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As Jordan and ISIS Exchange Executions, Folly of US “War on Terror” Looms

As Jordan and ISIS Exchange Executions, Folly of US “War on Terror” Looms

Published on Wednesday, February 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer The Jordanian government has confirmed the execution of two jailed Iraqis, both accused of being jihadist militants who planned or participated in attacks within Jordan, in retaliation for the execution by the Islamic State of a captured Jordanian pilot whose death was shown in a […]

Calls for ‘Torture Team’ Prosecutions Persist as Cheney Brags “I’d Do It Again”

Calls for ‘Torture Team’ Prosecutions Persist as Cheney Brags “I’d Do It Again”

Published on Monday, December 15, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer Former vice president of the United States Dick Cheney told NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday that he’d “do it again in a minute.” And what about President Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush? Said Cheney: “He authorized it. He Approved it.” “It would be comforting to […]

British Spy Agency: We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements’

British Spy Agency: We Don’t Need Warrant for Americans’ Data. We Have ‘Arrangements’

Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by Common Dreams by Andrea Germanos, staff writer British intelligence agencies can access Americans’ communications data without a warrant and keep it for two years, newly released documents show. The British spy agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), revealed the practices, called “arrangements” by the government, to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal […]

US Official: Bombing Oil Pipelines in Syria a ‘Viable Option’

US Official: Bombing Oil Pipelines in Syria a ‘Viable Option’

Published on Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer A top State Department official on Thursday said that bombing oil pipelines controlled by Islamic State (or ISIS) in Syria is now a “viable option” under consideration by the U.S. military. Julieta Valls Noyes, the US deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian […]

Obama Charged with ‘Imperial Hubris’ Unmatched Even by Bush

Obama Charged with ‘Imperial Hubris’ Unmatched Even by Bush

Published on Friday, September 12, 2014 by Common Dreams by Jon Queally, staff writer A day after President Obama told the American public he was preparing to bomb targets inside the sovereign state of Syria and that he did not need congressional approval to do so, critics are lashing out against what Bruce Ackerman, a professor of […]

Obama: ‘I Believe in American Exceptionalism with Every Fiber of My Being’

Obama: ‘I Believe in American Exceptionalism with Every Fiber of My Being’

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 by Common Dreams – Jon Queally, staff writer President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Class of 2014, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (Photo: AP)In a speech rife with incongruities and contradictions, President Obama set out […]

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