By SAMYA KULLAB and TAMEEM AKHGAR, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 70, according to a hospital official and a witness. There was no […]
By Alexander Zhang Epoch Times A British Conservative MP has died after being stabbed multiple times on Friday when meeting members of the public in his constituency. Sir David Amess, 69, who represented Southend West in Essex, was fatally attacked at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea. The father-of-five […]
Ryan Grim and Robby Soave detail violent clashes taking place in Lebanon over the investigation of last year’s explosions.
By Ashley Lucas, Plough I. FATHER, PANTHER, SOLDIER, SPY In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Russell Maroon Shoatz was released from twenty-two consecutive years of solitary confinement into the general prison population. This is twenty-one years and fifty weeks longer than the length of time in solitary the United Nations […]
ISIS-K Suicide Bomber Released From ABANDONED Bagram Prison Only 11 DAYS Before Kabul Airport Attack
Ryan Grim and Emily Jashinsky react to reporting that the ISIS-K bomber who killed 13 Americans at the Kabul airport in August was released from prison at Bagram Air Base only 11 days before the attack.
This headline has a little bit of everything. By Zachary Stieber, Epoch Times A U.S. military veteran who was charged in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol breach has died. John Anderson, 61, died at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sept. 21, according to family members and his […]
Krystal and Saagar respond to new reporting confirming that the FBI had at least one known informant who stormed the Capitol on January 6th
Both Tulsi and Andrew Yang seem to have expired their utility at this point. Tulsi did a good deed by attacking Kamala and Mayor Peter in the primaries, and Yang did a good deed by bringing ideas like UBI, drug legalization, and automation into the mainstream. But they’re […]
“The only thing the Taliban hates more than the US is ISIS” – John “Shrek” McPhee (paraphrased)
There was an “anarchist” group in British Columbia called Open Road that was doing stuff like this in the 80s, on the grounds that pornography is supposedly capitalist exploitation of women. Ironically, the Order (an Aryan Nations offshoot) was doing the same thing in neighboring Washington state during […]
National security reporter Spencer Ackerman on 9/11, mass surveillance at home, and failed wars abroad. In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States invaded and occupied two countries, bombed four others, helped create 21 million refugees and cause over 800,000 deaths, and spent over $6 trillion […]
Douche on douche violence. Very low priority.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, 51 percent of voters said another attack on the U.S. is more likely after the U.S. pullout out from Afghanistan while 36 percent said it has no effect and 13 percent said it’s less likely.
Telos Zoom Discussion September 18, 2021 4 pm to 6 pm U.S. Eastern time Join Telos editors Mark Kelly, Tim Luke, Adrian Pabst, David Pan, and David Westbrook for a discussion of the causes of the U.S. failure in Afghanistan and the long-term consequences. To attend, register here: […]
By Matthieu Aikins, Christoph Koettl, Evan Hill and Eric Schmitt,New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — It was the last known missile fired by the United States in its 20-year war in Afghanistan, and the military called it a “righteous strike” — a drone attack after hours of surveillance on […]
When I founded Attack the System over 20 years ago, my objective was to lay the blueprint for an insurgent anarchist movement in North America that could eventually take down the US regime and ruling class, in solidarity with those under attack by US imperialism in each of […]
By Mike Giglio, The Intercept I was driving home from a militia muster in the Virginia mountains last summer — after another day immersed in preelection talk of civil war — when I found myself reflecting, as I often have in the year since, on Norman Mailer’s “The […]
Once again, issues I have been debating for years are now becoming mainstream. At this point, I would have to say that the majority of ideas (taken from a myriad of diverse and often seemingly contradictory sources) that I have been discussing, criticizing, debating, or advocating for here […]
–Far-right groups like the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys plan on being at the rally outside the US Capitol on September 18th to demand “justice” for those imprisoned over the January 6th Trump riots
By Holger Marcks “Taking a critical approach, Holger Marcks deconstructs the threat of ‘international anarchist terrorism’ as a justification narrative that was used to generally blame anarchist ideology for politically motivated assassinations, to criminalise political dissent and to shape the norms and practices of the respective transnational criminal […]
Team Rising discuss the role the January 6 Capital riots will play during the 2022 midterm elections.
