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The U.S. prison at the Guantánamo Bay naval base reached its shameful 20th anniversary of operations on January 11 — with a legacy marked by the detention of nearly 800 Muslim men and boys, the majority of them held without charge or trial for years and many subjected to torture and other cruel and inhumane Continue reading "Gitmos Shameful Twentieth Anniversary" The post Gitmos Shameful Twentieth Anniversary appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/21/22 10:00pm
It is ironic that even former right-wing Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, had rejected a Knesset (Israeli Parliament) bill which proposed to give the government greater power to control and suppress online content. This was in 2016, and the bill was introduced by Netanyahu’s Likud party rival, Gideon Sa’ar. Some analysts argued that Netanyahu had Continue reading "How Israels Facebook Law Plans To Control All Palestinian Content Online" The post How Israels Facebook Law Plans To Control All Palestinian Content Online appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/21/22 10:00pm
Foiled again! rose the cry Friday from those expecting Russian President Vladimir Putin to step out of character and risk war, just as he finally succeeds in getting the U.S. to take Russia’s security concerns seriously – and even address them. Russia’s continued troop reinforcements near Ukraine do not mean, ipso facto, that Russia intends Continue reading "Godot Likely To Arrive Before Russia Invades Ukraine" The post Godot Likely To Arrive Before Russia Invades Ukraine appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/21/22 9:38pm
Eighteen people were killed, and another was wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: 18 Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/20/22 10:00pm
Originally posted at TomDispatch. Yes, many of its prisoners, swept up in the early days of the war on terror, had committed no hostile acts against this country or its allies (55% of them, according to one study). And yes, they were dressed in those unforgettable orange jumpsuits that ISIS would later so horrifically put Continue reading "Guantnamos Forever Elusive Endgame" The post Guantánamos Forever Elusive Endgame appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/20/22 10:00pm
The most pressing threat to global security right now isn’t so-called provocations by either Russia or China. It is the United States’ misplaced obsession with its own credibility. This rallying cry by Washington officials echoed by the media and allies in London and elsewhere is code for allowing the US to act like Continue reading "Why Washingtons Focus on Credibility Is a Recipe for War" The post Why Washingtons Focus on Credibility Is a Recipe for War appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/19/22 10:00pm
Whoa! Could this mean that reports of the death of U.S.-Russia security talks are greatly exaggerated? What about the impasse, the deadlock? Might it mean no Russian invasion of Ukraine – at least not yet? Actually, figuring out what the planned bilateral talks Friday in Geneva mean requires no PhD in political science. Nevertheless, the Continue reading "Breathe Easier: Blinken, Lavrov Meet Friday" The post Breathe Easier: Blinken, Lavrov Meet Friday appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/19/22 10:00pm
Originally posted at TomDispatch. In the early 1960s, at the height of America’s original Cold War with the Soviet Union, my old service branch, the Air Force, sought to build 10,000 land-based nuclear missiles. These were intended to augment the hundreds of nuclear bombers it already had, like the B-52s featured so memorably in the Continue reading "The Cold War, Reborn and Resurgent" The post The Cold War, Reborn and Resurgent appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/19/22 10:00pm
Americas founding generation believed that an informed citizenry was vital to the survival of the Republic. Writing to theologian and philosopher Richard Price on January 8, 1789, Thomas Jefferson observed with satisfaction how his countrymen had come to largely embrace the new constitutional form of government just recently adopted. A sense of this necessity, and Continue reading "Americas Secret Government Crisis" The post Americas Secret Government Crisis appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/19/22 9:37pm
Five people were killed, and another four were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Five Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/18/22 10:00pm
A House Democrat is pushing a measure that does not seem democratic. It would let the president bypass Congress’s constitutional authority and fight China at will. Its foremost advocate is Rep. Elaine Luria, vice-chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who has represented Virginia’s 2nd district (Virginia Beach area) since 2019. She retired as a Continue reading "Keep the Presidents Hands Tied" The post Keep the Presidents Hands Tied appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/18/22 10:00pm
