Category Archives: “War on Terror”
Alternet: When Bill Maher and Sam Harris recently re-ignited the debate over Islamophobia on the left, they defended themselves from charges of racism by invoking the specter of Islamic extremism. In responding to their critics, Muslim-bashers often argue that Islam embodies … Continue reading
I posted a status update regarding the anniversary of 9/11 on Facebook that I’d like to share with you, not because of what I wrote, but because of a comment from a former student of mine: My Original Post: “I … Continue reading
The grilling and sauteing of the White House spokesperson here pretty much summarizes the issue behind the extra-judicial killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, which is even more problematic since he’s an American citizen.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. But to be sure, the Afghan people have been enduring war for much longer than 10 years if you include the 10 years of war with the Soviets in … Continue reading
My apologies to the blog’s viewers, I’ve been sick for the past 10 days and I’ve had to take finals, grade exams, and move out at the same time. But now I’m better, done with all my grading and exams, … Continue reading
Reuters: A young Guantanamo prisoner from Chad was given permission to telephone a relative but instead called the al Jazeera television network and said he was being beaten and abused at the U.S. detention camp. Transcripts of the recorded interview … Continue reading
this type of American liberation for Iran. No but really, a picture does speak a thousand words and here we have some American liberation in Iraq.
Memritv is a complete tool, but sometimes you can make good use of it. Here is a thorough explanation as to why the level of violence in Iraq dropped from horrible to very bad, which really doesn’t say much if … Continue reading
BBC: Tens of thousands of people have died in Iraq since the US-led invasion of March 2003. But it is unclear how many Iraqi lives have been lost. More than 4,300 coalition soldiers have died – 4,000 of them Americans … Continue reading
Two nights ago I watched “No End in Sight,” a documentary film on the Iraq War in which I had posted its trailer here long ago. It was an outstanding film and a burning critique of the war in Iraq. … Continue reading
The 4,000 milestone has been reached in Iraq, meaning, that 4,000 US servicemen have died in this unjust war. The hundred thousand milestone, however, was reached long ago for Iraqis killed in this war. Today, some estimates put the Iraqi … Continue reading
One protester held a sign that I thought was very telling of this war. It read: “147 soldiers committed suicide in Iraq and Afghanistan.” See pictures and read statements from protesters across the country here. And here you can read … Continue reading
I feel as though the war in Iraq has become an accepted fact, that it is no longer an anomaly to be opposed, but the norm. It’s a news headline, if even that, no longer worth clicking on to read. … Continue reading
American soldiers in Iraq are exposed to the stories of various insurgents. (I hope to see this film when it comes out in wide release in November.)
[If I was a Stanford alum, student, or faculty, seriously, I’d be embarrassed. (thanx Maryam)] SF Chronicle: Donald Rumsfeld is coming to the Bay Area. President Bush’s former defense secretary, who resigned in 2006 amid escalating criticism over the war … Continue reading