Wednesday, 17 January , 2018

Afghanistan

Terrorism: A Matrix of Lies and Deceit

So how is your war on “terrorism” going? I’m not doing too well at it since I have no idea who the enemy is. Like the American black comedian, Dick Gregory, who, on hearing that President Johnson had declared a war on poverty, ran out onto the street with a hand grenade to throw it at some poor people, I have no idea who the real enemy is, who to throw a grenade at

Mapping Allegations of an American War Crime

Three years ago, 10 men were detained in Nerkh, a volatile district in central Afghanistan, and subsequently disappeared. According to dozens of eyewitnesses—mostly civilians and Afghan government officials—they were all arrested between November 2012 and January 2013 by the same US Army Special Forces unit, ODA 3124. On April 6, 2013, about a week after the American unit was forced out of the district by local protests, Afghan officials began finding bodies buried outside the Special Forces’ former base. Relatives identified the bodies as belonging to the missing men.

The Tragedy of Syria and the Middle East at Large

By Peter Koenig and Amin Abadi, The Kayhan Institute A few weeks ago, Amin Abadi from the The Kayhan Institute of Teheran asked me for...

Roof Knocking and the Problem of Talking With Bombs

By Itamar Mann “Roof knocking” is a controversial method of bombing ostensibly intended to minimize civilian casualties. Israel introduced the method in its campaign in...

The Economy of Middle East in one Map

  By JEFF DESJARDINS If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.     In one fell...

Bin Laden’s Legacy

By Scott Stewart May 2 marked the five-year anniversary of the U.S. raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden....

Is There a Unifying Alternative to the Empire of Chaos? A...

By Prof. John McMurtry The interview (transcript below)  from questions with Prof. John McMurtry was conducted for the 15th Anniversary of “Geopolitika” a journal of geopolitical and cultural...

EU migration crisis: Stop illegal wars, don’t blame the victims

by Finian Cunningham Europe is on a dangerous, slippery slope of increasing xenophobia and racism engendered by the influx of refugees. Denmark’s new confiscation law...

Economists On The Refugee Path

by Robert Shiller Today’s global refugee crisis recalls the period immediately after World War II. By one contemporary estimate, there were more than 40 million refugees...

The Refugee Crisis is a Crisis of Imperialism

by T.J. Petrowski The widely circulated photo of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey and whose...