1 November 2020 — National Security Archive
What is in store for Afghanistan? By Eric Walberg
13 February 2019 — Eric Walberg
Where’s the voting booth?
It’s time to think about the likely future of poor Afghanistan. It isn’t terribly bright, but we have to, so the sooner, the better.
Continued American Occupation of the Middle East Does Not Suppress Terrorism, It Causes It By Craig Murray
21 December 2018 — Craig Murray
Even the neo-con warmongers’ house journal The Guardian, furious at Trump’s attempts to pull US troops out of Syria, in producing a map to illustrate its point, could only produce one single, uncertain, very short pen stroke to describe the minute strip of territory it claims ISIS still controls on the Iraqi border.
US Dominated Security Council Tightens Savage Sanctions on North Korea, Intentional Provocations to War By Carla Stea
2 October 2017 — Global Research
Rogue States US, UK and France Flaunt Violations of Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
On September 24, 2017, The New York Times published the following letter written by Donald P. Gregg, C.I.A. officer in Vietnam, 1970-1973; C.I.A. station chief in Seoul from 1973 to 1975; and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea from 1989 to 1993: excerpts from his letter follow:
“I can’t help thinking about the lessons from Vietnam that might apply today to North Korea. I fear that we are headed down a 2017 version of ‘ignorance alley’ in our dealings with Pyongyang; we do not know what North Korea wants today, because we have not asked its leaders that question directly in several years. When we assume that we are always right, and our opponents always wrong, we overlook the need to ask questions. And as Vietnam demonstrated, in such a scenario, misguided decisions result.”
Remembering the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Consequences of Wanting to Believe
5 August 2017 — FAIR
“American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression,” was the Washington Post headline some 53 years ago, on August 5, 1964.
The front page of that day’s New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”
Of course, as historians now acknowledge, there was no “second attack” by North Vietnam—no “renewed attacks against American destroyers.”
Giap: Death of a Giant By Jack A. Smith
15 October 2013 — Dissident Voice
Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who helped defeat Japan, then France, then the United States in a 35-year war for national independence, died in Hanoi on October 4 at the age of 102. He had been ailing and living in a military hospital for the last four years.
The Uncommon Courage of Bradley Manning By Marjorie Cohn
1 March, 2013 — Global Research
Bradley Manning has pleaded guilty to 10 charges including possessing and willfully communicating to an unauthorized person all the main elements of the WikiLeaks disclosure. The charges carry a total of 20 years in prison. For the first time, Bradley spoke publicly about what he did and why. His actions, now confirmed by his own words, reveal Bradley to be a very brave young man.
The Anti-Empire Report #113: American Foreign Policy – Have our war lovers learned anything?
7 February 2013 — William Blum
The Anti-Empire Report #113
By William Blum – Published February 7th, 2013
American Foreign Policy – Have our war lovers learned anything?
Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent By John Pilger
17 January 2013 — John Pilger
Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent
There are awards for everyone. There are the Logies, the Commies, the Tonys, the Theas, the Millies (“They cried with pride”) and now the Shammies.
Obama in Africa: Somalia, Mali and the War Powers Resolution By Steve Breyman
14 January 2013 — OpEdNews
Critics of President Obama’s 2011 aerial intervention in Libya may recall one of that conflict’s most striking features: the administration’s failure to invoke the 1973 War Powers Resolution (WPR). The War Powers Resolution is that tasteless congressional fruit of the late Vietnam War era. Continue reading
Unlimited Imperialism and the Threat of World War III. U.S. Militarism at the Start of the 21st Century By Francis Boyle
25 December 2012 — Global Research
The Legacy of Two World Wars
The Origins of the First and Second World Wars currently hover like Twin Swords of Damocles over the heads of all humanity. It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the lines of Alexander, Rome, Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign policy.
Nobel Peace Prize brews hostility as winners renounce EU’s award
30 November, 2012 — RT
Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and two other Nobel Peace winners have written to the foundation to protest the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.
The letter was also signed by Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, who won the prize for her efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the troubles in 1976 and by Argentina’s Adolfo Perez Esquivel who won the laureate in 1980.
“The EU is clearly not ‘the champion of peace’ that Alfred Nobel had in mind when he wrote his will. The Norwegian Nobel committee has redefined and remodeled the prize in a manner that it is not consistent with the law,” they said in an open letter.
