Antiwar.com Newsletter | August 17, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
This week’s top news:
Israeli DM Declares Public Opposition to War on Iran Doesn’t Matter: In response to a flurry of protests opposing an Israeli war on Iran, Defense Minister Ehud Barak struck back, dismissing the dissent as irrelevant and declaring it the government’s business alone.
Ecuador Grants Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Assange: Britain said it would not legally recognize diplomatic asylum and would not grant Assange safe passage to Ecuador. They even threatened to revoke the embassy’s diplomatic status in order to give them legal cover to forcibly enter the embassy and arrest Assange.
US Hypocritically Accuses Iran of Sending Pro-Regime Militias to Syria: The same hypocrisy holds in almost every case of international relations. What is acceptable and just for America, is cruel and nefarious for its enemies.
Mullah Omar: Fighters Infiltrating Afghan Forces, Killing Foreigners: Taliban leader Mullah Omar bragged of the growing number of attacks by Afghan forces against NATO troops, saying that it was the result of Taliban infiltration into Afghanistan’s police and army.
US Provoking China Militarily, in Both Rhetoric and Policy: Recent US statements criticizing China for militarizing the South China Sea area have been bitterly rejected by Chinese authorities, who view Washington as doing the militarizing and trying to provoke China.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo profiled Paul Ryan, Grover Norquist, and David Frum.
- Kelley Vlahos reviewed the progress of the Freedom 7.
- Ivan Eland countered the bipartisan drive to intervene in Syria.
- Philip Giraldi questioned the business acumen of Mitt Romney.
- Nebojsa Malic documented the latest blowback in Bosnia.
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