Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

Through the ‘War on Terror’ Looking Glass

The Airwars.org U.K.-based monitoring group reports that 41 U.S-led air strikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria killed at least 296 civilians during the week after the chemical weapons incident on April 4. U.S. cruise missiles reportedly killed another nine civilians in villages near the Shayrat airbase that was targeted on April 7th. But the fragmentary reports compiled by Airwars.org can only reveal a fraction of…

America Must Start Looking How to End All the Wars It has Started

America Must Start Looking How to End All the Wars It has Started

War-whoops and loud applause from foreign policy establishments and their media supporters have greeted President Trump’s missile strike in Syria, the dropping of the world’s largest non-nuclear bomb on Afghanistan and the dispatch of a naval task force in the direction of North Korea. This spurt in belligerence over the last week has as much…

India Strengthens Defence Ties with Bangladesh

India Strengthens Defence Ties with Bangladesh

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina concluded a four-day trip to India last week—her first visit since 2010—during which she signed a range of defence and other agreements to strengthen relations between the two countries. India, backed by the US, is keen to undermine its regional rival China’s growing influence in Bangladesh. Last June, Indian Prime…

Trump Invades Somalia

Trump Invades Somalia

Bookmakers must be wondering how many wars he’ll wage during his tenure. He continues Bush/Cheney/Obama wars, escalated them in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, likely intends more combat troops for Afghanistan, threatens nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, and targets Somalia for the first time since US forces were withdrawn in 1994. Sending dozens, perhaps scores,…

The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

The Problem is Washington, Not North Korea

Washington has never made any effort to conceal its contempt for North Korea. In the 64 years since the war ended, the US has done everything in its power to punish, humiliate and inflict pain on the Communist country. Washington has subjected the DPRK to starvation,  prevented its government from accessing foreign capital and markets, strangled its economy with crippling economic sanctions,…