The US’s Inalienable Right to Violence

By Gregory Shupak | FAIR | 01/22/20 Even when critical of US actions, media commentary on recent US bombings and assassinations in the Middle East is premised on the assumption that the US has the right to use violence (or the threat of it) to assert its will, anytime, anywhere. Conversely, corporate media coverage suggests that anyContinue reading “The US’s Inalienable Right to Violence”

Corporate Media Turns to Warhawks, Including Former Bush Officials, to Beat Drums of War on Iran

By Julia Conley | Common Dreams | 01/04/20 | Trump critics and peace advocates watched in horror Thursday night and Friday morning as some of the top architects of the Iraq War took to the corporate media to spin a narrative aimed at retroactively convincing Americans that the killing of Iranian military official Qasem SoleimaniContinue reading “Corporate Media Turns to Warhawks, Including Former Bush Officials, to Beat Drums of War on Iran”

‘This Isn’t How You End the Endless War’: Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops to Middle East

By Jake Johnson | CD | 12/05/19 | The Pentagon is reportedly considering deploying as many as 14,000 additional U.S. troops to the Middle East in order to confront the alleged threat posed by Iran, a move critics said would further expose the hollowness of President Donald Trump’s vow to end America’s perpetual wars. “Trump ran on ending theseContinue reading “‘This Isn’t How You End the Endless War’: Trump Weighs Plan to Send 14,000 More US Troops to Middle East”