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Posts Tagged ‘War on Terror’
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: 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: 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: 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’.
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghanistan, airstrikes, bailouts, Barack Obama, BP, BRIC, Cash for Clunkers, China, Colombia, Daphne Eviatar, DR Congo, drones, economic crisis, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Guantanamo Bay, Gulf oil spill, hedge funds, immigration, India, international law, Israel, Kabul Bank, Kashmir, KBR, Middle East peace process, military industrial complex, Mozambique, NATO, Omar Khadr, Pakistan, Quetta, South Africa, Spencer Ackerman, suicide bombing, Top Secret America, unemployment, USDCNY, wage slavery, war crimes, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict, Yemen
Tags: Barack Obama, Blackwater, Bush Administration, CNN, combat troops, corporatism, Dick Cheney, FAIR, FOX News, Halliburton, Iraq, Iraq War, Iraqi oil, Jeremy Scahill, media, mercenary firms, Michael Corcoran, Middle East, military industrial complex, MSNBC, New York Times, Newspeak, Obama Administration, oil, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, PSCs, Rachel Maddow, residual forces, War, War on Terror, Washington Post, Xe
Michael Corcoran: Just as the media lied to help us get into a war, they are now lying us out of one.
Tags: constitutional rights, Cordoba House, First Amendment, Ground Zero Mosque, Islam, libertarian, liberty, Middle East, neoconservatives, New York City, Park51, property rights, racism, religion, Republicans, Ron Paul, War on Terror, xenophobia
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) on the exploitation of xenophobia and tribalism to encourage the violent violation of property rights, liberty and reason itself.
Tags: AntiWar.com, Bush Adminsitration, Chris Matthews, COIN, counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, extrajudicial assassination, Iraq, Iraq withdrawal, Jason Ditz, Keith Olbermann, media, mercenary firms, Middle East, MSNBC, NBC, Newspeak, Obama, Obama Administration, private contractors, PSCs, Rachel Maddow, Scott Horton, United States, US embassies, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict
Jason Ditz, news editor at AntiWar.com, discussed the Orwellian ‘end’ to the Iraq War at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton (20:48):
Tags: Afghanistan, AntiWar radio, Bagram Air Base, Bush Administration, Canada, child soldiers, criminal justice, Daphne Eviatar, Guantanamo Bay, human rights, international law, military commissions, Newspeak, Obama Administration, Omar Khadr, rendition, Scott Horton, torture, United States, United States armed forces, war crimes, War on Terror, Warfare and Conflict
Omar Khadr, a 23-year-old Canadian citizen was kidnapped by the military in Afghanistan after being shot to the infirmary at the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base, where he was tortured and threatened with rape before being transferred the prison at Guantánamo Bay—all when he was only 15—where he’s been held captive since. The ‘war crime’ was throwing a hand grenade at U.S. troops and allegedly killing one of them, though the cause of the soldier’s death is in question, the burden of proof cannot be met of who threw any grenades, throwing a grenade at a uniformed enemy is not a war crime and child soldiers are legally distinguished as victims.
At AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton, journalist, legal analyst and Human Right First senior associate in law and security Daphne Eviatar discussed the U.S. military commission to try Mr. Khadr for war crimes (25:55):
Tags: Af-Pak War, Afghan National Police, Afghanistan, Blackwater, Central Asia, Dyncorp, Hamid Karzai, Iraq, Obama Administration, Politics of Afghanistan, private military contractors, PSCs, Triple Canopy, United States, United States Department of Defense, War, War in Afghanistan (2001–present), War on Terror, Xe
Kabul today announced it plans to replace U.S. militant contractors with Afghan militants. Jack Rice—criminal defense attorney, journalist and former C.I.A. analyst—discussed why he doesn’t expect U.S. military contractors out of Afghanistan soon. He stressed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s puppet status, the size of the corporate force machine occupying the country and political motivations igniting recent Newspeak at RT, yesterday evening (6:13):
Tags: al-Quds, Arab nationalism, Black September, Bush Administration, Christian Zionism, Cuba, democracy, Democrats, Diego Garcia, East Jerusalem, electoral politics, Gaza, GOP, Guatemala, Hamas, Hezbollah, India, international law, Iran, Iran-Iraq War, Iraq, Israel, Israel lobby, Jordan, journalism, Kathleen Wells, Latin America, Lebanon, media, Middle East, Muslim Brotherhood, neoconservatism, Newspeak, Nixon Doctrine, NPT, nuclear proliferation, nuclear weapons, NWFZs, Obama Administration, Pakistan, Palestine-Israel, Palestinians, Reagan Administration, Republicans, Saddam Hussein, Saudi Arabia, settlement expansion, Shah of Iran, Syria, terrorism, UK, US, Wall Street Journal, War on Terror, West Bank, Zionism
Prof. Noam Chomsky discussed the history of the ‘special relationship’ between the U.S. and Israel, how the mainstream media manufactures consent for it, how it relates to the manipulation of language regarding factions like Hamas and Hezbollah, the U.S.-Israel ‘preference for expansion over security’, and the history of U.S.-Israel active rejection of establishing the Middle East as a Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone with Kathleen Wells at Race-Talk (38:19):
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