Obama Reverses Pledge On US Combat Role In Afghanistan

By: Monday November 24, 2014 5:49 am

(May 2014: Obama says US combat role is over in Afghanistan, that it is time to “turn the page.”) Last May President Barack Obama announced that US forces in Afghanistan would finally be ending their combat mission and in 2015 would move to an advisory role. According to The New York Times that pledge has [...]

Is ‘Lone Wolf Terrorism’ Just Crime?

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 10:36 am

Recently two separate acts by lone attackers on government workers have been classified as “lone wolf terrorism” by law enforcement and elected officials. First was the shooting in Canada of a soldier by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau who also entered the Canadian Parliament before being shot and killed. Second was a hatchet attack on NYPD officers by [...]

IRS Seizing Funds Without Even Bringing Charges

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 7:42 am

Yet more unintended consequences from the so-called War on Drugs. According to The New York Times, the IRS has been seizing funds from small businesses and individuals without even presenting a criminal complaint using a draconian law passed to prevent drug money laundering. Under the law the IRS can seize funds that appear to be [...]

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Ask Obama To Release CIA Torture Report

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 5:43 am

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners have asked their fellow winner President Barack Obama to finally release the report on the CIA’s torture program. Despite efforts by the CIA to sabotage the report by spying on members of Congress and deleting information from their computers, a report has been completed. Now the White House [...]

Obama Admits Targeting Non-ISIS Group In Syria Bombing

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:45 am

Remember when the reason for expanding this military campaign from Iraq into Syria was because ISIS was in both countries? It wasn’t so long ago. Well, now President Obama has announced that he also targeted a non-ISIS group in Syria. Mission creep in real time. In a press statement given earlier this morning, President Obama [...]

After Media Assault Americans Believe ISIS Threat To US

By: Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:23 am

After a continual barrage of media hype surrounding a group of Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria the American people are scared that the homeland is in jeopardy. According to a CNN/ORC Poll, 45% of Americans see that ISIS is a “very serious threat to the US.” That number parallels what Americans thought of Al [...]

In Wake Of Ferguson Protests White House Will Review Militarization Of Police Programs

By: Monday August 25, 2014 7:20 am

We got the stories behind the best pictures from Ferguson from Getty photographer Scott Olson: http://t.co/50W0X0S2Dm pic.twitter.com/t7rKM4sDar — New York Magazine (@NYMag) August 20, 2014 For many in America and around the world the police crackdown on protests to a controversial police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri was their first glimpse at how militarized local US [...]

Even More Military Equipment Being Sent To Local Police Forces

By: Tuesday August 5, 2014 8:11 am

Despite crime being on a steady decline for the past decade and the threat of international terrorism being wildly overstated, local police departments are stockpiling military grade weaponry. The militarization of police forces has become such a prominent phenomenon that the ACLU now dedicates a portion of its resources to studying the trend. Community policing [...]

US Spent $7 Billion Trying To Destroy Opium Production In Afghanistan, Opium Production Soared

By: Friday July 4, 2014 6:06 am

While publicly lamenting wasteful spending, Washington gets high blowing cash on the drug war. In the case of Afghanistan and the fight against heroin, the US government spent $7 billion to eradicate poppy cultivation with no discernible effect. In fact, according to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Opium Survey opium production is [...]

Americans Think Country Lost Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

By: Friday January 31, 2014 11:11 am

According to the Buddha three things can not remain hidden long “the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Well it seems the truth is finally hitting home for most Americans as a new poll shows more see failure rather than success in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Three trillion dollars, hundreds of thousands of [...]

US Drone Strike In Pakistan Blows Up Afghanistan Peace Talks

By: Tuesday November 5, 2013 9:23 am

Though few Americans may give it much thought, the country remains at war in Afghanistan. The war has already cost the lives of 2,192 American service members with the financial costs running in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And with that expending of blood and treasure has come next to nothing in tangible results [...]

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