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Flattening Beirut has been done before. Flattening Gaza has been done before. And both may be done again if Israel's license to kill with impunity is left unchecked.
Politics
At the same time, the U.S. provides Saudi Arabia with targeting assistance and bombs.
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Israel believes if it squeezes hard it will win. Israel's intention is clear: weaken Hamas and never give them the credit of ending the siege. To pursue this goal, Israel is killing more children, women, and elderly, completely destroying whole parts of Gaza and its infrastructure.
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When peace is at stake, no one is too good for talking.
Politics
The morality of an action is never legitimized by saying a less moral individual would do the same or worse.
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WASHINGTON — A United States Special Operations commando and a Central Intelligence Agency officer in Yemen shot and killed
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It is a good outcome that Bales has been held accountable for his deadly attacks on Afghan civilians. But his crimes are not the only heinous incidents involving U.S. personnel to have occurred in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.
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The numbers of civilians killed in Syria is appalling. But the contrast to another war is striking. The U.S. invasion of Iraq prompted a civil war that took the lives of civilians by the hundreds of thousands. Our concern for these civilians was noticeably less generous than it is for the Syrians.
Politics
Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one
Politics
What is wrong with the President sitting in a room, looking at lists and portraits of people -- a Somali man, a seventeen
Comedy
But after doing a little digging, it also turns out that there's a very strict definition for what a civilian actually is
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Not only do "signature strikes" increase the risk of killing civilians and people who have no dispute with the U.S.; their existence is crucial to the question of whether the drone strikes are legal.
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The war for hearts and minds is over. It's lost in Afghanistan, and it's lost at home. The president and Congress should do us all a favor and stop letting people get killed for it, and get our people out of there.
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Let us call on President Obama to announce that on Dec. 24th and 25, the United States will observe an offensive ceasefire in Afghanistan, and urge others to join the ceasefire, as a goodwill gesture to promote peace talks.
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The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.
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The Pentagon has not commented on the allegations raised by the new cable. Digital Journal notes that at the time the executions
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KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the fertile lowlands of eastern Afghanistan it is already summer, and the warm nights send families
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Read more on Los Angeles Times At 6:22 a.m., the drone pilot radioed an update: "All ... are finishing up praying and rallying
Politics
The latest Petraeus/Gates media tour is under way in preparation for the general's testimony to Congress next week, and they're trotting out the same, tired spin they've been using since McChrystal was replaced in disgrace last year.