Thursday, June 16, 2011

More to Syria Than Meets the Eye
Major Power Battle Between Kremlin and US Underway, And the Stakes Are High

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

With Saudi, Israeli and Turkish interests aligning against it, the Kremlin seems in deep water -- could it lose its last naval base in the Mediterranean? Continue


Yet Another Illegal War -- Now in Yemen

By Glenn Greenwald

Contrary to false denials, the U.S., under the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner, has been bombing Yemen for the last two years, including one attack using cluster bombs that killed dozens of civilians. Continue


More NATO “Humanitarian Intervention”

The Bombing of Al Fateh University, Campus B

By Cynthia McKinney

I’m still waiting to find evidence somewhere in the world that bombing poor civilian populations of the Third World from the air is good for their voting rights.


Afghanistan and the War on Terror: 10 Years On

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George Galloway, Tony Benn and David Swanson address "Stop The War Coalition" meeting. Continue


The Magical Realism of Body Counts

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

The US government, and a pliant mainstream media, are making sure the public remain ignorant of civilian casualties. Continue


Remote Control Killing Like Sport

By Stephen Lendman

It's America's newest sport. From distant command centers, far from target sights, sounds, and smells, operators dismissively ignore human carnage showing up as computer screen blips little different from video game images. The difference, of course, is people die, mostly noncombatants. Continue


Six Wars and Counting

By Tom Engelhardt

When it comes to how many wars Americans can fight at once, Washington is reaching for the record books. Continue


Needed: An Antiwar Movement That Puts Peace Over Politicians

By Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis

Democrats successfully “exploit[ed] the antiwar movement for their own electoral success,” Continue


Libyan Resource Nationalism
Why the NATO Powers are Trying to Assassinate Moammar Gaddafi

By Brian Becker

Wikileaks-released State Department cables from November 2007 and afterwards show the real reason for the mounting U.S. hostility to the Libyan government prior to the current civil war.


Ninety Percent of Petraeus's Captured "Taliban" Were Civilians

By Gareth Porter

When Petraeus decided in mid-August to release the figure of 1,355 Taliban rank and file allegedly captured during the 90-day period, he already knew that 80 percent or more of that total had already been released. Continue


Gold, Oil, Africa and Why the West Wants Gadhafi Dead

By Brian E. Muhammad

Muammar Gadhafi's decision to pursue gold standard and reject dollars for oil payments may have sealed his fate. Continue


Hidden Agenda in Syria

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Britain and France are still pushing for a UN resolution, condemning the brutal crackdown against anti-government activists in Syria. Russia, which opposes any attempts to intervene in the Syrian conflict, said it won't back the move. Continue


Afghanistan: Why Civilians are Killed

By James Petras

Apologists for the NATO killings of civilians are as abundant as their explanations are lacking in substance. Continue

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