Robert Koehler: The bombs that dismembered several dozen Yemenis were built by Raytheon, part of the American military-industrial complex and a major supplier of jobs.
Kathy Kelly: If an airstrike was a drive-by and killed someone, the U.S. provided the car, the wheels, the servicing and repair, the gun, the bullets, help with maintenance of those—and the gas.
David A. Love: Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs works with front groups such as the Israel Project and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) to spy on US citizens who support Palestinian rights and smear them as anti-Semites, in a covert campaign that smacks of McCarthyism and Islamophobia.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: If more people in the US become aware of the truth about Israel’s genocidal policies, the economic lifeline and political protection of the United States will disappear.
Kathy Kelly: Whether to welcome or reject Yemenis seeking asylum in South Korea has been a very difficult question for many who live on Jeju Island.
Kathy Kelly: When children waste away to literally nothing while fourteen million people endure conflict-driven famine, a hue and cry—yes, a caterwaul —most certainly should be raised, worldwide.
John Peeler: The murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Kingdom’s refusal to be accountable for it, and Trump’s refusal to hold them to account signal a sinister turn to an even darker Middle East.
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: Members of the Green Party United States traveled to the International Criminal Court to deliver a letter calling for a full investigation of Israel for war crimes it has committed against the Palestinians.
Larry Wines: Because of miserable political shenanigans, a surprise “rule” vote this afternoon is set to protect, rather than stop, the blatantly illegal US war funding and support of Saudi Arabia’s brutal war on the civilian population of Yemen.
Abba Solomon: Israeli parties and politicians are expressing aspirations for annexation, and there is higher and higher public approval in the Israeli public.
Kary Love: The recent disappearance and probable killing of Saudi national but US resident journalist Jamal Khashoggi has some common-sense problems. Something about it seems rotten.
Mel Gurtov: The murder of Jamal Khashoggi, an independent-minded Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, almost certainly at the hands of a Saudi assassination squad dispatched by (now King) Salman, shows what happens when US foreign policy is for sale.
Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies: Unfortunately, killing and maiming civilians with US weapons is a regular occurrence, as evidenced in our new CODEPINK report War Profiteers: The U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes.