Category Archives: US “Defense”

Iraqi universities

Iraqi universities from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) “Until the 1990s, Iraq had perhaps the best university system in the Middle East. Saddam Hussein’s regime used oil revenues to underwrite free tuition for Iraqi university students … Continue reading

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Freedom Rider: Defend Iran!

Freedom Rider: Defend Iran! Wed, 01/25/2012 – 02:04 — Margaret Kimberley oil and resource wars | Iran | Republicans | Democrats Printer-friendly version   by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley “Americans can expect to see a presidential address within the next … Continue reading

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Orwell, 9/11, Emmanuel Goldstein and WikiLeaks

Orwell, 9/11, Emmanuel Goldstein and WikiLeaks by Glenn Greenwald 21 people liked this A strikingly good piece of investigative journalism from Associated Press finds that accusations about the damage done by WikiLeaks’ latest release are — yet again — wildly overstated and without any factual … Continue reading

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They Died in Vain; Deal With It

Published on Monday, August 8, 2011 by CommonDreams.org They Died in Vain; Deal With It by Ray McGovern Many of those preaching at American church services Sunday extolled as “heroes” the 30 American and 8 Afghan troops killed Saturday west of Kabul, … Continue reading

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The administration’s stated budget priorities: cut social programs to save “Defense” (aka War)

The administration’s stated budget priorities from Glenn Greenwald by Glenn Greenwald 8 people liked this (updated below – Update II) The theory of Round II of the debt deal is that both parties will be motivated to reach an agreement in the “Super-Committee” on how to … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Playing Ball With the Pentagon

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Playing Ball With the Pentagon from TomDispatch – Blog by Andrew Bacevich Post-9/11, doesn’t it seem as though all American experience is blending into a single experience whose label is “your safety”?  Which means, in practical terms, you get poked, … Continue reading

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Warfare Without Limits: A Darkening Human Horizon

Warfare Without Limits: A Darkening Human Horizon from Richard Falk by Richard Falk There are several pressures that push war in the direction of the absolute, and imperil the human future. Perhaps, the foremost of these is emergence, use, retention, and proliferation of … Continue reading

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AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Libya and War Powers

AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Libya and War Powers from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall One Year Early, Obama’s Reelection Far From Certain “Much rumbling has emanated from the U.S. Congress on Libya—centered around technicalities around the War Powers Act [sic],” writes Pepe Escobar … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, The War on the Word “War”

Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, The War on the Word “War” from TomDispatch – Blog by Jonathan Schell [Absolute Last Chance for TomDispatch Readers: In 24 hours, your opportunity to get a personalized, signed copy of Adam Hochschild’s bestselling To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and … Continue reading

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Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, How to End the War on Terror

Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, How to End the War on Terror from TomDispatch – Blog by Karen J. Greenberg Every time we get a peek inside Washington’s war on terror, it just couldn’t be uglier.  Last week, three little home-grown nightmares from that “war” … Continue reading

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