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AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-20 - Original post - cached version

ISIS attacked a group of shepherds in Kirkuk province.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Six Killed; Shepherds Attacked appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

The summer of 2019 saw a series of events in Hong Kong beginning with two massive demonstrations that called for the withdrawal of the Extradition Bill to Macao, Taiwan and Mainland China. The demonstrations were peaceful and the bill was quickly "suspended" and labeled "dead" by the Hong Kong...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. I hate to say I told you so, but well … as predicted, in the wake of Trump’s commanded military withdrawal from northeast Syria, the once U.S.-backed Kurds cut a deal with the Assad regime. (And Vice President Mike Pence has now brokered a five-day...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-19 - Original post - cached version

Turkey conducted air operations in northern Iraq.

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

Judith Curry - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

By Nic Lewis

The recently published open-access paper “How accurately can the climate sensitivity to CO2 be estimated from historical climate change?” by Gregory et al.[i] makes a number of assertions, many uncontentious but others in my view unjustified, misleading or definitely...

Stop Nato - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Italian writers on war and militarism

Pietro Aretino: Proper task, the giving of a beginning to peace and an end to wars

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Pietro Aretino
From his letters
Translated by Samuel...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim “we have abandoned our allies”. They question “how can America be trusted?” They say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a “gift” to Russia, Iran, and Assad…. even ISIS. It is true that the policy of US/NATO interventionism is...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? On September 26, Abbas took on the...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-18 - Original post - cached version

"Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East," proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: "Russia’s status as the undisputed power-broker in the Middle East was cemented as Vladimir Putin continued a triumphant tour of capitals traditionally allied to the US." "...

Climate Audit - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

A guest post by Nic Lewis

The recently published open-access paper “How accurately can the climate sensitivity to CO2 be estimated from historical climate change?” by Gregory et al.[i] makes a number of assertions, many uncontentious but others in my view unjustified, misleading or...

Stop Nato - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Italian writers on war and militarism

Pietro Aretino: Overjoyed at statue of Peace and her flames burning up arms of war

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Pietro Aretino
From his letters
Translated by Samuel...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

Sadly, the antiwar and anti-national security state inclinations of American liberals and progressives have weakened since the days of President George W. Bush. Partisan incentives during Barack Obama’s presidency combined with the FBI-CIA-Democratic Party-media plot to falsely accuse President...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

The decades-long struggle by tens of thousands of Israelis against being uprooted from their homes – some for the second or third time – should be proof enough that Israel is not the western-style liberal democracy it claims to be. Last week 36,000 Bedouin – all of them Israeli citizens –...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

Mainstream media are taking occasional breaks from 24/7 impeachment coverage this month to lambaste the Trump Administration for abandoning our Syrian Kurdish allies at the insistence of Turkey’s despotic rulers. Since the original withdrawal announcement, Administration policy has taken on a...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-17 - Original post - cached version

A Kurdish journalist and his wife, a former anchor, were killed along with their young son.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Seven Killed, Including Kurdish Journalists appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Writing about his visit to the world’s largest weapons bazaar, held in London in October, journalist Arron Merat describes reading the slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: "Strike With Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs – produced in factories in the United States...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Syria has been turned into the most wretched of neighborhoods on the planet by Washington’s neocons and liberal interventionists. From its pre-2011 population of 23 million, more than 6.7 million have fled to countries such as Lebanon (1 million), Jordan (700,000), Turkey (3.6 million), Europe...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-16 - Original post - cached version

South Korean President Moon Jae-in did something very unusual in early October for a leader who once deemed the Korean peace process among the highest priorities of his administration: He promoted the very fighter jets that North Korea says undermine diplomacy. President Moon was on hand to...

Liberty Blitzkrieg - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, along with co-conspirators in the UK and Australia, recently wrote a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting he not move forward with a plan to implement end-to-end encryption across Facebook's messaging services. A draft of the letter was published...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

To be clear, what follows is not an endorsement of a continued US military presence in Syria. There is, however, a difference between President Donald Trump attempting to fulfill a campaign promise to end American involvement in wars that have cost so much in blood and treasure and giving the...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria. Yet that withdrawal was as inevitable as were its consequences. A thousand U.S. troops and their Kurdish allies were not going to dominate indefinitely the entire...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

When President Trump Tweeted last week that “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous endless wars,” adding that the US would be withdrawing from Syria, Washington went into a panic. Suddenly Republicans, Democrats, the media, the think tanks, and the war industry all discovered and...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

"Farm boys with guns." That’s how then Captain Sjursen described average Taliban fighters while serving in Kandahar province. I was speaking to a Reuters reporter that shadowed me for a few days – since I was a New Yorker – to mark the then 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks way back in 2011....

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-15 - Original post - cached version

Another ammunition dump was set on fire causing the ammo to explode. This has happened several times in the last two years.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Six Killed; Another Ammo Dump Explodes appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Need To Know News - 2019-10-14 - Original post - cached version

Last Friday, Iran's National Oil Company reported that explosions ignited a fire on one of its tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Following the news of the attack against Iran, the US announced that it will send 3,000 ground troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to “...

Mohamed Omar - 2019-10-14 - Original post - cached version

Idag den 14 oktober är det 36 år sedan Cyndi Lauper släppte sitt album ”She’s so unusual” 1983. Det är Laupers debutalbum som soloartist. Men redan 1980 släppte hon ett album med gruppen Blue Angel där hon var sångerska. Det är bra, men sålde dåligt av någon anledning. Tiden var väl inte...

