In testimony at a congressional briefing on November 20, 2013, Entesar Qadhi, a Yemeni youth leader who was elected to a position in the National Dialogue Conference (NDC) from the Mareb province, described what it had been like in her village to fight al Qaeda and drive members of the militant group out of her village. “Drone strikes actually make al Qaeda people more popular because of the fact that they are striking inside of our villages, which makes the presence of Qaeda justified in our place,” she stated.” They’ll kick out al Qaeda militants, but then those militants will return when drones begin to hover over the village again.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 1, 2014 8:55 am|
|By: CTuttle Friday April 25, 2014 6:42 pm|
Several recent articles had caught my eye, and prodded me to look back on the real Benghazi clusterf*ck…!
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 22, 2014 2:05 pm|
How much of the drone war being waged by the United States in Yemen is targeting actual al Qaeda fighters? And how much of it is targeting fighters, who are opposed to the current regime led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi?
|By: Peter Van Buren Tuesday April 15, 2014 12:00 pm|
Yet, like a water leak that must find it’s way out from inside the dark place within your walls, some things become known. Now, we can read a psychiatrist’s report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 27, 2014 7:02 am|
Lee Hamilton, a co-chair of the 9/11 Commission, said the information from the FBI about a mole was never disclosed to the commission. The FBI responded by saying it had disclosed “all relevant information.”
|By: JP Sottile Sunday February 9, 2014 4:00 pm|
The confusion about al-Qaeda’s role in Syria and Iraq—supposed fronts in the nearly thirteen year war on those responsible for 9/11—illustrates the extent to which an ill-defined al-Qaeda is the crucial element sustaining the War On Terror.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 4, 2014 1:26 pm|
And now, after this latest series of screw ups, Secretary Kerry is telling members of Congress that America needs to get more involved in the Syrian Civil War because US armed Al Qaeda is a threat. Seriously.
|By: DSWright Wednesday January 29, 2014 6:57 am|
Last night President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union speech. In the speech Obama addressed growing concerns in the country about lack of opportunities and yawning wealth inequality. Poverty, lack of labor participation, and wealth inequality have gone to record levels under his administration. As the problem has gotten progressively worse the rhetoric seems to be ever more soaring.
|By: CTuttle Friday January 17, 2014 5:20 pm|
It’s always refreshing to see a MSM outlet shine some sort of light on our perfidy.
|By: Deena Stryker Sunday January 12, 2014 9:00 am|
In May of 2012, President Obama addressed graduates at the U.S. Air Force Academy in these terms:
“I see an American century because no other nation seeks the role that we play in global affairs, and no other nation can play the role that we play in global affairs.”
Less than two years later, not only has the president’s claim of American exceptionalism been widely derided, the country is in disarray on the world stage.