NATO will now span the complete Northern Hemisphere, visible from Wasilla in the West to Wasilla in the East, and thus will be free from East-West conflicts. This enables NATO to pivot to the south from its pivot to the west, following its pivot to the east, after navel gazing since extirpating the Native Americans.
|By: cmaukonen Friday February 28, 2014 6:50 pm|
In short, there are no good guys in this and there will be no winners either. But plenty of victims.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 25, 2014 6:40 am|
Corporate think tank The American Enterprise Institute seems confused as to how budgets work. On the one hand AEI can not stop complaining about government spending and the dangers of debt. But on the other hand, they want unbridled militancy in American foreign policy. The problem of course is that wars, contrary to what AEI Scholar Paul Wolfowitz claimed about Iraq, do not pay for themselves. Wars are very expensive. But that did not stop AEI from promoting a piece by warmonger extraordinaire John Bolton who claimed President Obama was showing isolationism by not wading into a rhetorical battle with Russia and implementing an agreement that could suck America into a war in the Ukraine.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday February 11, 2014 12:06 pm|
Few terrorism cases are lost by the government prosecutors in the United States, whether at the federal level or, in rare instances, at the state level. However, last week, a jury came to a verdict in the “NATO 3″ trial that acquitted three young men of all the terrorism charges they had faced.
It was a huge defeat for Illinois State’s Attorney of Cook County, Anita Alvarez
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday February 8, 2014 7:45 am|
A jury found the “NATO 3″ not guilty of all state terrorism charges including material support for terrorism, conspiracy to commit terrorism and possession and manufacturing of an incendiary device with the intent to commit terrorism. They were found not guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the intention to commit arson and not guilty of solicitation of arson. It was a huge victory for defense attorneys in the case.
However, the three men were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device to commit arson, a charge that carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. They also were found guilty of possessing an incendiary device with the knowledge that it would be used to commit arson and found guilty of lesser mob action charges, which jurors were able to select if they did not want to find the “NATO 3″ guilty of terrorism.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday January 25, 2014 10:30 am|
For over three days, an undercover Chicago police officer Nadia Chikko, who infiltrated activist communities with another undercover officer, was on the witness stand in the trial of the ‘NATO 3,’ who face state terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges. She left the stand in the afternoon on Friday and another Chicago police officer from the department’s intelligence unit took the stand to testify about attaching a GPS tracking device to the defendants’ vehicle.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 22, 2014 8:02 am|
The trial in the case of three Occupy activists known as the “NATO 3,” who face terrorism and other felony conspiracy charges, has begun in Chicago.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday January 15, 2014 4:48 pm|
There are only a few details currently, but what is known suggests that forces led by the United States in Afghanistan mounted a night raid to hunt down militants in a residential area. When they were fired upon by insurgents, the forces decided to call in an airstrike to attack a compound. That led to the deaths of up to eight civilians.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday December 9, 2013 2:23 pm|
A Pakistani political party chaired by Imran Khan has vowed to continue protests against US drone strikes, despite a warning from the United States that aid could be cut off if they are not brought to a halt. Protests spearheaded by the political party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), have been blockading a NATO supply route to [...]
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 19, 2013 2:09 pm|
Despite constant public promises by President Obama and his administration that US forces were leaving Afghanistan in 2014 a draft of a US-Afghan security deal details plans for endless war in Afghanistan. Support for the war in Afghanistan is non-existent among the American public which rightly sees it as a waste of blood and treasure. The only ones benefiting at this point are opium dealers in Kabul and war profiteers in Washington.