Travis Gettys, reporting for Raw Story on, Muslim woman shot at and another nearly run off the road in Tampa after leaving mosques: Someone fired at least one gunshot at the woman as she drove away from the mosque in east Tampa, near Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, reported WTSP-TV. She was not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
What If the Tsarnaevs’ Motive Was Revenge for U.S. Foreign Policy? by Sheldon Richman On the day of the Boston Marathon bombings, President Obama stood in the White House briefing room and said, “We will find out who did this; we’ll find out why they did this.” What motivated the murderous acts allegedly committed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Torture and Terrorism: In the Middle East It's 2011, In America It's Still 2001by Andy Worthington, April 1, 2011 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation The gulf between what’s happening on the ground in the Middle East and the way it is perceived by the U.S. intelligence services — as well as the gulf […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Libertarian Perspective on Airline Securityby Laurence M. Vance, November 19, 2010 Originally published online by the Future of Freedom Foundation. Could TSA-style irradiating porno scanners, digital strip searches, near-naked photos, genital gropes, breast feel-ups, and invasive pat-downs be found in airports in a libertarian — that is, a free — society as a condition of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
High Alert Schizophrenia November 3, 2010Charles Peña Last week’s news cycle was all about warning Americans about traveling in Europe because of concerns about a possible terrorist attack—resulting from information from Ahmed Sidiqi, an alleged German militant currently in U.S. custody in Afghanistan, about a “Mumbai-style” attack against European targets. Another factor was five Germans killed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
U.S. Covert War Provokes Terrorism in Yemenby Sheldon Richman, November 2, 2010 Originally published online by the Future of Freedom Foundation. The U.S. government and mainstream media continue to play dumb about threats to Americans from the Muslim world. After two Chicago-bound packages of explosive materials originating in Yemen were found in England and Dubai, White House […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Is There No End to Republicans’ Abuse of Guantánamo Prisoners?by Andy Worthington, November 1, 2010 Originally published online by the Future of Freedom Foundation. Every now and then I’m forcefully reminded of the extent to which Guantánamo is still used by unscrupulous lawmakers as a political plaything, even though it is a place where, by any […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Venezuela's Smoking Gun July 28, 2010Alvaro Vargas LlosaWashington Post Writers Group WASHINGTON—If anyone thought Colombia’s Alvaro Uribe, who will be succeeded Aug. 7 by Juan Manuel Santos, was going quietly into that good night, they were wrong. The Western Hemisphere has been shaken by his government’s expose of the sanctuary that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez has provided […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Soccer Bombing Should Not Prompt More U.S. Meddling July 14, 2010Ivan Eland The synchronized and unconscionable bombings by the Somali group al-Shabab—of people doing nothing more than watching soccer games in Kampala, Uganda—counterintuitively illustrates why the United States should not be fighting Islamic militancy worldwide. Many of America’s editorial writers are screaming for stepped-up U.S. counterterrorism […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Terrorism: Made in the U.S.A. by Sheldon Richman, June 11, 2010 Originally published by the Future of Freedom Foundation It’s a perilous world, as our so-called leaders love to remind us. And for a change they’re right. It is a perilous world. But guess who is most responsible for the peril to Americans? Those very […]Continue Reading... No Comments.