Antiwar.com Newsletter | July 13, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
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This week’s top news:
Warfare State Sending US Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’: The US budget deficit grew by nearly $60 billion in June, and is on track to exceed $1 trillion for the fourth straight year. Washington spends too much in every dimension, but paying for the warfare state makes up an enormous chunk of these massive deficits.
US Forcibly Injected Gitmo Detainees With ‘Mind Altering Drugs’: Detainees inside the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay were forcibly injected with powerful "mind altering drugs" and then interrogated in a cruel form of psychological manipulation.
Under Netanyahu, Illegal Settler Population Swells: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ‘s policies over the last three years have drawn tens of thousands of Israelis into the West Bank, causing the Jewish population in Palestinian territory to increase by 18 percent.
Annan: Syria’s Assad Discussed Transitional Government: Annan said that Assad told him last week that he would consider a political transition and proposed someone who could mediate on behalf of the regime as it explores an interim government with the opposition.
DEA Agents Kill Another Honduran in Increasingly Aggressive Drug War: Two US agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration shot and killed a man in Honduras last week who was suspected of drug smuggling, in the third instance since May of DEA involvement in the killing of suspects in the troubled Latin American country.
Military Intervention in Mali ‘Probable,’ Says French FM: Foreign powers are likely to intervene militarily in Mali after al-Qaeda-linked militants took control of some of the territory, but Obama is already intervening in Mali and much of Africa.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo examined the Bo Xilai affair, the Israel lobby’s threats against Tuvalu, and Washington’s alliance with al-Qaeda.
- Kelley Vlahos explained why we need not feel the sequestration blues.
- Ivan Eland urged Washington to finally consider the unintended effects of its actions.
- Joel Poindexter challenged blowback denial.
- Phil Giraldi pondered the causes and consequences of domestic drone proliferation.
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