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Cuba's Vote For President by Steven Hill, | August 18, 2006The reason we care about Castro's health lies in the strange demands of the Electoral College. read more »
After Lebanon, What's Left? by Issandr El Amrani, | August 17, 2006The moderates of the Arab world, who Washington wishes so desperately to woo, have learned a painful lesson. read more »
Flying While Muslim by Aziz Huq, | August 17, 2006The Bush administration is drawing the wrong conclusions from London's alleged terror plot. read more »
America's Eco-Refugees by Lester Brown, | August 17, 2006The post-Katrina Gulf Coast is a harbinger of how environmental changes will force humanity to migrate. read more »
Oliver Stone And The Big Lie by Ruth Rosen , | August 17, 2006What's wrong with the new "World Trade Center" movie. read more »
The Democrats' Lebanon Failure by Stephen Zunes, | August 15, 2006The Bush administration's callous Lebanon policy finds support on both sides of the aisle. read more »
- Thankfully that whole Middle East hoohah has sorted itself out, and Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians can now resume their quiet, peaceful existences. And me? I can start writing about another hobby besides counting Israeli war crimes: comic books. read more »
Panic As Policy by Erik Leaver, | August 14, 2006The British terror plot arrests underscore the failures of Bush's "war on terror"—and offer an alternative approach. read more »
'New Middle East' Out Of Control by Jim Lobe , | August 11, 2006A growing number of foreign policy veterans fear the U.S. is courting disaster. read more »
Empty Promises For Darfur by Ann-Louise Colgan, | August 10, 2006Bush talks tough yet fails to act as the cease-fire agreement in the Sudan is being shot full of holes. read more »
Top Secret America: A hidden world, growing beyond control, projects.washingtonpost.com | July 20, 2010
Say hello and welcome to America's 51st state, the state of Paranoia. Boasting a population of 854,000 and counting it is a virtual state who's main export is dubious, costly, conflicting intelligence produced by adversarial aggressive internal bureaucracies at each others throats.
How much does it cost to bankroll the state of Paranoia? Who knows? Who cares? more »
Defense Contractor: It’s ‘Important’ That Taxpayers Keep Wasting Money On Weapons System Nobody Wants , wonkroom.thinkprogress.org | July 8, 2010
Last month, the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization, including funding for a second engine for the F-35 fighter jet that the Department of Defense has repeatedly said it doesn’t want. more »
The torture memos show how illegal wars turn even the nicest people bad, The Guardian | February 11, 2010
UK Iraq inquiry: senior Government lawyers thought war unlawful, telegraph.co.uk | January 26, 2010
Voices drowned out by the clamour for war are speaking aloud once more. Their accusing echoes will be America bound. Soon. more »
Soviet lessons from Afghanistan , BBC News | December 12, 2009
This BBC article remembers the fate of the Soviet forces in Afghanistan; the reasons for their failure and the merciless bloody carnage they inflicted. Afghanistan was a corrupt quagmire when the Soviets went in and it was a corrupt quagmire when they left.
The US, Britain and NATO should think very hard on the knowledge.
Blair 'was told Iraq had disarmed - but still went to war', independent.co.uk | December 8, 2009
Sir John Scarlett, who was the head of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the run-up to the war, said that two reports received in March 2003, which suggested that Iraq's weaponry had been taken to pieces, were sent directly to the former prime minister. He also said that Mr Blair was made aware of doubts over Saddam's access to needed warheads...
Obama Quietly Backs Renewing Patriot Act Surveillance Provisions, alternet.org | November 28, 2009
Welcome home, war , atimes.com | November 17, 2009
In his approach to National Security Agency surveillance, as well as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) renditions, drone assassinations, and military detention, President Barack Obama has to a surprising extent embraced the expanded executive powers championed by his conservative predecessor, George W Bush. more »
How the US army protects its trucks – by paying the Taliban, The Guardian | November 12, 2009
Students Who Exposed 30-Year-Old Wrongful Conviction Being Targeted By DA , alternet.org | November 10, 2009
Yes this is America, land of the free and home of the brave and..... the victimised.
The razzamatazz of the constitution and the red, white and blue of old glory are shed like a snakes skin upon the alter of injustice and abuse of law by its own officers.
Who cares about what America stands for anymore?
Wave the flag and be damned.