The Dictionary of the Global War on You: Definitions for a New Age

July 3, 2013 in News

Tom Engelhardt | In the months after September 11, 2001, it was regularly said that “everything” had changed. It’s a claim long forgotten, buried in everyday American life. Still, if you think about it, in the decade-plus that followed — the years of the PATRIOT Act, “enhanced interrogation techniques,” “black sites,” robot assassination campaigns…

Bush’s Legacy Ought to be on Trial (Instead of on Display)

April 26, 2013 in News

Jodie Evans and Charles Davis | George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.

Bush’s Bloody Legacy in Iraq

April 26, 2013 in News

Paul R. Pillar | Even as George W. Bush is honored at his new presidential library, the painful consequences of his disastrous eight years in office continue to be felt, both at home with high unemployment and overseas with unresolved wars…

When Homeland Security Theater goes Off-Script

April 25, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | While police in Watertown, Massachusetts closed in on the boat in which 19-year-old terrorist suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had concealed himself, FBI investigators in Chicago were snapping handcuffs on 18-year-old Abdella Ahmed Tounisi…

Political Opportunism: The Boston Marathon Tragedy Used as a Pretext To Extend the “Global War on Terrorism”

April 25, 2013 in News

Global Research | People like McCain are the foot soldiers in such a war and hope that the public mindset can be manipulated with propaganda about US national security interests, perceived military successes and fear about Islamic extremism.

Insert COIN: Global War on Terror is a Game of Global Whack-A-Mole

February 16, 2013 in News

Geoffrey Ingersoll Business Insider February 16, 2013   As France realizes the difficulty of a “short” campaign in Mali, one can’t ignore the pattern of impotence and unintended consequences at [...]

America’s Foreign Policy: Why Should You Care?

January 29, 2013 in News

Justin Raimondo | Every once in a while it’s worth it to recall just why we’re doing this: that is, why we here at spend our days reporting on events in obscure countries no normal person has ever heard of, tracking the pronouncements of politicians and foreign policy wonks, and exposing the War Party’s latest schemes.

By Design: Perpetual Global War on Terror Rolls into Yet Another Theater

January 23, 2013 in News

Asia Times | And the winner of the Oscar for Best Sequel of 2013 goes to… The Global War on Terror (GWOT), a Pentagon production. Abandon all hope those who thought the whole thing was over with the cinematographic snuffing out of “Geronimo”, aka Osama bin Laden…

US Drone Strikes, Cyber Attacks Carried Out Under Cover of the Christmas Holiday

December 27, 2012 in News

The Dissenter | On Christmas Eve, a US drone attacked a vehicle and killed at least two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Bayda province of Yemen.

CIA ‘tortured and sodomised’ terror suspect, human rights court rules

December 15, 2012 in News

The Guardian | CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling, and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on