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The US-Saudi Starvation Blockade

Our aim is to "starve the whole population – men, women, and children, old and young, wounded and sound – into submission," said First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill. He was speaking of Germany at the outset of the Great War of 1914-1918. Americans denounced as inhumane this starvation ...

ISIS Operation Launched in Western Desert; 15 Killed in Iraq

A mopping up operation was launched in western Iraq. The post ISIS Operation Launched in Western Desert; 15 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Yazidis Found in Mass Grave; 100 Killed in Iraq

Dozens of bodies were recovered from a newly discovered mass grave in the Sinjar region. The post Yazidis Found in Mass Grave; 100Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of the Partition Plan

In a recent talk before Chatham House think-tank in London, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, approached the issue of a Palestinian state from an intellectual perspective. Before we think of establishing a Palestinian state, he mused, “it is time we reassessed whether the modern ...

The US Is Stockpiling Nuclear Arms, and the Cost Is Astonishing

Overwhelmed with stories of high-level indictments, intrigues, investigations, and scandals, the American public can be forgiven for missing revelations about an issue of some importance: our nuclear weapons. Thanks to an October 31 report by the Congressional Budget Office , we now have a 30-year ...

Truck Bombing in Contested Town; 88 Killed in Iraq

More than 800 alleged Islamic State wives and their children were transferred from a remote location in northern Iraq to Baghdad. About 700 remain at the controversial camp in Tal Keif. Kuwait and the United Nations have accepted Iraq's reparations payment plan. Reparations for the 1990-91 ...

Donald Trump, Congress, and War with North Korea

On August 8th Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." He ordered the Pentagon to prepare for all military options. In the interim, he has ordered mock invasion war games with South Korea on North Korea's borders and coasts, sent nuclear weapons-capable ...

A Beginner's Guide to the Unrecognized Villages of Israel

It's no secret that there is an occupation happening in and around Israel. Most people agree that the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been occupied since 1967. Much less thought and literature is dedicated to the treatment of Palestinians living inside modern-day Israel proper. I decided to head over ...

Syria, 'Experts,' and George Monbiot

Investigative journalist Gareth Porter has published two exclusives whose import is far greater than may be immediately apparent. They concern Israel's bombing in 2007 of a supposed nuclear plant secretly built, according to a self-serving US and Israeli narrative, by Syrian leader Bashar Assad. ...

Large Operation Against ISIS in Hawija; 30 Killed in Iraq

Despite the "defeat" of ISIS/Daesh in Rawah last week, a major operation was conducted in northern Iraq, not far from Kirkuk. The post Large Operation Against ISIS in Hawija; 30Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Who's A 'Foreign Agent'?

You know life's become a joke when the US Department of Justice starts requiring foreign media to register as foreign agents. Will the BBC be forced to issue a disclaimer with every broadcast and web posting: Proceed with caution – British propaganda ahead'? Don't bet the ranch on it. Such ...

How To Stop a Rogue President From Ordering a Nuclear First Strike

On November 15, US Senator Ed Markey and US Representative Ted Lieu introduced one of the shortest bills in the histories of their two parliamentary bodies. Shorn of the obligatory “be it enacted, blah, blah, blah” boilerplate, the bill's content comes to 14 words: “It is the ...

Why Are We Helping Saudi Arabia Destroy Yemen?

It's remarkable that whenever you read an article about Yemen in the mainstream media, the central role of Saudi Arabia and the United States in the tragedy is glossed over or completely ignored. A recent Washington Post article purporting to tell us “how things got so bad” explains to ...

Mass Grave Found in Yazidi Town; 46 Killed in Iraq

A mass grave that was discovered likely contains Yazidi victims. The post Mass Grave Found in Yazidi Town; 46Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Make Saudi Arabia Great Again!

I stood in front of a mosque in the city of Qatif, Saudi Arabia, interviewing people for a story. Suddenly, two city police cars pulled up. Several minutes later plain clothes officers from the secret police began questioning me. I had entered the country with a journalist visa, but committed the ...

Israel's Ploy Selling a Syrian Nuke Strike

In September 2007, Israeli warplanes bombed a building in eastern Syria that the Israelis claimed held a covert nuclear reactor that had been built with North Korean assistance. Seven months later, the CIA released an extraordinary 11-minute video and mounted press and Congressional briefings that ...

Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Speaking of the situation on the Korean peninsula, he predicted that there would be "the greatest slaughter." He later requested 34 nuclear weapons for possible use in connection with the Korean situation. He would later claim that he had considered dropping "30 to ...

Gunmen Attack Baghdad Checkpoint; 20 Killed in Iraq

Minor attacks were launched in and around Baghdad. The post Gunmen Attack Baghdad Checkpoint; 20Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Last Remaining ISIS Town in Iraq Captured; 17 Killed in Iraq

Rawah was recaptured on Friday. No casualties were reported there, but 17 were killed elsewhere. The post Last Remaining ISIS Town in Iraq Captured; 17Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Anti-BDS Laws and Pro-Israeli Parliament: Zionist Hasbara Is Winning in Italy

A proposed law at the Italian Parliament is set to punish the boycott of Israel. In the past, such an initiative would have been unthinkable. Alas, Italy, a country that had historic sympathies with the Palestinian cause has shifted its politics in a dramatic way in recent years.Most surprisingly, ...

Losing the War in the Colony of Afghanistan

The latest news about Afghanistan varies from the profoundly dismal to the fatuously absurd. One depressing story is the UN Office of Drugs and Crime report of November 15 that opium production for manufacture of heroin jumped to 9,000 metric tons so far in 2017, up 87 percent from 4,800 metric tons ...

A History of Idiocy

I am furious. And I have good reason to be furious. I was going to write an article about a subject I have been thinking about for a long time. This week I opened the New York Times and lo, my yet unwritten article appeared on its opinion pages in full, argument after argument. How … Continue ...

Is America Up for a Second Cold War?

After the 19th national congress of the Chinese Communist Party in October, one may discern Premier Xi Jinping's vision of the emerging New World Order. By 2049, the centennial of the triumph of Communist Revolution, China shall have become the first power on earth. Her occupation and humiliation by ...

America's Renegade Warfare

Seventy-seven million people in North and South Korea find themselves directly in the line of fire from the threat of a Second Korean War. The rest of the world is recoiling in horror from the scale of civilian casualties such a war would cause and the unthinkable prospect that either side might ...

Journalist, Turkish Soldiers Among 34 Killed in Iraq

A journalist was killed during fighting near Qaim, while Turkish soldiers were killed in battles in northern Iraq. The post Journalist, Turkish Soldiers Among 34Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Flirting With War in North Korea

The most surprising part about Donald Trump's Wednesday speech, directed at the North Korean regime via Tokyo, is that more people of a certain type weren't gushing over it. After all, if sending cruise missiles at Syria makes a man presidential, condemning North Korea accurately as a hell that no ...

Poll: Americans Would Cut Middle East War Spending

On November 3, professor John Mearsheimer made a short and stunning presentation at "U.S. Foreign Policy in the Trump Era: Can Realism and Restraint Prevail?" conference held at George Washington University in Washington, DC. In the unipolar world after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he claimed, ...

ISIS Operations Ramp up in Anbar; 48 Killed in Iraq

Operations against the Islamic State militants in a rural part of Anbar province were restarted. The post ISIS Operations Ramp up in Anbar; 48Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.