William J. Astore: Nowadays, most people admit Iraq had no active WMD programs in 2002 and that the mission wasn’t accomplished in 2003, but the success of the surge in 2007 is still being sold as truth
William J. Astore: Basically, the U.S. is rewarding Afghan governmental forces for failure. The more they fail, the more aid the U.S. sends in the form of money, weaponry, and troops.
Kathy Kelly: Voices delegation members cultivated a passion to tell people about what they had seen and heard while visiting Baghdad, Basra, Mosul and other Iraqi cities.
Maya Evans: Kabul was clean then, not like today. The rivers, which now contain more rubbish than water, were a source of life and leisure for Afghans, with people fishing on the banks and even swimming.
Abba Solomon: It’s a wise child that knows his own father. The state of mind of Israeli Zionists is now such that they feel Zionists of the wider world are alien to them.
William J. Astore: Nearly everything went wrong in the Yemen raid. Surprise wasn’t achieved. U.S. troops were killed and wounded. Far too many innocent civilians were killed, including an eight-year-old girl. A $75 million Osprey malfunctioned and had to be destroyed.
THE ARMENIAN RIGHTS WATCH COMMITTEE (ARWC) OF THE ARMENIAN BAR ASSOCIATION FINDS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED ON JANUARY 27, 2017 MAY THREATEN ESTABLISHED UNITED STATES LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL OBLIGATIONS The United States government is obligated—under both US. Law and international law—to allow for the application of the asylum claims by non-citizens presenting themselves at U.S. borders and ports of entry. The Immigration and Nationality […]
Vijay Prashad: For the past five years, the main slogan from the Syrian opposition and its Gulf Arab, Turkish and Western allies was ‘Assad Must Go’. It now turns out that the government of Bashar al-Assad will remain.
Tom Hall: Revealing his “deal making” chops, the Donald started, even before the election, by giving Czar Vlad a greenlight for his conquest of Crimea and the Ukraine, getting, in return, Czar Vlad’s help in the election.
John Peeler: As with the South African whites, the logic of the Israeli position is clear: they can have a democracy for Jews only by continuing to keep the Palestinians down.
Cathy Breen: I had my young friend take a photo across the street from one of the sites. We became silent as we looked at this blackened mass towering over us.
Vijay Prashad: What troubles Tel Aviv are the steps that would come after this resolution, particularly from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Gareth Porter: Obama’s advisers assumed that neither Iran nor Russia would do more than offer token assistance to keep Assad in power, so there was no risk of an endless, bloody sectarian war.