“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” – Edmund Burke
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The letter follows another in 2009, which laid out similar concerns about the Israeli medical establishment’s collusion with the country’s security apparatus and other violations of international medical ethics
…creeping use of counter-terrorism policies in the U.K. being used to clamp down on civil liberties by way of the PREVENT programme
The sudden Turkish attacks come just days ahead of the start of a ceasefire in Syria
The story this year is the American people’s complete and entire rejection—via the ballot box—of failed political dynasties
‘…how “exceptional” or “indispensable” the United States is’
The peoples are powerless because their governments do not represent them
Palestinian villagers in a remote corner of the occupied West Bank are bracing themselves for more demolitions this week, just days after Israeli army bulldozers left more than a hundred people homeless
Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month’s sanctions relief
“First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. And then you win.”
The rise and fall of Rand Paul’s presidential ambitions present us with a lesson: the danger is that we fail to learn it, and instead compound failure with yet more error.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on February 2nd that he approves of U.S. ‘Defense’ Secretary Ash Carter’s proposal to quadruple U.S. armaments and troops in Europe, against ‘Russian aggression.’
“You have to be an interventionist, you have to be an economic planner, you have to endorse the Federal Reserve, you have to do all these things in order to get to the top spot, because that’s what the establishment wants”
Those incidents are a constant reminder that in Israel, nothing even vaguely national security-related gets published in an Israeli paper without the military censor’s say-so
In any event, the urgency expressed by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey shouldn’t be mistaken for some kind of benevolent regard for the lives lost each and every day the war drags on. Rather, Washington, Riyadh, and Ankara know that if Aleppo falls, that’s it for the “moderate” opposition.
“It’s not a ‘Privacy Shield,’ it’s an accountability shield,” said the NSA whistleblower