The nuclear deal with Iran is not dead yet, but the prospects for its revival and longer-term survival are bleak. While there are reports of some progress in the latest round of talks in Vienna, the U.S. and its European allies keep insisting that time is running out for the negotiations. The Biden administration has Continue reading "Why US Diplomacy Fails" The post Why US Diplomacy Fails appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/18/22 10:00pm
Foreign policy is a dangerous instrument in the hands of modern liberals. Indeed, few people are as fearsome as one filled with good intentions wielding military power. One result, nearly three decades ago, was the unloved artificial state of Bosnia and Herzegovina Now Serbian leader Milorad Dodik is moving to dismantle the tripartite nation. Dodik Continue reading "US Should Leave the Balkans Be" The post US Should Leave the Balkans Be appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/17/22 10:00pm
In 2014, when Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a U.S.-backed coup that ousted a pro-Russian regime in Kyiv by occupying Crimea, President Barack Obama did nothing. When Putin aided secessionists in the Donbass in seizing Luhansk and Donetsk, once again, Obama did nothing. Why did we not come to the military assistance of Ukraine? Continue reading "Biden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed" The post Biden Should Declare NATO Membership Closed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/17/22 10:00pm
On Friday, January 14, about thirty members of a coalition of American and International antiwar and human rights activists gathered for a rally and demonstration at the Queens, New York, District office of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanding that she sponsor legislation to finally end US support for the Saudi war and siege on Yemen. Since Continue reading "AOC Needs To Go Beyond Words and Take Real Steps To End War" The post AOC Needs To Go Beyond Words and Take Real Steps To End War appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/17/22 10:00pm
When Joe Biden came to office a year ago, there were a number of easy foreign policy victories he could have quickly claimed. He claimed none of them. Cuba In Cuba, all Biden had to do was keep his promise. While campaigning to be president, Bidensaidthat he would promptly reverse the failed Trump policies that Continue reading "Joe Biden: Strike Three!" The post Joe Biden: Strike Three! appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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Russia-bashing is a bi-partisan activity in Washington. Both parties think it makes them look tough and pro-America. But while Republican and Democrat politicians continue to one-up each other on risk-free threats to Russia, they are increasingly risking a devastating nuclear war. Its all fun and games until the missiles start flying. And in this case Continue reading "Washingtons Bi-Partisan Russia-Bashers Are Determined To Start a War" The post Washingtons Bi-Partisan Russia-Bashers Are Determined To Start a War appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/17/22 10:00pm
Earlier this month, the country marked the one-year anniversary of the storming of the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. For one faction in America’s increasingly polarized political system, however, it was not enough to castigate the rioters for their disgraceful, indefensible conduct. It was not even enough to urge the Justice Department to Continue reading "An Increasingly Ominous Response to the January 6 Riot" The post An Increasingly Ominous Response to the January 6 Riot appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/16/22 10:00pm
I think one lesson in recent history, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on January 7, referring to the entry of Russian troops into Kazakhstan to save that countrys allied regime from an uprising of dissatisfied serfs, is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave. Continue reading "Vladimir Putin Is Not the Neville Chamberlain the US/NATO Is Looking For" The post Vladimir Putin Is Not the Neville Chamberlain the US/NATO Is Looking For appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/16/22 10:00pm
Washington spent two decades at war in Afghanistan. America’s troops are home, but US policy continues to punish the Afghan people. Millions could starve this winter. The Biden administration should make peace with the Taliban. Washington should restore diplomatic relations, negotiate a working relationship with the new regime, and allow Kabul access to what is Continue reading "US Should Stop Starving the Afghan People: Negotiate with Kabul and Release Frozen Funds" The post US Should Stop Starving the Afghan People: Negotiate with Kabul and Release Frozen Funds appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:51pm
Five people were killed, and nine more were wounded. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Five Killed appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

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