Posted in Afghanistan EU Iraq Pakistan Somalia Syria UK USA Yemen

Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq USA

420 to 1: Now vindicated, California’s Barbara Lee was the only member of U.S. Congress to vote against Afghanistan war in 2001

[Los Angeles Times] “Twenty years ago, Rep. Barbara Lee stood before her House colleagues and pleaded with them not to…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Pakistan Somalia USA Yemen

Drone War: Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison ‘For Exposing U.S. War Crimes’ – 90% of killed are bystanders, not intended targets

[Common Dreams, Courage Foundation] “Human rights and press freedom advocates expressed dismay on Tuesday when whistleblower Daniel Hale, who pled guilty earlier this…

Posted in Iraq Syria Turkey USA

What’s happening in illegally occupied northern Syria: US building up bases, stealing grain and oil, Turkey stealing water

[Antiwar] “In the latest of what have become regular reports on the subject, the Syrian Arab News Agency provides a detailed account…

Posted in Iraq USA

The Daily Beast: “The only thing tragic about the death of Donald Rumsfeld is that it didn’t occur in an Iraqi prison”

[The Daily Beast] “Do not mourn the defense secretary. Mourn his victims. There were nearly too many to tally, but…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Iraq USA

New ISIS leader was a US prison informant in Iraq

[The Washington Post] “In confidential interrogation reports, Iraqi detainee M060108-01 is depicted as a model prisoner, “cooperative” with his American…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

Former LtCol Daniel Davis repeats his 2020 call for a full withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Syria

[Insider] “The reason troops are in Iraq at all today is because President Barack Obama sent them to help Baghdad fend off…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Lebanon Libya Pakistan Syria USA Yemen

New CODEPINK Research: US and Allies Drop 46 Bombs per Day for 20 Years

[MintPress News] “The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation,…

Posted in Iraq Libya Syria USA

Rand Paul on wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria and a “liberal form of John Bolton”

[Forbes] Rand Paul addresses Biden regime official Wendy Sherman on the U.S. wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria and the…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Syria USA

The Secret Bombing Wars of Trump and Biden

[Countercurrents] “unbeknownst to many Americans, the U.S. military and its allies are engaged in bombing and killing people in other…

Posted in Iran Iraq USA

Propaganda Watch: The New York Times is not sure if Iran-backed militia is backed by Iran

[The New York Times] Headline: “U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed American Troops in Iraq” Paragraph: “Little…

Posted in Iran Iraq Saudi Arabia USA

Iraqi PM says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran then assassinated his guest, emissary Qasem Soleimani

[Liberation News] “The acting Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi […] revealed that Soleimani had traveled to Baghdad to deliver a…

Posted in Iran Iraq Russia Syria USA

Bizarre claims and pro-regime-change propaganda: Syria’s Assad supports ISIS, both have to be destroyed

[Los Angeles Times] “The rollback of Islamic State must come as a shock to the chorus of journalists and analysts…

Posted in Afghanistan Cuba Iraq UK

Propaganda Watch: “Leftist” opinion in The Guardian says forget the bad things Tony Blair did and the good things Fidel Castro did

[The Guardian] 2014: Stop calling Tony Blair a war criminal. The left should be proud of his record “From Northern…

Posted in Afghanistan Bosnia Iraq Italy Kosovo Serbia

Use of depleted uranium by NATO in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq blamed for cancer, deaths

[BalkanInsight] “More than 300 Italian soldiers may have died during the past 15 years from exposure without protection to depleted…

Posted in Iran Iraq Israel Jordan Russia Saudi Arabia Syria Turkey USA

John Bolton: defeating ISIS in Syria is not desirable, instead the US should create an oil producer Sunni state and an independent Kurdistan

[The New York Times] “Today’s reality is that Iraq and Syria as we have known them are gone. The Islamic…

Posted in Iraq Syria UK USA

How the US and UK fuelled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

[The Guardian] “On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it…

Posted in Iraq Syria USA

2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State to isolate Syrian regime

[Levant Report] “On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents…

Posted in Afghanistan Iraq Libya Syria USA

A “war-dependent economy”: Big money and the military-industrial complex behind perpetual U.S. war

[Al Jazeera] “In January 1961, US President Dwight D Eisenhower used his farewell address to warn the nation of what…

Posted in Iraq Syria Turkey

Turkey uses dams as political leverage, reduced flow and droughts escalating water-shortage crisis in Iraq and Syria

[Future Directions International] “The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, originating in Turkey and cutting through both Syria and Iraq, have experienced…

Posted in Iraq USA

Looking back on the Haditha massacre that killed 24 Iraqi civilians as the last of eight Marines charged escapes jail time

[CounterPunch] “Last week, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich was sentenced to a reduction in rank but no jail time for leading…

Posted in Egypt Iraq Kuwait Palestine USA

Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal ‘was a U.S. spy’ hired to find links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda, killed himself during arrest in Iraq

[The Independent] “Iraqi secret police believed that the notorious Palestinian assassin Abu Nidal was working for the Americans as well…

Posted in Iraq Lebanon Syria Turkey

Syria protests infiltrated by armed jihadists provoking army into deadly fights, weapons smuggled in from Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

[The Times] “The previous week four protesters had been shot dead for trying to block the main road between Damascus,…

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Regime Change and NGOs: the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring

[openDemocracy] “The Arab revolt of 2010-11 has spread with intense speed and magnitude. A protest that began in the provincial…

Posted in Iraq UK USA

UK: Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s propagandist, had Iraq dossier changed to fit US claims

[The Guardian] “Fresh evidence has emerged that Tony Blair’s discredited Iraqi arms dossier was “sexed up” on the instructions of Alastair…

Posted in Iran Iraq Lebanon Libya Saudi Arabia Somalia Sudan Syria USA

Gen. Wesley Clark: US government had plans to attack Iraq, other 6 countries 10 days after 9/11

[Democracy Now!] “General Wesley Clark, the retired four-star general […] was the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO during the Kosovo War. In…

Posted in Iraq Israel Palestine Syria USA

Eli Chomsky Exclusive: Hillary Clinton on fixing Palestinian elections, meddling in Syria, the War on Terror

[The Jewish Press] “On the eve of her expected reelection victory, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with the…

Posted in Iraq UK USA

Bush and Blair acknowledged there were no WMDs, discussed ways to provoke Iraq war including false-flag aeroplane incident

[The New York Times] “In the weeks before the United States-led invasion of Iraq, as the United States and Britain…

Posted in Iraq USA

“Collateral Damage” – U.S. Marines massacre up to two dozens of civilians in Haditha, Iraq

[TIME] “Last November, U.S. Marines killed 15 Iraqi civilians in their homes. Was it self-defense, an accident or cold-blooded revenge?”…