WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act for publishing classified documents which exposed US war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. This indictment is recognized by free speech groups as an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment. In February, the first week of the UK hearing of the US request for Assange’s extradition revealed a scale of this "war" that goes well beyond press freedom.
“Indiscriminate” US air strikes and artillery bombardment of the Syrian city of Raqqa between June and October of 2017 claimed the lives of at least 1,600 civilians.
The number of people bitten by rabid dogs has increased noticeably since 2015 when the war on Yemen began.
The terrorist attacks that recently rocked Iran and India resulting in the killing of scores of security personnel in the two countries, had their source in Pakistan, with which both Tehran and New Delhi launched strong protests and warned of retaliatory actions against terrorist bases in that country.
The latest incident of cross-border terrorism in southeastern Iran will surely not go unpunished given the importance of the region for the security of both the Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan.
The excuse to be used, as ever, will be national security or terrorism, despite the huge fall in fatalities from terrorism and terror-related incidents since the 1970s.
With the recent attack on police in Myanmar by terrorists described by Reuters as “Muslim insurgents,” and ongoing terrorism plaguing the Philippines where forces are engaged with militants from the so-called “Islamic State,” it would appear that terrorism has spread into Southeast Asia with no signs of waning.
12 dead, about 40 injured, is the result of the latest terror attack in Berlin, when on 19 December, a truck ploughed into a Christmas market at Berlin’s Bretscheideplatz, near the lush Kurfuerstendamm.
The British government is forcing unprecedented new surveillance laws and expanding its illegal spying operations over its own population and others.
Terrorism is an unwanted phenomenon, which is rejected and condemned in any form or shape. When terrorist ringleaders claim to be concerned over terrorism, identification of the perpetrators and supporters of terrorism becomes a difficult task.