The Expanding War on the World

How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? Part 3: Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen

Nicolas J S Davies | April 25, 2018

In the first two parts of this report, I have estimated that about 2.4 million people have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, while about 1.2 million have been killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan.  In the third and final part of this report, I will estimate how many people have been killed as a result of U.S. military and CIA interventions in Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen.

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The Invasion Of Iraq Wasn't a 'Blunder,' Or Even a 'Colossal Mistake.' It's a Crime We Won't Forget.

Curt Wechsler | March 29, 2018

iraqThose who perpetrated the Iraq War are still at large, we are reminded by Attytood blogger Will Bunch. "The good people who made a few tiny mistakes back in those crazy post-9/11 times [haven't] turned over a new leaf."

How did America get to this state of amnesia?

CIA Director nominee Gina Haspel allies say she has learned from her mistakes (torture of Cat's Eye detainees). George W. Bush's Iraq War cheerleader John Bolton insists he's not that guy anymore. The former president channels his "inner Rembrandt" to rehabilitate his image by painting portraits of military veterans. Barack Obama turned a blind-eye to prosecution for war crimes in the interest of partisan harmony.

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The Mustache and The Sentry Team Up to Bomb North Korea

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Curt Wechsler | March 23, 2018

"There are few people more likely than Mr. Bolton is to lead the country into war. His selection is a decision that is as alarming as any Mr. Trump has made so far," asserts The New York Times Editorial Board. "Coupled with his nomination of the hard-line C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, as secretary of state, Mr. Trump is indulging his worst nationalistic instincts." 

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Trump’s “Nuclear Posture Report”: Unrestrained Expansion of Nuclear Threats Against Entire World

Revolution Newspaper | January 24, 2018

trump1NukesThe Trump regime recently issued a major document for expanding and developing its nuclear arsenal, and for widening the conditions under which the U.S. will hurl nuclear bombs at its adversaries. The "Nuclear Posture Review," written at the Pentagon under the direction of "Defense Secretary" James Mattis, is still in draft form for review by Trump's White House. But this draft already indicates a willingness to utilize the unimaginable destructive horror of nuclear weapons in response to what U.S. political and military leaders consider to be "threats" from a wide range of circumstances, many of them non-nuclear.

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How America Spreads Global Chaos

Nicolas J.S. Davies | October 31, 2017

The U.S. government may pretend to respect a “rules-based” global order, but the only rule Washington seems to follow is “might makes right” — and the CIA has long served as a chief instigator and enforcer, writes Nicolas J.S. Davies.

As the recent PBS documentary on the American War in Vietnam acknowledged, few American officials ever believed that the United States could win the war, neither those advising Johnson as he committed hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops, nor those advising Nixon as he escalated a brutal aerial bombardment that had already killed millions of people.

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War on the World, Trump Style

World Can't Wait | July 26, 2017

Donald Trump brags, stating in his inauguration speech: “We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first - America first.” He says he will "fill up" Guantánamo with "bad guys" and may direct the military to openly torture. He promises HUGE increases in military spending, and expansion of the military. Since Trump has been Commander in Chief civilian casualties have spiked. And now, Trump is threatening North Korea, and the entire planet, with nuclear war. How should we respond and resist?

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What Can We Do to Stop the Extensive Air War Slaughter by the U.S. Led Coalition?

Nick Mottern, kNOwdrones.com | June 15, 2017

I would like to open a discussion of what we and others might do collectively to try to stop the extensive air war slaughter by the U.S. led coalition.  Here is a link to the most recent report on this.

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The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War

Nicolas J S Davies | May 9, 2017

April 2017 was another month of mass slaughter and unimaginable terror for the people of Mosul in Iraq and the areas around Raqqa and Tabqa in Syria, as the heaviest, most sustained U.S.-led bombing campaign since the American War in Vietnam entered its 33rd month.

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Yemen in the Crosshairs: Trump's Decision to Visit Saudi Arabia First Speaks Volumes

World Can't Wait | May 8, 2017

yemenboy"If you care at all about children starving to death and selling billions of dollars worth of deadly weapons to one of the most brutal and repressive regimes on earth," notes journalist Danielle Ryan, "the only message Trump's visit to Riyadh will send is that barbaric contempt for basic human rights is tolerable so long as you serve Washington's financial and military interests. . . Trump hates radical Islam, except when you can make money from it."

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Mother of All Bombers

World Can't Wait | April 13, 2017

Today the US military, at Trump's order, dropped an 11-ton bomb on Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan. It is being called the "mother" of all bombs - the largest bomb dropped in any war since the United States nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No to wars for empire and no to the "mother" of all bombers, the Trump/Pence Regime. We are still learning the effect of this explosion, but it is an escalation only one step away from full-scale nuclear war on a nation onwhich our government has been waging war for 16 years.

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No Saviors When It Comes to Ending U.S. Aggression

World Can't Wait | April 13, 2017

nintchdbpict000314881551For those who truly care about the children of Syria and the expanding battlegrounds within the Trump/Pence Regime’s crosshairs, the past week has made starkly clear that there are no saviors. It’s up to us to end U.S. aggression.

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