Politics

The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

“35 people dead in Paris. They don’t know what it is yet. Not sure if there were bombs.” That was the text message I received on Friday during my walk home from Rice University. Here we go again, I thought… My first reaction: the media will instantly assume Muslims carried out the attack, regardless of…… Continue reading The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook “Friends”

Politics

Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

The Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that the Israeli military used depleted uranium against Syrians. Depleted uranium is used in nuclear reactors, making it a toxic and dangerous radioactive weapon. A Syrian military leader witnessed the impact of this toxin. He stated: “When the explosion happened it felt like an earthquake, then a giant golden mushroom of fire appeared.…… Continue reading Israel and the U.S. Use Depleted Uranium in Gaza, Syria and Iraq

Politics

The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

What role does the media play in contemporary politics? This question is at the heart of Dr. Noam Chomsky’s book Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda (published by Seven Stories). Although first published in 1991, Chomsky’s book remains timeless and pertinent. Since 9/11, the US government has fed Americans propaganda that portrays Muslims as “boogeymen,” a…… Continue reading The Spectacular Achievements of U.S. Propaganda Against Islam: A Review of Noam Chomsky’s “Media Control”

Islamic State · Politics

How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

Chuck Hagel, US Defense Secretary, said in an interview last week that Washington might send American ground troops to Iraq to help “turn back” the Islamic State’s (IS) advancement in Syria and Iraq. To be specific, Hagel stated, “I think [the situation] may require a forward deployment of some of our troops … I would say we’re not there…… Continue reading How and Why the US Reinvaded Iraq in 2014/2015

News

This is What War Propaganda Looks Like

An important video especially in light of the mass-hysteria surrounding IS and other militant groups in Iraq and Syria. CNN is pushing out sensational coverage which may not be entirely honest. In some cases, its coverage may be utterly fabricated. As they say, history repeats itself. Via SynergyCreek: Charles Jaco is seen here committing fraud as he reports…… Continue reading This is What War Propaganda Looks Like

Politics

Obama Takes a Commanding Lead Over Bush in Countries Bombed

Islamic State

US “Moderate Rebels” in Syria Sign Non-Aggression Pact With Islamic State

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that IS and other significant Iraqi and Syrian rebel factions, including both “Islamist” and “moderate” groups, have signed a mutual non-aggression pact in a Damascus suburb. Anti War reports that the pact was said to have been brokered by al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nusra, and agrees that all sides will respect…… Continue reading US “Moderate Rebels” in Syria Sign Non-Aggression Pact With Islamic State

Politics

The Secret 28 Page History of 9/11: Saudi Arabian Government Behind Attack?

Editor’s note: The Saudis are now the US’s major ally in the war against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Sounds fishy to me. It’s no secret the Saudis have funded (are still funding) Islamic State rebels. Is the US working with the Saudis and using Islamic State to overthrow Syria and to strike against Iran. Big picture…… Continue reading The Secret 28 Page History of 9/11: Saudi Arabian Government Behind Attack?

Politics

London-Based Consultancy: Islamic State Rebels Using U.S. Government Weapons

A report published by the London-based Conflict Armament Research consultancy found that Islamic State militants had access to large numbers of U.S. weapons, which they were shifting to key battlefields. Pictures of these weapons can be viewed here: 11 Photos Of U.S. Weapons Used By ISIS — And Some Rockets From America’s Friends. The report drew no conclusions…… Continue reading London-Based Consultancy: Islamic State Rebels Using U.S. Government Weapons

Politics

NY Times Suggests C.I.A. Helped Create Islamic State

Here’s a New York Times article, “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A..”, published right as the U.S. and Saudi Arabian governments were leading the charge to topple Bashar Al Assad in Syria. Everybody knows that the American/Saudi tag-team is more concerned with Iran than any other player in the region. Assad…… Continue reading NY Times Suggests C.I.A. Helped Create Islamic State

Politics

How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

In all likelihood, President Barack Obama will soon bomb Syria in the hope of dealing a blow to Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s regime. This dangerous act of war is a betrayal of the foreign policy vision of America’s founding fathers and will only serve to further weaken the US’s floundering moral credibility around the…… Continue reading How Would America’s Founding Fathers React to Syria?

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U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

By this time you have likely heard of the atrocity that recently took place in which over 1,000 Syrian civilians reportedly died at the hands of a chemical weapon attack. Seeing the video and images of dead or helpless Syrian civilians struggling for life reminds me of another terrible weapon of war – depleted uranium.…… Continue reading U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Politics

Sarin gas and the “red line”

Word out of Washington, D.C. is that President Obama has seen enough of the Syrian Civil War and has decided to arm “the rebels,” a mix of different groups with different agendas. Obama suggested that a “red line” has been crossed when Bashar al-Assad’s government forces used sarin gas, a deadly nerve agent, reportedly on…… Continue reading Sarin gas and the “red line”

Religion

Most beautiful mosque in “Muslim world” crumbles

The Great Mosque of Aleppo, also called the Ummayad Mosque, is crumbling because of the war in Syria. The BBC is reporting that its minaret has fallen to the ground and now lays ruined in a pile of rubble. In my opinion it doesn’t matter if Assad’s troops or the “rebel forces” destroyed it. The…… Continue reading Most beautiful mosque in “Muslim world” crumbles

Politics

A gross double-standard

When Afghan or Pakistani civilians are murdered by drone strikes, US bangs on about ‘collateral damage’, but when Syrian civilians are murdered by Assad regime/militias, US cries about ‘war crimes’. Let’s not forget that a war crime is a war crime is a war crime, regardless of the context in which war crimes are committed.…… Continue reading A gross double-standard

Politics

So THAT’S why the US supports Bahrain

Bahrain has been in the news over the last year or so for largely negative reasons – shooting and tear-gassing peaceful protestors that were fighting for the so-called quintessentially American value of democracy. The Guardian reports that at least 30 protestors have been killed, more than 500 people detained, and up to 2,000 people have been dismissed…… Continue reading So THAT’S why the US supports Bahrain