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Trump’s Foreign Policy: Choosing Enemies Very Selectively
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Trump’s Foreign Policy: Choosing Enemies Very Selectively
June 26, 2019

Trump’s Washington intends to destroy Cuba in order to save it from lack of democracy, while energetically supporting Saudi Arabia (and many others) in spite of their total lack of democracy.

US Remains in Denial About How Many Civilians They Killed in Iraq and Syria
June 4, 2019

The U.S.-led coalition that launched airstrikes against Iraq and Syria against ISIS admitted Friday that those attacks killed civilians, but the number they reported—1,302 deaths in a nearly five-year period—was immediately dismissed as too low by the human rights organization Amnesty International. 

US Remains in Denial About How Many Civilians They Killed in Iraq and Syria
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A “Death Trap” in Raqqa: Amnesty Finds U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Syrian Civilians
A “Death Trap” in Raqqa: Amnesty Finds U.S.-Led Coalition Killed More Than 1,600 Syrian Civilians
April 30, 2019

The coalition launched thousands of airstrikes and tens of thousands of artillery strikes on the city. U.S. troops fired more artillery into Raqqa than anywhere since the Vietnam War.

Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence
January 23, 2019

While Amnesty International’s shady operations in the 1960s might seem like ancient history at this point, they serve as an important reminder of the role that non-governmental organizations often play in furthering the objectives of governments of the nations where they are based.

Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence
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Amnesty: US-Led Coalition Committed War Crimes In Raqqa, Syria
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Amnesty: US-Led Coalition Committed War Crimes In Raqqa, Syria
June 8, 2018

“Everyone we spoke to in Raqqa agreed that Isis had to be defeated. But they asked why their families had to be killed and their city destroyed in the process.”

Canada Becomes Party to Ukraine’s Conflict
December 17, 2017

Step by step, Ukraine is becoming an element of NATO’s military infrastructure, which could be used as a springboard for a cross-border attack against Russia.

Canada Becomes Party to Ukraine’s Conflict
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Yemen: Today’s Guernica
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Yemen: Today’s Guernica
December 1, 2017

In the meantime, health facilities continue to be hit by bombs and health and humanitarian workers are increasingly targeted. In a scene out of Guernica, Amal Sabri, a resident of Mokha, a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen, described a Saudi Arabia airstrike which killed at least 63 civilians, “It was like something out of Judgment Day. Corpses and heads scattered, engulfed by fire and ashes.”

Will ‘Big Lies’ About Syria’s Chemical Weapons Spark a New US War?
April 12, 2017

In late February 2017, the Russian Federation and China vetoed a joint, US, French and British resolution to impose sanctions on Syria over allegations of chemical weapons use. I wondered at the time why this issue was coming back. In 2014, on Russian initiative the Syrian government agreed to give up its chemical weapons stocks under international observation and with international assistance…

Will ‘Big Lies’ About Syria’s Chemical Weapons Spark a New US War?
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