The Expanding War on the World

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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Why the Democrats Cheer Trump When He Wages War…and Why We Must Not Join Them

revolution newspaper | April 10, 2017

All it took was Trump firing off 59 cruise missiles against Syria for most leading Democrats, who had been posing as staunch Trump opponents, to start singing his praises.

Senator Chuck Schumer said it was "the right thing to do." The "militant" Senator Elizabeth Warren said the "Syrian regime must be held accountable." The "radical" Bernie Sanders condemned Assad as a "war criminal" while mildly criticizing the war criminal Trump for not consulting Congress first.

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Navy SEAL Raid in Yemen: “Securing Our Nation” by Slaughtering Children

Revolution Newspaper | March 20, 2017

YemenJan29SealRaid HighResAP 17046487404551 600pxIn the dusty highlands of Yemen sits the tiny village of al Ghayil. On January 29, with a fleet of drones and helicopters swarming above, about 30 U.S. Navy SEALs descended from the sky to attack two houses in al Ghayil. People were used to the sound of U.S. drones circling above, a constant menace in Yemen. But the approach of helicopters set off alarms. People grabbed their weapons and rushed to defend the village from unknown attackers.

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General Flynn's War on Islam is a Cancer Without Bounds

Curt Wechsler | January 3, 2017

trumpflynn-thumb-300x270-2800"Rightist governments in Hungary and Poland are already cheering Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric" warns Washington Post editor Jackson Diehl; "the more moderate of the two leading candidates to become France's next president, François Fillon, authored a book titled Conquering Islamic Totalitarianism. Even Germany's Angela Merkel, the most prominent remaining defender of liberal democratic values, felt obliged to strike an anti-Islamic pose last week, proposing a crackdown on the minuscule number of German women who wear a burqa."'

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Donald Trump's Cabinet of Generals Grows

Curt Wechsler | December 8, 2016

From the tributes paid to Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense you'd expect retired Marine Corps General "Mad Dog" Mattis to be some kind of 'warrior poet'. Dig a little deeper. His quips about warfare are neither amusing nor benign.

The "most revered Marine in a generation" advised his troops that fighting is "a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling."

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America—Up to Its Eyeballs in Mass Murder and Starvation in Yemen

Revolution Newspaper, revcom.us | November 14, 2016

While the presidential election campaign was going on, America was up to its eyeballs in the mass murder of thousands of people, and the starvation of millions more. These war crimes were never mentioned, and many may never have heard about the country being devastated: Yemen.

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Don't Lose Sight of War Crimes

Debra Sweet | October 19, 2016

I asked 15 people educated in the U.S. to point to Yemen and Syria on a map. 3 could. 

I don't blame people who don't know about the world, because they've been taught by a system which puts America first.

However, the region throughout and beyond the Middle East — from Afghanistan down to Somalia — is roiling right now. Millions are trying to leave, beset by bombs and starvation, caught between the imperialist countries seeking control and the reactionary fundamentalist Islamists seeking to push them out.

The question for us must be what is the U.S. doing there?

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U.S. War Crimes in Yemen

Revolution Newspaper | October 15, 2016

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Aftermath of the Saudi bombing of the funeral hall, Sana'a, October 8. (AP photo)
On Saturday, October 8, hundreds of people gathered in Yemen’s capital Sana’a to mourn the death of the father of an official in the government backed by the Houthi movement and elements of the former regime. These are forces which have been under assault by Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the U.S., for the last 18 months.

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San Francisco Fleet Week -- Whose Idea Was This, Anyway?

World Can't Wait, San Francisco Chapter | October 5, 2016

galleryclassicsdfplane PhotoGallery-thumb-300x341-2731Once again, Bay Area residents and visitors suffer the noise and vibration, pollution, and fear of a mid-air crash as fighter jets terrorize small children, seniors, pets, and local wildlife. The U.S. Military establishment is in town to recruit kids to sign up to go kill for Empire.

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When Are 5,000 Soldiers Not Ground Forces?

Curt Wechsler | September 29, 2016

IMG 3059-thumb-300x337-2729When the President says so. Deployment of 600 more troops to Iraq is "consistent with Mr. Obama's policy not to commit American ground forces again in Iraq," says the White House.

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