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What mission accomplished? More questions than answers after Syria bombing

Starting as night was turning into morning in Syria on Friday, April 13th, 103 missiles rained down on three targets in that country. The destinations of the strikes were located in the capital, Damascus and the it’s 3rd largest city, Homs. All three were said by representatives of the United States, France and the UK …

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6 Big Questions to Ask About the Latest Western Bombing of Syria

What do we really know? A friend writes from Damascus – ‘the ground is shaking’. It was 4am Damascus time. Our messages go back and forth. He says that he can see the tracers from the missiles and from the anti-aircraft fire. ‘This is not THE big strike’, he writes. He means that the United …

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Are we leaving Syria, or on the cusp of bombing it? At this point it’s anybody’s guess.

Prior to the Trump era, the primary duty of Sunday news-watchers was to keep an eye on the Sunday shows to see which conservative (and it was always a conservative; liberals on the Sunday shows are as fleeting as cherry blossoms) said the most outrageous or, more commonly patently false thing. During this new Trumpocene, …

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Texas Television Station Slurs Austin Bombing Victim in Closed Captioning

The ABC affiliate has publicly apologized for identifying Draylen Mason as "this monkey." A Texas television station has cut ties with a vendor after closed captioning used racist language to insult a black victim of the Austin bomber. Local ABC affiliate KVUE-TV reported Tuesday night on the death of 17-year-old Draylen Mason, who was identified …

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Trump Sets Deadly Precedent by Hiding Rationale for Bombing Syria

Our president must be restrained before he does the same thing for North Korea. Pressure is mounting as the Trump administration continues to refuse to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017, despite increased scrutiny from Democratic senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) wrote a letter to Secretary …

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Tillerson on North Korea: ‘We don’t know precisely how much time is left’ until the bombing starts

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is, allegedly, one of the grownups in the administration. He also plainly doesn’t know what the hell he is doing, is gleefully sabotaged by Donald Trump at every turn, is handcuffed by a White House incapable of filling staff positions, and has been rendered largely impotent in international relations due …

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The U.S. Bombing Campaign Against ‘Taliban Heroin Labs’ Is Bad Drug War Theater

Click here for reuse options! Feel-good macho posturing in Afghanistan isn't likely to end well. On the night of November 19, small-time Afghan opium trader Hajji Habibullah finished his day's business at the local opium bazaar in Musa Qala, in Helmand province, and headed home to his family. He never saw the sunrise. Helmand province …

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Men Accused of Plotting Kansas Mosque Bombing Demand Jury of Trump Voters: Report

The defense is pulling out all the stops to get its clients off. The Associated Press, via ABC News, reports that attorneys for defendants argued on Friday that it would be wrong to only pick jurors from a pool of urban residents because they could be prejudiced against the defendants for political reasons. In fact, the attorneys …

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Saudi bombing and blockade are devastating Yemen, and Yemenis know the US bears responsibility

SANAA, YEMEN – Two years of the U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen has caused a disastrous humanitarian situation in the poorest Arab country. The conflict is increasingly stoking anti-American sentiment among Yemenis, many of whom see the U.S. government as a killer using Saudi hands. The conflict began in 2015, when President Abed Rabbo Mansour …

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