Antiwar.com Newsletter | Feb. 4
Antiwar.com Newsletter | February 3, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- No War With Iran
- Top News
- Columns and Viewpoints
- Support Antiwar.com
This Week’s Top News Stories
Israel Ramps Up Push for Attack on Iran: Israeli officials have been engaged in an aggressive public-relations offensive to broaden support for a military attack on Iran,
claiming that Iran possesses long-range missiles that could reach the United States and enough material to build four nuclear weapons.
West Rapidly Backpedals on Syria Resolution, Seeks Russia Deal: NATO and the Arab League have apparently yielded to Russia’s veto threat for a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria, and now say they are dropping all calls for sanctions or Bashar al-Assad’s ouster and are looking for negotiations.
Obama Denies "Huge Number of Civilian Casualties" in Drone War: President Barack Obama broke with protocol and publicly acknowledged the drone war in Pakistan while downplaying the civilian casualties of the extrajudicial assassination program.
U.S. Dismisses Confusion Over Panetta’s Afghanistan Statements: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta hinted that the combat mission in Afghanistan could conclude by the end of 2013. His comments were labeled a gaffe, but Panetta and the administration made clear the war and occupation will go on for many years beyond 2013.
Columns and Viewpoints
- Justin Raimondo set the record straight on "Israel-firsters," asked what the United States accomplished in Iraq, and analyzed the alleged Romney-Paul alliance.
- Allen Ruff and Steve Horn investigated the Pentagon’s new strategic narrative.
- Kelley B. Vlahos profiled CIA whistle-blower John Kiriakou.
- Ivan Eland argued that Gingrich is no Gipper.
- Bill Walker explained how the Swiss opted out of war.
- Philip Giraldi warned against underestimating Iran’s defensive capabilities.
A group of grassroots activists are putting together a billboard advertisement campaign against war with Iran. D.J. Schanz, a director for the Campaign for Liberty and the 10th Amendment Center in Utah and the founder of the Austrian Economics Society of Utah; Darcy Van Orden, national board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus and director of RLC Utah; and Connor Boyack, the most followed blogger in Utah (www.connorboyack.com) and director of the 10th Amendment Center of Utah, have started a site to help support the campaign. Please visit http://www.bombiran.org/.
Antiwar.com Director of Operations Angela Keaton will be speaking at Freedom Law School’s 2012 Freedom Rally on March 16-19, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Irvine, Calif., along with Anthony Gregory, Butler Shaffer, and many others.
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