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opinion: Steve Rutledge: When it comes to war crimes, we’re all living in glass houses

by: Steve Rutledge The moral sins of the past never excuse those of the present, but they do sometimes haunt us. Vladimir Putin’s ongoing and ruthless invasion of Ukraine can provide us with some moral clarity, but not necessarily…
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Marine Le Pen says she was ‘on side of Iraq’ when US and UK started war with Saddam Hussein

Marine Le Pen has revealed she was “on the side of Iraq” when the US and UK started the war Saddam Hussein in 2003. Ms Le Pen, 53, made the comments during a visit to the Calvados region of Normandy as she continues her preparations…
From Iraq to Ukraine, the American Press Loves a War
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From Iraq to Ukraine, the American Press Loves a War

by : Fiona Harrigan , reason Today's journalists aren't speaking truth to power by not-so-subtly agitating for direct military involvement in Ukraine. On this day in 2003, the United States launched its air invasion of Iraq, with…
Putin’s Criminal Invasion
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Putin’s Criminal Invasion of Ukraine Highlights Some Ugly Truths About U.S. and NATO

by : Jeremy Scahill , The Intercept There are no excuses or justifications for what Vladimir Putin is doing in Ukraine. His brutal invasion is a bald-faced act of aggression, replete with war crimes, and is rightly being condemned as…
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The Ukraine Invasion is Nothing Compared to Iraq or Iran or Afghanistan or…

By : Andrew Bacevich , SPECTATOR WORLD Of the war in Ukraine, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman writes, “Our world is not going to be the same again because this war has no historical parallel.” In the very next sentence,…
The experience of UK and US forces in Iraq should show Russia that occupying a sovereign country is “the hardest bit”, Britain’s defence secretary has said. Ben
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The experience of UK and US forces in Iraq should show Russia that occupying a sovereign country is “the hardest bit”, Britain’s defence secretary has said. Ben

The experience of UK and US forces in Iraq should show Russia that occupying a sovereign country is “the hardest bit”, Britain’s defence secretary has said. Ben Wallace predicted “years” of resistance from the Ukrainian people even…
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Iran blames West for Ukraine crisis, urges Moscow and Kyiv to show restraint

Iran urged “restraint” from both Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday while blaming the United States and NATO for the sharp escalation of tensions. President Vladimir Putin announced late Monday that Russia recognized the independence of Ukraine’s…
The situation in Afghanistan creates risks of exporting terrorism and drugs to the territory of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member-states, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said
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Situation in Afghanistan Creates Risks of Exporting Terrorism, Drugs to CSTO States

The situation in Afghanistan creates risks of exporting terrorism and drugs to the territory of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member-states, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said at the expanded board meeting of the…
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Afghanistan Example Teaches Western Partners Nothing — Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has noted with regret that Western partners have learned nothing from the example of Afghanistan and continue the same policy in other parts of the globe. "We see, on the one hand, that many of our partners…
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Vladimir Putin Defends Joe Biden’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Joe Biden was right to take American troops out of Afghanistan but criticized the "mess" that the U.S. withdrawal left behind. Moscow has been seeking to expand its influence in Afghanistan following…