Category Archives: Counterinsurgency

Ted Rall: Turnabout

Turnabout from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Report after report about U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan quote government reports that state that “suspected militants” have been killed. Suspected of what? By whom? No one knows and no one cares. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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The Forever War

The Forever War from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Although headlines trumpeted troop withdrawals scheduled for 2014, the United States has signed an agreement with the Afghan government pledging continued military support through the year 2024.

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Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Weaponizing the Body Politic

Tomgram: Stephan Salisbury, Weaponizing the Body Politic Posted by Stephan Salisbury at 6:04pm, March 4, 2012. [Note for TomDispatch Readers: Scott Horton writes the No Comment column for Harper’s Magazine online. He’s one of the earliest figures whose writing I began following post-9/11 (and … Continue reading

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Iran Claims It Hacked Controls of Downed U.S. Drone

Iran Claims It Hacked Controls of Downed U.S. Drone from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein Popout I’ve been hesitant and careful about entering into the debate about how the downed U.S. stealth drone came to crash … Continue reading

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From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security

From Occupation to ‘Occupy’: The Israelification of American domestic security from Mondoweiss by Max Blumenthal              18 November 2011 UC Davis police pepper spray students         (Photo: Reuters/Brian Nguyen) Originally published in Al Akhbar on 2 December 2011. In October, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department turned … Continue reading

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Cause of Suicide Bombings

Cause of Suicide Bombings from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) “Robert Pape, a University of Chicago political science professor and former Air Force lecturer, will present findings on Capitol Hill on Tuesday that argue that the … Continue reading

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Palestine in Oakland

Palestine in Oakland from Mondoweiss by Adam Horowitz   Woman in a wheelchair tries to escape the tear gas the Oakland Police Department launched upon the protesters. (Photo: Occupy Together) Last night police in Oakland, California cracked down on protesters in the Occupy Oakland … Continue reading

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The Boomerang Comes Home: Obama’s ‘death panel’ and the war on terror

The Boomerang Comes Home: Obama’s ‘death panel’ and the war on terror from Mondoweiss by Jimmy Johnson 2 people liked this   It should never be forgotten that while colonization, with its techniques and its political and juridical weapons, obviously transported European models … Continue reading

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Shabak Blames IDF for Eilat Terror Attack

Shabak Blames IDF for Eilat Terror Attack from Tikun Olam-תקון עולם: Make the World a Better Place by Richard Silverstein Until yesterday night, I thought I knew or understood most of the facts of the Eilat terror attack.  That changed with Anshel Pfeffer’s article … Continue reading

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Censorship of Civilian Casualties in the US

AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Censorship of Civilian Casualties in the US from Ted Rall’s Rallblogby Ted Rall 1 person liked this US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. … Continue reading

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