Articles by Nicolas J S Davies

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The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law
Nicolas J S Davies | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2019

11 Mar 2019 – The world faces many overlapping crises: regional political crises from Kashmir to Venezuela; brutal wars that rage on in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia; and the existential dangers of nuclear weapons, climate change, and mass extinction. The underlying crisis of legitimacy and authority that makes so many of our problems almost impossible to solve is the conflict between U.S. imperialism and the rule of law.

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America’s Renegade Warfare
Nicolas J S Davies – Consortium News, 20 Nov 2017

Claiming the right to launch preemptive wars and fighting an ill-defined “global war on terror,” the U.S. government has slaughtered vast numbers of civilians in defiance of international law.

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Why Do Civilians Become Combatants In Wars against the U.S.A.?
Nicolas J S Davies | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

The Center for Civilians in Conflict published the results of interviews with 250 people who joined armed groups in Bosnia, Somalia, Gaza and Libya. One of its main findings was that, “The most common motivation for involvement, described by interviewees in all four case studies, was the protection of self or family.”

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Delusions of Worthy Wars
Nicolas J S Davies | PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2016

When we compare our military spending to that of other countries, we are outspending the next 9 military powers in the world, and we are single-handedly spending more than 180 less militarized countries combined. Clearly it has not enabled the U.S. to win any wars. The only wars we have won since WWII were over tiny Grenada, Panama, Kuwait and Kosovo. Hillary Clinton derided those operations as “splendid little wars” in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, as she urged more ambitious uses of U.S. military force.

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Escalating U.S. Air Strikes Kill Hundreds of Civilians in Mosul, Iraq
Nicolas J S Davies, PeaceVoice – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 May 2016

The war commander, Lt Gen McFarland, now orders air strikes that are expected to kill up to 10 civilians without prior approval from U.S. Central Command, and U.S. officials acknowledge that air strikes are killing more civilians under the new rules. The fundamental contradiction of the militarized “war on terror” is that U.S. aggression and other war crimes only reinforce the narratives of jihadis who see themselves as a bulwark against foreign aggression and neocolonialism in the Muslim world.

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