Category anti-War

Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin Responds To John McCain Calling Her ‘Low Life Scum’ | Crooks and Liars

Despite warnings by senior US officials that thousands of Chileans were being tortured and slaughtered, then Secretary of State Kissinger told Pinochet, “You did a great service to the West in overthrowing Allende.” Rather than calling peaceful protesters “despicable”, perhaps Senator McCain should have used that term to describe Kissinger’s role in the brutal 1975 […]

CIA Tortured People on British Territory / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

“No one has indicated there was a detention site there, not in so many words,” Wilkerson told VICE. “What they indicated is that interrogations took place there.” “What I heard was more along the lines of using it as a transit location when perhaps other places were full or other places were deemed too dangerous […]

Japan condemns apparent IS execution, demands release of remaining hostage – International – World – Ahram Online

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga condemned what he said was “a video showing what appears to be a murdered Japanese, Mr. Haruna Yukawa, as well as Mr. Kenji Goto.” Relevant government ministers would meet to discuss the situation as the government gathers information, Suga told reporters, declining to take questions. Reuters could not independently verify […]

As Fighting Intensifies, U.S. Troops to Train Ukrainian National Guard / Sputnik US – News, Opinion, Radio

The U.S. State Department aims “to assist Ukraine in strengthening its law enforcement capabilities, conduct internal defense, and maintain rule of law” Pentagon spokeswoman Lt. Col. Vanessa Hillman told Defense News. The training mission comes at a time when fighting around the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk between government forces and anti-Kiev separatists rages on. Rebels plan to expand battles for new territory, […]

FOCUS | French Government’s Response to Paris Shooting Echoes U.S. Response to 9/11

The French lawmaker’s lone stance was reminiscent of U.S. senator Russ Feingold’s solitary vote against the Patriot Act, accompanied by his prescient warning about how the act would allow the government to “compel the disclosure of the personal records of anyone.” Following the Paris murders, there has been discussion in France about creating its own […]

Noam Chomsky: Only one thing will make Israel change course | Israeli Occupation Archive

Since November 2005 the terms of these agreements have remained essentially the same. The regular pattern is for Israel to disregard whatever agreement is in place, while Hamas observes it—as Israel has conceded—until a sharp increase in Israeli violence elicits a Hamas response, followed by even fiercer brutality. These escalations are called “mowing the lawn” […]

Nederlandse luchtaanval op rebellen Mali | Buitenland | de Volkskrant

In een verklaring benadrukt Minusma dat er eerst waarschuwingsschoten zijn gelost in de richting van het voertuig van waaruit de beschieting op de blauwhelmen werd geleid. Toen daar niet op werd gereageerd en de beschietingen doorgingen, maakten de gevechtshelikopters het voertuig onschadelijk. Minusma betreurt dat er niet werd gereageerd op de waarschuwingsschoten en dat gevechten […]

Civilians in Yemen Killed by CIA Drone Strikes & Covert Ops Far Outnumber Victims of Paris Terror Attack – The Constantine Report

Confirmed US drone strikes: 59-69 Total reported killed: 287-423 Civilians reported killed: 24-71 Children reported killed: 6 Reported injured: 74-185 Possible extra US drone strikes: 87-106 Total reported killed: 306-486 Civilians reported killed: 24-47 Children reported killed: 6-8 Reported injured: 79-110 All other US covert operations: 12-77 Total reported killed: 144-377 Civilians reported killed: 59-88 […]

The FBI Considered Recruiting an American Blogger Later Killed in a Drone Strike | VICE News

“A secondary goal is to determine if Khan is being directed by a higher authority/authorities to do so,” states one of the documents in the FBI file, dated October 2, 2008. “If the investigation does determine that Khan is influencing or has influenced anyone to commit an act of terror, the FBI will disrupt Khan, […]

​ISIS releases video of boy brutally executing 2 hostages — RT News

The video, posted online Tuesday, shows two men being interrogated, presumably by Islamic militants. The questioning is taking place in Russian, with English subtitles. Both prisoners allege having ties to the FSB on camera.The video then cuts to show the men kneeling in a field, with an armed boy and a bearded man standing behind […]

en.alalam.ir : Involvement of Saudi, Jordan in Backing ISIL in Iraq is Proven by the Documents found

The ISIL militants control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They have engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control, including mass murdering local civilians as well as captured army and security officers while terrorizing people from diverse communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. via: http://en.alalam.ir/ —  Involvement of Saudi, Jordan […]

Harper’s Plan Means Canada Will Be Associated With War Crimes Instead of Peacekeeping | Mark Taliano

Author, poet, academic, and former Canadian diplomat Prof. Peter Dale Scott recently disclosed a wikileaks cable indicating that the International Republican Institute (IRI), an off-shoot of the CIA, and a subsidiary of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) helped install Stephen Harper as Canada’s Prime Minister. This was the coup. Point 12 of the cable […]

Iraqi general’s warnings about war against ISIL stands in contrast to Canadian military’s view of success in Iraq | Ottawa Citizen

Yet al-Saadi is deeply pessimistic. In a two-hour interview with The Associated Press, he said Iraq’s military lacks weapons, equipment and battle-ready troops and complained that U.S. air support was erratic. Both the military and the government remain riddled with corruption, he said. Most of the senior generals serving when the military fell apart had […]

Jordan mulls anti-IS coalition exit amid talks over seized pilot | Middle East Eye

Muaz Kasasbeh, a 26-year old lieutenant with the Jordanian air force, was engaged in a bombing raid near the eastern town Raqqa, seen as an IS stronghold in Syria, when his plane came down on 24 December. The Islamic State has claimed they had downed the plane using a heat-seeking missile after it lost altitude. […]

IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire — RT News

The attack allegedly comes in retaliation to a rocket fired from Gaza earlier in the day into an open territory near the Eshkol Regional Council. “The IDF will not permit any attempt to undermine the security and jeopardize the well being of the civilians of Israel. The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible and accountable for […]

The Weird Saga of the Other ‘Smoking Gun’ Torture Report the CIA Still Has Under Wraps | VICE News

But last week, outgoing Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, in his final speech on the Senate floor and in the wake of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s executive summary of the so called torture report, discussed the document at length. Udall called the still-secret CIA report — dubbed the Panetta Review after former CIA Director Leon Panetta — a “smoking gun.” […]

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