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Archive for the ‘International Affairs’ Category
Tags: ABC, Af-Pak War, Bush Administration, CBS, Chicago Tribune, CNN, David Barstow, Defense Department, FOIA, FOX News, Iraq War, John Cook, military industrial media complex, MSNBC, Newspeak, Obama Administration, PSYOPS, US, US Army, War, War on Terror, WRAL, WTOC
Tags: Afghanistan, airstrikes, Boeing, drones, extrajudicial assassination, Israel, Ivan Eland, Lockheed MArtin, military industrial complex, military welfare, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Pentagon, Robert Gates, War on Terror, war spending
Ivan Eland sat with RT to discuss the astronomical political clout held by the welfare queens of the military-industrial complex that will thwart any translation of the Pentagon’s rhetoric into actual policy (7:04):
Tags: Afghan elections, Afghanistan, Al Jazeera, Ballot stuffing, Dion Nissenbaum, McClatchy, Spin Boldak, Warfare and Conflict
Yes, people videotaped it and Al Jazeera broke the story (2:26):
Tags: Afghanistan, airstrikes, CIA, civilian casualties, COIN, CT, drone, extrajudicial assassination, FATA, Hamid Karzai, Haqqani Network, Laghman Province, NATO, night raids, North Waziristan, NWFP, Pakistan, Quetta Shura, War on Terror
Locals of the Laghman Province claim civilians were killed in a NATO raid, contrary to NATO claims, and that they are not “insurgents”, but people defending their home against NATO’s ‘broken promises’ to not raid their village (2:00):
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, airstrikes, Bush Administration, CIA, drones, extrajudicial assassination, Iraq War, ISAF, Jason Ditz, libertarian, NATO, Newspeak, NWFP, Obama Administration, Pakistan, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict, Zardari
Die in a drone strike.
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, civilian casualties, Jeremy Morlock, military tribunals, United States armed forces
Monday, the first of 12 soldiers charged with murder of civilians faced military tribunal.
Tags: arms trading, Benjamin Netanyahu, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Likudniks, Mahmoud Abbas, Middle East, Middle East peace process, military industrial complex, Obama Administration, settlement expansion, West Bank, Yesha Council, Zionism
Monday morning, planned settlement expansion began execution.
Tags: ACL, al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki, Charlie Savage, civil liberties, constitutional rights, counterterrorism, CT, Eric Holder, extrajudicial assassination, Glenn Greenwald, Jason Ditz, libertarian, Obama, Obama Administration, Obamaphilia, terrorism
The Justice Department is playing hardball against the ACLU’s efforts to block an executive order to assassinate an American citizen charged with no crime.
Tags: Chicago Council on Global Affairs, IAEA, Iran, Israel, Middle East, NPT, Scott Horton, US, Warfare and Conflict
Were Iran to retaliate to a hypothetical military strike by Israel, Americans oppose U.S. military involvement.
Report: $2.75bn U.S. Fighter Jet Welfare to Israel Approved While One in Seven Americans Live in PovertyPosted: 16 September 2010 by Sayyid in National News, Palestine-Israel
Tags: Barak Ravid, Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, IAF, Israel, Middle East, military aid, military industrial complex, Obama Administration, poverty, US
20 F-35’s purchased by Israel will be ‘entirely funded’ by the U.S. military.
Tags: Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, civilian casualties, counterterrorism, CT, Iraq, Iraq War, Middle East, Newspeak, Nouri al-Maliki, Obama Administration, Operation New Dawn, US, War
A U.S.-Iraqi night raid results in the deaths of eight civilians weeks after U.S. combat operations were announced as over.
Tags: arms race, arms trading, Boeing, corporatism, Iran, Israel, Lockheed MArtin, Middle East, military industrial complex, missile defense, Obama Administration, Raytheon, Saudi Arabia, THAAD, unemployment, United Arab Emirates, US Congress
The Saudi royal family is reportedly being helped by the Obama Administration to push a $90bn deal with big players in the military-industrial complex for arms and military technology upgrades through political approval in Washington.
Tags: Abd al-Qadr Muhammed Jassim al-Obaidi, Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, AQI, Bush Administration, COIN, Hudaiay, Iraq, Iraq War, Iraq withdrawal, Iraqi security forces, Isam Shakar Mizher, Jason Ditz, Middle East, Obama Administration, SOFA, Timothy Williams, War on Terror
Weeks after Obama announced the end of combat operations in the Iraq War, ‘residual troops’ engaged in lethal combat reportedly for the second time over the weekend.
Tags: Afghan mujahideen, Afghanistan, Alfred W. McCoy, Bank of Credit and Commerce International, BCCI, Central Asia, CIA, Contras, Dianne Feinstein, drug war, Iran-Contra, Kevin Carson, Latin America, Newspeak, Nicaragua
Kevin Carson on the objective of the ‘War on Drugs’ having little to do with lifestyle and all to do with perpetual war.
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan surge, Afghanistan, Afghanistan Study Group, al-Qaeda, CNAS, COIN, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, electoral politics, Iraq Surge, ISAF, Matthew Hoh, NAF, NATO, New American Foundation, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Stephen Walt, Taliban, United States, US, War on Terror
The Afghanistan Study Group outlined and refuted the myths misguiding the ‘Afghan debate’.