Posts tagged : "War on Terror"

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Global Capitalism Is In the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis

Global Capitalism Is In the Midst of Its Most Severe Crisis

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American sociologist Prof. William I. Robinson believes that the United States government is the biggest perpetrator of terror in the world and its military adventures across the globe have claimed the lives of millions of innocent citizens. According to Prof. William I. Robinson, “if we define terrorism as the use of violence against civilians for political objectives, then the US state is the world’s leading terrorist.” “US intervention abroad in the 20th century – the forging of a US empire - claimed tens of millions of victims, inflicted untold suffering, and set back the aspirations of freedom and democracy in dozens of countries,” said Prof. Robinson in an exclusive...

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My exclusive interview with FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley

My exclusive interview with FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American peace activist and FBI whistleblower Coleen Rowley believes that the United States is violating the international law by supporting the rebels and terrorists in Syria. According to Coleen Rowley, “the US funding and arming” of the terrorists and insurgents in the crisis-hit Syria “mostly through US’ ties with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, to help the Syrian opposition fighters topple Assad, are all acts of war and actually also violate international law.” “Even threats to bomb are supposed to be illegal under international law, i.e. under the Kellogg-Briand Treaty, later engrained in the Nuremberg Principle that wars of aggression be considered the ‘supreme...

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The US Wars Are Based on Partial Truths and Outright Lies

The US Wars Are Based on Partial Truths and Outright Lies

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Award-winning American journalist Robert Koehler says the conscious members of media should resist the warmongerings of the conservative politicians and work to promote peace and stability globally. “The idea that a war can be waged justly is the beginning of the problem. Every leader who has an interest in waging a war will, of course, claim that this war is absolutely necessary and absolutely just. That’s how it was a decade ago when the “war on terror” got underway,” said Robert Koehler in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. “Forget all those other wars, forget Vietnam. These wars are necessary. And the corporate media always goes along with the present justification,...

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AIPAC Is Losing its Iron-Clad Grip on the U.S. Congress

AIPAC Is Losing its Iron-Clad Grip on the U.S. Congress

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: A prominent American peace activist says that although the Israeli lobby has enormous influence over the major political decision-making centers in the United States, it is starting to lose its iron-clad grip on the Congress. According to Medea Benjamin, more American people are waking up to the atrocities committed by Israel and its inhumane siege of the Gaza Strip, and that is why the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions movement has gained momentum as a worldwide effort to protest at the racist policies and practices of the Israeli regime. “I think that the tide is turning. Israel is turning to more and more desperate measures as more people around the world call for justice for...

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The So-called War on Terror Is A Criminal Fraud

The So-called War on Terror Is A Criminal Fraud

  Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Canadian scholar Prof. Michael Keefer believes that the US-engineered project of War on Terror is a “criminal fraud” that has virtually extinguished the American democracy and the civil liberties of the American people. “The so-called War on Terror is a criminal fraud, designed to frighten Americans and the citizens of its allies into supporting systematic violations of international law. It was from the outset Islamophobic both in intention and in the wars of aggression it has been used to justify,” said Prof. Michael Keefer in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. On the US special relationship with Israel and Washington’s unconditional support for the Tel Aviv...

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Is The Military-Industrial Comples Invincible?

Is The Military-Industrial Comples Invincible?

Kourosh Ziabari - Global Research: It was more than half a century ago that the then U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address to the nation, warned of the growing influence of a phenomenon that still continues to undermine and weaken the bases of American democracy: the military-industrial complex. The military-industrial complex is a concept denoting a money-spinning and economically beneficial interaction between the war-planners and the arms industry. The government officials set the plans for a new military adventure with the apparent goal of “exporting democracy” to other countries and “liberating” them while the genuine, behind-the-scenes goal is to further some political interests and plunder the...

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The US Electoral System is Thoroughly Corrupt

The US Electoral System is Thoroughly Corrupt

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: A prominent American constitutional attorney says that the US citizens have lost many of their rights and civil liberties, especially following the 9/11 attacks. According to John W. Whitehead, the American people have been subject to the disturbing consequences of the rise and growth of military-industrial complex, which the former US President Dwight Eisenhower had warned against back in 1961. “In his final address to the nation, President Eisenhower warned the American people of the rise of the military-industrial complex. We didn’t listen. Our economy is now largely fueled by war, military spending, and arms production. There are obviously better things we could be spending our time,...

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The United States is becoming a police state: Marjorie Cohn

The United States is becoming a police state: Marjorie Cohn

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: Prominent American lawyer and legal expert Marjorie Cohn says that the United States is moving in the direction of becoming a police state that adheres to no legal principle and eavesdrops on its own citizens furtively. According to Cohn, the US government is suppressing such whistleblowers as Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden to prevent the American citizens from being aware of what is not usually told them by the mass media. “The United States is moving in the direction of becoming a police state with indefinite detention of people without charging them with a crime; conducting massive surveillance without probable cause or individualized suspicion; and targeted killing with drones off the...

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Barack Obama: A Pacifist Turned Hawk

Barack Obama: A Pacifist Turned Hawk

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: When Barack Obama was surprisingly elected as the U.S. President in the 2008 elections, the world came to believe that a new phase of relationship and interaction between the United States and the international community would begin soon. That is why more than 150 world leaders rushed to send congratulatory messages to him, praising him as someone who can usher in a new era of constructive and peaceful cooperation after 8 erosive years of confrontation, militarism, despotism and bullying by President George W. Bush and his like-minded cabinet. At that time, people across the world had come to the understanding that Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, can be a reminiscent of...

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The Reason Behind All Wars Is Egoism: Michael Nagler

The Reason Behind All Wars Is Egoism: Michael Nagler

Kourosh Ziabari - Fars News Agency: American academic and peace advocate Prof. Michael Nagler believes that non-violent activism is the best means to challenge the hegemonic powers and hold responsible those who commit acts of violence against the defenseless civilians or restrict their personal freedoms. According to Prof. Michael Nagler, the Occupy Wall Street movement was a popular uprising against the greediness and materialism of the influential 1 percent that controls and runs the media, multinational corporations and interest groups. Regarding the future of the peaceful, non-violent movements in the United States and other parts of the world, Prof. Nagler said, “I can’t predict what will actually happen, but I can...

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My exclusive interview with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

My exclusive interview with former CIA analyst Ray McGovern

Iran Review - Kourosh Ziabari: Someone who has spent nearly three decades of his life in service of the world’s most sophisticated and intricate intelligence agency is perhaps in the best position to comment on some of the most important issues ahead of the U.S. foreign policy. As confirmed by tens of policy advisers and academicians, the United States sees the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iran’s nuclear program as two of its most demanding and exigent foreign policy challenges. It is also facing the problem of legitimacy in the Muslim world as many people in such countries as Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf consider Washington’s foreign policy as aggressive and unproductive. The continued...

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When the lawless superpower irks its allies

When the lawless superpower irks its allies

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: The contemporary American scientist and award-winning author Glen David Brin once made an astutely brilliant statement, which he probably didn’t know would come true about one of the most shameful debacles of the recent history for the U.S. government; however, he wisely said: “When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” It’s quite intrinsic and natural that when a member of the international community is never held accountable over the crimes it perpetrates and is allowed to get away with its inattention to the rule of law and the internationally-recognized conventions and regulations, it will grow a lawless,...

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