On “Humanitarian Intervention”

On “Humanitarian Intervention”

The specific use of the term “humanitarian” in Western discourse, when applied to an act of war, seems to have started with NATO’s 1999 war for Kosovo.  It was right around then that the term “intervention” became commonly used in place of war. By Helena Cobban I am old enough to remember when a “humanitarian … Continue reading

Former traitor Afghan soldiers turn their guns on allied American Invaders

Former traitor Afghan soldiers turn their guns on allied American Invaders

The Taliban relentlessly pressure Afghan soldiers and police to turn and fight the Americans as invaders (and rightly so) As U.S. forces have shrunk their presence and interaction with regular Afghan soldiers, American airstrikes have reached record numbers, often pounding areas close to where the soldiers come from and sometimes killing civilians. In an age … Continue reading

Israel is Becoming a Strategic Liability for the United States

Israel is Becoming a Strategic Liability for the United States

January 28, 2015 The U.S. relationship with Israel has long been a challenge in the context of wider U.S. foreign policy. It has often touched on national security issues, for instance when the government of Israel and its U.S. supporters (most notably the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]) opposed arms sales to Arab nations. … Continue reading

Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution #skipaipac

Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution #skipaipac

8 Republican Senators vote against Trump February 13, 2020 In a vote of 55-45, the Senate passed the Iran War Powers Resolution on Thursday afternoon, setting out opposition to any unauthorized war with Iran, and instructing the president not to deploy troops for such a war. Voting was heavily along party lines, with Democrats and … Continue reading

Is ‘Israel first’ a hot potato in 2020?

Is ‘Israel first’ a hot potato in 2020?

Is ‘Israel first’ a hot potato in 2020? haaretz ‘Never Bernie’ AIPAC now sounds a lot like a pro-Trump caucus, not a bipartisan pro-Israel lobby. But it has no choice This past week AIPAC found a way to alienate just about everyone in the American political world. After the group’s decision to run Facebook ads … Continue reading

Israeli filmmaker uncovers horrific new evidence of the Deir Yassin Massacre

Israeli filmmaker uncovers horrific new evidence of the Deir Yassin Massacre

The Massacre of Deir Yassin is only a single incident out of so many it’s too much to cover. The Lehi and the Irgun dissolved into the newly established Israel Defense Forces, a citizen’s army, which became Israel’s military backbone. Israel has never gotten worse, it’s never changed. The history and the massacre that took … Continue reading

“Israel” Uses Syrian’s Golan Heights to launch air strikes at Damascus

“Israel” Uses Syrian’s Golan Heights to launch air strikes at Damascus

It has already become a common practice for the Israeli air force to use civil aircraft to shield their own fighter jets from the Syrian air defense systems. #SYRIA | #Israeli airstrikes on #Damascus suburbs put at risk civilian flight with 172 passengers on board, which was diverted to #Russia’s #Khmeimim airbase to avoid getting … Continue reading

Noam Chomsky: ‘The Neoliberal Order Is Visibly Collapsing’

Noam Chomsky: ‘The Neoliberal Order Is Visibly Collapsing’

“As the neoliberal order is visibly collapsing, it is giving rise to ‘morbid symptoms’ Since early Tuesday morning, when it became clear that the Iowa Democratic Party would not immediately release its 2020 caucus results, a range of conspiracy theories have bloomed on social media about the Democratic National Committee and Shadow Inc., the tech … Continue reading

10 Years After Earthquake in Haiti: What really happened with the Clintons

10 Years After Earthquake in Haiti: What really happened with the Clintons

I read this 2016 article and was reminded that the Haiti earthquake was a free for all for opportunists and predators of all sorts “The Clinton family, they are crooks, they are thieves, they are liars,” says Haitian activist Dahoud Andre. He has been leading protests outside the Clinton Foundation headquarters in Manhattan and Hillary … Continue reading

Netanyahu’s gamble on Trump plan backfires at home, abroad HAHA

Netanyahu’s gamble on Trump plan backfires at home, abroad HAHA

Netanyahu had hoped to immediately “finish the job” before Israel’s March vote. He also didn’t get his war with Iran via the US HAHA! US President Donald Trump’s newly unveiled Middle East “peace plan” sparked exceedingly divergent reactions around the world, but also within Israel itself — despite the fact that most see the state of Israel … Continue reading

12 Israeli teens not charged for gang rape in Cyprus

12 Israeli teens not charged for gang rape in Cyprus

 The 12 Israeli teen rapists were released from authorities and free to fly back to Israel. No charges. Cypriot cops forced her to sign a “confession” that she had lied about the gang rape. THE British teen convicted of making up gang rape claims in Cyprus said 12 Israeli men “ran away like rats” after … Continue reading