Antiwar.com Newsletter | October 26, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- Top News
- Opinion and analysis
This week’s top news:
Obama Makes Unprecedented War Powers to Kill by Drone Permanent: The Obama administration "has institutionalized the highly classified practice of targeted killing, transforming ad-hoc elements into a counterterrorism infrastructure capable of sustaining a seemingly permanent war."
Top Obama Adviser: Awlaki’s 16-Year-Old Son Should Have Had a More Responsible Father If He Wanted Us Not to Kill Him: When Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary and a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, was asked why the administration killed the 16-year old son of suspected al-Qaeda member and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki via a drone strike last year, he said it was the boy’s fault for having a father like Awlaki.
Russia: Syrian Rebels Using US-Made Stinger Missiles: Adding to the allegations of overt Western backing for the increasingly sectarian rebel fighters in the ongoing Syrian Civil War, Russian Gen. Nikolai Makarov said that his government has "reliable information" about rebel fighters having acquired US-made Stinger missiles, a shoulder-mounted anti-aircraft weapon.
Iran Considers Tougher Line After Combative US Approach: This new posture, which Iran has not yet been committed to, suggests the economic warfare, threats of preventive war, and overall bellicose approach that the US, Israel, and their European allies have taken is counterproductive.
In Foreign Policy Debate, Romney Capitulates, Agrees With Obama: In Monday’s presidential debate, GOP contender Mitt Romney persistently avoided confronting President Obama on foreign policy issues, with both candidates agreeing on most fundamental issues.
Third-Party Presidential Debate Talks Foreign Policy: Four presidential candidates running in third parties and excluded from the major Republican-Democratic debates, including Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, gathered in Chicago Tuesday night to partake in a debate of their own, discussing issues foreign and domestic.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo examined pre-election provocations, the presidential debate, and the end of a dream in Israel.
- Kelley Vlahos reviewed the final presidential debate.
- Ivan Eland explained why peace in the Middle East remains elusive.
- Philip Giraldi pondered American Islamophobia.
- Nebojsa Malic searched for the method in Belgrade’s madness.
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