The Real Reason We Are Bombing Syria

Obama s Novel Lawyering to Bomb Syria

Civilian Deaths Mount as US Bombing of Syria Expands

Hoping Bombs Will Fix Mess That Bombs Created in Iraq and Syria

US Loosening Its Standards for Killing Civilians in Iraq and Syria

Bombs Fall in Syria as Weapons-Makers Profits Soar in the West

Ottawa Shooting: Harper s Pro-US Agenda Has Turned Canada into a Target and Divided Society

US and Western Allies Turn Backs On Refugee Crisis in Syria and Iraq


US Ties Itself in Legal Knots to Cover Shifting Rationale for Syria Strikes

By Dan Roberts

The US also argued that there was legal right to pursue Isis inside Syria due to the weakness of that country s government, a regime the US has been actively urging be undermined by rebel groups for much of the past two years.

Obama At UN: Hypocrisy, Lies and Newspeak

Video and Transcript

*We fight for our ideals, and are willing to criticize ourselves when we fall short. Because we hold our leaders accountable, and insist on a free press and independent judiciary.*

Jimmy Carter: US bomb attack on Islamic State 'likely to kill more civilians' than fighters

*When ISIS forces go into a city and take it over, and then the United States goes over there with bombers and drops bombs, we are very likely to kill more civilians than ISIS members,* Carter said.

America s New War In Syria Is A Total Disaster

By Ryan Cooper

If we want to help people, how about we start by feeding some refugees?

The Imperial Game Continues: Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists Is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For

By Nicolas J.S. Davies

The contrived nature of the narrative presented by U.S. officials was evident from the outset if one cared to look behind the propaganda screen.

Bomb Everyone

By George Monbiot

Let s bomb the Muslim world, all of it, to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course?

White House says OK to kill Syrian civilians

Amid reports of women and children killed in U.S. air offensive, The White House has acknowledged for the first time that standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.

Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS

Congress has no difficulty authorizing billions for vague bombing campaigns that are unlikely to be successful on any genuine metric.

U.S. Alliance with FSA and ISIL in Six Photographs

By Rick Sterling

The following six photographs confirm that a favorite *moderate rebel* leader, Abdel Jabbar al-Okaidi, is allied with ISIL.

Ten Things to Watch for in the ISIS War

By Peter Van Buren

A guide to the spin, empty gestures, and behind-the-scene players that will determine the fate of America s re-entry into Iraq.

Barack Obama, the Islamic State and America s Never-Ending War in the Middle East

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett

A real regional strategy against the Islamic State would necessarily include Russia, Iran, and Syria s Assad government-in leading positions.

US Defense Contractors Are Making a Killing

By Dan Froomkin

It s the munition makers who *stand to reap the biggest windfall, especially in the short term.*

Clapper Under the Bus

By Andrew P. Napolitano

If the president now believes we should fight ISIS because it killed two Americans and boasted about it, he woefully misunderstands his job, which is to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, not every American everywhere on the planet.

Canadian fighter pilots could soon bomb rebels they supported in Libya

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, includes a large number of volunteers from Libya who fought in the 2011 uprising that overthrew dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Eyes Finally Open to Syrian Realities

By Robert Parry

The neocons are not through with the Syrian fiasco that they helped create. They are now busy reshaping the narrative.

What If IS Didn t Exist?

By Ramzy Baroud

US-Western and Arab motives in the war against IS might differ. But both sides have keen interest in partaking in the war and an even keener interest in refusing to accept that such violence is not created in a vacuum.

Even if we defeat the Islamic State, we will still lose the bigger war: Analysis

Suppress the symptoms, and the disease simply manifests itself in other ways. There is always another Islamic State waiting in the wings.

The University of Al-Qaeda? America s *Terrorist Academy* in Iraq Produced ISIS Leaders

By Mike Whitney

Isis is a collection of ex Baathists and religious zealots who have been painstakingly gathered to perform the task at hand.

