s territorial claims over man-made islands in the South China Sea. “That would be the next step,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told ...

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Lies, Damned Lies and the Invasion of Iraq


(Common Dreams) – For almost two weeks, the political buzz in the US has focused on those who have already declared their candidacy for the 2016 presidential run, Republicans and Democrats, and their reaction to “knowing what we now, would you ...

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US making arms for possible China war: American author


The United States is manufacturing weapons which are considered by the American military officials as “plausible” for a possible war on China, says an analyst. The United States, has been for many years, in the “long process of militarizing Asia ...

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Pentagon sham: Defense Dept altered books in long-awaited audit, reports claim

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The US Defense Department’s watchdog knowingly turned a blind eye to financial irregularities, leading to the Pentagon signing off on an audit. This has led to questions regarding just how transparent the government auditing process actually is. A special investigation ...

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