Veterans For Peace Appeals to Israeli Soldiers to Lay Down Their Arms By David Swanson
20 November, 2012 — Global Research – War Is a Crime
Israel’s military has in recent days attacked the Gaza strip with drones and F-16s, and has apparently been preparing for a possible ground war. Israel is using weaponry provided by the United States at the expense to U.S. taxpayers of $3 billion per year. Veterans For Peace member Doug Rawlings adresses the following statement to members of the Israeli military:
Attacks on first responders transform criminality of drone strikes to sadism
13 November 2012 — Scholars and Rogues – Foreign Policy in Focus blog Focal Points
The term “double tapping” fails to do justice to a military tactic that’s arguably sociopathic
Remember the “dead bastards” — as in “look at those” — video, which was the first of the Bradley Manning stash released by WikiLeaks? It depicted an April 2010 Apache helicopter strike that killed a dozen Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters employees. Its impact was fourfold because it featured: Continue reading
Beyond Bayonets and Battleships: Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power By Alfred W. McCoy
11 November, 2012 — Global Research
It’s 2025 and an American “triple canopy” of advanced surveillance and armed drones fills the heavens from the lower- to the exo-atmosphere. A wonder of the modern age, it can deliver its weaponry anywhere on the planet with staggering speed, knock out an enemy’s satellite communications system, or follow individuals biometrically for great distances. Along with the country’s advanced cyberwar capacity, it’s also the most sophisticated militarized information system ever created and an insurance policy for U.S. global dominion deep into the twenty-first century. It’s the future as the Pentagon imagines it; it’s under development; and Americans know nothing about it.
History is the enemy as ‘brilliant’ psy-ops become the news By John Pilger
21 June 2012 — John Pilger
Arriving in a village in southern Vietnam, I caught sight of two children who bore witness to the longest war of the 20th century. Their terrible deformities were familiar. All along the Mekong river, where the forests were petrified and silent, small human mutations lived as best they could.
Russia: punish those involved in US Afghan massacre
12 March, 2012 — RT
Russia is calling for the punishment of those responsible for the for the cold-blooded murder of 17 Afghan civilians, including nine children, and that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) prevents similar acts of violence in the future.
“We hope that the culprits will be punished and that the multinational troops’ command will take effective steps to prevent a recurrence of similar incidents in the future,” Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, said in a statement on Monday.
A US soldier on Sunday apparently left his base in Kandahar‘s Panjwaii district, southern Afghanistan, and went on a shooting rampage at a nearby village, entering three homes at random and shooting the occupants inside.
According to Western media, the soldier in custody is a staff sergeant from the state of Washington who is married with three children. He had reportedly served three tours in Iraq, and was on his first deployment in Afghanistan. US officials say the soldier turned himself in at his base shortly after the incident.
2012: Prospects for Humanity? By Prof. Francis Boyle
24 December 2011 — Global Research
The First and Second World Wars currently hover like the Sword of Damocles over the heads of all humanity.
Russia could deliver death blow to Nato in Afghanistan, say analysts
1 December, 2011 — The News (Pakistan)
ISLAMABAD: With the Russian threat to cut land routes for supply to NATO troops in Afghanistan, the Afghan battleground may turn into a cold death trap for NATO, defence analysts believe. They say that Pakistan should utilise the opportunity for a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan by pulling it out of the American war.
ColdType, December 2011
1 December 2011 — ColdType
In this month’s 64-page COLDTYPE MAGAZINE (By the way it’s free)
Cover story is Felicity Arbuthnot’s impassioned indictment of the hypocrisy of the Western world’s celebration of Remembrance Day at the same time as political leaders are sending their armed forces on missions of slaughter against some of the poorest nations on earth. Other stories include the end/beginning of the Occupy movement and its surge towards a social and political revolution in North America, an alternative look at the legacy of Steve Jobs, the war on drugs (and family pets), America’s 51st state and much more. Writers include John Dugard, Jason Leopold, John Pilger, George Monbiot, Chris Hedges, Michael I. Niman, David Cromwell and Elizabeth Murray – Tony Sutton, Editor
PLUS: 2 Book Excerpts and 2 Essays
- Goldfinger is a 44-page excerpt from Greg Palast’s best-selling Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores.
- Olivia’s Story comes from Robin Levy & Ayelet Waldman’s new book Inside This Place, Not Of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons.
In addition, we have two stimulating full-length essays:
- Civil Society at Ground Zero, a reflection on the Occupation at New York’s Zuccotti Park, by Rebecca Solnit.
- How To Steal A Navy, the story of a valiant sea rescue at the end of the Vietnam War, by Don North
Hope you enjoy; if not please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Sutton, Editor