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[l] at 1/21/21 10:00pm

On January 11, the Israeli Lod District Court ruled against a Palestinian filmmaker, Mahmoud Bakri, ordering him to pay hefty compensation to an Israeli soldier who was accused, along with the Israeli military, of carrying out war crimes in April 2002, in the Palestinian Jenin refugee camp located in the northern occupied West Bank. The … Continue reading "Fearing the Palestinian Narrative: Why Israel Banned Jenin Jenin"

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[l] at 1/21/21 10:00pm

In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder created "The Massacre of the Innocents," a provocative masterpiece of religious art. The painting reworks a biblical narrative about King Herod’s order to slaughter all newborn boys in Bethlehem for fear that a messiah had been born there. Bruegel’s painting situates the atrocity in a contemporary setting, a 16th … Continue reading "About Suffering: A Massacre of the Innocents in Yemen"

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[l] at 1/21/21 10:00pm

Originally posted at TomDispatch. More than 19 years ago, the U.S. launched the air war that would become the ground invasion and “liberation” of Afghanistan. More than 17 years ago, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld declared “major combat” over in that country with just 8,000 US troops still stationed there. Approximately nine years after that, … Continue reading "Peering Into a Forever-War Crystal Ball"

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[l] at 1/21/21 9:55pm

A major bombing took place in the capital.

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[l] at 1/20/21 10:00pm

When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he included in it a list of the colonists’ grievances with the British government. Notably absent were any complaints that the British government infringed upon the freedom of speech. In those days, public speech was as acerbic as it is today. If words were aimed at Parliament, … Continue reading "Does the First Amendment Restrain Big Tech?"

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[l] at 1/20/21 10:00pm

Interviewed by Mrs. Clinton Monday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi eagerly rose to the bait when Clinton spoke of "her concerns that the outgoing commander-in-chief was compromised by the Kremlin". Setting the stage, Clinton expressed the hope that "we’ll find out who he [Trump] is beholden to, "who pulls his strings". Clinton added ominously: "I would love … Continue reading "Round Up the Usual Suspects; Don’t Forget Putin"

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[l] at 1/20/21 10:00pm

For more than a decade, a handful of former Israeli politicians and US diplomats identified with what might be termed the “peace process industry” have intermittently warned that, without a two-state solution, Israel is in danger of becoming an “apartheid state”. The most notable among them include Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert, two former Israeli … Continue reading "Israel Is Losing the Fight To Obscure Its Apartheid Character"

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[l] at 1/19/21 10:00pm

The attempt to reverse a democratic election in a classic quiet coup in America has now turned ugly and noisy. On the very same day as Joe Biden condemned the coup, he nominated Victoria Nuland as under secretary of state for political affairs: the same Victoria Nuland who clumsily revealed in a captured call that … Continue reading "The Inconvenience of Democracy: Pre-emptive Coups"

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[l] at 1/19/21 10:00pm

Jake Sullivan, President Joe Biden’s newly appointed National Security Adviser, began issuing orders to Russia two days before his installation. Sullivan urged Moscow to release Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader arrested on his return to Russia on Sunday. Insisted Sullivan: "The Kremlin’s attacks on Mr. Navalny are not just a violation of human rights, but … Continue reading "As Joe Biden Takes Over, Washington Is in Desperate Need of a Little Foreign Policy Humility"

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[l] at 1/19/21 10:00pm

Medical apartheid is moving at full speed in Palestine. Israel has refused an informal request from the World Health Organization (WHO) to immediately make COVID-19 vaccines available to Palestinian medical workers to avert a health disaster, citing shortages of jabs for their own citizens. The specified reason does not hold water. The Israeli government has … Continue reading "Medical Apartheid in Palestine"

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[l] at 1/18/21 10:00pm

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Times, in 2015, former US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, vehemently denied that exporting democracy to Iraq was the main motive behind the US invasion of that Arab country 12 years earlier. Rumsfeld further alleged that "the idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to … Continue reading "By ‘Force and Fraud’: Is This the End of the US Democracy Doctrine?"

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[l] at 1/18/21 10:00pm

Long before he played various roles in the Obama administration, Robert Berschinski was described as among the “rarest of creatures.” For starters, he was an R.O.T.C. cadet at an Ivy League school – Yale – on September 11, 2001, at a time when graduates of elite universities have been conspicuously absent from the military’s ranks. … Continue reading "ISIS-Africa Alarmism: Brought to You Context-Free by Defense Analysts"

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[l] at 1/18/21 10:00pm

With the mainstream media still obsessing about the January 6th “violent coup attempt” at the US Capitol Building, the incoming Biden Administration looks to be chock full of actual purveyors of violent coups. Don’t look to the mainstream media to report on this, however. Some of the same politicians and bureaucrats denouncing the ridiculous farce … Continue reading "The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence"

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[l] at 1/18/21 9:43pm

At least 10 people were killed.

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[l] at 1/17/21 10:00pm

Reprinted from The Grayzone with the author’s permission. During the final two months of the Trump administration, a series of provocative U.S. military moves in the Middle East stirred fears that a war against Iran was being hatched. The atmosphere of crisis was not the result of any threat posed by Tehran, but rather the … Continue reading "How CENTCOM Chief McKenzie Manufactured an Iran Crisis to Increase His Power"

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[l] at 1/17/21 9:37pm

Mass graves were found in Mosul and Ishaqi recently. Another grave contained the bodies of Iranian soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq War.

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[l] at 1/16/21 10:00pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent his final days in office committing political terrorism, planting foreign policy landmines to hinder incoming President Joe Biden. One of his cruelest actions was to charge the Yemeni Houthis with being a terrorist organization. He cited missile attacks on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia. That is a war crime, … Continue reading "Trump Administration Commits Another War Crime in Yemen"

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[l] at 1/15/21 9:22pm

Fourteen people were wounded in recent attacks.

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[l] at 1/14/21 10:00pm

Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine In January 2021, the TikTok account of Quds News Network (QNN) – a popular Palestinian outlet – was removed without any notice, in a move widely deemed as censorship. Hamzah al Shobaki, the platform’s TikTok account manager, said the account was deleted after it shared 1,200 posts related to Arab … Continue reading "Digital Surveillance and Online Disinformation in Palestine"

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[l] at 1/14/21 10:00pm

Who is Victoria Nuland? Most Americans have never heard of her because the U.S. corporate media’s foreign policy coverage is a wasteland. Most Americans have no idea that President-elect Biden’s pick for Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs is stuck in the quicksand of 1950s U.S.-Russia Cold War politics and dreams of continued NATO … Continue reading "Will the Senate Confirm Coup Plotter Nuland?"

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[l] at 1/14/21 8:26am

Prussian general and military theorist Carl von Clausevitz famously said that “war is a continuation of politics by other means.” I think we can reverse this: politics is war by other means. The ultimate aim of politics (in the narrow sense of the word; there’s a more elevated philosophical sense) is what Frederic Bastiat called … Continue reading "A Defense of the Peaceful Transfer of War-Making Power"

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