Antiwar.com Newsletter | January 25, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
This week’s top news:
Kerry: US Will Do What We Mustto Stop Iran: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) vowed in his Senate confirmation hearings to be the next Secretary of State that the US would do what we must; to stop Iran from ever acquiring a nuclear weapon, adding that the clock is ticking; for Iran to comply with US demands.
US, West Chasing Non-Threats in Africa: As the France-led military intervention in Mali enters its second week, a growing chorus of Western governments, from Britain to the US, are voicing strong support for it by systematically exaggerating the threat posed by militants in Africa’s Sahel region.
French DM Admits to Mali Junta’s Summary Executions: French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian conceded that soldiers loyal to the French-backed Malian junta had likely committed summary executions, after reports to that effect by different human rights groups.
17 Killed in Four Straight Days of US Drone Strikes in Yemen: The US launched the fourth drone strike in four days in Yemen on Tuesday, killing up to five people termed al-Qaeda suspects.;
Statements to Detail SystemicBritish Abuse of Iraqis During Occupation: British human rights lawyer Phil Shiner will provide broad evidence collected from hundreds of Iraqis describing the systemic; abuse of prisoners by British soldiers during the Iraqi occupation.
British Defense Minister: No Outright Winner in Afghanistan: British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that there is a growing realization on both sides of; the conflict in Afghanistan that neither side can win outright.;
Opinion and Analysis:
- Justin Raimondo wrote that the peace movement needs to overcome the Washington mindset, on the Israeli elections, and a who’s who of Hagel haters.
- Kelley B. Vlahos wrote about how soldiers and athletes have more than bloodlust in common.
- Ivan Eland made some predictions and recommendations about Obama’s foreign policy in the second term.
- Phil Giraldi uncovered the truth about the war on terror in Mali and the trumped up threat from North African militants.
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