The recently concluded (September 18-26) “low-key” US-Philippine joint military exercise, dubbed “Tempest Wind,” signals three interrelated foreboding situations: First, – after so much presidential anti-US blustering and threat to cut off relations and chart an “independent foreign policy” – it has brought the Duterte government complicitly in closer security/defense alliance with American imperialism under a…
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The US bombing campaign is now the heaviest, nearly triple in amount of dropped bombs in Iraq and Syria alone, since the bombing of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos in the 60s to 70s.
“If these military activities are so good for the environment, why don’t they do them in Yellowstone or near Mt. Rushmore?”
“Aquino’s obedience to the US ‘war on terror’ has only spelled death and destruction.”
By MARYA SALAMAT
“When the war is being presented as a humanitarian endeavor, then that means that the lie has become the truth.” – Michel Chossudovsky
The “war on terror” policy pursued by the past Macapagal-Arroyo administration should be declared as good as dead and should be abandoned by the incumbent President. That policy was based hook, line, and sinker on former U.S. President George W. Bush, Jr.’s neo-conservative theory linking Iraq to the 9/11 bombings. Now, an Iraqi defector who was the primary source of so-called intelligence reports that were used to make a case for Bush’s Operation Iraqi Freedom has confessed that he made the whole story up. (By Center for People Empowerment in Governance / bulatlat.com)
Douglas Valentine Global Research www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20830 Posted by Bulatlat.com The politics of terror are the greatest covert operation ever. In explaining why, I’ll begin by defining some terms, because, when discussing the covert op called “the politics of terror,” words and their management are all important. How are politics and terror actually defined: how are these…
By MARYA SALAMAT
When new US Ambassador Harry K. Thomas arrived in the country, his first order of business appeared to be to visit presumptive-president Sen. Noynoy Aquino for a courtesy call and joint briefing.
By ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO
In her revelations of the violations committed by US troops while on Philippine soil, former Navy officer Nancy Gadian also affirmed what has always been the core of US expansionism: using its military power to exploit the wealth and resources of another country. This was the core strategy in practically all the wars America had fought. Its so-called “war on terror” in the Philippines is no exception.
The problem with the reconciliation process, officials say, is that it demanded that the Taliban lay down their arms in return for security guarantees, which they did not trust either the government to enforce or the Americans to honor. BY ROBERT NAIMAN Truthout/Perspective INTERNATIONAL Posted by Bulatlat If you’re interested in a “way forward” in…
The American people did not elect the Pentagon. They elected Barack Obama based a good deal on his promise to get US troops out of Iraq sooner rather than later. Since he was elected, Mr. Obama has hedged on this promise. Since he was inaugurated, the Pentagon and its civilian boss Robert Gates have hedged…