Which “War Torn” Country? – U.S. Slaughter in Somalia, Yemen and Syria

Which “War Torn” Country? – U.S. Slaughter in Somalia, Yemen and Syria

Another MASSACRE: 31 #Somali refugees killed by Saudi Airstrike near western coast of #Yemen as they were fleeing war torn country. pic.twitter.com/niY66MoXn4 — Yemen Post Newspaper (@YemenPostNews) March 17, 2017 When I saw the above tweet this morning I wondered which “war torn” country those Somalis were fleeing from when they were murdered. The tweet…

US Escalating Covert War in Somalia

US Escalating Covert War in Somalia

The Obama administration has covertly deployed hundreds of US troops to Somalia to wage a secret war in the impoverished East African country alongside private contractors and soldiers from African allied states, a New York Times article revealed Sunday. Under the pretext of protecting US and African troops from terrorists in the al-Shabaab Islamist militia,…

Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia in 2012. About 200 to 300 American Special Operations troops work with soldiers from African nations to carry out raids, senior American military officials said.Reuters

The New U.S. Way Of War

A recommendable New York Times piece looks at the mostly hidden way the U.S. is now waging wars. The example is Somalia, where the U.S. has been at war with the people of that country for over 25 years. But, as the authors note, the same modus operandi applies elsewhere. The Obama administration has intensified…

From Pakistan to Somalia: Britain’s Seven Covert Wars

From Pakistan to Somalia: Britain’s Seven Covert Wars

Britain is fighting at least seven covert wars in the Middle East and North Africa, outside of any democratic oversight or control. Whitehall has in effect gone underground, with neither parliament nor the public being allowed to debate, scrutinise or even know about these wars. To cover themselves, Ministers are now often resorting to lying…

The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky behind the 9/11 Memorial on September 10, 2014.

Fifteen Years After 9/11, Neverending War

In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when Congress voted to authorize military force against the people who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” the hijackings, few Americans could have imagined the resulting manhunt would span from West Africa all the way to the Philippines, and would outlast two two-term presidents. Today, U.S….