At least a dozen people in a wedding convoy were killed in the al-Bayda province of Yemen on December 12 when the United States launched a drone attack. It provoked great outrage, and, in the aftermath, the Yemeni government compensated a local tribe and Yemen’s parliament passed a resolution to ban US drone strikes.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday December 20, 2013 3:25 pm|
|By: DSWright Thursday December 19, 2013 9:24 am|
Perhaps the biggest state sponsor of Islamic terrorism in the world, Saudi Arabai is very upset they can no longer pull the strings in Washington. They had a wonderful relationship with the Bush Administration whereby Prince Bandar said something in private and President George W. Bush repeated it in public. According to the New York Post the Bush Administration even covered up the Saudi government’s complicity in the attacks of 9/11.
|By: DSWright Monday December 9, 2013 8:55 am|
In a piece that was rejected by both the New Yorker and Washington Post, legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh writes that the Obama Administration cherry-picked Syria intelligence and that President Barack Obama misled the American public on the case that the Assad regime were the ones guilty of using sarin gas.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 21, 2013 8:44 am|
At least six people were killed in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan early in the morning on November 21 when a CIA drone attacked a seminary.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 5, 2013 10:30 am|
No one seems to have a valid explanation as to why the US and NATO are killing people in Afghanistan currently. The only explanation given for anything related to US military action in Afghanistan is the alleged need to keep the killing machine going for fear that Al Qaeda will retake the country and use it as a base, maybe.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 1, 2013 2:23 pm|
The notion that news reports—journalism—effectively alerted al Qaeda leaders that their communications were being monitored by US intelligence was legitimized by the New York Times on Monday, when it published statements purely from anonymous US officials containing such allegations. The Times implicated McClatchy Newspapers as being responsible and now the media organization has responded with a news report of its own.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 25, 2013 9:45 am|
In a joint statement, 13 rebel groups including a powerful al-Qaida-linked faction but also more mainstream forces slammed the Turkey-based Syrian National Coalition, saying it no longer represents their interests. The signatories called on all military and civilian forces “to unite under a clear Islamic framework based on Shariah law, which should be the sole source of legislation”— an apparent reference to the al-Qaida faction’s aspirations to create an Islamic state in Syria.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:15 am|
President Obama, in order to arm Al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels, has waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups. Not surprisingly, federal law currently bans giving weapons to terrorists. Though it seems Obama does have the authority to bypass the restriction and he is choosing to do so by arming the Syrian rebels who have links to Al Qaeda, a group still listed as supporting terrorism.
|By: DSWright Monday September 16, 2013 9:35 am|
As a peace deal is in the works it seems the earlier case for a dominant “moderate” rebel force in Syria keeps dissolving in the light of evidence. This should not be that surprising given that the leading voice for a dominant moderate rebel force talking point was proven to be a fraud. Now a new report by analysts with actual credentials demonstrates that nearly half of all Syrian rebel fighters are jihadists or hardline Islamists.
|By: DSWright Friday September 13, 2013 11:55 am|
What is the role of Saudi Arabia in this proposal for a US military strike on Syria? It is not a question you will see asked much in the American media, but you should. Internationally there has been some coverage of the Saudi role, particularly the oceans of cash they’ve been lavishing on jihadist rebels for over a year.