Netanyahu Stirs Controversy With Remarks on Iran and “Red Lines”

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 9:40 am

In addition to the tragic situation in Libya, another international incident simmered last night, on the subject of Israel and Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a speech claiming that the US had “no moral right” to intervene in a potential Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, unless they too set a “red line” [...]

US Tries to Lower Tensions With Iran

By: Monday January 16, 2012 10:15 am

Prior to all the rising tensions around Iran, the US and Israel had scheduled a large set of joint military exercises in the spring. Maybe this wasn’t necessarily a provocative act, but with everything happening around Iran, it gained a new resonance. So today, when the two sides postponed the exercises, some saw it as [...]

The Secret Extra-Judicial Killing Program Paid for By Our Tax Dollars

By: Wednesday December 28, 2011 10:33 am

On the foreign policy front, the biggest development of 2011 was not the European crisis, which could still lead to a breakup of the common currency. It was not even the Arab spring. It was the development of the new American way of war, the unaccountable, secret, shadow operation being undertaken throughout the world in [...]

US Acknowledges Irreparable Rupture in Pakistan Relationship

By: Monday December 26, 2011 6:51 am

I wrote Saturday about the Christmas drone truce, a six-week pause in aerial bombing of suspected terrorists over Pakistan, in reaction to a botched airstrike that killed 24 soldiers. Now it looks like this gesture of goodwill (as if “we won’t bomb your country” should be interpreted that way) will not salvage a robust security [...]

The Christmas Drone Truce – CIA Stops Airstrikes in Pakistan

By: Saturday December 24, 2011 8:17 am

Apparently the CIA has taken the rare step of acknowledging the sovereign rights of another country, as well as the existence of public opinion and blowback, by suspending drone attacks in Pakistan, according to the LA Times. They claim that the hiatus is in its sixth week. In an effort to mend badly frayed relations [...]

Cheney Promotes “Quick Airstrike” Over Iran to Destroy Drone

By: Tuesday December 13, 2011 2:14 pm

Sith Lord Dick Cheney emerged from his homemade bunker today to criticize the Administration for not starting an air war over Iran to go along with the shadow war already in progress: CHENEY: The right response to that would have been to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it. You can [...]

NATO Operations As Libyan Rebel Air Force Becoming Explicit in Final Days

By: Friday August 26, 2011 10:56 am

Fighting continues in Tripoli today, but the main action in Libya has moved to Sirte, the homeland of Moammar Gadhafi. Rebel units met up in Misrata to plan an attack on Sirte, and NATO planes, clearly meeting with their mission of responsibility to protect, bombed sites in Sirte. Craig Murray writes: What exactly is the [...]

Neocon Twins McCain and Graham Sad About Troubling Lack of Airstrikes In Libya In February and March

By: Monday August 22, 2011 11:35 am

Because of the reflexive “everything Obama does is wrong” strategy for Republican control of government, you have a spectacle where the President intervened in a foreign country and led to an apparent change in regime, and according to Lindsey Graham and John McCain the real problem was that we didn’t commit more resources into Libya [...]

Libyan Rebels Advance Toward Tripoli

By: Thursday July 7, 2011 12:12 pm

In the midst of all this damaging of the safety net, I would be remiss in not noticing the endgame in the Libya civil war, as rebels creep ever closer to Tripoli for a final showdown. NATO certainly sees a moment of opportunity, as they have stepped up air attacks. The fact that this has [...]

Libyan Rebels Backtrack on Promise to Allow Gadhafi to “Retire” Inside Country

By: Tuesday July 5, 2011 10:36 am

The Libyan rebels either are or are not engaged in talks with the Gadhafi regime, depending upon whether you believe their actions or their denials. The rebels started with support for the African Union plan to open negotiations Libya, without Gadhafi’s involvement. In exchange for the talks on Libya’s future, the AU asked that the [...]

France’s Distribution of Weapons to Libyan Rebels Causes Outcry

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 6:50 am

France’s admission that they provided weapons to the Libyan rebels isn’t very surprising. It is potentially a violation of the UN mandate, and that’s why a top commander of the rebels is refuting the report. But a spokesman for the French armed forces confirmed it. A French military spokesperson later described the arms as “light [...]

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