Whatever is behind the timing of the current scare, Obama's rebrand of the 'war on terror' has been, not just an abject failure, but as deeply counter-productive and almost as brutal as the original.
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For the first time in the history of the Arab/Israeli conflict, a military force emerged under Hezbollah leadership that could not be defeated by US-backed Israeli forces.
Collusion between business and politics that ignores human rights is more than a political scandal or an embarrassment.
How the shooting of schoolgirl Malala is used to justify western wars that kill thousands of Malalas
Please spare us the self-righteous and self-congratulatory message that is nothing more than propaganda that tells us that the West drops bombs to save girls like Malala.
On New Year's Eve in 2011, L/Sgt Collins put on his Army uniform, drove into the mountains, recorded a farewell video on his phone and then hanged himself. He was 29.
There are people the world over who are not prepared to wait for history to pass judgement on Blair — they want to see him held to account now.
Why was one of the poorest countries in the world subjected to a decade of invasion and occupation, if the outcome was to talk to the very people the war was against?
No doubt as the war escalates we will be told that there should be more intervention in order to end the war, but at every stage such intervention has only escalated it.
Any rational balance sheet of the last decade would show that the 'war on terror' has been a failure in its own terms: it has not prevented terrorism but caused it to spread.
There is no victory in Afghanistan but hawks in Washington insist US forces stay till 2024, continue the nation-building project, and beat back the insurgency.
Despite his own role in Afghanistan and Iraq, General Sir David Richards does not allow catastrophic failure to get in the way of calling for yet more war
Exports to Saudi Arabia include vehicles, military communications equipment, crowd-control ammunition, hand grenades, smoke/pyrotechnic ammunition and teargas.
Given US history over the past decade, it's hardly surprising that Snowden has in place "insurance" documents for release in the event of him being harmed by the Obama administration.
There is a good chance a motion with cross-party support calling for no arming of the Syrian rebels without a vote by MPs will win a majority in Parliament. Lobby your MP online now.
Far from being an initiative born of popular demand, Armed Forces Day is a top-down effort at countering the anti-war feeling.
If there is to be hope for the Syrian people, the first step is for all foreign interference to cease. Only then can Syrians renew the task of taking possession of their own country.
Security service harassment is part of a wider story, not just in the Woolwich killing, but in other cases where torture, rendition and death have been the result, reports John Rees
With its record of criminality and crimes against humanity, Britain has no right to pontificate and brow beat Syria, Iran or any other nation about "international obligations".