Category: War Terrorism

William Boardman: Are Most Americans Still Afraid to be Unafraid?

Pretty much all Republicans, and too many Democrats, buy into the notion that ISIS is a serious threat to the United States. Of course it’s not, as the President reminded us, before pretty much contradicting himself and arguing the need for the U.S. to wipe out ISIS. Why?

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Walden Bello: The Big Blowback

When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word “blowback” to the analysis of Washington’s relations with the rest of the world…he saw as the most dangerous blowback the destabilization of American democratic processes by the multiple consequences of Washington’s adventures abroad.

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Vincent Emanuele: I Helped Create ISIS

When I was stationed in Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines from 2003-2005, I didn’t know what the repercussions of the war would be, but I knew there would be a reckoning.

Patrick Howlett-Martin: The Paris Attacks

The terrorist attacks in Paris are a chronicle foretold, an expected blowback of French militarism and adventurism in the Middle East and France’s too long inability to integrate its Islamic young population, the largest one in Europe

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Murtaza Hussain: Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program

U.S. drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing today in New York. The killings, part of the Obama administration’s targeted assassination program, are aiding terrorist recruitment and thus undermining the program’s goal of eliminating such fighters, Read more…

H. Patricia Hynes: Agent Orange: The Unfinished War in Vietnam

During the ten years of aerial chemical warfare in Vietnam, U.S. warplanes sprayed more than 20 million gallons of herbicide defoliants, chief among them Agent Orange.

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Kathy Kelly: Killing Blind

People worldwide should be encouraged not to cooperate with the war makers and war profiteers who masquerade as providers of security

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Edward S. Herman: Soft Power Dictatorships

The New York Times is a very good newspaper, except where ideology and party line demands intrude. Unfortunately these intrusions occur often and are of great importance.

James Petras: Peace Negotiations or War Preparations?

On May 21, 2015, the Colombian Air Force (FAC) bombed the base camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killing 26 guerrillas. Three days later, FAC bombed other FARC bases killing 14 more guerrillas.

Grégoire Chamayou: Manhunters, Inc.

How the Predator and Extra-Judicial Execution Became Washington’s Calling Cards

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