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For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton called it his Third Law of Motion. The CIA calls it “blowback.”
In the first of a six-part video series on U.S. foreign policy and blowback, Mehdi Hasan shows how drone strikes create more enemies than they kill.
In the second episode of his six-part series on blowback, Mehdi Hasan shows how George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq led to the birth of ISIS.
In the latest episode of Mehdi Hasan's series on blowback, how the CIA's toppling of Mohammad Mossadegh led to the Islamic revolution in Iran.
Key figures in Al Qaeda were tortured before turning to violent extremism. Even U.S. military officials admit that torture is counterproductive.
Hamas wants to destroy Israel, right? But as Mehdi Hasan shows in a new video on blowback, Israeli officials admit they helped start the group.