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Posts Tagged ‘terrorists

Why do they hate us

June 6, 2012

Americans ask, “Why do they hate us?” Stephen M. Walt, Harvard professor of international relations, suggests: Remember the Golden Rule? “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I’ve been thinking that Americans ought to reflect a bit more on the long-term costs of our willingness to do unto others in ways […]

Privacy of communications and entrapment of terrorists

March 24, 2012

Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi writes: Americans … should be concerned by the repeated entrapment of so-called terrorists, first of all because the process reveals that our private communications are no longer very private. Second, the law enforcement use of a planted informant to encourage and enable someone to commit a crime used to be […]

Ron Paul Thoughts on Occupation

October 26, 2011

“Imagine armed Chinese troops in your city.” –Ron Paul Imagine for a moment that somewhere in the middle of Texas there was a large foreign military base, say Chinese or Russian. Imagine that thousands of armed foreign troops were constantly patrolling American streets in military vehicles. Imagine they were here under the auspices of “keeping […]

Iranian terror plot reads like a Hollywood script

October 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two men working for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s U.S. ambassador, and bomb Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C., and Buenos Aires. An opinion by Maidhc Ó Cathail: In his latest piece, Justin Raimondo asks some of the questions […]

US plotting to take out Pakistan Nuclear Arsenal?

October 3, 2011

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has provided a tough and undiplomatic answer to the senior US authorities, in fact, accusing the U.S. intelligence agencies of committing a series of terrorist attacks against U.S. facilities in Afghanistan to write it off to Pakistan.

 Earlier, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Admiral Mike […]

9/11 made the US into what we loathe

September 12, 2011

Veteran correspondent Chris Hedges reflects on the 10 years since 9/11: Reporters in moments of crisis like 9/11 collect data, facts, descriptions, basic information, and carry out interviews as swiftly as possible. We make these facts fit into familiar narratives. We do not create facts but we manipulate them. We make facts conform to our […]

Jon Stewart on American tolerance and turning our backs on hate

October 31, 2010

Assisted by a colorful cast of characters, Comedy Central funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held a raucous rally on the National Mall. Amidst all the hilarity, the “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” carried a message about Americans turning their backs on hate and working together to make the world a better place. “The […]

The Difference between Iranian Torture and American Torture

August 4, 2009

The New York Times reported “mass trials” of Iranian dissidents and recounts the horrors: legitimate demonstrators were accused of terrorism; they were shackled in the courtroom, dressed in gray prison uniforms, deprived of legal counsel, and even of information about the exact nature of the charges against them. Most alarmingly, the confessions of the accused […]