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Preventing a massacre – of France’s economic interests in Africa.

When NATO started bombing Libya in March 2011, the justification given was that bombing was essential to protect civilians. More specifically, it was essential to prevent the Libyan armed forces overrunning Benghazi, and carrying out a massacre. Hillary Clinton explicitly invoked … Continue reading

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Shock finding from Opinion Research Business poll: Iraqis don’t want us to bomb them.

From a poll of Iraqi public opinion, carried out in July 2015: 56% of Iraqis strongly or somewhat oppose airstrikes being carried out by coalition forces, as compared to 44% who strongly or somewhat support them. http://www.opinion.co.uk/perch/resources/iraqdata.pdf The poll also … Continue reading

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New poll of Syrian public opinion.

The poll was carried out by Opinion Research Business in July. As ever, caveats should apply to the results. About the difficulties of accurate polling in war zones and authoritarian states. About the inability of opinion polls to capture nuance. … Continue reading

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Seymour Hersh’s Bin Laden Story: The ‘Debunkings’ Begin.

On May 10th 2015, the London Review of books published a lengthy article by Seymour Hersh, which challenges the Obama administration’s account of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Essentially, Hersh claims that the administration’s account has been a pack … Continue reading

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The knives are out for Seymour Hersh again.

The London Review of Books have recently published a long investigative piece by the legendary reporter Seymour Hersh. The article is about the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, in which Hersh claims, among other things, that: Bin Laden … Continue reading

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Ken Roth keeps on digging?

Ken Roth has now conceded that the video he said was of carnage caused by Syrian regime barrel bombing in Aleppo, was actually of carnage caused by Israeli regime bombing in Gaza. As here: I stand corrected: this is video … Continue reading

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Reuters on how U.S. backed rebel groups in Syria are fighting alongside ‘Al Qaeda’.

As here: Hardline Islamists fighting side-by-side with groups backed by the United States have made gains in northern Syria in recent weeks while showing rare unity, which some fear may be short-lived . . . . . . The alliance, … Continue reading

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