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Cost of New US War Front is Over Half a Billion Dollars–A Good Use of Public Funds?

An editorial today from the New York Times raises the issue of the cost of war to US taxpayers and the radically undemocratic processes by which the US is committed to ongoing planetary warfare in the 21st century. The Times: … Continue reading

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Iraq War–From “Six Weeks” to War-Without-End

Murtaza Hussein makes the salient point that the US is still seeing military deaths over the Iraq War and its consequences. George W. Bush, and those who brought us that war, over utterly false pretenses, are responsible for all the … Continue reading

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Obama, how’s the Nobel Peace Prize working out?

Recent accomplishments: Assassinating an American citizen by executive fiat, without judicial process. Campaign promise to close Guantanamo: now permanently annulled! War front two: Afghanistan and beyond! War front three: how many civilians can we kill in Pakistan and Yemen with … Continue reading

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Obama the big spender

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Obama, the Zionist extremist

Obama gave a speech at the UN on the subject of Palestinian statehood. A number of commentators have pointed out that Obama’s position regarding the matter is now more extreme than that of the majority of Israeli citizens. Here are … Continue reading

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The Debt “Crisis” and what it means

The debt crisis is pulling me out of my hiatus. There is much to say, but here are the basics. 1. This is a false crisis. If you yell fire, people will panic and do things they otherwise would not. … Continue reading

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Glenn Greenwald on Obama’s Civil Liberties (compared to Bush era)

Rough notes: Obama’s policies, especially regarding civil liberties and foreign policy, have been a wholescale extension, and often intensification, of Bush era policies. Even the political right has lauded Obama for having such a “strong” foreign policy. “For decades Republicans … Continue reading

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Robert Fisk is lucid on Middle East topics (2009 interview)

Some crib notes: 1. Middle East was carved up in the most artificial way after WWII; they never got a chance to have any political unity nor form their own nation-states. Hence, they revert to sectarian loyalties; either by tribe, … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech on Palestine-Israel: responses and clarifications

Obama gave a speech yesterday about the Middle East conflict in which he announced that the US was officially supporting the Palestinian 1967 borders. Is this a major push toward new solutions, or just more of the same? Some are … Continue reading

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Humanitarianism, the new code of hypocrisy

Suffice it to say that in today’s world, zealous declarations about protecting civilians and humanitarian intervention is the newest cipher for Western strategic operations. When Obama, Sarkozy, and their allies make broad claims about saving humanity from evil, they are … Continue reading

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Libya intervention, Obama hypocrisy

It has become clear that the UN resolution authorizing the use of force in Libya is essentially a mandate to oust Gaddafi. There are three major problems with what is going on, from my point of view. First, is the … Continue reading

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Libyan intervention: humanitarianism or imposing regime change?

Update: From aljazeera’s Libya liveblog: 4:00pm Civilians have been hit in the bombardment of sites in Libya, says Russia – which called for an immediate end to the strikes. A foreign ministry spokesman said: In that respect we call on … Continue reading

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King vs. Obama

If you have time to watch/read this video (or its attached transcript), it is enlightening and revealing. With surprising acumen, commentators compare Martin Luther King to Obama and find Obama hard to distinguish from any of his predecessors, even George … Continue reading

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