Antiwar.com Newsletter | June 24, 2012
IN THIS ISSUE
- What’s new
- Top news
- Opinion and analysis
This week’s top news:
Citing Potential ‘War Crimes’ UN Official Questions Legality of Drone War: UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions has called on the Obama administration to justify the legal grounds of the drone war and said alleged "follow-up" strikes on rescuers, if true, would constitute war crimes.
CIA Funneling Arms to Syrian Rebels Through Turkey: The CIA has officers secretly operating in southern Turkey, helping allies to funnel arms to Syrian opposition fighters, some with ties to al-Qaeda, in a dangerous pursuit of regime change that is exacerbating the conflict.
Iran Detects ‘Massive Cyber Attack’ After Failed Moscow Talks: Iranian officials say they have detected a planned "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities from the US, Britain, and Israel just days after talks with world powers failed to reach a settlement on Iran’s nuclear program.
US Plans to Surge Military Presence Across Middle East: In the wake of being forced out of Iraq, Washington is planning to maintain a significant military presence in the Middle East going forward in order to maintain hegemony over the region, according to a new congressional report.
Opinion and Analysis
- Justin Raimondo discussed Sen. Rand Paul, the War of 1812, and how to judge political candidates.
- Thomas Knapp examined the role of foreign money in American elections.
- Nebojsa Malic profiled Serbia’s replacement quisling.
- R. Lee Wrights explained how peace is profitable.
- John Walsh caught a prominent humanitarian interventionist celebrating deadly sanctions.
- Kelley Vlahos investigated a biblical threat to national security.
- Ivan Eland urged the U.S. government to take lessons from its Mexican counterpart.
- Philip Giraldi performed a cost-benefit analysis on the War on Terror.
- Richard Silverstein reported on an Israel lobby–created anti-Iran group.
- Bitta Mostofi criticized Apple’s take on Iran sanctions.
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