Fox News Already Trying To Blame Obama For Pakistan School Attack
The Pakistani Taliban committed an unspeakable horror on Tuesday, attacking the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar, where they began slaughtering children by shooting them classroom by classroom. One teacher was reportedly set on fire as the students were forced ...read more
President Obama Is Making Bush's Foreign Policy Mistakes All Over Again
According to Reuters, there have been up to 120 American soldiers in Somalia since 2007 to assist authorities there in their fight against the radical Islamist group Al Shabaab. Although U.S. officials say they are there in merely an advisory role, the fact that this is only ...read more
"I No Longer Love Blue Skies. I Prefer Grey Skies. The Drones Don't Fly When The Skies Are Grey"
The surviving members of a Pakistani family, who were hit by CIA drone attack in 2012, travelled to Washington DC at the behest of Representatives member Alan Grayson to give their testimony in front of US Congressmen yesterday. The attack killed their 67 year old grandmother ...read more
‘Kill List’ Rule Book Coming Soon to the White House Situation Room
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From AP: The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it. According to the New York ...read more
Idealism and Spiking the Bin Laden Football
By Bob Cesca: You might have noticed how the Democrats last week weren't afraid to ballyhoo the Obama administration's tenacious pursuit and killing of Osama Bin Laden. This pivotal event in the president's first term represented what could be the beginning of a major shift in ...read more
Can Drone Attacks be Morally Justified?
Here's an interesting take from philosopher Bradley Strawser on the US government's use of drones. Strawser's basic argument centers around the actual reasons behind the war, not the use of drones themselves, which he says are much safer, more effective and completely ...read more
Obama Embraced Redefinition of ‘Civilian’ in Drone Wars
By Chris Woods: Two US reports published on May 29th provide significant insights into President Obama’s personal and controversial role in the escalating covert US drone war in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. In a major extract from Daniel Klaidman’s forthcoming book Kill Or ...read more
Osama Bin Laden Letters Show Increasingly Desperate Last Days
Letters from Osama bin Laden's last hideaway, released by U.S. officials intent on discrediting his terror organization, portray a network weak, inept and under siege -- and its leader seemingly near wit's end about the passing of his global jihad's glory days. The documents, ...read more
Was this 16-year-old, Killed by a US Drone, Really a Terrorist?
By Pratap Chatterjee: He walked quietly between his two friends as he entered the conference hall in one of the best hotels in an exclusive enclave of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The carpeted room filled with chairs draped in white as if for a wedding, usually hosted ...read more
The American Way: Outsourcing War to Drones
In the American mind, if Apple made weapons, they would undoubtedly be drones, those remotely piloted planes getting such great press here. They have generally been greetedas if they were the sleekest of iPhones armed with missiles. When the first American drone assassins ...read more
Quote of the Day: How Netanyahu Destroyed Obama's Foreign Policy Vision
Image via Wikipedia Andrew Sullivan on Netanyahu's relentless war against moderation and the Middle East peace process: The Obama goal was simple: win back global soft power in the war against Jihadist terrorism by demonstrating even-handedness again with the Israelis and ...read more
Bush Follows The Obama Doctrine
Obama, 8/1/07 As President, I would make the hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional, and I would make our conditions clear: Pakistan must make substantial progress in closing down the training camps, evicting foreign fighters, and preventing ...read more