Tag Archives: U.S.

‘Protecting civilians’ in Syria.

Human Rights Watch on a U.S. cruise missile attack in Kafr Deryan, which is said to have killed at least 7 civilians, including women and children: Witness accounts suggest that the attack on the village harmed civilians but did not strike … Continue reading

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Jonathan Rugman on Iraq.

On August 8th 2014, the U.S. announced that they had started carrying out air strikes in northern Iraq. The major reason given for this was that the United States couldn’t stand idly by while the Islamic State killed, displaced and … Continue reading

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Why actions must always speak louder than words.

Words: US condemns shelling of UN-run school in #Gaza, where 15 died http://t.co/zixBtLsf0j — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 30, 2014 Actions: !! MT @DannyNis: Pentagon approved immediate transfer of 120mm mortar rounds, grenades, other weapons from US bunkers in … Continue reading

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The New York Times on Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

Conveniently enough, and just at the moment that the U.S. might be preparing to work with the Revolutionary Guards in Iraq (either openly or tacitly), it seems that there has been a sea change in attitudes towards them in Iran … Continue reading

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Tom Malinowski, ex of Human Rights Watch, on normalising the unthinkable.

Malinowki was recently confirmed as the Obama administration’s Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He had previously been Washington Director at Human Rights Watch, and before that ‘he served as Senior Director on the National Security Council … Continue reading

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U.S. weapons continuing to flow to rebels in Syria.

According to Reuters: ‘Light arms supplied by the United States are flowing to “moderate” Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding for months of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according U.S. and European … Continue reading

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The New York Times on civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

The Afghan government recently released a report documenting what they say shows the deaths of between 12-17 civilians in U.S. airstrikes on January 15th. The New York Times yesterday ran an article on the report, and even though they themselves … Continue reading

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