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AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-28 - Original post - cached version

Justin Raimondo, former editorial director and co-founder of Antiwar.com, is dead at 67. He died at his home in Sebastopol, California, with his husband, Yoshinori Abe, by his side. He had been diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer in October 2017. Justin co-founded Antiwar.com with Eric Garris...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

This is just wanton shit-faced stupidity. We are referring to the Trump Administration’s escalation of sanctions on Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei and its foreign minister, and then the Donald’s tweet-storm of bluster, threats and implicit redlines when they didn’t take too kindly to this latest act...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Originally published Apr 19, 2003 Historical Revision Outflanked One of the noteworthy features of the very late 20th and very early 21st centuries is the way in which everything that was once an historical accusation has become a defense. Thus, if on the evidence, FDR had a really good idea...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Originally published March 19, 2003Over 15 years ago, in March 2003 as Iraq War II was cranking up, Justin wrote a column so crystalline and poignant in its cry of the heart – and mind – entitled “Shine, Perishing Republic” that we are running it again today. It is chilling to read and a bit …...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

On June 21, President Donald Trump informed the world (via tweet) that after getting US forces “cocked and loaded” to carry out strikes on Iranian targets the night before, he had canceled those strikes at the last minute rather than prospectively kill 150 people. “Not proportionate,” he wrote...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Federal Police and ISIS militants were killed in Kirkuk operations today.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Kirkuk Operations Turn Deadly; 16 Killed Across Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

After a week of high drama in which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated the Trump administration was preparing for war with Iran, President Trump sought to end the war crisis, at least for now, by declining to retaliate against Iran over what he called “very minor” attacks. Trump canceled a...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Visualizing 150 Iranian dead from a missile strike that he had ordered, President Donald Trump recoiled and canceled the strike, a brave decision and defining moment for his presidency. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, John Bolton and Vice President Mike Pence had signed off on the strike on Iran...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

President Trump did the smart thing last week by calling off a US airstrike on Iran over the downing of an American spy drone near or within Iranian territorial waters. According to press reports, the president overruled virtually all his top advisors – Bolton, Pompeo, and Haspel – who all...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-25 - Original post - cached version

Multiple operations left over a dozen militants dead.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Fresh Anti-ISIS Operations; 24 Killed Across Country appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Among several attacks was the assassination of a tribal elder.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Shammar Elder Assassinated; 11 Killed Across Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

The Donald made the right call. Now that’s a rare statement. Calling off – or at least delaying – a military strike on Iran was prudent. Nevertheless, there was something deeply unsettling about the whole thing. The system is broken, perhaps irreparably. The president never even considered...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

Since 2015, the civil war between the Saudi-backed Hadi government and Houthi rebels supported by Iran has killed nearly a hundred thousand Yemenis. Many more have been left impoverished, without access to necessities like food and water. As with most conflicts, no side is blameless. But the...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-24 - Original post - cached version

A state of de facto annexation already exists on the ground in most of the occupied West Bank. Almost two-thirds of the Palestinian territory, including most of its most fertile and resource-rich land, is under full Israeli control. About 400,000 Jewish settlers living there enjoy the full...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-22 - Original post - cached version

Not a day goes by without the Trump administration imposing a new challenge on us, the Iranian people. Those who think that the travel ban has been the hardest obstacle for Iranians need to catch up with latest foreign policy developments. Encouraged by Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisers,...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-22 - Original post - cached version

Someone attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. The Trump administration wants the world to believe that Iran is the culprit. Yet there is no serious evidence that Tehran was behind the attacks on the Norwegian and Japanese ships. Not only is there no proof of Iranian involvement...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-22 - Original post - cached version

A bomber strike at the gate of a mosque in Baghdad.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Baghdad Mosque Bombed; 44 Killed or Found Dead appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

The White House’s prolonged financial bullying of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Palestinians’ government-in-waiting, has reached the point where there are now credible warnings that it is close to collapse. The crisis has offered critics further proof of the administration’s seemingly...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Yes, they’re now known as the “greatest generation,” while the generation that followed them is sometimes referred to as the “silent” one. In my own limited experience, however, those World War II vets, the ones I knew anyway, were remarkably silent about their...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-21 - Original post - cached version

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. He was the first duly elected president in the Arab world and the first in Egyptian history. Now Mohammed Morsi is dead, collapsing on June 17 in his glass cage during his show trial in Cairo—a victim, it seems, of criminal negligence during a brutal...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

Recent weeks have seen tensions between the United States and Iran soar, initially after a May 2019 incident in which four commercial vessels were struck in the Gulf of Oman (two Saudi oil tankers, one Norwegian and an Emirati ship), ebb thereafter and escalate yet again when a similar attack...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

The United Nations’ World Refugee Day, observed annually on June 20, should not merely represent a reminder of "the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence." It should also be an...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

In the last week, the realities of US foreign policy have been exposed by a leaked audio tape, a leak about a US attack on the Russian electrical grid, and US attempts to extradite Julian Assange. All the information points to a foreign policy that violates international law and standards,...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-20 - Original post - cached version

A fourth attack on foreign installations took place.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Attacks on Foreign Targets Continue; Six Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