Gail Malone - 2019-10-14 - Original post - cached version

From my 2014 trip to Syria and Iran

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0KeZ4Gbc09LMnRTdHNiVENyQU0/preview

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-14 - Original post - cached version

Turn on any US cable news network or click on any mainstream media news story about the Turkish offensive in Syria and you’ll see lots of worrying about civilian casualties. On the first day of the Turkish campaign, all the major networks covered the mass exodus of Kurds facing imminent bombing...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Random violence killed seven across eastern and northern Iraq.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Seven Killed in Random Attacks, Strikes appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Stop Nato - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Italian writers on war and militarism

Torquato Tasso: War’s devouring minister, the sword

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Torquato Tasso
From Jerusalem Delivered
Translated by J. H. Wiffen

“But, Father,...

Mohamed Omar - 2019-10-12 - Original post - cached version

Från filmen 1960

När jag letade efter någon svensk historia att läsa för barnen på halloween, så hittade jag ett kapitel i Alla vi barn i Bullerbyn som jag tycker passar. Boken kom ut 1946 och är den första av Astrid Lindgrens böcker om Bullerbyn.

Den halloweenesqua episoden heter...

Stop Nato - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

Distinguished Austrian novelist, playwright, poet and essayist Peter Handke has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature along with Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.

Western news sources are uniformly reporting on this by attacking and highlighting others’ attacks on the recipient in...

Webster Tarpley Website - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Thursday, October 10, 2019 Duo of Trump-Giuliani Fixers Nabbed by FBI as They Sought to Flee U.S. Via Dulles Airport: Russian-Born Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman Are Accused by Feds of Campaign Finance Violations Involving...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

Originally posted at TomDispatch. Thanks to the looming impeachment crisis, the already Trumpian news cycle – the media has dealt with The Donald as no human being in history – is reaching a bizarre crescendo. And so is a president who seems to spend most of his White House time watching TV and...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

This article originally appeared at TruthDig. The man is so beautifully bland. In fact, I’d wager that only a tiny segment of Americans could name the current Secretary of Defense – and far fewer could pick him out of a lineup. Perhaps that’s the point. President Trump, a celebrity ham, has...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

ISIS militants conducted an attack on civlians, then on security forces, in Khanaqin.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: 16 Killed; Double Attack in Diyala appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-11 - Original post - cached version

Just when you think the Donald has lost his marbles completely, he pulls a rabbit of rationality out of the hat of Imperial Washington’s Forever Wars madness. We are referring, of course, to his sensible decision to decline the opportunity to put American soldiers in harms’ way in an impending...

Stop Nato - 2019-10-10 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Italian writers on war and militarism

Baldassare Castiglione: Sabine peace

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Baldassare Castiglione
From The Book of the Courtier
Translated by Leonard Eckstein Opdyke

“...

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

On August 20, Heba Ahmed al-Labadi fell into the dark hole of the Israeli legal system, joining 413 Palestinian prisoners who are currently held in so-called administrative detention. On September 26, Heba and seven other prisoners declared a hunger strike to protest their unlawful detention and...

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

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a report in September, claiming the National Rifle Association (NRA) acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election. The 77-page minority report released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) focuses on a 2015 NRA delegation to Russia,...

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

Protests tapered off, but news of ISIS activity returned to the forefront.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: 25 Killed; Protests Taper Off appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

Liberty Blitzkrieg - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
- Maya Angelou

If nothing else, one silver lining to Donald Trump's election is the exposure of establishment types, whether Democratic or Republican, for what they really are. We now recognize that there's...

Stop Nato - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Italian writers on war and militarism

Baldassare Castiglione: Leaders must prepare their people for peace, not war

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Baldassare Castiglione
From The Book of the Courtier
Translated...

Need To Know News - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

All meat served at public schools in Dearborn, Michigan, now is Halal, which is compliant with Sharia law. Halal food adheres to Sharia law because of the way in which animals are slaughtered. According to the 2010 census, Dearborn has the largest Muslim population in the United States.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

The Iraqi government announced that 165 people were killed during recent protest-related violence.

The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Nine Killed; Protest Total Tops 165 Dead appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

In March of 2018, US president Donald Trump promised “we’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon.” That December, he issued an order to begin withdrawing US troops. Apparently the order never got executed. Most of a year later, US forces remain. Now Trump and his opponents are arguing over...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

Earlier this week, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres gave a monologue justifying the time she spent with George W. Bush at a football game. In response to some outrage and annoyance over their friendly association, DeGeneres said a lot of very nice, very hollow words about disagreements not ruining...

Webster Tarpley Website - 2019-10-09 - Original post - cached version

United Front Against Austerity|Tax Wall Street Party American System Network|Tuesday, October 8, 2019 WaPo Poll Finds 58% for Impeachment Inquiry, 49% for Conviction and Removal; 18% of Republicans Support Removal, a Fatal Blow to Base Turnout Strategy Opinion by New York Federal District Judge...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-08 - Original post - cached version

The backstage struggle between the Bush interventionists and the America-firsters who first backed Donald Trump for president just exploded into open warfare, which could sunder the Republican Party. At issue is Trump’s decision to let the Turkish army enter Northern Syria, to create a corridor...

AntiWar.com Original Content - 2019-10-08 - Original post - cached version

First, the (mostly) good news: President Trump appears poised, finally, to end the US military mission in Northeast Syria. The move would constitute the first actual follow-through on the promises of candidate Trump to avoid "stupid" and terminate "endless" Mideast wars. That’s no small thing....

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