Biden s Admission: US Allies Armed ISIS

By Patrick Martin

US Vice President Joseph Biden committed what the US media characterizes as a *gaffe.* In other words, he told an embarrassing truth about US government policy.

After The Bombing, What Then?

By Robert Fisk

Now we face an exclusive form of nihilism, a cult as merciless as it is morbid. And we bomb and we bomb and we bomb. And then?

Ex-defense chief sees 30-year IS war, blames Obama

The fight against the Islamic State group will be difficult and could last decades due to decisions made by US President Barack Obama, former Pentagon chief Leon Panetta has said.

Made In USA: 'US-trained ISIS militants used to reorganize Middle East'


They toppled Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, they set off the wave of Arab Spring color revolutions throughout the Arab world to reorganize the entire structure of the region.

The Elite View of the New Iraq-Syria War

By Chris Floyd

As our latest temporary manager, Obama, said the other day, it's how we roll. We exist solely to assert our dominance by violent force anywhere and anyhow we see fit. It is in blood and domination that we live and move and have our being.

Key Democrats, Led by Hillary Clinton, Leave No doubt that
Endless War is Official U.S. Doctrine

By Glenn Greenwald

The last thing the Washington political class and the economic elites who control it want is for this war to end.

Carter Unhappy with Obama s Policies in Middle East

By Jim Jones

*I really object to the killing of people, particularly Americans overseas who haven t been brought to justice and put on trial,* he said. *We have killed four Americans overseas with American drones. To me that violates our Constitution and human rights.*

C.I.A. Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels

The C.I.A. review, found that the agency s aid to insurgencies had generally failed in instances when no Americans worked on the ground with the foreign forces in the conflict zones, as is the administration's plan for training Syrian rebels.

The Neocons, Masters of Chaos

By Robert Parry

America s neoconservatives, by stirring up trouble in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, are creating risks for the world s economy that are surfacing now in the turbulent stock markets, threatening another global recession.

Canada, At War For 13 Years, Shocked That 'A Terrorist' Attacked Its Soldiers

By Glenn Greenwald

It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny faction of that violence back to that country.

Harper s pro-US agenda has turned Canada into a target


The safest country in the world is no longer a safe place and many Canadians will be asking today whether this is because the Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushed Canada into joining the US-led war in the Middle East.

Canadian Government Seizes on Ottawa Shooting to Promote Militarist, Anti-democratic Agenda

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones

The immediate goal is to rally support for Canada s participation in the new Mideast war and to rush through legislation giving further repressive powers to the national-security apparatus.

Canada Turns Militaristic, Blowback Follows

By Ron Paul

Unfortunately Canada has unlearned the lesson of 1968.

Beneath the Masks and Diversions

By Prof. John McMurtry

Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada s history.

The U.S. Has Ignited A Vicious Politico-religious Sunni-Shi'ite Civil War in Iraq And Syria

By Rodrigue Tremblay

When one sows terrorism, one should expect to reap terrorism.

From Information Clearing House


War Eternal: One Man Gathers What Another Man Spills

William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: The Obama administration tries to justify the US campaign against ISIS by saying both Syria and Iraq are too weak to defend themselves. Nowhere in these excuses is any accountability for the United States' contribution to the destabilization of the region.

Another War, Another Evil: Haven t We Learned That the Devil Cannot Be Slain?

Brad Evans, Truthout: The drums of war follow a very well-rehearsed strategy, where slowly but surely the public is sold the idea of the need for violence to cure the world s ills, despite our responsibility for creating those ills.

Military Firms Likely to Benefit From Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times: With US and allied aircraft now bombing Islamic State and Al Qaeda positions in Iraq and Syria, many analysts foresee a boost to bottom lines for munitions manufacturers, weapons producers and other military contractors.


Following Fools Blindly Into War Again and Again

Imperial Crusade #989

Parliament and Congress Have No Power to Legalize War

Obama Invented Fake 'Threat to Launch War on Syria

Evidence That War on Terror Has Not Decreased *Terrorist* Numbers

The Real Reasons for the War on Terror,+Truthout

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