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Tag: Interventionism
  • If only there were someone to lead Iraq

    Let me begin by sharing my background. I am a combat veteran of Iraq, having spent less than a week shy of a full year deployed from May 2005 to May 2006.  I served on a Personal Security Detail for my Battalion Commander in the area historically known as the “Triangle of Death” between the …

  • America is officially at war in Yemen as ground troops enter the country

    Well, not declared war, but you get the idea.  Military.com has this report from UPI confirming the presence of American ground troops in Yemen: A group of about 20 U.S. special forces are on the ground in Yemen, helping the government fight insurgents in the south of the country, officials say. Their work includes using high-tech …

  • Obama’s Silent Complicity in the Egyptian Crackdown

    Kristen Chick reporting on the Obama Administration’s silent complicity in the brutal crackdown of protesters at Tahrir Square by the Egyptian military: In recent months, Egypt’s military rulers have become increasingly repressive – torturing with impunity, jailing bloggers, sending more than 12,000 civilians to military tribunals, and using excessive force against protesters, killing dozens. Yet …

  • The Dangers of Libya

    As rebel fighters take the capitol city of Tripoli, we should remember the dangers of meddling in foreign affairs. The Obama administration has called for Muammar Gaddafi to step down and allow the rebels to take control of the country. We have helped the rebels to overthrow Gaddafi’s government with the assistance of NATO forces. …

  • U.S. and Allies Financing Taliban and al-Qaeda

    One of the many reasons our strategy in the Middle East is doomed to fail is that it only addresses two parts of a three- part problem (and it isn’t doing the two parts very well, either):  We’re fighting the people who executed 9/11 (al-Qaeda), we’re fighting the people who harbored the people who executed …

  • One More War: Why the Hell Not?

    Cross posted at the Antiwar.com blog. Come and check it out! A new expose from the Nation by Jeremy Scahill detailing the CIA’s same, old dirty tricks is certainly troubling. Candidate Obama assured the American public that extrajudicial actions by the CIA and Defense Department were a thing of the past. Transparency, much like hope and …

  • US Interventionism: Mapped

    Here’s a great interactive map from Mother Jones showing U.S. military presence worldwide over time (click on the image to make it work).  Hat tip to the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases.

  • Bin Laden Protesters Are Not Irrational

    Originally posted on my blog. As might have been expected, protests have erupted in the Middle East against the U.S. over the death of Osama bin Laden. Now, obviously bin Laden did some awful things and was, to one degree or another, responsible for the unwarranted death of many.  However, these protesters — though perhaps …

  • Somalian Blowback

    The NY Times reported today that Somalia has been experiencing more violent turmoil as its Shabab militant group has continued the exponential harassment of local populations “to turn Somalia into a seventh-century-style Islamic state.” What was extremely troubling, however, was “the American military providing intelligence and logistical support” for the Somali government. Although Shabab is …

  • The Face of Aid in Haiti

    Carel Pedre, a DJ from Haiti, captured this video of heavily armed UN troops overseeing food distribution in Port-au-Prince. Reuters later reported that troops fired tear gas at the crowd. Not the warm and fuzzy image of foreign aid portrayed on TV, is it?