When Israeli prime ministers are in trouble, facing difficult elections or a corruption scandal, the temptation has typically been for them to unleash a military operation to bolster their standing. In recent years, Gaza has served as a favorite punching bag. Benjamin Netanyahu is confronting...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

The United Nations has designated June 20 World Refugee Day. Like other designated international days, the goal is to raise global awareness and to foster a sense of responsibility for the approximately 70 million people driven from their homes due to war, violence and persecution. On June 20,...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-19 - Original post - cached version

Earlier this month Congresswoman and 2020 presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard hosted a town hall in New York City, one of the many Democrats hoping to make a run against President Trump. What sets Gabbard apart from the other Democrats is she decided to make foreign policy her central issue on...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

CrowdStrike, the controversial cybersecurity firm that the Democratic National Committee chose over the FBI in 2016 to examine its compromised computer servers, never produced an un-redacted or final forensic report for the government because the FBI never required it to, the Justice Department...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

President Donald Trump cannot want war with Iran. Such a war, no matter how long, would be fought in and around the Persian Gulf, through which a third of the world’s seaborne oil travels. It could trigger a worldwide recession and imperil Trump’s reelection. It would widen the "forever war,"...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

While the mystery of who is responsible for sabotaging the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman remains unsolved, it is clear that the Trump administration has been sabotaging Iranian oil shipments since May 2, when it announced its intention to “bring Iran’s oil exports to zero, denying the regime...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Maybe they did; maybe they didn’t. That’s not the point. Even if Iran did attack a couple tankers in the Gulf of Oman – as the Trump team assures us it did – there’s no reason for a war. As I’ve written repeatedly, war with the Islamic Republic would be ill-advised, illegal, and immoral. It …...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-18 - Original post - cached version

Operations in Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces left almost two dozen militants dead.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Anti-ISIS Air Strikes; 23 Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

A main issue with wars, indeed Sun Tzu’s first admonition, is that war should be a last resort, not the first as Washington seems to favor. Because one never knows where wars lead once they start. The fear is that Iran, once the United States attacks it, will be faced with the Hobson’s choice...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

In the present era of 24/7 "breaking news", the journalistic information intermediated by the internet and the cable networks has largely been reduced to noise, devoid of signal. Or at least any historical context beyond the here and now. The currently threatened escalation of Washington’s...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-17 - Original post - cached version

More Turkish strikes in northern Iraq.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> PKK Targeted in Turkish Strikes; Seven Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Operation Claw continues in northern Iraq.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Turkish anti-PKK Operation Continues; Five Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

President Donald Trump won’t go to war with Iran. That was the prediction of Russian experts I interviewed in Moscow during the height of the US-Iran crisis in May. They were right. To date, Trump has threatened military action against North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran. But,  while he has caused...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

The New York Times Thursday morning has bad news for one of its favorite anonymous sources, former CIA Director John Brennan. The Times reports that the Justice Department plans to interview senior CIA officers to focus on the allegation that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

"History is repeating itself, and with a vengeance," John Dean told the judiciary committee, drawing a parallel between Watergate, which brought down Richard Nixon, and "Russiagate" which has bedeviled Donald Trump. But what strikes this veteran of Nixon’s White House is not the similarities but...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Arson at Iraqi farms is leaving casualties.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Crop Fires Leave More Casualties; Eight Killed Across Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

Americans increasingly view Muslims as a threat to their security, especially Republicans.  According to a Pew Charitable Forum survey in 2017, 65 percent of Republicans believe there is a "natural conflict between Islam and democracy." Amusingly, 56 percent of Americans polled by CivicScience...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-13 - Original post - cached version

A small arms attack and a crop fire left casualties.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Four Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

In a TV interview on June 2, on the news docuseries "Axios" on the HBO channel, Jared Kushner opened up regarding many issues, in which his "Deal of the Century" was a prime focus. The major revelation made by Kushner, President Donald Trump’s adviser and son-in-law, was least surprising....

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

"Liberty tends inevitably to lead to the just equivalence of services, to bring greater and greater equality, to raise all men up to the same, constantly rising standard of living, […] it is not property that we should blame for the sad spectacle of grievous inequality that the world once again...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-12 - Original post - cached version

Casualties occured in a Baghdad grenade attack.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Grenade attack in Baghdad; Six Killed Across Country appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) found himself in hot water recently over comments he made in defense of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who faces war crimes charges over his alleged conduct while serving in combat overseas. Gallagher is charged with stabbing a 15 year old ISIS member while in custody, of...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

The influential Council on Foreign Relations has released a remarkable special report by longtime diplomat Robert Blackwill entitled “Trump’s Foreign Policies are Better Than They Seem.” The report singles out Trump for praise because he identified China as a threat to the United States in...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-11 - Original post - cached version

It’s a matter of principles over personalities. Whether one loves or hates Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange is besides the point. The First Amendment freedom of the press is at stake now. In this case the government’s tool for oppression is the Espionage Act, an archaic relic from America’s...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-10 - Original post - cached version

Kurdish authorities announced civilian casualties in recent Turkish strikes.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Civilian Casualties in Turkish Strikes; Nine Killed Across Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-06-09 - Original post - cached version

A series of small attacks occurred northeast of Baghdad.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup:</I> Spate of Attacks North of Baghdad; 17 Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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