Category: War and Peace

Joris Leverink: Turkey descends into civil war as conflict in southeast escalates

The latest footage to come out of Sur, the historical district in Diyarbakir that has been under total lock down by Turkish armed forces for the past sixty days, shows a level of devastation one would sooner expect in Syria. In more ways than one – empty streets lined with debris, bombed-out buildings, tanks and Read more…

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Robert Fisk: After entering Aleppo with Russia’s help, the Syrian army may set its sights on Raqqa

After losing up to 60,000 soldiers in five years of fighting, the Syrian army has suddenly scored its greatest victory of the war – smashing its way through Jabhat al-Nusra and the other rebel forces around Aleppo and effectively sealing its fate as Russia provided air strike operations outside the city. The rebel supply lines Read more…

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Ira Chernus: America’s New Vietnam in the Middle East

A Civil War Story About the Islamic State Might Spark a Peace Movement

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Conn Hallinan: Hillary and the Urn of Ashes

They sent forth men to battle.                            But no such men return;                            And home, to claim their                                    welcome. Comes ashes in an urn.” –Ode from “Agamemnon” in the Greek tragedy the Oresteia by Aeschylus   Aeschylus—who had actually fought at Marathon in 490 BC, the battle Read more…

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Marjorie Cohn: Want Endless War? Love the U.S. Empire? Well, Clinton’s Your Choice

President Hillary Clinton would continue our “perpetual war.” She would do everything in her power to ensure the robust survival of the American empire

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David Bacon: Why The B-52 Failed

Photo of the bombing of Hanoi Station on Christmas Day 1972, from the Hoa Lo Museum in Hanoi. On the plane to Hanoi earlier this month, I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article by Dave Philipps: “After 60 Years, B-52’s Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet.” The piece stuck with Read more…

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Patrick Cockburn: Syrian civil war: Could Turkey be gambling on an invasion?

Kurdish forces, close to sealing the border, must beware – President Erdogan is unpredictable

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Justin Podur: War Is Still Not the Answer

Antiwar sentiment may mostly have evaporated, but war is as horrible as ever

John Wight: The Demonization of Vladimir Putin

While Vladimir Putin and his government are not beyond criticism, theit misdeeds pale in comparison to the record of Western governments in destroying one country after the other in the Middle East

Ben Norton: Endless war will destroy us all

The U.S. military is the imperial hammer that sees every problem as a nail

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