The 16-year old son of a suspected terrorist who made the US government’s assassination target list was killed by a US drone strike one evening — two weeks subsequent to an American missile tearing apart his father’s body. The boy — up to the the point where he was enjoying a outdoor, roadside meal by […]Read More Separating families through border prisons or African drones — how US policies can make parts of the world unsafe for children
After a brief distraction from the November 8, 2016 elections and President Donald Trump’s brief declaration just over a week ago that removing President Bashar al-Assad would not be the United State’s priority in concluding Syria’s civil war, it appears that the Global Regime Change Tour — produced by the US — is back on […]Read More Trump, Russia and the Big Boys Regime Change Club
This week’s Sunday Smack asks: What should Donald Trump do about Syria’s civil war? Arm the rebels? Hasn’t worked so far. Invade Syria? Work with Russia to rid Syria of jihadist groups? Stop providing weapons and non-lethal aid to the Syrian battlefield, and then encourage all other outside nations to do the same? Disengage from […]Read More Sunday Smack: What Should Trump Do About Syria?
Frequent visitors to mentalunrest would not be surprised by my thoughts on the House Select Committee’s report on the 2012 Benghazi, Libya attacks that left US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. For you newbies, I think the report’s findings are a joke. Check the following links to get a sense of where I’m coming from: Benghazi […]Read More THE ALMOST LAUGHABLY IMPOTENT BENGHAZI REPORT
Remember when I discussed how Russia’s latest military buildup in Syria will prove to be too brilliant for America’s central military planners who claim to be focused on purging Islamic State from the region, but seem to be hell-bent on regime change in Syria instead? If America attempts to stop Russia’s stated anti-terror operation to […]Read More US, OUTSMARTED, HOLDS SYRIA TALKS WITH RUSSIA
Since Americans want to debate whether or not the country should accept refugees from the current Middle East wars, let’s bring up a topic which is astonishingly missing from these discussions … … Like how America helped to create this refugee crisis! In America’s attempt to reshape the Middle East through proxy wars or outright […]Read More THE US HELPED TO CREATE THE ‘REFUGEE’
The latest US antics in the face of Islamic State’s (ISIL) growing caliphate could have been a Monty Python sketch. First, we were supposed to be dazzled when the US held a look at how awesome our military is press conference to brag about the Special Forces raid and hit job on a suspected ISIL […]Read More ISLAMIC STATE AND THE PUNK THEORY
With Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s long-winded attack on Dr. Cornel West via New Republic still fresh on my mind, I kept saying to myself this evening that hundreds of Libyan migrants recently drowned at sea because they tried to escape the country they deemed home—until President Obama’s policies turned Libya into a bloodied, failed state. I then asked […]Read More 11+ QUESTIONS MICHAEL ERIC DYSON WOULD NEVER ASK OBAMA
As pressure against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed US visit to address a joint session in Congress grows, I can’t help but think how US Speaker John Boehner—the person who extended the invitation to Netanyahu—doesn’t seem to behave with the rationality or intellect that would befit the third most powerful government official in America. And […]Read More BOEHNER IS DUMB. PLUS HE DOESN’T LOVE AMERICA.
Not to be outdone by Boko Haram and Islamic State, terrorist group al-Nusra Front has upped its stake in the global caliphate race by claiming a part of Northern Syria, thus making the current Syria war even more complicated, deadly and difficult to resolve. And history books years from now will be able to cite […]Read More AN ADDITIONAL COUNTRY HELPS AL-NUSRA GROW