Wednesday, May 22, 2019   

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US Colonel Donald Macgregor: “We bombed Iraq on a scale of the second World War, off and on for ten years”
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The United States has still not confronted the imperialist mass murder and mayhem she caused and inflicted on the once prosperous nation of Iraq.




“You Might Get Hit by a Car”: On Secret Tape, FBI Threatens American Muslim Refusing To Be Informant
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New details have emerged about the FBI’s efforts to turn Muslim Americans living abroad into government informants. An exposé in Mother Jones magazine chronicles the story of an American named named Naji Mansour who was living in Kenya.




Israeli forces demolish West Bank mosque as peace talks deadline passes
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BY ALI SAWAFTA

(Reuters) – Israeli forces demolished several structures, including a mosque, in a Palestinian village on Tuesday, the day a deadline for a deal in now-frozen peace talks expired.




This Week in the War On Terror: Muslim Lives Still Worth Less
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We’ve learned what we all knew and suspected: that the use of torture by our government was far worse than previously revealed. If that is not enough, consider the BS we were expected to swallow by such CIA propagandized Hollywood films as, “Zero Dark Thirty,” that justified the use of torture as leading to “actionable intelligence.”




After seven years, exactly one person gets off the gov’t no-fly list
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by Joe Silver (arsTechnia)

A hearing in federal court Tuesday has apparently marked the conclusion of a drawn-out, costly, and, to use the judge’s own term, “Kafkaesque” legal battle over the government no-fly list.




Imran Awan: Why Muslims in Birmingham Feel Like a ‘Suspect’ Community
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They also remind me of past incidents which has led to a ‘breakdown’ of relationship between the police and the Muslim community in Birmingham.




U.S Drone Strike on Yemeni Wedding Party Kills 17
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By Zaid Ali and Laura King (LA Times)

SANA, Yemen — Anger over the American drone campaign against militants in Yemen swelled Friday with word that most of those killed in a strike a day earlier were civilians in a wedding party.




Outsourcing Torture: US Special Forces Watch Afghan Police Brutally Beat Detainee
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By Matthieu Aikins (Rolling Stone)

The video was floating around on Afghan social media pages, but has since apparently been removed. The Americans are visible around the one-minute mark.




Drone Strikes Killing More Civilians than U.S. Admits, Human Rights Groups Say
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Two influential human rights groups say they have freshly documented dozens of civilian deaths in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, contradicting assertions by the Obama administration that such casualties are rare.




Shaker Aamer: Held in a Gulag for Over 11-years
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Shaker Aamer left the comfort of England to do charity work in Afghanistan. He went there to help build schools for girls, which should be applauded by Western governments, especially given their incessant harping on the lack of educational opportunities for women and girls in the region.