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- A chilling article on the front page of today's Washington Post reports that the White House is "<!--StartFragment -->content to see the Israelis inflict the maximum damage possible on Hezbollah," as if that will accrue some benefit for the United States in its nebulous "war on read more »
Iraq's Bloody July by Robert Dreyfuss, | July 21, 2006As hell is unleashed in a civil war, Bush refuses to see the situation for what it is. read more »
Israel's Stupid-Smart Moves by Michael Shtender-Auerbach, | July 19, 2006Israel could negotiate a cease-fire with willing Arab neighbors, but does it want to? read more »
No Law-Free Zones by Michael Posner, boston.com | July 18, 2006Three ways to tell if the U.S. is following the rule of law. read more »
Can Israel Change? by Patrick Seale, | July 17, 2006Why the current crisis proves Israel must adopt a new security doctrine. read more »
Neocons Rise From Mideast Ashes by Robert Dreyfuss, | July 17, 2006Israel may be playing deliberately into the neoconservatives' bid to dominate global politics. read more »
- I'd like to think that one of the running themes of my blogging here is that every human being is equal. Palestinian lives and deaths are just as important as Israeli lives and deaths. Iraqis' dreams and hopes for their country are equally important as Americans' for theirs. And so I wish we'd had something intelligent to say, some way to mark the violent slaughter of over 200 civillians in Mumbai. We didn't. read more »
A Legal House Of Cards by Jennifer Van Bergen, | July 13, 2006Democracy is undermined by "terror" indictments based on nothing more than talk. read more »
Letting Gaza Burn by Chris Toensing, | July 13, 2006As the fires of conflict spread to engulf Lebanon, will the United States act to prevent open war? read more »
Bad Ad, Worse Product by Tom Porteous, | July 11, 2006Instead of TV commercials denouncing terror, Iraqis need the U.S. to stop nourishing terrorism. 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.