Former representative Dennis Kucinich warns that an airstrike on Syria would convert the U.S. military into al-Qaeda's air force.
The brief, limited, and dated peek into the black operations of spy agencies confirms that the surveillance state is vastly larger and more expensive than most thought.
As the Western establishment bangs the war drums over a chemical weapons attack the Obama administration implausibly claims was perpetrated by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, recently declassified CIA documents reveal that the U.S. federal government was helping Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein even though it knew he was engaged in some of the worst chemical attacks in world history. The latest revelations, first uncovered by Foreign Policy, illustrate what some analysts call the hypocrisy and apparent insanity of U.S. foreign policy.
U.S. military preparations are underway for a limited, two-day surgical strike aimed at “punishing” Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons.
President Obama — when asked about allegations made by anti-government activists in Syria that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces had used chemical weapons in an attack said to have killed more than 1,300 people — said that officials are “right now gathering information” and “what we’ve seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern.”
Reactions to the sentence handed down on Wednesday by Military Judge Denise Lind were immediate: “We’ll keep fighting for you, Bradley! You’re our hero!” exclaimed many in the courtroom when the verdict was announced.
Conflicting reports indicate that the Obama administration may have suspended military aid to Egypt.
President Obama is pushing for continuation of the U.S. cooperation with Egyptian authorities, while Senator Rand Paul aims to end the funneling of funds to radicals in Egypt that are murdering opponents.
On August 8 the U.S. State Department warned U.S. citizens “to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan,” stating that “The presence of several foreign and indigenous terrorist groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan.”
The warning added, “On August 8, 2013, the Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from the U.S. Consulate General in Lahore, Pakistan. The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific threats concerning the U.S. Consulate in Lahore.”