By Tim O’Donnell, The Week The United States is now able to confirm that “two high-profile” Islamic State leaders in Afghanistan who allegedly played a role in planning the deadly attack at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport earlier this week have been killed in a U.S. military retaliatory […]
The Antifa is one of the few armies that consistently loses battles even when they outnumber the enemy 6 to 1. A group of antifa were saved by police after they were beaten and forced to retreat at a violent left vs right protest in Modesto, Calif. on […]
Representative Ro Khanna explains his support for President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
A Newsweek article about this guy can be found here. “One person who stops lying can bring down a tyranny ” Alexander Solzhenitsyn
By William S. Lind, Traditional Right By “Mars Ascendant,” I do not mean the little green men who pole their gondolas along the planet’s peaceful canals are about to invade and conquer earth. I refer to a different Mars, Mars the god of war. I think he is […]
One point that Bill Lind makes in this piece that I think is particularly relevant to the future of the US is that his description of present day Iraq is very similar to what I have long believed the future of the US will look like. Bill writes: […]
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds voters place equal blame on Afghan leaders and President Biden for the current situation in This survey was conducted online within the United States from August 13-14 and August 16-17 among 1919 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling […]
By Ulick Fitzhugh, The Burkean A Historicist Revolt in Jurisprudence “The Guilty Have No Past” – Death in June Edmund Burke’s ‘Reflections on the Revolution in France’ cemented, in the eyes of conventional scholars and lay people alike, his place as the father of modern conservatism. Although frequently […]
Wall Street Journal More than 100 people were killed, including at least 13 U.S. service members and 90 Afghans, at the Kabul airport Thursday when two blasts ripped through crowds trying to enter the American-controlled facility, disrupting the final push of the U.S.-led evacuation effort. A suicide bomb […]
Why not? By Charles P. Pierce Esquire In Portland, the mayor and police chief announced cops would not intervene if brawls broke out at a political demonstration. hile we’re all watching week-old films from the airport in Kabul, and rending our garments—rightfully and self-righteously—about the plight of the […]
By Robert Mackey, The Intercept Portland’s police force chose to stand back and stand by as Proud Boys who came to the city to fight with anti-fascists assaulted protesters and a right-wing gunman opened fire. Portland narrowly avoided tragedy on Sunday as the city’s police force abandoned its […]
911 Operators Did Not Dispatch Police to Gas Station Where Employee Feared Explosion From Protesters Throwing Fireworks
By Tess Riski, Williamette Week Portland’s Bureau of Emergency Communications, which fields 911 calls for the city, did not dispatch police when a Chevron gas station employee called to report a potential explosion hazard as dueling protesters threw fireworks near the gas pumps during a street battle. WW […]
By Tom Vanden Brook Josh Meyer Rebecca Morin USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Explosions outside the Kabul airport that have caused multiple U.S. casualties come as Biden administration officials have been alarmed in recent days by threats at Hamid Karzai International Airport by ISIS-K, a terrorist group that is a […]
By Matt Taibbi Right-wing demonstrators clash with self-styled antifascists in the latest News2Share report. As promised earlier, here’s the extended report from Ford Fischer and News2Share on the events of this past weekend in Portland, which saw wide-scale violence from right-wing protesters and an exchange of gunfire, as […]
By Matt Taibbi Antifa’s influence may be exaggerated, but it’s not a mythical Snuffleupagus, either, as they showed in attacking reporter Maranie Staab from our partner News2Share this past weekend. This past Sunday, while covering a protest in Portland, Oregon for our video partner News2Share, a reporter named […]
Journalist, Zaid Jilani, explains the clash between far-right and far-left groups in Portland, Oregon this past weekend.
Imagine that. By Zachary Stieber, Epoch The U.S. Capitol Police officer who fatally shot a military veteran inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6 was cleared by his department and won’t face internal disciplinary action. The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) announced on Aug. 23 that an internal investigation […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss the new report revealing that the FBI sees little evidence that the January 6th Capitol Hill riot was an organized plot to overturn the election
More drama from Portland. What could possibly go wrong? By Alex Zielinski Portland Mercury As Portland prepares to take on the familiar role as a battlefield for far-right groups brawling with antifascist counter-protesters this Sunday, city leaders are relying on the possibility that attendees will “choose love.” During […]
Ryan Grim, Alyssa Farrah, and Kim Iversen are joined by Huffpost reporter Arthur Delaney to discuss the developing situation near the U.S. capitol.
Capitol Police have evacuated the Cannon House Office Building, the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building and other buildings nearby as they investigate an “active bomb threat” near the Capitol building.
By Li Hai Epoch Times The Taliban terrorist group is carrying out a highly organized door-to-door manhunt for people on their wanted list, according to the head of a nonprofit providing intelligence to the United Nations. “They have lists of individuals and even within the very first hours […]
By Emily Cochrane and Maria Cramer New York Times The police closed off several streets and sent alerts to congressional staff members, prompting evacuations. WASHINGTON — The United States Capitol Police were negotiating with a man who claimed to have a bomb in a pickup truck outside the […]
There are brain drains, and there are skin-in-the-game drains.
This commentary is surprisingly sensible. Lawrence O’Donnell must be planning on retiring soon. Lawrence O’Donnell says no one knows how to run the American evacuation from Afghanistan without the same chaos and dishonor we experienced in Vietnam.
Leave it to Bill Lind, the world’s leading expert on fourth-generation warfare, to succinctly describe what happened in Afghanistan. The only thing I disagree with Bill on is that the decision to leave Afghanistan wasn’t Biden’s or Trump’s alone. It was based on the prevailing consensus among ruling […]
By Marwan Bishara Senior political analyst at Al Jazeera. The Taliban victory is a major humiliation for the US, but perhaps that’s the silver lining of the Afghan tragedy. Last week’s turn of events in Afghanistan has been utterly shocking but hardly surprising. The Taliban’s blistering takeover of […]
By Patrice Taddonio PBS In 2006, in what was touted by the government as a major success in the post-9/11 “war on terror,” then-U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took to the podium at a press conference to announce the arrest of an alleged seven-man homegrown terror cell that […]
Without Police Intervention, a Portland Waterfront Worship Event Leads to Clash Between Political Factions
Police aren’t going to break up a battle like that because there is a chance they could actually get hurt. It always happens like that. During the LA riots in ’92, Daryl Gates’ LAPD, one of the largest and best-trained police forces in the world, simply walked off […]