For WaPo, ‘What Next in Africa?’ Doesn’t Include US Getting Out By Gunar Olsen

26 March 2018 — FAIR

Washington Post: Pentagon grapples with a thorny question after Niger ambush: What next in Africa?

The Washington Post (3/19/18) thinks the question is thorny, so it makes sure to prune the answers.

“Pentagon Grapples With a Thorny Question After Niger Ambush,” a recent Washington Post headline (3/19/18) read: “What Next in Africa?”

Among the possible answers not considered by the Post article: “Close US military bases,” “End US drone strikes” or “Stop US special forces raids.”

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Is There Hope for International Peace and Security? Selected Articles

25 March 2018 — Global Research

Donald Trump: Is He Too Dangerous to be Head of State?

By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay, March 25, 2018

US President Donald Trump (1946-), as a politician, has succeeded in attracting voters who are dissatisfied or partially dissatisfied with their economic or social situation, especially working class white voters without college degrees. Income inequality and wealth inequality is growing in the United States, and the balance leans toward the winners, even though the losers are more numerous and have not been compensated through job training or social services. Continue reading

Skripal Affair Exposes Serial Invader UK, US & US Alliance Mendacity & Hypocrisy By Dr Gideon Polya

26 March 2018 — CounterCurrents

 We do not know who tried to kill former  UK-Russia double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, assertedly by a nerve agent, Novichok, and the UK refuses to supply Russia  with a sample of the agent for analysis.  However with stunning hypocrisy and mendacity the UK, US, Australia and the US-allied EU have been quick with confected outrage to blame Russia for an attempted murder on British soil, ignoring the millions who have died in UK, US and US Alliance attacks on other countries in recent decades.

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Immoral, unethical and illegal? Military action in areas where the UK is not formally at war

25 March 2018 – Drone Warfare

Mark Shapiro draws attention to a contribution from Emily Knowles, who leads the Oxford Research Group’s Remote Warfare Programme.

In the introduction to her report (right) she writes: “ One of the major warnings from the Iraq Inquiry was that public trust in politics had been damaged through misrepresentation of facts by the government”.

This research suggests that there is a rising trend of secretive military commitments in areas where the UK is not considered to be at war:

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