The U.S. lobbied for the ousting of Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) José Bustani in 2002 because he understood that Iraq’s chemical weapons were destroyed following the ’91 Gulf War.
The Obama administration is trying to persuade the Afghanistan government under President Hamid Karzai to accept U.S. terms for a status of forces agreement to prolong the U.S. war there, but how Karzai is sticking to his own terms.
The US military has killed, maimed and made homeless well over 20,000,000 people since the Vietnam War.
“The American intelligence community has high confidence, high confidence. This is common sense. This is evidence. These are facts.” Facts, I tell you!
Manning was found “guilty” of was having a moral conscience and the courage to act upon it, thus having “sown mistrust and damaged” the U.S. by exposing its war crimes.
Imagine that! Helping to stabilize a country like Iraq by trading with it, rather than bombing, invading, and inflicting sociocide upon it!
The great John Pilger has an article in The Guardian on the detrimental effects on the health of Iraqis of the U.S. use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions.
The January/February issue of Foreign Affairs features an article titled “Getting to Yes With Iran: The Challenges of Coercive Diplomacy” by Robert Jervis.
The narrative of “intelligence failure” attempts to obfuscate the truth of the matter, which is that senior government officials repeatedly lied and willfully deceived the public by making claims unsupported by evidence