Tag Archives: War on Terror
Patrick Cockburn looks at the non-state forces in the region, who they are backed by, the motives of those backers. and the sectarian desires of the jihadis. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [The Jihadis … finish reading :
BOOKS | The pacification that never ends
The imminent danger is that Obama is preparing to go to war not to ‘save Baghdad’ but to attack the perceived threat of a Sunni jihadist ‘sanctuary.’ By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 25, 2014 Contrary to … finish reading :
Who is creating a terrorist threat?
Obama focused on defending his policies from the warhawks instead of the ‘pivot’ to Asia and maintenance of unilateral global hegemony. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | June 22, 2014 President Obama chose to ignore the most … finish reading :
Obama’s foreign policy bait and switch
The other Hayden says Iraq is ‘dead’ and will be replaced by three ‘successor’ states. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 21, 2014 Former CIA director Michael Hayden says Iraq is dead, “will not be reconstituted,” and … finish reading :
Are we seeing the ‘dismemberment’ of Iraq?
The original blame for this disaster is on the Bush administration, but also on all those who succumbed to a Superpower Syndrome, which claimed we could redesign the Middle East. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 17, … finish reading :
The madness in Iraq and the comeback of the neocons
This plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna despite Obama’s earlier comment that he “wouldn’t scramble jets against a 29 year old hacker.” Photo by Andres Gutierrez / AP. Refs being ‘worked’? Does Obama control … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?
Splat from NuUniform.Drone policy attacked in top think tank report Bug splat!That’s what the Pentagon calls civilian casualties in drone attacks. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | January 17, 2013 The Council on Foreign Relations issued a report … finish reading Tom Hayden : Pentagon Calls Civilian Drone Casualties ‘Bug Splat’
Four more years. Image from NewsOne.Obama embraces fiveimmoral Bush policies “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period… was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” — … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Obama Continues Immoral Bush Policies
“Dissent is terrorism.” Art by Anthony Freda / Activist Post.Battlefield America:‘We had to make some sacrifices…’ There are no more legal barriers to arrest without warrants, prison without lawyers, condemnation and even execution without trial. By Richard Raznikov | The … finish reading Richard Raznikov : Battlefield America
Embers. Image from Wikimedia Commons.The Embers of September By Mike Davis / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2011 Ten years ago, Lower Manhattan became the Sarajevo of the War on Terrorism. Although conscience recoils against making an equation between … finish reading Mike Davis : The Embers of September
After 9/11: The War-on-Terror Machine. Political cartoon by David Baldinger / dbaldinger.com.U.S. and Chile:Two 9/11’s have similar impact In both countries the 9/11 event was followed by violence, threats to democracy, and economic shifts from the vast majority of the … finish reading Harry Tarq : 9/11’s in U.S. and Chile 28 Years Apart
Seeking monsters to destroy. Image from Slog.Searching for monsters:Bin Laden is dead, but willthe ‘Long War’ on terror live on? By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / May 3, 2011 John Quincy Adams long ago urged that American foreign … finish reading Tom Hayden : On Bin Laden and Searching for Monsters