Antiwar.com (28)

Suicide Bombers Attack Restaurant; 64 Killed in Iraq

Bombers attacked a restaurant frequented by Shi'ite militias. The post Suicide Bombers Attack Restaurant; 64 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

It was a stolid prelude to what will no doubt be must-see' TV when he speaks to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday about North Korea and Iran. And it was a far cry from the way America's leading America Firster' spent the campaign lamenting how unfair the U.N. is to the poor schlemiel we … ...

Afghanistan Again? When Will They Ever Learn?

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Last year, an internal report commissioned by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the agency that oversees Voice of America and other U.S. government-supported foreign news outlets, examined the “perception of U.S. international media in Afghanistan.” ...

Courting the Global South: Will Israel Become a UN Security Council Member?

There is a great irony in the fact that Israel is seeking a seat at the United Nations Security Council . Since its establishment atop the ruins of Palestinian cities and villages in 1948, Israel has had the most precarious relationship with the world's largest international body. It has desperately ...

Kurdish Vote Celebration Turns Deadly; 16 Killed in Iraq

Some shot at a group of Kurdish celebrants in Kirkuk. The post Kurdish Vote Celebration Turns Deadly; 16 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Netanyahu Is Meeting Trump To Push For War With Iran

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump at the White House and push the U.S. to withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran. Netanyahu will present an argument that Trump already has come to accept: America's adherence to the nuclear deal cannot solely depend on ...

Rolling Back the Warfare State

Last week, Senator Rand Paul reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility to speak for the American people. Most Senators were not too happy about the reminder, which came in the form of a forced vote on whether to allow a vote on his amendment to repeal ...

Five Things to Remember About Catalonia

Given the transcendent nature of this moment, we thought it would be a good time to summarize how we arrived at this point and to explain the special nature of the decision that Catalan Parliament took on Wednesday, September 6th. 1) Spain broke its own rules when the Constitutional Court nullified ...

In Catalonia: A Spanish Tiananmen Square?

One of those crises that no one saw coming is about to rear its head in a very unlikely locale: Catalonia, Spain's richest province, where the local government has scheduled an independence referendum on October 1.  Of course, some observers – e,g, Julian Assange – did see it coming, but the ...

Nikki Haley Meltdown: Assad Must Go… and War With North Korea!

There must be something about being named US Ambassador to the UN that brings out the inner mass murderer in people. Madeline Albright famously admitted that she thought 500,000 dead Iraqi children due to US sanctions was “worth it.” John Bolton never met a disagreement he didn't want to ...

ISIS Families Relocated Without Warning; 387 Killed in Iraq

Operations in Anbar left hundreds dead, but in Mosul ISIS wives and children were transferred without warning. The post ISIS Families Relocated Without Warning; 387 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Anbar Operations Begin; 38 Killed in Iraq

Iraq launched a major operation against Daesh/ISIS in Anbar province on Satudday. The post Anbar Operations Begin; 38 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Israel's Foreign Agents Don't Register, Why Should Russia's?

The Department of Justice has ordered Russia's U.S.-based RT news network to begin registering as Russian foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law requires US-based agents of foreign principals to disclose financial information and activities in regular public filings ...

Israel's Foreign Agents Don't Register, Should Russia's?

The Department of Justice has ordered Russia's U.S.-based RT news network to begin registering as Russian foreign agents under the 1938 Foreign Agents Registration Act. The law requires US-based agents of foreign principals to disclose financial information and activities in regular public filings ...

Despair of Despair

My optimism about the future of Israel irritates a lot of people. How can I be an optimist in view of what's happening here every day? The practical annexation of occupied territories? The mistreatment of the Arabs? The implantation of poisonous settlements? But optimism is a state of mind. It does ...

Israel's Foreign Agents Don't Register, Should Russia's?

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued a report this September that reinforced the official narrative that the Syrian air force dropped a bomb containing nerve gas sarin on the insurgent-controlled town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria on April 4. That conclusion ...

Anbar Operation Could Start Saturday; 129 Killed in Iraq

A militia source told reporters that an anti-ISIS operation could start as early as Saturday. The post Anbar Operation Could Start Saturday; 129 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Bombers Strike in Shi'ite South; 111 Killed in Iraq

ISIS staged a large attack in Nasariya. The post Bombers Strike in Shi'ite South; 111 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

The Saudi Project Has Failed

Books will be written on the designs of the Saudi regime to reshape the greater Middle East. Entire chapters could be dedicated to the depth of United States and Israeli involvement and their shared partnership with the House of Saud and other Gulf Cooperation Council member states to do so. The ...

Have We Been Deceived Over Syrian Sarin Attack? Scrutinizing the Evidence in an Incident Trump Used to Justify Bombing Syria

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued a report this September that reinforced the official narrative that the Syrian air force dropped a bomb containing nerve gas sarin on the insurgent-controlled town of Khan Sheikhoun, Syria on April 4. That conclusion ...

How the US Makes South Korea's Life More Difficult

Despite campaigning for the presidency with a pledge to “say no to the Americans,” South Korean leader Moon Jae-in lately seems like a man who can't stop saying “yes.” As tensions with North Korea have risen once again, Moon has doubled down on his country's alliance with the ...

Unexploded Bombs List Sent to Baghdad; 33 Killed in Iraq

The US revealed to Iraq the locations of dozens of unexploded ordnance. The post Unexploded Bombs List Sent to Baghdad; 33 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Rand Paul's Comeback

Senator Rand Paul has learned his lesson, and it is this: it's better to be bold. He's exchanged the mealy-mouthed equivocations of his ill-fated presidential run – when he actually met with Bill Kristol, presumably to negotiate getting a break from his neoconservative nemeses – with a full-on ...

Kurdish President Vows Independence Vote Will Happen; 52 Killed in Iraq

Despite resistance, President Barzani insists the referendum will occur. The post Kurdish President Vows Independence Vote Will Happen; 52 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

The Superpower That Fought Itself – and Lost

Originally posted at TomDispatch. After 19 al-Qaeda militants armed only with box-cutters and knives hijacked four American commercial airliners, the U.S. military moved with remarkable efficiency to rectify the problem. In the years since, in its global war on terror, the Pentagon has ensured that ...

Shi'ite Militiamen Coerce City Council; 107 Killed in Iraq

Shi'ite militiamen are accused of strong-arming the Mandali city council after they voted to participate in the Kurdish referendum. The post Shi'ite Militiamen Coerce City Council; 107 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Tribalism Marches On!

Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991. "Is there no room for new nations in the New World Order?" was my title, and the column began: "In ...

Common Sense and North Korea

The phrase "common sense" implies practical and prudent good judgment, with a further implication that the obviousness of common sense is "common" because it is shared by many or even all. For example, 122 nations just signed a Treaty on Nuclear Prohibition, confirming a majority planetary common ...