Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Somalia”

A Setback for the Preposterous Travel Ban

The inclusion of Chad has illustrated just how preposterous the ban is.

Posted October 18th, 2017

The Travel Ban: A ‘Theatrical Exercise in Demagoguery’

This is what happens when an incompetent administration makes responding to a wildly exaggerated threat one of its priorities.

Posted September 27th, 2017

The Return of the Stupid and Unnecessary Travel Ban

The now-indefinite ban on almost all kinds of travel from Iran is a pointless slap in the face of one of the most pro-American peoples in the world.

Posted September 25th, 2017

U.N. Report: Saudi-Led Coalition Was Responsible for the Slaughter of Refugees at Sea

The slaughter of the Somali refugees is just one more confirmed example of the coalition’s wanton violations of international law.

Posted July 26th, 2017

The Saudi-Led Coalition’s Slaughter of Somali Refugees

The attack was an especially appalling and ugly example of a pattern of outrageous and illegal behavior that goes back to the start of the coalition’s campaign in Yemen.

Posted March 30th, 2017

Saudi-Led Coalition Slaughters Refugees at Sea

There will be more massacres like this as long as the Saudi-led coalition is permitted to act with impunity.

Posted March 19th, 2017

Trump’s Foolish Budget Priorities

Trump wants to throw tens of billions at a military establishment that doesn’t need more funding while slashing funds for humanitarian aid programs that desperately need more than they get now.

Posted March 14th, 2017

The U.S. Doesn’t Benefit from the Revised Ban

Because the ban is security theater, it will achieve nothing in reality while imposing unnecessary burdens on would-be visitors and refugees.

Posted March 6th, 2017

A ‘Vital Measure’ That Is Worse Than Useless

The travel ban is an excessive and arbitrary measure designed to counter a non-existent threat.

Posted March 6th, 2017

The Revised Travel Ban Is Still Absurd and Unnecessary

The ban on nationals from these countries was and is unnecessary and driven by the most mindless threat inflation.

Posted March 2nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The duty of General McMaster. Andrew Bacevich comments on McMaster’s appointment. Does …

Posted February 24th, 2017

A Quarter-Century of Interventions

The U.S. has bombed and/or invaded another country at least once every year for the past twenty-one years straight.

Posted May 27th, 2015

Remembering the Disgraceful Libyan War

The supporters of this disgraceful and unnecessary war have faced no backlash or much serious criticism.

Posted February 18th, 2015

The Beirut Bombing, 30 Years Later

Christopher Dickey reflects on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the …

Posted October 23rd, 2013

The “Aspin Doctrine”

Doyle McManus responds to the Syria news a little too glibly: That’s …

Posted June 16th, 2013

Kristol’s Bizarre History Lesson

There’s a lot wrong with this Bill Kristol article, but this line …

Posted March 18th, 2013