Category: War and Peace

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Patrick Cockburn: We should be skeptical

None of the arguments currently being used in Britain and the US to smear those skeptical of the governmental and media consensus are new

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David Swanson: Dear World, The U.S. Is Just Not That Into You

From outside the United States, the U.S. government looks like an endless war machine

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Marjorie Cohn: Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?

This coming Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check to wage war anywhere in the world any time he pleases. The Constitution places the power to declare war exclusively in the hands of the Congress. However, for Read more…

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Richard Falk: Attacking Syria

[Prefatory Note: This post is an assessment of the recent Syrian missile attack by the armed forces of the U.S., UK, and France from a variety of perspectives. It is a modified and expanded version of a text earlier published in The Wire  (Delhi) and Il Manifesto(Rome). I intend to write two further posts suggested Read more…

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Jonathan Cook: Robert Fisk’s Douma report rips away excuses for air strike on Syria

All of us have a moral responsibility to stop simply believing what our governments and their propagandists in the corporate media tell us

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Robert Fisk: The search for truth in the rubble of Douma

One doctor’s doubts over the chemical attack

Jeremy Corbyn: Diplomacy, not bombing, the way to end Syria’s agony

More legally questionable and reckless military interventions are not what British people want from their government

Robert Mackey: Russia Has “Irrefutable Evidence” U.K. Staged Chemical Attack

Russian officials said on Friday that their government can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held enclave in Syria last week was a hoax staged by British spies. The defense and foreign ministry officials declined, however, to say what the evidence was, or expose it to public Read more…

Tarek R. Dika: Syria and the Politics of International Law

The American bombing campaign has no standing in international law whatever. Just because one country has broken international law, it does not follow that other countries have a right to attack it

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Juan Cole: Iraq on Syria Strikes

We’ve seen this Movie and it doesn’t End Well

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