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  • Entangling Alliances, Part 1

    This is the first of a four-part essay series hosted here on the YAL blog which will address the alliances between the US government and sponsors of international terrorism. Stay tuned for the next three parts, which will publish daily this week. Recent events in Iraq have created a furor in the media and have …

  • Speaking out against Drones

    The moments of September 11th were daunting, terrifying to the soul of the American heartland. Picture the apocalyptic scenes of horror: the dark, menacing black clouds of pungent smoke spreads to limitless boundaries, the symbol of America’s economic might collapsing unforgivingly in the streets of Manhattan, the military stealth of this country becoming vulnerable as the plane …

  • Did WW2 ever really end?

    Will the wars ever end? I often hear it stated that once the US invades a country it never withdraws its forces. Not completely. For instance, WW2 ended in 1945, but we still have troops in Japan and Germany.  The media propaganda about troop reduction seems to never end. A good number of voters in …

  • Cheap, Cheap, Cheap

    The Innocence of Muslims. Anyone who is even the least bit informed knows what it is all about: a poorly designed stick used to poke a horribly angry hornet’s nest.  If the makers of that film, a certain “Jimmy Israel” and Nakoula Basseley Nakoula,  should be congratulated for anything, it is their ability to cause a …

  • Blowback in Libya

    Last week, Libyan militants carried out an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in in the deaths of the American ambassador and three other embassy staff. There is absolutely no justification for these vile murders and the perpetrators should be brought to justice swiftly as possible. That being said, this ugly turn …

  • Liberating Syria without the Empire

    Many recent Department of Defense press releases stress the growing alarm shared by President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta, and Martin Dempsey over the continued brutality of the Assad regime in Syria.  The last time the DoD showed such “deep concern” over the deteriorating situation in any country was regarding Libya.  The concern over Libya …

  • A short and incomplete summary of why our foreign policy cannot continue as it has for the last decade.

    As is now (hopefully) increasingly common knowledge, our numerous occupations in the Middle East and Africa were not sparked by those countries attacking us.  Rather, with the possible exception of the War in Afghanistan — which has lasted an outrageously long time with huge costs of both blood and treasure, our 5+ wars are unwarranted …

  • Liberation in Libya? Sharia law and unintended consequences

    According to the United Kingdom’s Daily Telegraph, Libya’s interim leadership has declared that Sharia – the traditional Islamic code of law – will play an integral part in the country’s new judicial system. In describing the upcoming changes, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, chairman of the National Transitional Council and de facto president, stated that Sharia will be …

  • Which Countries are Most Reliant on Libya for Oil?

    (Click on the image for a larger version.) Oh look, the same countries that pushed for NATO’s war in Libya: Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The very same countries that are now staking claim in Libya’s oil wealth.

  • Americans Helped Gaddafi Cling to Power

    All the while NATO was bombing Libya and killing civilians, former American diplomat David Welch was helping Muammar Gaddafi cling to power: [Al Jazeera] found what appeared to be the minutes of a meeting between senior Libyan officials – Abubakr Alzleitny and Mohammed Ahmed Ismail – and David Welch, former assistant secretary of state under George …