The renowned linguist and activist discusses the background of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) and the United States’ role in establishing the conditions under which the extremist group developed.
The war-hungry contingent is aided by an increasingly hysterical media which never asks if US actions are actually the thing causing so many terrorists to supposedly target the US.
Advocates for even more war in the Middle East apparently have a new strategy for defeating Isis: allow the US military to kill more civilians.
The whole debate about “who lost Ramadi?” assumes facts not in evidence, like Ramadi has been somehow a United States protectorate, sort of like Guam or Puerto Rico.
We have not heard former POW Bowe Bergdahl explain, in his own words, how or why he left his post that June night in 2009. If he is subjected to the same military “justice” that Chelsea Manning received, we may be denied access to Bergdahl’s voice completely through the trial.
March 19 marks two gloomy anniversaries: the 12th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq and the 5th anniversary of the NATO intervention in Libya. Both overthrew Arab dictators; both left the local people in such horrific straits that many of them look back with nostalgia to the days of Saddam...