Satire: Everyone Hates America’s New Album

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 2:02 pm

Sales figures prove what many already feared: worldwide acceptance of the United States’ new album, “We Will Bomb You, Because” has fallen through the floor.

“Dude, I grew up on the classic U.S. sound, you remember, democracy, equality, promotion of freedom. My favorite was ‘The Peace Corps,’ but ‘We Won’t Invade You This Month’ got me through some rough times in college. But this new stuff, meh,” said one long-time fan, sweeping aside his gray ponytail.

 

Obama’s Deceptive, Ideological & Perilous Case for Escalating War in Iraq & Syria

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 6:51 am

The neoconservative foreign policy doctrine advanced by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration was defined by the ideological belief that America has a “unique role in preserving and extending an international order friendly to our security, our prosperity and our principles.” In other words, America is the one indispensable nation in the world. That ideological belief inspired the Bush administration to manufacture a case for war in Iraq that was based on lies. And now, more than eleven years later, that same ideological belief is driving President Barack Obama’s administration.

In Obama’s speech announcing his strategy to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), he invoked the September 11th attacks and the economic recession.

AFRICOM Conducts Operation In Somalia

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 2:25 pm

Even though Politifact confirmed as true Hillary Clinton’s assertion that the “US military footprint in Africa is nonexistent.” it seems no one told the US military which launched an operation in Somalia against Al-Shabaab on Monday. Al-Shabaab is a jihadist group based in Somalia that made an alliance with Al-Qaeda in 2012.

Judge Finds Courts Cannot Protect US Citizens Tortured by US Government Officials Abroad

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:05 am

A federal district court dismissed a case that was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a United States citizen and against US government officials, who allegedly tortured, abused and subjected him to rendition and incommunicado detention in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The dismissal was another stark example of how it is nearly impossible for torture victims to push for justice in an American court of law.

State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates

By: Thursday May 1, 2014 8:55 am

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.

FBI Agents Were Deployed in Hundreds of JSOC Raids Conducted in Iraq & Afghanistan

By: Friday April 11, 2014 8:35 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed agents in hundreds of raids conducted as part of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report from The Washington Post.

Captain Phillips Goes to Libya: Why Are Navy Seals Sent to Shill for American Oil Companies and Seize a Libyan Tanker?

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 11:29 am

So here’s today’s puzzler: when is it cool to take over a ship in international waters and when is it piracy? Captain Phillips Goes to Libya A major American movie this year was Captain Phillips. It told the story of a brave ship captain (played by American Hero Tom Hanks) and the brave Navy SEALS [...]

Muslim American Subjected to Rendition, Detention & Abuse Continues Effort to Hold FBI Agents Accountable

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 3:33 pm

Amir Meshal, a United States citizen born and raised in New Jersey, is a Muslim, who decided to visit Mogadishu, Somalia, in 2006, in order to “broaden his understanding of Islam after the country’s volatile political situation had largely stabilized.” Yet, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing him in a lawsuit, during Meshal’s trip in Somalia he was detained without due process and “harshly interrogated” by FBI agents.

Why Isn’t the Name of the New Director of CIA’s National Clandestine Service Being Made Public?

By: Tuesday May 7, 2013 4:00 pm

CIA director John Brennan has appointed someone to fill the position of National Clandestine Service (NCS) director. The individual, however, is apparently going to keep his undercover status.

First, a key aspect of this news is the fact that the person appointed is not the woman who had been serving as the acting director of the clandestine service.

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:15 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”

Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the UAE from three separate sources. One Blackwater source told The Nation that Prince intends to sell his company quickly, saying the ‘sale is going to be a fast move within a couple of months.’”

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