Antiwar.com Newsletter | November 16, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
Israeli Officials Talk Long War in Gaza, Prepare Invasion: Tanks and armored vehicles poured into southern Israel today while busloads of soldiers were brought to the front, as a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, following almost a week of airstrikes, seems to be coming closer.
Obama ‘Not Yet Prepared’ to Recognize Syrian Coalition or Arm Rebels: Obama said he believes the new council is “a legitimate representative of the aspirations of the Syrian people, but he said “we’re not yet prepared to recognize them as some sort of government in exile.
Next Top General in Afghanistan Supports Continuing the War Beyond 2014: Gen. Joe Dunford is Obama’s top choice to lead US forces in Afghanistan, replacing Gen. John Allen, now under investigation after getting caught up in the Petraeus sex scandal. But Dunford, claiming the surge worked, is as much of a propagandist and outright liar as his predecessors.
Iran to Soon Finish Installing Additional Centrifuges at Fordow: The IAEA, US intelligence, and Israeli intelligence are in consensus that, while aspects of Iran’s nuclear program have progressed, the leadership has not yet made the decision to weaponize any of their nuclear material.
Sen. Paul Filibusters Military Spending Bill Over Summary Detention: Sen. Paul’s amendment seeks to guarantee that whenever the US military captures American citizens on American soil, they get a real trial. A recent Appeals Court ruling said it was in the “public interest to allow the military to ignore due process and detain Americans as long as it wants without recourse to a court.
Successive US Generals in Afghanistan Scandalized, But Needless War is A-Okay: These generals waged brutal, unnecessary war in Afghanistan, supporting murder, corruption and rape by proxy. But marital infidelity is what causes the scandal.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo examined the David Petraeus affair.
- Kelley Vlahos reviewed the career of Gen. Petraeus.
- Ivan Eland argued that the real Petraeus scandal isn’t infidelity.
- Philip Giraldi attempted to decipher Israel’s agenda.
- Jerrod Laber offered up a new war prayer.
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