(ANTIMEDIA) The United States will no longer be focusing on removing Syrian president Bashar al-Assad from office, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday.
“Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” Haley told a small group of journalists, as reported by Reuters. “Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.”
If new reports are accurate, the Trump administration is now doing all it can to not only continue Obama’s war crimes in Syria but apparently to do so in the most visible fashion possible. Only a few days after mobilizing U.S. troops in Northern Syria near Manbij, the United States has allegedly launched airstrikes in al-Jineh under the guise of targeting terrorist organization, Ahrar al-Sham, an al-Qaeda affiliate. Instead of hitting terrorists, however, reports are suggesting that the U.S. simply blew up a mosque, killing around forty civilians.
Among the many other landmark events that took place in 2016, the United States military dropped a whopping 26,171 bombs in foreign nations. This is hardly good news for those on the receiving end, and as conflict spreads in the Middle East and government pushes for all out war with Russia and China, ordinary Americans, those who foot the war bill with tax money, have some soul-searching to do.
Are the values this nation was founded on best shared with the world through violence and destruction? Has American ingenuity in all matters of science and productivity been eclipsed by out capacity to exert the will of the oligarchy though police actions and indiscriminate bombing? Is there ever a moment when enough is enough, and we admit that bombing people doesn’t create peace or achieve the aspirations of a free and moral people? Continue reading 72 Bombs a Day – How the U.S. Spreads Democracy and Freedom→
(Era of Wisdom) A woman fighting the DAPL pipeline at Standing Rock made a video describing chemical warfare being used against protesters.
She described a November 14 incident where helicopters were encircling protesters at night with no lights on. She says from 1:40 to 2:20 am, an aircraft was circling the encampment. Then, at 5:30 am an aircraft was observed that looked like a crop duster: she described 2 hoses under each wing and suspects they were spraying some kind of chemical or bacterial agent on them.
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It’s taken some time for word to spread due to the focus on Presidential-elect Donald Trump, but on November 8th, voters in Sonoma County successfully passed Measure M to make growing genetically modified crops illegal.
As the United States marches forward with its war of terror abroad it is, as predicted by researchers and informed observers many years ago, clamping down on the domestic population at home. Indeed, it is virtually inevitable that the great eating machine of the empire returns home to be turned on the people who ignored it while it was grinding up so many innocent lives overseas.
Upon completion of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Dr. Benjamin Franklin was asked by an interested citizen, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?.” His reply has become famous in the annals of American history: “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Despite the increasing popularity of clean energy, it is still remaining the privilege of a few. Over the last few years, we have seen lots of attempts from cities, islands and even whole countries to go renewable, but we still have much work to do before it becomes possible to convert the whole world (or at least a big part of it) to renewable energy.