Tag Archives: War on Terror

Land of the Fearful, Home of the Almost Brave

Starting June 1, 2009 anyone crossing into the United States from Canada will require a passport or a special document approved by the U.S. government. Photo: Craig Glover/Toronto Star.Smile! The U.S. sees you comingBy Tonda MacCharles / May 23, 2009 … finish reading Land of the Fearful, Home of the Almost Brave

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American War Crime: The Case of John Walker Lindh

A Victim of War Crimes Perpetrated by His Fellow Americans: Free John Walker Lindh!By Dave Lindorff / April 24, 2009 Enough is enough. It’s time to free John Walker Lindh, poster boy for George Bush’s, Dick Cheney’s and John Ashcroft’s … finish reading American War Crime: The Case of John Walker Lindh

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Drone Attacks: Killing Civilians at the Rate of Fifty to One

60 drone hits kill 14 al-Qaeda men, 687 civiliansBy Amir Mir / April 10, 2009 LAHORE — Of the 60 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in Pakistan between January 14, 2006 and April 8, 2009, … finish reading Drone Attacks: Killing Civilians at the Rate of Fifty to One

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Justifying Afghanistan: Obama’s Got It Wrong

President Obama announces a new comprehensive strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Friday. Behind him, from left, are policy advisor Bruce Riedel, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen, National Security Advisor James Jones, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. AP … finish reading Justifying Afghanistan: Obama’s Got It Wrong

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Eliminating the Taliban Threat: Not Achievable

How to Leave AfghanistanBy Leslie H. Gelb / March 12, 2009 ONLY if our troop levels hit 100,000 and fighting floods over into Taliban havens in Pakistan will Washington be likely to look hard at the alternative policy for Afghanistan … finish reading Eliminating the Taliban Threat: Not Achievable

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The Machiavellian Game of Distraction: Will It Continue with Obama?

Bagram Air Force Base, AfghanistanObama’s Guantanamo? Bush’s Living Legacy at Bagram PrisonBy Karen J. Greenberg / March 5, 2009 Just when you think you’ve woken up from a bad dream… When it comes to offshore injustice and secret prisons, especially … finish reading The Machiavellian Game of Distraction: Will It Continue with Obama?

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Afghanistan: Not Winning Hearts and Minds

Wounded Afghans recover after air strike bombings.Losing the People: The Cost and Consequences of Civilian Suffering in AfghanistanBy Erica Gaston / February 26, 2009 For the last year, I have been living in Afghanistan interviewing civilians harmed in the conflict … finish reading Afghanistan: Not Winning Hearts and Minds

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Paul Craig Roberts : The War on Terror is a Hoax

War on Terror: The Board Game.‘The “war on terror” is a hoax that fronts for American control of oil pipelines, the profits of the military-security complex, the assault on civil liberty by fomenters of a police state, and Israel’s territorial … finish reading Paul Craig Roberts : The War on Terror is a Hoax

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Obama Government Bombs Pakistan

Obama bombs Pakistan – from warrantless wiretaps to bombing in countries we are not at war with and who understandably object to this invasion and murder of their people. I am not euphoric yet. Substitute “Austin” for “Pakistan” in the … finish reading Obama Government Bombs Pakistan

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The Duty to Stand Up and Fight Against Tyranny

Anti-war activist Betty McKenzie protests the Republican National Convention (RNC) outside the Minnesota State Capitol August 31, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. McKenzie was later arrested. Photo: Getty Images.The Militarized Crackdown on Political Protesters: No Victors in the War on … finish reading The Duty to Stand Up and Fight Against Tyranny

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Bush/Cheney : The Makeover and the Two Myths

Torture saved us and the surge worked. Not.By Robert Parry As George W. Bush and Dick Cheney make their case for some positive legacy from the past eight years, two arguments are playing key roles: the notion that torturing terror … finish reading Bush/Cheney : The Makeover and the Two Myths

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Afghanistan Warlords, the CIA and the Little Blue Pill

Illustration by Matt Weems / Afghanistan Watch.‘The grinning chief offered up a bonanza of information about Taliban movements and supply routes — followed by a request for more pills.’ By Joby Warrick / December 26, 2008 The Afghan chieftain looked … finish reading Afghanistan Warlords, the CIA and the Little Blue Pill

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