Category: War

When a tangled web woven unravels

1950s U.S. Foreign Policy Looms Large in Lebanon By Jacob Boswell, July 29, 2022   The Cold War may be over, but the legacy of containment looms large over Lebanon. For decades, the U.S. has been the single largest financial supporter of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), in a bid to balance Iran’s influence in …

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Thank you for your service

  ‘I didn’t know who I was any more’: how CIA torture pushed me to the edge of death By Abu Zubaydah, Sat 29 Jan 2022 04.30 EST   I found myself chained to a steel bed in a white room. As soon as I started letting myself fall asleep, a small amount of water …

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100 Years Ago

What is Happening in Palestine Danger of Zionists Acquiring Supreme Power. By Lord Syndenham of Combe, June 1 1921   Do the British people understand whither Mr. Balfour’s Palestine policy is leading us? asks Lord Sydenham in an article in the Nineteenth Century, and he goes on to give a pessimistic view of the results …

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Until the next Dahiya

Israel Is in Shock, in a Sickening Show of Hypocrisy By Gideon Levy, Published on 07.08.2020   Official Israel presented itself as shocked at the disaster that struck its neighbor, Lebanon, yesterday. Almost everyone put on a sorrowful face. Except for Richard Silverstein, who writes a blog, Tikkun Olam, no one accused Israel of causing …

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You may rejoice, I must mourn

  The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro By Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, at Rochester, New York’s Corinthian Hall, addressing the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to …

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Communiqué #916

A Letter from Bishop Benfield   Read the Bible, especially Micah 6:8: “What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” To see the president of the United States stand in front of an historic Episcopal church with a Bible in hand …

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Trump as a Trojan horse

The Moral and Strategic Calculus of Voting for Joe Biden to Defeat Trump — or Not By Jeremy Scahill, April 20 2020, 12:28 p.m.   Donald Trump ran for president in 2016 on an often ad-libbed and reactionary campaign of hate, greed, xenophobia, misogyny, and racism. He clearly viewed the fact that a black man …

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