Muslim-majority nations are doing to followers of Jesus what they did to the Jews
There are two broad categories of behavior that, in humans, may be labeled as "war." The first and most familiar to us are large-scale battles between two or more opposing forces. Similar behavior is seen in many species of ants and other social insects, in which battles may take place between tens of thousands of individuals from different colonies. Most of these battles take place over territory. Insects deploy a wide variety of tactics in these battles -- including, in at least one termite species, suicide bombing! As they age, workers in the species Neocapritermes taracua fill up with toxic blue crystals. In battle, the termites explode, spraying their enemies with poison.
There is a new normal in America: our government may shut down, but our wars continue. Congress may not be able to pass a budget, but the U.S. military can still launch commando raids in Libya and Somalia, the Afghan War can still be prosecuted, Italy can be garrisoned by American troops (putting the "empire" back in Rome), Africa can be used as an imperial playground (as in the late nineteenth century "scramble for Africa," but with the U.S. and China doing the scrambling this time around), and the military-industrial complex can still dominate the world's arms trade.
Just last month, Secretary of State John Kerry quietly sent Egypt an additional $1.3 billion, even though Egypt has failed to live up to democracy standards. That largesse didn’t stop a prominent Egyptian politician from talking about Egypt’s “enemy” the United States in what some pundits are classifying as a classic and embarrassing “hot mic” moment.
In an interview with ABC News April 2, Gen. James Thurman, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, said the current tense situation on the peninsula is the worst it's been since he assumed command of the 28,500 U.S. forces there two years ago.
Two states took the plunge: Colorado and Washington State recently voted to decriminalize possession, if you are over 21, of small amounts of marijuana (although you still can't smoke it in public there). But the White House is warning that these state moves are in violation of federal law – the Controlled Substances Act – which the government gives notice it intends to continue to enforce.
Zhang Zhaozhong accuses U.S. of using drills with Japan as practice for invasion
The history of the U.S. dollar is closely linked to U.S. involvement in a series of wars.
Defector tells how US officials 'sexed up' his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion