In America the question has long since ceased to be whether or not we should go to war. Instead, we argue over how we go about maintaining and expanding an already endless landscape of wars. What We Do Best Patrick Blanchfield on the acceptance and depoliticization of war in US (political) life.
Tag Archives: Syria
It is also unclear what legal authority Trump used to order the strikes in Syria. News reports Thursday said Trump had told some congressional lawmakers he was considering a military option in Syria, but none had been sought. The U.S. strikes against ISIS, for instance, are arguably covered by the Authorization for Use of Military …
Words don’t need visas, but humans do. […] Citizenship is our most loaded form of fiction. Molly Crabapple writes for VICE about translating Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani and the fiction of citizenship.
Cruz: Letting Muslim Syrian Refugees Into The U.S. Is ‘Crazy’
The junior senator from Texas, born in Canada to a father who immigrated from Cuba in the 1950s, is the latest GOP candidate to claim that a significant number of those fleeing from a civil war are actually sleeper terrorists. For what it’s worth I think that rhetoric like this is neither democratic nor Christian …
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Banksy’s contribution to the #WithSyria campaign. The civil war in Syria has been raging for 3 years now. At least 140,000 dead, 2.6 refugees from Syria and another 6.5 fleeing within Syria. (via swstark; I first saw it here)
Make Perms Not War
Saber-rattling. Increased presence of battle ships in response to a violent conflict in a third country. Decrees banning protests in Russia. Discussions of boycotting the Olympics in NATO countries. Seems like after the popcultural retro phase, geopolitics are now going 80s.