It was only two weeks ago that President Barack Obama told the world he did not have a strategy to deal with ISIS, now he plans to reveal one Wednesday. According to NBC News, Obama will make two claims in his speech. One, that ISIS is a credible threat and two, that the US has the ability to neutralize it.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday September 4, 2014 8:00 pm|
As the Mighty Wurlitzer of war cranks into gear yet again, I can’t help but wonder if war itself has become the singular cause upon which all news media agree, and no matter the opinion of those affected by it, they’re naturally going to sell any old war with just this sort of embarrassing fervor.
It’s understandable, I suppose, for the bloated multinationals who control what we see, hear, and read to choose war as a business proposition. Ratings surge, careers are made, and reporting costs are all but negligible when the aggressor is more than happy to provide all the talking points needed to fill time and space between boner pill ads.
|By: DSWright Wednesday September 3, 2014 7:50 am|
The additional forces come as the US continues its bombing campaign in Iraq which has led to ISIS killing another American, Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was, like James Foley, a freelance journalist who worked for numerous outlets and worked throughout the Middle East including Syria where he was captured by ISIS. Sotloff was killed as part of ISIS’ pledge to retaliate against American citizens for the US bombing campaign against ISIS forces in Iraq.
|By: DSWright Monday September 1, 2014 6:45 am|
Though today Kurdish rebels are serving on the front lines of the US backed counter-offensive against ISIS, leaked intelligence information reveals a more complicated relationship between the Kurds and the US government. Though the US appears to value its relationship with the Kurds it also wants strong ties with Turkey to the point of betrayal.
|By: DSWright Friday August 29, 2014 7:53 am|
In a press conference yesterday President Barack Obama admitted that he did not have a strategy to deal with ISIS in Syria at the moment. This admission comes after Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq while sending in military advisors to help the Iraqi military.
The disclosure of a lack of strategy was provided after Obama was asked if he needed Congress’ approval before taking military action in Syria.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 28, 2014 9:15 am|
President Obama’s new war on ISIS is bringing back some old names and faces from the George W. Bush years, especially as the war appears to be expanding into Syria. Though the neoconservative vision failed miserably in Iraq after the 2003 invasion they have not given up hope in the power and glory of US imperialism. Despite even mainstream voices calling the expansion of the war against ISIS into Syria flawed, the old neocons are ready, once again, to sacrifice the lives of other Americans for their pipe dreams.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday August 28, 2014 7:35 am|
A federal district court judge has ruled that the government’s certification to prevent the disclosure of thousands of photos of detainee abuse and torture in Afghanistan and Iraq—including inhumane treatment at Abu Ghraib prison—is “not sufficient to prevent publication.”
The federal judge ordered the government to appear in court on September 8 and produce the photographs or submit additional evidence to support keeping the photos secret.
|By: DSWright Tuesday August 26, 2014 6:47 am|
Now that ISIS has been labeled an “imminent threat” the Obama Administration is moving to expand its bombing campaign against the group from Iraq into Syria. Pentagon officials said Monday evening that President Obama approved the use of manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria last weekend. The recon flights will be used to gather intelligence to create target lists for strikes in Syria.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday August 26, 2014 1:30 am|
One could literally put up post after post on the tragic stupidity of Paul Wolfowitz (still getting paid to utter his ever-erring pie whole)…and I guess I will take part.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday August 25, 2014 1:17 pm|
The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama’s promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and a “new climate” in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world.
In an exclusive interview, for the first time ever the actual Peace Prize, a large, coin-like object, speaks out.