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Russian Plane Crash: ISIS Proves a More Reliable Source Than CIA

Russian Plane Crash: ISIS Proves a More Reliable Source Than CIA

Skewed News — Sometimes you should take people at their word. Even bad people. Even weird people. Even bad weird people. On Halloween Metrojet Flight 9268 broke apart in their air after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt en route to St. Petersburg, killing all 224 people on board. Metrojet is a Russian carrier. After the crash, the Islamic State of […]

by · November 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War, Well,That Happened
Ahmed Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi exile who convinced the neoconservatives in the Bush Administration to invade Iraq due to Saddam's (fictional) weapons of mass destruction, is dead at 71. What now?

Ahmed Chalabi, RIP

Ahmed Chalabi, the smooth-talking Iraqi exile who convinced the neoconservatives in the Bush Administration to invade Iraq due to Saddam’s (fictional) weapons of mass destruction, is dead at 71. What now? For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · November 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Politics, War
Obama’s Cold Gangsta Shit

Obama’s Cold Gangsta Shit

For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · October 28, 2015 · 1 comment · Politics, War
Letter to Right-Wingers: Why No One on the Left Cares About Benghazi

Letter to Right-Wingers: Why No One on the Left Cares About Benghazi

Skewed News — Today is day one of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s questioning of Hillary Rodham Clinton. I have news for my Republican friends: nothing that happens today or later this week will change the fact that no one on the left cares about Benghazi. 35% of Americans don’t even know what Benghazi is. Liberal disinterest in assigning […]

by · October 22, 2015 · 5 comments · Politics, War
Obama: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Troops Went Missing for 321 Days

Obama: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Troops Went Missing for 321 Days

Skewed News — Three hundred twenty-one days after the United States formally announced the end of its war against Afghanistan, President Obama announced that the war would be “prolonged” until at least 2017. The announcement follows the November 2013 announcement that thousands of American troops would remain in Afghanistan until at least 2024. “U.S. troops and their NATO allies in […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, Science, War
Hey, Obama: Crowdfunding Aid for Syrian Refugees is Incredibly Gross and Tacky

Hey, Obama: Crowdfunding Aid for Syrian Refugees is Incredibly Gross and Tacky

Skewed News — I pay taxes. You pay taxes. Some of those taxes pay for good things. Some pay for bad things. One of the good things on which taxes can be spent is taking care of war refugees. Especially when the refugee crisis was caused by your country. So why is the United States government outsourcing basic care of […]

by · October 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, War, Well,That Happened
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Exclusive: Bernie Sanders Would Continue Drone Killings

Skewed News —  If elected president, Bernie Sanders would use drones to assassinate people overseas, albeit on a reduced scale. The issue of targeted assassinations came up during my interview with the presidential contender, whose surging poll numbers pose an increasing threat to Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. “I think I would limit [President Obama’s […]

by · October 3, 2015 · 1 comment · Politics, War
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, disgusted at the lack of reaction from the international community to Israel's ongoing occupation and settlement program in the West Bank, has declared that the Palestinians no longer view themselves as bound by the Oslo Peace Accords.

With Peace Like This

Skewed News — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, disgusted at the lack of reaction from the international community to Israel’s ongoing occupation and settlement program in the West Bank, has declared that the Palestinians no longer view themselves as bound by the Oslo Peace Accords. For Skewed News, I’m Ted Rall.

by · October 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Cartoons, Politics, War
The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

Skewed News — By any objective standard, Sunday’s story about American military policy on bases in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan is so shocking that it ought to blow everything else — Donald Trump, the Pope’s visit, everything — off the front pages and top-of-the-hour broadcast ledes. Because it points the finger at imperialist America’s sainted military class, however, even the fact that […]

by · September 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War
How Many Years of Fucked Up Partnerships Does it Take for Peace One Day?

How Many Years of Fucked Up Partnerships Does it Take for Peace One Day?

Skewed News —If you were on the internet in the last two weeks, you’ve probably heard of the McWhopper. It’s Burger King’s grand plan to combine its Whopper sandwich with McDonald’s’ Big Mac breadstrosity to make a new burger for “peace.” Whatever the hell that means. To maintain a ketchup dollop of credibility in their online video, filmmaker and activist […]

by · September 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War