Where Hope Becomes Desperation

17290940465_84271dd6c1_z

by Henry Precht Katmandu, Baltimore, the Mediterranean Sea, Yemen, Syria—it has been a grim week of news from around the globe. If we looked a bit further back for the same kind of dark headlines, we could add the migration of… Continue Reading  

The Terror Diaspora

640px-US_ARMY_AFRICA_NF10_0011

The U.S. Military and the Unraveling of Africa by Nick Turse via Tom Dispatch The Gulf of Guinea. He said it without a hint of irony or embarrassment. This was one of U.S. Africa Command’s big success stories. The Gulf… of… Continue Reading  

GOP’s Remaining Attack On Obama’s Libya Strategy: ‘It Could Have Been Over Quicker’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The death of Muammar Qaddafi offers a milestone in the Libyan revolution as the Libyan Transitional National Council must move on to the difficult task of holding national elections and NATO forces begin to… Continue Reading  

Lindsey Graham: ‘Let’s Get In On The Ground. There’s A Lot Of Money To Be Made In The Future Of Libya’

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has had no shortage of criticisms for Obama administration’s handling of NATO air support for Libyan rebels. But with news this morning of Muammar Qaddafi’s death, Graham offered a new… Continue Reading  

Libya and the specter of the unknown

By Reza Sanati Just as the fall of Kabul and Baghdad ignited a spate of jubilation and self-vindication from proponents of intervention in those countries, the fall of Tripoli has reincarnated this pattern, both from humanitarian interventionists and their U.S.-interest… Continue Reading