Autopilot Wars – Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?

Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts. First, the United States is today more or less permanently engaged in hostilities in not one faraway place, butat least seven. Second, the vast majority of the American people could not care less. Nor can it be said that we don’t care because we don’t know. True, …

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What Did Washington Achieve in its Six Year War on Syria?

Now that the defeat of ISIS in Syria appears imminent, with the Syrian army clearing out some of the last ISIS strongholds in the east, Washington’s interventionists are searching for new excuses to maintain the illegal US military presence in the country. Their original rationale for intervention has long been exposed as another lie. Remember …

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Syrian War Report – September 18, 2017: Syrian Army Crossed Euphrates River

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah, the Iraqi Army and the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are preparing for a joint advance on the ISIS border strongholds of al-Bukamal and al-Qaim. On Saturday, the Iraqi Army and the PMU launched an anti-ISIS operation in the border area, liberated the border town Akashat, the H-3 station, Akashat …

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Israel Is Getting Ready for a Major War — and No One Is Talking About It

Last week, Israel began holding its largest military drill in 20 years, and it was specifically designed to simulate a war with Hezbollah. From the Independent: “The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has deployed thousands of air, sea and land personnel to the Lebanese border for its biggest military drill in almost two decades, a show of strength designed …

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The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

[This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.] Not quite a century ago, on January 7, 1929, newspaper readers across America were captivated by a brand-new comic strip, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. It …

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Beating the Drum For a “Good” Nuclear War with North Korea

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has proven herself to be one of the most hawkish U.S. representatives to the UN, likely a reflection of the increasingly hawkish veer of the U.S. President Donald Trump, who had originally campaigned on anti-interventionism. On September 5th, following a nuclear weapon test conducted by North Korea a few days …

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Victory at Last! In America’s Wars, Failure Is the New Success

It was bloody and brutal, a true generational struggle, but give them credit. In the end, they won when so many lost. James Comey was axed. Sean Spicer went down in a heap of ashes. Anthony Scaramucci crashed and burned instantaneously. Reince Priebus hung on for dear life but was finally canned. Seven months in, …

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Islamic State Continues to Attack in Forever War

The war on terrorism is enduring. After the Barcelona massacre, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) detained two Islamic State (IS) group members who were planning to carry out attacks in Moscow’s crowded places on September 1 - the Knowledge Day. One of the suspects said he had come to Russia “to commit jihad” ordered …

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