Upon It Their Names Are Written

By: Friday September 26, 2014 4:28 pm

Jacob was a peace activist

According to Veterans For Peace, he took his own life on September 17th, shortly after President Barack Obama’s announcement of new war plans in Iraq and Syria.

Another Casualty of War . . .

 

Speaker Boehner Doesn’t Want Syria War Authorization Vote Until Next Year

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 4:40 pm

Not exactly Profiles in Courage.

Obama’s Luntzian Language for Concealing Reality of War in Iraq & Syria

By: Thursday September 25, 2014 11:11 am

One of the bothersome aspects of the war escalation in Iraq and Syria has been the commitment of President Barack Obama’s administration to using language to conceal their war plans.

The White House has insisted this is not a war. The attacks on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are a part of a “counterterrorism strategy.” The US has not launched a war because it has previously been dropping Hellfire missiles on suspected terrorists in various countries. Those strikes, though they have killed hundreds of civilians and were questionable in their legality and success in bringing about “security,” were part of a “strategy.”

Peter Van Buren: Apocalypse Now, Back to the Future in Iraq

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:20 pm

On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered a speech at Riverside Church in New York City titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” In it, he went after the war of that moment and the money that the U.S. was pouring into it as symptoms of a societal disaster. President Lyndon Johnson’s poverty program was being “broken and eviscerated,” King said from the pulpit of that church, “as if it were some idle political plaything on a society gone mad on war… We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem. I could not be silent in the face of such cruel manipulation of the poor.” Twice more in that ringing speech he spoke of “the madness of Vietnam” and called for it to cease.

Obama Administration’s Game of Geopolitical Terrorist Whac-a-Mole Expands With Strikes in Syria

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 1:22 pm

US Central Command, in a press release which formed the basis for most US reporting on the air strikes, reported the US had “taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned al-Qaeda veterans – sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group – who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations. These strikes were undertaken only by US assets.”

US Begins Bombing Syria

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 6:43 am

Yesterday the US began bombing yet another country in the Middle East with strikes targeting ISIS forces in Syria. According to the Pentagon, the strikes were aimed at 20 different ISIS targets within Syria. US government officials also told ABC News that strikes were joined by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. What extent those Arab nations participated military remains unknown though given the US militarily equipment those nations have purchased over the years they should be theoretically capable of participating.

Borrow From the Rich for Wars That Benefit the Rich

By: Sunday September 21, 2014 12:30 pm

Are you wetting the bed about ISIS? Just let Mama Government bomb them for you. And have some nice consumables while you watch on your TV.

There Is No Future in War: Youth Rise Up, a Manifesto

By: Monday September 15, 2014 3:09 pm

Once again, US politicians and pundits are beating the drums of war, trying to get our nation involved in yet another conflict. A few years ago it was Iran, with “all options on the table.” Last year it was a red line that threatened to drag us into the conflict in Syria. This time it’s Iraq and Syria.

We, the youth of America, have grown up in war, war war. War has become the new norm for our generation.

Obama Relegates Congress to Merely Providing Him With Good PR

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 7:25 pm

By far the most depressing part of President Obama’s prime time speech about Syria was when this ‘constitutional scholar’ relegated one of most important checks and balances in our entire political system to simply the job of improving public relations.

US Can Claim This Isn’t War but ISIS Militants Killed by 500-Pound Laser-Guided Bombs Beg to Differ

By: Thursday September 11, 2014 3:47 pm

President Barack Obama’s administration has committed to an escalation of war in Iraq and Syria to “degrade” and “destroy” the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Yet, farcically, administration officials maintain the United States is not at war with ISIS.

Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN that the strategy for going after ISIS involves “many different things that one doesn’t think of normally in context of war.”

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