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Archive for June 2010

Israel will “probably strike Iran”

June 30, 2010

As unconfirmed reports of an imminent Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities pick up steam in the Middle Eastern media, a US-based strategic intelligence company has released a chart showing US naval carriers massing near Iranian waters. Reports of mass movements of Israeli and US naval warships have been circulating through the media for weeks. […]

The economic effects of Israel invading Iran

June 30, 2010

Pravda’s take on warships looming around Iran: Israel will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, and Iran is absolutely determined to continue developing a nuclear program. War between Israel and Iran would not just affect the Middle East – it would have staggering implications for the rest of the globe. 1) The Price Of […]

Army Specialist Bradley Manning

June 29, 2010

The US Army is still holding Specialist Bradley Manning incommunicado in Kuwait, under charges of leaking to WikiLeaks a video of Apache helicopter pilots gunning down two Reuters cameramen and a number of Iraqis in a Baghdad neighborhood. WikiLeaks has arranged for three pro-bono lawyers to assist Manning in his case. However, Manning must request […]

The Afghanistan War Nightmare

June 28, 2010

The war in Afghanistan cannot be won and the country as a whole does not support it. There is no evidence at all that counterinsurgency will work in Afghanistan. It’s not working now. And even if we managed to put all the proper pieces together, the fiercest counterinsurgency advocates in the military will tell you […]

The Gulf Oil Spill and the Capitalism in all of us

June 27, 2010

Like any good apocalyptic vision of self-wrought hell, the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history has its inherent poetry. It’s not just the incredible photographs of the spill that are, in turns, heartbreaking, stunning, otherworldly and downright Satanic in their abject revulsion. It’s not just the statistics that tell us how many millions of gallons […]

‘Obama Sliding Time’ Table on Afghanistan Withdrawal

June 25, 2010

A day after replacing the top American general in Afghanistan, President Obama said that U.S. troops could remain in significant numbers in the country well after his withdrawal timeline begins next summer. Though his plan calls for the start of a troop withdrawal in a year, “We did not say, starting in July 2011, suddenly […]

The effect of firing Stanley McChrystal on the Afghanistan withdrawal

June 24, 2010

President Obama may have saved his reputation as commander-in-chief by firing Stanley McChrystal, but he deepened his Afghan quagmire by choosing David Petraeus as the replacement. A measure by Rep. Jim McGovern, which requires an exit strategy including a withdrawal timeline, awaits House action after the Senate killed an identical bill by Sen. Russ Feingold […]

The giant scab of the Israel-Palestinian conflict

June 23, 2010

Why do I [in England] take such an interest in the Israel-Palestine conflict? Where does my disproportionate interest come from, considering that other conflicts around the world are equal or worse in their unpleasantness? Why am I not so worked up about Zimbabwe? North Korea? Sudan? Tibet? Burma? Comments posted on the internet by Israel […]

Those advocating war assume a moral responsibility for its innocent victims

June 22, 2010

If we knew  about the innocent men, women and children our leaders kill [during the course of a war they declare], would it matter? Does it matter that those who justified the Iraqi invasion in the name of the people of Iraq have largely ignored their unimaginable suffering under U.S. occupation, as more than 5 […]

The U.S. funding enemies to maintain trillion dollar War Racket

June 21, 2010

The reasons behind the seeming addiction to U.S. wars is as easy to 1, 2, 3 … #1) Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: […]