After The Dissenter ran a Sept. 10 interview with a member of the Ad Hoc Committee Against the Militarization of CUNY protesting former CIA Director David Petraeus’ adjunct professor gig at CUNY Macaulay Honors College, national coverage has exploded on protests occurring on his Sept. 9 first day of class.
|By: Steve Horn Friday September 13, 2013 1:35 pm|
|By: dakine01 Tuesday September 10, 2013 4:20 pm|
This lack of trust in the government goes much further back than just the ten years ago run up to invading Iraq based on lies and half truths. It goes back beyond the Gulf of Tonkin “incident.” It goes back beyond the recent admission by the CIA that they helped over throw an elected Iranian government in 1952, installing the Shah; eventually leading to his overthrow, the attack on the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 and the stand-off between the US and Iran that exists today. I am not a tin-foil wearing conspiracy theorist but these items I have mentioned are not conspiracies, they are facts, albeit often not admitted for decades.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 10, 2013 3:33 pm|
We have already tried using military force to send the message the United States opposes Weapons of Mass Destruction and it didn’t seem to work very well as a deterrent.
|By: Tom Engelhardt Thursday September 5, 2013 5:45 am|
In an increasingly phantasmagorical world, here’s my present fantasy of choice: someone from General Keith Alexander’s outfit, the National Security Agency, tracks down H.G. Wells’s time machine in the attic of an old house in London. Britain’s subservient Government Communications Headquarters, its version of the NSA, is paid off and the contraption is flown to Fort Meade, Maryland, where it’s put back in working order. Alexander then revs it up and heads not into the future like Wells to see how our world ends, but into the past to offer a warning to Americans about what’s to come.
|By: CenterLeftOrg Friday August 30, 2013 6:35 pm|
What will a military strike even do for the U.S.? For Syria? For the Syrian people? How do we justify it as a benefit to anyone? The White House has not been as forthcoming as many would have liked about its justifications and costs/benefits.
|By: Attaturk Friday August 30, 2013 1:30 am|
While many people were still on the internet to figure out either where Damascus is, or what twerking is, the legacy of the rush to war in Iraq had its legacy shown in Great Britain.
A rather tepid piece of legislation to get to the next stage of saber rattling against Syria was narrowly defeated. It’s not too often in my recollection…perhaps going back to the Ford Administration just before Saigon fell.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday August 29, 2013 8:00 pm|
Despite the weeks of hysterical caterwauling in the US media, we are, for the moment, not going to war in Syria in time for the Labor Day weekend. The fact that the general public was almost universally opposed was really no impediment; after all, bipartisan consensus has long held that public opinion can always be brought along to support a war, any war, once the bombs start falling.
|By: DSWright Monday August 26, 2013 8:30 am|
As the United States government prepares for war with Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack, a report by Foreign Policy magazine details CIA files that prove that the U.S. knew Saddam Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history and provided him assistance anyway.
|By: CTuttle Friday August 16, 2013 7:00 pm|
Now, besides McCain and Graham demanding a halt, it seems Leahy is also calling for cuts…\
|By: DSWright Tuesday July 23, 2013 11:40 am|
America’s war of aggression in Iraq produced many immediate casualties, but recent reports from the Iraq are citing another, longer term, cost of war.