Category: Obama Admin

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Robert Fisk: Assad’s Letter to the US

How Syria is Luring President Obama into its Web

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Paul Street: Against Escalation: Seven Reflections

The intimately interrelated problems of domestic corporate and financial plutocracy, inequality, mass poverty, and ecocide are only and always deepened by war and militarism

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Danny Schechter: Body Counts Rise As Chaos Deepens: Is There A Way Out?

It’s almost as if the US strategists have beheaded themselves when it comes to fashioning a sensible strategy that could work instead of the current one that is guaranteed not to

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Immanuel Wallerstein: The United States Heading for a Crash in the Middle East

President Barack Obama has told the United States, and in particular its Congress, that it must do something very major in the Middle East to stop disaster

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Marjorie Cohn: Obama Declares Perpetual War

President Barack Obama escalated the drone war he has conducted for the past five and a half years by declaring his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State

Ryan Devereaux: Bombing People Isn’t Like Casual Sex

Aside from being a creepy comparison of sex and warfare, Hayden’s comment reflects a dangerous tendency

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Medea Benjamin: “Insanity”: CodePink’s Medea Benjamin on Obama Plan to Bomb Syria, Expand Iraq Attacks

The Pentagon has announced it will soon start flying bombing missions out of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq as part of an expanded U.S.-led military campaign against militants from the Islamic State

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Lawrence Wittner: Nationalist Illusions

Can anyone acquainted with American history really take this nationalist drivel seriously?

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Shamus Cooke: Progressive Democrats Follow Obama to War in Syria

The two-party system is completely united on the fundamentals of government; spending more on war and cutting everything else

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David Swanson: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

When 9-11 victims were used as a justification to kill hundreds of times the number of people killed on 9-11, some of the victims’ relatives pushed back. Now James Foley is pushing back from the grave

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