US Announces Three New Bases in Iraq After Iraqis Demand Full Withdrawal

The three sites chosen for the news bases, Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja just eight miles from its border.

US Iraq bases feature photo

Less than a week after millions of Iraqis took to the streets demanding the U.S. military leave for good, the United States announced that is planning to build three new military bases in Iraq, according to military news service Breaking Defense. The three sites chosen – Erbin, Sulimania and Halabja – are all extremely close to Iran, with Halabja

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Pentagon Has Emitted Over a Billion Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gases in Its War on Terror

With over 800 military bases in more than 80 countries, the Pentagon remains the “world’s largest institutional user of petroleum” and “producer of greenhouse gases.”

US Military greenhouse gas emissions graph

Shadowproof -- The United States military has emitted over a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases since the beginning of the global war on terrorism in 2001, according to a report from Brown University’s “Costs of War” project. It is equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million passenger cars, “more than double the current number of cars

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France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions

It is difficult to anticipate what form this future colonization will take. Long ago, it was made possible by the huge differences in the level of education. But today?

France | Africa

For a decade we have been revealing the incongruity of the French desire to re-establish its authority over its old colonies. This was the logic behind the nomination by President Nicolas Sarkozy of Bernard Kouchner as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Kouchner replaced the French Revolutionary idea of  "The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the

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Saudis Bloody Last Peaceful Region in Yemen with Deadly Attack on Peaceful Al-Mahrah Protesters

Saudi Arabia killed three peaceful demonstrators protesting the kingdom’s takeover of local natural resources in Yemen’s eastern province of al-Mahrah, threatening to bring the its bloody war to Yemen’s last relatively peaceful region.

A Saudi-coalition soldier unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Feb. 2, 2018. Jon Gambrell | AP

AL-MAHRAH, YEMEN --  Three protesters were killed on November 14 when a Saudi armored vehicle raided a peaceful sit-in and fired live ammunition into crowds of demonstrators in the Tunnel District of Yemen’s eastern al-Mahrah province. The demonstrators were protesting the construction of a new Saudi military base near the Nashton seaport in

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Sowing Global Chaos as a National Defense Strategy

In the new U.S. National Defense Strategy, military planners bemoan the erosion of the U.S.’s “competitive edge,” but the reality is that they are strategizing to maintain the American Empire in a chaotic world.

Smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following U.S. airstrikes outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border, Nov. 17, 2014. (AP Photo)

Presenting the 2018 National Defense Strategy of the United States on Friday at the Johns Hopkins University, Secretary of Defense James Mattis painted a picture of a dangerous world in which U.S. power – and all of the supposed “good” that it does around the world – is on the decline. “Our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of warfare

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Trump’s “Historic” DoD Budget Increase Implies Preparations for More War

President Trump’s proposed 54-billion-dollar increase to the national budget will likely be spent on increasing the presence of U.S. troops abroad. It seems that the real goal of the increase is to continue U.S. involvement in armed conflicts around the globe.

Servicemen of the "Fighting Eagles" 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, walk by tanks that arrived via train to the US base in Mihail Kogalniceanu, eastern Romania, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP/Andreea Alexandru)

MINNEAPOLIS - Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease, but netted a significant increase to its annual budget. The increase - 54 billion dollars – is nearly the size of the United

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