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Weapons of Mass Destruction

Get Out! - The Only Sane Response to the Islamic State

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

The Islamic State (ISIS) proves the law of unintended consequences. Congratulations America! We killed Christianity in the Middle East and unleashed a terror organization with far greater reach and power than Al Qaeda ever possessed.

Does Killing and Domination Make Us Smarter?

Mark Chasan | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Mark Chasan

The domination, killing, destruction, increased work and effort of modern society are not the hallmarks of intelligence, but rather stupidity. How can we use the 10% of our mental capacity more intelligently and effectively? Here are a few ideas:

WATCH LIVE: WMDs: The Nightmare Scenario

Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:45 - 3:45pm MDT (4:45 - 5:45pm EST). One of the few things all of Washington agrees on is that the number one security threat is th...

Military Historian Hammers Dick Cheney On Iraq: 'That Is Genuine Chutzpah'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent claims that President Obama is responsible for misleading people about the Iraq war has drawn disapproval f...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Critics Invent Absurd New Explanation For Iraq War

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The argument for going to war in Iraq was clearly made. Over and over again, Saddam Hussein was said to be a turn-of-the-millennium Hitl...

Niche Market

Brian Kahn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Brian Kahn

She was slim, young and attractive, sitting in the window seat as our plane lifted off for Minneapolis. We'd talked before takeoff -- selfishly hopin...

I'd've Loved to Hear Her Speak, Yet Well I Know That Eric Has a Far More Pleasing Sound

Justine Valinotti | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Justine Valinotti

I am going to write something that may shock and offend some of you. Perhaps you will never want to read or hear anything I have to say, ever again, ...

Climate Change as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

This system of destruction on a planetary scale, facilitated by most of the ruling and corporate elites on the planet, is becoming (to bring into play another category not usually used in connection with climate change) the ultimate "crime against humanity" and, in fact, against most living things. It is becoming a "terracide."

The GOP Agenda Is a Talking Point Designed to Mislead the American People

Jason Sattler | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

After leaving this country with a Great Recession and two wars, the best the GOP can do after spending millions of taxpayer dollars investigating the White House is an allegation of misleading talking points.

'Security' Is Not 17,000 Nuclear Weapons

Derek Johnson | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

There's no debating we would all be better off if there were less and better-guarded highly enriched uranium and plutonium. But the summit missed an essential point: "Nuclear security" is an absurd proposition in a world bristling with more than 17,000 nuclear weapons.

A Breakthrough in Iran That Could Change Everything

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Derek Johnson

What is happening in the world right now is remarkable. We are seeing what can be achieved through multilateral leadership, hard-fought diplomacy and international pressure.

U.S. Expects Syrian Stockpile Destroyed Ahead of Schedule (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

The United States expects Syria's chemical weapons to be destroyed "even faster than the very ambitious goal" of June 30 set in the U.S.-Russian agreement reached in Geneva in September, according to top U.S. negotiator Thomas Countryman.

What Syria Could Mean Globally, If We're Bold Enough to Reach for It

Derek Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Syria's chemical weapons are being dismantled because 1,400 civilians were poisoned and the world was rightly outraged. We must not wait for another weapon of mass destruction to be unleashed upon the world before we act with the same urgency.

A New Civil War?

Harlan Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

The New York Times stated in a 2010 poll that the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white...

Dehumanizing the Inhuman: Ghouta, Halabja and Crimes Against 'Humanity'

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Greig Lamont

The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?

Yer Darn Putin! (Or, Vladimir the Columnist & Other Signs of Progress)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

More plot twists in the Syria saga... ...

Good Cop, Bad Cop and the Syria Crisis

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

Since the Syria crisis began, there has been lots of talk from both sides of the political spectrum about how America should not be the "world's polic...

An Alternative 9/11 Vigil

Davide Mastracci | Posted 11.11.2013 | World
Davide Mastracci

If we only think of 9/11's victims as the ones in the planes and on the streets of America, we miss the chance to think of what caused 9/11, and the ways 9/11 has led to terror for the world at large.

Bush's Iraq Makes Obama's Syria a Much Tougher Sell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

When the president takes the country to war... ...

Why the Congressional Resolution on Chemical Weapons Is Completely Different From Iraq War Resolution

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There has been a lot said in the last week comparing the Congressional resolution authorizing the use of force to punish Bashar al Assad's government for using chemical weapons to the resolution authorizing the Iraq War. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A Progressive Perspective: Why Congress Should Approve the President's Request to Punish the Use of Chemical Weapons

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

History will judge us harshly, if we stand by idly, and legitimate the use of chemical weapons -- and weapons of mass destruction in general -- by allowing their use in the view of the full world to go unpunished.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

MLK Would Not Dance to the Drumbeat of War

Nida Khan | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Nida Khan

When the rhetoric against the Assad regime and Syria is eerily parallel to that prior to the Iraq war, wouldn't it make sense to wait, and to ask our leaders for actual information and proof? Are we ready to allow our government and the governments of our allies to commit such drastic action under our names yet again?

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction: America's 300 Million Guns

Tim_Arnold | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Tim_Arnold

On 9/11, Islam jihadists turned four U.S. airlines into weapons of mass destruction and killed almost 3,000 people. Within a month the George W. Bush ...