Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) from the outset in 2007 had established a close relationship to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), whose leaders had also been trained and recruited in Afghanistan bu the CIA. The LIFG is supported covertly by the CIA and Britain’s MI6.
Throughout his tenure, Obama's done what supporters thought impossible.He's governed to the right of George Bush. He mocks rule of law principles and other democratic values. He prioritizes wars on humanity. He's waging multiple direct and proxy ones. War on terror subterfuge disguises them.
The crisis in Mali has focused attention on unsuccessful and at times shambolic American efforts to counter the growing Islamist challenge there, and on the danger that military intervention will only make matters worse
As French war planes bomb Mali, there is one simple statistic that provides the key context: this west African nation of 15 million people is the eighth country in which western powers - over the last four years alone - have bombed and killed Muslims - after Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and the Philippines.
The number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are homeless or at risk of losing a roof over their heads has more than doubled in the past two years, according to government data.
Defense Department spending on prescription drugs in the past decade has soared, reflecting the aging military retirees its health care program covers, according to a newspaper analysis.
The NRA on Friday broke its week of silence following the Newtown, Connecticut massacre to offer a "self-serving tirade" that offered one solution to school shootings--more guns in schools.
The immense difference in Washington’s reactions to the Newtown shooting and the ongoing killing of Muslim children in the US assassination drone strikes unveils the nature of its campaign to dehumanize Muslims.
On Wednesday, Senators sent a letter demanding an explanation for the cancelation of upgrading Air Force logistics management program, after it was reported that it would cost another USD 1 billion to achieve one-quarter of the capabilities originally planned for the software.