Thursday, March 30, 2017

Foreign Policy

Rep. Walter Jones Challenges Speaker Paul Ryan’s Refusal to Allow Afghanistan War Debate

Interviewed Tuesday at C-SPAN, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) challenged the continuing refusal of US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to allow the House to debate and vote on the Afghanistan War, the...

DOJ Complaint Filed Over Saudi Lobbying Campaign That Exploited Military Veterans

Legal action follows 28Pages.org’s revelation that veterans were tricked into unwittingly lobbying for Saudi Arabia A group of 9/11 families and survivors has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, suggesting broad misconduct in a lobbying campaign the...

Depleted Uranium: the killer that keeps on killing

This generation's Agent Orange, except worse After the first atomic device was detonated in the New Mexico desert in July 1945, the Earth has since suffered the consequences that such an explosion wrought. Not solely...

US Commander: US Airstrike ‘Probably’ Behind Mosul Civilian Death Toll

Says Bombs Should Not Have Collapsed the Buildings On March 17, US airstrikes against the city of Mosul leveled multiple buildings, killing in excess of 200 people, by most estimates. The Pentagon had long been...

#NuclearBan: the US Government Must Disarm

Negotiations regarding a global nuclear weapons ban began on March 27 at the United Nations, however, the US government is boycotting the talks and is against any nuclear disarmament deal “leading toward their total...

The Westminster Attack: Savagery Versus Civilization

Last Wednesday afternoon, a malicious savage got behind the wheel of a car and plowed through a crowd of strolling civilians on London’s Westminster Bridge. Khalid Massood then left the car and lethally stabbed...

It’s Time to End America’s Longest War

In the latest round of saber-rattling between the US and North Korean governments, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid down the well-worn line. “All options,” he said during a visit to South Korea,...

Is a National Government Necessary for National Defense?

Gordon Tullock used to taunt anarchists by asserting that if the USA abolished its government, people would not have to worry about the Russians taking over the country because “the Mexicans would get here...

US General Wants to Hike Intervention in Somalia

Seeks Trump Approval for Airstrikes Against al-Shabaab US African Commander Gen. Thomas Waldhauser today confirmed that he is still seeking increased authority to carry out attacks in Somalia, seeking President Trump’s permission for more “flexibility”...

TGIF: Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump's budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level.  According to Quartz, the increase alone is more than all but two countries -- China and Saudi...