Category: war

U.S. invasion of Canada

The United States military developed the War Plan Red – or “Joint Army and Navy Basic War Plan – Red”  – in the 1920s. The detailed Plan Red was augmented and amended in the 1930s. It envisioned the invasion of Canada by the United States to hurt the interests of the United Kingdom. Later, Plan Red called for the […]

Colombian paramilitaries extradited to U.S., where cases are sealed

Since 2006, more than a dozen of Colombia’s most notorious paramilitary leaders have been extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in federal district court in Washington. The extraditions stunned Colombians, who had hoped that testimony from the men, given as part of a national amnesty program, would help expose the truth about […]

Iraq war civilian casualties

While people are still debating the real reason for the Iraq war the casualty numbers for soldiers and civilians keep climbing. According to Just Foreign Policy, more than 1.3 million Iraqis have died since the military invasion of Iraq was launched in March 2003. According to AntiWar, the Iraq war has caused an estimated 100 […]

Crossing the Rubicon

The expression “crossing the Rubicon” is used to describe an irreversible decision. It originates from the Roman times where the Rubicon river marked the boundary between the Roman state and the  provinces. In 49 BC Caesar declared that crossing the river with an army meant declaring war on Rome. Which meant facing a powerful and […]

Lost nuclear bombs

The very first bomb that the Allies dropped on Berlin in World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo, it is said. The NATO attack on Serbia in 1999 (the Kosovo war) killed more animals than people. “Smart” weapons, such the Tomahawk missile is supposed to hit a postage stamp at 300km […]

International terrorism – the modern terrorist

The famous French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) wrote in his book on the origins of government, The Social Contract (1762), that no laws are binding unless agreed upon by the people. The idea became one of the chief influences that brought about the French Revolution in 1789. During the revolution some small groups of radical […]

Chemical warfare used since 4000BC

Chemical and biological warfare has been used long before World War One. As early as the Stone Age (4500-2000 BC), arrows were tipped with poison for use in hunting and in battle. The ancient Chinese used arsenic compounds in smoke bombs as far back as 1 000 BC. They called the deadly smoke a “soul-hunting […]

Slush Funds and War

According to David McClintick (“Swordfish: A True Story of Ambition, Savagery, and Betrayal”), in the late 1980′s, the FBI and DEA set up dummy corporations to deal in drugs. They funneled into these corporate fronts money from drug-related asset seizures. The idea was to infiltrate global crime networks but a lot of the money in […]

Theaters of conflict around the world

Modern Afghanistan dates from 1747, when Ahmad Shah Durrani freed the country from Persian domination. Afghanistan gained independence from Britain in 1919 after the Third Afghan War. In 1973 the government of Zahir Shah was overthrown in a military coup led by Daoud Khan and the PDPA (Afghan Communist Party). Khan abolishes the monarchy, declares […]

Major land disputes around the world

LIBYA | NIGER | ALGERIA | TUNISIA LIBYA claims about 19,400 sq km in northern NIGER and part of south-eastern ALGERIA, and also has a maritime boundary dispute with TUNISIA. BAHRAIN | QATAR | KUWAIT | SAUDI ARABIA | IRAN | UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | IRAQ BAHRAIN and QATAR: Territorial dispute over the Hawar Islands […]