Posted in Iran UK USA

UK intelligence base linked to US drone strike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani

[The Guardian] “Campaigners have called on ministers to explain whether the secretive Menwith Hill intelligence base in Yorkshire is involved…

Posted in Afghanistan USA

Afghan man targeted by U.S. drone strike that killed ten, including seven children, was aid worker, not terrorist

[The Independent] “A man who was killed by a US drone strike in Kabul may have been targeted as the result of faulty intelligence,…

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 – others say it can be up to 6 million lives and $21 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 Colombia

Colombia court refuses to try general complicit in 104 murders as he collaborates with peace tribunal

[ABC News] “A court refused Monday to allow a trial for a retired general accused of offering incentives that led…

Posted in Afghanistan Turkey USA

Media bury story that U.S. troops may have fired into crowd after Kabul Airport suicide bomb attack

[The New York Times, Consortium News] “It appears in the 29th paragraph of a 39-paragraph New York Times story on Saturday about the…

Posted in Afghanistan UK

Tony Blair has some nerve to to say the west should stay on in Afghanistan to protect the ‘gains’ of his 2001 invasion but he would do better to show remorse

[The Guardian] “Imbecilic, tragic, dangerous and unnecessary are the words used by Tony Blair to describe the US withdrawal from Afghanistan –…

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 Myanmar

Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

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 Israel Saudi Arabia U.A.E. Yemen

Saudi Arabia and UAE consolidating strategic positions in Yemen’s al-Mahrah province, Mayun and Socotra islands

[Brookings] “As the peace process has stalled between the Zaydi Shia Houthi rebels and the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, Saudi…

Posted in Israel Palestine

Video: John Oliver explains Israeli–Palestinian conflict, accuses Israel of a “f***ing war crime”

[ The Daily Beast, Newsweek, John Oliver] “On Sunday night, John Oliver dedicated the opening portion of his late-night program Last Week Tonight to…

Posted in Georgia India Israel Russia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Syria Thailand Turkey

Israeli drone technology sold to Russia was pivotal for rescuing Assad in Syrian war

[Haaretz] “When Israeli-licensed military drones first took off from Syrian air force bases to stalk opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime,…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia Canada UK USA

AOAV Report: 40% of civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan were children

[Action on Armed Violence] “Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more injured by US and Afghan airstrikes in…

Posted in Afghanistan China Jordan Qatar Russia USA

Biden will withdraw 2,500 troops from Afghanistan but over 18,000 Pentagon contractors and special operatives to remain

[CovertAction Magazine] “On Wednesday April 14th, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S….

Posted in Syria USA

Syrian terrorist al-Jolani’s organization is “an asset” to America’s strategy in Idlib

[PBS] “Over most of two decades, Abu Mohammad al-Jolani’s life has been a roadmap of Islamist militancy in Iraq and…

Posted in Syria UK

UK’s most senior naval officer signs Statement of Concern about Syria gas attack, ‘insulted’ by Government

[Daily Mail] “Britain’s most senior naval officer last night complained that the British Government had insulted him in a row over intelligence…

Posted in Syria USA

Ex-OPCW officials, Chomsky, Ellsberg, Wilkerson, Gabbard and others to OPCW: address alleged chemical weapons use in Syria

[Courage Foundation] “We wish to express our deep concern over the protracted controversy and political fall-out surrounding the OPCW and…

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 Saudi Arabia UK Yemen

The UK cut assistance to Yemen by half but continues to sell arms to Saudis

[Global Citizen] “just a week after the UK was criticised by Oxfam for prolonging the conflict by continuing to sell…

Posted in Israel Myanmar

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban

[The New Arab] “Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.”…

Posted in China Israel

Private arms export: Israel stops sale of suicide drones to China

[Middle East Eye] “Israel cracks down on sales of suicide drones to China to avoid heavy diplomatic cost in relationship…

Posted in Syria USA

Syria’s First Message to President Joe Biden: ‘Withdraw Troops, Stop Stealing Oil’

[Newsweek] “Syrian permanent representative to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari derided U.S. actions in his country during a Wednesday virtual session of…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

War Crimes Inquiry Report: Australian special forces killed 39 unarmed Afghans

[REUTERS, The Guardian] “The inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan has delivered its final report to the…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Video: Australian SAS soldier shoots unarmed man at close range in Afghanistan

[ABC] “Extraordinary footage captured on the helmet camera of an Australian soldier in Afghanistan could result in charges of war…

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 Syria USA

U.S. May Violate International Laws Against Pillage If It Takes Syrian Oil

[NPR] “President Trump has executed a policy U-turn on Syria. He’s now tasking U.S. forces that he’d promised to withdraw…

Posted in Saudi Arabia Syria UK Yemen

UK PM’s husband profits from Saudi arms sales, just declared unlawful by court

[Labour Heartlands] “A court of appeal in London on Thursday declared the sale of weapons by the UK to Saudi…

Posted in Afghanistan Australia

Police raid Australian public broadcaster ABC over Afghanistan war crimes leaks

[The Independent] “Australian police have raided the offices of the national broadcaster over allegations it published classified material about possible war…