“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

“There is only a political solution – that’s why we use weapons again and again”

  By Jan Oberg April 25, 2018 A short comment to a very good statement by Madam Mogherini about Syria. She is right – and one must wonder why virtually every big power anyhow does not invest in political, negotiated solutions but in weapons. And why the world is so woefully unbalanced in terms of […]

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

By David Swanson* Imagine some foreign nation sent 100 missiles into Washington D.C. You can imagine this because Hollywood has trained you to imagine it.   Originally published at David Swanson here. April 20, 2018 Imagine that for weeks or months prior to this attack, the foreign nation’s government and public debated whether to do […]

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

Why bombing Syria was illegal and illegitimate

  By Jan Oberg – who on April 14, 2018, speaks with Russia Today and points out why this type of behaviour is totally unacceptable: It violates international law, undermines the UN and brings Syria, the region and the world further and further from peace. The people behind it and their media and other supporters […]

Attacking Syria

Attacking Syria

    By Richard Falk April 19, 2018 This post is an assessment of the recent Syrian missile attack by the armed forces of the U.S., UK, and France from a variety of perspectives. It is a modified and expanded version of a text earlier published in The Wire  (Delhi) and Il Manifesto(Rome). I intend […]

Ending the war in Syria is possible without outside intervention

Ending the war in Syria is possible without outside intervention

  By Jonathan Power April 17, 2018 500,000 dead and counting. President Bashar al-Assad is going full blast at reducing the parts of his country still standing, but not under his control, to rubble. Russia hangs on his tail, providing both planes and soldiers but seemingly unable to wag the dog. The US launches, along […]

Independent OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Douma

Independent OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Douma

  By One American News Network April 17, 2018 This reporter, Pearson Sharp, tells you what he believes he knows and does not know. He tells you how he did his investigation and whether or not he felt free to report from this very difficult site – in Douma, Ghouta in Syria, after the alleged […]

The British Government’s Legal Justification for Bombing is Entirely False and Without Merit

The British Government’s Legal Justification for Bombing is Entirely False and Without Merit

  By Craig Murray April 16, 2018 Theresa May has issued a long legal justification for UK participation in an attack on a sovereign state. This is so flawed as to be totally worthless. It specifically claims as customary international law practices which are rejected by a large majority of states and therefore cannot be […]

Chemical Attack in Douma: A False Pretext for Escalating War Against Syria?

Chemical Attack in Douma: A False Pretext for Escalating War Against Syria?

By Tim Hayward April 8, 2018 Allegations of a chemical attack in Douma by Syria on 7 April were met by threats from President Trump to attack Syria. These were followed by Israeli missile strikes on an airfield in Homs early on 9 April. Given the pace of events and their significance for potential escalation […]

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria: In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

Condemning the US-led aggression on Syria:  In support of the Syrian people, international law and true peacemaking

  Lund, Sweden – April 14, 2018 Statement by Associates of TFF – The Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research   Summary The US-British-French attack is a clear and indisputable case of aggression according to international law, and to the UN Charter in particular. And it lacks, like many unilateral wars before it, a […]

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

  By David Swanson April 12, 2018 In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it was […]

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