Qalat Najm Castle on Right Bank of Euphrates and Waters of Tishrin Dam
28 Dec 2015

Forces Backed by America and Russia Make Progress Against ISIS

Next Cold War Roundup 12/28/15   Kurds and New Syrian Democratic Forces Coalition Seize Tishrin Dam, Cross Erdogan’s Red Line (The Euphrates River), Poised to Cut ISIS Supply Lines _ The US-backed coalition, Syrian Democratic Forces, have seized the strategic Tishrin dam on the Euphrates  river, south of Kobane.  The

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A U.S. Army Soldier from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team kicks in the door of a building during a cordon and search in Buhriz, Iraq, March 14, 2007.  (Flickr / U.S. Air Force photo / Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall)
17 Dec 2015

War On Terror Has Created More Terrorism

Has the U.S.’s anti-terrorism program worked? Nope. In fact, terrorism has dramatically increased since the war began.

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U.S. Army soldiers form a security perimeter in the deserts of Djibouti on August 30, 2011. (Flickr / U.S. Army / Specialist Michelle C. Lawrence)
10 Dec 2015

US Planning New Military Bases In Middle East, Asia, And Africa

After sowing chaos for a decade, the Obama administration is expanding the military’s imperial footprint throughout Africa, Asia & more of the Middle East.

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Obama at NAACP 106th Convention
08 Dec 2015

Obama Promises Limitless War In Response To San Bernardino Attack

President Obama’s address after the San Bernardino shootings was largely routine, but with one noteworthy addition: openly embracing endless war.

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Turkish armed forces (photo from Turkey Ministry of Defence site)
07 Dec 2015

Iraqi Govt Issued Ultimatum for Turkish Troops to Leave Mosul, Russian Air Force in Vicinity

Iraqi Govt Issued Ultimatum for Turkish Troops to Leave Mosul, Russian Air Force in Vicinity. Next Cold War Roundup.

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A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing Nov. 12, 2015, over the northern Mediterranean.  (Flickr / U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Kate Thornton)
04 Dec 2015

US Coalition Grows, Russia Opens Two New Bases in Syria

Next Cold War Roundup: Iraq’s Prime Minister says he doesn’t want Western troops, but it looks like he’ll be getting them soon anyway.

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Don't Bomb Syria Protest London Sit In Stop The War Campaign UK (D B Young on Flickr)
03 Dec 2015

UK Goes To War In Syria, US Sends More Troops To Iraq

While Western powers posture about values like “democracy,” keep in mind this amazing level of dishonesty and hypocrisy as we sink deeper into the quagmire.

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Hillary Clinton Speaks at a Presidential Primary Rally in Raleigh, NC in 2008 (Keith Kissel on Flickr)
24 Nov 2015

Libya’s Collapse Proves Hillary Clinton Learned Nothing From Iraq War

As Clinton makes another attempt at the imperial presidency, she appears unwilling or unable to learn from the horrible blunders she championed in the past.

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A protester clutches metal bars at a demonstration against torture. (Justin Norman on Flickr)
23 Sep 2015

Abu Ghraib Torture Survivors Appeal Dismissal of Lawsuit Against CACI Interrogators

Iraqis tortured and abused at the Abu Ghraib prison appealed the dismissal of their claims against contractors from CACI International, Inc. Over the past seven years, the civil tort case has wound its way through federal courts, as it has been amended, appealed, dismissed and then re-instated. Most recently, on June

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A Palestinian child looks over the ruins of a stone wall in Ma'asara, on the West Bank, Palestine, on January 8, 2010. (Flickr / Ian McKellar)
17 Sep 2015

13M Children Forced Out Of School By Western Destabilization Efforts In Middle East

Presented in partnership with MintPress News. UNITED NATIONS — Years of war and unrest devastated education in the Middle East and North Africa, leaving more than 13 million children without safe or reliable schools across the region, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, “Education Under Fire,” which

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