There are no institutions, including the press, an electoral system, the imperial presidency, the courts or the penal system, that can be defined as democratic. Only the fiction of democracy remains.
Tag: Osama bin Laden
The Propaganda Engulfing Jamal Khashoggi
As’ad AbuKhalil writes this “friend” of Western journalists was close to the ruthless regime, even to the commander of his own eventual assassination squad. He’ll be remembered as the servant of Saudi princes and an early champion of bin Laden.
Media Pushing Hostility to the New Afghan Govt
Gareth Porter reports on the echoing by some corporate press of a counter-terrorism narrative that threatens a goal shared by Washington and Kabul: eradicating the IS-K organization.
9/11: America’s Moby Dick
The psychic wound of 9/11 is what grieves America; it inflames its collective passion for vengeance, writes Michael Brenner.
Biden Threatens More Illegal War in Afghanistan
The bombing of Afghanistan was not legitimate self-defense under the UN Charter because Afghanistan did not attack the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, writes Marjorie Cohn.
The Beltway Media’s Loyalty to Permanent War State
Biden’s popular and long overdue retreat from Afghanistan exposed big media’s de facto merger with the military, writes Gareth Porter.
Chris Hedges: The Empire Does Not Forgive
The mandarins who oversee our collective suicide, despite repeated failure, doggedly insist the U.S. can reshape the world in its own image.
WikiLeaks & the Crimes of the West in Afghanistan
Fabian Scheidler says so much suffering — including Assange’s imprisonment for exposing war criminals — buries the idea of “humanitarian intervention.”
Afghanistan: Latest US War Driven by Deceit & Delusion
The U.S. capacity for official lying has struck once again, as it has repeatedly for the last 60 years, writes Gordon Adams.
Hollywood’s Dangerous Afghan Illusion
From the Archives: A newly discovered document undercuts a key storyline of the anti-Soviet Afghan war of the 1980s that it was Charlie Wilson’s War, wrote Robert Parry on April 7, 2013.