Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

Oct 7, 2014

Obama is no 'reluctant warrior'

by Ted Rall

When it comes to killing members of the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama is anything but a reluctant warrrior. To the contrary, he makes former President George W. Bush look like a dirty peace hippie.

Oct 2, 2014

Irked by Angola incursion, Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba: records

Nearly 40 years ago, then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island’s deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday. In several White House meetings, Kissinger advocated for strong ...

Sep 19, 2014

Alliance invites a hollow laugh

by William Pfaff

A U.S. senator has gone on record touting Syria and Iran as having, together, the means, ability and motivation to wipe out the Islamic State. But President Barack Obama and State Secretary John Kerry — as well as both parties in the U.S. Congress ...

Sep 19, 2014

Parliaments need a say on war

by Ramesh Thakur

Democracies urgently need to modernize procedures and structures for going to war with parliamentary debate and sanction, instead of by government fiat based on the instincts of a strong-willed prime minister or president.

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

Sep 17, 2014

Who are the 'terrorists' the world needs to fight?

From Washington and Paris to Tehran and Damascus, it seems everyone agrees on the growing need to fight “terrorism.” What exactly the word means is another matter entirely. For the United States and its partners in the West, there is no doubt the Islamic ...