New Facebook Page Equates Sex With Israeli War on Gaza

By: Friday July 25, 2014 6:00 pm

As the death toll of civilians, including children (the UN states the conflict takes the life of one child each hour), and the overall death count reaches 800 persons, you’d think even Israelis might be asking questions about what is being carried out in their names.

But at least in some cases, you’d be wrong.

In an apparent show of support for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), a new Facebook page has appeared where women (and one man) strip down to show their breasts and butts in provocative, sexual positions all decorated with pro-IDF slogans. It’s NSFW.

 

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gareth Porter, Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

By: Sunday February 16, 2014 1:59 pm

In his precise and definitive account, Porter dissects the politics of the Iranian nuclear scare – how the U.S. national security complex needed a new threat after the collapse of the Soviet Union, how Israeli politicians invoked the “existential” threat from Iran to deflect attention from the Palestinian issue, how the Iranians, though rejecting the notion of building a bomb, nevertheless believed that a nuclear enrichment program would be a “latent deterrent” against threats from outside.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes William Blum, America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy—the Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

By: Saturday February 8, 2014 1:59 pm

William Blum would be a national treasure if outgrowing nationalism weren’t part of the process of learning from William Blum.

William Blum would be president if we had any sense.

What It Means: LA Sheriff’s Deputies Rough Up Foreign Diplomat

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:14 pm

You’d think America had enough problems with its foreign image, what with drone killings, NSA spying and the president shooting selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business.

Canadian Government Under Harper Reclaims Authoritarian Counterterrorism Powers

By: Friday April 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Security forces in Canada arrested two people on Monday afternoon and announced a terrorist plot backed by al Qaeda had been disrupted. The Federal Bureau Investigation had been working for the past year with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which tracked suspects who were allegedly planning to attack a passenger train headed from the United States to Toronto.

Assessing the Rise in ‘Suspicious Package’ Reports Since the Boston Bombing

By: Friday April 26, 2013 1:10 pm

It has been more than ten days since the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon took place. Since the bombing, there has been a spike in reported “suspicious packages.”

‘The World’s Most Exclusive Club’: Obama’s Speech at the Bush Library Dedication

By: Thursday April 25, 2013 11:55 am

The dedication for George W. Bush’s presidential library included the presence of one current and four former United States presidents: George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush himself. A number of world leaders, such as Tony Blair, Silvio Berlusconi and Ehud Olmert, were in attendance as well.

When he ran against Republican Senator John McCain, Obama campaigned in 2008 against what he called “eight years of failed policies” from George W. Bush. But, today, Obama spoke reverently about becoming a part of “the world’s most exclusive club,” a group of “living former Presidents” and one that included Bush.

The Folly of Obama National Security Officials Making Their Own Drone ‘Rules’

By: Sunday January 20, 2013 11:50 am

A “rule book” for drones that the administration of President Barack Obama has been developing is reportedly near completion, according to the Washington Post. Unnamed US officials told the newspaper the CIA is set to benefit from a “major exemption” that would allow them to continue conducting CIA drone operations without having to follow the rules. But the Obama administration is fine with this exemption because John Brennan, a national counterterrorism adviser, is set to take the position of CIA chief.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Hannah Gurman, The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

By: Sunday July 8, 2012 1:59 pm

The Dissent Papers is that rare treat of scholarship that reflects careful research and close attention to lively, elegant prose. I recommend it highly to all interested readers. If this afternoon’s exchange is only half as rich as the book itself, we’ll all still walk away having been deeply enriched.

Latest US Drone Attack in Pakistan Another Possible War Crime

By: Saturday July 7, 2012 12:00 pm

Triple drone attacks in Pakistan reportedly killed more than twelve people who were suspected of being “militants” or terror suspects. Nine were killed in an initial attack on a “militant compound” in Miranshah in North Waziristan. Three more were killed in a second attack while people were trying to “recover dead bodies.” A third strike killed at least one more, according to the Agence France Presse news agency.

The attacks come just as Pakistan and the US are set to meet in Tokyo

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